FOX 47 - Health News
JANESVILLE (WMSN) -- For every working mom - it can be hard to balance everything on your plate.
A Janesville hospital won an award from the National Association for Female Executives for being one of 50 companies in the advancement of women.
"I find it to be an amazing opportunity you truly get to be an advocate for that patient," said Robin Moses-Otterstein, perioperative nurse.
"For many people they would know it as operating room nursing," said Robin.
Her love of nursing started at this hospital a dozen years ago.
"I had a bachelor's degree, through tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling I was able to get my master's degree," said Robin.
This Fall - she's going on for her doctorate in nursing administration.
"I would have been hesitant in going on if they wouldn't have helped us continue with our degrees," said Robin.
"We have 100 leaders which includes managers, directors and vice president's - over half are women," said Barb Bortner, VP of marketing and PR.
"We were very excited to submit the award," said Bortner.
Barb Bortner says it wasn't just the sheer number of women at the hospital that gave them an edge. Flexible hours and schedules also helped them win an award.
"They each work part time and they share the one job and they work out between the two of them when they can work and who works when," said Bortner.
"For me, personally I have four kids so being allowed time off and time to go in the middle of the day to go to an event at their school is a treasured time," said Bortner.
Lastly - is the career ladder program. Something Ruth Yarbrough says kept her with the hospital for 30 years. She started in the hospital's lab. Today she's vice president.
"You really can progress and have all kids of new jobs learn new things have new opportunities without leaving the organization," said Ruth Yarbrough.
For Robin, she says without it, she wouldn't be where she is today.
"For them to be continuing these programs has been so helpful," said Robin.
Other recipients for the top 50 companies for executive women included American Express, IBM and Procter & Gamble.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Sierra Leone reaches final day of Ebola lockdown|
Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.
|The science of sexual attraction|
If a naked female stands in front of a man, where do his eyes gaze first and why? What judgment can you make about a man based on his hands? The answers to these questions and more are probably not what you think.
|More women use frozen egg donors to get pregnant, experts say|
“The chances of you using your own eggs are very slim,” Carli , of Long Beach, Calif. remembers her doctor explaining.
|5 morning mistakes that ruin the rest of your day|
You haven't even made it to work yet, and you might have already set yourself up for a crappy day. How many of these common health mistakes did you make this morning?
|11 gluten-free brands worth buying|
With more and more gluten-free options becoming available, it can be hard to know what products you’ll love and what products will leave you wanting more.
Tonight on FOX 47
10:00am Green Bay Nation
10:30am Inside the Huddle
11:00am FOX NFL Sunday
12:00pm NFL on FOX: "Packers vs. Lions"
3:00pm NFL on FOX Post-Game
3:30pm Locker Room Live
4:30pm Today's Home Remodeler
5:00pm Burn Notice
6:00pm Bob's Burgers
6:30pm Bob's Burgers
7:00pm The Simpsons
7:30pm Family Guy
8:00pm Family Guy
8:30pm American Dad (FOX Finale)
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm In Depth Sports with Graham Bensinger
10:05pm The Big Bang Theory
10:35pm The Big Bang Theory
11:05pm Mulaney: A Standup Guy
11:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond