Employee News and Views

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:39pm

Love it or hate it, it looks like ‘The Biggest Loser’ isn’t going away anytime soon. From day one it has gotten a lot of attention and stirred up controversy. The impact has certainly been felt in the fitness industry for better or worse. It is not uncommon for those of us in the fitness industry to work with new folks that have ‘Biggest Loser’ expectations. It is important to remember that ‘The Biggest Loser’ is a TV show and a “game show” at that!  It is edited for dramatic effect.


Employee News and Views

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 10:35am

While we're treating patients, we're also documenting and researching safer, better ways to deliver medicine. Last month, our Community Regional Medical Center multidisciplinary team shared the results of this research on posters presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's  Annual Congress conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 4:26pm

It’s always great when organizations outside of our own recognize our accomplished staff. Recently Patricia Kuzmiak, RNC-NIC, CCRN, CRNI, was awarded “Top Nurse in California” honors by the International Nurses Association for her demonstrated achievement and leadership in the field of neonatal nursing and vascular access and she’s been qualified for inclusion in that group’s 2012 Edition of “Worldwide Leadership in Healthcare.” Way to go Patricia!


Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 1:38pm

Sweating. Uncomfortable pressure. Nausea. neck or jaw pain. Believe it or not, these are all symptoms of a heart attack in women. Sound like typical flu symptoms? Or maybe it sounds like stress to you? Whether it’s disbelief or lack of awareness, dismissing the symptoms of a heart attack can delay critical, life-saving actions. Being able to recognize the warning signs and act quickly, however, can save your life or the life of someone you love – your wife, daughter, mother or a friend.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:30pm

On Friday I’ll say goodbye to the most fun-loving and compassionate, yet professional boss I’ve ever worked under. Carol Vander Meer, director of Neuroscience Services at Community Regional Medical Center, is retiring after 23 years with Community. I will truly miss all of her insights and professional guidance.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:30am

Ever have one those days where the stress piles up and then life throws you a 80 m.p.h. curve ball?  I had one the other day and was lucky enough to run into one of our chaplains. I shared that things weren’t going great and he suggested we take a moment to talk and pray and push the re-set button on my day.