Donors Support Cutting-Edge Nursing Research

Poster-of-Distinction_web-(1).jpgTwo Goryeb Children’s Hospital nurses recently presented original research at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Nancy Salmeri, BSN, RN, a nurse navigator for the Goryeb Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center, whose position was originally funded by donors to Morristown Medical Center, presented on the benefits of home infusion therapy for pediatric IBD patients.
At the same conference, Stephanie Schuckalo, APN, pediatrics nurse practitioner, received a poster of distinction credit for her case study using the Fibroscan® – equipment that was fully funded by donors to Morristown Medical Center. Only a few children’s hospitals in the country use this device and Goryeb Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric center in New Jersey to offer the technology. Schuckalo’s research identified the causes of severe liver stiffness in 87 pediatric patients with possible non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – the most common cause of chronic liver disease in children.

For further information about the research, visit the Atlantic Health website or for more information about how you can help support Morristown Medical Center or Goryeb Children’s Hospital, visit the Ways to Give page.

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