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Total Access Newsletter - March 2024

March 20, 2024
3 months ago

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Total Access Newsletter - February 2024

February 7, 2024
4 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Danielle Erickson ER RN

December 1, 2023
6 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Shirley Fertig Med Surge RN

November 3, 2023
7 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Justin Antes ICU RN

October 6, 2023
8 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Bryan Rowell ER RN

September 2, 2023
9 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Kramer, Med Surg Tele

August 4, 2023
10 months ago

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The Ones to Watch 2023: Danielle Doyle – 40 Under 40 (staffingindustry.com)

Danielle Doyle CEO, Access Healthcare LLC | 2023 Access Healthcare CEO Danielle Doyle didn’t go to nursing school with the idea of starting a company, but her experience as a travel nurse inspired her to start a firm that emphasizes equal treatment and fair compensation for nurses who travel. In 2015, she and Diego Davis, another former travel nurse and now the CFO of Access, had the idea to launch a firm that nurses would want to work with, not for. Doyle drew on her own past experiences to shape the company’s mission and set Access up for success. “I was able to start an agency where everyone is treated equally,” she says. “Access Healthcare believes all healthcare travelers should be compensated equally, independent of years of experience, specialty or recruiter.” The desire to champion others has driven Doyle more than money, and she believes many agencies put their own success ahead of advocating for their clients. “What I’m concerned about is quality of life and advocating for [traveling nurses] and helping them understand how the business works and how they’re worth more than people are telling them.” This focus on an individual’s well-being and equal treatment is the foundation of her business practices. Doyle describes the Access office culture as “rooted in respect for the individual, an incredibly hard work ethic, spiritual consciousness and an understanding that self-care and mental health are paramount, especially in today’s world.” Doyle foresees a bright future for Access Healthcare. The team is working hard to hit their goal of $100 million in revenue this year, having reached $78 million in 2022. The team is also developing new lines of business in permanent placement and locum tenens and is even working on sponsoring international travelers.

July 20, 2023
11 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Kendra Zilaitis L&D/RN

July 7, 2023
11 months ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Matthew Grapstul RN/OR

June 2, 2023
1 year ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Slavka Morrison RN/Med Surge

May 5, 2023
1 year ago

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Total Access Newsletter – April 2023

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  • April 2023

April 1, 2023
1 year ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Stephanie Warren, RN, ER

Meet Stephanie Warren, RN, ER

March 2, 2023
1 year ago

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Team Member Spotlight: Anthony Amicucci, BSN, RN

Meet Anthony Amicucci, BSN, RN

February 2, 2023
1 year ago

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New Year’s Manifestations

New Year’s Resolutions are out…. New Year’s Manifestations are in “I am going to eat healthier.” “I am joining a gym.” “I am going to quit smoking.” “I am going to take up a new hobby.” How many of these resolutions have you heard before or perhaps even said out loud yourself? The notion to improve our lives, set goals and learn from our past mistakes all sounds great when we convince ourselves that this is what we are setting out to do and we mean it this time. Why is it then that oftentimes people abandon their goals shortly after the new year starts? Why do resolutions fail when we start them with good intention? People have their own reasons, excuses or circumstances why their resolutions don’t take flight. One thing that researchers have determined is that the reason why resolutions may not be achieved is due to the unnecessary pressure that an individual may put on themselves. If things do not work out as it was planned, we may beat ourselves up for not being able to achieve the desired outcome; hence, appearing that we failed. This year, instead of focusing on pushing yourself to reach that desired New Year’s resolution, manifest it! Get out a piece of paper and write down all of the things you want to happen instead of writing down a list of things that you need to do in order to achieve a certain outcome. Manifestation works off of realistic expectations and positive energy vs. the part where you punish yourself. Every positive step that you take will bring you closer to your own individual goal. Patience is key! Success does not appear overnight; it takes time, hard work, patience, effort and a positive outlook to reap the rewards (just ask Diego and Danielle). Keep in mind that all good things take time and do not be discouraged if a goal or that want takes a little longer than you might have expected it to take. Believe in yourself; focus on the positive; visualize, give it to the universe, stay humble and grateful! As long as you are working toward bringing about positive changes in your life and in your world, you are already succeeding! “If you have a positive frame of mind, you can manifest positive things in your life.” ~ Alesha Dixon

January 3, 2023
1 year ago

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“Fore” a Cause on the Course

