Categoría: SOS Walk-In Clinic
Janice Anhorn, RN, SOS Clinic Supervisor
Janice Anhorn has served for five decades (100,000+ hours) in nursing as a hospital surgical nurse, clinic outpatient nurse, as a parish nurse, and as clinic supervisor for the SOS Clinic. There’s a rumor she retired but it’s not true. In 2000, when Dr. Fleck started the SOS Free Clinic, she volunteered to help within the first couple of months. Eleven years later she is still the “heart” of the clinic caring for old and new patients, coordinating nurses, receptionists, physicians, lab technicians, and student volunteers.
Malcolm Gladwell writes about success in “Outliers” that it takes at least 10,000 hours to achieve mastery. We can walk in her footsteps because she is a master teacher and nurse. Janice has a network of contacts providing office supplies, medical equipment, and medication for our dispensary, free or at cost. When a local physician retired, she asked him to donate his office, clinic equipment, and furniture to the SOS Clinic. He donated this office contents to the new SOS Clinic under construction. Janice Anhorn excels because she is a “connector”, a person with the extraordinary gift of bringing people together (Gladwell: The Tipping Point).
She freely delegates computer tasks to her volunteer crew of students and nurses. Her passion outside the clinic is focused on her family and her grandchildren. She attends all of their sporting events. If she can’t attend she is listening to their game on the radio in the clinic.