LCCC nursing department hosts IPEC summit


The Luzerne County Community College nursing department from the Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the Francis S. and Mary Gill Carrozza, R.N. Health Sciences Center recently hosted the ninth annual Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA-IPEC) Collaborative Care Summit.

More than 100 students and faculty facilitators from 10 colleges and universities representing various areas of health care were in attendance. Students worked in small groups with a faculty facilitator to learn the importance of a collaborative approach to safe, effective patient care. Students also learned how to perform with a team and to communicate with team members regarding each person’s role for the patient.

Shown are, from left, first row: Karen Noss, LCCC; Lauren Murphy, Geisinger; Christina Simon, LCCC; Angela Jones, Wilkes University; and Amy Brzoska, King’s College.

Second row: Michelle Sanford, Messiah College; Rachel Yenkowski, King’s College; Pam MacNeely, King’s College; Peggy Sosnak, LCCC; Julie Cleary, LCCC; and Shannon Mastellar, Geisinger Medical Center.

Third row: John Conrad, LCCC; Darin Ambosie, LCCC; Mark Ercolani, LCCC; Ed Foote, Wilkes University; and Alexandria Hollock, LCCC.