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Neonatal nurse joins committee to improve neonatal care


GREELEY, Colo. (Jan. 3, 2012) — Linda McCarney, a board-certified neonatal nurse practitioner, has been named to a committee charged with overseeing educational programs to improve the care and resuscitation of newborns.

McCarney is an employee of Children’s Hospital Colorado and is contracted to work in the neonatal intensive care unit and Monfort Family Birth Center at North Colorado Medical Center. She has worked at the Greeley hospital for six years and has been in nursing for 17 years.

A project of the American Academy of Pediatrics in conjunction with the American Heart Association, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program developed to introduce concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation.

The course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitating a newborn baby. Causes, prevention and management of an infant who has severe difficulty breathing are explained so health care providers can best develop their knowledge and skills.

McCarney has been named a member of the National Resuscitation Program Steering Committee and serves as the liaison to the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. She is active in providing education to nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and other healthcare providers.

North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. For more information, visit

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