Wanted to follow up with one last word on the millennial subject, since my story for H&HN‘s November issue has garnered so much conversation. Here’s my response to what some of the experts said about us (hint: I don’t agree with all of it).
It’s been awhile, but I wanted to check back in and let you know that I’ve authored my first cover story for Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, titled “What Millennial Managers Will Do For Health Care.” It’s an in-depth look at the proclivities of this booming generation — my generation — and how to best work with us as we begin to dominate the hospital workforce.
It was intriguing to hear experts ascribe widespread and specific qualities to my generation, many of which I never previously associated with us. But the numbers don’t lie: there are patterns in our behavior that you’re better off understanding from the get-go. Give it a read and let me know what you think.
As some of you know, I’ve run a comedy collective for a few years. On September 26 we boldly asked our community for money to help us fulfill our mission, but we provided beer, pizza, entertainment and plenty of first-rate standup comedy in exchange. The fundraiser was a hit, and even got a writeup in the Logan Squarist!
I am pleased to announce that I accepted an offer for a Media Specialist position at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and began working in this role full time on Sept.2, 2014. What an exciting step this has been! I’m currently working to support the digital success of three award-winning healthcare magazines published by the AHA through search engine optimization, digital editing, writing, Google Analytics and more. I’m impressed by the organization and my team, and could not be happier with this move.
I was so pleased to have my first piece for the Chicago Tribune published on September 18. Read here about the avocado smoothie I had the pleasure of drinking — and writing about– for this esteemed paper.