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- Celebrating National Hospital and Nursing Home Weeks
This week marks National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week. We are paying tribute to the pride, professionalism and people of health care and long term care with the slogans “A Guiding Light for Changing Times” and “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In,” respectively. As most people are aware, these are changing times for health care. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is following the trends and staying out in front of the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act and the many other forces in health care, such as new technology and aspects of patient- and resident-centered care.
- Memorial Service Helps Remember Babies Lost
The annual memorial service and interment to remember babies lost through miscarriage and stillbirth, a gesture of caring from Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in cooperation with Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Aberdeen’s Riverside Cemetery, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the cemetery, 1706 W. Melgaard Road.
- Avera Holy Family Hospital Named One of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in U.S
Avera Holy Family Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.
- Nurses’ Week 2013- Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
National Nurses Week began as recognition during the birthday week of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. Nursing continues to be ranked by the public as the most trusted profession based on honesty and ethical standards.
- Breastfeeding is Best: Why Human Milk is ‘Liquid Gold’ for Newborns
Because it’s clearly the best food for newborns, experts strongly recommend breastfeeding – especially for preemies or babies born with health issues.
- Session Shows How Wellness Matters in Dealing with Loss of Loved One
North Plains Hospice, a program of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, will offer a free session on “When Coping With a Loss … Wellness Matters” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Aberdeen at Avera St. Luke’s Education Center, 709 Sixth Ave. S.E.
- Health Forum in Aberdeen Examines Living Life with Mental Illness
Living with mental illness can be a big challenge, but creating awareness in the community about what is involved in recovery can be a big first step. A free health forum, “In Our Own Voice,” featuring speakers Lois Knoke and Sandy Peterson of Huron, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Aberdeen at Avera St. Luke’s Education Center, 709 Sixth Ave. S.E. The presentation is a powerful, anti-stigma tool that hopes to change hearts, minds and attitudes about mental illness.
- Learn About Interactive Metronome, Reflex Integration Therapy
Do you have a child who’s having problems paying attention in school or at home, or have a family member who’s been diagnosed with stroke, a brain injury or Parkinson’s? It may be time to explore new options. Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy and reflex integration, offered at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, creates the possibility for better motor and cognitive skills. A free community health forum focusing on these therapies will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in Aberdeen at Avera State Street Medical Square, 105 S. State St.
- National Foot Health Awareness Month
For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they’ll be uncomfortable at times, and we put up with it when they hurt. But healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives.
- Avera Bulletin - April 2013