Monday, July 21, 2014

Diabetes Education at Logansport Memorial Hospital becomes an AADE-accredited program

The Diabetes Education program at Logansport Memorial Hospital was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This provides residents in and around Logansport and Cass County with increased access to critical diabetes education services. 

Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. 

The program at Logansport Memorial Hospital is led by Karen Shidler, RN, BSN, MS. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has worked in this role with patients for more than 18 years.  Registered Dietitian Norma Fielding is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and involved in the program. 

Diabetes Education at Logansport Memorial Hospital, located at 1101 Michigan Avenue in Logansport, offers diabetes education classes on a range of topics throughout the year. Classes include Diabetes Basics, Diabetes Support Group, and Insulin Pumpers Meetings. Every other year, a larger community event focused on Diabetes Education and Awareness is held as well. The dates and times for these classes can be found on the hospital website, by visiting our webpage about Diabetes Education. 

Visit:  http://www.logansportmemorial.org/pages/Diabetes-Education/

Karen noted, “We have been a recognized diabetes education program by the American Diabetes Association since 2001 but felt that AADE’s accreditation had some advantages with the changing healthcare environment and the increasing need for diabetes education.”  


“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE’s accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Program Director, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Diabetes Education at Logansport Memorial Hospital is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.” 

Free Hearing Screening to be offered at Logansport Memorial Hospital

If you’re having trouble hearing, you’re certainly not alone. Nearly 36 million Americans develop some form of hearing loss, and it’s often the result of normal daily living. Perhaps you enjoy listening to loud music, or work in an environment with loud machinery. Age and heredity are major contributors as well.

But hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. Because of this, hearing screenings are one of the most commonly-used ways to evaluate your hearing for health or loss. Logansport Memorial Hospital will be offering free hearing screenings from 9 am – 12 Noon on Friday, August 1 at the LMPN Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Office. Screenings will be performed every 15 minutes.




Certified audiologist Stacey Shilts, MSCCC-A, will be conducting all of the hearing screenings provided.
This screening is open to all ages.

Registration for this free screening is required by calling the ENT office at (574) 753-2222. The office is located inside Medical Office Building East at Logansport Memorial Hospital, on the lower level in Suite 15. For any questions, please call the office directly at the number listed above and the office staff will be able to assist you.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Logansport Memorial Hospital CEO receives Leadership Award

David Ameen, President/CEO, Logansport Memorial Hospital was recently awarded the 2014 Indiana Rural Health Association Leadership Award. This award recognizes an outstanding individual, organization, company, governmental unit or other entity that has demonstrated an ability to guide and motivate in a direction that contributes to the betterment of rural health in Indiana. 

“The concepts of public health and wellness he has brought to Logansport and Indiana have helped set the standard for many others to follow.  Specifically, his involvement with health coaching and the development and promotion of community-based Accountable Care Organizations have helped launch a new way of thinking regarding the delivery of healthcare. For these reasons, I nominated him for the Leadership Award,” Tim Putnam, IRHA President stated.

David says, “At Logansport Memorial Hospital, we are dedicated to providing health services that meet the needs of our community. We want to ensure access to care is available close to home for those who need it. Consulting physicians are integrated into the medical staff and offer local alternatives for access to specialty care.


We are also focused on an initiative of wellness and hope to lead by example with our employees and our health behaviors. We believe that a happy and healthy community is one that is physically well, practicing good health habits, and living active lifestyles.

In all that we do, our focus remains on you, our valued patient and community family member. Since 1925, we have been truly thankful for your trust and confidence in us. Our gratitude continues today and in the years to come.”

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Feature: Heather Tocco and Ann Franscoviak

Friday Features are photos in a series on the LMH Facebook page, featuring fun facts about employees who care for you! It's always fun to learn interesting things about people you know, and our employees were happy to help!

These two nurses are attached at the hip... almost literally! Everyone that works with them in the Women's Health Center office knows how close they are as friends, so it was only right to feature them together for the Facebook Friday feature. Also, they prefer to be referred to as #Toccoviak.

Heather's Fun Facts
1. If you had to pick one celebrity to play you in a movie about your life, who would it be?
-- Per Dr. Murray, I'm Beavis! LOL.

2. If you could meet one person who has died, who would you choose?
-- Tupac... California loooove! :)

3. What is one book that everyone should read?
-- "Addisyn's Bedtime Grace" ... You should read it because I wrote it.

4. One food you will never eat?
-- I will never EVER drink brown soda!! EVER.

5. What is your favorite thing to eat drink for breakfast?
-- COFFEE!!! Lots and lots of coffee!!!



Ann's Fun Facts
1. If you had to pick one celebrity to play you in a movie about your life, who would it be?
-- Per Dr. Murray, I'm Butthead! LOL.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
-- Vegas baby!!

3. Favorite movie?
-- Top Gun.

4. What is one book that everyone should read, and why?
-- "The Fred Factor" ... I think it really brings to light the impact that our actions have on others.

5. Favorite quote?
-- "It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring." -- Marilyn Monroe


Visit the LMH Facebook page to see other employees featured that you may know!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Feature: Stacey Shilts

Friday Features are photos in a series on the LMH Facebook page, featuring fun facts about employees who care for you! It's always fun to learn interesting things about people you know, and our employees were happy to help!

Stacey Shilts is an audiologist at Logansport Memorial Hospital, so your ears are in good hands with her! She can help with anything, including finding hearing aids if you think you need them. We don't know what we would do without her! 

Stacey's Fun Facts
1. Are you a night owl, or an early bird?
-- Definitely an early bird!

2. What do you do in your free time?
-- You'll most likely find me gardening or spending time with my family.

3. Favorite book?
-- "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.

4. If you could meet up with one person who has died, who would it be?
-- My grandfather... I miss him so much!

5. What are you most thankful for?
-- God and my family... that gives me so much to be thankful for!


Visit the LMH Facebook page to see other employees featured that you may know!