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37 Years Later

I was a college senior, in my last semester of school, when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. She died four months later, in May. Her death changed my life because though I did graduate with a degree in Journalism, as I write this, it is 37 years later, and I have...

Guardian Nurses Gets a New HQ!

Tomorrow is move-in day to our new HQ. After 16 years of helping and supporting patients and families through the healthcare maze, we get to move in to what we'll call home. I can hardly believe it. Though we settled on the building in late February, we have been...

Saying Goodbye to Two Furry Friends.

As of this writing, my two almost-eighteen-year-old cats, Connor and Graycie, are on hospice.  Yes, hospice.  For cats. Who knew?  They've been 'on' hospice for one year as I made the decision not to hospitalize Graycie again last February after her emergent three-day...

Be a Mentor.

I guess I'm old enough now.  Old enough.  Wise enough.  Experienced enough to mentor a young person.  Though I have been coaching and mentoring nurses here in my role at Guardian Nurses for many years, I have been co-coaching a 9 year old girls' basketball team for...

Where Does the Time Go?

It has been said that if you find a job that you love, you'll never 'work' another day in your life. Thankfully, I found Guardian Nurses.  OK, well I founded Guardian Nurses, but why split hairs? I remember well the 'early days' of the company when I was supported by...

15th Anniversary Celebration for Guardian Nurses

Guardian Nurses celebrated its 15th year of improving patient outcomes and lowering healthcare costs with an anniversary party on November 10 in Philadelphia. For the 250 guests, it was a rollicking good time: a blue-and-orange signature cocktail, multiple food...

If I Win the Lottery

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot, as of this writing, is valued at $1.6 BILLION dollars.  That is A-L-O-T of money any way you slice it even after Uncle Sam takes his share. At a recent lunch, two friends and I were musing what we would do with "all that money." ...

The Pose

Have you ever noticed the 'pose' that alot of doctors, hospital administrators, and ok, alot of business people strike in photos?  You know---the one where the person is standing up, facing the camera with both arms crossed in front of them, and depending on how much...

The Men, The Mission and Me.

I was reading an article this morning that said, "Healthcare organizations need to focus more than ever on patient-centered care. Patient satisfaction metrics will play a bigger role in reimbursements as healthcare reform progresses." Hmmm, I thought, "need to focus...

“The Knick” Helps Me Appreciate Health Care Today

If you want to appreciate how far medicine and nursing have come in the last century, watch a few episodes of Cinemax's "The Knick" starring Clive Owen.  Just when I had gotten through watching PBS's "Call the Midwife" along came a recommendation from a nursing friend...

TV Should Be Relaxing, Right?

If you want to appreciate how far medicine and nursing have come in the last century, watch a few episodes of Cinemax's "The Knick" starring Clive Owen.  Just when I had gotten through watching PBS's "Call the Midwife" along came a recommendation from a nursing friend...