Problem-Solver Supreme

Kyle Fowler, R.N., stopped by the Intensive Care Unit to check on how Moira Nikaido and her husband Ronald were doing following his heart surgery. It’s just past 5 p.m. on a Friday night and, as usual, the phone in Kyle Fowler’s NorthBay Medical Center office is getting a robust workout. “There are a million…
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Where is George?

George Mary is thankful that Karen Loewe, R.N., had his back on Oct. 22, 2014. You can set your clock by George Mary. The retired U.S. Air Force colonel and dentist keeps a rigid schedule that includes arriving at the NorthBay Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department three days a week, promptly at 6:30 a.m. So…
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Nurse Sees Action—As a Patient

Cynthia Giaquinto, R.N., left, joins Susan Anderson-Seibert, R.N., and Joint Replacement staff members Nekisha Smith, restorative nursing assistant; and Elline Silva-Netto, R.N., to hear about Susan’s experience. When Susan Anderson-Seibert, R.N., of Vacaville, needed a hip replacement earlier this year, there was no question about where she would turn for surgery—the Joint Replacement Program at…
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Comfort Amid Chaos

Cindy Desimone, R.N., left, and Traci Reese, R.N., are part of the NorthBay Hospice team that cares for patients at the end of their lives. Hospice nurses care for patients at the end of their lives. Their goal is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of…
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Hectic, Crazy, Busy, Hyper World of Emergency Care

Emergency Department Nurse Lisa Cann, R.N., checks in on patient Shirley Williams of Fairfield. You might think you have an idea of what life in an emergency room is like from watching the smash-hit TV drama that made George Clooney famous. But step into the shoes of an Emergency Department (ED) nurse and you’d get…
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All in the Family

A Long and Lasting Legacy You could say that Mary Hempen of Vacaville has given birth to generations of nurses. Not only has the now-retired co-founder of NorthBay Healthcare’s popular Nurse Camp influenced scores of students during the camp’s first decade, she also brought her infectious love of nursing home. Both of her daughters followed…
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