Adventist Health Portland | Living Well | Spring 2024

About the Illustrator This page was illustrated by Angelina Dukhonina, a Russian artist living in Vancouver, Washington. She also works as a patient access representative at Adventist Health Portland. After studying at Leninogorsk Art and Music Pedagogical College and then at the Film and Television University in St. Petersburg, Angelina earned a bachelor’s degree in animated arts at Pacific Northwest College of Arts. “I have always loved to draw, and my family has always been very supportive of me in my endeavors,” Angelina explains. Angelina is interested in visual development, animation, illustration and storytelling. She works in traditional and digital media. “Through my work, I want to learn how to show people God’s light and His love,” Angelina says. “In addition, I really love illustrating books. Through this I can fantasize and depict people, their feelings and emotions, and tell their stories.” In her free time, Angelina reads, writes stories, creates music, writes songs and plays musical instruments, such as piano, ukulele, guitar and drums. to be discharged. House supervisors work closely with the OHSU Transfer Center to help patients from all over Oregon quickly find the care they need. Special care for special needs Some nurses train in specialized types of care. For instance, wound care nurses assess and treat a wide range of wounds. This is vital to helping people heal and avoid infections and even amputations. Patients with serious, chronic or life-threatening conditions often can stay in their residence instead of the hospital, thanks to the special work of palliative care nurses. They coordinate with physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists and more to support the physical, mental and spiritual health of patients and their families. Nurses are also vital in our Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT). IMPACT supports hospitalized patients with substance use disorders and connects them to the care and tools they need to make a meaningful recovery. Leading into the future All aspects of hospitals depend on the leadership of nurses. Emergency department director? A nurse. Surgical services? A nurse. In addition to directing clinical care, nurse leaders coordinate staffing, administer budgets, manage capital planning and purchases, forecast supply and staffing needs, report on quality, mitigate risks, and much more. Some nurses specialize in managing quality and risk programs, while others lead the integration of technology and data to manage clinical information systems that are vital to how we provide safe, consistent and quick care. Nurses also serve in the highest levels of hospital and health care executive leadership. In almost every area of health care, nurses are driving and leading change that leads to lower risks, higher safety and better outcomes. Their work today means a healthier tomorrow for us all. 9