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Thanks to Beta Sigma Phi, Laurete Chapter

Boulder City Hospital Long Term Care would like to thank Beta Sigma Phi, Laurete Chapter for their thoughtful and generous donation!

We were able to purchase a beautiful love seat for our resident lounge, completing our set and allowing the residents and their families to visit in a comfortable and attractive atmosphere. Our residents, their families, and the staff of Boulder City Hospital are very grateful and appreciative. Thank you!

Community Emergency Response Team

In efforts to work in partnership with the community, during an emergency or disaster; Boulder City Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Andre Pastian, Emergency Department and Rural Health Clinic Manager Amanda Munson, and Risk Manager Arleen Sheeler completed the 18 hour Southern Nevada CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training. The CERT course is designed to better prepare any citizen to respond and cope with the aftermath of a disaster.

Boulder City Hospital will be hosting this free course this summer on August 3rd and August 10th, 2019. Both days must be completed to earn a certificate of completion.

More information regarding this program can be found at http://www.nvcert.org/home. To receive more information regarding the class hosted at Boulder City Hospital in the  Summer of 2019, please contact Arleen Sheeler at 702-293-4111 Ext 553.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Boulder City Hospital takes Antimicrobial Stewardship seriously.

Chief Executive Officer Tom Maher poses with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee; Stephanie West Pharmacy Manager, Jessica Murray Infection Control, and Arleen Sheeler Risk Manager to show his support.

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee dressed up for Halloween for the third year to educate, alert staff, patients, and visitors to the importance of proper antibiotic use.

Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/features/antibioticuse/index.html to learn more lifesaving information, regarding one of the most urgent public health threats; antibiotic resistance.

Happy Halloween!

Boulder City Hospital wishes everyone a

It has been a fun day getting to see everyone’s creative and competitive spooky sprits with our Annual Pumpkin decorating contest. We had several departments submit pumpkin entries and our Board of Trustee and Auxiliary voted for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Please congratulate the following teams for their winning entries:

1st place – BCH Primary Care Clinic –  with the creative witches cauldron (cooked up great success)

2nd place ER Admitting –  with a spooky witch from Snow White (even the apples looked tasty)

3rd place Central Supply & HIM –  with ET (they called home with a win)

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The hospital would like to express our gratitude for all of the staff that participated, your efforts have made this last couple of weeks great fun, and put the wish in our work!

BCH Does Not Accept Medications or Sharps

Boulder City Hospital cannot accept medications or sharps (i.e. needles) for disposal.  Below are some resources to assist you with disposal of these items.

https://www.paininthedrain.com/os/resources/media/17_0138_CCWR_DRTF_FACT_SHEET_2018.pdf  (list of local locations for medication disposal)

https://www.paininthedrain.com/disposal/home-disposal/ (proper way to dispose of medications if unable to bring to above locations)

http://www.republicsharps.com/ (pay-for-service through Republic Services for sharps disposal)

https://safeneedledisposal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Sharps-Brochure-6.11.18.pdf (proper way to dispose of sharps through trash)

Thank You Boulder City Rotary Club!

Boulder City Hospital Long Term Care would like to thank Boulder City Rotary Club for their generous donation, allowing us to purchase three new chairs for our resident lounge.  This new furniture will allow residents and their guests to continue to feel at home in our facility while adding beauty to their surroundings.  All of us at Boulder City Hospital are very grateful for their generosity!

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: Fun Facts about Therapy

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week occurs each September to honor therapists and therapy assistants.

During the month of September and especially National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, we celebrate the rehabilitation professionals who all work together to make a difference in the lives of others. Therapists truly are some of the most highly caring and sensitive individuals who genuinely enjoy helping people. So, we want to say, “A BIG Thank You!” for the compassion, patience, and understanding you exhibit with your patients.

Did You Know?

The first ever National Rehabilitation Awareness Week was started in 1976, with a small campaign by Allied Service in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Fast forward 40+ years, the campaign has grown into a national awareness initiative dedicated to the caring professionals who help patients achieve their goals every day!

In honor of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, we dug up some fun facts about the fields of therapy:

Physical Therapy Fun Facts

  • According to Forbes, physical therapy ranks among the top 10 “happiest jobs” in America.
  • Many of today’s physical therapy techniques date back thousands of years. The first use of massage and hydrotherapy goes as far back as 460 BC.
  • Physical therapy as a profession actually started during World War I as there was a need to take care of injured soldiers, and the first PTs during WWI were called “reconstruction aides”.
  • Physical therapy began as a female-only profession. The initial physical therapy professional organization was called the American Women’s Physical Therapy Association and had 274 members.
  • In 1922, the American Women’s Physical Therapy Association changed their name to the American Physiotherapy Association. Then in the 1940’s, the organization changed its name once again to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), whose members today include over 95,000 therapists in the U.S. alone.
  • The demand for physical therapy increased in the late 1960s and 1970s. Schools could not graduate PTs fast enough during this time, so the career of physical therapy assistant was created.

Occupational Therapy Fun Facts

  • Occupational therapy techniques date back farther than PT. In 100 BC, a Greek physician named Asclepiades used OT techniques to treat mental illness.
  • In 1917, the occupational therapy profession was founded by three men and three women.
  • Like PTs, OTs treated injured soldiers in World War I and World War II.
  • Today, over 30% of occupational therapists work in the pediatric field, but OTs did not actually work with children until the mid-20th century.
  • In 1975, public schools began employing thousands of OTs to help disabled children.
  • The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2017. Their founding name was the National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy. Today, membership includes over 63,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students.

Speech Therapy Fun Facts

  • The speech language pathology profession began in the 18th century in England.
  • Many World War II soldiers suffered brain injuries and had resulting aphasia. Thus, the need for speech rehabilitation services attracted large numbers of men and women to the profession of speech therapy.
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) began in 1925 at a meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Speech in New York City.
  • Since the establishment of the American Academy of Speech Correction in 1925, the association has changed its name four times, and formally became known as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1978.
  • Today, ASHA membership includes over 198,000 speech therapists.