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Career Bliss Can Be Yours!

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Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? It’s hard to believe that there are only 2 more months left in the year. Soon we will begin celebrating the holidays and welcoming 2017! As the year winds down, it’s time for you to look forward into the new year and begin thinking about which goals you want to target in 2017. MSPs should begin seeking opportunities to help them create a pathway to become more fully motivated, satisfied, and ready for new advancement…. Read more »

Make Surviving a Merger or Acquisition a Piece of Cake!

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There’s no doubt about it – things are moving and shaking in the healthcare industry! Last year, we saw healthcare transactions go through the roof and set a $563 billion record, and it doesn’t look like there are any signs of stopping anytime soon. Hospitals are creating more and more partnerships, joint ventures, and affiliates with smaller hospitals, and the healthcare landscape continues to shift and change even more. As all of these ownership changes occur, MSPs are feeling the squeeze. Times are… Read more »

MSPs, We’re All In This Together!

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It isn’t unusual as MSPs to feel as if we are invisible and hitting our daily goals alone. We may frequently get so caught up in our own dilemmas at work that we can’t see the forest for the trees and feel like we’re a team of me, myself, and I. Believe it or not, your colleagues are in the same situation as you are! The question at hand now is what can we do to break out of this feeling of isolation?… Read more »

See You in the Big Easy, MSPs!

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Have you heard? The NAMSS 38th Educational Conference & Exhibit is taking place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans from October 4 through October 8 this year! Be sure to stop by to see me at my very own booth. I will be sharing space again with the wonderful people from IntelliSoft Group. My career development book and credentialing tool will be available for purchase. Plus, there will be a lot of complimentary goodies for you to take advantage of,… 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 »

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 »

Word of Mouth

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Cultivating your professional development might seem like a one-person job, but it doesn’t always have to be that way! In fact, many times it’s so much more helpful and inspiring to have a trusted friend or colleague or an expert in the field help you down your path to achievement and betterment. This month, Stephanie Russell, Director of Medical Staff Services at Swedish American in Rockford, Illinois, shares her appreciation after Donna assisted her with a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats) analysis… Read more »

Tap the Power Within You to Make The Changes YOU Want!

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Do you feel stuck working in an organization that doesn’t seem to respect, understand, or appreciate all that you do? You’re not alone! Many MSPs report that one of the their top stressors is feeling that way. If you’re feeling stuck, don’t give up! Realize that you can’t change others, but you can definitely change yourself. YOU have the power – and the responsibility – within you to change yourself and your circumstances. Are you afraid of change? Don’t be. In reality, you… Read more »