Taking the extra step

AS A PLANT SERVICES colleague at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tim receives many requests. His main job is to keep the hospital’s grounds in tip-top shape. From mowing to plowing

Taking the extra step

AS A PLANT SERVICES colleague at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tim receives many requests. His main job is to keep the hospital’s grounds in tip-top shape. From mowing to plowing and everything in between, Tim completes each task with pride.

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Restoring possibilites

AFTER INITIAL TREATMENT for a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), heart attack, or other major medical event, hospitalized individuals take a crucial step on the road to recovery when they begin rehabilitation.

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Bottoms up!

MASON JARS ARE GOOD FOR MORE THAN

JUST RUSTIC DECORATION—YOU CAN USE THEM TO CRAFT THE PERFECT SALAD FOR LUNCH OR DINNER ON-THE-GO.

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Inpatient Insight

FOR MOST PATIENTS, hospital rooms are unfamiliar environments full of strange equipment. The biggest source of confusion may be the different providers who come and go throughout the day and night. Here is a primer on who some of them are and what they do at our hospitals: • Hospitalists are physicians—typically internists— who see hospitalized patients daily and lead their plans of care. • Registered nurses (RNs) are patients’ primary points of everyday …

Sum-Sum-Summer Time Safety

PROTECT YOUNG SKIN Children are very vulnerable to the rays of the summer sun. “Our skin grows in layers, and the younger a child is, the thinner and more delicate their skin is, making them more prone to sunburn,” says Georgia J. Smith, MSN, MHA, RN, OCN, Executive Director of Cancer Services, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Prevea Health. “One blistering sunburn during youth can raise the risk for melanoma as an adult. Protect skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen an…

Sum-Sum-Summer Time Safety

PROTECT YOUNG SKIN Children are very vulnerable to the rays of the summer sun. “Our skin grows in layers, and the younger a child is, the thinner and more delicate their skin is, making them more prone to sunburn,” says Georgia J. Smith, MSN, MHA, RN, OCN, Executive Director of Cancer Services, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and Prevea Health. “One blistering sunburn during youth can raise the risk for melanoma as an adult. Protect skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen an…

Helping others heal – negate the negatives

IN THE WAKE of loss or tremendous change, such as a life-altering medical diagnosis, feelings of isolation and fear can be overwhelming. And understanding how to help someone move through those difficult times can be a challenge. However, when it comes to offering consolation and comfort, simplicity is key. 

Helping others heal – negate the negatives

IN THE WAKE of loss or tremendous change, such as a life-altering medical diagnosis, feelings of isolation and fear can be overwhelming. And understanding how to help someone move through those difficult times can be a challenge. However, when it comes to offering consolation and comfort, simplicity is key. 

6 tips for a baby-safe nursery

Throughout your pregnancy, you’ve done your best to keep baby healthy by eating nutritious foods, taking your prenatal vitamins and attending prenatal appointments. Before welcoming home your little one, you have one important task left: stocking your baby’s nursery. 

Babysitting 101

FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals have offered babysitting classes to prepare preteens for the responsibility of watching young children. The class includes lectures, hands-on activities, interactive…