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The holidays are here. But with the holidays comes the winter respiratory season. We've already seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in our area and we have now confirmed positive cases of influenza as well. How do we fight this? “We need to get our flu shots,” says Beacon Medical Group Goshen...
Tim Weiss thrives on his interactions with patients as a long-time courier driver at Beacon. His exchanges with customers go well beyond his dropping medications at their door. Weiss has brought in mail, walked customers’ pets and delivered medications during snow storms and after hours. He’s told his wife that the...
Are you trying to decide whether you should travel to see family for Thanksgiving? Many people will be celebrating like we’re in normal times. We’re not. “While we may be over the pandemic, the pandemic is not over with us,” said Kelly Jolliff, director of Infection Prevention & Emergency Preparedness at...
Oliver, the youngest of three, is a boy who loves to play. Tee-ball, soccer and even just running in the yard bring a bright smile to his face. And he loves school. “Oliver asks to go to school every day, even during the summer,” says his mom, Alison. But his parents...
In 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a national nursing shortage in the years to come. What nobody predicted, however, was how a global pandemic would impact the profession and healthcare services everywhere. Rose Speights, Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Elkhart General, and Sarah Paturalski, Vice President...
Paragon Clinics has reached its 10-year anniversary of partnering with St. Joseph County and offering thousands of employees and their families access to high-quality, personalized and convenient medical care from Beacon Health System. Paragon began offering onsite primary care clinics and wellness solutions for the workplace in 2011. Worksite clinic services...
Diversity has become a buzzword in many companies, systems and conversations. But what does it mean? “Diversity is simply difference,” says Kimberlie Warren, PhD, Director of Diversity & Provider Well-Being at Beacon Health System. That difference encompasses everything from race, ethnicity and nationality to culture, age, religion, sexuality and more. Recognizing, respecting...