Healthcare Forum on "Pediatric Grand Rounds: Case Studies of Caring" at Southern Vermont College

January 20, 2012

NOTE: Due to weather conditions, the Healthcare Forum originally scheduled for January 26 on Pediatric Grand Rounds . . . Case Studies of Caring . . . From Sleep-over Camp to Overseas Pilgrimages has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 22.

In March, the Healthcare Forum series at Southern Vermont College will include a presentation, entitled Pediatric Grand Rounds . . . Case Studies of Caring . . . From Sleep-over Camp to Overseas Pilgrimages, by Janine Cantalupo, Nurse Manager of General Pediatrics at Albany Medical Center. The Forum will take place in the Everett Mansion Theatre on Thursday, March 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the general public is invited to this event.

Cantalupo will talk about her experience as a pediatric nurse, how she provides empathetic care to children, the benefits of therapeutic play, and how the field of pediatrics has changed and expanded. As a Nurse Manager at Albany Medical Center (AMC), Cantalupo has 24-hour responsibility, authority, and accountability for pediatric patients ranging from birth to age 21. She is also responsible for fiscal and personnel management in addition to clinical decision-making for her patients, their families, and staff.

Prior to her current position at AMC, Cantalupo held several positions at the Center including Co-Nurse Manager of General Pediatrics, Assistant Nurse Manager, and Registered Nurse IV. Cantalupo is a board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Albany. She also volunteered at the Glens Falls Medical Mission, and currently volunteers as a Camp Nurse at Double H Hole in the Woods Camp in Lake Luzerne.  

This event is the fourth healthcare forum in a series, which is sponsored by the Division of Nursing at Southern Vermont College. For more information, call 802-447-4661 or e-mail