May242010

Reston Hospital Donation Names Healthcare Technologies Innovation Lab

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By Corey Jenkins Schaut

The $50,000 gift was announced at the graduating nurses' pinning ceremony on May 12. From left to right are Robin Remsburg, associate dean and director of the School of Nursing; Cindy Glover, RN, BSN '77, vice president and chief nursing officer at Reston Hospital Center; and CHHS Dean Shirley Travis. Photo by Cable Risdon

Reston Hospital Center has donated $50,000 to Mason’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). As a result, the college will honor the hospital by naming the Reston Hospital Center Healthcare Technologies Innovation Lab.

The naming gift was announced at the May 12 graduating nurses’ pinning ceremony, which was also sponsored by the organization.

“Giving back is something important to all of us at Reston Hospital Center, but this gift is all the more special to me,” said Cindy Glover, RN, BSN ’77, vice president and chief nursing officer at Reston Hospital Center.

“As an alumna of George Mason, I’m proud to give back to a university that has helped me achieve so much in my own career and that has had such a positive impact on the nursing workforce at Reston.”

The newly named lab, which is located in Robinson Hall B on the Fairfax Campus, is used to teach classes in health care finance, statistics, health care research and nursing licensure exam preparation.

The lab contains 28 student computer stations as well as four IV/phlebotomy simulation units. The simulators allow students to virtually experience administering intravenous therapy and phlebotomy, which raises their comfort level before they perform procedures on actual patients.

“Partners like Reston Hospital Center are vital to helping us stay innovative and on the cutting edge of educational technology,” said CHHS Dean Shirley Travis.

“This gift will help our students to access contemporary educational software programs for health and human service professionals.”

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