Altruista Salutes Sarah Anderson During Nurses Week_News

Patient health is the core value of nursing.
Sarah Anderson, RN

May 6, 2019

Altruista Salutes Sarah Anderson During Nurses Week

Sarah Anderson, RN, is a clinical manager at Altruista Health. She joined the company in 2017.

Why did you go into nursing?
I went into nursing for unconventional reasons. Not only did I have a desire to help people, I knew that I would be able to find a job no matter where I lived, that jobs are relatively easy to come by, given the shortage, and I could work in a variety of different environments until I found where I wanted to grow professionally. Nursing also supports career advancement through on-the-job training, continuing education and advanced degrees.

How has your role of the nurse changed since you’ve been in nursing?
I started out working in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit when I graduated nursing school. I loved the challenge of the position and the growth I experienced while there. When I left bedside nursing, I transitioned into Case Management and then Utilization Management. From there, my career shifted into Product Management and implementing a Care Management software platform. This was a good experience because I experienced implementation from the client perspective. Starting out, I never dreamed that software implementation would be the career that I have now, but I could not imagine doing anything else!

What inspires you the most in your day-to-day work?
The people that I work with make this a dream job! Everyone is hard-working and willing to help, and this makes all the difference in the world. I also enjoy working with clients to problem-solve their issues and provide solutions that maximize client efficiencies and promote patient health.  

How do the mission and/or values of Altruista support your nursing career?
Our mission and values promote patient health, which is the core value of nursing. I am thankful to work for a company that offers an exceptional and cutting-edge platform, but also understands that at the end of the day, it is about ensuring that patient health and wellness is at the forefront of what we do!