*as shared by Kori Hahn Cpl. Daegan Page was one of the 13 service members killed in action last August at the Kabul airport during the evacuation of Afghanistan. This hit very close to our community in Nebraska. Daegan’s dad (Greg), stepmother (Jenni) and siblings also reside at Beaver Lake. Our community rallied around the family at that time, but we wanted to continue to show our support and live life “The Dae Way”. Our local golf course, Lake Ridge, hosted the 1st Annual Cpl. Daegan Page Memorial Tournament September 18th-19th. The family, along with many Marines that had not seen each other since returning home, were at the event. It was a sight to see. Access Healthcare… proud to be a sponsor!

September 21, 2022
1 year ago

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Travelers in the News: Carmen Wilson – Surgical Technician

How long have you been on assignment with Access Healthcare? I can proudly say that I’ve been on continuous assignments with Access Healthcare since August 2020! How did you first find out about the company and why did you choose Access Healthcare as your agency? Allow me to start with the second question first, Access Healthcare was Divinely chosen for me… my very first Access Healthcare assignment came as a result of integrity, compassion, and conversation mixed with some laughs because when the need for a Surgical Technician became available, Danielle just “happened” to know the manager of the OR and I just “happened” to know the OR director and “somehow” in less than 3 weeks, I was working for Access Healthcare, that’s how Access came into my life and my desire to want to work for such an outstanding healthcare agency. Everything and I do mean everything “fit” perfectly in place for me! Have you always been a travel Surgical Technician? Not always, I’ve had staff positions over the years… however I’ve had the wonderful blessing to safely and successfully accept various travel assignments since 1994. I’ve been fortunate to have “scrubbed” cases that today are a part of evidenced-based landmark research papers, as well as, “scrub” cases that included politicians, celebrities, and athletes that came as a result of being a traveling Surgical Technician. I am esteemed to have that as part of my experience, knowledge, and education… I know that I am far more than “just a tech.” As a former staff Surgical Technician, where did you work and why did you choose to travel? I’ve held both staff and travel assignments simultaneously because travel allows for the freedom of scheduling and having a staff position kept me close to my community. For instance, having worked at the VA hospital in Philly taught me to value even greater those that served our country, and then working at Nemours Hospital formally A.I. duPont Hospital for Children taught me that strength and courage come at that youngest age imagined, and to combine these and more in my experience as a traveling Surgical Tech conditioned me to meet any challenge wherever my assignment shall take me learning something everywhere I go. What are some of the locations that you have traveled to as a Surgical Technician and do you have any favorite cities to work in? My travel assignments as a Surgical Technician have been in the Tri-State area of NJ, MD, PA, and DE. I do not have any “favorite cities” just great experiences! When you have some down time, how do you utilize it? I utilize some of my “down-time” doing various types of grief work as a Chaplain in my community. I also enjoy reading, watching cartoons, listening to music, and long relaxing drives. What is the best thing about being a Surgical Technician? For me, the best thing about being a Surgical Technician is knowing that I have a rewarding opportunity to provide exceptional care where dependability, teamwork and a desire to teach the next generation will always be in demand as medical advances in technology and skill require staying up to date in the world of Surgical Technology. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to share why I enjoy what I do as a Traveling Surgical Technician.

September 21, 2022
1 year ago

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From row homes to country barns: How this city girl came to own racehorses

