"Patricia is a fantastic writer. Her creativity, flair and desire to really get to understand our organization and our goals are unmatched. She is always on time and always on budget. I highly recommend her work."  Jaimie Somlai, senior director, Digital Marketing, Ascension Health

"Together We Are So Much More: A Living History of Catholic Health East documents the coming together of three Catholic health systems to form Catholic Health East, the nation's fourth largest Catholic health sytem. Our Sponsors wanted to capture the journey that we have been on by combining all our histories into one book. This was a daunting task ... there were literally thousands of documents and photographs to review. Hundreds of people all over the country to talk to and meet with. It was an almost overwhelming charge. This massive job required someone with patience, ingenuity and energy. It required a resourceful self-starter who could multitask. It required a person with vision, someone who would not get lost in the minutiae ... someone who would not lose sight of the overall goal, the time frame and the budget. That person, for us, was Patricia Winsten. This project would not have happened without her involvement. Her boundless energy and determination were the key ingredients that made this living history possible. It goes without saying that Patricia is an excellent writer and storyteller. I have worked with many writers thoughtout my 28-year career in health care. I can honestly say that Patricia is among the best writers and communicators I have ever known. Just as importantly, the extensive research she did, and time spent interviewing people in person and remotely, and working hand-in-hand with the designer, truly made the end result very special."  Scott H. Share, vice president, System Communications, Catholic Health East/Trinity Health

"We love everything Patricia writes. She takes complex medical topics and makes them understandable and interesting to lay readers. She truly gives life to words!"  SueAnn Thompson, president, Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, former first lady of Wisconsin

"Patricia Winsten is a gem. No matter how big a project is or how small, she is completely committed to providing a product that is excellent. Her ability to write is matched only by her ability to develop an immediate rapport with her clients and work partners. Her ability to establish trust with the families helped by RMHC has led to a long list of friendships all over the world. She is masterfully adept at keeping track of the details, which, given the numerous projects within a global organization, can be a yeoman's task. In more instances than not, Patricia was able to take a sow's ear with which she was presented and, amazingly, present our team with a silk purse. I cannot speak of her highly enough. She is a delight."   Elizabeth Jolie Keating, Communications manager, McDonald's Corporation/Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"We are just thrilled! It was amazing how quickly you grasped the overall picture of Ronald McDonald House Charities. You took all of our research, surveys, scribbles and notes and put it into a logical, reader-friendly manual that speaks to people with varying levels of experience and knowledge. We are a group known for being liberal with the red pen when it comes to editing, but out of the 70-page document, I made less than six little comments. Even the international members of the Global Advisory Council loved it, and felt that it bridged all cultural differences."  Janet Burton, senior director, Field Operations, McDonald's Corporation/Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"When you hire Patricia as a writer, you will get so much more than just a writer. Patricia came highly recommended from other colleagues, had a good working knowledge of the subject matter, and was very competent at her craft. She knew the right questions to ask to ensure she delivered a final product that exceeded my expectations. It was not only a pleasure to work with Patricia as a writer; additionally, I learned a great deal about writing to successfully communicate the message and leave a memorable impresssion."  Carla D. Washington, director, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

"We selected Patricia for a writing assignment based on her industry and other background knowledge. As we worked together the insight and sensitivity she brought to the project were tremendous. She asked great questions and was an excellent partner."  Melissa Eriksen, account director, Aquent

"Patricia's writing style was exactly what we needed at United Healthcare. She is flexible, interested in learning about your target audience, and is an excellent writer. I enjoyed Patricia's easy-to-work-with personality. She was on time with projects, hit the mark quickly and always followed up to check on the outcome. I highly recommend Patricia's work style and work ethic."  Patty Flowers, director, Health Services, United Healthcare

"Patricia is an excellent writer who understands the nuances and politics of balancing the many and sometimes conflicting issues that are part of today's health care environment. She has abundant energy, works well with deadlines, and delivers a quality product. The most delightful part about working with Patricia is her ability to turn the driest topic into one that is interesting to her target audience. She is diligent without being aggressive and knows how to work through organizations to find the information she needs. In addition to writing, she also understands graphic design, the production process, writing to match the tone and size of the piece, and the need to come in at or under budget." Ann Saqr, vice president, Marketing, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

