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Quick Tip: Keep Your Hands Clean!

Quick Tip: Keep Your Hands Clean!

Did you know that, on average, adults have 2 – 3 colds per year? Children have even more! Hand washing can help prevent the spread of germs. But are we really washing our hands thoroughly? Are we truly getting rid of germs or are we just going through the motions? The...

Quick Tip: Advance Care Directives

Quick Tip: Advance Care Directives

We all hope to avoid the unthinkable situations in which we are unable to make decisions about our own care. But should the unthinkable occur, you have the opportunity to control some of those decisions by having an Advance Care Directive in place.  Advance Care...

Stay Safe Under the Sun

Stay Safe Under the Sun

For many of us, summer is our favorite season of the year. While we enjoy the lakes, parades and outdoor gatherings, keeping skin and eyes safe from the sun should remain a top priority. According to research by the US Department of Veterans Affairs “The sun emits...

Create an Ergonomically Friendly Workstation

Create an Ergonomically Friendly Workstation

It’s important to adjust your workstation to avoid unnecessary stress on your body. Design a workspace that is ergonomically comfortable by following these three tips: Arm – Keep your monitor an arm’s length away. Elbow – Use a keyboard that keeps your hands at or...

How loud is too loud?

How loud is too loud?

Did you know that ear buds boost the audio in your ear canal by up to 9 decibels? A typical conversation occurs at 60 decibels and is not considered to cause damage.  Hearing loss can occur around 85 decibels which can be similar to the sound of a lawn mower, chainsaw...

Secrets to Successful Sleep

Secrets to Successful Sleep

Rested. Refreshed. Renewed. Revitalized. Do you want to feel that way when you wake up? I certainly do! Sleep is essential to our health and we’ve all heard that we should be getting somewhere between 7-9 hours of sleep. However, we often overlook how to make the best...

New Habits Start With Your Daily Routine

New Habits Start With Your Daily Routine

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” - John C. Maxwell, Author and Consultant While it’s important to know what your end goal is, you need to focus on each day as if it were...

Experience: What I Learned from Being a Patient…Twice

Experience: What I Learned from Being a Patient…Twice

Written by: Alan Lem, Vice President of Finance - South Region As the Finance Guy, I may not provide patient care, but I take great satisfaction in working for a mission-driven organization that does so much for our patients and families in the communities that we...

Avoid Text Neck

Avoid Text Neck

You may be wondering what text neck is... it happens to those of us that frequently bend our heads to look at our smart phones and tablets. It's the strain we feel on our neck and back muscles because we're always looking down. "Did you know that the average human...

Extinguishing Burnout: Challenge 2 – Exercise

Extinguishing Burnout: Challenge 2 – Exercise

So, how did it go?  Were you able to try one of the three tips to get a little more sleep the last few days?  Our next challenge will not only help you avoid burnout, but it will also help you get more sleep! The second challenge is exercise.  You knew this one was...

Extinguishing Burnout: Challenge 1 – Get More Sleep

Extinguishing Burnout: Challenge 1 – Get More Sleep

Now that you know the 7 signs of burnout, you're hopefully ready to step up to the first challenge...get more sleep!  If you're anything like me, your first thought is probably along the lines of, "Duh", "Yeah, right", or "Why did I download this app?" However,...