by Lindsay Shindel “One day, I really want to own a racehorse” my now husband said to me when we first met 12 years ago. It was our third date, and I nodded, thinking to myself, that’s great for you! I always thought horses were beautiful animals, from afar. Didn’t give it a second thought. Fast forward to June 2014. My husband, Pete, and I had been married for 2 years, and the discussion of owning a racehorse came up…again. Growing up, Pete loved watching the races with his dad, and was fascinated by how the horse racing world worked. I knew nothing about horse racing, so he taught me a few things. He explained that a thoroughbred horse is used for racing. He showed me a condition book, which is a book with a schedule of races. Then he showed me how to use the book to pick and choose which horses would be winners. After learning more about the sport, I said ok, let’s do this! Finding a horse wasn’t difficult. Finding a horse that had the makings of a winner, that was the hard part. Pete did a lot of research, and found what he decided was the perfect horse, named Allie, at a farm in Delta, PA. Allie was a beautiful dark bay 2-year-old Filly. She had the biggest eyes, and an even bigger personality. Pete had checked her breeding, and she was exactly what he wanted. As Pete was chatting with the owner of the farm, I ventured around the barn, looking at the other horses. As I was walking, I heard one of the horses throwing a fit in her stall. She was a gorgeous Chestnut Filly named Penny. She was feisty, silly and made me smile. My husband took one look at me with her, and asked “how much for two horses?” Since that day, we have grown our little horse racing hobby from 2 horses to 18. We have attended both live and online horse auctions. We went through a few trainers until we found the right one to work with us. Allie (her race name was Rowd E. Allie) ended up being our most successful horse, with a career of 7 first place finishes, 2 second place finishes, and 1 third place finish. Penny only raced a few times but got injured. Both Allie and Penny are now both retired Mares and living their best lives on a farm in Maryland. We try to visit them every other weekend. Owning horses isn’t easy, they are extremely fragile animals. Each one of them has their own personality. I often refer to them as humungous dogs. They love to give kisses, play, get scratched, and give hugs. I honestly can’t imagine life without our gentle giants.

September 15, 2022
1 year ago

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PASKO SA PINAS! (Christmas in the Philippines)

*story contributed by Marigold Sumaoang MERRY CHRISTMAS! TOO SOON? Not when you’re in the Philippines! Filipinos takes the phrase “Christmas season” to a different level, the 1st of September marks the start of the Yuletide season or best known as the BER-months (SeptemBER to DecemBER), when decorations are put up and Christmas carols are played in shopping malls, radios and it jingles all the way up until the Feast of the Three Kings in January. There’s no textbook explanation for why we celebrate Christmas so early, there are hundreds of theories, but we’ll leave that topic for another time. The long festival days are associated with many unique Filipino traditions, here are some: Approximately 80% of Filipinos are Catholics, and celebrating Christmas definitely involves religious activities. Influenced by the Spaniards there’s the “Simbang Gabi” (Dawn Mass) or popular by its Spanish name “Misa de Gallo”. It’s a series of nine dawn masses on the days leading up to Christmas. It starts on December 16th until Christmas Eve. As we continue this tradition, many Filipinos credit Simbang Gabi with the belief that when they complete the entire series of nine dawn masses, it is said that their wishes will be granted. Most sought-after seasonal Filipino delicacies – Bibingka (Rice Cake) and Puto Bumbong (purple steamed rice cake cooked inside a bamboo tube), often sold outside Churches during the Simbang Gabi. Parol or Filipino Christmas Lantern – It is a star-shaped lantern which is the iconic symbol of Christmas in the Philippines. It is typically being hanged outside Filipino houses. Most of the children go from house to house singing Christmas carols for the residents. This is known as the “Caroling” as it is known in the US and other countries. BUT- these carolers have homemade instruments made from cola bottle tops or biscuit tins. Speaking of creativity, right? Noche Buena- In Spanish-speaking countries as well as the Philippines, Noche Buena refers to Christmas Eve and the feast before Christmas. It’s the highlight of the Christmas celebration, the food prepared and severed are diverse. While holiday meals are ubiquitous, Filipino Noche Buenas are typically shared with family and neighbors. Christmas Parties Galore- who says eating stops after Noche Buena? Filipinos love to have a good time with their friends and loved ones, and Christmas is one of the best excuses to throw parties, unli food? drinks? karaoke anyone? Don’t bother with the futile attempt to stick to your diet – it’s not happening, trust me! Christmas in the Philippines is all about families. It’s a time for reunions – meeting relatives and friends you may not have seen in a long time. Almost all Filipinos, especially those working or living abroad, return home during Christmas, braving the crowded airports as families and friends gather to celebrate. Filipinos’ strong sense of family and the preservation of bonds make Christmas the perfect time to share love and blessings. It’s almost always a Merry Christmas in the Philippines. Circumstances may be challenging at times, families may not always be complete, some may even have to work on Christmas eve, but certainly, Filipinos know how to see the light in Christmas. This is why even Filipinos abroad would agree when I say “Iba talaga ang pasko sa Pinas!” or Christmas is indeed different in the Philippines. I guess the next question would be, why do Filipinos start celebrating the Holidays in September? Filipino are very family-oriented, if you end up in the presence of Filipinos for an extended period of time, you can expect the visitor hospitality to turn into genuine familial love, having said that, once an honorary member of a Filipino family, you can also expect to be invited to all of their fun and food filled gatherings. The holiday season’s long celebration boils down to the people’s love of family and friends, love of celebrations and the core Filipino trait of optimism, humor, positivity and “pakikisama” (getting along with each other).

