In Healthcare, when we care for patients and need to send them out for a higher level of care, we rarely get a follow up of how the patient did. Today, we received this wonderful bouquet of roses and visit from such a patient that was seen at BCH and transferred out to another facility. It was wonderful to see that our patient was doing great. These are the moments that remind us what we are here for!
Amanda Munson, Boulder City Hospital Nurse Manager Emergency Department
April is the national month to recognize Occupational Therapists!
If you have ever been in a situation in which you were physically unable to complete your daily tasks, an Occupational Therapist can help. Occupational Therapists are health and rehabilitation professionals that help individuals achieve independence in their lives despite disabilities. Independence can be achieved several ways – through adaptation of tasks or environment, improving strength, improving fine motor coordination and through patient and family education.
At Boulder City Hospital, Occupational Therapy services are available on an inpatient, outpatient and home health basis. If you or someone you know can benefit from Occupational Therapy services, consult with your doctor about available options or call us at (702) 698-8333. As therapists, we are dedicated to promoting optimal independence which can lead to improved quality of life!
Boulder City Art Guild’s new exhibit at Boulder City Hospital – artists’ reception held on July 12th was a wonderful event. People’s choice awards were given to: First Place – Clevelle Scherer for Tip the Turtle, oil ; Second Place – Amer Khwaja for The Longest Road, photography ; Third Place – Clevelle Scherer for Innocence, oil… and 3D award to Karron Knight for Sassy Fun, bead weaving.
Thank you BCH for the terrific reception. Art exhibit on display now through October. Drop by the hospital and see the art – also visit Goldie’s Gift Shoppe, best gift shop in BC!
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.
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