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

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 ...

After the Lockdown: What Will the Return to Office Look Like?

It seems like we all have our groove going on remote working. We have technology, communications, metrics and reports and a work routine, and then we hear: return to the office. What ...

Inspiring Productivity and Unity Among Your Remote Workers

Now more than ever, our world is in a minute-by-minute state of change for which we do not see a return to steady state in the foreseeable future. So how do we push forward and create ...

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