Sue Albert, Dean of Allied Health at College of the Canyons has been named a co-recipient of the 2005 Community Commitment Award from the Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC). The second recipient is Linda Coale, Chief Nursing Officer at Providence Holy Cross Hospital. Albert and Coale will be recognized for their work developing and instituting the Associate Degree Nursing Regional Program.
Albert and Coale worked together to lead the development of an innovative program that educates nurses using video teleconferencing, an alternative method of education. The program allows one instructor to lecture from a college campus while students at different hospitals are able to watch the lecture. This provides economy, efficiency and consistency in the education of nurses.
Five community colleges and seven hospitals have joined together in a consortium and use this program to educate nursing students in the Los Angeles area.
The award will be presented on November 10 at NEVHC’s “Commitment to Care Gala,” a fundraising dinner and awards program that will raise funds for the continued support of the videoconferencing program as well as to benefit the NEVHC and its programs that provide safe, comprehensive primary health care to the medically underserved, uninsured, low-income and indigent residents of the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys.
The event will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.