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Working Tourist: Exploring Your Options Through Travel
Lauren Brennan, MOT OTR/L, has been an occupational therapist for three years this July and has been traveling as an OT for about half as long. She is currently in Denver on her fifth travel assignment. She started in outpatient pediatrics in St. Louis, MO, and has since worked in multiple settings and traveled to four different states with no intention of stopping anytime soon.
By Carrie Hannah Apr 9, 2019
Content Adams Recognized for Excellence in Health Care
Each spring, Buffalo Business First newspaper hosts an Excellence in Health Care Awards event to recognize individuals in Western New York whose work has improved the local health care system in hospitals, labs, clinics, nonprofits, and health facilities. Supplemental Health Care is proud to announce that Content Adams, RN School Supervisor for Buffalo Public Schools was recognized at this year’s event on March 28th, at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 4, 2019
Occupational Therapy: "Living Life To Its Fullest"
Since 1980, the month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Month to coincide with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Expo. Those who have chosen occupational therapy as their career are performing a vitally important role in the lives of their patients by helping them maximize their abilities in the performance of everyday activities. Occupational therapists utilize a holistic approach in evaluating the skills and capabilities of..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 2, 2019
Care More Moment: Marissa Southards
Our new Care More Moments recognition program is focused on telling the Supplemental Health Care story through moments that truly embody our Worry Less, Care More values. We know there are so many great stories from our day-to-day interactions with healthcare professionals, clinicians, managers, and peers, along with the amazing ways our employees give back to their communities, and we want to share them with you. We have monthly award winners based on employee nominations, and a quarterly..
By Corey Wagner Mar 28, 2019
Eight Advantages of Working in Home Health Care
In the past, healthcare was administered in a limited number of settings. Care was provided in a hospital,  clinic, or doctor’s office. That may have been the case years ago, but today, clinical settings can also include minute clinics and even the patient’s home. Nursing and therapy healthcare professionals have more career choices than ever. As with any profession, there are pros and cons no matter where you work, but if you are looking for a change, it is time to consider home health care...
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 26, 2019
Working Tourist: Hiking into a New Home
Lizzie Murphy has been a travel Med Surg RN for three and half years now. She always knew she wanted to go into healthcare since both of her parents are physicians. Initially, nursing was something she could see as a career for herself because of the quality of life and schedule. Traveling for work was an added bonus.
By Katie Dashiell Mar 21, 2019
Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Travelers
Depending on what part of the country you are living in, Daylight Savings Time usually means that spring is just around the corner. Spring is a time of renewal and reminds us of the freshness and beauty of Mother Nature as she awakens from the winter slumber. Spring is also the season where busy homeowners all across the country find time to clean up around the house, organize the garage, and get ready for the warmer months ahead. It should also be a time for a little spring cleaning on your..
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 19, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Speech-Language Pathology, A Family Affair
By the time he was in high school, Brandon Buckendorf, SLP-CCC was already helping his father at his private speech therapy practice. Like many children, he dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps and build a career helping others to speak and communicate. Dr. Bob Buckendorf had carved out a very successful career in both private practice and later as the Director of Speech Pathology at Oregon Health & Sciences University.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 14, 2019
Five Reasons to Visit The "Show-Me" State
Home to large urban centers, namely St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri is a state filled with lush forested mountains, lakes, flatlands, and rivers. No matter what your passion is, from museums to hiking, or live music shows to barbecue, Missouri is where you can find it. Here are five reasons why you should plan your next travel assignment in The "Show-Me" State.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 12, 2019
Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019
Annually, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) sponsors a weeklong event during the second full week of March to raise awareness around patient safety issues. Known as National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW), the effort is designed to educate and engage healthcare professionals and the public-at-large through online web events, social media, local educational events, and posted materials. This year’s PSAW theme is “Bringing the Care Continuum Together.”
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 7, 2019