CHI - St. Joseph's Health - MN

Spring 2016

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Thank You, Auxiliary Members! St. Joseph's Area Health Services 600 Pleasant Avenue S Park Rapids, MN 56470 CHI St. Joseph's Health Experience better health. HealthLine is published by CHI St. Joseph's Health. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact in writing: Judith Miller, Communication/Marketing Manager | 600 Pleasant Avenue | Park Rapids, MN 56470 | 218.732.3311 or 800.566.3311 | C HI St. Joseph's Health Auxiliary recently presented the hospital with a check for $41,400—funds that will be used to bolster hospital growth and upgrade equipment. Auxiliary volunteers at CHI St. Joseph's Health raise funds by staffing the hospital gift shop, The Shoppe on Pleasant, and hosting annual fundraising events like the Passion for Fashion Style Show and the Festival of Tables. The Auxiliary's ongoing fundraising efforts help the hospital purchase equipment such as the items listed here: AccuVein system ($6,200) to help find suitable veins in patients when an IV is needed. Cardiac probe ($6,300) ultrasound attachment to help speed up heart condition diagnosis. Low bed ($5,900) that can be adjusted so it's near the floor for patients at high risk for falls. Low stretcher ($4,200) that can be adjusted so it's near the floor for patients at high risk for falls. NuStep workout machine ($5,000) for Cardiac Rehab and MOVE program participants. Pediatric glidescope ($6,700) to help intubate airways of infants and small children in emergency situations. Sleep chair ($3,200) to accommodate individuals who want to stay overnight with hospitalized loved ones. Ultrasound machine ($3,900) for use with physical therapy patients to help avoid treatment delays. CHI St. Joseph's Health Auxiliary is living proof that a little generosity can go a long way! To learn how you can get involved, call 218.616.3197. National & State Honors Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Patient Safety Excellence Awards Good Catch Award First Quarter, 2015 Patient Safety Improvement Award, 2015 Partnership for Patients Excellence Award, 2014 SAFE ACCOUNT, 2012 SAFE COUNT, 2009 SAFE from FALLS, 2008 SAFE SITE, 2008 SAFE SKIN, 2008 MHA March of Dimes Quality Improvement Effort Honor – OB 2014, 2015 MHA Community Benet Award The FATHER Project, 2014 TOP 100 Critical Access Hospital HealthStrong, 2013 Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – Surgery November, 2013 WomenCertied America's Best Hospitals Women's Choice Award – OB November, 2013 Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month July, 2013 MN Department of Health Certicate of Recognition The FATHER Project, 2013 (Left to Right): Sandy Wenner, Auxiliary Group 1 President; Pat Cadreau, Auxiliary Group 2 President; Ben Koppelman, CHI St. Joseph's Health President; Carol Smith, Auxiliary Treasurer; Theora Goodrich, Auxiliary President; Mary Jane Lentsch, Auxiliary Group 4 President

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