It seems everyone feels the anxiety of not knowing the future these days. When will school start again? What about the sports? Will I be able to pay this bill? What about my aged parents? When will that stimulus check arrive? So many unknowns.

So we tune into the news each day. We talk with our neighbors (at appropriate social distance). We scroll through social media to see how others are handling it. We wear masks and sterilize mail and groceries.

The world has turned upside down. Extroverts are living in an introverted world now and feeling the stress. Before the virus, introverts were forced to live in an extroverted world and felt the stress.

We live in a Bizarro world!

 

 

 

 

 

So how do we manage the stress and anxiety in a strange world filled with so many uncertainties???

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Create structure by creating a schedule. Structure provides a sense of peace for many people. Some may need an hourly schedule that produces a highly structured day. Others may just need a loose schedule such as accomplishing a few tasks in the morning and certain tasks in the afternoon. A schedule can provide a sense of control, security, and purpose.
  • Include recreation in your routine. Play games with others online or in person if possible. Use an app like HouseParty. Take chip shots or putt with some golf balls. Shoot basketball.
  • Include exercise in your routine. Take a walk. Do certain exercises when certain word are used while watching your favorite TV show.
  • Include nature in your routine, if possible. Schedule time to walk around your home. Sit outside to drink your coffee in the morning.
  • Include creative work in your schedule, such as art, music, journaling, and the like. Spend time learning to paint, draw, write, or play an instrument if you’ve never learned before.
  • If you have been furloughed or lost your job, prepare yourself to be more marketable when the time comes to seek employment again. Take a course online. Polish your resume. Practice interview skills. Set goals. Perhaps take the opportunity to pursue a new career.
  • Explore your personality traits to gain more understanding and self awareness. Use personality sorters like Birkman, Keirsey, Myers Briggs, and/or Enneagram. Discover what is at the core of your fulfillment. Prepare yourself to explore potential jobs and activities in that area.
  • Pace and balance yourself on news, social media, and conversations. Watch thirty minutes of news from one side of the political spectrum. Follow it with thirty minutes from the other side of the spectrum. BALANCE IS KEY to not becoming stressed by the negativity and fear that promoted in news and media. I’ve found Skimm to be a non-partisan perspective of current events. If you’d like to sign up, here is a link: https://www.theskimm.com/?r=21c9051c
  • Set boundaries. Set time limits for Netflix, video games, and social media. Reward yourself when you accomplish goals by giving yourself time. They are good ways to entertain and reward yourself for accomplishing goals. Of course, they are good for entertainment, as well. Protect yourself in conversation so you are not overwhelmed with negative and fearful talk. Set limits on food and drink.
  • Create purpose and meaning. Create a mission statement for your life. Build your daily routine around its purpose and meaning. There are many resources available online to help you create one. My favorite is Without Regret, by Dr. Michael Godfrey. Here is a link https://discoveryourtruecourse.com/without-regret/
  • Use telehealth options to help manage anxiety. Most therapists and counselors now have telehealth options so you can work through your anxiety and stress with a professional. Schedule something weekly if possible. If you can’t afford therapy there are free processing groups available all over the world. If you need help finding some, let me know.

Keep reminding yourself, there will be an end to the current Bizarro world we live in. It may not seem like it right now, but there will be. You will make it. Be safe.

Candy Olandt

Chief of Staff

My role with Revitalist is one of providing a high level of administrative support, communication and relationship building between our CEO, Staff and other key Stakeholders.

Day to day responsibilities are listed, but not limited to the following:

Support and maintain the CEO’s calendar of events and meetings.

Attend meetings, take notes and disseminate pertinent information accordingly.

Support the CEO with email correspondences.

Support CEO, Executive Team, Lead CRNAs and other key Staff Members in the preparation of weekly staff meetings and communications.

Work closely with the CEO, Executive Team, Lead CRNAs and other key stakeholders to help drive strategic business planning, and support growth initiatives.

Act as a liaison for the CEO with the Lead CRNAs and other key Stakeholders.

Collaborate with CEO, Lead CRNAs, Executive Team and other key Stakeholders to help strategic ideas get off the ground, and provide early facilitation until a more formal project is established.

