Senior Circle Expo Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Bluffton Regional Medical Center

Post by jon343 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:25 am

Located just 30 minutes south of Fort Wayne, our 79-bed hospital blends a commitment to technological advancements with a hometown touch unique to communities our size. Our medical staff features more than 50 physicians representing over 20 primary and specialty services.

Visit our "Services" link to find out more about our offerings.

The medical center and laboratory are accredited by The Joint Commission. We are also accredited as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Bluffton Regional Medical Center is a member of the Lutheran Health Network.

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TOP - Training for Outstanding Performance

Post by jon343 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:19 am

Athletes who want to perform at their peak physical condition may need more than just practice. Specialized training from experienced professionals can help increase your performance and prevent injuries to keep you in the game all season long. Whether you play for your high school or a club sponsored team, performance experts at Gundersen Lutheran can help you enhance your speed, strength, power, balance, flexibility and endurance.

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Lutheran Celebrates Nurses’ Week With Award Ceremony

Post by jon343 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:23 am

BROOKLYN — Lutheran HealthCare's Department of Nursing kicked-off Nurses Week with its annual awards ceremony to recognize the continuing hard work, dedication and compassion the Lutheran team exhibits. Lutheran also celebrated Nursing Week with daily events, presentations, guest speakers, a blessing of the hands ceremony, give-aways and much more. Eight special individuals (and one nursing unit team) were honored with the following awards: Maakestad Award for Distinguished Leadership
Desma Dunne, R.N., ANCC, 5 East

Suzette Collins Clinical Excellence
Judith Ordaniel, R.N., Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Dhanpat Spirit of Caring — Ancillary/Clerical
Carolyn Kerrigone, delivery room technician, Labor and Delivery

Dhanpat Spirit of Caring — R.N.
Michael Gutierrez, R.N., Emergency Room

VIP Community Service Award
Chloe Williams, R.N., 4C

ACE Team
4A Nursing Staff

Nurse of Excellence — FHC
Helen Torres, R.N., Family Physician

Friend of Nursing
Jeffrey Sperling, VP, Purchasing

Lutheran's highest nursing honor, the Maakestad Award, is presented each year to a distinguished nurse leader who, like Martha Maakestad, has excelled beyond all expectations.

Martha was a Lutheran Medical Center nurse leader for 35 years until her retirement in 2004. As the chief nursing administrator for 28 of those years, she led the nursing department into the 21st century with professionalism, sensitivity, stewardship and grace.

The second annual Dhanpat Spirit of Caring Award is given out in remembrance of a much loved and hugely dedicated member of the Lutheran community who passed away in October 2009. His sincerity and the special attention he devoted to each patient he helped was noted in the hundreds of thank-you letters he received. In a fitting tribute to Dhanpat, the Department of Nursing renamed its lecture series and the Sprit of Caring award in his honor.

As Brooklyn's premier health care network, Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) is a comprehensive medical and social support system committed to providing services for the whole person — physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The LHC system of community health providers includes Lutheran Medical Center, the Lutheran Family Health Centers, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Community Care Organization, Inc, Health Plus, senior housing programs and more.

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Cook relieves stress with on-the-fly recipes

Post by jon343 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:27 am

Amy Hallaert, 40, has trouble listing her hobbies – except for one.

“What I want to do and what I can do are two different things,” the Fort Wayne resident says. “I love to cook. It’s my stress reliever. I like to come home and start cooking.”

Hallaert works for Lutheran Health Network Med Partners.

“It’s a joint venture between TRMA and Lutheran Hospital. I’ve been there 15 years. I do physician network development,” she says.

While she used to ride horses when she was younger, Hallaert doesn’t have much time to do that now. She and her husband, Jack, have four daughters, Ashley, 22, Caroline, 18, Lauryn, 9, and Natalie, 6.

About this time of the year, Hallaert says the family spends their free time at an area lake entertaining and cooking for extended family, including her mom and stepfather, Georgia and Jerry Cook.

“We all like to cook. We’re always talking about what we like to eat. I love regular dinner food, sometimes I don’t get to the dessert,” she says.

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Ice-skating club prepares for Sunday show

Post by jon343 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:31 am

Fort Wayne Ice Skating Club will present its annual ice show, “Fantasy on Ice,” at 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Health Sports Center. The company of 65 local skaters will perform group numbers and a musical tribute to the movie “Grease.”

Skaters range in age from 6 to 82 and in level from beginner to USFS Senior ladies. Tickets are $5 for general seating and $10 for reserved seating and may be bought at Lutheran Health Sports Center.
Carroll football player picks Wabash College

Carroll High School offensive lineman Logan Goodrich recently announced that he will play football at Wabash College in Crawfordsville this fall. Goodrich also represented Carroll on the academic all-state football team last season.

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