Happy Memorial Day

Please take a moment today and remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Memorial Day, is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, it honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

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A big thanks to our Ladies Auxillary!

Our Ladies auxiliary bunch are a great asset to LaSalle General Hospital. A request was submitted to them about looking into getting some equipment better suited for our female wellness members and PT patients as well as the general public. These ladies came through!  Many times lighter weight patients or members can not lift the bars to add or subtract weight on it.  These are fixed bars with lower weights that can be used by a wide variety of members.  Since prevention and improved health is the direction /goal of the hospital we are daily looking for ways and equipment to expand our abilities to help our members.  We sincerely appreciate our ladies auxiliary for their help in obtaining this equipment.

Our Ladies auxiliary with the new equipment

The Ladies with our new equipment and wellness director Scott Hargrove. Below is a message from Scott to our Ladies!

On behalf of the staff & members of the Wellness Center, we would like share our gratitude & appreciation for the Pink Ladies of LaSalle General Hospital.  The Pink Ladies helped with the recent purchase of some much needed equipment for our facility.  We feel this equipment will benefit everyone who uses it.  Thank you very much for your contribution, Pink Ladies.

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May employee of the month

Congratulations!!!

 To Billy Pomeroy and Donna Paul who were both chosen to be LGH’s employees of the month for May 2012.

Billy works in Human Resources and has been with the hospital for 4 years. He loves to interact with all of our employees and does his best to help in any way possible when a problem or issue arises. Donna works in Dr. Kendrick’s office at LaSalle Family Medicine assisting our providers and taking care of all of our patients needs among anything else that needs to be tended to! She also been with the hospital for 4 years.

We appreciate both of these employees and all they do!!!

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Job Shadow Day

On May 2, 2012 we had 15 8th grade students come and shadow different departments of the hospital. We were very glad that they chose to find out about all the different things that we do here at LaSalle General! We hope that each student learned alot and enjoyed themselves!!

These students followed in the following departments:

Ultrasound/X-Ray: Harley Lisenby and Destinee Mannon

Nursing Services: Sierra Smith, Johneshia Fair,  Jalisca Day, and Macy Moss

Information Technology: Jessey Mason who worked together with Centrylink on a project that day who were: James Mason, Todd Norris,(both with Centrylink) and their job shadower Sam Engles

Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy:  Katie Drewett, Tami Jo Ray

Diagnostics: Kourtney Bacle

Dr. Gallaspy: Jacob Peters

Purchasing: Bethsadia Suarez

Pediatrics: LeAndra Brown

 Job Shadowers 2012

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Our New bridge

Thanks to our great maintenance department we now have a new “bridge” to use while walking from the hospital to the clinic and vise versa! It was very much needed! Especially when it is wet and nasty outside!

 We thank you guys for all you do for us!

Pictured on new bridge:

Johnny Bradford, Doug Newman, Hank Brown , Raymond Phillips, and David Guillot

“christening” the new bridge!

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Notional Nurses Week

Nursing……….often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. As nurses, you work in emergency rooms, home health settings, hospitals, and clinics to name a few. You have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. Nurses Association’s 2012 theme:

 ”Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring.”

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.  The purpose of the week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of our community.

In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort our nurses provide to our patients health and safety, we at LaSalle General Hospital, would like to  say THANK YOU and recognize our nurses for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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National Hospital Week

This week we are celebrating National Hospital Week!!!

 National Hospital Week is May 6 – 12, 2012 and our employees are celebrating by reflecting on what they do and how it is important to the community. This year’s theme  is “Making Miracles Happen.” Whether it is performing an emergency operation or consoling someone while they wait, our staff are on the front line of making miracles happen daily. Here are a few facts about Hospital Week:

    • The first National Hospital Day was held on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, on May 12, 1921

    • National Hospital Day was originally conceived by a Chicago magazine editor as a public healthcare event that encouraged trust in the city’s hospitals in the wake of the “Spanish Flu” outbreak of 1918, which killed more than 600,000 Americans.

    • The event was expanded to an entire week in 1953.

    • Today, every state celebrates National Hospital Week, which is sponsored by the American Hospital Association.

    • Intended as a community-centered program, National Hospital Week engages every person in the hospital from directors to orderlies, nurses to volunteers, EMS techs to home health professionals and physicians to patients.

    • This commemorative celebration serves as a reminder that hospitals are foundations of the communities that built them and nurture them, and that hospitals serve people in every community from all walks of life.

    • Hospitals today are multi-dimensional environments that offer every medical specialty, with a focus on prevention and wellness

To Start off Hospital Week:

We would like to announce our new CEO Douglas Newman!

Many of you had the opportunity to meet Mr. Newman last week at the “meet and greets.”  Those of you that were unable to here is a little but about him and our hospital CEO history. Mr. Newman joins a long line of great leaders that have governed our hospital during its 42 year history.  Beginning with the opening of the hospital in 1970, we have been fortunate to have had progressive thinking professionals who have led the hospital in both good and bad times.

