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May brings a wave of graduation ceremonies and with it, a contagious energy of new beginnings. It’s a great reminder that growth and excitement aren’t reserved for recent grads. Here are some ways that Cascade365 tries to keep things fresh while continuing to strive for excellence. 

 

  • Setting goals: Just like graduates embarking on new chapters of their lives, we can enliven the workplace by setting and working towards the achievement of new goals. Every year Team Cascade365 participates in a Management by Objective (“MBO”) process, setting, recording, and monitoring individual goals that are accretive to Cascade365’s key initiatives. 
  • Challenge yourself: Step outside your comfort zone and try something new. Take a class, attend a workshop, or volunteer for a cause you care about. Cascade365 will even chip in for its Team Members to obtain professional certifications, take classes or learn new software programs if pertinent to the individual’s job function. 
  • Connect with inspiring people: Surround yourself with positive and growth-oriented individuals. It could be a mentor, a colleague you admire, or joining a professional networking group. Team Cascade365 nurtures a culture of positivity, creativity, and humility from the top down and bottom up.

 

While we may not be donning a cap and gown this May, we can get inspired by and learn from the graduates. I hope that everyone takes this opportunity to reignite their own sense of growth and new possibilities.

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Focus on Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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May 2024 commemorates the 50th anniversary of National EMS Week where we thank and show gratitude toward EMTs (emergency medical technicians), paramedics, first responders, and other EMS professionals who provide daily life-saving care across the nation to patients and communities that they serve. A brief educational moment related to EMS:
 
– EMS Week was originally authorized by President Gerald Ford in 1974 for a week in November; however, since 1992 EMS Week has moved to the third week of May.
– EMS systems are responsible for providing pre-hospital medical care, transportation (ambulance), and public education to people needing medical attention. 
– Jonathan Letterman is considered the “father” of US EMS and in 1865 in Cincinnati, Ohio established the first civilian ambulance service. 
– Nancy Caroline is considered the “mother” of paramedics and a pioneer in the training of paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
– 1967 – Freedom House Ambulance Service was the first emergency medical service in the United States to be staffed by paramedics with medical training beyond basic first aid. 
– Today, there are over 25,000 licensed EMS agencies in the United States. EMS agencies can be private non-profit, municipal third service, fire-based, hospital-based, and private for-profit. (Source: Google)
 
Cascade365 has supported EMS and Ambulance Services for many years by providing solutions related to AR Purchase and AR Collection Servicing. We are thankful for our partnerships and appreciative for all that you do to keep us safe.
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Celebrating One Year With Cascade365

Time sure flies when your Director of Client Services has already approached her one-year anniversary with Cascade365. We want to congratulate Mary Sand as she plays a key role with enhancing our success in offering best-in-class, post-sale and servicing support. “I am extremely thankful to work with a fantastic team at Cascade365 and look forward to many more years of growth professionally, as well as with the many clients that we serve”, said Mary. 

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Tempe Office Celebrates Operations Manager

The Tempe Office celebrated the birthday of Operations Manager, Shannon David this month with several desserts to brighten her day. We all wish Shannon a very Happy Birthday!

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Employee Spotlight – Tara Foster

My name is Tara Foster and I have been with Cascade365 for five years in July. I started as an AR Specialist and worked my way up to AR Specialist II in 2023. Joining this company has been one of the best decisions, as I have had the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally during my time here. The supportive work environment and encouragement from my colleagues have enabled me to excel in my role and develop new skills that have helped me advance in my career. 

 

Working at Cascade365 has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me. Not only have I been able to develop strong relationships with my coworkers, but I have also had the chance to work on a variety of projects that have challenged me and allowed me to showcase my abilities. The company’s commitment to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation has inspired me to constantly seek out new opportunities for growth and development. 

 

As I reflect on my time at Cascade365, I am grateful for all the opportunities I have had and the support I have received. The past five years have been filled with challenges and successes, and I am excited to see what the future holds for me at this company. I am confident that my time at Cascade365 has prepared me for whatever lies ahead, and I am grateful for the experiences and knowledge that I have gained during my tenure here. 

 

Outside of work, I enjoy family, fishing, camping, and hiking, with our 14-year son Mason, our dog Bruno (who thinks he’s human), and my husband Morgan. It’s a wonderful way to bond with loved ones and create lasting memories together. These outdoor activities bring families closer together by allowing them to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Whether it’s casting a line at a serene lake, pitching a tent in a secluded campground, or embarking on a challenging hike through the wilderness, the experiences shared during these adventures help to strengthen the familial bond.

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