Circle of Life Community Hospice

Circle of Life Community Hospice

    by Corrine Casanova   Recently I had coffee with Michelle Cagle who is an Administrator at Circle of Life Community Hospice in Reno. Michelle was happy to answer my questions.   What is hospice care? Hospice is a program for people in the advanced stages of a chronic or terminal illness who have…

Think first Northern Nevada

An Ounce of Prevention – Think First

by Corrine Casanova We’ve all heard the adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure which essentially means it’s easier to stop something before it happens than to repair it after the damage is done. This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to brain and spinal cord injury. In fact,…

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Creating a Better Work-Life Balance

by Allyson Lambert What if we re-charged ourselves as much as we charge our phones? That’s the question I set out to answer last summer when I began exploring the topic of work-life balance for business owners. As entrepreneurs, we have the ability to create our ideal lifestyle. However, the truth is, most of us…

Can Your Company Add Health Care Benefits for Free?

Can Your Company Add Health Care Benefits for Free?

   by Mike Menath Reality is settling in for business owners in the northern Nevada: If you want to remain competitive in the labor market, you’ve got to offer health care benefits to your employees. When the United States economy collapsed in 2008, northern Nevada was among the hardest hit in the nation. As a…

Access to Rural Healthcare

Giving Locally to Impact Globally

By Corrine Casanova Working toward a world in which all communities have access to quality healthcare is the mission of Advocates for Rural Community Health (ARCH) which is located Reno. It’s the brainchild of Leissan Sadykova, a human rights advocate, who got her master’s degree in Diplomacy and Military Studies with an emphasis on Post-Conflict…

Nursing School

Orvis School of Nursing

by Corrine Casanova   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the three million nurses working in healthcare, 1.2 million vacancies will emerge for registered nurses by 2022. By 2025, the shortfall is expected to be “more than twice as large as any nurse shortage in the mid-1960s,” according to a 2009 research paper…

Experience Matters (When It Matters Most)

Experience Matters (When It Matters Most)

by Corrine Casanova   What’s the value of serving 36 years in a single industry? According to Mike Menath, president of Menath Insurance, the answer is both predictable and precise: “Experience.” Being in the daily business of unforeseen emergencies, he’s witnessed just about everything you could imagine.   He’s been the calm in the storm…

Treating Prostate Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

Treating Prostate Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

by Stephanie Audain   September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month observed every year in the United States by health experts, advocates and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk…

Secrets to Employee Retention

Secrets to Employee Retention

Kevin Curtis, AFLAC Regional Sales Coordinator/Director, has managed to keep a 94 percent employee retention rate for the past four years despite a booming job market. According to a 2015 BenchmarkPro Survey, voluntary and non-voluntary employee turnover in the insurance industry is 12.2 percent. What’s his secret? Curtis credits the low turnover rate to several…