Heart failure is one of the most common reasons people age 65 and older are hospitalized. Nearly 5.7 million Americans are living with the disease today. Join Cardiologists Behzad Molavi, M.D. and Christopher Stees, D.O. from High Plains Heart & Vascular Center, for a discussion on the progression of heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF). Learn how to recognize its signs and symptoms and discover your treatment and prevention options to make heart health your number one priority. RSVP now at www.pvmc.org/rsvp or by calling 303.498.1481.
The Nacho Men Benefit Concert: March 8 from 6 -10 p.m. at Stonybrook Manor Event Center and Garden, 650 East 124th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241. Tickets are $40 each or $75 for two; all ticket proceeds benefit the Campaign for Women’s Services at Platte Valley Medical Center. To order tickets, call 303.498.3630.
The Nacho Men combine live dance music, costume changes, choreography, and humor for a show that is as much fun to watch as it is to dance to.
Brighton Rec Center:
Adults (18-59 years old): 15 Punch Pass – $40.80, Quarterly Pass – $69.70, Annual Pass – $191.25
Student (5-22 years old): Quarterly Pass – $44.20
Seniors (60+): 15 Punch Pass – $21.25, Quarterly Pass – $52.70, Annual Pass – $110.50
*Discounts on family passes are not available.
That’s a savings of 15%!
Fort Lupton Rec Center:
Youth (5-18 years): Monthly – $24.30, Quarterly – $46.80, Annual – $135.00
Adults (19-59 years): Monthly – $32.40, Quarterly – $73.80, Annual – $229.50
Seniors (60+): Monthly – $24.30, Quarterly – $46.80, Annual – $135.00
Couples: Monthly – $45.00, Quarterly – $117.00, Annual – $360.00
Family (4 people): Monthly – $58.50, Quarterly – $144.00, Annual – $423.90
That’s 10% off!
Please see Human Resources to purchase your passes to either Brighton or Fort Lupton Rec Center.
Of course, employees may also use the gym in Physical Medicine for free.
Congratulations to Joy Memmen RN, CCRN in ICU!!! Joy passed her CCRN exam in January. The CCRN exam is an exam that is offered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The CCRN is awarded to acute and critical care nurses who have met eligibility requirements, a total of 1750 hours of direct bedside care in the past two years and 875 in the most recent year, and the passing of a clinical certification exam. As healthcare becomes increasingly complex and challenging, certification has emerged as a mark of excellence showing patients, employers and the public that a nurse is qualified and competent and has met the rigorous requirements to achieve specialty or subspecialty certifications. Nurses must be actively engaged in caring for critically ill patients in order to qualify to take the test. More than 68,000 acute and critical care nurses are presently certified worldwide in adult, pediatric or neonatal nursing. CCRN certification validates your knowledge of nursing care of acutely and/or critically ill patients to hospital administrators, peers, patients and, most importantly, to yourself. CCRN certification promotes continuing excellence in the critical care nursing field. The 3-hour CCRN exam contains 150 items; the items are based on the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care, with 80% focusing on Clinical Judgment and 20% focusing on Professional Caring and Ethical Practice. Please join us in congratulating Joy on this great professional achievement!!
Join Eagle View Adult Center in a week-long celebration of doing for others. A list of suggested donation items is at the Eagle View front desk. Drop items off at Eagle View on or before the date listed.
Today – Valentines of Love: Make or purchase valentines to give to local nursing home residents
Tuesday – Project Valentine: Purchase new items to fill Valentine Gift Bags for patients having chemotherapy on Valentine’s Day (list of items at front desk)
Wednesday – Homeless Toiletries: Bring in toiletry items for Brighton area homeless
Thursday – Canned Food Drive: Canned goods for Brighton food pantries
Friday – Help Our Schools: School supplies for Brighton children in need
Friday – VOA Bake Sale: Bring baked goods to sell and/or purchase baked goods to benefit the Volunteers of America meal program. In addition, Brighton Shares The Harvest has joined Eagle View Adult Center on the annual food drive for Random Acts of Kindness week.
To donate nonperishable food items, take them to Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All food collected will be donated to Calvary Chapel Food Pantry; one of the city’s smallest community food pantries. Many of its clients are senior citizens on fixed incomes. If you have any questions about how you can help seniors who are food pantry clients by donating to the food drive, contact Linda Young at Brighton Shares The Harvest: firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-655-1550.
February 14 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Silver Aspen Bistro
Ice Cream bars will be served
3:15 p.m. – Annual
Employees who received a 2012 Share a Compliment will be entered into a drawing. Prizes will be awarded every minute of the hour between 3-4 pm.
We care for our care givers!
Night shift employees will get ice cream bars.
When you’re stressed, you may have a hard time sleeping. And when you’re not getting enough rest, lack of sleep may cause you additional stress. When you’re caught in this tiring cycle, it can be hard to know how to break it.
If you have problems sleeping and you feel depressed, anxious or less emotionally responsive, there are many treatments that can help. Begin by looking at your sleep habits to determine if you can improve your sleep on your own. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America provides these sleep tips:
- Avoid caffeine and nicotine (especially in the evening).
- Block out seven to nine hours for a full night of uninterrupted sleep.
- Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine.
- Never watch TV, use the computer or pay bills before going to bed.
- Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet.
Take a look at this flyer for more information and tips to prevent sleep loss.
What do you know?
It is time to find out…Your Healthstream assignments are now available on your individual Healthstream Education account. Instructions on how to access your account are located under the Staff Development Department link on the intranet page. Assignments are made according to your job position and regulatory requirements. The information in the modules is important for you to know as an employee at PVMC. Please learn and use the information in your daily work.
If you have difficulty logging in, questions about the modules, or don’t feel you have the right modules please call Carol at ext. 1495 or Shari Engelhardt at ext. 1557. All Healthstream modules are due to be completed before April 30, 2013.
The 57th Presidential Inauguration was held on January 21, 2013. Wendy Colón, Team Commander of the Colorado DMAT took 19 other people, including Erin Rainwater from Care Coordination, to provide Decontamination assets to the Inauguration.
At 2 a.m. on Monday morning, 300 Health and Human Services personnel arrived at the Capitol before visitors were let into the Capitol and Mall area. Wendy and Erin were staged with Decontamination Personnel at the Mason building (one of the Library of Congress buildings).
The Inauguration was a very successful event with few injuries. The total number of patients the Health and Human Services roving teams encountered during the Inaugural response was 370, but of those, only 13 needed immediate transportation to area hospitals.