Alison Daily, RN, BSN, CCM, FLMI

Alison Daily
2nd VP of Clinical and Vocational Services

As a former labor and delivery nurse, Alison Daily has a strong connection to children. That’s why she’s so passionate about the Southwest Community Health Center, an organization that delivers primary care to the underserved population in the Portland area.

Alison brings that same passion to her job with Workplace Possibilities at The Standard. She oversees the clinical and return-to-work staff and works closely with The Standard’s medical director, physician staff and consultants.

Alison earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology and management from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. She still maintains her Oregon nursing license.

When Alison is not at work, she’s busy knitting her family wool socks (they have drawers full!) or brainstorming her latest home remodeling project.

Posts by Alison Daily

Needle in a haystack

For years, searching for a successful return-to-work case has been like searching for a needle in a haystack. Disability companies have tried everything from creating proprietary algorithms to having nurses answer the phone to increase their success rates. Nothing seemed to really move the needle.

A couple of years ago, we sat down and said, “Why can’t we crack this nut? We’re smart people with years of experience.” We saw so much potential and upside with return-to-work and so much opportunity (and don’t even get me started on stay-at-work!). But, so many opportunities were lost because one member of the triangle — employee, employer or physician — wasn’t cooperating.

We asked ourselves, “What’s getting in the way? Why can’t we be more influential in this situation?” We’re the experts, but trying to move these three parties in the same direction is sometimes like herding cats!

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