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September 2011 - Posts

Raising the Bar in Rehab

Michigan and Childhood Obesity
by Lisa West
News came out recently about a new initiative in Michigan for state-wide tracking of pediatric BMI (body-mass index) values. The rationale behind the new policy is that physicians will see the data and be more likely to discuss healthy weight and lifestyles Read More...
Love and Marriage
by Lisa West
I got married today. It was a magical day, filled with love and laughter of our family. We decided to make the celebration a small gathering, with only our parents, siblings and grandparents present as we exchanged vows. The day before the wedding, our Read More...
New Software
by Lisa West
Yesterday I spent the entire day at a training session for a new software system. Starting in November, we will transition to software that allows better documentation for both outpatient and inpatient and is used widely across many hospitals in Wisconsin. Read More...
First Impressions and Quick Decisions
by Lisa West
I finished reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, finally, after it sat on my bedside table for a few months. Some nights I am too tired to read, and sometimes I'm just not in the mood for the subject. Anyway, I was able to take away some pretty interesting Read More...
Level II Promotion
by Lisa West
When I was growing up, and even before I started working as an adult, I always thought promotions were handed out. So many television shows and movies show employees sitting in an office, hearing the good news from their boss as if they hadn't expected Read More...


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