WMSN FOX 47
 

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.

Janesville hospital wins top honors in advancement for female employees

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Medical labs to make test results easier for patients to understand

As more patients gain direct access to lab reports and test results, health care providers are offering new tools to help them navigate the maze of numbers and use the data to better manage their own care.


Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centers, says WHO

The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new treatment centers are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.


UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.


More children live to age 5, but world still short in meeting goal to decrease child mortality

More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.


Woman jumps into crocodile pit to commit suicide
A 65-year-old Thai woman removed her shoes on Friday and then committed suicide by jumping into a crocodile-filled pond, witnesses tell police who today confirmed the death.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Utopia
8:00pm New Girl (Season Premiere)
8:30pm The Mindy Project (Season Premiere)
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Simpsons
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix