Vickie Puopolo Chipman RN started with OHC last November and quickly became an integral part of the team. She has been working at Moderna, Insulet, and Pfizer. Her daughter, Ari, an EMT, joined us a few months later. Here is Vickie’s story: I’m not one to write about myself but here is my journey to nursing. I never wanted to be a nurse, secretary, or teacher, the jobs that were specific for women; I wanted to be an artist. Back in the day parents had a lot of influence as to what field you chose and a “starving artist” was not [...]
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Robin Busiek RN joined us at the height of the pandemic and has been invaluable with doing covid screenings and as part of the nurse response team for Moderna. She is currently helping to set up an occ health clinic for Moderna in Cambridge. Here is Robin’s story: I graduated from Boston University School of Nursing 1986. I worked mostly oncology over the years, which I loved. It was a mercy job. Ultimately the only thing you had for the patient population I worked with was yourself. There were no miracle cures, (we tried) but very few people went home. We learned to [...]
Sandy Leiby NP has worked off and on for OHC since 2007. Currently she is performing DOT physicals and helping with a COVID testing site. We are always happy to work with Sandy. Here is her amazing and powerful story: My academic journey began at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. I was a member of the third class of cadets to admit women to their ranks. At the time, my major was Chemical Engineering as the Academy was predominantly an engineering school. Fast forwarding a few years would have me married to a fellow cadet and the [...]
OHC is very excited to introduce our newest nurse to join our team. Here is her story: Hi ya'll! My name is Hannah Padykula and I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Nursing 2019. Nursing is actually my second degree! I attended Florida State University in 2018 and received a B.S. in Psychology with a focus in neuroscience! After all that lab work and research, I realized something was missing. Nursing was the answer! I fell in love with the profession and quickly couldn't see myself doing anything else. I began to use research to help and [...]
OHC has much to celebrate with a bunch of RN’s graduating! So proud of all of them. Regis College with a BSN: Emily Turner Boston College – with an MSN/NP program Helen Cohen, Erin Desrocher, Andrew Graham, Hallick Lehmann, Matt Morgan, Esther Tan, M. Woods! Here is a photo of Helen Cohen on graduation day!!!!