Adult day center workers reap rich rewards

The roles in an adult day center vary by the center's specialty, but everyone who works there should have certain qualities, according to the directors of two area centers.

All in a day's work: Marcia Carlson, clinical social worker

July 27, 2011
All in a day's work: Marcia Carlson, clinical social worker
Marcia Carlson, a licensed clinical social worker at Mercy Cancer Resource Center in Coon Rapids and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Unity Hospital in Fridley, talks about her work.

All in a day's work: Katie Johnson, pulmonary function technologist

July 20, 2011
All in a day's work: Katie Johnson, pulmonary function technologist
Katie Johnson, a pulmonary function technologist at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, talks about her job.
Healthcare Careers
July 20, 2011

Urology professionals offer life-changing help

Their patients may be squeamish or embarrassed about the conditions they treat, but nurse practitioners and physician assistants in urology can make a huge difference to their lives.
Healthcare Careers
July 13, 2011

Psychiatry a surprising detour for PAs

Elise Haupt was hoping to land a physician assistant position in a community health care setting in the Twin Cities when she graduated from George Washington University last August.
Healthcare Careers
July 13, 2011

All in a day's work: Gina Vogel, an endoscopy technician at Hennepin County Medical Center

All in a day’s work: Gina Vogel, an endoscopy technician at Hennepin County Medical Center, talks about her job.
Healthcare Careers
July 6, 2011

Hands-Off Health Care

Health care jobs don't have to involve hands-on care. A health care organization, like any large corporation or even a small town, has a variety of roles and responsibilities that make them function the way they do.
Healthcare Careers
June 29, 2011

Unruly Patients Challenge Health Care Workers

Warm weather brings lots of opportunities for Minnesotans to be outdoors and have fun. Unfortunately, some take it too far and end up at hospital emergency departments.
Healthcare Careers
June 29, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Robert Anderson, MD, a Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist with Summit Orthopedics

All in a Day’s Work: Robert Anderson, MD, a hand and upper extremity specialist with Summit Orthopedics, talks about his job
Healthcare Careers
June 22, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Sue Nicholson, RN, a Nurse at WestHealth Urgent Care in Plymouth

All in a Day’s Work: Sue Nicholson, RN, a nurse at WestHealth Urgent Care in Plymouth, talk about her job.
Healthcare Careers
June 22, 2011

Nephrology Nursing Offers Personal Rewards

Caring for patients with chronic kidney disease allows some nurses to get to know their patients well while educating and treating them.
Healthcare Careers
June 15, 2011

Bright Spots on Children's Mental Health Horizon

Initiatives may increase the number of child psychiatrists and improve overall mental health care availability for patients.
Healthcare Careers
June 15, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Julie Mikkelson, a Physician Liaison with Fairview Health Services

All in a Day's Work: Julie Mikkelson, a physician liaison with Fairview Health Services, talks about her job
Healthcare Careers
June 8, 2011

School's Out, Job Hunt's On

Competition from experienced workers remains stiff, so grads need to work harder to find health care jobs this summer.
Healthcare Careers
June 8, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Dee-Ana Farness, a Licensed Social Worker at Pinnacle Services in Minneapolis

All in a Day's Work: Dee-Ana Farness, a licensed social worker at Pinnacle Services in Minneapolis, talks about her job
Healthcare Careers
June 1, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Jody Garey, a Dental Laboratory Technician at DSG Boos Dental Laboratory in Golden Valley

Jody Garey, a dental laboratory technician at DSG Boos Dental Laboratory in Golden Valley, talks about her job.
Healthcare Careers
June 1, 2011

Physician Assistants Do the Rounds - and More

The career of physician assistant came about when corpsmen who returned from Vietnam wanted to use their medical experience on the home front. PAs, who work under the supervision of physicians, have come a long way since then.
Healthcare Careers
May 25, 2011

Hard Work Helps Miracles Happen

They work with the sickest children in the hospital, the ones who've been given one more chance at life: a transplant.
Healthcare Careers
May 25, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Optometrist Dr. Chad Legois

Dr. Chad Legois, an optometrist at LasikPlus in Maple Grove, talks about his work.
Healthcare Careers
May 18, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Physical Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist, Carmela Claypool

Carmela Claypool, a physical therapist and lymphedema specialist at United Hospital and at the Sister Kenny outpatient lymphedema clinic in St. Paul, talks about her work.
Healthcare Careers
May 17, 2011

Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency

Medical reserve corps stand at the ready to supplement hospitals and clinics during public health emergencies. Although well-established in every Minnesota county, they still need volunteers, especially nurses.
Healthcare Careers
May 11, 2011

All in a Day's Work: Lisa Peterson is a Special Education Teacher for the St. Paul Public Schools

Q: What's a typical workday like for you?
Healthcare Careers
May 11, 2011

Surgical Techs Are Right in the Action

You might call them a surgeon's extra set of hands. Surgical technologists gown and glove the surgeon, hand instruments to the surgeon and may retract the patient's wound for the surgeon to gain greater access.