by: David KarlA little over a month has passed since we rang in the new year and set personal goals to make 2015 the best year yet. So, how are your resolutions going? Good? Bad? Did you even make any? While it’s true that the new year invites new beginnings (and new resolutions), the reality is, you can make a resolution any time of the year. And, they don’t have to be run-of-the-mill resolutions like getting in shape, saving more money, etc., which—let’s face it—are all-too-easy to not accomplish.Consider making some less typical resolutions for 2015 that affect your professional life. Have you ever thought of how you can apply your resolutions to your financial institution? Probably not. But, just like we set measureable performance-based goals, you could make professional resolutions that—while they may not be completely measureable—will positively impact your financial institution.To get you started, here are three vendor-related resolutions you could fulfill this year to ensure you have brought more value to your institution and your customers.1. Develop vendor relationships with industry leaders continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
August 13, 2020
Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Grundy-Black Hawk-Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood,Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake, Hampton,Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,Dumont, Waverly, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike,Wellsburg, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls346 AM CST Sat Jan 26 2019…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHMONDAY AFTERNOON…* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.* WHERE…Northeastern Iowa.* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Blowing snow may last through Monday afternoon.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significantsnow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continueto monitor the latest forecasts.
July 20, 2019
Jul 27 2018A survey of patients treated for cancer on the NHS in England shows that blood cancers are still taking longer to be diagnosed than other types of cancer. We have known for a long time that people with blood cancer can struggle to get a diagnosis and it often takes longer for GPs to refer them to hospital. People with myeloma in particular have to visit their GPs many more times on average before being sent to a specialist. This can be explained by a number of factors, including a lack of awareness of blood cancer symptoms and the ease of which many symptoms can be confused with more common conditions.For some types of blood cancer, early diagnosis can have a significant impact on outcome for patients. This latest Cancer Patient Experience Survey shows that much more still needs to be done to improve care in this area.” The 2017 Cancer Patient Experience Survey, published today by NHS England, found that over a third (35.6%) of blood cancer patients who visited their GP with symptoms before diagnosis needed to go three times or more before being referred to hospital.This compares to less than a quarter (23%) of cancer patients overall and represents a slight increase from the 2016 survey, when 35.2% of blood cancer patients needed to see their GP three or more times before being referred to a specialist.This is the seventh annual Cancer Patient Experience Survey, with 69,000 people treated for cancer in England responding to the questionnaire in 2017. The 59 questions covered all aspects of cancer care, including diagnosis, access to information, quality of care and support provided after treatment.Phil Reynolds, Policy Manager at the blood cancer research charity Bloodwise, said: Related StoriesDon’t ignore diastolic blood pressure values, say researchersLiving with advanced breast cancerUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerWhile the survey showed that improvements were being seen in some areas for blood cancer, it also highlighted areas where patients are facing different issues and are having poorer experiences of care than patients with other types of cancer.People with blood cancer were more likely to experience a degree of confusion around their diagnosis, with just 59% ‘completely understanding’ the explanation they were given of what was wrong with them – compared to 73% of cancer patients in general. Only 46.4% of blood cancer patients said that they were definitely told about the possible long-term side effects of their treatment.Being assigned a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) has consistently been shown to have a significantly positive impact on people’s experience of cancer treatment. In this year’s survey 91% of patients with blood cancer (and 91% of cancer patients overall) reported that they had been given the name of a CNS to support them through their treatment. This represents a significant improvement – up from 85% in 2013. Access to a CNS varies greatly by different NHS trusts across the country, however, and there are still thousands of people with blood cancer missing out. Source:https://bloodwise.org.uk/blog/blood-cancers-taking-longer-be-diagnosed-other-cancers