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Archive for the ‘Inspiring Stories’ Category

Lessons on learning from CMSA

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Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Inspiring Stories, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Lessons on learning from CMSA Last week another NShore advocate, Sarah Valek, and myself had the opportunity to attend the Case Management Society of America’s national conference in downtown Chicago. What an amazing event made possible by an... Continue Reading »

Adovate Q&A — Sarah Valek

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Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Something New, Tips & Resources

Sarah F Valek, RN MSN MBA, is a dedicated RN with 18 years experience in cardiology, pediatrics and healthcare management. She found her passion for advocacy early on in her career and understands the challenges patients face in today’s complex... Continue Reading »

New Advances in the Treatment of Strokes

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Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Inspiring Stories, Something New

The University of Kentucky may not have made it as far as they would've liked in March Madness, but they're making huge strides in other areas that are even more important Right now, the 3rd leading cause of death in America is medical error. The... Continue Reading »

Get to Know Your Advocate – Sibyl Yau

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Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Q: Let’s start with the obvious; what you drew you to patient advocacy? A: I’m an only child and my parents were older when I was born. My mother was 36 when she had me, so I grew up with older parents who had healthcare issues. I became a... Continue Reading »

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 »