1901, 2023

2023 New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference

  Registration is OPEN for our 2023 New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference! See our great lineup of session topics and learn more at:

1901, 2023

2023 Pennsylvania AAOH Conference: Reset and Onward

2023_Conference_Pamphlet_010323 (1) Pennsylvania AAOH Conference: Reset and Onward Mohegan Sun Pocono 1280 Pennsylvania 315 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:30am ET - Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 4:00pm ET The Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses Board of Directors announces the 60th annual PAAOHN Conference, Reset and Onward. The conference offers continuing education and networking opportunities to nurses involved in occupational health, employee health and case management. [...]

1901, 2023

Join the Committee on the History of the MA NP

MCNP Launching Committee on the History of the Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner Posted on 1/14/2023 Capturing and Preserving our NP History When the First Massachusetts NP program began some 55 years ago in 1968, the future of the role was far from clear. The history and path that NPs have tread in order to reach our current level of practice is essential to record and celebrate. The Preservation of our history [...]

1901, 2023

Call for Speakers!

CALL FOR SPEAKERS AOHP is seeking submissions for its 2023 National Conference in Savannah, GA. Take this opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with thousands of healthcare professionals from across the country! For more information, visit: Deadline to submit – February 28, 2023 Download Submission Form Here

1901, 2023

UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program

APPLY TODAY: The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) is back this summer 2023! This paid summer internship opportunity is designed for undergrad and graduate students interested in learning about the field of occupational safety and health. - Applications accepted thru Friday, February 10, 2023 - Internship dates: June 20 - August 18, 2023 To Apply and View Qualifications: Visit OHIP expects 2023 projects to be in-person. All students will [...]

301, 2023

Happy New Year!

Happy & Healthy New Year from all of us at Occupational Health Connections!

301, 2023

Are you eligible for Educational Loan Repayment?

The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, under contract with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), is now accepting applications for the MA Repay program. With funding from the American Rescue Plan and the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Trust Fund and a goal of supporting and retaining the behavioral-health and primary-care workforce, the program offers between $12.5K and $300K of educational loan repayment to eligible healthcare [...]

612, 2022

2022 Profile in Courage Award Winner- Nancy Clover!

Congratulations to our very own, Nancy Clover for receiving the 2022 Profile in Courage Award!   MaAOHN's write-up from their Facebook page: "Courage implies having the mental and moral strength to move though difficult times especially when facing the unknown. Resilience requires that through these challenges, you maintain control without wavering from your commitment. Creativity is marked by the power to create through deliberate or spontaneous thought. Professional Caring is [...]

512, 2022

Join us online Tuesday, January 10th!

  Meet the Speakers for the Upcoming "How Occ Med Providers and Case Managers Can Keep Cases from Going Sideways" Webinar! Join us on January 10th from 12-1pm ET for this free webinar, where you will hear tips from a workers’ comp insurance adjuster, an occ med nurse, a nurse case manager, and a lawyer on how you can help injured workers and adjusters both to keep claims on track. [...]

512, 2022

Free Narcan Training & Discussion

  Join Front Line and the Public Health Museum for a free Narcan training and discussion. Pre-register or drop in! Register Here

512, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Occupational Health Connections! We are especially grateful today for our incredible, dedicated nurses who bring value every day to the field of Occupational Health!  

512, 2022

Site Visits with Nicole

  We recently got a chance to visit some OHC companies! Here are some of the OHC nurses that Nicole was introduced to:   Carla Collins, NP at Sanofi Cmabridge   Jane Kelly, RN at Bristol Myer's Squibb   Nurses Jill Blake & Nadia Tikhomirova at Sanofi in Cambridge   Thanks to all for having us, it was wonderful getting to visit!  

512, 2022

Free Webinar: Thursday, December 15th, 12PM ET

Sharing the best practices supports not only your fellow case manager colleagues, but patients, families, and caregivers. Join CMSA Foundation board members as they demystify research and demonstrate that a research project need not require months in a laboratory, academic oversight, or intimidating processes. Register:

1511, 2022

National Nurse Practitioner Week

  This week is National Nurse Practitioner Week! We appreciate and celebrate the important role of nurse practitioners in Occupational Health.

1511, 2022

Welcome, Kirsten!

OHC is delighted to welcome our newest office team member, Kirsten McGurn! Kirsten is working part time and assists the team with creating new systems with the intention of growing the company. She creates and post new & open jobs on our various social media sites, as well as create the graphics that go along with the jobs. Kirsten supports OHC with general organization, mostly with hiring-related documents of new [...]

1511, 2022

Happy Veterans’ Day!

On Veterans' Day, we honor & remember all the nurses who served our country & those serving now.

411, 2022

New phones

OHC has new phone numbers. Please update your contacts!

411, 2022

Happy Halloween from OHC!

