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Nurse Spotlight June 2015
very excited to bring back our Spotlight Series
where we showcase Nurses and
This month we
start off with our
2015 Nurse Of The Year winner,
Charlotte has put
together a short video of what nursing means to
her and goes on to describe the various clinical
and non-clinical opportunities she was offered
through SNI. To watch her video, please click on
the link within the blue box below.
We are very proud
of Charlotte and how well she has represented
SNI. She is a shining example of hard work,
dedication and adaptability.
We hope you enjoy
her video and take the time to get reacquainted
with SNI and the various Nursing options that
Skilled Nursing, Inc. celebrates
National Nurses Week 2015
Announcing the 2015 SNI Nurse of the
Charlotte DeShield-Castillon, RN
Charlotte started her nursing career in 1997
after graduating from the Methodist Hospital
School of Nursing but the interesting part is
that Charlotte started as a Biology Pre-Med
Major then switched to Pre-Nursing.
We are very happy she made that decision to
follow Nursing as we do believe she is right
where she was meant to be.
Once Charlotte decided to join SNI back in 2006
she took on just about every opportunity that
came her way.
She was not shy to try something new or take on
a huge project and we were not worried about her
handling anything because she has always
provided top notch service to each client and
has won praise from everyone she has worked with
Another Nurses week has arrived and I find
myself thinking about all the different roles
nurses have played throughout the years...
At SNI alone Nurses and NPs have provided direct
care, held interim management positions, ran
units, provided home care, home infusion, filled
care coordination positions, ran clinical
trials, provided employee health services,
covered school nursing, served on transport,
performed editing for publishing companies,
supported EHR Implementations and optimization
and worked as supervisors!
Nursing truly provides a breath of opportunity
to make a difference in the world all while
earning good money and continuing to develop.
The profession is anything but stale- And so to
the nurses who have always done a great job and
take pride in being good at what you do and
helping patients and organizations heal –
Happy Nurses week – Florence would be proud- We
are too! Marty Minniti, CEO
Every day, nurses step forward embracing new
technologies, resolving emerging issues, and
accepting ever-changing roles in their
profession. They lead the way for their
patients, colleagues, organizations, and the
health care industry as a whole.
Join Skilled Nursing, Inc. in
celebrating nurses during National Nurses Week,
May 6-12, 2014.
SNI has chosen its Nurse of the Year for 2014!
Elizabeth (Betsy) Waldo-Grove, RN
Betsy first became an EMT in 1986 and soon after
enrolled in the Nursing program at Montgomery
County Community College. Her Clinical
background includes Critical Care and Emergency
Room at hospitals such as Warminster, Nazareth,
Frankford and Burdette Tomlin in NJ.
Everyone here at SNI has had a pleasant
experience working with Betsy and her reviews
from clients always top the charts! In the last
few years she has covered shifts doing Flu
vaccines, Surgical centers, Emergency Transport,
Occupational health and Home Infusion! She was
even booked 6 months ahead for a flu clinic with
a client that said they wanted nobody other than
She is well rounded, well liked and well
respected and we are proud to call her the SNI
2014 Nurse of the Year!
I asked for Strength
And was given Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom
And was given Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity
And was given a Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage
And was given Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love
And was given Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors
And was given Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted. I received everything I needed.
Dear Life-giving God, who alone have power over life and death, over health and sickness: Give power, wisdom, and gentleness to those who follow the lead of your servant Florence Nightingale, that they, bearing with them your presence, may not only heal but bless, and shine as lanterns of hope in the darkest hours of pain and fear; through Jesus Christ, the healer of body and soul, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
7/12/10- SNI obtains re-certification from the Joint Commission
"As a Nurse
Practitioner Clinical Manager at Albert Einstein
Healthcare Network, I am pleased to recommend
Skilled Nursing, Inc. (SNI) for sourcing excellent
registered nursing candidates for electronic
medical record abstraction projects.
Over the past seven
months I have been collaborating with SNI Staffing
and Search Account Manager Rosemary Keane to recruit
a robust group of registered nurses with both
clinical and informatics experience. These nurses
have proven vital to our network-wide initiative for
converting all paper charts into an electronic
medical record. I am honored to have worked with
this dedicated group of nurses and would not
hesitate to call upon SNI for more nursing
candidates for future endeavors.
Rosemary and the entire SNI staffing team
have remained proactive, responsive and committed to
our very important project. They have been a
pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them
for exceptional nursing sourcing and staffing. "
3/2014, K.L., Clinical Manager at Albert Einstein
"I will definitely let you know if we have any flu events coming up. You are my number one agency
for PA, DE, NJ." " 1/2013, G.H., Affiliated Physicians
“I wanted you to know that everything went very smoothly yesterday. Betsy is just terrific – professional, efficient and people say it is the easiest shot they ever rec’d! Bravo for a job well done, as usual! Keep up the fantastic work, we appreciate all that you do!
