Hi Melanie! I did post a welcome to you but don’t see it here so I post it again! Is your hospital a Critical Access Hospital? What a blessing to have been there 20 years. That really helps build good relationships. I can identify with your feelings of being considered a bit ‘fringe’ to the inner workings of healthcare. I especially feel that at discharge planning meetings where most of the conversation is around physical care and what needs to be charted for reimbursement. It’s not that my input is not valued. It just doesn’t need to be documented on those reimbursement forms!
Thanks and I have learned from your reflections posted this week!