“Words can not adequately express my appreciation to Pike County Hospice for helping with the care of my mother… Treatment was unsuccessful and the cancer had spread… Hospice was the extending hand of God’s Grace, giving us just what we need when we needed it. Whether it was nursing care, counsel, emotional support – they were there at a beckon call. I truly do not know how I made it through those weeks without the help of hospice…I commend your staff for their professionalism, but more importantly, to a family who might be facing a similar experience, Hospice loves and cares and they are there for you.” – K.A.
Hannibal, MO - Advanced Counseling Services was recently a recipient of the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award
"Women should be allowed to embrace who they are as a person, in their bodies, and as a mother. We are happy to empower women to embrace all that they are, and to do so freely.” Pamela Lightle, LCP
In photo- Bridgett Cooper, counselor intern and Pamela Lightle, LCP.
For more information on how your workplace can become breastfeeding friendly, and grants that may be available to you, please contact Leah Diffey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 573-324-2111!
MARCH PCHD NEWS!
In this issue:
- Safe Sitter Courses Scheduled
- Mental Health Awareness Month
- Mary Jo Barr Retires
- Nurse Appreciation Week
- Congrats Carrie Wells
- Back 2 School Shot Clinics
- $50 Community Survey
- Middle School MAP testing
- Food Inspection Reports
- Complimentary Hand Sanitizing Stations
- Home Care and Hospice Foundation Donations
- Public Health News
- Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Awarded
- Public Health Week
- PCHD Garden Gnomes win 2nd place
- Welcome Jessica Tredway
- Fruit Pizza Recipe
- Testimonial Time
- May Employee and Event Spotlight
Read the full newsletter here: May 18 PCHD News
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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOT CLINICS
It's that time again! Play it safe, and vaccinate! No appointment necessary!
download the flyer here: Back 2 School Shot Clinics 2018
Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding in the US
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Clinician Outreach message to health care providers related to the use of synthetic cannabinoids with street names such as synthetic marijuana, fake weed, K2 and spice. According to the message, 94 people in five states who used synthetic cannabinoids have been treated since March 10, 2018, for bleeding due to coagulopathy, a blood clotting disorder. The number of cases reported in the message include: 89 in Illinois, two in Indiana, one in Maryland, one in Missouri and one in Wisconsin. There were two fatalities in Illinois... read more: 4.9.18 Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding in the US
SAFE SITTER TRAINING
This course is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR! Download the flyer to see the upcoming course dates here: Safe Sitter Flyer 2018
MARCH FOOD INSPECTION REPORTS ARE POSTED
All food service establishments are inspected every 6 months. All major and minor violations are listed for public knowledge. If you have any questions regarding current or past inspections, please contact our Environmental Specialist Glen Hampton at 573-324-2111 ext. 113, or email@example.com View the 2018 report here: Food Service Establishment Inspection Report 2018 Find out more about Food(4.3.18)
In celebration of National Public Health Week, Pike County Health Department wants to offer immunization awareness to the community. Below is a message from Robyn Orf, LPN. Download the full article here: Public Health Week Focus_Immunizations
It’s Public Health Week! One of our focuses this week is Positive Mental Health. Below is a message from Carrie Wells, MSW, LCSW, CRADC on how we can make positive mental health changes in our daily lifestyles! Download the full article here: Public Health Week Focus_Positive Mental Health
April PCHD Newsletter! In this BIG issue:
- - Join us in celebrating public health week!
- - CPR & BLS 2018 training schedule
- - Maternal & Child Health plans for next health priority focus
- - Mother’s Day Photo Shoot scheduled for April 25th
- - Environmental Specialist Day & Earth Day!
- - 10 Ways to Love Your Brain
- - Volunteer Spotlight: Dixie Kirkpatrick
- - 70th Anniversary Open House
- - Administrative Professionals Day!
- - December 2017 Foundation Donors
- - 7th Annual Valentine Gala Successful despite mother nature’s plans
- - Painting activities enjoyed with local nursing home residents
- - Meet our newest staff members!
