Traditional Visiting Nurses

Lindsey Potts-Szoke Brings Calming Presence to New Moms on Whidbey Island

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso She might receive a text from a new mom with a picture of a baby’s rash and the question, “Is this normal?” or spend two hours talking with a mom whose husband [...]

Sue Waddingham Returns to the Roots of Nursing

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Sue Waddingham was 16 years old, she came upon the scene of a bad motorcycle accident. “It was pretty clear that it was going to be a fatality,” she recalled. “And [...]

Inspired by Visiting Nurses as a Child, Melissa Ludwig Now a Visiting Nurse for NMCRS

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso During the night, Melissa Ludwig’s grandfather would wake up and call out for his Army buddies—the men he had served with in World War II. Even after he couldn’t remember his wife, [...]

New Visiting Nurse Watched Her First Baby Being Born While In High School

The first time she watched a baby being born, Katelyn Hamel was still in high school, doing a rotation in the labor and delivery ward for her anatomy class. “I knew from that point on that [...]

From Spider Bites and Coyote Wounds to TBI and PTSD, Nurse Susan Zebedies Has Treated It All

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Not every nurse has treated spider and tick bites along with wounds inflicted by coyotes and wild horses. But NMCRS Visiting Nurse Susan Zebedies has. “Nursing in the desert is different than [...]

Visiting Nurse Cheryl Mills Brings Maternal Instinct to Help New Moms Cultivate Theirs

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Cheryl Mills remembers her mom leaving the house in the early morning before the sun had risen. “When she was a nurse, nurses wore white and those little hats,” Mills recalled. “I [...]

Celebrating 10 Years of NMCRS Service: Sue Lado on the Importance of Listening

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso As a young girl, Sue Lado watched her sister and her husband struggle to find services. Her brother-in-law was injured in Vietnam and became a quadriplegic. Sue had no idea that she [...]

National Nurses Week 2016: Esther Valier Brings Healing and Wholeness to New Moms and Babies

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Trusting her own instincts and her body’s ability to do what it was meant to do, Esther Valier gave birth to her daughter Leala (her second child) at home in rural Arizona [...]

National Nurses Week 2016: Peggy Walker Helps Seniors Age with Grace

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso At 107 years old, Mary lives alone in her family home and walks out to the mailbox every day. She doesn’t drive anymore and someone comes in to clean, but she still [...]

National Nurses Week 2016: Sandy Thompson Shines a Light on the Path of Parenthood

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso If you’ve never given birth, it’s easy to underestimate the intensity of the physical and emotional transition to parenthood. “It’s just a dark path and nobody shines a light on it,” explained [...]

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