Stress is a proven problem in our society. According to the American Psychological Association, in 2015 78% of adults reported experiencing at least one symptom of stress. This is up by 3% from the previous year’s report, and is likely to rise again in coming years. Taking time to care for themselves is something many overlook in favor of caring for children, family, and other necessary tasks.
Living a philosophy of “man’s best friend also can be a healer,” Franciscan Health Crown Point celebrated the second anniversary of its Pet Therapy program recently, with a gathering in the hospital’s Marian Education Center that was attended by most of the team members and their canines. The program has brought relief and pleasure to hundreds of patients and their families throughout the hospital since its inception, thanks to the two-year effort of coordinator Julie Canady, an administrative assistant in the Franciscan Health Marketing Department. Six dogs initially joined the effort, which now has 27 canines, along with owners and other members.
Khendall Jones recently gave birth to the first child born at Franciscan Health Hammond this year and in the process, was the recipient of a three-hospital teamwork of obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit services.
Nursing homes can often feel clinical or boring, and that may negatively impact the mindset of their residents. Park Place of St. John is looking to change all of that with their “Small House” model of care. In providing skilled nursing in a Small House designed to feel just like home, they are leading the charge in a healthcare revolution.
Residences at Deer Creek has an amazing list of activities for their residents to partake in each month. From those in memory care to those in the general population, they host a variety of great activities to keep seniors active and engaged in their community. With everything from exercise to brain teasers, there’s something for everyone at this senior care facility.
Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers Honor Employees at Annual Employee Recognition Awards
Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers are known for their commitment and dedication to the community and clients they serve. With employees who consistently work to help others, it only makes sense to recognize them from time to time. That’s why each year they hold their employee recognition awards, providing much need praise, scholarships, and awards to those who have worked hard for them over the years.
An expert team of heart specialists at Porter Regional Hospital is now offering some patients the option of having aortic heart valve replacement without undergoing open heart surgery – a significant advancement in heart care in Northwest Indiana.
There is and always will be a need for health services. These services come in all forms. From ambulance and emergency services, to simple doctor’s visits for a checkup and even urgent care, hospitals and clinics come in all kinds of sizes.
There is still time to apply for Tricia’s Scholarship. The VNA and the family of Tricia Marie Simpson Russell, a nurse at the VNA until her death, established Tricia’s Scholarship in 2008 to assist individual nurses or nursing students to advance their education. Last year, the committee awarded scholarships in the amount of $3,000.