Here's how made news this past week:
-Good Sam, along with Good Shepherd Hospice, recetnly hosted a bereavement seminar, where more than 50 people showed us to discuss how to cope during the holidays after losing a loved one.
Good Shepherd Hospice staff members Jane Malone, PhD, and Clarice Curry, MA, LCSW, presented the program, offering tips and advice, Good Samaritan said. In a brochure entitled, "Good Shepherd Hospice – Grief and the Holidays", 16 coping strategies were included, with the ultimate goal of making people feel comfortable and able to share their stories.
-Nurse practitioners of Good Samaritan were honored as everyday heroes during National Nurse Practitioners Week (Nov. 7-13).
According to the hospital, there were informational handouts and displays in Good Samaritan's lobby and employee cafeteria relating to the expertise of nurse practitioners. Throughout the week, a team of Good Sam NPs were also guest speakers at local girl scout troops and senior centers, in which they discussed topics such as how to stay healthy.
NPs partner with physicians to provide high-quality primary, acute and specialty health care, the hospital said. They help to empower patients by developing individualized and comprehensive health education and counseling.
Saturday, November 27: Bariatric Surgery Support Group, 9-10:30 a.m.