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Diabetes affects nearly 29 million Americans and an estimated 86 million people are at risk for developing the disease. According to the 2012 statistics from the Center for Disease Control, diabetes affects 13.7 percent of the Guernsey County population.
The Southeastern Med Auxiliary and the Guernsey Health Foundation would like to thank the community for their continued support of patient care, especially through yearly events such as the annual Golf Challenge. It is because of your steadfast support that we are able to fund much-needed equipment at Southeastern Med. The Auxiliary and Foundation’s most recent pledge of $50,000, generated from the 2015 Golf Challenge and Daffodil Luncheon, is going toward the medical center’s new patient handling equipment. The patient handling equipment is used in all clinical areas of the medical center to assist in the movement of patients. Many patients, who are at risk for falls, are too ill to get out of or into bed and have trouble moving will benefit from this equipment. The primary purpose is to provide a safer stay for our patients. Since its implementation, patients have made positive comments about feeling safe and comfortable when staff used the equipment to help them get to the restroom, out of cars and movement up in bed. It has also benefitted staff as, to date, there have been no patient handling injuries experienced by Southeastern Med associates. This demonstrates the importance and benefit that this equipment provides. Pictured presenting the check (L to R) for $50,000 are Lori Caim, RN; Ray Chorey, president and CEO of Southeastern Med; Betty Parry, Southeastern Med Auxiliary president; and Wendi Miller, RN.
When I was looking for a subject for the Christmas Tile, my friends, Paul and Cindy Hixson, volunteered to help. They walked down Wheeling Avenue and couldn't believe we hadn't used the Independent Order of Odd Fellows building as a subject. I, too, was surprised. They took photos and met with Ryan Pavlov to gain more information for the tile. Ryan borrowed photos from Anna Marie Pavlov of the building when it was new and hadn't been changed. They were all a big help since I'm now away at my studio in Tennessee.
South Eastern Med's Eric Bradison was recently a guest on Talk of the Town.
Southeastern Med is proud to announce the recertification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Southeastern Med was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms,) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
The Southeastern Med rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. Each program is reviewed by the AACVPR Program Certification Committee and Certification is awarded by the AACVPR Board of Directors.
“This certification brings to light how our program provides evidence-based practices with measurable outcomes that focus on the patient. The staff have worked very hard to bring our rehabilitation program to this level,” explained Angie Long, RN,MSN/MBA/HC,NEA-BC, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Southeastern Med.
AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
“Our Cardiac rehab professionals are an awesome group of people, who are kind, caring and compassionate in addition to very knowledgeable. They are a joy to work for!” stated Dominic Crock director of Rehabilitation Services at Southeastern Med.
For more information about Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, speak with your physician or call the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 740-439-8528 or 740-439-8297.