Moving Nurses from Hospital Rooms to Board Rooms

By Martie L. MooreVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

Nurses on boards

A recent American Hospital Association survey of more than 1,000 hospital boards found that just five percent of board members were nurses, but there is a campaign happening right now to get more nurses on boards.  The Nurses on Boards Coalition is implementing a strategy to bring the experience of nurses to governing boards and to state and national commissions with … Read More

De-Stress and Improve Communication with Medical Improv

By Beth BoyntonVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

hands in

One of the main differences between improv comedy and medical improv is how instructors use the activity.  As a communication specialist and medical improv practitioner, I’m always looking for ways to bridge activities from improv that can teach important skills. Since the holidays can be filled with stress related to high-stakes pressures of nursing work, not to mention personal and … Read More

Finding Silver Linings when Facing a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By Hollye JacobsVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

Jacobs blog 4-25-16

At Medline, breast cancer awareness is a commitment that is close to our hearts. To date, we have donated $1.7M to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. These donations have helped 670,000 women get access to screening, diagnostic and clinical procedures, including free mammograms. A portion of the donation also goes directly toward breast cancer research. But our commitment goes even … Read More