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Hospital of Central Connecticut nurses publish article on stroke education

[December 28 2010] - Two Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) nurses are among the authors of an article, “Primary Stroke Center Education for Nurses: Improving Core Measures”, published in the December Journal of Nursing Administration.
Kristen Hickey, M.S.N., R.N., HCC’s Stroke Program coordinator, and Denise Peterson, M.S., R.N., director of HCC’s Medical and Pediatric units and Oncology Services, helped author the article to provide healthcare organizations with a template for educating nurses on stroke care. Other authors were Cynthia Barrere, Ph.D., R.N., AHN-BC, Quinnipiac University; and Colleen Delaney, Ph.D., R.N., AHN-BC, University of Connecticut.

The article, designed to help healthcare organizations seeking Primary Stroke Center designation by The Joint Commission, describes the structure, process, and outcomes of a stroke education program for nurses.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is certified by The Joint Commission and designated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health as a Primary Stroke Center. For information on HCC’s Stroke Center, visit

Kristen Hickey, M.S.N., R.N.

Denise Peterson, M.S., R.N.