9/2012 K.S., Account Manager
“I wanted you to know that everything went very smoothly yesterday. Betsy is just terrific – professional, efficient and people say it is the easiest shot they ever rec’d! Am thinking we should lock into a schedule for 2013. ” Please pass on the feedback and thank Betsy, RN for a job well done! Thank you
Skilled Nursing, Inc. Staffing and Search (SNI) a Joint Commission certified staffing agency specializing in brokering registered nurses and nurse practitioners, was recently awarded a five year General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 621I contract to provide federal agencies with a range of healthcare professionals to support their staffing needs.
According to the GSA, its Schedules program “establishes long-term government-wide” contracts that allow customers to acquire a vast array of services directly from commercial suppliers. SNI will provide the GSA with top quality healthcare professionals, such as registered nurses and nurse practitioners.
SNI has been recruiting the most talented and dedicated nurses and nurse practitioners for over 30 years. We are a Service Disabled Vet-Owned small business that is privately owned and operated.
Contract # V797P-7308A
Business Size: Service Disabled Vet Owned Small Business
DUNS # 153522763
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Contact: Rosemary Keane- firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Your Thanks to World War II Vets by Watching this 2 Minute Video
This story is incredible. Share this with friends and family to remind them that every day alive in this great, free country is truly a bonus. Let’s get 50,000 views for the video by Memorial Day (May 30th) to show these living heroes, one last time, just how grateful we are for their unbelievable sacrifice. The video is a trailer to a documentary that will come out in November. The more we can show interest in the trailer (i.e. views), the more Americans will get to see the film. Time is running out: 1,000 WWII vets die every day. We are free today because of these men and women. The least we can do is watch a web video. Let’s get this mission done!
The 6,500 square foot mural is at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia.
Beneath thought-provoking soft gray panels contrasted with bright pops of color, Main Line Health Nurses Shahrzad Darvish, Joe Walsh and Deb Laumer brought to life their portraits painted in the very mural behind them.
At the Oct. 6 “The Evolving Face of Nursing” mural dedication, these three along with Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Valentine celebrated the piece that honors the role of nurses by incorporating their stories of health, healing and hope into a transformative work of art. As a mural sponsor, Main Line Health had the opportunity to include three nurses.
In front of the mural holding a poster of its entirety were (from left) Shahrzad Darvish, Nancy Valentine, Joe Walsh and Deb Laumer.
“Shahrzad, Joe and Deb represent the many strengths of Main Line Health nursing — patient centered care, prevention, critical thinking, rapid response, leadership, compassion and professional achievement,” Valentine said.
At the intersection of Broad and Vine streets in Philadelphia, the nursing mural captures the voices and images of local nurses, reflects their commitment to the people they serve and highlights their ever-evolving role at the center of health care.
The 6,500-square-foot mural is unlike any other piece of public art that has been created, according to the Mural Arts Program. Animated with lights, the mural is one image by day, and a different one by night.
The mural features one of Florence Nightingale's most famous quotes.
“How symbolic to portray the art and science of nursing into the city’s most forward-thinking and advanced mural to date,” Valentine added. “It’s also meaningful that while the artist portrayed healing, documentation and technology as the past, present and future of our profession, she also was innovative with light — a nod to Florence Nightingale — to bring out the best in the people painted in the mural.”
In Memory of our friend, Glen Lapp
Today our hearts our heavy…we received a phone call with the very sad news that one of our own Nurse Contractors, Glen Lapp, was one of the 10 member medical team killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. Arlene Medina worked with Glen through SNI on a special IT Project at Siemens Medical and we thank her for sharing the information.
Glen went to Afghanistan in 2008 on an International Assistance Mission providing eye care and medical help to Afghan families. Although Glen is a trained Registered Nurse, according to his organizations spokesperson, he was actually serving as an Executive Assistant and was the Manager of its provincial ophthalmic care program. Glen believed that all people deserved to be treated with respect and love and wanted to bring a little bit of Christ into that part of the world.
Lapp worked through SNI for many years as an ICU nurse at such facilities as Lancaster Regional Medical Center and Brandywine Hospital. Glen’s life was filled with excitement, travel, missionary work and a genuine love for people and their well-being. Glen was well respected and a top-notch clinician.
Glen was a graduate of Mennonite University and earned his nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University. He volunteered for relief efforts in New Orleans and provided nursing services throughout the years at a Native American Health Clinic in the Grand Canyon, Guatemala and Kabul, Afghanistan. Glen traveled extensively and in 2002 he spent a month climbing the mountains in Chile and another 2 months in Nepal. In 2002 he traveled across the U.S. by bicycle.
Glen was 40 years old and lived in Lancaster, PA. For anyone wishing to send cards, notes etc. his mother, Mary Lapp, resides at 934 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Mary has asked though that any inquiries be referred to the organization he last served, The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Burial details are not known at this time.
SNI sends our condolences to Glen’s family and friends and hope they find some peace at this terrible time knowing that Glen made a difference not only in his Nursing career but left his mark in many countries around the world.
Thank you for including Glen and his family in your prayers.