- - Eating Healthy with the Health Department: Avocado Sushi Snack
- - Coloring for a Cause
- - April Employee & Event Spotlight
- - Testimonial Time
View/download the newsletter here: April 18 PCHD News
Join us in celebrating Public Health Week April 2-6! Download the flyer here: Public Health Week 2018
NEWS RELEASE: Possible measles exposures in the St. Louis area The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to notify individuals who may have been exposed to measles on March 13 or March 14, 2018. Known locations where exposures may have occurred on March 13 are The Magic House in Kirkwood, Missouri, Racanelli’s New York Pizzeria in Kirkwood, Missouri, and Homewood Suites in Chesterfield, Missouri. The only known location where exposure may have occurred on March 14 is Homewood Suites in Chesterfield, Missouri. This is an ongoing investigation, so information may change as the investigation continues... read the full article here: 3.21.18 Possible measles exposures in the St. Louis area (3.21.18)
LEARN WHAT HOSPICE CARE MEANS TO PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to-day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interests and desires. However, for most people, a good death is quite simple. It means being physically comfortable, at peace in your own home, surrounded by your loved ones doing the things you love to do up until the very end. These essential details are made possible by hospice care... Learn more about Pike County Hospice. Read the full article here: Learn what hospice care means to patients and their families (3.16.18)
WE ARE HIRING - PRN LPN FIELD STAFF NURSE Follow this link for more information: PRN LPN Field Staff Nurse (3.15.18)
10 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BRAIN Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits... Read the full article here: Ten Ways to Love Your Brain (3.5.18)
March PCHD News! In this issue:
- - National Nutrition Month & WIC
- - Add color to your meals!
- - A look inside the diaper bank
- - WIC Income guidelines
- - Middle school students learn ways to cope with stress
- - Eating Healthy with the Health Department recipe: Gluten Free Mac and Cheese
- - Social Workers Month
- - March Ice Cream Socials Calendar
- - Doctors Day
- - Testimonial Time
- - March Employee and Event Spotlight
- - Kim Yoder’s Mission Trip to Haiti
- - Pike County Home Health & Hospice receive 5 Star patient rating!
- - Poison Safety
- - Volunteer Spotlight – Dottie White
Read the full newsletter here: March 18 PCHD News (3.1.18)
COLORING FOR A CAUSE Less than 24 hours ago, I had a brief discussion on an idea with some of our Hospice Staff, Anna Wilson-Social Worker, and Amy Becker-Hospice Coordinator. This idea was to get the children and the community involved in helping us brighten the days of our Home Health & Hospice patients. Who doesn’t LOVE a gift from a child??? Whether you have a group or organization willing to participate, or your kids at home just want to donate their evening/before dinner artwork…. Send them our way, help us enlighten a patients day! All ages are encouraged to participate! Please feel free to share, contact me with any questions you may have! :) – Tracy Brookshier Download the flyer here: Coloring for a Cause (2.14.18)
February 2018 PCHD News! In this issue:
- - 70th Anniversary Celebration
- - Valentine Gala Sold Out!
- - Welcome Paige Baker, RN
- - 70th Anniversary T-shirts
- - Pike County Home Health & Hospice Billboard
- - Flu Activity in the Area is Picking Up!
- - Tracy Brookshier Receives Chamber Member of the Year
- - PCHD Walk-In Clinic Adds LabCorp as Draw Site Option
- - PCHD Offers CPR Courses
- - Upcoming CPR/First Aid Courses
- - American Heart Month
- - Eating Healthy with the Health Dept. – Amish Roast Diabetic Recipe
- - February Employee & Event Spotlight
- - February Ice Cream Socials
- - PCHD Christmas Elves Volunteer for Toys for Tots Pike County
- - Testimonial Time
Interested in becoming a Pike County Hospice Volunteer? Contact our office for more information 573-324-2111 Download the flyer here: Hospice Volunteer Flyer 9.17 (10.26.17)
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