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2014 - Congratulations To ...

Mary S. Haras, PhD, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN, Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs at Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, for receiving the ANNA Research Sharing Award (a $350 award) at the ANNA's 45th National Symposium, held in Anaheim, CA, from April 13 - 16, 2014.


2013 - Congratulations To ...

Dadi Ding, BSN, RN, CNN, who published "Perspectives and Experiences of a Nephrology Nurse on Home Hemodialysis" in the March-April 2013 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 40, No. 2, page 51).

The Windy City Chapter was awarded the 2013 National Chapter Recruitment & Retention Award, at the ANNA's 44th National Symposium, held in Las Vegas, NV, from April 22 - 24, 2013.

Also at the ANNA's 44th National Symposium, in Las Vegas, NV:
Mary S. Haras, PhD(c), APN, CNN, NP-C was awarded the
Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant (a $5,000 award)
Sponsored by Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission


2011 - Congratulations To ...

Jane Gardner, DNP, RN, who published "Striving to Be Heard and Recognized: Nurse Solutions for Improvement In the Outpatient Hemodialysis Work Environment," in the May-June 2011 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 38, No. 3, page 239).


2010 - Congratulations To ...

Windy City Chapter members participate in the annual NBC-Channel 5 Healthy Living Challenge, held at Chicago's Navy Pier on June 5 and 6th.



Sitting, from left to right: Tricia Littig and Maureen Chapman. Standing, left to right: Fran Bender, Gary Reschak, Gulcin Pucuoglu, Charlotte Szromba and team leader, Mary Haras. Not photographed were Dadi Ding and Anita Pakrasi.


The Windy City Chapter was awarded the 2009 North Central Region, Chapter of the Year Award, at the ANNA's 41st National Symposium, held in San Antonio, TX, from May 2 - 5, 2010.



From left to right: 2009-2010 ANNA President, Donna Bednarski; Chapter President, Susan Kuester; Health Policy Representative, Debra Kaiser; Treasurer, Mary Kay Larson; Secretary, Gary Reschak; and North Central Regional Vice President, Sylvia Moe.

Also at the ANNA's 41st National Symposium, in San Antonio, TX:
Jane Gardner, DNP, RN presented her poster "Nurse Solutions for Creating a Healthier Work Environment in the Outpatient Hemodialysis Setting."

Dadi Ding, BSN, RN, CNN, published "Post-Kidney Transplant Rejection and Infection Complications," in the July-August 2010 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 37, No. 4, page 419).


2009 - Congratulations To ...

Mary S. Haras, MS, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN, organized a team of chapter members and APNs to participate in the NBC-TV (Channel 5) Healthy Lifestyle Expo, held at Chicago's Navy Pier over the March 21-22 weekend. Chapter members included Tricia Littig, David Ramirez, Charlotte Szromba, Gulcin Pusuoglu, Maureen Chapman, Dadi Ding, Anita Pakrasi and Geraldine Zingraf.
Mary Haras was also interviewed by NBC-5 Health Reporter, Nesita Kwan and the interview was aired on the NBC-5 news broadcasts on March 21, 5:00 pm, 10:00 pm and March 22, 7:00 am.

Medcel Baltao, MS, BSN, RN, published her "Memories" in the March-April 2009 issue of the Neprhology Nursing Journal (volume 36, No. 2, page 162).

Charlotte Szromba, MSN, CNN, APRN-BC, published "Anemia Treatment Through the Years," in the Clinical Consult column, March-April 2009 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 36, No. 2, page 229).

Windy City Chapter members receiving recognition at the
ANNA's 40th National Symposium, held in San Diego, CA, April 26 - 29th:
Celia Chretien, MS, RN, CNN, APN, was awarded a Career Mobility Scholarship ($2,000).
Mary S. Haras, MS, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN, won the Nephrology Nursing Journal Writing Award for Education ($500).

Donna J. Calvin, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN, co-publishes "CKD Education: An Evolving Concept," in Practice Issues, in the May-June 2009 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 36, No. 3, page 317).


2008 - Congratulations To ...

The Windy City Chapter was awarded the 2007 North Central Region, Chapter of the Year Award, at the ANNA's 39th National Symposium, held in Philadelphia, PA, from April 27 - 30, 2008.

From left to right: Debra Kaiser, Health Policy Representative; Mary Kay Larson, Treasurer; Susan Kuester, President; Gary Reschak, Secretary; and Molly Cahill, North Central Region Vice President.

Also at the ANNA's 39th National Symposium, in Philadelphia, PA:
Jane Gardner, DNP, RN won the Nephrology Nursing Journal Writing Award for Research ($500).

Gary Reschak, MS, RN, CNN, as a member of the Acute Care SIG, was a contributor to the Nephrology Nursing Certification Review Guide (4th Edition), Pitman, NJ: ANNA, April, 2008.

Jane Gardner, DNP, RN, was nominated and elected to the 2008-2009 ANNA Research Committee (June 2008).

Debra Ann Kaiser, MSN, RN, CNN and Nancy Vanek, RN, CNN were appointed to the SIG Fact Sheet Task Force, August 2008.

Mary S. Haras, MS, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN published "Planning for a Good Death: A Neglected but Essential Part of ESRD Care," in the September-October 2008 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 35, No. 5, page 451).

Mary S. Haras, MS, MBA, APN, NP-C, CNN co-authored "Advance Care Planning for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - Why Aren't Nurses Mover Involved?", in the November-December 2008 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal (volume 35, No. 6, page 553).


2007 - Congratulations To ...

Windy City Chapter members recently appointed to ANNA Committees and Special Interest Groups (Spring 2007): Kathleen Kuchta, Health Policy Committee; Mary Haras, Chair, Leadership Development Committee; Gary Reschak, Acute Care SIG and Nancy Vanek, Administration SIG.

Two members published in the May-June issue (volume 34, No. 3) of the Nephrology Nursing Journal:

Jane Gardner, co-authored "The Relationships Between Nurses' Perception of the Hemodialysis Unit Work Environment and Nurse Turnover, Patient Satisfaction and Hospitalizations," (page 271).

For this article, Jane received 1 of 3 Nephrology Nursing Journal Writing Contest Awards (for Research), at ANNA's 39th National Symposium in Philadelphia, PA, April 29, 2008. The award included a plaque and $500.

Maria Karalis, co-authored "Motivational Interviewing," for the Issues in Renal Nutrition column (page 336).

Three members published in the September-October issue (volume 34, No. 5) of the Nephrology Nursing Journal:

Mary Haras provided this issue's Case Study (page 544) regarding "End of Life Issues and Advance Care Planning in the Elderly Patent."

Charlotte Szromba was our Clinical Consultant (page 551) on the "Palliative Care of Patients with CKD." and

Nancy Vanek reviewed the book (page 578) "Developing the Leader Within You," authored by David Maxwell.



2004
North Central Region
Chapter of the Year Award
Las Vegas, NV



Windy City Chapter Officers: April 2004 - March 2005, leading to the 2004 Award presented at the ANNA's 36th National Symposium, in Las Vegas, NV, April 2005:
  
President:Mary S. Haras, MBA, BS, RN, CNN
  
President-Elect:Mary Anne Folga, BSN, RN
  
Secretary:Dadi Ding, BSN, RN, CNN
  
Treasurer:Mary Kay Larson, BS, RN
  
Health PolicyKathleen Kuchta, BSN, RN
Representative:
  
Past President:Mary S. Haras, MBA, BS, RN, CNN