Happy Halloween! OHC nurse Ellen Dobson celebrating in costume with co worker Jenn Hopkins OHC staff Rachel Stotz and her daughter Maple

411, 2022


OHC Nurses are working all over to get folks vaccinated.   Here are nurses Judy Wu, Kathy Murphy, Teresa Roberts, Laurel White, Esther Tan, and Vickie Chipman working at Brigham and Women's.   OHC Nurses Lynn Shaw, Shauna Arapoff, and Nanci Wenger

1609, 2022


Congratulations to OHC employees Sydney Knoll, Samantha Creamer, Maria Danna, and Monica Wiant on the recent passing of their boards!

1609, 2022


The Occupational Health Connections Operations Team had a great time at the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare conference in Austin, TX.

1908, 2022

Wedding bells!

Congratulations to OHC Nurse Samantha Creamer and her husband!

1908, 2022


Congratulations to OHC Nurse Desiree Ficula and her husband on their recent wedding!

508, 2022

Outbreak: A Student Public Health Experience

Last Friday, Nancy had the pleasure of presenting to high school students during Outbreak 2022. There were 54 students from across the country and 2 international students. Nancy co-presented with two amazing women. They were students last year for Outbreak and volunteered to be peer mentors this year. They will be starting nursing school in the fall. Maison Nguyen and Isabella Clark did an amazing job! Maison presented “If there [...]

2907, 2022

Stop Healthcare Violence Podcast

OHC's nurse Sheila Wilson's Podcast: Stop Healthcare Violence.  Sheila Wilson’s guest is Meredith Addison. She worked in the Emergency Room for 44 years and now is doing occupational medicine. Meredith and Sheila spoke about how she got involved in so many volunteer jobs Like volunteer philanthropist, volunteer board of directors, and volunteer member of Emergency Nurse. Meredith speaks freely about paying things forward and helping others when they are in [...]

2907, 2022

Bread and Roses Lawrence

OHC is proud to be a sponsor of the Live Love Laugh fundraiser for Bread and Roses of Lawrence, Mass.

1006, 2022

Congratulations Sydney & Maria!

OHC employees, Sydney Knoll & Maria Danna, are students at the U Mass TH Chan School of Medicine don their white coats for the first time. The white coat ceremony is a milestone for students studying to become advanced practice nurses. Congratulations Sydney & Maria! We know you are going to make great NPs!

1006, 2022

Florence Nightingale Collectors Doll

Nurse's Week is May 6-12. I thought I would share some of my nursing collection. This is a Florence Nightingale doll with a copy of the book Florence wrote about nursing. I feel that Flo was the original occupational health nurse because she cared for workers - soldiers in the Crimean War.

1705, 2022

Welcome Rachel to the OHC Team!

Join us in welcoming Rachel Stotz to the OHC Operations Team. She will be working to support Nancy, Paul and Nicole in multiple ways – including billing, payroll, auditing, website maintenance and OHC social media presence. Rachel has worked for many years as a librarian and brings her organizational skills to the table. She will help Nicole to update some of our forms and processes. You will start to see [...]

403, 2022

Sending Supplies to Ukraine

Paul and I dropped off 8 boxes of medical supplies to join many other boxes. These are being shipped to Canada then flown to Poland and then will be transported to Ukraine. Our prayers and thoughts for the people of Ukraine and for peace.

403, 2022

OHC Team at Moderna!

Just because the surge is going down - please keep vaccinating. This is the Moderna team - EMT Paul Weinburgh and OHC nurses: Maria Danna, Shauna Arapoff and Sandy Guilfoyle. Thanks team!

403, 2022

Student Nurses Join Occupational Health!

We are so excited to have some nursing students from U Mass Boston join OHC. Students, Sophia Baldino and Taylor Le, are helping with fit testing at area hospitals: MGH, Melrose Wakefield and BI Plymouth. This is a great way for the students to learn new skills, build their resume and network. So happy to introduce a new generation of nurses to occupational health!

403, 2022

Vaccine Boosters at Dana Farber

Dana Farber is keeping its patients and staff safe by offering the Covid vaccine booster. OHC nurses Shauna Arapoff and Judy Wu have been staffing the Dana Farber booster clinics.

403, 2022

OHC Nurses Assist with Free Covid Testing

Covid numbers are going down but they are not gone. OHC nurse, Alison O'Neil, is working a free Covid testing site in Lynn. Please continue to protect yourself and your loved ones!

403, 2022

Covid Nurse Response Rockstars!

The Covid nurse repose team for Moderna acts a resource for all things Covid - questions on exposures, symptoms, testing and vaccines. Here are 2 of this super star team of nurses: Sydney Knoll and Maria Danna. Thank you Nurse Response Team for being Rock Stars!  

403, 2022

17 Years Supporting Bread & Roses

We are proud to accept 2 awards from Bread & Roses. Grocery Card Hero for donating Market Basket grocery cards that were distributed at Thanksgiving and a Partner Appreciation Award for our donations to their food pantry and box dinners to go. OHC has been a supporter of Bread & Roses, a soup kitchen in Lawrence, MA for 17 years. We helped set up and supply a medical clinic as [...]

403, 2022

Shannon Cole Receives Masters in Health Sciences!

