Liz Price is a patient care manager for access and flow, resource team, and staffing office, at Oak Valley Health. Liz came to Oak Valley Health in 2003 as a registered nurse and has worked in various roles since then.
“I have a number of team members that directly report into me, including nurses, patient support assistants (PSAs), and the staffing office coordinators,” says Liz. “I really enjoy getting to support all the different parts of my team and the variety that brings.”
Liz also enjoys working in access and flow, where she gets to reach outside of her direct team and provide support with coaching, problem solving, and work on continuous improvement initiatives with other interprofessional team members.
Liz is also a Resilience in Stressful Events (RISE) peer responder. RISE is a peer support program for health care workers. Oak Valley Health adopted the RISE program that was developed and implemented at Johns Hopkins Hospital and others.
“I was encouraged by a few coworkers to apply to become a peer responder,” says Liz. “It was really nice to get that recognition from the people that you work with and the team members that you support.”
RISE offers confidential, anonymous and timely peer support to our people who have been affected by a stressful, patient-related event. Peer responders are available via telephone 3 – 8 p.m., seven days a week to listen, offer emotional support and link you to available resources.
“The RISE program allows for the individual that is seeking support to talk to someone who has a connection to them,” says Liz. “The peer responders have experience within the health care system, and they can approach the situation as a peer and offer an ear to actively listen.”
Outside of work, Liz loves spending time with her two sons, who keep her quite busy with their sports and other extracurricular activities.
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