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

Let 2016 be the Year of Nursing!

By Martie L. MooreVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

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Just imagine you log onto Facebook and there is a page followed by every single nurse in the United States, aligning nurses through social media as the largest group of professionals in healthcare. Someone posts a picture of a hand touching another hand with the caption, “How do we define nursing in 2016?” Suddenly the Facebook page is on fire. … Read More

Emotional Intelligence & Interpersonal Skills are Underlying Causes of Key Issues

By Beth BoyntonVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment

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Healthcare is rich with human interactions and relationships.  Whether inter-professional or therapeutic in nature, our relationships influence our communication, teamwork, cultures and systems.  When this ‘soft’ skill set is healthy, the influence is more likely to be positive.  When it is limited or dysfunctional, the outcomes can be catastrophic. There are links between such ‘soft’ skills and serious, persistent, and … Read More

How to Help Others Help Themselves

By Martie L. MooreVoices From The FieldLeave a Comment


The most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook for the nursing industry revealed that there were more than 2.7 million registered nurses in 2012. From now through 2022, the number of jobs expected to become available in nursing will increase at an astonishing rate of 19 percent. From now through 2022, nursing jobs expected to become available will … Read More