Please congratulate Shannon Cole for receiving her Masters in Health Sciences from Trident University. Shannon joined OHC back in 2017. She has worked for us at Mass Eye & Ear, Sanofi, Raytheon, Astra Zeneca and for the last 2 years at 3 M. Shannon is a valuable member of our team we are very proud of her for achieving her Master’s! Well done Shannon!

303, 2022

Student Nurses Join OHC!

OHC recently was able to hire a group of student nurses from U Mass Boston to help with fit testing at MGH. This is a great way to expose students to occupational health. This is Sophia Baldino using bitrex to get the fit testing equipment ready. Welcome to OHC Sophia!  

303, 2022

Gail Morey with OHC 15 Years!!

Gail Morey – 15 years at OHC. Gail Morey RN, COHN-S has been part of OHC’s team since January 2007. She followed in her mothers footsteps as a nurse (Gail & Mom in photo). Gail has worked at for OHC at Bose Corporation, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi and currently helping out Bentley University. Gail has 2 adult children, it has been fun watching them grow up and graduate from college. She [...]

303, 2022

Congrats Jean Booth RN and now COHN!

Please congratulate Jean Booth RN, COHN. She recently passed her Certified Occupational Health exam. Jean is the Occupational Health Nurse Manager for National Resilience, Inc. at the Allston Landing Facility in Massachusetts. Congratulation Jean for achieving this mark of excellence in Occupational Health Nursing! For more info on certification go to

1401, 2022

Getting Boosted!

OHC nurse Sydney Knoll giving a Covid-19 booster. Please schedule your booster today to keep yourself and others safe!!!!!

1301, 2022

Welcome to the world, Jackson Peterson!

Please welcome OHC's newest member. This is Jackson Peterson, born 12/26/21. His stats: 8lbs 7oz 21 inches. Jackson is Stephanie Peterson's second child. Stephanie has worked for OHC a little over a year. It is so nice to celebrate this new life!

1301, 2022

OHC First Sibling Team: The Grant’s!

OHC has had multiple families work with us, Mother- daughter, mother-son, even grandmother, mother daughter but this week we have a first 2 siblings: Meet Stephanie and Guy Grant. Stephanie has been working with OHC for over a year – helping with Covid testing, screenings and vaccines. This week, her brother Guy joins our team. Guy is an EMT with plans on going to PA school. We are excited to [...]

1301, 2022

OHC Partners to Provide 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccines

OHC nurses: Kathryn Liziewski, RN and Amanda Hazeltine had the opportunity to join other volunteers from the UMass Chan Medical School COVID-19 vaccination team, Shrewsbury Public School staff, and DPH to collectively administer more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines to students ages 5-11 and booster shots to their family members. Our volunteer team hopes these vaccines may offer protection and peace of mind to families this holiday season.

1301, 2022

Francis Sabas Highlighted in Nurse Deck Magazine

NurseDeck Magazine Influencer Spotlight is proud to bring you: Francis Sabas. Francis also works part time for OHC. "As far as my career aspirations, I hope to become a cardiothoracic surgery first assist NP - I was just admitted to the surgical first assist residency at UMass Medical School and I’ll be doing my residency this year. I'm starting the didactic portion next week and proceeding to the preceptorship next [...]

1612, 2021

One Year of Covid-19 Vaccinations

Thank you OHC nurses for helping with Covid-19 vaccines!!!! December marks the 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 vaccinations being recommended and administered in the United States. On December 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a vaccine to help prevent COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus in people age 16 years and older. Following this authorization, on December 12, 2020 the Advisory Committee [...]

1612, 2021

Walking Pod joins the OHC Team!

OHC is helping with Covid-19 testing in Lynn, MA. The weather has been a challenge for the drive through testing site but we have come up with a solution! Kim Begin before. Katie Sutherland modeling the new walking pod.

712, 2021

Congrats to Nicole Smith, NP!

Congratulations Nicole Smith for passing your NP boards!!! Nicole is a graduate of Boston College and has been working for OHC for about a year. She has helped with Covid testing and Covid booster shots.

712, 2021

Our Nurses Are Family

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting a chance to know my nurses and their families. These are Mike Daniell's beautiful girls - Ava 3 and Anna 1.5. I will enjoy watching these two grow up!

712, 2021

Congrats to Grace & Alex Milone!

Grace Shaw is now Grace Milone. She married Alex in August. Grace joined OHC as a new nurse in October of this year. She has worked at a covid testing and screening sites and has helped with covid boosters. Grace is an NP student at U Mass Medical School. Before embarking on her nursing career she was a Research Data Specialist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Congratulations Grace and Alex!

2611, 2021

Spotlight: Teri Clover and The Public Health Museum

Outbreak! coordinator, Teri Clover, was featured in this month's Region 7 member update for the Network of the National Library of Medicine's blog. We are grateful for @NLM_NIH's support of the program. Read more about Teri and her path to public health here:  

2611, 2021

Connecting with Nurses at Worcester State University

Had a great time speaking about Occupational Health to nurses via zoom from Worcester State University in the Masters of Nursing Program. What a bright group, engaging, thoughtful, asked great questions. Thank you Professor Stephanie Chalupka for the invite! What a special group.

