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Lessons for School Professionals from COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused many disruptions for school professionals and students this past school year. Our SHC Schools Center of Excellence decided to have a discussion with some of our own school professionals to get their thoughts and advice on the challenges they faced. Given that the 2020-2021 school year will continue to look different from years past, here is a look at some school professionals’ experiences to help navigate this changing landscape.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 9, 2020
Discover the Benefits of Correctional Nursing
Within the nursing profession there are many settings and nursing specialties to work in. Have you considered corrections? Most healthcare in the United States is provided through hospitals and clinics, so if you haven’t considered correctional nursing before, you may not realize how many benefits there are.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 1, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: Travel Nursing During COVID-19
Kandyce Nielson has been an ICU registered nurse for 5 ½ years. Although she does not typically travel for her job, she has experience with nursing in disaster relief, most recently during the California wildfires. Working in the intensive care unit, Kandyce is no stranger to crises, but when COVID-19 hit, there were even more uncertainties and challenges to deal with.
By Katie Dashiell Jun 23, 2020
Supplemental Health Care Donates to the Equal Justice Initiative in Honor of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19.  I will admit that, while I had heard of Juneteenth, until this year, I didn’t know exactly what this day was really about.  Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to proclaim that all slaves in Texas were now free.  That day was almost two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had freed all slaves; however, because Texas was the most remote of all the slave states,..
By Greg Palmer Jun 19, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Caring for Patient and Family
Crystal Sereno, RN, has been in nursing for the past 26 years. She began her career as a certified nursing assistant before earning her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2000.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 17, 2020
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Workers
Our world is constantly changing during this global pandemic. Even the known facts about COVID-19 are updating daily. Statistics are regularly being shared in the news about cases, recovery and deaths. It is causing a lot of anxiety and stress for everyone but even more for the brave healthcare workers on the front lines.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 11, 2020
Innovative Learning for School Therapy Services
Our every day lives have changed due to COVID-19 and this changing environment has come with new demands. Although difficult, we are adapting and innovating with our clinicians every day. Supplemental Health Care’s Center of Excellence has partnered with its school professionals and partners to rise to the unique challenges of this time. Together, we have continued to provide essential school therapy services through innovative learning options.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 4, 2020
Why You Should Partner with a Healthcare Recruiter
As a healthcare professional, you work hard, and long shifts don’t leave a lot of energy for job searching. Wouldn't it be nice to have an advocate on your side? Someone that can help you find or even define your next career move? Consider partnering with a healthcare recruiter.
By Supplemental Health Care May 29, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Putting Others First
Alex Rossman has been a social worker professionally for 29 years but has been advocating on behalf of others for as long as she can remember. “I’m not sure if I chose social work, or if social work chose me,” she recalls.  “I have always loved helping others, and much to the chagrin of my teachers, when I was young, I was always advocating on behalf of my fellow students.”
By Supplemental Health Care May 20, 2020
Nurse Spotlight: Shifting Focus During COVID-19
Nancy Smet has been a nurse for 44 years and has extensive experience in pediatrics and intensive care, including home care experience with children on ventilators. She recently transitioned from a one-on-one school nursing position to work on the frontlines of COVID-19 in public health. Nancy is helping to make a difference in many lives during this unprecedented time.
By Katie Dashiell May 12, 2020
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