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Guiding Our FUTURES Forward

The FUTURES program is built to “develop innovators and dreamers for the Netsmart of tomorrow.” Interns are called FUTURES because they are the future of Netsmart. FUTURES are given a project to work on throughout the summer, followed by a chance to “strut” what they’ve learned before the program ends. The goal is to allow students to grow their passion within Netsmart, learn new professional and leadership skills and collaborate among each other.

Over the years, the FUTURES program has almost doubled in size and includes students in areas of consulting, marketing, HR, finance and engineering. We spoke with previous FUTURES who are now Netsmart associates to share about their experiences and what they would recommend to those who are joining the program for the first time.

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Brightening 2020 with our FUTURES’ Arrival

2020 has been a year of adaptation, teaching us all to remain agile and make the best of the opportunities presented to us. One of the biggest changes this year has been transitioning to a virtual workforce, which includes the Netsmart summer internship program. Our FUTURES are leveraging their technical expertise to adapt to our first fully virtual summer internship.

Check out the Q&A below to learn more about some of our FUTURES and their digital experience so far here at Netsmart.

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Meet the Clinicians: Kelli Heathman

We are privileged to work with many associates who have firsthand clinical experience. These talented individuals work together with our technology teams and clients to ensure we’re delivering solutions that work in the real world – not just the testing lab.

In this series, we spotlight individuals who now apply their skills and wealth of knowledge to meet and exceed the needs of our clients.

Kelli Heathman – Talent Acquisition Partner

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Generosity Unmasked

As many of us continue to work virtually from the safety of our homes, many individuals do not have that option. Many of our friends, family and peers are working at the forefront of COVID-19. Without proper personal protective equipment (PPE), people with jobs deemed “essential,” especially in the medical field, are potentially exposed to the virus just by going into work every day. Not to mention the shortage of PPE in many places, therefore not everyone has access to necessary face masks, shields and other protective gear.

With this shortage in mind, Netsmart associate Nicole Slaughter gathered supplies and took matters into her own hands. Slaughter and her husband worked to support frontline employees who are courageously serving our communities during this difficult time.

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Meet the Clinicians: Amy Wilson

We are privileged to work with many associates who have firsthand clinical experience. These talented individuals work together with our technology teams and clients to ensure we’re delivering solutions that work in the real world – not just the testing lab.

In this series, we spotlight individuals who now apply their skills and wealth of knowledge to meet and exceed the needs of our clients.

Amy Wilson – Senior Solution Strategist

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The Power of Kindness Amid a Pandemic 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has recently changed many elements of our daily life, and that includes the lives of those living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. These individuals often rely on visitors to keep them company, and due to recent circumstances, many facilities are discouraging or suspending non-medically necessary visits.

But even with new standards in place, many organizations are going above and beyond to make their residents feel loved and supported.

Hear from two Netsmart associates as they share their mothers’ unique experiences in their respective assisted living facilities.

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404 Found: National Engineers Week

In recognition of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting the background of six Netsmart engineers! Whether working in our Overland Park, Springfield, Louisville, San Jose or Great River office, their invaluable work supports our overarching mission to equip providers with seamless, secure and intuitive technology.

Continue reading to hear how each associate found their passion for the field, what they enjoy most about being an engineer and how they continue to develop their skills at Netsmart.

We appreciate the work of all our engineers this and every other week of the year.

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Sarah Shimmies Away the Stigma with Netsmart Client, KidsTLC

Shortly after joining Netsmart in May of 2019, Sarah Owings toured KidsTLC during her onboarding training. While visiting their campus to observe firsthand how our solutions impact the lives of individuals and families in their care, she immediately felt bonded to the organization and was eager to support their mission. It wasn’t until a few months later while surrounded by friends and enjoying the 2019 BMA Foundation’s Dine & Dance with the Stars event that her opportunity presented itself. A girls’ night out quickly evolved into an unforgettable journey of personal growth and connection to a Netsmart client for Sarah, as one of the charities included in the benefit was KidsTLC. It was in that very moment Sarah knew she would be dancing on the floor in 2020 to support KidsTLC.

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Zeroing in on Leadership

While we spared them from parading around in a cap and grown, we still recognized the 2019 SOAR and inSPIRE participants on their recent graduation at Arrowhead Stadium. The programs provide year-round support and resources to current and emerging Netsmart leaders. Grounded in the five LeadSmart Expectations, both programs aim to expand each participant’s leadership skills and potential. To ensure we continue to increase innovation, productivity and incorporate the Netsmart mission, it’s vital we invest in our leadership. Continue reading to learn more about the SOAR and inSPIRE programs.

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Why Hospice Care Matters to Me: April’s Story

In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we’re proudly featuring our associates’ personal connections to hospice by sharing their My Hospice stories.  Continue reading to find out how fulfilling her mother’s final request led to the creation of a hospice support organization that grants gifts of comfort

In 2009, I received a phone call that my mother, Janet, was coughing up blood in the ER. We soon found out that mom had stage IV lung cancer, which rapidly spread to her breast, and then to her brain.

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