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Archive for the ‘Inspiring Stories’ Category

The Hospital “Slide”

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Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Medical Error, Senior Orphans, Tips & Resources

A Five Day Story What about you has changed in the last five days? Lost a few pounds? Gone grocery shopping? Enjoyed a weekend activity? Five days doesn’t seem like very long, but in healthcare five days can bring incredible - or terrible -... Continue Reading »

Patient Advocates, a Fast-Growing Healthcare Specialty, Holds Open Symposium for All Interested

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Posted on June 18th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

About Great Chicago Advocates Greater Chicago Advocates (GCA), an association of healthcare professionals in the rapidly growing specialty of patient advocacy.  We are inviting colleagues and the general public nationwide to its full-day... Continue Reading »

Why Nurses Matter

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Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Inspiring Stories

Nurses Put Care into Healthcare This past week I had a memorable and inspiring experience.  I spoke about my role and career path as a private professional RN patient advocate to a group of graduating nurses at the College of Lake... Continue Reading »

Money, Ethics, and Healthcare

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Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy

I heard a story from a friend this week that made me cringe. A woman came to me with a plea to help her son. He had previously been admitted to a hospital with a kidney stone that was causing severe pain. The urologist had placed a stent into the... Continue Reading »