Hello I am
There is a ceramic mug on my desk that reads, Feel free to get to the point. If people had subtitles or hashtags – this would be mine. Even now I’m resisting the urge to bullet-point.
What qualifies me as a Medical Writer? A career in the healthcare industry both on the front lines of patient care as a Registered Nurse (RN) and for the last 15 years as a Healthcare Executive. As a Healthcare Executive there are ongoing opportunities to hone my persuasive writing craft: proposals for new programs, applications to government agencies, proposals for new service lines and pitches to purchase new equipment.
What I learned: 1. the better written proposal wins, and 2. simplicity is a competitive advantage.
Simplifying complex concepts into plain English is my favorite sport and superpower; it’s a bonafide hobby. How can I make this concept simpler and more understandable? How to reframe this idea to generate enthusiasm? Refine. Refine. Refine. These are the things that take up rent in my head.
As a Grant Reviewer for U.S. Health & Human Services (HHS), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and a Grant Writer for a federally funded program, I know what a successful response to the federal government requires.
What motivates me is meaningful work. My career in medicine has been spent in the specialty of solid organ transplant – both on front lines as an RN and for the past 15 years as a Healthcare Executive. After years witnessing the life-changing impact of organ donation at work I decided it was time to walk to talk. June 2010 I donated a kidney to friend, Risa Simon. Both donor and recipient are doing fabulous and every year we celebrate a kidney-versary.
Currently reside in Northern California (NorCal) and adapting to the local vernacular. I learned that hella is: a) a word and b) used as an adjective. Synonym: very. Used in a sentence: The farm-to-fork food scene in Sacramento, CA is hella good. I live in Sacramento, CA with husband, Ron, mother-in-law, Anna, and a mixed terrier rescue named Scruffs. I have a real last name that starts with the letter B, Bein, which my husband’s family pronounces “bean”.