International Nurses Day occurs around the world on May 12 each year, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing due to her significant contributions during the Crimean War. The International Council of Nurses has celebrated this day since 1965 to mark the many contributions nurses make to society.
Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. There are a number of positions featuring nurses within Crawford and Broadspire®, including field case manager, telephonic case manager, senior nurse reviewer, Utilization Management reviewer, the Medical Review analyst on the Medical Bill Review team, and the Clinical Program nurse in the Medical Department, to name a few.
In honor of International Nurses Day, we’re spotlighting our invaluable case managers, why they chose to enter the profession, and what they love most about their jobs.
“It brings joy to my heart to see the relief on a client’s face or the face of their caregiver when I’ve been able to alleviate a burden from their shoulders. Maybe I was able to get needed respite care in place for the family, maybe I was able to increase my client’s quality of life by getting them a needed piece of equipment¬–but it’s that smile and peace of mind that I can help bring to the client and/or their family that is absolutely priceless to me.” – Rachel Lopez, MSW, CRC of Mesquite, Texas
“With care management, I can help fix problems and bring comfort and happiness to my clients. I love being able to walk into a client’s home and do my evaluation with just a little bit of information, and then discovering additional needs than were first identified by the family or trust officer.” – Diane Willis, RN, clinical manager
“I love coaching and training other case managers to be advocates.” – Barbara Arnold, product manager, Catastrophic Case Management and Life Care Planning