Charity Begins at Home

October 25, 2013

“Charity begins at home, but should not end there.” This quote has a number of variations and has been attributed to many authors over the years, but in the end,…

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The Government May be Shutdown, but we Still Need You

October 11, 2013

As the partial government shutdown closes in on the end of its second week, and the world nervously turns its attention to the possible default of the US Treasury, there is…

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Embracing Our New Leadership

October 4, 2013

On Sept. 20, America’s Blood Centers announced the hiring of Christine Zambricki, DNAP, CRNA, as ABC’s new CEO. I hope readers were as impressed as ABC staff was with her…

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Value-Added Services

September 27, 2013

I dislike the term “value-added.” I realize why the term exists and the importance of differentiating between delivering blood products and providing a comprehensive service approach to support hospitals. I…

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Leveraging Talents for Success

September 20, 2013

As this Newsletter goes to print, America’s Blood Centers’ 12th bi-annual Financial Management Workshop will coming to a close. It is amazing how far this workshop has progressed since 1990…

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Jason and the Algorithms

September 13, 2013

I distinctly recall my aunt and uncle taking my cousins and me to a drive-in theater back in 1963 to see that year’s big special-effects film, “Jason and the Argonauts.”…

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“Star Wars” or Looking for Trouble?

September 6, 2013

I always told my kids to be careful turning over rocks – there might be a scorpion there to sting them. The warning came from my clinical experience, watching colleagues…

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Change for the Better

August 30, 2013

There has been a whole lot of talk about change lately – nationally, locally, and even personally, change has been a common subject of conversation. Our national healthcare system is…

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Why do we do What we do?

August 23, 2013

Yes, I know the primary reason that we “do what we do” is to help connect donors and patients by providing life-saving blood products. In this case, I’m asking a…

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America's Blood Centers: Power in Numbers

August 16, 2013

You may already be aware, either by attending or hearing about it, that America’s Blood Centers just completed a very successful Summer Meeting (formerly the Interim Meeting). The meeting provided…

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