September 1, 2022
1 year ago

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AHIOAS provides access to basic health services via its Community Outreach Program

In the Philippines, access to the basic medical services remains a challenge especially in rural areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a burden to this ongoing struggle creating more limitations for people to avail of simple yet critical health services. AHIOAS, being a company that is sensitive to the needs of the community, heeded to the call. On June 23, 2022, the AHIOAS team set up a mini medical mission in San Lorenzo, Tabaco City, Philippines and offered free blood pressure and blood sugar tests to some 50 members of the community. AHIOAS CEO Josephine Smith personally conducted the testing among the beneficiaries. As early as 7 o’clock in the morning, people started arriving and the blood pressure and blood sugar tests began. Afterwards they attended a health education session which they were taught prevention and management of diabetes, hypertension and living a healthy lifestyle. Snacks were served right after. Those who came had nothing but words of gratitude for this activity. Some of them had their blood pressure and blood sugar tested only when they were admitted to hospitals. The community nurse also thanked AHIOAS for the activity mentioning people are coming to her for such services, but due to lack of resources she cannot provide them. AHIOAS recognizes that this small and short activity is just a temporary solution to a much bigger health issue in the Philippines, but it remains hopeful that this is a beginning of a healthful journey of the community.

August 1, 2022
1 year ago

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AH International Meet & Greet

During the weekend of June 10th-11th, some members of Access Healthcare International Office Administrative Services were the guests of honor for the first official Meet and Greet held at Cagraray Island, Albay in the Philippines hosted by Josephine Smith. Upon meeting at the airport in the Bicol region, the team had lunch at the Cagsawa Ruins which included dessert of spicy ice cream (Jessie was brave enough to try the super extremely spicy variety…yikes!). They then boarded a pump boat to the private island for sightseeing, team building fun, games and dancing along with an awards ceremony all with a perfect view of Mt. Mayon which is an active volcano. See what each of them had to say about the experience: “Working from a home setup, you don’t know who you work with or who’s with you in the company or in AHIOAS, but since we have this kind of event (team building), you have the chance to know each other or see the faces behind the monitors. It feels so good because there’s no such company that would give you such an event or fun day. Always remember that there is no “I” in Team; you must work together to achieve your goal. Another thing is there is no shortcut to success, we must work hard for it. I also wanted to share something about my experience with Access. I’ve been with Access for almost a year now and I can say that I am working with a great company. I am blessed and forever grateful that I am working here in Access/AHIOAS. I really hope that we keep growing and growing, continue helping others and that we can all meet in person.” ~ Rose “I’d just like to share my experience on the team building which was, to me, an amazing opportunity to get to know my colleagues since we’ve all just been working virtually. Although some were, unfortunately, not able to attend, it was still a meaningful event. I believe that it was a great way to strengthen the bond of the team, feel comfortable working with them and know that everyone is willing to lend a hand whenever help is needed. Apart from the scenic views, exquisite foods and homey vibe of our location, Ms. J ensured that we would truly enjoy our stay there with the fun activities they had also organized. We are all appreciative and grateful to Ms. J for all the overall experience and thoughtfulness. Looking forward for the next team building or events and hopefully all of us will be complete.” ~ Lyra “Sharing my sentiments on the meet and greet we had. I don’t know where to start, but all I could say is everything was a blast for me. Ms. Josephine was a really good and generous host, and a boss lol. My colleagues are awesome. It felt like we’ve all met each other before and there’s no gap/awkwardness between all of us. We just enjoyed the moment. We played games, won prizes, ate a lot of yummy foods they provided, did karaoke and had drinks. I hoped everyone was there with us too!!!! I almost forgot that I was on team building. It was more like a family on a vacation.” ~ Yhaniee “I had really so much fun in our Bicol escapade. It was nice to meet and bond with the AHI team. The first time M, Jessie and I met at the airport, we already clicked, as if we’ve met before in person; there was no awkward moment. Same with Yhaniee, Lyra, Rose and Ms. Josephine. Ms. Josephine was a great host. She and her team were so accommodating and made sure that we were comfortable during our stay. The assigned cabin to me was in front of the beach with a view of the breathtaking majestic Mayon Volcano. The highlight of the event for me was the awarding. We didn’t know that there would be an awarding ceremony. I was out of words and felt happy when Ms. J presented it. I wasn’t expecting that special recognition ‘coz I’m already happy with shoutouts from the team. I also dedicate that special award to my manager, Rachelle Woods. She was my mentor and my inspiration to give my 100% in doing my job. I’d like to thank her for the trust and confidence she has in me. She’s the BEST!!! I’d also like to thank Diego and Danielle for creating AHIOAS and making this event possible. They are the first people who believed in us. That trip made me realize that what we have here in Access Healthcare is different. We’re not just co-workers/colleagues, but we are FAMILY, and we make a great team. This is the best company, and I can’t see myself leaving this organization (not unless they kicked me out LOL).” ~ Angie “M, Ange and I (aka the Big 3), it was our first time meeting each other and it was super fun because it felt like we already knew each other for a long time; no awkward moment, just happiness. “Team Mang” is what we called our team when we played the games such as our team chant (which we only had 15 seconds to plan). I learned a lot in this (even though the other team cheated us…our scissors were missing for one of the games only to find out the other team was using it…lol). But like in real life, fighting what life throws at you makes you win and as a group, that’s what we did…we won with 100% team work.” ~ Jessie “I had a really good time in Albay, Legaspi. The place was majestic and the food was great. But most of all I was able to finally meet few members of the AHI Family, especially Ms. Josephine. There was no awkwardness in meeting everyone; we instantly clicked, it was like it’s not our first time to be meeting each other. There was no feeling out period or anything; we were like one big family heading to an island where we could spend our weekend. Aside from the gifts and prizes from the games we won, for me, the cherry on top of the event was being recognized. I received the Most Valued Player Award. Gifs on teams are amazing but having something to look at every time I wake up adds up to the drive to do more and work smarter/harder. I would like to take this chance to thank Danielle and Diego for making this happen. To Ms. J, who really took care of us, she really did an amazing job! I am looking forward to the next event if one comes and hopefully everyone can attend.” ~ M

