This week we celebrate the men and women who make the choice to help others by becoming a nurse. This week is Nurses Week. Whether you’re a nurse working in a hospital, office or other setting we thank you for your dedication and service to others. We’ll be celebrating Nurses Week all month long here on the blog. Check back each week for a new post highlighting the people and the profession of nursing. We’re kicking off the week with a video that says “thank you” in a unique way. We think you’ll enjoy it. You can watch it below… Read more.
Dr. Josh Solomon is an intensivist at Rose Medical Center. He’s always believed that if you have the ability to help another person, you should. That’s why after making several trips to a Vietnam orphanage to provide medical care, he helped start the Hoi An Foundation. The Hoi An Foundation provides high quality healthcare to the disadvantaged in Vietnam.
As spring nears, we start to clean out our houses, cars and desks. While we’re at it, why not tend to our health as well? This spring, get inspired to set new health goals and “toss out” old habits. Setting a goal is a great first step to making lifestyle improvements, but changing old habits can be more difficult. Luckily, H2U health coaches can help participants with those first few steps in their health journeys and then along the way to healthier lives.
Ben Ikirima works as a Patient Care Technician at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. He’s always had a passion and desire to help others. Much of that can be traced to his experience growing up in Kenya, where he saw firsthand what it looked like when people weren’t able to get the help they needed; both in healthcare and every day life.
Brian Sellers is a Registered Nurse in the ER at North Florida Regional Hospital. Before his time at North Florida, Brian served our country overseas in the Middle East. During his service, Brian was injured by a large explosion that left him unable to speak. Luckily, he received immediate attention and eventually made a full recovery.
What do you get when you combine modern medical technology with a 4,000 year old historical artifact? You gain access to a unique perspective of history that few people get to experience. Tjeby is a 4,000 year old Egyptian mummy at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
We recently told you about a new way we’re giving time back to patients and nurses. Vitals Now takes a patient’s vital signs and adds them to their medical record as soon as they’re taken in the room. This is a HUGE time saver and allows nurses to do more of what they love; take care of patients.
Would you know if you were having a stroke? It may be harder to detect than you think. Not long ago, we told you about Diane McPeters who was denied she was having a stroke while she was having it! Her fiancee caught the whole thing on video. Pretty amazing.
What would you do if you knew your risk for a heart attack was high? Would you get help immediately? What if you didn’t have health insurance and your family lived on a tight budget? Would those factors impact your decisions?
What a year! 2012 was our first full year blogging and it was a blast. We learned a lot and are looking forward to sharing more with you in 2013. But before we set our sights squarely on year ahead, we wanted to look back one more time and highlight our five most popular posts from 2012. You may be surprised by our winners. Top 5 HCA Blog Posts of 2012 1. Happy Nurses Week Y’all Music Video – this one was a lot of fun to make. We even gave away the song for free…which, technically, you can still… Read more.