Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. The American Nursing Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.”
Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we celebrate our nurses who lead the charge for health and wellness every day at Speare Memorial Hospital.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Radiology department at Speare Memorial Hospital, was honored with the NHTI-Concord’s Community College Radiology program’s “Outstanding Radiology Department” Award. It recognized Director Linda Nestor, Student Clinical Supervisor Juanita Wade and the staff for their dedication and commitment to clinical excellence in helping the students become competent Radiographers.
“This department continues to provide an outstanding atmosphere for clinical learning to our students. They work closely with the students to provide mentoring and instruction in all aspects of the Radiology profession. Students and faculty have commended the staff for their “team approach” and strong work ethic. They are always willing to accommodate the needs of the student.”
– Sandra W. Beliveau, B.S., R.T.R., Professor/Clinical Coordinator, NHTI-Concord’s Community College, Department of Diagnostic Medical Imaging.
On October 22 Speare Memorial Hospital celebrated Healthcare Quality and Infection Prevention Week.This was a time to celebrate all the hard work and focus everyone at Speare provides to these efforts. Infection prevention is everyone’s job. Each of us has an important role to play in keeping our patients safe from infection—and hand hygiene is key!
Our team from the Quality and Infection Prevention Department ran fun, informative learning exercises on infection prevention and also hosted, with help from our volunteers, a Brownie Challenge and raffle to raise funds for our 3D Mammography Campaign Fund.
Melissa M. Howard BS, RN CPHQ, Director of Quality, IP, Service Excellence said “Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month it was an appropriate time to hold this function so that women in our community will benefit from the proceeds going towards 3D Mammography. Early detection saves lives, and YOU all help make that difference.”
Many entered the raffle to win the quilted bag handmade by volunteer Ethel Cahoon and over 20 staff members entered the Brownie Challenge with flavors from traditional chocolate to pumpkin pie. The event raised $371.
AND THE WINNERS ARE
Best Classic Flavor: Mary Sampson with her chewy fudge brownie
Best Healthy Option: Jane Kraemer with her chocolate chip energy bars
Best flavor combination: Cori Tobine with her PB surprise
Best of fall theme: Ed & Peggy Wargo with their golden fudgie marble brownie