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Care More Spotlight: Compassion in Correctional Nursing
When choosing a career in nursing, it would be inaccurate to think that there are a limited number of practice settings to choose from. Certainly, nurses can choose to work in a hospital setting or a doctor’s office, but there are so many other options such as working in schools, urgent care, and community clinics, correctional facilities, home health, and more.
By Supplemental Health Care Sep 10, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Traveling and Growing as a Nurse
Like so many labor and delivery nurses, Brian Pruden appreciates the fact that his job allows him to have a front-row seat as new life is brought into the world.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 21, 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
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
Care More Spotlight: Undeterred by the Pandemic
Over the past several months, we have all read about and heard stories of the incredible work being done by healthcare professionals around the country and world. They are on the front lines of our battle against the COVID-19 virus. For SHC’s April Care More Spotlight, we are recognizing one of those healthcare heroes who has gone above and beyond, not only during the pandemic but throughout her entire career. Glynis is a Certified Respiratory Therapist and has been on assignment at a state..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 23, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Discovering Her True Calling
Like so many of us, Tina Kollar spent her college years trying to figure out what her career path might look like. She had always been interested in working with children, and one of her jobs in college was teaching classes in sports and gymnastics at a local recreation center. During this time, she found that working with the children was rewarding and gave her a sense of fulfillment, so she knew that her future would involve continuing that work.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 12, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Turning a Tragedy into a Career
On a Thursday morning, October 12, 2000, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS Cole was bombed in a terrorist attack. Seventeen sailors lost their lives, and another 39 were injured that day. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Sonar Technician Jennifer Kudrik sprang into action and began triaging her fellow shipmates who were injured in the bombing. With no formal medical training, Jennifer took direction from a fellow sailor who had healthcare training and did everything she..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 20, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Finding a Happy Home
Brianna Perry originally graduated from college and started her career in the corporate world, but always felt like she was meant to be doing something else. After a year, she decided she had to go back to school and pursue a career in healthcare.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 22, 2020
Care More Spotlight: Selfless Concern for Others
One can never question Sister Mary Teresa Morris’ commitment to her nursing craft. She worked her way through St. Margaret School of Nursing as a nurse aide and surgical technician. She then earned an Associate of Arts in English from Donnelly College, her BSN from Missouri Northwest, and later a Masters in Adult Education at Pittsburgh State, and a Master of Public Health at St. Louis University.
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 23, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Advocating for Those in Need
As a nursing professional, sometimes the most important job you have during a shift is advocating for your patients. When someone is ill or injured, they may not have the ability to advocate for themselves, and that is where our Care More Spotlight recipient, Lisa Rodgers steps in. Lisa has been a registered nurse for eight years and has been traveling as an emergency department RN since 2013. As a traveler, Lisa has worked in 11 different emergency departments across the United States, and she..
By Supplemental Health Care Dec 3, 2019
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