Patient Center Care at the Cleveland Clinic

{VIDEO} Patient Center Care at the Cleveland Clinic #hcsm #ptexperience #empathy

patient experience empathy in healthcare Cleveland clinic

“Every life deserves world class care.”  How’s that for a slogan?  The Cleveland Clinic delivers again with its digital media.  You might remember their first video on empathy in healthcare from 2013, which encouraged viewers to imagine living in someone else’s shoes for the day. Today I want to share with you the latest video from the Cleveland Clinic’s empathy series, titled, Patients: Afraid…

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Free Access to Medicine X 2014!

Free Access to Medicine X 2014! #MedX #HCSM #HCLDR

Medicine X

That’s right. You did not mis-read.  You have an option to register for live, online access to a number of the sessions at Medicine X through Medicine X’s Global Access Program. It won’t give you access to the breakouts, but you will get access to the conferences plenary proceedings, live photos and other updates to your phone, tablet or computer.  And did I mention, it’s free? Stanford’s…

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Lactation Cookies: Kitchen Workout #32

Lactation Cookies #breastfeeding #breastfeedingawarenessmonth #workingmom #Medela #NBM14

Lactation Cookie

August is National Breastfeeding Month!  I’ve have had a great experience with breastfeeding, and currently I’m 10.5 months into this breastfeeding journey with my daughter. It was definitely not the easiest in the beginning, especially when our daughter was a little 5 lb 10 oz munchkin, but with support and encouragement from my husband, my family, and my friends, I’ve exclusively breastfed our…

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Club Sandwich with Avocado, Fried Egg, and Spinach

Club Sandwich with Avocado, Fried Egg, and Spinach #recipes #lunch

Club Sandwich pugtato kitchen workouts creativity cooking

I love a good sandwich, so when I saw Malcolm and Jillian’s insanely delicious looking Club Sandwich on their blog, FROM AWAY, it became an instant contender for PUGTATO’s Kitchen Workouts. I happen to be a sucker for sandwiches held together by toothpicks.  Something about them is just enticing.  They are always delicious!  It must be because they are exploding with ingredients.

When I find a…

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How to avoid committing PUGTATO’s Top Three Social Media Faux-Pas

How to avoid committing PUGTATO’s Top Three Social Media Faux-Pas #socialmedia #protip

social media faux pas blunders pugtato etiquette

Have you ever wanted to delete that Facebook post or Tweet right after you posted it?  Found your content copied and pasted on someone else’s blog or profile?  Gave permission for a reblog only to discover the link to your original work was left out?

social media faux pas blunders pugtato etiquette


One thing I have learned as I have built this blog and grown my own social media network, is that online etiquette is a skill that requires…

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Avocado, Blackberry, Spinach, Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

blackberry avocado grilled cheese

Upgrade your grilled cheese experience with PUGTATO’s Avocado Blackberry Grilled Cheese.  This grilled cheese is decadent, different and tasty. This is #30 in my creative brain workout called PUGTATO’s Kitchen Workouts!

blackberry avocado grilled cheese

PUGTATO’S Avocado Blackberry Grilled Cheese
  • Pesto, jarred or make your own
  • Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • Avocado, thickly sliced
  • Spinach
  • Blackberries, smashed
  • Mozzarella
  • Bread
  1. Prep all…

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Help! School is turning my child into a french fry!

Help! School is turning my child into a french fry! @realfoodmcps #education #hcsm

We want healthier food montgomery county public schools

Or that’s my fear, anyways.

We have always been healthy eaters and I thank my parents for raising me on vegetables and balanced meals. A couple of years ago my husband and I watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolutionand we were horrified to see the awful food children are being fed in our school systems. When Jamie came back for season two, well, lets just say that the US public school system was not…

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Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Apple Cider Pulled Pork #recipes #slowcooker

Apple Cider Pulled Pork Pugtato

We had an Apple Pie Moonshine making birthday party for my husband and I needed a main entrée to complement the palette of the drink. Enter, Apple Cider Pulled Pork.  After perusing through a few recipes, I decided to head on over to Gimme Some Oven because Ali has yet to steer me in the wrong direction.  Her recipes are delicious and I suggest you check her blog out!  Also- I noticed we have the…

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Mom’s Split Pea Soup

Mom’s Split Pea Soup #recipes #slowcooker #dinner

Mom's split Pea soup pugtato easy dinner recipes

It’s s-n-o-w-ing. Again.  Winter seems to want to stick around forever this  year. This means my slow cooker is earning its keep.  We’ve made more slow cooker meals this year than ever before.

Today’s recipe is my Mom’s Split Pea Soup.  Here’s what I like about it: 1) It’s delicious. 2) You can have dinner prepped and into the crockpot in under ten minutes. 3) It feeds you for more than one meal.…

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How hard could cooking 52 recipes in 52 weeks be?

52 recipes in 52 weeks PUGTATO

Turns out pretty hard. Those of you who have been with PUGTATO from the beginning know that I set a goal to cook 52 recipes in 52 weeks as part of a creative challenge to myself.

Here I am, a year and half later, and finally, FINALLY, I am half way through this challenge.  It would be so easy right now to just give up and be done with it all. But that defeats the purpose! 52 recipes in 52 weeks…

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