Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth receives third national Magnet designation

Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth received its third national Magnet designation Tuesday, May 16.

Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. A Magnet hospital is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution.

Shell to offer 16 weeks of paid maternity leave to employees

Shell recenly announced on its website that it will be the first major integrated oil and gas company to introduce a new global standard of 16 weeks paid maternity leave.

The move by the company appears to be a strategy to attract and keep female employees.

Huntsman presents STEM Innovation Grants to local schools

Huntsman Port Neches Operations (PNO) awarded six winning 2017 STEM Innovation Grant teacher recipients with surprise in-class visits Wednesday, May 17.

During school hours, PNO team members stopped by Port Neches-Groves, Nederland and Bridge City middle and high schools with balloons and treats and giant checks to signify the awards.

Beaumont Main Street celebrates 25th anniversary, recognizes local businesses

Around 300 people attended Beaumont Main Street’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, May 11 at the Event Centre.

The event began with a dance number from iRule Dance Studio, which was a nod to Karen Bourdier and Tim Sudela's photography exhibit Dancing Through Downtown, which will be on display at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas starting Sunday, May 21. John L. Nau, III, Chair of the Texas Historical Commission and President and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, gave the keynote address to attendees.

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