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Mother's Day+

The only memories I have of my mother and father are watching them on old VHS videos with my Gramma. They were taken from me before I was old enough to understand anything. I like to imagine they watch over me even if there isn't much they can do from where they are. I'm sure they loved me. But when mother's day comes around, there is one woman who I have known all my life who has been there for me in that role. That woman is my Gramma.

Pride Month 2021

June is Pride Month. We proudly join everyone this month in celebration of the contributions the many members of the LGBTQ+ community have made to our communities around the world. The world was a very different place in 1969, and those at the Stonewall Riots blazed a trail that can never be forgotten

LGBTQ+ rights are human rights and all human rights must be protected.

Happy International Women's Day, 2021!

Melissa RuizMarch 8th is a day to globally celebrate all things women. International Women's Day celebrates all the achievements of women across the world and all the contributions we have made to social, economic, cultural and political advancements. This year's theme for International Women's Day is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world".

Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We remember and honor the work and the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. Dr. King's speech from the March on Washington in 1963 is worth a listen. Civil unrest, division, and outrage at true inequality being codified into law was the background for this event. Even in the midst of all that, Dr. King saw the opportunity to "transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood."

I Took a Little Trip...

It's good to be home! After several trips visiting a few incredible different places, seeing amazing sights, and recharging my heart, soul, and mind, I am happy to finally be back on home soil. Of all the various exotic and exciting locales in which I stopped, I would have to say one was the most enriching and enlightening. At the end of my training, I felt...

Dream Axiom Community Initiatives

Dream Axiom's team is comprised of a small but dedicated team of diverse, action oriented, and compassionate people. During our most recent discussions, we all agreed that we want to pursue solid opportunities to improve our communities. As a result of our discussions, we are assembling specific initiatives to make both immediate and long-term impact. These initiatives will focus on the following: 1. Helping our neighbors in RVA and CBUS clean up after recent events. 2. Examining opportunities for us to invest our time and capital to support our local communities. 3. Improving our recruiting and outreach to increase minority applicants for positions at Dream Axiom.

COVID-19 Update

In these uncertain times, an abundance of caution may mean the difference between wellness and potentially life-threatening illness. The past few weeks have been a tumultuous time, the situation changing rapidly, tensions high, and fear ruling the day. For the past week and a half, we here at Dream Axiom have been continuing our work on existing projects remotely where possible and with coming into our offices reduced to the absolute bare minimum necessary.

The Therac-25: A Major Failure in Patient Safety

March 8-14, 2020 is Patient Safety Awareness Week! As stated by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, it "is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety." Their page on the subject goes on to explain that, "Although there has been real progress made in patient safety over the past two decades, current estimates cite medical harm as a leading cause of death worldwide." Sadly, these deaths are largely preventable. This initiative was created to raise awareness about the role that everyone in the healthcare industry plays in ensuring the safety of patients - even if they never even see one. You might be wondering why we at Dream Axiom would...