2611, 2021

Furry Friends of OHC!

OHC'S Operations Manager, Nicole shares a photo of her two cats with the OHC community. 'Thought I would share this silly picture of my two cats together. Groucho Marx is on the left and Jaz is on the right! They say 'hope you have a relaxing weekend!' Aren't they adorable?

2611, 2021

Sheila Wilson RN – OHC Mentor Extraordinaire

Sheila Wilson RN has been amazing about taking new OHC nurses under her wing - she is a great mentor!!!!! Here she is with Julia Tom. Julia says: "I feel like I’ve learned so much from her and always have a great time at the Fan Pier Vertex site." Thanks Sheila for being an amazing nurse!

2611, 2021

FREE Covid-19 Buttons and Stickers from IAC

Free COVID-19 vaccine buttons and stickers. Give thanks for COVID-19 vaccines this season! Immunization Action Coalition is offering FREE "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons and stickers. Available in English and Spanish. You can place an order here: Anyone promoting COVID-19 vaccination can order IAC’s FREE “I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine” buttons and stickers, provided with support from CDC. Available in English and Spanish, the buttons and stickers look [...]

2611, 2021

Must Watch: Dopesick

We just finished binge watching the miniseries Dopesick. This is a must watch! The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma, a look into the Schaler family to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. Dopesick is an American drama miniseries on Hulu created by Danny Strong based on the non-fiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors [...]

411, 2021

Celebrating Halloween with OHC Nurses

Another OHC nurse celebrating Halloween, Cassandra Soffron looking good with her pumpkin scrubs and Kittie ears! Sometimes OHC nurses have too much fun at their jobs. Nurses - Fran Gerroir and Kellie White giving flu shots! Happy Halloween!!!!!!

311, 2021

OHC was RN Kellie White’s first nursing job!

OHC was Kellie White RN first nursing job!!!! It gives me great pleasure to introduce Occupational Health Nursing to a new generation of nurses! Here is Kellie’s story: Hello everyone! My name is Kellie and I have been a nurse for about a year now! I was not one of those people who always knew they wanted to be a nurse. For the longest time I thought I wanted to [...]

311, 2021

Lovely Surprise from The Public Health Museum

Received a lovely surprise in the mail from The Public Health Museum. This thank you is for presenting to high school students about occupational health. It was virtual again this year and I did not realize that 2 of the students were international - India & Mexico. I am very honored to be presenting for the last 9 years at this amazing program. This year, my daughter, Teri was the [...]

2610, 2021

OHC Nurse: Julia Tom

Please read Julia Tom's wonderful nursing story:          Hello everyone, my name is Julia Tom, and I am a newer nurse with Occupational Health Connections. I couldn’t be more excited to work alongside all of you! I’m originally from California but have been in Boston for a collective 8 years. I’ve loved exploring the city and staying active. I enjoy trying new recipes, workout classes, and hosting [...]

2610, 2021

Meet OHC Nurse Chrisanthe Coufos!

Chrisanthe Coufos RN started with OHC in March of 2021 picking up per diem.  Here is her story:  I went to nursing school because I got inspired from my health science teachers in high school, they made me want to become a nurse!   I love working in psychiatrics nursing and am studying to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.   However, I do enjoy the variety and flexibility that [...]

2610, 2021

OHC Mentorship at the Flu Clinics!

This is a wonderful picture of mentorship. Maria Karamourtopoulos RN's first job at OHC is doing flu shots with OHC long time employee Sheila Wilson. I think they both had a wonderful day!!! 

1810, 2021

OHC Nurses Take On Flu Season

Our fabulous OHC nurses helping at the Dana Farber flu clinic in Boston, MA: Richard Fontaine, Sandy Guilfoyle, Colleen Cudgma, Judy Wu, Kim Juric, Vickie Chipman  

2909, 2021

Remembering Vivian Hislop

With a heavy heart, I am sorry to announce the passing of Vivian Hislop. Vivian was a 20 year employee of OHC, she retired in December of 2020 and passed away on September 21, 2021. She was the Occupational Health Nurse at Analog in Wilmington from 1982 until she joined OHC in 2001. She helped educated many nurses as an instructor at Beverly Hospital School of Nursing. She was the past president of [...]

2709, 2021

The Stevenson’s Mother – Daughter Team!

OHC is delighted to add another Mother - Daughter Team! Maeve Stevenson, a student at Simmons College, will be helping Boston Scientific with a project. Her Mom, Kathleen, has worked with OHC for years – her latest assignment was Covid screening for J& G Foods. I have watched Maeve grow up and am very excited she has decided to join our team!

1808, 2021

Students, Santa and Occupational Health!

Nancy, CEO/Founder of OHC, had an amazing opportunity to present to 74 high school students across the county Zoom to discuss Occupational Health Nursing and how to keep themselves safe as they enter the work force. She was able to co-present with a student who will be a freshman in nursing school this year, Olivia Morrison. She was fantastic!