Late last fall, William E. “Billy” Page, submitted his resignation in order to pursue other career opportunities.  At that time the Board appointed a Search Committee consisting of Board Members Steve Crooks and Janice Dosher, Billy Page, CEO, and Lana Francis, Administrative Assistant.  Sixty two applications were submitted for the position.  The Search Committee did a thorough review of all of the applications using objective criteria and state required qualifications to narrow the candidates down to five.  Each of the five applicants were then interviewed on site by the full Board.

Dexter Ray was appointed Interim Administrator during this time.  Dexter has done an outstanding job in providing the leadership needed to continue and complete many ongoing projects.

Before coming to us, Doug Newman served as Chief Executive Officer at Graham County Hospital and Graham County Rural Health Clinic, Home Health & Hospice in Hill City, Kansas.  He was able to revitalize this failing hospital allowing them to reach their goal of profitability in one year.

Mr. Newman also served as Regional Director of Field Operations for Unicare/Wellpoint of Kansas for the southern 54 counties in Kansas, as well as border counties of Colorado, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  As Regional Director, he was accountable for Physician Network formation and management of provider issues that occurred through the Kansas Health Policy Authority.

Mr. Newman has a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and 20+ years experience in the field.   His areas of responsibility in other hospital CEO positions have included finance and budget administration, strategic planning, management, direction, coordination and control of the overall operations of the hospitals.

LaSalle General Hospital has always and continues to strive to meet the healthcare needs of the community.  The following demonstrates growth and progression that the hospital has recently realized.

  • Digital Mammography implementation

  • Bone Density implementation

  • Nuclear Medicine expansion

  • Echocardiography expansion

  • Holter and cardiac event monitoring expansion

  • Initiated MRI service

  • Conversion to Digital Radiography at the hospital and both rural health clinics

  • Diagnostic Imaging network (PACS system) implementation

  • Electronic Health Record

  • Expanded Surgery and Endoscopy services

  • Designed and remodeled Therapy, Wellness & Home Health building

  • Expanded Therapy Services (Speech, OT, PT)

  • Implemented Hospitalist program

  • Developed Cardiology service line

  • Installed cardiac cath lab and developed cath lab team

  • Developed hospital marketing and patient advocate program

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Occupational Therapy Month

The Month of April we recognized our Occupational Therapy Department!

Occupational Therapy is the allied health profession that focuses on maximizing a person’s ability to participate in life independently. People who can benefit from occupational therapy can range from the tiniest newborns to senior citizens, and all the ages in between. The goal of an occupational therapist is  to enable those who are temporarily or permanently disabled to be as independent as possible in the areas of work, home, self-care, and leisure skills while recovering from or adapting to their disability. Occupational therapy is provided in a number of different settings which include: schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and mental health clinics. LGH offers outpatient, home health, inpatient, and nursing home care. If you or a loved one has a health problem or injury that prevents you from learning, working, dressing, eating, or just doing the things you want to do, Occupational therapy can help!

Here is your OT Department:

Brittney Windham-COTA, Stephanie Paul-COTA, Julie Bird-LOTR 

THANK YOU!!!!

LGH appreciates all the hard work that you do!

We have a wonderful therapy department that includes Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapies. Speech and Physical Therapy showed their support to the OT Team by making t-shirts. Here are a few pics!!!

Speech and Physical Therapy supporting the OT Department!

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Relay for life winners

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of you that supported these raffles!!! Here are a list of the raffle winners!!!!

CONGRATS TO:

Shelia Martin-1st 

Phyllis Bryan- 2nd

Christina Pennington-3rd

Lana Francis- 4th 

These were the winners of the Business Office Easter Basket Raffle!!!
Alicia Williams Was the winner of the Summer Fun Ice Chest Raffle by Admitting 

The winner of the Fleur De Lis Painting Sponsored by LGH Lab was:
Lana Francis!!!!
Mr. Guy Nichols
Was the winner of the Garden Raffle sponsored by the
Purchasing and Ambulance Departments!
LaSalle Home Health Raffle Winners:
Kirby Jones won the Car Care Basket
Larry Wayne Hopkins won the Movie Basket 

The LaSalle Nursing Home also raffled off baskets to raise money for Relay For Life! Here are the winners!
Easter Basket: Joyce Posey
Chi Hair Basket:  Lana Francis
Date Night Basket: Rachel Stevens
Spa Basket: Amber Steen
Cooking Basket: Phyllis Bryan

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Administrative Assistants/Secretaries Day!

A little bit about this day……

Administrative Professionals Day recognizes and celebrates the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, and other office professionals for their growing and diverse contributions to the workplace.

Administrative Professionals Week was originally organized as “National Secretaries Week” by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and a consortium of office product manufacturers in 1952. Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association (now called the International Association of Administrative Professionals) and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation, were serving on a council charged with addressing a national shortage of skilled office workers that existed at the time. Together with Harry Klemfuss, public relations account executive at Young & Rubicam, they originated the idea for a secretaries week campaign.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer proclaimed the first National Secretaries Week held June 1-7, 1952, with Wednesday, June 4th designated National Secretaries Day.

