Strait On: Nursing program at Physicians for Healthy Hospitals top-notch

Photo courtesy of Rusty StraitRusty Strait. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter I recently met with a group of newly-graduated registered nurses and their supervisors at Physicians for Healthy Hospitals, Inc. (formerly known as Valley Health Systems). I received a crash course in the hospital’s rigorous eight-week orientation/preceptor program, where these ambitious, young men and women are beginning their careers in the TLC world of medicine. I had the pleasure of speaking with Maria Siqueiros, human resources supervisor; Michele Bird, vice president, human resources; and Kathryn McLaughlin, chief nursing officer and chief operations officer. “These young people have no duty experience, having never worked as an RN. Perhaps they have

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