Someone Doing Something Great for HealthCare on Twitter

Congratulations to Paula Camposano-Robinson, RN, @PaulaRobinsonRN, this weeks recipient of the Healthcare Twitizen of the Week, sponsored by the creators of the #MedicalMonday Hash, @EyeInfo

Boston native Paula Camposano-Robinson brings a wealth of both clinical and managerial healthcare experience to her role as Vice President of Clinical Services at Sanitasole, Marco Island’s Premier Place for Senior Health. With her husband, Richard, she is co-founder and owner of the Adult Day Health Services Company.

Paula is a registered nurse with over 30 years in the healthcare industry. The depth of such professional exposure enabled her to gain an astute grasp of the ever-changing complexities of the present healthcare system while cultivating an empathic eye to Senior Care in particular. She has witnessed their increasing impact on the population of Southwest Florida and the challenges that have accompanied them.

Following her graduation in 1977 from Lasell College, Newton MA with a degree in Nursing, Paula moved to Marco Island and began her nursing career at Naples Community Hospital (NCH). The hospital was then in its infancy and determined to keep pace with the unprecedented growth occurring throughout the state. The demand for healthcare services of every type –especially for Seniors- was escalating. Such an environment provided the perfect challenge for Paula as she seized every opportunity to gain mastery of the vast array of healthcare services offered in Collier County.

Over the next decade Paula served clinical rotations in critical care, long-term care, ambulatory care -as well as working in home health. Throughout her clinical experiences she maintained a passion for “hands-on” patient care and with it, the dream of owning her own healthcare company began to grow. Although leadership roles in nursing administration became her public trademark, she never stopped nurturing her own entrepreneurial spirit.

When NCH inaugurated its first community affiliate, the Marco Island Urgent Care Center in 1985, Paula was appointed Head Nurse/Manager of the 24/7 ambulatory care center. She steadily advanced to become Executive Director, maintaining ongoing interface with the Board of Trustees, auxiliaries, an extensive network of referral sources and the community at large. After serving on the capital campaign committee to actualize an expansion to bring additional medical services to the Island, Paula spent two years as a Development Officer with the NCH Healthcare Foundation. After 28 years of service with NCH, she made the critical decision in 2004 to resign and pursue her dream.

Paula has continued to strengthen her clinical expertise while keeping a trained eye on the healthcare continuum for seniors. “I see seniors at risk within the present system- but it doesn’t have to be this way,” she asserts. “They can become vulnerable so quickly. They break a hip, have a stroke, suffer a heart attack – or become forgetful. Such events are often clear signals of an overall decline in their physical and emotional health. And so often those needing assistance are alone.”

Camposano-Robinson credits these insights to her belief in a model of Preventive Care that focuses directly on Seniors; a model also endorsed by her husband and partner, Richard Robinson. It has inspired their collaborative vision and compelled them to visit facilities on the cutting edge of such advocacy throughout the nation. “It’s a proactive model that anticipates client needs in a comprehensive manner,” Paula explains. “We designed Sanitasole to create a sense of warmth, wellness and empowerment for all our clients. There’s nothing like it in Southwest Florida -or the state. We aspire to having Sanitasole become a flagship facility.”

Thank you Nurse Camposano-Robinson, for taking the time and energy to disseminate your expertise in the interest of improving public health through Twitter and social media in general. Don’t forget to Tweet your award proudly and to vote encourage your followers to vote for other health care professionals they feel may be deserving of future awards! Mays Healthcare Twitizen of the month will be announced Monday. The winner will receive a free pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, courtesy of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care of Rockville, Maryland

About The #MedicalMonday hash

#MedicalMonday is used to give props to healthcare workers tweeting useful information, thus making the conversation better for everyone involved. Hash #MedicalMonday for doctors, physicians assistants, naturopaths, allied health professionals, clinics and hospitals and they might be selected as healthcare Twitizen of the week, helping to draw thousands of eyes to their online efforts. Voting is based on the number of Tweets and Retweets in favor of the nominee or posts on the eyeinfo blog by friends or followers of the nominee. One winner each month will be selected to win a prize.

Courtesy of the Doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians serving the Rockville, Potomac and Gaithersburg Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter @EyeInfo


2 Responses

  1. […] Alan Glazier Someone Doing Something Great for HealthCare on Twitter:… 21 minutes […]

  2. Good job to paula! Health care is a an important topic these days and it’s good to know that people are doing good deeds!

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