Buying into Local: A Q&A with Dr. Dennis McKenna

The sage advice to “buy local” has been used for years to promote small businesses and downtowns, but what about the idea of “buying into local” or investing into your community? We can think of no better example of the latter sentiment than Dr. Dennis McKenna, Albany Med’s Executive Vice President, President of[...]

Love the Job You Have. Or Don’t.

Have you heard the classic song, Love the One You’re With by Crosby, Stills and Nash? If not, the lyrics state: 

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | February 6th, 2019 |Categories: careers, career happiness

Outdoor Activities in the Albany Area for the Whole Family

Are you looking for an outdoor activity that the whole family will enjoy? Lucky for you, the greater Albany area is filled with family-oriented experiences! No matter the season, the opportunity for outdoor adventure is plentiful - with recreational activities that are suitable for those of all ages.

If you haven’t[...]

The Most Delicious Dining Spots within 25 Miles of Albany Med

There is one universal truth in the lives of all people; we have to eat! However, with complex work schedules typical of the healthcare profession, it can be difficult to find time to research the tastiest choices even if they are right in your own back yard! That’s why we put together a list of foodie-worthy spots[...]

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | January 7th, 2019 |Categories: Albany, New York, Insider, food

Why Healthcare Professionals Choose Albany Med

When it comes time for healthcare professionals to choose a place to call their “work home,” there are many factors to consider. 

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | December 13th, 2018 |Categories: Albany, New York, Insider, careers

A Quick List of Holiday Swap Gift Ideas for Busy Nurses

The holidays are here and so are the inevitable swaps! It seems like everyone participates in at least two or three per season and it is always difficult to find just the right choice for each. Today, we assembled a list of ten ideas you can find for under ten dollars that any nurse would love to receive.

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | December 6th, 2018 |Categories: nurses, swap gifts, holidays

3 Ways to Stay in Shape Even with a Healthcare Professional’s Schedule

Getting in shape with a busy caseload, patient roster or just a pile of administrative paperwork can make it hard to start or maintain a regular exercise regimen. But there are ways to make it happen, and we are about to give you three of them!

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | November 30th, 2018 |Categories: Insider, health and wellness

10 Easy Staycation Weekend Ideas Across the Capital Region

Sometimes, being a medical professional can be stressful. Every now and then, we all deserve a break from our typical day-to-day responsibilities. Luckily, the Capital Region has no shortage of things to do. What better way to escape than by embarking on a mini staycation that is affordable, low maintenance, and[...]

5 Best Picnic Spots in and Around the Capital Region

When it comes to picnic spots in the Capital Region there’s no shortage of spectacular options. With so many places to choose from, it’s a difficult decision narrowing down when and where you want to go. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the five best picnic locations across the greater Albany area that are suitable[...]

By Leslie M. Duell, SPHR SHRM-SCP | September 14th, 2018 |Categories: Albany, New York