The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Health Care – Denise Tomek

By Ashley Strehle Hartman, freelance writer for Columbus Community Hospital  – Columbus, Nebraska Published on the Columbus Community Hospital website, March 2019 Denise K. Tomek, R.T. (R)(M)(QM), knew she was destined for a career in health care; it ran in the family. “My grandmother was a nurse and my mother was an EMT in Schuyler,… Continue reading The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Health Care – Denise Tomek

The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Nursing – Lisa Perrin

By Ashley Strehle Hartman, freelance writer for Columbus Community Hospital  – Columbus, Nebraska Published on the Columbus Community Hospital website, March 2019 Lisa Perrin, BSN, RN, CCRP, chose to pursue a career in health care for the same reason many people do – she wanted to help people. Inspired by her aunt, who was a… Continue reading The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Nursing – Lisa Perrin

Nightlife review: Nebraska Brewing Company is good for tried and true as well as surprising and new

By Ashley Strehle Hartman / World-Herald correspondent Published in the Omaha World-Herald, Thursday, February 6, 2019 Nebraska Brewing Company Brewpub Where: 7474 Towne Center Parkway, Suite 101, Papillion Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday to Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday Info: 402-934-7100 or nebraskabrewingco.com *** Sometimes you want… Continue reading Nightlife review: Nebraska Brewing Company is good for tried and true as well as surprising and new

The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Health Care – Jim Frauendorfer

By Ashley Strehle Hartman, freelance writer for Columbus Community Hospital  – Columbus, Nebraska Published on the Columbus Community Hospital website, February 2019 Jim Frauendorfer didn’t plan on having a career in health care. He’d spent almost three decades in manufacturing before taking on his current position as director of Plant Operations at Columbus Community Hospital… Continue reading The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Health Care – Jim Frauendorfer

The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Nursing – Nicole Blaser

By Ashley Strehle Hartman, freelance writer for Columbus Community Hospital  – Columbus, Nebraska Published on the Columbus Community Hospital website, February 2019 It was just supposed to be an afterschool job – but it would lead to a career. Nicole Blaser, MSN, RN, was just 15 when she started working in the medical records department… Continue reading The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Nursing – Nicole Blaser

The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Health Care – Cheryl Tira

By Ashley Strehle Hartman, freelance writer for Columbus Community Hospital  – Columbus, Nebraska Published on the Columbus Community Hospital website, January 2019 Cheryl Tira, director of Information Systems at Columbus Community Hospital (CCH), didn’t set out to have a career in health care. But over the course of her career, she’s worked in three hospitals in… Continue reading The Importance of Caring: My Journey into Health Care – Cheryl Tira

My “The World of Video Games: Youth and Video Games” Book Is Now for Sale

My “The World of Video Games: Youth and Video Games” book, published by Reference Point Press, is now available for purchase on Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.com. Here’s an overview: Though video games were originally marketed to adults, children have increasingly begun to play video games and even use video games in the classroom to… Continue reading My “The World of Video Games: Youth and Video Games” Book Is Now for Sale