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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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What Home Care Means to Me: Deborah’s Story

To honor National Home Care and Hospice Month, we’re proud to share one associate’s personal connection to the home care field.  Continue reading to learn how the compassionate care Deborah’s grandfather received  inspires her work at Netsmart today. 

“Just another fleeting moment,” my grandpa used to say. One to always find the joy in each moment – no matter how fleeting it was – best described my grandpa.

Grandpa was the light during a dark day. The roaring laugh at a party. And the wise counsel when life got complicated. He made everyone around him happier, kinder, better.

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Why Hospice Care Matters to Me: Emily’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 why solution marketing specialist Emily Eastin believes hospice is an invaluable service. 

My first experience with a hospice nurse was my teacher in high school. She coached me through my certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification. She was understanding and kind, emphasizing that my focus must always be on the patient and their family.

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