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Regent’s Message – September 2022
Regent’s Message – September 2022

As we reach the end of summer, I trust that you and your teams have taken time away from work to rest and recharge with friends and family.  As we transition to a new “steady state” phase of the pandemic with new CDC guidance , we continue to be faced with challenges...

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Member Spotlight | Carla Stanley
Member Spotlight | Carla Stanley

Carla Stanley, HC,BSN,RN,FACHE,HCM-BC,NEA-BC Chief Nurse Executive with Cal Corrections Health Care Services. Carla Stanley was honored with a 2022 Service Award at this year’s CAHL Annual Meeting, held in August 2022.  Carla learned servant leadership at an early...

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Celebration Meals as the Key Ingredient to Fostering Belonging and Equity
Celebration Meals as the Key Ingredient to Fostering Belonging and Equity

In 2019, I began a program to offer celebration meals for holidays and cultural events to celebrate diversity through food and to highlight different cuisines. Not only did this effort serve as a way to encourage inclusivity through observances, but it also provided a jovial means of educating staff members, patients, and partners on culturally or religiously significant days throughout the year.

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Honk! Beep! Beep! A Note from the Chapter President – September 2022
Honk! Beep! Beep! A Note from the Chapter President – September 2022

In our CAHL service area, work commutes can range from 30 to 150 minutes. Since COVID-19, many of you have a commute from your kitchen to your office – 10 steps within your home. Regardless of the commute, we all have time to think and can decide to be stressed, calm, frazzled, or relaxed. When we encounter traffic delays, we can make a conscious choice to be mindful or not. We can be emotionally reactive, angry, frustrated, and stressed during our commute, or we can make a choice and be mindful, relaxed, patient, and calm. I encourage you to work on creating a mindful perspective with these ideas to consider during your commuting time: 

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In Their Words

We asked CAHL Board members to reflect on the first in-person annual meeting since 2019.The CAHL Annual Meeting was... “Incredible … inspiring … impactful … heartwarming.” - Michael O’Connell, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Stanford Medicine Partners, CAHL President...

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