October 2014 – Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care has been recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
While these five tips may be helpful, the healthcare system can still can be incredibly challenging to navigate. And it is all the more difficult at a time when you may be overcome with stress, fear or feelings of vulnerability.
You’re familiar with the term “think outside the box,” right? Well, here’s a chance to do just that. Did you ever consider, even for the briefest of moments, that hospice could give someone a life of great value? If you’re like most people, probably not.
Each year Heart ‘n Home celebrates Pastoral Care Week and October 19-25, 2014 marks its 30th anniversary. The theme is “Spiritual Well-Being” and highlights “nourishing the wellspring” that supports and inspires spiritual health for all. What better way to acknowledge this achievement, and the work of those for whom it was developed, than to tell you about our Spiritual Care Providers (SCP)!
physician’s-asssitant-week-2014In the early morning of October 7, hundreds of people in white coats and scrubs will gather in NYCs Rockefeller Plaza to display signs and wave for the camera on NBCs “Today” show. They are Physician’s Assistants (PA) and PA students and will jump for Matt Lauer’s attention, and possibly a handshake, to raise awareness for their profession as part of an annual commemoration, National PA Week (October 6-12, 2014), sponsored by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
If you are one of the 90 million Americans caring for a family member, we hope you will take time this Labor Day to relax a little and honor the American Worker, including yourself. If you need help with that, let us know.
A WWII Army Veteran, my father told many stories of basic training at Schofield Barracks just outside of Honolulu. We heard about the 50-mile uphill marches while carrying 100-pound packs in the midday sun with 100 percent humidity. He described his boxing matches (he was super fit and trained hard, but got clobbered every time). We heard about surfing, pig roasts, and bonfires on the beach, many of which lasted until Reveille. We enjoyed my father’s stories very much, but we didn’t realize that he probably had more that he kept to himself.
About 30 years ago while a secretary and student at my state university, I had the privilege of working with a visiting scholar from China. He was polite and charming, brilliant and authoritative, humble and fun-loving, and in complete awe of the way Americans lived, particularly me.
“I was raised to recognize that our freedoms do not come without a price, but from all the sacrifices of brave men and women and their families. That is why I’ve made it my duty to support and honor our Veteran employees and provide Veteran-centric care to patients and their families. ‘Thank you’ is just not enough.” Cindy Lee, RN, CHPN, CHPCA, CEO/Owner of Heart ‘n Home.
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