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Mar 22 2015
Relationship-Based Care in Action

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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How do St. Joseph’s colleagues see Relationship-based Care (RBC) in everyday action? Is it the new fad of the decade, or the thread that weaves together our core values as we live our mission to honor the Sacred?

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Mar 15 2015
A Complex, Chronic Illness that Needs a Cure

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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I had planned to write about a different topic this morning, but then I read yet another article about gun violence in our city.

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Mar 8 2015
Taking Control of Technology

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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It is time to admit that I am overwhelmed with technology. Email… LinkedIn… Facebook… Instant Messaging… Skype… I could go on for three more lines.

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Mar 1 2015
Our Dedicated Emergency Room Staff

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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It has been quite the winter. Very sick people have been arriving at our Emergency Department in severe weather conditions. On top of that, the flu has added to the challenges.

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Feb 25 2015
A Reflection on Aging – How Will You Make the Most of It?

By: Kathryn Ruscitto  Blog: Advancing Excellence

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My mother turned 90 in November and we celebrated that great milestone with a party of family and friends. She continues to drive, volunteer three days a week, make sandwiches for the Assumption Church Food Pantry, and be active in her church and senior center. We have a good friend who turns 98 this year. She is still active on community boards, and loves to travel. She will expect lots of dancing at her birthday party! Finally, my father-in-law passed away two weeks ago at age 86. He worked until he was 80, creating spiral staircases and ornamental iron work. These three wonderful examples reflect what the “third age” is beginning to become: Energetic people who remain active, contribute to communities, and stay very engaged in life.

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