Act as a trusted advisor and brainstorming partner to the CEO, Executive Team, Lead CRNAs and other key Staff Members.

Proactively address pressing issues by calling them to the attention of the appropriate decision-maker and help to identify potential solutions.

Amanda Deleon

HR Service Coordinator

As the Revitalist human resources (HR) coordinator my professional administrative duties include being a liaison between employees and our benefits vendors and as the corporate resource for the employees.  I facilitate and coordinate with recruitment (hire to retire), maintain employee records, assist with payroll processing and provide administrative support to all employees.

Director of Admin Services at Revitalist

Ashley Brooks

I manage the Revitalist Athena EMR for front desk employees, clinical staff, therapists, and providers. Each clinic is different in its specific needs so I customize our EMR to what is needed to effectively run each clinic. I provide both in-person and virtual Athena training as needed. If any changes are needed for your specific location’s tablespace, please let me know. Email is the best way to reach me. 

Administrative services
Branding Services

I work directly with Fleetwood Photo in Knoxville with all our clinic orders. I order each clinic an initial start-up of items and they will be shipped directly to your clinic. When you are running low please email me your requests. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Again, this is what will come in the initial start up order for your clinic, but if you have other specific requests, please let me know. 

Director of Insurance Services at Revitalist

Priscilla Bullock

Courtney Hobby

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Auditor at Revitalist

Jessi Shattuck

Insurance Specialist at Revitalist

Adrienne Worley

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Nicholas Kalynych

Lead CRNA - Jacksonville, Florida

I offer mentorship and guidance for other lead CRNAs as they mature in their role as clinic leads.

Chief Development Officer

  • Provide a conduit to Revitalist corporate as a point-of-contact and liaison for prospective CRNAs and clinic owners
  • Consultation for administrative, operational, and financials in development and hardwiring our corporate infrastructure
  • Guidance structure with policy development
  • Mentorship and resource to clinic lead CRNA
  • Director of Compliance and Risk Management
  • Director of HR
  • Chairperson of the AAP Conference
  • Advisory Board Member

Director of HR

I am responsible for the planning, development, and oversight of the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department; I act as corporate liaison to CBiz (our corporate partner-benefits provider). Duties as assigned and the following:

  • Plan, direct, and manage all HR initiatives, such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations.
  • Implement fair employment practices.
  • Advise lead managers and employees and labor policies, such as ADA, FMLA, etc.
  • Helping develop employee engagement, feedback, compliance, and facilitate performance management.
  • Networking with veteran organizations, universities and colleges, behavioral health and anesthesia communities, and other health sectors to facilitate relationships and partnering opportunities.
Director Integrative SVCS at Revitalist

Deana Ferguson

I am responsible for the development and oversight of the behavioral health programs at Revitalist, which includes the following components:

Grant Whitfield

IT Support

If there are any issues with the printer, internet, wireless access, computer/laptop, phone, etc., send an email to Novatech at ticketupdate@novatech.net or call (800) 264-0637 and copy Grant so he can monitor progress.

Security System

If there are any issues with your CPI-managed security system, send an email to Karen Fusaro at kfusaro@cpisecurity.com or call (800) 948-7133 ext. 6250 and copy Grant so he can monitor progress.

Clinic/Maintenance Issues

If there are any issues with your clinic, like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc., send an email to Grant, and he’ll contact the landlord to work through who will handle the issue/s. If the issue is not under the landlord’s scope, he will contact an appropriate company to complete the work and introduce the lead CRNA for coordination purposes.

General Liability & Malpractice

If you have any questions about a policy or need help adding an additional insured, etc., send an email to Grant, who will contact Liz Rafferty (erraferty@cbiz.com) and AnneMarie Pirelli (annemarie.pirelli@cbiz.com) to handle the task.

Water Stations

If you have any questions about a policy or need help adding an additional insured, etc., send an email to Grant, who will contact Liz Rafferty (erraferty@cbiz.com) and AnneMarie Pirelli (annemarie.pirelli@cbiz.com) to handle the task.

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