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Hundreds of members of our community have sent notes of encouragement, gift cards and other expressions of thanks as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, and the Beacon Health System team could not be more grateful. The Beacon Health Foundation has compiled the hundreds of letters into Walls of Gratitude at Community...
To thank them for all their hard work and dedication over the past year, Beacon Health System last week handed out more than 5,000 turkeys to our team members.  “In a year where our healthcare heroes have given all they have and more to fight COVID-19,” said Beacon Health System...
Starting December 1, 2020, three Memorial Hospital garages will use new, automatic parking terminals. This system will allow for more efficient flow in and out of the garages, and will help limit the potential exposure of associates, patients and visitors to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 and flu. If you park...
Dear Beacon Team, We’ve all been in this together for the past seven months, since our first confirmed case of COVID-19 back in March. We’ve worked together to mitigate the spread of the virus in our hospitals, clinics and offices. And together, our efforts have resulted in very low exposure to and...
Beacon Granger Hospital is proud to introduce our new online ER Check-In process. The ER Check-In is a quick, confidential way to let Beacon Granger Hospital know that you are on your way with a non-life threatening emergency.  If your condition is life threatening or time-sensitive, please call 911 or go...
Over the past six months in quarantine and isolation, a new term has gained popularity: doomscrolling. Maybe you’ve doomscrolled while sitting on the couch or trying to fall asleep or even while in line at the grocery store. Switching from a Facebook feed full of arguments to a Twitter timeline full...
As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Beacon Health System providers are able to consult with Mayo Clinic specialists through eConsults — electronic consultations that provides a second opinion at no additional charge to the patient. Dr. Thomas Reid recently requested an eConsult when a patient came to his office...
Beacon Children’s Hospital has been recognized as the highest performer in a key indicator of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) study.  Out of 56 participating children’s hospitals from around the nation, Beacon Children’s had the fastest time to fluid bolus for pediatric patients with severe sepsis.  Sepsis is...
When Cliff Johnson meets his third great-grandchild later this year, he’ll do so as a cancer survivor. “They haven’t told us if it’s a boy or a girl yet,” says Sharon Johnson, Cliff’s wife. Ten years ago, Cliff’s family took him to the ER when he started bleeding unexpectedly. Physicians diagnosed him...
As I sit here on this early Saturday morning with nobody else awake in my household, I’m reflecting on the situation we’re all going through in our world and in our organization. A few thoughts come to mind. First, if you’ve formally studied the theories of leadership, it’s highly likely that...