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

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 ...

If Left Untreated: The Fallout of Nurse Fatigue and Burnout

It seems like only yesterday we were raising the flag on the importance of our nurses and their impact on quality outcomes and patient care always, but particularly in the midst of ...

Where Have All the CNAs Gone?

CNAs. These positions are vital to our staffing models, partnering with registered nurses to take on certain ratios or acuity of patients. Nurses rely on CNAs to support their work ...

Diversity and Cultural Inclusion in Nursing — Part 2

In my last post, I discussed diversity and inclusion from the level of healthcare providers, and how the cultural composition of the workforce as well as the public — patients — ...

Diversity and Cultural Inclusion In Nursing

Amidst the Black Lives Matter movement, healthcare organizations are finding it necessary to address something we had silently thought we had already addressed — treating all patients ...

The Long-term Impact of Covid-19 on the Nursing Shortage

As a nurse, and a healthcare staffing professional, I can say that the Covid-19 pandemic has been “unique.” I worked as a RN during HIV and was providing healthcare personnel during ...

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