Workplace Wellness

Avoiding Burnout at Work

By Julie Stephenson, Patient Experience Manager at Southwest Health. In 2017 USA Today reported 78% of Americans were struggling with living paycheck to paycheck and it was affecting their health. Today, workers remain stressed out and on the verge of burnout, and it’s affecting not only their productivity but their job satisfaction as well. Though [read more]

5 Creative Ways to Get Moving

Americans are busier than they’ve ever been before, BUT they are also spending a lot more time sitting.  This means that while we have more obligations to our careers, communities, our children’s activities, etc., we’re doing the majority of these things while remaining relatively sedentary.  So how do we stay active and maintain our obligations? [read more]

Taking Pictures, from the inside.

By Sara Phillips, BS, RT, R, MR, M – Lead MRI Technologist at Southwest Health Ever wonder what it takes to work with those big, expensive machines that take pictures of people’s insides? Or what kind of training you need to have to get through all of those secured doors? My interest in Radiology began [read more]


By Robb Pastor, RN, MBA, FACHE, Chief Clinical Officer at Southwest Health I’m often asked, “What’s it like to be a male nurse?” Usually, I respond with “Have you seen the movie Meet the Parents? It’s not much different.” Like the character Greg Fokker, I’ve suffered my share of razzing from the guys I grew [read more]

How to become a Director of H.I.M.

By Andrea Pastor Ever wanted to get into a healthcare career but you’re too squeamish around blood? That was the case for me, too. I also knew that I wanted to one day have a family and perhaps even a regular 9 to 5 type position, so I would have time for them. Then, when [read more]

WE DID IT! Small steps and a kind coach helped Jaime lose 202 pounds.

“I had a really great childhood,” Jaime Bies says with a beaming smile. With confidence and energy she hasn’t felt since her weight began to roller coaster after high school, she now eagerly shares the story of her struggle with being overweight and the impact it’s made on her life. “I wasn’t so overweight when [read more]