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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Oct. 27, 2011) – The Hospital for Special Care Foundation is hosting its 3rd annual Dr. Marie S. Gustin Nursing Excellence Conference entitled, "Leveraging Your Leadership Potential: Finding the Balance to Influence Others," on Monday, November 14, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center-Alumni Hall at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The hospital's partners in this annual lecture are The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University.
Dr. Marie Gustin is a distinguished educator, psychologist and former Superintendent of Schools for the Consolidated School District of New Britain. She endowed this lecture series through a major gift to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation in 2008. In making her gift, Dr. Gustin honored the memory of her parents, Susie and Charles Gustin, who in her words, "walked the path of life with courage and dignity, high principles and the spirit of generosity."
A former trustee of Hospital for Special Care, Dr. Gustin continues to serve in numerous leadership capacities within the Greater Hartford Region and beyond.
The 2011 Nursing Excellence Conference will feature nationally-known nursing experts on the subject of Leadership and Nursing Excellence. Leadership expert, Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN, Executive Editor, Professional Outreach, for American Nurse Today and former Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Management, kicks off the conference with "Lead From Where You Stand." Millie Grenough, MAT, CRS, LCSW, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, will continue the topic of leadership with "Even Leaders Need Self-Care! OASIS in the Overwhelm™: 60-Second Sanity Strategies for Busy People." Grenough has also written 10 books and is a motivational speaker that coaches people in all walks of life.
The conference will be of interest to staff nurses, charge nurses, managers, educators, administrators and other healthcare leaders. In keeping with the theme of "finding the balance to influence others," the program's objective is to inspire leadership in nursing by identifying possibilities, strategies and energizers to achieve excellence.
At the conclusion of the conference, all attendees will receive nursing educational contact hours for their participation in the educational program.
For more information on the conference, including obtaining the conference brochure, please call 860.827.1958 x5792 or visit www.hfsc.org.