Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates is a proud gold-level sponsor of the new feature-length documentary NURSES If Florence Could See Us Now. The film offers a rare glimpse into the complex and challenging world of nursing through the eyes and words of more than 100 nurses in nine states. View a trailer of the film. The world premiere of NURSES If Florence Could See Us Now will take place in Los Angeles on October 11.
The star and host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz, was the featured speaker at the Virtua's 8th Annual Women's Health Symposium on September 15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. He spoke on "Tips for Women: How to Stay Youthful, Healthy and Vital." Among the hundreds on hand to hear his speech was Guardian Nurses President Betty Long. Previously a guest on "The Dr. Oz Show," Long chatted briefly with Dr. Oz about healthcare topics of mutual interest during a break in the syposium program.
Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates President Betty Long was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Registered Nurses Association in Michigan Conference. Long shared six lessons from Florence Nightingale’s career that could be utilized by today’s nurses as they advocate for patients. To honor Nurse Nightingale, Long dressed as the historic figure.
Guardian Nurses President Betty Long recently reconnected with Dr. Mehmet Oz, famous nationally for his syndicated TV program, “The Dr. Oz Show,” when he brought his “15-Minute Physical” event to Philadelphia on May 19.
Held at Temple University’s Health Sciences Campus, the event’s promise of a free screening for heart disease and diabetes attracted a capacity crowd of 1,000 people, some from out of state.
At the event, Dr. Oz reconnected with Betty Long, who was a guest on his show the year before, in March 2011. As he talked with people about health issues detected in the screening, he advised them to follow up with their primary healthcare provider.
When people expressed frustration about dealing with the healthcare system, or said they were unable to access healthcare services, Dr. Oz introduced them to Long. If she was busy with another patient, Dr. Oz handed them Long’s business card and suggested they contact Guardian Nurses for assistance.
Two of the patients Long is assisting as a result of Dr. Oz’s referrals are a Philadelphia woman in need of specialized cardiac follow up care and a Bronx, NY woman in need of prompt treatment for her high blood pressure and diabetes.
Founder and President Betty Long was named one of the 2011 Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Long and 24 fellow honorees will be profiled in the November 25 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal. An event saluting the winners will be held on November 29 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Click here for more information about the event.
Nurse Advocate Joanne Simone was named the Patient Advocate of the Year by Dorland Health and the Professional Patient Advocate Institute.
Nurse Advocate Joanne Simone was featured in a WHYY Health and Science Desk story about patient advocacy. Click here to read Taunya English’s article or listen to her radio piece.
Founder and President Betty Long was featured on a recent episode of Executive Leaders Radio. Click here to listen to her interview.
Here's a gentle suggestion from your friends at Guardian Nurses: please learn about the details of the healthcare reform bill so that you can understand what it provides and how it helps. Judge it on merit and service rather than politics.
Guardian Nurses Founder Betty Long was invited by Dr. Mehmet Oz to participate as an expert on the Sharecare website. Sharecare is an interactive social Q&A website created by Dr. Oz and Jeff Arnold. Leading physicians, nurses, hospitals, clinics, authors, healthcare companies and non-profits connect, interact and share their collective expertise encouraging consumers to ask, learn and act upon questions of health.
Philadelphia patient advocate Betty Long appeared as a guest on the ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ March 3.
Betty Long included in NPR's Marketplace Money November 19th show on health care. Long was included for her pioneering work in the growing field of health advocacy. Here is a photo of Long with host Tess Vigeland at the local WHYY event in Philadelphia.
Guardian Nurses celebrates 7 years! Founded in October of 2003, the organization has continued to grow as it has provided compassionate, personal advocacy and care management services to thousands of patients and their families.