Chicago, Friendship, Health Care Services, Nostalgia, Nursing

The Perks of Serving on the Board

  I have served on the Family Patient Advisory Council at my local hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina since it’s inception a little over two years ago. I became the first Chair and now I am the Senior Chair. This last week, the hospital funded my travel to Chicago to attend the Patient Experience Conference… Continue reading The Perks of Serving on the Board

Geriatrics, Memoir, Nurse Authors, Nursing Stories, Telling Stories

My Book is on Amazon

Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers  Paperback – November 6, 2018 by Marianna Crane (Author) Running a clinic for seniors requires a lot more than simply providing medical care. In Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic, Marianna Crane chases out scam artists and abusive adult children, plans a funeral, signs her own name to social security checks,… Continue reading My Book is on Amazon

Chicago, Home Health, Nursing Stories

The Murder Building

Originally posted on February 19, 2012   When I visited a patient in my caseload that lived in an “unsafe” part of the city, I went in the morning. Right after the pimps and drug dealers had called it a night and before the shop keepers pulled up the bars over the store windows and the… Continue reading The Murder Building

Health Care Services, Memoir, Nursing, Nursing Stories, spinal cord injury, Telling Stories

A Broken Man Who is Hard to Forget

Richey rolled himself in a manual wheelchair into the exam room of the spinal cord clinic for the first time on a warm spring day in April. He managed to lift his quivering right arm to shake my hand. I was the new nurse practitioner in charge of his care. He had some ability to… Continue reading A Broken Man Who is Hard to Forget

Memoir, New Year, Nursing Stories, Writing blogs

Letting Go of the Life We Plan

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell I didn’t plan to write a book but that’s what happened. I had always wanted to be a writer and, even as I worked as a Nurse Practitioner, I took… Continue reading Letting Go of the Life We Plan

Memoir, Nurse Authors, Nursing Stories, Telling Stories, Writing the Book

Excerpts From My Book

  My book will be published on November 6, 2018 by She Writes Press. I have changed the title over the course of writing the book so many times that I can’t give you a count. The latest one, and I do hope the final one, is Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner… Continue reading Excerpts From My Book

Erie Family Health Center, PRIMARY PROVIDER, Telling Stories, Writing the Book

My Book Comes to Life

This past weekend I traveled to Chicago to attend the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the clinic where I worked 30 years ago. The clinic sets the stage for my memoir: Playing Sheriff: A Nurse Practitioner’s Story. The formal function on Friday had 500 in attendance but it was to the intimate and informal… Continue reading My Book Comes to Life