Author Elizabeth Berg simply states, “There is incredible value in being of service to others.” For those who volunteer know, they often receive more than they give. We celebrate all our Lovelace volunteers, who so graciously give of their time and talents, this Health Care Volunteer Appreciation Week and recognize their dedication to our patients, visitors and staff. Thank you for all you do!
100 Hours of Service
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Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to offer a new therapy for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, which can help improve the volume and clarity of their speech. Kerry Worthing, M.S. CCC-SLP, an Outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, is certified to practice LSVT LOUD, a Lee Silverman Voice Therapy. “Impairments in voice and speech are very prevalent in individuals with Parkinson Disease,” she explains.
We are proud to announce that Lovelace Westside Hospital was listed in a recent Consumer Reports: Top Rating Hospitals for Safety. We were among the top 15 in the nation, from a total of 2,591 reporting hospitals. The report data source is from CMS relating to prior reports on mortality, re-admissions, scanning, infections, and communication. The reporting used published studies between 2008 - 2011.
Please join us in recognizing our certified nursing staff at Lovealce Medical Center, Lovelace Women's Hospital and Lovelace Westside Hospital on Certified Nurse Day March 19.
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time self-advocates, family and volutneers, along with the Brain Injury Association of America and providers like Lovelace Rehabilitiation Hospital remind the public a brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. Across the country, more than 2.4 million people suffer a brain injury each year. Having access to care as early as possible is critical for treatment and recovery to as high of quality of life as possible following injury or illness.
Christina Chaney, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife with Lovelace Medical Group. Today she is joining us on the blog “Minute with a Midwife,” answering questions many expectant mothers ask.
Lovelace Medical Group pediatrician Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers parent’s common questions about immunizations today on our blog.
Each year, nearly three-quarters of a million Americans suffer a heart attack and for the majority, it is a first-time heart attack. Knowing what you will face after surviving a heart attack brings anxiety, confusion and growing list of questions. How will your life change? Will you be able to go back to work? Do you have to completely change the way you eat?
Lovelace Medical Group’s Dr. Felipe Zanghellini answers your questions about keeping your child protected from the flu with the flu shot. Dr. Zanghellini is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease.
At what age should children start getting the flu shot?
Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths for women in the United States with more than 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year leading to more than 4,000 deaths. While it is one of the most difficult to detect early, it is also one of the most treatable when found it the earliest stages through screening. Cervical cancer is also largely preventable by vaccinating against one of the most common causes – human papilloma virus (HPV).