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Celebrate Earth Day in Your Workplace
As a healthcare professional, there are no shortages of health-related observances. One of the most important observance day for all of us, not only healthcare professionals, is Earth Day! While we are busy saving lives, we should also be prepared to do our part to save the planet! In case you weren’t aware, the 46th annual Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd, and we wanted to share a few tips that will go a long way toward reducing our carbon footprint and help us develop “greener” habits.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 22, 2019
What You Should Know About Taxes and Traveling
The month of April is usually met with renewed spirits as spring begins to bloom and everything suddenly feels fresh and new again. Unfortunately, April also contains the single most hated day of the year… Tax Day! Whether you are doing your taxes by yourself or hiring a professional, tax time is never very much fun, especially for travel nurses and therapists. Here are a few important considerations to help you make it through filing with a minimum amount of pain and suffering.
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 11, 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
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
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
March is National Social Work Month
Across the United States, in schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics, there are an estimated 682,000 active social workers working. These selfless individuals often work behind the scenes to empower and advocate for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Since the 1960s, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has designated March as National Social Work Month as an avenue to recognize and pay tribute to social workers in the US.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 5, 2019
Supplemental Health Care Best of Staffing® Winner Two Years Running
For the second year in a row, Supplemental Health Care (SHC) has been recognized by ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and for placed talent satisfaction. In partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated identifies proven staffing industry providers that are superior in service and quality as rated by the clients they serve, and the staff that they have placed throughout the year. This prestigious recognition highlights why..
By Corey Wagner Feb 26, 2019
Six Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy
One aspect of home health care that is growing without a lot of fanfare is home-based physical therapy. Like typical home health care services that support the elderly living independently longer, home-based PT is making it easier for therapy patients to receive their treatments. While there are drawbacks for in-home treatments, such as higher costs due to provider travel time and other reimbursements, many patients find that the benefits of in-home physical therapy outweigh any additional..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 19, 2019
Treat Yourself This Valentine’s Day
As a busy healthcare professional, most if not all of your energy is tied up in caring for others. Whether it is your patients at work or your family at home, your needs are usually the last priority most days. This year, use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to care for yourself. It doesn’t have to be on February 14th, as long as you take the time to treat yourself. Here are a few ways you can give yourself some “me time” as a reward for everything you do for others.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 14, 2019
The Benefits of Earning a BSN
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine raised eyebrows in the nursing community by recommending that 80% of the nursing workforce have a baccalaureate degree (BSN) by the year 2020. Back then, only half of Registered Nurses had their BSN, but over the past nine years, the number of nurses with an advanced degree has risen to an estimated 55 - 60%. Some nurses may have balked at the time and effort required to complete the necessary education to achieve a BSN degree initially, but ongoing studies..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 12, 2019