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2021 Excellence in Healthcare Honoree: Julie Frazier

Hailing from London, Julie Frazier has been a nurse for 32 years. She came to the U.S. and worked in home care in various capacities, from living HHA to Director of nursing, before finding her niche in Hospice, from which she plans to retire if she doesn’t win the Powerball before.

Favorite Quote: This too shall pass.

Fun Fact: My accent got me my current job!

What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Reverting from metric to imperial measurements, learning a whole new set of trade names for medication, I had to devise lots of homemade cheat sheets. I am trying not to spend the whole day getting lost between clients. Google maps are my friend!

What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Being prayed for by one of my patients. There is this tiny woman that barely remembers how to speak English and declining daily, praying for me. It reminded me of the bigger picture. We are here to help each other the best way we can.

How is the healthcare industry important to you personally? It’s where I learned who I was, what my calling in life was. It’s my chance to be part of something bigger than myself and keep me grateful and grounded. It’s an opportunity to brighten someone’s day or make a dark day bearable.

How did the pandemic disrupt your specific role in the healthcare industry, and how did you adapt? It added tasks to my already laden basket, and it caused stress to already anxious patients and staff. It caused me to have to work in uncomfortable safety wear. I adapted how I always do; took a deep breath and asked, what do you need me to do?

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Nursing is a 24-hour job, and you can’t do it all by yourself.

What do you love most about working in healthcare? I get to use all my skills and experience. I never know what the day is going to bring. No two days are ever the same. Every day I get to face a challenge and overcome it. What better way to enhance self-esteem?

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.