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Missing Hilda

Every so often people come into our lives who are incredibly inspirational. Hilda Zuniga was one of those people. Hilda joined us on the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation Walk for Kids. It was one of her favorite activities as she loved our Foundation and the work we did in helping others. She knew that in walking [...]

Critical Care Nursing

Critical care nurses are required to treat patients facing a wide range of health issues from cardiac issues, traumas, respiratory failure and brain injuries. For those considering this area of medicine here are a few things to think about before deciding. Are you inquisitive? Do you enjoy learning about and using new technologies? Critical care [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nurses Stories

At Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, we are proud to salute nurses and nursing students across the globe.  Because nurses’ stories are rarely told, each month we feature the personal stories of men and women in the nursing field.  We share their daily struggles and successes and their unconditional commitment to their profession and their patients. In [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Thank You

Frida and I wish to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who made the 2016 Barco's Nightingales Foundation Walk for Kids a huge success. First, we want to acknowledge the volunteers and staff who worked behind the scenes for months to prepare, organize, promote and manage the thousands of details that go into making this [...]

Q&A with Nancy Lee, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Patient Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics

We read this interview in the Stanford University Nursing News Quarterly  and wanted to share it in the hopes that it inspires you and those you know to embrace the profession of nursing. ~Michael and Frida Donner Q. What called to you about the nursing profession/what was it that had you choose this career? A. [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Meet the Newest Members of our Advisory Board

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation depends upon a diverse group of dedicated professionals who serve on our Advisory Board. These individuals share their guidance and life experiences enabling us to remain focused on our mission. We would like to introduce you to the newest members of the esteemed group. Mike Dowling, senior vice president manager at City [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Guest Blog: ReSurge International

Reflecting Gratefully for the Partnership and Impact of Michael and Frida Donner and the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation By Jeff Whisenant, President and CEO, ReSurge International About this time last year, I was honored and humbled to be selected as the new CEO of ReSurge International. Since joining the organization in July, I have had the opportunity to [...]

Walk For Children April 3, 2016

The Barco’s Nightingales Foundation's Walk for Children is right around the corner, on April 3, 2016.  We encourage all of you to come and join us in this fun event being held again at Exposition Park, Los Angeles. If you cannot join us on April 3rd, please consider supporting one of our many walking teams [...]

Nurses Advisory Council Profile: Sherry Kwater

Sherry Kwater is the chief nursing officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Penn. She is also a member of the Barco’s Nightingales Foundation Nurses Advisory Council. Sherry was appointed as chief nursing officer in January 2012, having joined the staff of the medical center in August of 2010. Sherry has [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Collaborative Healthcare

As an advocate for nurses, we are thrilled to see the collaborative healthcare trend permeate more and more medical facilities.   True collaborative healthcare occurs when there is joint communication and decision-making among all members of a healthcare team, concerning the care and treatment protocols for a patient. This process requires effective decision-making, appropriate staffing, [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments