Kathleen Kelly NP joined OHC last June to help with the pandemic. She has worked at a construction sites, flu clinics, covered at Sanofi and an integral part of the Nurse Response team for Moderna. We are happy to have Kathleen as part of our team. Here is Kathleen’s story: It has been a pleasure being a nurse for 33 years. I am very grateful to have been able to take care of people from all walks of life, throughout the lifespan in so many settings to the full extent of my license. The seeds of my career were [...]
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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 [...]
Julie Ferrantino joined OHC this year and is a pleasure to work with. Here is her story: Hi! My name is Julie Ferrantino, and I have been a nurse for 16 years. I went to nursing school after taking a job at Memorial Hospital in Worcester when I was 18 and being fascinated by the nursing staff. I started working there in the patient transport department and absolutely loved the patient interaction and the hospital environment. I began my career there as a new grad RN and have been there ever since- 23 years!! I got my MSN in [...]
Claire Hopkins RN recently joined OHC to help with some Covid vaccine clinics. We share the same passion for how the environment effects health! Here is her story: I found nursing later in life and held several jobs in different fields before finding the nursing profession. I see where I am now as a combination of the ideals I was raised with in conjunction with life experience. The idea of service has been an ever-present grounding principle in my life. Coming from a family of public defenders, medical professionals, and social workers, service has always been an intrinsic value [...]
Francis Sabas RN joined OHC this year! Francis has been doing covid related stuff at Insulet & Advancia Aeronautics. He is a pleasure to work with. Here is Francis story: I am a new nurse originally from California who graduated in 2020 and am currently working as a nurse at Occupational Health Connections (OHC) and at a Cardiac Telemetry/Neuro unit at a local hospital Additionally, I am currently a full-time graduate student in order to obtain my Doctorate as a Nurse Practitioner upon graduation. I chose nursing as a field because of life experiences that include caring for my [...]
Susan Foley RN, BSN is another nurse who return to OHC. She first started working for us back in 2010 for a few years and returned in 2020 and we were happy to welcome her back. She has been working for us at Amgen, WPI and Holy Cross. Here is Sue’s story: For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a nurse. Do I think it had anything to do with the fact that my mom named me after one of her favorite books, “Sue Barton Student Nurse” (a book in a series by Helen Dore [...]
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 [...]
Ashley Vogiatzis MA joined OHC last July as a medical assistant intern. We placed her at Sanofi and she thrived. We are so excited that she is going back to school to be an RN. Ashley, we look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you will accomplish! Here is Ashley’s story: Hi everyone. I have been working for Nancy for almost a year and it has been the most rewarding year of my life. Working at Sanofi as a Medical Assistant has broadened my knowledge about the medical field all around. I am so thankful I chose the [...]
Sarah Carvell RN joined us in 2020 to help with testing and screening for Covid. This photo is of her at Holy Cross University in Worcester where she helps with covid testing for the students and faculty. Thanks Sarah for keeping the University safe. Here is Sarah’s story: I was a Junior at Wheaton College (Norton, MA) and had taken a physiology course, which made me realize how incredible the human body was. It was that class and my love of connecting with people that drove me to pursue nursing. I completed all of my prerequisites at Wheaton, so [...]
Tiffany Asta RN joined OHC this January as a remote telephonic covid resource nurse. She recently completed her Masters of Education in Health & Wellness Education. Well done Tiffany! Here is her story: 1983- I was 14 years old – My life changed with the impact of two things that directed me toward nursing: 1. For years I had watched Frazier Thomas on Sunday afternoon’s ‘Family Classics’. Those movies, as well as reading books, made me realize that there is a whole world out there beyond the reaches of the safe suburban Chicago middle class life. Seeing ‘Out of [...]