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Default  Posted: 9:45 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

Almost 18 months, I embarked on the screening mammogram crusade of my life. At that time, I was the clinic manager of community health center with 1 free screening mammogram event whenever the county hospital decided to play nice neighbor. After much struggles with the local for profit hospitals and one deal with the breast health tyrant, I was able to secure three free screening mammogram events per month and a few diagnostics as well. Anyhow, I got promoted in January so I don't longer over the breast health program at the clinic on a day to day basis but as the Access Manager I must be included in the reports. Guess what? Our annual report shows that 2 women had successfully completed breast cancer treatment and currently in remission thanks to early detection Needless to say, I started crying like a fool when I read the report. I know that in the great scheme of public health 2 cases are not statistically significant but I can't help to feel on top of the world

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Posts: 3344 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Dallas, Texas
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Default  Posted: 11:03 PM, June 30th (Sunday)


THAT'S AWESOME!! As a direct result of YOUR actions, two lives (at least) were saved.

Way to go!

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Default  Posted: 11:32 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

Thank you for what you're doing. It really DOES make a difference.

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Default  Posted: 2:29 AM, July 1st (Monday)

You should be on top of the world... you can actually know that you made a difference in 2 peoples lives - not to mention those that love them.

Awesome... YOU are my hero.

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Posts: 5333 | Registered: Jul 2012 | From: Florida
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Default  Posted: 6:21 AM, July 1st (Monday)

That is wonderful! those 2 women don't think it is "not statistically significant"

I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.

Posts: 13260 | Registered: Oct 2005 | From: GA
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Default  Posted: 7:07 AM, July 1st (Monday)

How wonderful, traicionada!

You can call me NIK

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- Carlos Santana

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Default  Posted: 7:41 AM, July 1st (Monday)

those 2 women don't think it is "not statistically significant"


You done good, traci

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20330 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
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Default  Posted: 7:44 AM, July 1st (Monday)

Not statistically significant? I bet their loved ones have a differing opinion.

Isn't it great when we can help people who really truly need it, and they have great outcomes?

Being a Care Manager now, I get to do similar things on a nearly daily basis. It is awesome!!!

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Posts: 8744 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Member # 10310
Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

Thanks SI peeps! I love my job and the difference it makes in the community but sometimes it is so hard to feel like we're really making a difference, especially when the reports start with "while the project has not achieved..." Blah, blah, blah! It's two women, we should be writing "Yay"

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Posts: 3344 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Dallas, Texas
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