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The Luzerne County Community College Nursing Department recently hosted the third annual Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NEPA-IPEC) student care summit. The program was a collaborative care summit between LCCC, King's College, University of Scranton, Marywood University, Penn College of Technology, Misericordia University and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). Close to 600 students were in attendance at the various sites. LCCC hosted 65 students and 14 facilitators from various health care professions. The goal of the program is to increase and improve communication between health care students. At the summit, from left, first row: Susan Koronkiewicz, Kingston, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Sandra Rochon, Mountain Top, CNS, WBGH; Sandy Hollock, Wapwallopen, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Marisue Rayno, Weatherly, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Virginia Clarke, Avoca, professor, nursing, LCCC; and Jennifer McMicken, Pharm.D., Wilkes-Barre, pharmacy practice resident, Wilkes University. Second row: Paran Mukhija, Pharm. D., Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University; Julie L. Olenak, Pharm.D., Hanover Township, associate professor, pharmacy practice, Wilkes University; Linda Szmal, Mountain Top, Mansfield University; Peggy Sosnak, Wilkes-Barre, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Dr. Deborah Vilegi-Peters, Mountain Top, dean, nursing and health sciences, LCCC; Karen Noss, Plains Township, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Pam MacNeely, Shavertown, PA faculty, King's College; and Laurie Brogan, Pittston, physical therapist, Gentiva Health Services. Third row: Nancy Glidden, Nanticoke, secretary, nursing, LCCC; Mark Ercolani, Laflin, paramedic class coordinator, LCCC; Edward Foote, Pharm.D., Trucksville, professor and chair, pharmacy practice, Wilkes University; Peter McCoshell, Kingston, medical student III, TCMC; Nick Frusciante, Edwardsville, professor, nursing, LCCC; Mary Waclawski, Nanticoke, secretary, nursing, LCCC; and Nicole Evanosky, Dallas, professor, physical therapy, Misericordia University.

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