Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Howard Dean endorses Office of the National Nurse!

Nurse Ratched interviewing Howard Dean:

Question: Preventative healthcare is a key component in the healthcare reform debate. What are your thoughts on a proposal that would make the Chief Nurse Officer of the United States Public Health Service the National Nurse? In your opinion, would establishing the Office of the National Nurse have any impact on health promotion or on healthcare reform?

Answer: As a lot of people know, I am a huge supporter of the Office of National Nurse, and since Congress has been slow to act, I am hoping some changes can be made directly by HHS while we await more complete action by Congress.

Complete interview is found here:

NOTE: Nurse Ratched gave permission for this to be posted.


Sunday, August 02, 2009


listener's grandniece, Ally Mae, is doing well with her neuroblastoma treatments.

:-) So, yesterday her family gathered to celebrate. :-)
Ally was wearing the sparkly shoes that our own blogger Susan sent to her! ♥
listener was amazed to receive a High-5 from Ally (before Ally had to use Purell, of course).
The family is so deeply grateful for all the support from loved ones and loving strangers!