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From Medical Assistant to the Main Lab - Meet the Newest Main Lab Team Member

by Juliana Dalessandro | May 21, 2019

Please join me in welcoming our newest addition to the Main Lab Team in Holyoke, MA, Ricardo Pacheco! 

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Take it to the Hoop - Employee Spotlight, Dr. Brenda Barker, Anderson, IN

by Juliana Dalessandro | May 13, 2019

A few weeks ago, Rachael Morones, Center Manager, Anderson, IN was invited to attend a leadership luncheon where the keynote speaker was Allison Barber, PhD,  the newly hired President for the WNBA team Indiana Fever.  

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Celebrate National Nurses Week May 6th - 12th!

by Juliana Dalessandro | May 7, 2019

May 6th begins National Nurses Week, which runs through May 12th.   According to the American Nurses Association, "In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.  National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday."

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Sam Trainor Takes the Gold, Silver and Bronze!!

by Juliana Dalessandro | May 6, 2019

Last week, the CleanSlate leadership team met in Brentwood,, TN for their monthly combined clinical and operations meeting.  However, Michael Trainor, Director of Informatics, had a very good reason for not being there last week. 

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National Nurses Week Begins May 6th!

by Juliana Dalessandro | May 2, 2019

Next week, beginning May 6th, we recognize National Nurses Week.  CleanSlate has approximately 78 Nurse Practitioners across the organization who treat our patients.  Our Nurse Practitioners play a key role in CleanSlate’s care model and help deliver the quality care our patients have come to expect from us in order to help them achieve the lives they want and deserve

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Merrillville & People Services Celebrate World Heritage Day

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 30, 2019

World Heritage Day took place on April 18th and provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our diverse employee population. Below are some pictures sent in from the Merrillville, IN and People Services teams enjoying delicious dishes brought in by our Warriors and learning a bit more about each others' heritages. 

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Warrior Spotlight - Michelle Wallace, Greenwood, IN

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 26, 2019

This week's Warrior Spotlight is on Michelle Wallace, Nurse Practitioner in Greenwood, IN.  Thank you to her Center Manager, Bill Becker, for sharing this story.  Michelle showed extra effort and Everyday Innovation when she realized our patients were having a difficult time finding their center and came up with a creative solution!  

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Wisconsin Team Participates in Recovery Alignment Day at Capitol

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 26, 2019

Earlier this month, members from our Wisconsin team attended the first annual Recovery Alignment Day in the Wisconsin Capitol. The team spoke with individuals from across Wisconsin along with students from University of Wisconsin Madison.  This was an opportunity to build connections and educate the community in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

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Elkhart Center Participates in Opioid Forum at University of Indiana South Bend

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 23, 2019

The Elkhart Center recently participated in a community forum on the opioid crisis at Indiana University South Bend. There was a panel discussion along with resource tables and our Care Coordinator, Becky Acevedo, helped staff the table to share information about CleanSlate, our mission and how we are prepared to help those in need. 

CleanSlate participated in the resource fair and the auditorium for the panel discussion was packed with standing room only with at least 200 people in attendance.

There were other service providers there as well, such as agencies like the Department of Child Services and Narcotics Anonymous.  The panel had a wide representation including employees from the County Prosecutor's office, the Health Department, a Veterans advocate, as well as a someone in recovery.

"I think that events like this are important to draw in the community so that they can ask questions and see what their community is doing to try and help it's residents. I love attending these events, not only because we get the opportunity to get information in the hands of those that might need it, but also because we get to collaborate with other treatment or community service providers.

Sometimes we discover new resources that will allow us to help our patients even more. Last night we discovered a new counseling agency that is very affordable as well as a Sober Living House. We are now asking that the same group that hosted this event in South Bend (in our neighboring county) will host another in Elkhart!" - Marisa Nyikos, Center Manager Elkhart and Warsaw 

If you would like to share stories similar to this, please email them to warriorsforhope@cleanslatecenters.com and they could be featured in the next newsletter!


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Warrior Spotlight - Natasha Bair, Alexandria, IN

by Juliana Dalessandro | Apr 22, 2019

This week'sWarrior Spotlight is on Natasha Bair, Medical Assistant in Alexandria, IN.  Natasha's Center Manager, Julie Clifton shared an awesome story about Natasha going the extra mile to create a stronger bond with our patients. 

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