Fort Logan Hospital Associates to be featured speakers
Ina Glass, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, and Kevin Goetz, director of plant operations at EMFLH, will be featured speakers at the 2012 National Rural Health Association annual conference in Denver, Colo., Wednesday.
Both Glass and Goetz will present on how rural hospitals can prepare for and appropriately handle a chemical disaster. They will share Ephraim McDowell’s policies, procedures and training techniques. They also will explain how Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital handled an actual chemical emergency in 2010.
Auxiliary sponsors teenage volunteer program
Are you a teenager, or do you know one who may be interested in a career in healthcare? Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for our summer Teen Volunteer Program.
The program is open to teenagers age 14 through their senior year in high school. The program particularly is helpful to those interested in pursuing careers in health care, but also helpful to teenagers who are just looking to give back to the community through community service.
“Our volunteer program will provide teenagers a behind the scenes look at how a hospital delivers care to patients,” says Linda Tillman, director, Ephraim McDowell Health Auxiliary. “Doctors and nurses are a big part of the continuum of care at a hospital, but there are many other roles and responsibilities at a hospital.
“Participants of the program will have opportunities to learn about duties such as administration, accounting, marketing and much more.”
The program will begin May 29 and continue through Aug. 3. Volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation session on May 21 or May 22.
Interested teenagers must register by May 4 by calling Theresa Conder at (859) 239-1231.
Respiratory department earns quality respiratory care recognition
The respiratory department at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition by the American Association of Respiratory Care.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is one of only 12 hospitals in Kentucky to earn recognition as a Quality Respiratory Care institution. Nationwide, about 700 of the 5,000 hospitals in the United States have achieved this honor. Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has earned this status five previous years.
The QRCR program was started by AARC in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.
The AARC is a membership organization representing more than 46,000 health professionals involved in respiratory care nationwide.