1108, 2021

Nurse Highlight: Amanda Hazeltine

Amanda Hazeltine joined OHC last November and has been doing covid screenings at a construction site and biotech company. Here is Amanda’s story: 'I was inspired to pursue nursing as a second career after I saw the wonderful nursing and healthcare my mother received during her battle with cancer. After graduation, one of my nursing school friends suggested that I look into Occupational Health Connections, which has turned into a [...]

808, 2021

Welcome to OHC, Michael Daniell!

Welcome Michael Daniell RN to OHC. His first assignment is doing Covid Testing in Lynn, MA at the same site of a carnival. Never boring at OHC! Here is his story. I used to work in the financial services sectors in alternative investments with hedge funds and was a licensed security broker. After several years of doing that I needed to switch into a profession with more heart and a [...]

308, 2021

Nurse Self Care with Sheila Wilson

Sheila Wilson, RN, works for OHC and she is also the President and CEO of Stop Healthcare Violence! She is featured on this wonderful video on the importance of self-care for nurses, Thanks Sheila for always caring about the nurses!

2807, 2021

Welcome to Nicole!

Join us in welcoming our new Operations Manager, Nicole Cirino, to our team! Nicole joins Occupational Health Connections after two years with REI Co-Op as a Marketing and Grants Coordinator in Austin, TX. In that role, she curated and oversaw the nonprofit partnerships under REI's Local Grant Program and assisted in putting on outdoor classes/programs. Her background in partner, operations, and event management for companies like Whole Foods and Paint [...]

2607, 2021

Update for APRNs: Submitting Attestations for Independent Practice Authority

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Drug Control Program has updated the Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR) website so that Nurse Practitioners who are eligible for independent practice authority may NOW submit an attestation that they have satisfied the required 2 years of supervised practice and amend their MCSR to remove their supervising physician(s). Pending any processes that may be implemented by the Board of Registration in Nursing, this is [...]

207, 2021

Polly Baylies, Occupational Health Nurse

Polly Baylies has been an occupational health nurse for a long time and we are delighted she joined our team a few years ago. Here is Polly’s story: I have always loved people. I especially loved babies and small children; I also loved the elderly. As a small child I used to go visit all the old ladies on the road for cookies and tea. I wish I [...]

207, 2021

Esther Tan joined OHC last November

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 [...]

107, 2021

Kim Clark-Connor joined OHC last September

Kim Clark-Connor joined OHC last September to start a new occupational health clinic at Boston Scientific in Quincy, MA. Here is her story: I was a pre-med student, started hearing stories of other pre-med students who were paying hundreds of dollars on application fees and flights around the country for interviews, said no can do and changed my major to nursing. As an RN, I began in a [...]

2706, 2021

Renewed as a Women Business Enterprise

We are thrilled to be renewed as a women business enterprise (WBE) for another three years. Many thanks to the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office for the renewal and recognition of Occupational Health Connections and our Founder/CEO, Nancy Clover. OHC is proud to be a women owned business!

706, 2021

Vickie Puopolo Chipman, RN joined OHC 8 months ago!

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 [...]

706, 2021

Robin Busiek,RN – Airbnb to OHC!

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 [...]

706, 2021

Meet Sandy Leiby, NP

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. [...]

706, 2021

Welcome, Hannah Padykula, to the OHC Team!

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 [...]

706, 2021

Congrats to Our Recent Grads!

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 G., Hallick Lehmann, Matt Morgan, Esther Tan, M. Woods!   Here is a photo of Helen Cohen on graduation day!!!!

1005, 2021

Kathleen Kelly NP joined OHC last June

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 [...]

1005, 2021

Colleen Cudgma RN joined us about a year ago

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, [...]

1005, 2021

Julie Ferrantino joined OHC this year

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 [...]

605, 2021

Claire Hopkins RN Nursing Story

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 [...]

605, 2021

Francis Sabas RN joined OHC this year

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 [...]

605, 2021

Susan Foley RN, BSN Nursing Story

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 [...]

605, 2021

Lisa Greene RN has worked for OHC twice

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: [...]

405, 2021

Ashley Vogiatzis MA joined OHC last July

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 [...]

405, 2021

Sarah Carvell RN joined OHC in 2020

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 [...]

405, 2021

Tiffany Asta RN joined OHC this January

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 [...]

405, 2021

Angelica Frascolla’s Nursing Story

Angelica Frascolla RN joined OHC this month and we are glad she has joined our team. Here is her story: Growing up, I always admired my grandmother for the way she cared for others. Whether it be at her job as a Nurse, or at home; she showed compassion and empathy for others. She was my inspiration to go into nursing, and I was also a nerd for Anatomy [...]

405, 2021

Diane D’Onofrio’s Nursing Story

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 [...]

2404, 2021

Eileen Brown RN has worked with OHC for 16 years!

Eileen Brown RN has worked with OHC for 16 years!!! She has worked for OHC at the Post Office general mail facility, Federal government buildings, Cambridge Health Alliance occ health clinic, Children’s & Brigham & Women’s Hospital doing flu shots, a summer at a construction site but most of the time in employee health at Dana Farber. Eileen is a pleasure to work with and we are always [...]

2404, 2021

Rita Banks RN has worked for OHC for 15 years!

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 [...]

2404, 2021

Nancy & Paul Clover – Bread & Roses Volunteers

"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 [...]

2404, 2021

Rakel Tavitian RN is on her first assignment for OHC

Rakel Tavitian RN is on her first assignment for OHC. She joined our team on a recommendation from another OHC nurse while she completes her NP schooling. We are happy to welcome Rakel to the OHC team!!! Here is Rakel’s story: I got a job 6 years ago at a nursing home to get my foot in the door in the healthcare field. Going into college, I thought [...]

1504, 2021

Kristina Pelletier RN joined OHC last September

Kristina Pelletier RN joined OHC last September. Kristina has helped with covid screenings at Worcester Poly Tech & Holy Cross College as well as the Amazon construction site & Insulet. She is flexible and helpful. We are glad she has joined our team. Here is Kristina’s story: Nursing is actually my second career. I was a hairstylist for over 5 years before going back to school full time [...]

1404, 2021

Barbara Giordani RN, COHN, CCM joined OHC last fall

Barbara Giordani RN, COHN, CCM joined OHC last fall but our paths have crossed for much longer! Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge including case management and utilization review. She is a snowbird – traveling to Florida for the winters. We are glad she is part of OHC when she is back in Massachusetts. Insulet was excited to have her back. Here is Barbara’s story: At the age of [...]

1404, 2021

Matt Morgan RN is new to nursing and OHC

Matt Morgan RN is new to nursing and OHC. He passed his RN boards in September and started picking up time with us shortly after. He has been picking up shifts at Insulet helping with covid screenings. His references stated he was clinically strong, awesome, fast learner, excellent communication and friendly disposition – all great assets for an occ health nurse! Here is Matt’s story: I went to [...]

1404, 2021

We are happy to celebrate Malissa Christeson RN wedding to Patrick O’Brien!

We are happy to celebrate Malissa Christeson RN wedding to Patrick O’Brien! Malissa has worked at multiple sites for OHC – Amgen in Cambridge, Moderna, Dana Farber, WPI, construction sites and now full time opening the occ health clinic in Woburn, MA. Please join us in celebrating Malissa’s wedding!!! Here is Malissa’s story: Hello! My name is Malissa O’Brien formerly known as Malissa Christeson. That’s right, I tied [...]

1104, 2021

Alison O’Neil RN joined OHC last August

Alison O’Neil RN joined OHC last August on the recommendation of her Mom, Beth, the employee health nurse at McLean’s Hospital. Alison had graduated only a few months before and was excited about seeing different sides to nursing. We are very happy she joined our team! Here is Alison’s story: I did not realize I wanted to be a nurse until I had graduated college. But I am [...]

1104, 2021

Kim Juric RN joined OHC about a year ago.

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 [...]

904, 2021

Lori Rumfelt RN has been a part of OHC for 2 years

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 [...]

904, 2021

Maureen Persson RN joined OHC in 2003

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 [...]

904, 2021

Shauna Arapoff RN celebrated her 1 year anniversary with OHC in March

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 [...]

904, 2021

Emily Turner RN joined OHC in September

Emily Turner RN joined OHC in September and has quickly become an important member of our team. She has worked for us at Insulet, multiple construction sites and has been an integral part of the Moderna, nurse response team. Here is Emily’s story: Hi Everyone! My name is Emily and I have been a nurse for over a year. I am finishing up a direct entry master’s program [...]

704, 2021

Sandy Guilfoyle RN is the second longest OHC employee

Sandy Guilfoyle RN is the second longest OHC employee. She will be with OHC for 20 years on July 30th. She started as an LPN and went back to school for her RN. Sandy has been to more different sites than any other nurse. I cannot think of a client in Massachusetts that Sandy has not covered at. She is the first one to raise her hand for [...]

704, 2021

Arline Waecker RN, COHN, CCM joined OHC last June

Arline Waecker RN, COHN, CCM joined OHC last June. She has been working on a construction site in Maine. All the construction workers love her! This is Arline’s story: I had just gotten a divorce in the late 1970’s. I had to do something so I went to nursing school. It was not easy because I worked and had 7 year old. My work let me go to [...]

704, 2021

April Halloran RN joined OHC a year ago

April Halloran RN joined OHC a year ago. She has done a variety of assignments from covid testing for a cruise ship crew, multiple construction sites, flu and covid vaccines. April is flexible, efficient and askes all the right questions. We are very happy to have April as part of our team. Here is April’s story: I graduated with my BSN in nursing from UMass Boston in 2018. [...]

304, 2021

Hallick Lehmann RN joined OHC as a graduate nurse

Hallick Lehmann RN joined OHC as a graduate nurse and stayed once he passed his nursing boards to become a RN! Hallick and I share a love for a good margarita! Here is his story: I went to nursing school because I wanted to make a difference in people's lives on a more personal basis. People deserve to have someone listen to them, care for them, and advocate [...]

304, 2021

Richard Fontaine has been working for OHC for FIFTEEN years

Richard Fontaine has been working for OHC for FIFTEEN years! He has worked at so many companies during his tenure: Federal government, Post Office, Biogen, Dana Farber, Newton Wellesley, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Astra Zeneca, Shire, and Liberty Mutual. His primary sites currently are Gillette and Sanofi. Richard’s dry sense of humor and knowledge of current events makes him wonderful to work with. Here is his story: I [...]

304, 2021

Kim Begin RN has worked for OHC for 4 years

Kim Begin RN has worked for OHC for 4 years. She has done multiple sites including Raytheon, Liberty Mutual, Lahey Clinic, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Pfizer, Brooksby Village, and more. All of these sites always request Kim to return. Kim is flexible, hard working and helpful. We are grateful she is part of our team! Here is Kim’s inspiring story: I was a welfare brat! And lived in a [...]

304, 2021

Sydney Knoll RN joined OHC in 2020

Sydney Knoll RN joined OHC in 2020 and immediately became an important member of our team. She has helped with covid screenings and testing at Insulet and Holy Cross but her primary role for us is part of the Nurse Response Team for Moderna. Why you went to nursing school? I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field but was unsure which route to go. While [...]

304, 2021

Kitzia Colliard RN joined OHC this year while she is in school to get her NP.

Kitzia Colliard RN joined OHC this year while she is in school to get her NP. Here is Kitzia's story: Why nursing school?: I have always known that I wanted to be involved in healthcare however, my path towards that goal changed. Throughout my life my original goal had always been to pursue a career as a medical doctor but it is not until my time as a [...]

2603, 2021

Jen Stanton, NP has been working with OHC since September 2020

Jen Stanton, NP has been working with OHC since September 2020. Here is Jen’s story: I began my educational journey in 1992 attending Middlesex Community College with no idea of what I wanted to do for a career. I took a course called Freshman Seminar and based on my career aptitude scores I learned that my interests were working with people as a health care provider. My first [...]

2603, 2021

Stephanie Grant joined OHC in 2020

Stephanie Grant joined OHC She has had the opportunity to work at Insulet, Gillette and doing COVID vaccines. The photo is of her giving her first covid vaccine! She approaches all assignments with an eagerness to learn. We are glad Stephanie is part of our team. Stephanie Grant Nursing Story: I graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2016. After graduating, I began working as [...]

2603, 2021

Carla Collins NP has been working with OHC since 2017.

Carla Collins NP has been working with OHC since 2017. During this time she had an adorable baby boy. It has been fun working with Carla and watching Theo grow up. Here is Carla's story: I spent the year of 2007 travelling abroad, teaching English, and considering what to do with my life. As the daughter of a rural pediatrician I have always held a strong interest in [...]

2603, 2021

Caitlin Jachimczyk RN is one of our family teams.

Caitlin Jachimczyk RN is one of our family teams. Her Mom also works for OHC and they job share early morning covid clearances at a organic meat packing company. We are happy to have Caitlin as part of our team! Here is Caitlin's story: I went to nursing school because I knew I wanted to follow in my mother’s footsteps and care for those in need. I have [...]

2603, 2021

Gail Maniscalco RN joined OHC is 2020!

Gail Maniscalco RN joined OHC is 2020 – she job shares with another nurse at the Siemen’s site in Tarrytown, NY. Here is Gail’s story: Just a summary of my history. I graduated from college with a psychology degree and a minor in biology. I had three children very quickly..... I worked at the New York telephone company for a short period and then stayed home with the [...]

2603, 2021

Nicole McIrney RN joined OHC this year to help with covid vaccinations and testing.

Nicole McIrney RN joined OHC this year to help with covid vaccinations and testing. She graduated with a BSN from Quinnipiac University in 2019. Nicole has done a great job answering covid vaccine questions and helping people feel comfortable receiving the vaccine. Here is Nicole’s story: Growing up with my mom as a RN was a huge part in why I myself went to nursing school. I had [...]

2503, 2021

Linda Lindell RN has been working with OHC for years

Linda Lindell RN has been working with OHC for years - most recently as a per diem nurse doing flu shots, covid vaccines, and covid screenings at multiple construction sites. Linda is so pleasant to work with and she makes beautiful greeting cards when she is not traveling with her family. Here is Linda's nursing story: When I was a little girl I used to find injured Rabbits [...]

2503, 2021

Jake (John) Schabacker RN joined OHC’s team this August.

Jake (John) Schabacker RN joined OHC’s team this August. He has helped with covid screening, testing, and vaccinations at biotech companies, a construction site and even a cruise ship. Jake is in the blue scrubs in this photo. Here is his story: It was the turn of the millennium and I had just graduated college with a BA in psychology, something I had planned on building on with [...]

2503, 2021

OHC is congratulating Emily Fredrickson on her new job.

OHC is congratulating Emily Fredrickson on her new job. OHC will miss her but excited for her new adventure in nursing! After graduating from BC’s Direct Entry Nursing Program last year, I heard about Occupational Health Connections from a fellow classmate and friend. Though I never pictured myself working in an occupational health nursing role, since I was on the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track, I was intrigued and [...]

