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10+ year nursing career at Housecall Providers

by Gillian Beck van Heemstra, RN One day when I was in nursing school at OHSU, I was working with just one patient. He had been cooped up for weeks after a serious injury and wanted to get out of his room. I got permission to take him in his wheelchair on an adventure...

10+ year nursing career at Housecall Providers

10+ year nursing career at Housecall Providers

by Gillian Beck van Heemstra, RN One day when I was in nursing school at OHSU, I was working with just one patient. He had been cooped up for weeks after a serious injury and wanted to get out of his room. I got permission to take him in his wheelchair on an adventure...

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Donor spotlight: A journey from employee to advocate

Donor spotlight: A journey from employee to advocate

In most organizations, it’s a rarity to discover individuals who remain closely connected long after they’ve departed – not the case for Deborah Threadgill. Deborah first connected as an employee. Now she and her husband Ron maintain that connection as long-time...

Quilting through life’s challenges

Quilting through life’s challenges

Listening to Dorothy Davis, 82, one gets a sense of a determined woman with an invincible spirit. Her life is a tale of creativity, drive, and resilience, and she now receives comfort and palliative care through the Housecall Providers Advanced Illness Care program....

Debunking the most common myths about the flu shot

Debunking the most common myths about the flu shot

by Laura Jordhen, MD The Northwest rain has arrived. Little goblins and ghouls have stashed their candy and suddenly holiday decorations are everywhere—yes, it’s that time again, flu shot time!  Influenza rates are low now in Oregon and Washington but are climbing....

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