Independence Plus Blog
At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), we are committed to our mission of providing exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. To help us reach that goal, we hire professionals who share our passion and never lose sight of our patient-first mentality. We were thrilled to recently welcome to our team someone who fits that bill perfectly. Madeline “Maddie” Vollers is IPI’s new Medical Equipment Specialist.
After graduating from Independence Plus, Inc.’s Home Nursing Residency and working in the field with our medically complex patients, Gwen S., RN, quickly became known to her colleagues as a nurse with a passionate and committed attitude. Her patient-centered focus not only gained her the respect of IPI’s entire clinical team, but also made her the perfect candidate when a clinical manager position opened recently.
Last week Independence Plus, Inc. underwent our re-accreditation survey by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program). We welcomed CHAP surveyors into our administrative office and several patient homes and the results were zero deficiencies in all three service lines!
Are you a retired nurse or nearing retirement, but considering a rewarding and flexible post-retirement job? Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is looking for experienced nurses, with a proven track record of excellence to help provide ICU-level nursing care 1:1 in a patient’s home. Work a schedule that fits your lifestyle, while keeping your skills sharp and changing the lives of adult and pediatric patients with complex medical and respiratory needs!
The past month has been a very exciting time at Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI)! Not only did we move to a new location, allowing us the space to expand our simulation lab and bolster our teaching facilities, we also welcomed a very talented nurse educator to our clinical education team! Sharon Celia, BS, RN, is IPI’s new Assistant Director of Clinical Services, bringing with her more than 25 years experience as a nurse and a robust background as a leader and educator.
Independence Plus, Inc.’s CEO, Danilo Coité, MD, was recently a guest on an episode of the System Execution podcast, hosted by Vera Fischer. System Execution is a podcast that highlights the strategy and systems behind today’s successful companies to help business leaders get a better outcome.
AffloVest®: Allowing people with severe respiratory diseases to live a more active, healthy life! Now offered through Independence Plus, Inc.
At Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI), our mission is to provide exemplary care and services for people at home with complex medical and respiratory needs. To help us reach that goal, we offer the latest state-of-the-art equipment that allows our patients to live their best possible lives. One such product is AffloVest®, the first fully mobile, battery-operated High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest. Patients with severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, and other neuromuscular diseases can benefit from this physician-prescribed treatment, according to the manufacturer, International Biophysics Corporation of Austin, TX.
Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is not just a staffing or equipment agency. Our niche is that we serve people with complex medical and respiratory needs at home, where they want to be. One aspect of our company that makes us very proud is our commitment to hiring newly-graduated nurses. If you like the idea of working in home healthcare while making a huge impact on patients and their families, IPI may be the place for you.
Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) is unique in the home healthcare field because we specialize in providing home care for medically complex, ventilator-dependent adult and pediatric patients. Our entire company takes pride in the challenging role our nurses fulfill. At hire, IPI nurses are trained by immersion in days of hands-on training and education program designed to prepare them to provide the best possible care for our patients. IPI is always searching for great RNs and LPNs who want to join our team, and leading our recruiting effort is our Talent Acquisition Manager, Sam.
Juanita C., BSN, MS, became a nurse in 1972. It was the only thing she ever wanted to do. From stints in trauma and neurosurgery, to more than 30 years at a children’s hospital, her career was full. She retired for the first time in 2012, but wasn’t quite ready to hang up her stethoscope. After working for the past several years with Independence Plus, Inc.’s pediatric patients, Juanita is finally settling in to retirement for the second time. We sat down with her to talk about her 45 years in nursing, what she has learned from working in home healthcare, and her plans for the future.
2018 is just around the corner and at Independence Plus, Inc. (IPI) we are kicking off the New Year with two Cohorts for our Home Nursing Residency, a unique employment opportunity for RN’s and LPN’s with less than one year of experience. If you fit the bill and are available to begin work on Monday, January 9th or Monday, February 5th, we welcome you to apply for our Residency. This program will prepare you to be a trained specialist in caring for our medically complex, ventilator-dependent patients at home, where they want to be.
Over the course of Independence Plus, Inc.’s over 30 years in business, we have provided the best home care possible to medically complex, ventilator-dependent adult and pediatric patients. One of the things that make us incredibly proud is our dedication to ongoing clinical training and education. Recently, we were thrilled to welcome world-class cardiopulmonary care expert Adel Bougatef, MD PhD, to our Oak Brook office to share his vast clinical and scientific knowledge with our nurses and respiratory therapists. Dr. Bougatef, a neonatologist, professor, and researcher who has worked at various international medical institutions gave a lecture titled, “Mechanical Ventilation: Non-conventional Approach to the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).”
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