Excelsior University Partners with CDPHP for National Nurses Week  

Sponsorship support from CDPHP® will help fund Excelsior nursing scholarships and a May 8 webinar discussion focused on different ways for nursing students to utilize their degrees 

Pictured: Renée Golderman, chief quality officer for CDPHP (left), and Kathleen Mattice, chief clinical officer at Community Care Physicians (right).

ALBANY, N.Y.  – In honor of National Nurses Week, Excelsior University is pleased to partner with Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP®) to support nursing education. A philanthropic donation from CDPHP will help underwrite Excelsior nursing scholarships. In addition, CDPHP will partner with the University to host a webinar panel discussion titled “Different Ways to Use Your Nursing Degree” on Wednesday, May 8. Presented by Excelsior’s Office of Alumni Engagement in collaboration with CDPHP, the free event takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is open to Excelsior students, alumni, and the general public. Register to attend here 

The panel features Capital Region health care leaders Renée Golderman, chief quality officer for CDPHP, and Kathleen Mattice, chief clinical officer at Community Care Physicians. Discussion topics will include the health care industry, the field of nursing, and the various career paths students with nursing degrees can pursue. A question-and-answer session with the panelists will follow the formal discussion. The panel will be moderated by Robin Goodrich, executive dean of Excelsior’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Steven Marciano, second vice president of Excelsior University’s Alumni Leadership Council and manager of business operations for St. Anthony’s Hospital Morton Plant North Bay Hospital at BayCare Health System in Florida. 

“CDPHP is proud to collaborate with Excelsior University to encourage and support the next generation of nurses,” said Renée Golderman, chief quality officer for CDPHP. “Nursing is a meaningful and rewarding career that offers so many benefits – from personal fulfillment to career growth opportunities to ensuring our communities live longer, healthier lives. I continue to recommend nursing as a profession and have yet to find another career choice that allows the flexibility and possibilities that nursing does. The sky is the limit and nurses make the difference.”

Golderman has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. She provides the strategic leadership needed to design, implement, and manage vital quality improvement programs at CDPHP.  

Mattice has held progressive leadership positions in health care since 1988. She is the senior vice president of clinical operations at Community Care Physicians, the largest independent multispecialty medical group in the Capital Region. 

National Nurses Week was established by the American Nursing Association in 1990 and is celebrated every year from May 6-12. This annual week of recognition is an opportunity to highlight the stories of our nation’s nurses and thank them for their service and dedication. 

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Excelsior University is an accredited, not-for-profit online institution focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. Excelsior contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity.