Cathy Vollmer Cathy Vollmer
A registered nurse, Cathy Vollmer is VP of operations at Conexus Medstaff.

What Does Vacancy Mean to You?

The last two years has been challenging for the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals, especially registered nurses. This decline in healthcare talent has significantly ...

Pandemic to Endemic: Taking Care of Our Healthcare Professionals

ABC News reports, “Pandemics are a widespread, rapid spread of disease, with exponentially rising cases over a large area. Endemic viruses, meanwhile, are constantly present and ...

Keeping Nurses in Nursing: The Future of Healthcare

We all have the same goal: We want and need to keep nurses in the nursing profession.  Our nurses are burned out and dissatisfied with healthcare, inadequate staffing, high acuity, ...

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Combat Meeting Fatigue with a Hybrid Work Model

When Covid-19 restrictions started and employees began working remote, the idea of having meetings on Zoom, Teams and other video conferencing platforms sounded like a good idea – ...

Can Nurses Make a Difference in Health Equity?

Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status across various social groups and their access and achievement of optimal health, which unfortunately is often the ...

Stabilization of the Healthcare Workforce

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every single person in one way or another, leaving no one unscathed. Healthcare and the healthcare system alike have been directly affected and forever ...

The Role of Nurses in Addressing Social Determinants of Health

The impact of social determinants on individuals is vast and diverse. They can impact an individual’s understanding of healthcare for themselves and their family as well as affect ...

How Can Healthcare in Rural Communities Survive?

Competition to recruit registered nurses is fierce, especially experienced nurses. For rural healthcare facilities, competing for nurses is even more compressed due to the experience, ...

Vaccine Planning? Include Your Contracted Providers

Recently, our hospitals have started administering Covid-19 vaccination to our healthcare workers. This should come as fantastic news, as it would seem that a very valuable protection ...

The Impending Skills Gap in Healthcare

Normally, healthcare workers — nurses, therapists, etc. — will complete classroom as well as in-person practical clinical training as part of the education required to practice ...

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