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...
Looking for a way to use up some of the beans in your pantry? Try this simple, resourceful recipe that will fill you up while keeping you healthy, as recommended by a Beacon dietitian. Bean “Pizzas” Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 can beans (white beans, black beans, refried, any type will do) About 1 cup vegetables,...
Need a change in your morning routine? Try out this breakfast burrito recipe, as recommended by a Beacon dietitian: Easy Breakfast Burrito Serves 2 Ingredients: 3 large eggs, beaten 2 large handfuls fresh Spinach (frozen is fine too, just thaw and drain well, can use ½ to 1 whole package) ½ cup prepared black beans ½ cup...
Don “Mike” Morgan could have met Dr. Walter Halloran almost 25 years ago. Mike was diagnosed with an insufficient aortic valve in the early 1990s. His doctors recommended he undergo a Ross Procedure, during which a patient’s aortic valve is replaced by a pulmonary valve. The patient’s pulmonary valve is then...
The CDC recommends washing your hands to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. This is especially important when flu, coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and other respiratory illnesses are spreading. Washing your hands is easy. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an...
by Coley Parker, Fitness Coordinator, Elkhart Health & Aquatics Almost two months in to the year, a lot of new year's resolutions are no longer a priority. Everyday life has interfered with fitness goals and other promises to get in shape or eat healthier. But it's not too late! Here are...
by Kate Glick, RD, LD Elkhart General Hospital Outpatient Clinical Dietitian  It’s inevitable: A new year hits and you feel an unexplainable push to “be better.” New Year’s resolutions are everywhere you turn in January. And lucky for us, not only are we starting a new year, but we are also fortunate...