Beacon Health System is pleased to announce that Alan Loyd, FMFA, CMFFD, executive director of Beacon Health & Fitness, has completed the requirements to be recognized as a Fellow in the Medical Fitness Association. To earn this honor, Loyd had to meet strict standards established by the association, including continuing education,...
Being that Saturday is "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day," Craig Whitfield wanted you to know about our own drop boxes at Memorial Hospital. These secure boxes can be used to dispose of expired or unused prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Simply remove the medications from the original container, place them in...
Beacon Health System is now offering associates paid time off to volunteer for area not-for-profits as part of the Beacon Helping Hands initiative. Full-time associates may be compensated for up to four hours of paid volunteer time per year and part-time associates may be compensated for up to two hours. “Our...
We all have people we’ve lost. People who we wish we had said, “I love you” to before they died. Without having said those words, we may not ever feel a true sense of closure. Now consider healthcare professionals. Think about the many hospital team members who treat and care for patients, sometimes...
IN THE NEWS: You may have heard that Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones was recently diagnosed with aortic stenosis, one of the most common heart valve diseases, which prompted him to undergo a medical procedure to repair the blocked valve. Click here to read a story about his diagnosis. What...
Physicians touch the lives of many patients. And inevitably, patients touch their lives, too. For Doctors Day, which we celebrate on Saturday this year, we reached out to the physicians who serve on our medical staff. We asked them about the rewards and challenges of working in the profession. We asked what...
In the News: (CNN) Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing more than 20 million births, including more than 19,000 unexpected infant deaths. And if you smoke a pack a day? A...