Friday, September 18, 2009

Breaking news: US goverment leads international flu vaccine donations

President Obama said in a press conference on September 17, 2009 that the United States would donate 10% of the swine flu vaccine that it has ordered. These donations, along with similar donations from European, South American, and Australian nations, gesture towards a global effort to control the spread of the disease in poorer regions of the world. Read more about this development here!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

PHNJ Close-up: Mary K. Cummings, R.N.

"I don't know what to say; I've been a nurse for 25 years!" says Mary K. Cummings, travel Passport Health Specialist in our Morristown Office.

After receiving her Associate's Degree from SUNY-Orange in 1984, and continued at Palm Beach Atlantic College. Mary K. is currently finishing her BSN (Bachelor's of Science and Nursing) at SUNY-Ulster.

She has worked in a variety of medical settings. In fact, Mary K.'s diversity in her professional experience is hard to match. These settings include: hospitals, prisons, home care, nursing homes, and camps, not to mention our Morristown location of Passport Health. In addition to her exemplary career, Mary K. has three children in college and loves weekend escapes to the Northeast.

"Even the [Norteast] is rewarding variety of geography and culture with this crazy schedule!" says Mary K. And if you didn't think it was jam-packed full of excitement yet, wait till you hear what she does for *fun*.

It's hard to find an adventurous, daring, breathtaking activity that Mary K. has not or will not try. Her feats against fear even include skydiving! She also has a passion for skiing, scuba diving, hiking, gardening, and entertaining in her home (in that order of declining physical demand).

Mary K. loves travel and adventure in all of its forms, making her a unique resource as a travel specialist!