"Patricia makes my job so much easier! She is an extremely talented and versatile writer with the ability to write everything from employee communications to marketing communications in a variety of forms, including blogs, case studies, whitepapers, social media postings, brochures, long-form articles, press releases, video scripts, books (yes, entire books) and more! Patricia and I first became acquainted in 2003 when she started working for Quad/Graphics as a freelance writer. I have maintained a relationship with her ever since. I depend on Patricia’s written and verbal communication skills to convey a variety of information, from the very technical to the very personal, in an understandable, interesting way. She has always shown an eagerness to learn and the ability to assimilate new information quickly. She also has a penchant for detail and demonstrates the necessary initiative to bring projects to completion on deadline. Patricia is comfortable working with everyone within our organization – from the entry-level production worker to our top-level executives.She is an outstanding writer. And, she's a whole lot of fun!"  Claire Ho, director, Corporate Communications, Quad/Graphics

"As part of the global headquarters for Ronald McDonald House Charities, I have worked with Patricia where she has been a team member on the development of various publications, each with different audiences and writing styles. On each project, Patricia shows an in-depth understanding of the concept, purpose and feel of each publication, and she is adept at developing rapport with our local Chapters from whom she often gathers information for each publication's content. She is highly respected and well-liked among our team and field Chapters and provides excellent service and work-product."  Robert Heuer, manager, European Field Operations, McDonald's Corporation/Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"Patricia is an exceptional writer. She's our first choice when we have complex articles to assign for our magazine. We are always impressed by her ability to take these large, intimidating assignments and produce copy that covers complex issues in a way that is detailed, but easy to follow and understand. Patricia produces copy that hits the key messages and objectives we outline. She's very aware of meeting parameters, and she also is conscious of our budget. I will definitely continue to work with Patricia for future articles in our magazine."  Nicole Klaas Hands, manager, Content and Productions, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities 

"Not only have we appreciated your superior writing skills and project management abilities, but we have also been touched by your compassion for the children and families that benefit from Ronald McDonald House Charities. Morever, the respect and concern that you have shown toward each individual whom you have come into contact with truly compliments our global mission."  Laurel Schumm, senior manager, Special Projects, McDonald's Corporation/Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"We're very impressed with your writing abilities and feel that you set just the right tone for our readers. You capture the voices of the individuals, which is critical for readers to be able to emotionally feel the direct impact."  Jan Quade, senior vice president, Communications, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

"Stupendous!"  Clare O'Sheel, senior director, Communications/Public Relations, ProHealth Care

"You are a joy to work with. Your willingness to listen to our needs and then do whatever it takes to meet them is greatly appreciated. A comment was just sent to me today indicating that our last newsletter (the first one you wrote for us) was 'the best ever!' You are personable and professional, which is a wonderful blend of gifts."  David Larson, president & CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

"Your hard work contributed to two outstanding videos. In spite of such a tight deadline on the video scripts and only a few days notice, you pulled together a really great piece of work. You were truly an asset on these projects."  Eileen Steed, senior producer, Creative Services, McDonald's Corporation

"Patricia is an excellent writer who delivers outstanding results while meeting tight deadlines. When writing materials such as the annual report and website, Patricia focused on telling the details of important, heartwarming stories which brought the mission of the charity to life for all to understand. Her genuine caring and interest in the work of the charity came through in her approach to stories and the way she found them, carefully contacting people with just the right touch. Patricia is a real asset for any Communications Department and writing project."  Palmer Moody, director, Communications, McDonald's Corporation/Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"Patricia has worked on several environmental writing projects with me; all have demonstrated an in-depth knowledge and ability to clearly and concisely convey very complex subject matter. I would recommend Patricia to anyone who is looking for an exceptional writer on any project."  Cheryl Moran, project manager, SCS Engineers

"Among the projects we've worked on together for Ronald McDonald House Charities are a comprehensive guide to capital campaigns, many magazines, annual reports, conferences, web stories and commercials that featured our Ronald McDonald House and the families we help. Patricia is great to work with. She's a great writer, is detail oriented, and she meets deadlines."  Hal Hedley, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana; member, Global Advisory Council, Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"Congratulations on such a fine magazine. You took on a big responsibility with this project. You did a tremendous job, and I really appreciate your efforts!"  Janet Burton, senior director, Field Relations, McDonald's Corporation, Ronald McDonald House Charities global

"Patricia handled much of our internal and external communication needs during her tenure with United HealthCare. From internal newsletters to op-ed pieces to crisis management materials, her writing skills were of great value to me and the organization. She has wonderful skills in this area which would be of value to any organization." Larry Rambo, CEO, PrimeCare Health Plan/United Healthcare