Coming Together for a Greater Good

Coming Together for a Greater Good

South of Milwaukie, Oregon, at a bend in the river that bears its name, Willamette View is a 27-acre long-term care community that provides its 480 residents a range of programs and services, residential housing, and levels of healthcare. It offers a modern fitness...
For Oregon’s Nurse Graduates, an Era Like No Other

For Oregon’s Nurse Graduates, an Era Like No Other

Natalie Herb was halfway through her last semester of nursing school at George Fox University when she heard the news: Oregon’s first COVID-19 patient was being treated at Kaiser Westside in Hillsboro. Immediately, Herb and her classmates began wondering how COVID was...
COVID-19: School Nurses Ready To Respond

COVID-19: School Nurses Ready To Respond

Last month, when the Oregon Department of Education announced its new guidelines for school re-openings, one group was listening closely: school nurses. Before the pandemic, an Oregon school nurse’s job description was already daunting. Charged with individualized...
A Workforce Under Stress: Care for our Caregivers

A Workforce Under Stress: Care for our Caregivers

PNW RNs are not OK. Is there any solution for burnout? As it enters a third surge in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic may be breaking healthcare workers. As if this writing, more than 11 million Americans have contracted the virus; reported new cases are up 77...
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