June 11, 2022
2 years ago

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National Nurses March

On May 12th, some of our team members made the trip to Washington, D.C. in support of the National Nurses March. The purpose of the march was to bring awareness and implement changes to issues such as fair realistic wages with no caps, safe staffing patient ratios, no violence against healthcare workers and to change the culture of the biases and discriminations in the nursing profession. A rally was held at Audi Field where our team set up camp and met with hundreds of nurses who could potentially become travelers with Access. (Shout out to Mark for an impressive tent display…this is certain to have captured people’s attention.)

May 13, 2022
2 years ago

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Around the World with Princess Capps

The concept of moving, in general, may encompass many different feelings and emotions for individuals. Ranging from excitement to anxiety and everything in between, people make the decision for various reasons whether personally or professionally. But what feelings does one have when they move to a different country altogether? That is what I wanted to find out and who better to ask than Princess Capps who moved from the U.S. to Italy…here is what she had to say. Where are you originally from? ​ I was born in Philadelphia, PA. My parents are from the Philippines. Having lived in the Philadelphia / South Jersey region your whole life, what was it about wanting to move not only out of state but to another country that solidified the decision? We got married in Rome in 2012. That was the first time either of us were in Italy. My husband’s mom’s family moved here in the early 70’s. When we got married in 2012, that was the first time Mike’s mom went back to Italy since she moved to the U.S. We loved Italy so much and after we spent three wonderful weeks here, Mike worked on his dual citizenship paperwork and got it after a few years. We’ve come back here two additional times before we moved here in August 2021. The 2nd time we did the Amalfi Coast area (Ravello, Positano, Ischia, Atrani) and on every trip, we always came to visit his family in the Molise region. The 3rd time we were here, we did the Tuscany area, which included Cinque Terra, Florence, Pisa, San Marino, etc. and again, came to Molise. After this third trip, we realized we would love to retire in Italy one day. Then COVID came and we basically were like, “Why wait? Life is short!” So now Mike still works as a travel nurse in the U.S. six months of the year, and I have continued to work remotely for Access. Tell us about the town that you currently live in. ​I live in Roccaspromonte, in the Molise region of Italy. It is a small village with less than 100 people. Niko (my son) goes to school in the next town over, Castropignano. There are about 800 people who live in Castropignano. The closest city is Campobasso, the capital of Molise. That’s about 25 minutes away. How have you and your family adapted to your new residence? ​I think we have adapted well. It was easier to acclimate since Mike has family here. But everyone has been so welcoming and helpful. With it being such a small village, they welcome newcomers! Niko is 8 and has picked up the language pretty easily. It is a simple, peaceful life. This lifestyle is not for everyone. One has to have patience as the bureaucracy can be frustrating to navigate if you don’t have anyone to help you. Knowing the language is obviously a plus as well. ​​ How has your experience been learning to speak and communicate in Italian? ​ I have had an Italian tutor for a number of years now. However, being here and being immersed in the culture is the best teacher and I feel comfortable communicating in Italian at this point. And when I don’t know what someone said, I ask Niko. LOL Anything from back home that you miss? ​A clothes dryer, but I’ve embraced the Italian culture of drying your clothes outside, and the diversity of food that you can get at any time of the day in the US! First thing I eat when I go back will probably be Chipotle! And of course, I miss my family, but our plan is to come back to the US for the summers, when Niko is not in school. What would you like to say to the Access team? “Spero di vedere alcuni di voi quest’estate quando torneremo negli Stati Uniti. A presto!” (Translation: “I hope to see some of you this summer when we return to the US. See you soon!”)

