be_ixf;ym_202007 d_08; ct_100
"The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it many challenges, fear and uncertainty. But, alongside the challenges, fear and uncertainty, it has also brought love. I see love in the Beacon associates who selflessly volunteered to work on the COVID units, from nurses, to therapists, physicians, aides, respiratory therapists, environmental services, nutrition...
Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System celebrated the culmination of their partnership and the end of construction at the new Franciscan Beacon Hospital with a blessing and ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, June 12. Franciscan Beacon will officially open its doors to patients in the coming weeks. The two trusted health systems...
“In my career, I’ve always been clear on things that I don’t ever want to be good at. Helping to lead and support an organization through a global pandemic would be one of those things. It is a competency I hope we never have to develop further beyond our current...
"My perspective is all about the hidden blessings that are occurring while we are also going through a troubled time. For example, TIME has become a gift. Our young adult kids were “all over the place." One in Rhode Island, one in Michigan, and one at Purdue. They have all...
Asa Wood, RN, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, describes the anxiety, uncertainty and sleepless nights surrounding the first days of working on the front line during the pandemic. Asa is one of many Beacon nurses who volunteered to care for COVID-19 patients.  "When I first started nursing school, I never imagined...
Misty Harding, RN, Clinical Supervisor at Beacon Medical Group’s Schwartz-Wiekamp office in Mishawaka, shares how her family's life has changed due to COVID-19.  "My daughter is a senior at Mishawaka High School. She is also a tennis player for MHS. Due to the coronavirus, her senior year was cut short like all of...
Jenean Halsey, LPN, CTC Coordinator and AHA Instructor at Elkhart General Hospital, shares how the pandemic has affected her life. "I'm an LPN with 26 years’ experience. I have worked 24 of those years at Elkhart General Hospital. I started my time at EGH on the skilled nursing unit, before transferring...
Because you might be feeling inundated with information about Coronavirus, we sat down with Sam El-Dalati, MD, Beacon's Chief Clinical Officer, and asked for his perspective on some of most frequently asked questions about the respiratory illness. For the latest information from Beacon, and for links to updates from state, U.S....