EMERGENCY NURSES WEEK - JASON FRANKLIN, DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
This week is Emergency Nurses Week, a time to recognize the important role nurses play in emergency and trauma situations. Jason Franklin, Director of Emergency Services at CCMH, discusses the specialized training emergency room nurses receive, the challenges they face, and the personal satisfaction they receive for the job well done.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS - THE IMPORTANCE OF MAMMOGRAMS
Even women who have no symptoms and no known risks for breast cancer should have regularly scheduled mammograms to help detect potential breast cancer at the earliest possible time. Katie Tremel, Director of Radiology at CCMH, discusses the importance of breast cancer screenings, current screening recommendations, and services available to those who may need financial assistance when paying for a mammogram.
NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING MONTH - KENDAL ESTEVES, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, REED PLACE
National Assisted Living Month brings into focus the housing and living arrangements available to seniors. Assisted living provides options for those seniors who are a good fit for those services. Kendal Esteves, Community Relations Manager of Reed Place in Denison, discusses the differences between independent living, assisted living, and long-term care. She also talks about the best candidates for assisted living and how to know when moving to an assisted living arrangement is warranted.
HEALTHY AGING MONTH - JILL KIERSCHT, ARNP, MSN
Healthy aging can be a challenge as we get older. Jill Kierscht, ARNP, MSN, and a gerontologist at CCMH, discusses what each of us can do to stay healthy and age gracefully.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WEEK - NAKEYA CANO, EVS COORDINATOR
September 13-19 is National Healthcare Environmental Services Week. Crawford County Memorial Hospital is committed to providing a clean and safe environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff. Nakeya Cano, Environmental Services Coordinator at CCMH, discusses the processes and procedures used to keep the hospital and clinic clean and sanitary. She also talks about the UV light techology used by CCMH in terminal cleaning processes to prevent any spread of infection.
FOOD SAFETY MONTH - BROOKE TASLER, DIRECTOR OF DIETARY SERVICES, CCMH
September is National Food Safety Month. Listeria and salmonella, among a number of foodborne bacteria, cause thousands of cases of food poisoning each year. Brooke Tasler, CCMH Director of Dietary Services, discusses the basics of food safety, and how to make sure you limit your exposure to any foodborne illnesses.