Esther Tan joined OHC last November to help keep workers safe during the covid crisis. Here is her story: Nursing School: I had always been drawn to the healthcare profession, so it is no wonder I ended up in one. After graduating from undergraduate, I pursued my master’s in clinical counseling and practiced crisis counseling and family therapy. I had noticed the false dichotomy between mental health and physical health and felt a need to serve both. I started my Family Nurse Practitioner program at Boston College and soon joined OHC right after obtaining my RN license. Occupational Health: [...]
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Colleen Cudgma RN joined us about a year ago. She has quickly become a valuable member of our team. Colleen has worked for us at Beth Israel in Plymouth, Brigham & Women’s and Insulet. Here is her story: Growing up, my aunt Linda, an LPN, used to visit my family every weekend before her 3-11 pm shift at the hospital. She was only 14 years older than me, and I looked up to her like an older sister. Her shared nursing stories always intrigued me, and she would often tell me that I should become a nurse. After spending [...]
Lisa Greene RN has worked for us twice – 2012 – 2014 and then returned to us in 2016 to present. We are always honored when the nurses return to us. Lisa has done a variety of assignments – Gillette, Beth Israel, Newton Wellesley, Dana Farber and Emerson Hospitals, Federal buildings, Novartis but she has definitely made a home at Children’s Hospital Occupational Health. Here is Lisa’s story: I didn’t have any nurses in my family, so I’m not really sure how I became interested in nursing, but I used watch “Julia” with Diahann Carroll, and I also enjoyed [...]
Please read Diane D’Onofrio’s nursing story – it will give you chills: I have been an RN since 1987. As a child, I spent a lot of time sitting in hospital waiting rooms as my mom visited my grandmother. I guess I always felt helpless because I couldn’t see her, yet I wanted her to get well and come home. I also had a great interest in watching medical shows on TV, especially those that took place in ER settings. I think my grandmother was my biggest inspiration to go to nursing school. When I graduated, I was young, [...]
Rita Banks RN has worked for OHC for 15 years!!! She makes me laugh every time I speak with her and she is always up for an adventure. Her OHC jobs have including working for the Federal government, U Mass Hospital, Solutia, Yankee Candle, Lowes Distribution Center, Smith & Wesson and more. We were so proud to go to Fenway Park to watch Rita throw out the first pitch at the game during nurse appreciation night. Here is Rita’s inspiring story: My nursing story has been long and prosperous in more than 30 years. I graduated from nursing school [...]
"It's the greatest feeling... I can't describe it." Our good pals Paul and Nancy Clover share a little about what they love about volunteering at Bread & Roses in this video! Paul and Nancy Clover have been involved with Bread & Roses for over 20 years. Nancy grew up in Lawrence on welfare and food stamps. She went to nursing school on a Pell Grant. The Clover’s are committed to giving back. Nancy organizes the shopping & cooking of our biannual meals, filling back packs with school supplies and establishing medical clinic complete with medical supplies. Paul does the [...]
Kim Juric RN joined OHC about a year ago. She came at a perfect time as we were super busy, and she brought her expertise and a couple of friends to the OHC team! In her relatively short tenure, she has worked at multiple sites doing flu shots and covid vaccines, covid screenings and covid tracing including Insulet, Moderna, B&W, and BI Plymouth. She brings great energy and ideas, and we are honored she chose to join OHC’s team! Here is Kim’s story: To avoid extinction, you have to be able to change. That is the beauty of the [...]
Lori Rumfelt RN has been a part of OHC for 2 years. Her story is inspiring including having climbed all 67 Four Thousand Foot New England Mountains - an amazing feat!!!!!!!!! We are very happy Lori joined OHC. Here is Lori's story: I became an RN when I was forty years old. It was a profession I always looked up to having an aunt that was an RN and always looked so “glamorous “ in her white cap and uniform. Little did I know how much nursing did not have to do with Glamour! I was an at home [...]
Maureen Persson RN joined OHC in 2003! Her enthusiasm and energy make her always welcome on assignments. It has been fun watching her grandchildren grow up and live vicariously with her amazing travels! Photo is Maureen with her husband, Jerry at one of OHC’s Holiday parties (I can’t wait until we can gather again) Here is Maureen’s story: As the oldest of a family of 5, there was not a lot of money for further education which I desperately wanted in 1960. The primary reason I looked at nursing schools was I could afford to go. Believe it or [...]
Shauna Arapoff RN celebrated her 1 year anniversary with OHC in March. Shauna brought lots of experience with her and really stepped up to assist Siemens at the beginning of the pandemic. Shauna is thoughtful and caring and it is a pleasure working with her! Here is Shauna’s story: My Nursing career started while working at Tufts Medical Center as a Nurse Technician. It was there I realized a career in Nursing was worth pursing, because it incorporated travel, purpose, and so, so many nursing possibilities. I was accepted into MGH Institute of Health Professions, fast track BSN program, [...]