In 1955, the National Secretaries Association changed the date of National Secretaries Week to the last full week of April, with Wednesday of that week being designated National Secretaries Day. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981 when the National Secretaries Association became Professional Secretaries International (PSI).

In 1998, PSI changed its name to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), to further reflect the expanding role of office staff. In the year 2000, the IAAP – official sponsor of the event – announced that the name would change from “Professional Secretaries Day” to “Administrative Professionals Day.” The name change was made to keep in step with the changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce. IAAP continues to believe in the importance of this event in calling business attention to the increasing value and contributions of administrative professionals in today’s workplace.

 We at LaSalle General Hospital would like to thank our Administrative Professionals/Secretaries that make this hospital run smoothly day to day!

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National Lab Week

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 22-28
We would like to take a moment to THANK our Lab Department for all that they do for LGH and our patients!
WE THANK YOU!!!!

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care. Since they often work behind the scenes, few people know about the critical testing they perform every day. Lab Week is a time to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around the country who perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the US every year.

It’s your week, medical laboratory professionals and pathologists! As part of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 22-28), the American Proficiency Institute (API), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and The Joint Commission recognize the important work you do every day to help detect, diagnose, and monitor serious diseases. You really do get results!  (http://www.ascp.org/labweek

If you see these ladies this week Please tell them they are appreciated!!!!

 

 

(L-R)  Amy Dotson, Lab Tech, Supervisor; Becky Estis, Lab Tech; Amber Johnson, Phlebotomist; Leslie Bruner, Lab Assistant

 

(L-R)  Ilene Capps, Lab Tech; Marie Sharp, Lab Assistant; Evelyn Barker, Lab Tech, Supervisor; Paula Arnold, Phlebotomist

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Relay For Life Winners

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of you that supported these raffles!!! Here are a list of the raffle winners!!!!

CONGRATS TO:

  • Shelia Martin-1st 
  • Phyllis Bryan- 2nd
  • Christina Pennington-3rd
  • Lana Francis- 4th 

These were the winners of the Business Office Easter Basket Raffle!!!

Winner of the Summer Fun Ice Chest Raffle by Admitting 

  • Alicia Williams  

Winner of the Fleur De Lis Painting Sponsored by LGH Lab was:

  • Lana Francis!!!!

Winner of the Garden Raffle sponsored by the
purchasing and Ambulance Departments!

  • Mr. Guy Nichols

LaSalle Home Health Raffle Winners:

  • Kirby Jones won the Car Care Basket
  • Larry Wayne Hopkins won the Movie Basket 

The LaSalle Nursing Home also raffled off baskets to raise money for Relay For Life! Here are the winners!

  • Easter Basket: Joyce Posey
  • Chi Hair Basket:  Lana Francis
  • Date Night Basket: Rachel Stevens
  • Spa Basket: Amber Steen
  • Cooking Basket: Phyllis Bryan
 
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Occupational Therapy Month

The Month of April we recognized our Occupational Therapy Department!

Occupational Therapy is the allied health profession that focuses on maximizing a person’s ability to participate in life independently. People who can benefit from occupational therapy can range from the tiniest newborns to senior citizens, and all the ages in between. The goal of an occupational therapist is  to enable those who are temporarily or permanently disabled to be as independent as possible in the areas of work, home, self-care, and leisure skills while recovering from or adapting to their disability. Occupational therapy is provided in a number of different settings which include: schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and mental health clinics. LGH offers outpatient, home health, inpatient, and nursing home care. If you or a loved one has a health problem or injury that prevents you from learning, working, dressing, eating, or just doing the things you want to do, Occupational therapy can help!

Here is your OT Department:

Brittney Windham-COTA, Stephanie Paul-COTA, Julie Bird-LOTR 

THANK YOU!!!!

LGH appreciates all the hard work that you do!

We have a wonderful therapy department that includes Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapies. Speech and Physical
Therapy showed their support to the OT Team by making t-shirts. Here are a few pics!!!

                  

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March Employee of the Month

Congratulations to JENNY DECKER, RN!! Jenny is LGH’s March 2012 Employee of the Month! Jenny is an RN for LaSalle Home Health and has been employed with us for 11 years.

 

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LGH hosts 2nd Annual Relay For Life Survivor Dinner

LaSalle General Hospital held its 2nd Annual Relay For Life Survivor Dinner  Tuesday, March 27, 2012. There were 38 total guests for the dinner and this included 18 Cancer survivors! The dinner started at 5:30 and they were allowed to register when entering for door prizes that were given out throughout the evening.

They were served a gumbo supper with salad bar. The Survivors were asked to each put a candle on the birthday cake that symbolizes another birthday cancer free!!!! “Celebrating  A World With More Birthdays!!!”

The LaSalle Parish Relay For Life Event will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 6:00-10:00 pm. It will be held at the JHS football field. Hope to see you all there to support this great cause!

 More photos Here

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