May 11, 2022
2 years ago

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Nurses in the News: Michael Capps, R.N. – ER

How long have you been on assignment with Access Healthcare? I have been with Access for about 3 years now. How did you first find out about the company and why did you choose Access Healthcare as your agency? I learned about Access through a co-worker and previously worked with Diego at St Francis Hospital. Have you always been a travel nurse? I became an RN in 2016 and a full-time traveler in 2021. Before being a full-time traveler, I worked two per diem ER positions and traveled weekly. I worked 6 days a week for several years. As a former staff nurse, why did you choose to travel? I chose to travel for the flexibility and no hospital politics. Since I moved to Italy permanently in 2021, travel nursing is my only option to manage a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Now I only work 6 months out of the year. What is the best thing about being a nurse? I chose to be a nurse because I like to connect to people and help others. What are some of the locations that you have traveled to as a nurse and do you have any favorite cities to work in? I traveled mainly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ is a favorite because of the rural area and population. When you have some down time, how do you utilize it? In my my free time I enjoy time with my family, play Bocce Ball with family in my small village, and in the process of redoing my house in Castropignano.

May 4, 2022
2 years ago

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Access Healthcare’s “Family Vacation” in Atlantic City

On April 2nd, Access Healthcare held its first “family vacation” with staff and nurses at Planet Rose in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Theme: Karaoke and a chance to meet in person…many wowed the crowd with their singing styles and a few received trophies for their performances. A great time was had by all and we hope that many more of you will be able to join us for future get togethers!

April 3, 2022
2 years ago

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Nurses in the News: Mary Roach, R.N. – ICU, CVICU/CCU

How long have you been on assignment with Access Healthcare? 2 years How did you first find out about the company and why did you choose Access Healthcare as your agency? I was working with Danielle and Diego at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ when they started the company. They would be talking about it while we were all working together and I watched them grow the company over the years. When I started traveling, Access hadn’t started as a company yet. I was on assignment through another agency and I told Danielle and Diego that I’ll come on board with you. Nurses should be supporting each other. What is the best thing about being a nurse? I think it is an honor to be able to take care of someone that is in a vulnerable state. Most of my patients didn’t know that they were going to wind up in the hospital. You are actually helping people change their lives and educate them about what is going on. To have the knowledge and be able to share it with others is amazing. I love what I do. It’s work but it’s something that I come home and tell my kids about my patients all the time. They pray for them. It is an honor for me. What are some of the locations that you have traveled to as a nurse? Any favorite cities? I pretty much stay in New Jersey (Jersey City, Newark, Cherry Hill). I really love it at Jersey City Medical Center and stay there on assignments. The management team there is so easy to deal with and I have become really close with the staff. I have children at home and want to stay close by. Once they’re older, then I shall spread my wings and travel further. When you have some down time, how do you utilize it? Meditating, interested in science and physics and cleaning the house when the kids are napping. I am very much in the thought of becoming more spiritually, mentally and physically mindful; it is so important to practice mindfulness.

March 22, 2022
2 years ago

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