When Life Hands You Lemons…

… Learn from them.  View from hospital number “I’ve lost count.” It has been a rough year.  Not for OCN, but for me personally. Since January of this year, I’ve rushed to the emergency room of four different hospitals on six occasions....
Stress, Resilience and Mindfulness

Stress, Resilience and Mindfulness

by Dana Bjarnason, RN, MA, CNA, PhD Resilience has been described as the process of adapting in the face of adversity and becoming stronger after something bad happens. In addition to innate qualities that support resilience, research has demonstrated that there are...
Member Spotlight: Renee Menkens

Member Spotlight: Renee Menkens

Meet Renee Menkens, MS, RNC, the OAC’s Second Breakthrough Leader of Nursing and Advocate for Rural Health By Kate Kaznowska Renee Menkens, MS, RNC,  has been a part of the Oregon Action Coalition Steering Committee for the last three years.  By being a part of...

Member Spotlight: David Silva

By Colin Berry A father of two, David Silva brings two key qualifications to his position on the Oregon Action Coalition Steering Committee: Deep experience in OHSU’s ambulatory/outpatient surgical unit and, as a DNP candidate, the perspective of a graduate student...
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