It’s Official – I’m Quitting!

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Being an MSP requires you to give 1,000% of an effort to attain the success you are destined to realize, but it is undoubtedly well worth it! To achieve what you desire, you must be willing to give everything and leave nothing behind. Remember, you truly have the capacity to achieve great things that will forever change lives within the medical field for the better!

MSP Question of the Month – Meeting Management

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Meetings are very important for everyone in the workforce, especially MSPs. They help keep everyone on track and in-the-know around the organization. The way agendas for these meetings are handled differ from place to place; however, there seems to be one of two very distinct ways of handling agendas. Some organizations include their names of everyone in attendance on the agendas while others might include the names on the minutes of the agenda. Once again, I took to social media to see what… Read more »

I am sick and tired of FALLING

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Do you ever feel overworked and unappreciated? Do you feel some days that you’re just tired of falling? You might get frustrated and discouraged, MSPs, but remember that falling is indeed movement. It is movement in the right direction – forward! No matter what, even if you fall, find the courage and strength to pick yourself up once more and persevere. You’ll be amazed at the results!

You Don’t Have to Hold a Position to Be a Leader!

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Each workplace has its ups and downs, and MSPs are no stranger to this fact. While it may be true that MSPs and other staff in the hospital are working harmoniously together to solve their problems and protect the patient’s safety, there will always be some form of disruptive behavior, which can negatively impact patient care, employee satisfaction, and overall morale. Think about it for a moment. You know an excellent surgeon with fabulous technical skills who possesses a depth of knowledge and… Read more »

Doctor vs. Provider – What Do YOU Call a Physician?

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Throughout my 38-year career I have been respectful and deliberate to reference a physician as “Doctor.” During the past eight years or so I would hear the term “Provider” used more and more frequently when referencing a physician. However, I remained committed to my practice and the respect that I believe physicians deserve: Physician = Doctor, Other Clinicians = Practitioner or Provider. Change moment: This past week I was actually shocked to hear members of the MEC refer to themselves as “Providers.” So,… Read more »

Be a More Awesome Version of You – Ready, Set, Goal!

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Happy New Year to you, my wonderful MSP! It’s a new year, which means that it’s a brand new opportunity to revitalize yourself and renew your goals. Maybe it’s the year that you will take charge of your health. Perhaps this year is the year in which you further your education or recommit to your career. No matter what your goal is, this is the magical time of the year in which possibility permeates the air and fills your lungs with determination and… Read more »

Donna’s Holiday Traditions

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To me, the holidays are all about rejoicing to my higher power, giving, and family. No matter how busy I am or how overwhelming decorating or getting ready for the holidays can be, with every ornament I hang, every light I string, every present I wrap, I get more and more excited. These experiences awaken that little girl inside of me! When I was a little girl, my 6 brothers and sisters and I would get up at 4 a.m. We would wake… Read more »

MSPs – It’s a Wonderful Life!

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“It’s a wonderful life.” That’s the real message I want you to take from this blog, MSPs! George Bailey didn’t realize the impact he had on his family and the community he lived and worked in until Clarence showed him the hard evidence. As soon as George saw the real difference he had made in his community and how he had influenced the lives of his family, friends, and neighbors, he ran home joyously to his family, ready to live his life in… Read more »

Things You May Not Know About Me – Dusty

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I seek inspiration and strength in others. One of those people includes my wonderful nephew, Dusty, who is a graduate of Quincy University where he played football. Dusty was in a car accident on December 1, 2008, just after the Thanksgiving holiday. That accident caused him to relearn everything that you and I take for granted – how to walk, how to talk, and more. After the accident, we put up a sign on Route 143 near Highland, Illinois, that said, “Pray for… Read more »

Just a Little Change Can Transform Your World

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The NAMSS 37th Educational Conference & Exhibition, which took place September 21st through September 25th, was such a great, exciting time, and it was absolutely thrilling to see so many familiar faces and to meet so many new ones as well! Change, while frightening at times, is always good as it brings something new and dynamic to the table. This conference kicked off our new look and branding; as you know, we’ve upgraded our logo, revamped our newsletters, experienced a great deal of… Read more »