May 2017 Meeting Notes


Regional Chapter of Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants



President—Kim Churach; Vice-President—Barb Speelhoffer; Secretary-Lisa Adams; Chairperson’s listed on minutes

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tonight’s TOPIC: The Role of CyberKnife in the Modern Treatment of the Oncology Patient

SPEAKER: Dr. Michael Lambo, Radiation Oncologist & Med. Dir. Dept Rad/Onc PMMC

SPONSOR: Commonwealth Health CyberKnife: Nancie Pyne site manager

  • Minutes from previous meeting accepted motion by Cheryl Schlamb, 2nd by Teresa Holman
  • Offices that need to be filled beginning January 2018 are President and Treasurer
    • This organization is a volunteer run group, terms are 2 years, next meeting we will be taking nominations which need to be completed by September 1, 2017
  • Secretary Lisa Adams is looking for someone to complete her term d/t her work with CarePA
    • Please consider finishing Lisa’s term as secretary, the term ends December 2018
  • Volunteer at St. Agnes Nurse Center
    • Wed (4:00pm -6:00pm) & Sat (10:00am-12:00pm) 2 hours – need FNP but peds and WH also, if interested contact Barb Laverghetta at
  • MONTHLY BASKET : Cynthia MacDonald & Buffy Blunt
    • We collected $166.00 that will be donated to our OUR PAC FUND. Last month we did a 50/50 and the 50% kept went to Chestmont NPPA the other 50% went to the winner
    • Thank you Emmie Amerine for your basket donation, next month (June) donor is Diana Bragoli
    • SB 25 has PASSED SENATE! We now need to focus on CONTACTING YOUR House of Rep- HB100, this is the companion bill to SB 25, send an email, note, meet with your rep, it only takes a few minutes or a brief in person meeting. We are almost there, we need YOU to help us get our full practice authority
    • This year’s PCNP Annual Conference Nov 2-4, 2017 Winds of Change, Erie PA, there is a call for posters
  • REMEMBER in order to continue our dinner meeting we need Sponsor’s, Please see if you have reps willing to sponsor our group. We are set until Septemer, still working on October and November. If you have a lead email it to chesmont, or Kim Churach so that our meeting coordinators can reach out to the rep. We are so lucky for the work that Mary Keirsey and Amanda Loskoskie to for us.
  • Thank you for signing in our numbers came out perfect, number of dinners equaled number of guests!
  • Dues: NP’s online- you can join or renew on the Chesmont website, it will take you directly to the PCNP website where you can join. Consider signing up for automatic renewal.
  • PA UPDATES- ERIK OLSTAD-no new updates
  • MEMBERSHIP: Please get a friend to join
  • CE’S- Tricia Eckman continues to aid in sites for CEU’s opportunity
  • No New Business
  • Job Postings:
    • PMSI Cardiology AND PMSI Gastroenterology are each looking for FT NP, contact PMSI Admin office 610-327-4200
    • Brandywine Valley Cardiology is looking for FT NP to work at Brandywine Hospital go to to apply

*We usually do not have an AUGUST meeting HOWEVER, we have an opportunity to have a speaker so stay tuned*

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday June 21, 2017

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