2203, 2021

Jane Kelly RN has been working with OHC for almost 3 years

Jane Kelly RN has been working with OHC for almost 3 years. She is one of the most creative nurses that we work with – always coming up with innovative ideas. She also has a large collection of ceramic frogs she keeps in her front yard and I laugh every time she gets a new one. Here is Jane Kelly’s story ... I loved science in high school, [...]

2103, 2021

Milda Walkley RN worked for OHC for over 10 years and now is happily retired.

Milda Walkley RN worked for OHC for over 10 years and now is happily retired. Here is Milda's story: The phone rang. A recruiter asked if I had ER experience. Yes. “Would you like to cover for an industrial nurse?” (Thinking she must mean industrious nurse, aren’t all nurses industrious?) “for 6 weeks in a factory”. Silly woman, nurses don’t work in factories. And so, my baptism as [...]

2103, 2021

Judy Wu RN, BSN has been with OHC since 2013

Judy Wu RN, BSN has been with OHC since 2013 - she has had assignments at multiple hospital sites including: Brigham & Women's, Beth Israel, Carney, Spaulding, Good Smartian, MGH, Dana Farber, and Lahey. As well as assignments for the Federal Government, Liberty Mutual and Shire. We are grateful to have Judy as part of or team! Judy Wu's story: I selected a nursing for my professional career [...]

2003, 2021

Leigh Poitevent, NP has worked for OHC off and on for the last couple of years.

Leigh Poitevent NP has worked for OHC off and on for the last couple of years. Her current assignment is converting her to a full time employee – Congratulations Leigh! Here is Leigh’s story: I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field- I come from a family of medical professionals both grandmothers and my own mother were nurses. I saw, first hand, that caring for [...]

1603, 2021

Shayla Monteiro RN has been working with OHC since Oct 2020!

Shayla Monteiro RN has been working with OHC since Oct 2020 – we are glad she choose to join our team! Here is Shayla’s nursing story! Why you went to nursing school: I always knew that I wanted a job where I could work with others and help people. I love that there are so many options in the field of nursing and different specialties. I knew that [...]

1503, 2021

Larry Reich RN, COHN-S

Larry Reich RN, COHN-S Story I am a retired Army Nurse — Right after graduating Nursing School I went on active duty and have been assigned to many posts and positions During my last tour, I was assigned to Keller Army Hospital at West Point. The local Army Reserve Units would do their 2 weeks of active duty, working with us at Keller. I met a reservist that [...]

1403, 2021

Sheila Wilson RN, BSN, MPH has been an OHC employee since 2013!

Sheila Wilson RN, BSN, MPH has been an OHC employee since 2013! Here is her story! It was May 1979. As I stood in line with my classmates to receive our diplomas, I could feel my emotions running high. I looked in the stands and saw the people that supported me and the tears just started running down my face. I am blessed, I am going to be [...]

1003, 2021

Nurse Joan Chane retires after 13 years working for OHC!

Nurse Joan Chane retires after 13 years working for OHC!!! We wish her much health, happiness and adventures! Mom told me I would become a nurse when I was about 10 years old – I never questioned it – The choice was simple. So it started with a certificate program after high school at Mercy Hospital. This was the beginning of a long road to achieve what I searched [...]

303, 2021

Plum Island woman plays small part in saving world

Plum Island woman plays small part in saving world By Jim Sullivan [email protected] | The Daily News of Newburyport An occupational health nurse recently made a vow to herself that she’d do whatever she could to help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to some help from her employer, Fran Gerroir, who works at Occupational Health Connections in Methuen, has spent the past few weeks [...]

303, 2021

Ellen Dobson is celebrating 20 years at Occ Health Connections!

Ellen's journey: The years, how fast they have gone by. Looking back over my nursing career, I see myself as a new grad from U.Mass Boston in 1986; floor nursing, supervisor, home health, employee health/infection control. I found I like working with people instead of bacteria/viruses and thus pursued employee health/ occupational health. A chance phone call from Nancy Clover at a manufacturing health services dept. I was [...]

2510, 2020

Celebrating OHC’s 20 years of success!

May 1, 2020 was OHC’s 20th Birthday! A quick reflection: Started the business in my living room with a small desk, computer and a land line that also could fax (yup no cell phones yet) My son, Joey was 10 and my daughter, Teri, was 2. Paul was still working at Arthur D Little. I still work out of my living room but my desk now takes up 2 [...]

2110, 2020

5 Questions You Should Ask

5 Questions You Should Ask Patients During An Occupational Health Hearing Screening An occupational hearing screening is highly important. Not only can it determine whether an employee is hearing well enough to perform their job duties, it can also help deduce if noise hazards in the workplace are causing a person hearing damage. A occupational hearing healthcare practitioner’s duty is to ensure nothing is missed during this examination. [...]

110, 2020

OSHA’s new FAQs

OSHA’s new FAQs The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published additional frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus. OSHA’s new FAQs provide information to help employers apply the agency’s existing injury and illness recording and reporting requirements to the coronavirus. In particular, the FAQs provide guidance on [...]

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