Barbara Reichbaum: “Imagine taking care of patients without gloves . . . “

Barbara Reichbaum packing medical supplies at the Global Links warehouse.


Barbara Reichbaum worked at the VA as a cardiovascular clinical specialist, but spent most of her career as the Senior Quality Manager at the VA in Pittsburgh. After retiring from the VA, she worked in a private home care agency as the Director of Quality/Nursing for four years. Barbara says she enjoys being able to bring her knowledge and background to the job, and that improving the quality of healthcare in other countries while reducing waste in her own country are goals that are important to her. She works regularly at Global Links packing supplies, recruits new volunteers on college campuses, and encourages nurses in home care organizations to donate unused supplies. She says she loves talking to other nurses and asking them to imagine taking care of patients without gloves, bandages or the basics needed to do their job.


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