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Sandy Eastwood, RN, ACRN

Assistant Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse, Outpatient Nursing
Bailey-Boushay House

Sandy worked at Bailey-Boushay House from 1995 to 2000, and then returned in 2005. She has been the Assistant Nurse Manager since 2007.

Sandy's primary job responsibilities include: overseeing the day-to-day operations of the outpatient nursing department, providing direct care to clients, coordinating appointments and assisting with insurance issues. Sandy's main interests and priorities are to assist clients with adherence to medications, work with clients to determine and overcome barriers to medication compliance, educate clients about safer sex practices and STD education, provide wound care and education/support regarding illicit drug use and harm reduction.
She also provides one-on-one support with clients to establish a trusting, honest, and non-judgmental relationship that leads to better communication.

Sandy is currently working to complete her BSN degree and wound care nursing certification.

Why do you work at Bailey-Boushay House?
"I started working in HIV care in 1989 and knew this was what I wanted to do in my nursing career. Working at BBH, specifically in the outpatient care program, provides me the opportunity to care for this population of folks."

What is your favorite part about working at Bailey-Boushay House?
"Even though providing care and being a caregiver can be 'hard work,' being at BBH is not 'work,' or 'a job.' It's a place to grow as an individual and professional, while assisting and watching clients grow as individuals, and improve their health and independence. It's a special place, where special things happen."

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