May 9, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
When nurses come to work at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), they come with a purpose. “The nurses who choose public health as their practice are strongly rooted in service. They want to be of service to those who are vulnerable,” says Amy Curtis, a Registered Nurse who leads recruiting efforts for […]
May 9, 2017.Reading time 9 minutes.
Burnout is a problem in many professions – and particularly in nursing. For National Nurses Week this year, the focus is on promoting good health for nurses themselves. Within Public Health – Seattle & King County, this fits squarely with many efforts to help people overcome the impacts of burnout and “secondary trauma” (which comes […]
May 9, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Being a new mom isn’t easy for anyone. This reality is especially true for moms with a low income who don’t have much support. Which is why, in 1999, Public Health – Seattle & King County began the Nurse-Family Partnership program (NFP) to help set young moms and their children on a healthy path for […]
May 7, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
Public Health’s Director Patty Hayes wears many hats, but she’ll be the first to tell you she’s a nurse first. Patty finished nursing school in 1976 and completed a Master’s degree in psychosocial nursing (with a specialty in stress management) in 1980. From there, she started out making home visits in King County, where she worked […]