A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.
National Hospital Week occurred May 7-13 with the theme “The Healing Heart of Healthcare.” The nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country. National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people. We spent National Hospital Week showing our appreciation to our staff. We started the week off with coffee, served by our Human Resources Staff, and a B-B-Q lunch, served by members of Administration. The middle of the week brought ice cream sundaes and relaxing chair massages. We rounded out the week with game day, including a spinning wheel of prizes and a photo booth with many fun props. Boulder City Hospital is extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play providing compassionate quality care to our patients and our community.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. National Nurses Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community. Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. Celebration of National Nurses Week, held in conjunction with our National Hospital Week festivities, was a resounding success, especially thanks to Anna and Amy, who helped plan everything from activities to decorations. Boulder City Hospital would like to thank our nurses for their dedication, commitment, and tireless effort to provide quality care to each and every person they treat. We couldn’t do it without you!
Here it is the middle of May and summer is just around the corner. As you may know, the Auxiliary Board takes these next few months for reflection and meets again in September. Looking back, though, your Auxiliary has been busy purchasing equipment and providing four scholarships all to the tune close to $13,000. Come Fall the Boardwill do its best to provide any assistance to the hospital. Can’t say enough to our members for their financial support. Incidentally, membership has grown this year helping to provide about $9,000 for equipment to the hospital. Next year, the Board is aiming for membership growth of 15% plus. As a member you get two luncheons with speakers from the community and the knowledge that you are helping provide medical equipment to your community hospital.
April 12th was the Auxiliary’s Spring Luncheon and General Meeting. Eric Estes, President/CEO Boulder Dam Credit Union, was our Featured Guest Speaker. He spoke to a group of about 40 attendees about Credit Union events, phone fraud, elder financial abuse, educating us of situations that families and friends should be concerned with. He was very much appreciated and we thank him for accepting the Board’s invitation. Also, many thanks to BCH CEO Tom Maher for his explaining and detailing hospital items of special interest to the Auxiliary.
Two excellent speakers. Great food such as Dutch Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie Mandarin Orange Salad along with Chicken or Roast Beef Croissants were prepared by Ann King and staff. Deluxe and delicious. Hmmm good!
Have a great summer and invite someone to become a member.
The Artist’s Reception at Boulder City Hospital was wonderful!
A large crowd of artists and visitors gathered together and enjoyed refreshments while viewing art on display. People’s Choice Ribbons were awarded:
- First Place, The Willow Pond, acrylic by Princy Simonsen
- Second Place, Pink Beauties, oil by Jan Bennett
- Third Place, Wild Mustang, photography by Carol Bilodeau
This exhibit will be on display through June 13, 2017. Be sure to drop by and enjoy art by artist members.
On February 3, 2017, Goldie’s Gift Shop volunteers met. Attendees included Barbara Krause, Rose Turek, Jean Caler, Kathy Calhoun, Sharon Peterson, Peggy Trasatti, June Krohn, Shirley Fletcher, Janine Perkins, Kris Matuska, May Kahl , and Lynda Cave. They discussed sales, scheduling, and Rebecca Ricksecker expressed the appreciation of the Hospital and its employees for the Gift Shop volunteers.
Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s 8th Annual Heart of the Community Gala is proud to honor Teresa and Michael Giroux. The impact from these community leaders can be found throughout our town, from the Boulder Dam Hotel & Museum to the Boulder City Hospital.
Please join us to celebrate their numerous contributions Friday, April 7th 2017 at Boulder Creek Golf Club.
This year’s “Masquerade” theme, promises a fun-filled evening.
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Boulder City Hospital Employees taking advanced classes towards a career in the health care or medical fields, may apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
Applications may be obtained at the hospital registration desk.
Completed applications must be submitted by March 20th, 2017.
Two scholarships will be awarded.
Boulder City Hospital would like to recognize outstanding employee, Arleen Sheeler RN, CPHRM Risk Manager. Arleen received her Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) certification on December 2, 2016.
The CPHRM is an exclusive certification offered by the American Hospital Association for health care Risk Managers. The exam is designed for health care risk management professionals whose main duties include; preventing, reducing, and controlling losses to people and organizations. Regardless of the health care organization, these professionals work with countless other team members in order to accomplish their objectives. Their duties may include; data analysis, report creation, risk evaluation, accident investigation, finance trending, and claims management.
This premier certification proves that Arleen has the core skills and knowledge needed to excel in her unique position. Arleen is now among the elite in a critical field of healthcare.
Arleen is a Boulder City native, who graduated from Boulder City High. She has three grown boys and is now a grandmother to three granddaughters. Arleen helped start up Grace Community Christian school, worked for family doctors in Boulder City, as well as, a medical surgical nurse before taking her current position.
Arleen has taken the time and effort to truly learn her responsibilities as a Risk Manager and it’s very apparent. She is a resource for many employees from managers to line staff, and seeks fairness in all situations to ensure all parties are heard when resolving issues.
Arleen cares about what she’s doing and cares about this community and we couldn’t be more proud to have her as a part of the Boulder City Hospital team.
On October 15, 2016, at a dinner hosted by the BC Chamber of Commerce, our Boulder City Hospital Auxiliary was presented with an award recognizing outstanding community service and for being non-profit of the 2015-2016 year. The picture above shows our Vice President, Chuck Haraway, accepting a beautiful plaque which is now hanging just outside the Goldie Begley Gift Shop at the Hospital.
On Friday, October, 14, Tracey Ford Perry, along with her husband, Scott Perry, and two friends, Emire Stitt, and Brenda West, had the opportunity to meet, visit, and photograph residents of the Boulder City Hospital Long Term Care Unit (BCHLTC). Each of the individuals had a story to tell, and they listened. These individuals are beautiful souls who have lived interesting lives. They chatted for a bit, finding out just a little – barely a glimpse of what their lives were prior to entering this remarkable facility.
The one resounding statement was how much they enjoyed their lives within BCHLTC, highlighting their outings as the favorite thing they like to do as a group. “As we chatted and captured their image we learned many interesting facts about each person. Before we left, we asked each person to tell us what they would say to the NEXT generation growing up in our elementary schools today. Take a peek at the photographs we took and read their message to our future leaders.” ~ Tracey Ford Perry