National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

2017_NSHFD_Logo_color_RIBBON_EDITABLE Myrtue Medical Center and Petersen Family Wellness Center will celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 with honored guest, Chuck Long, former Iowa Hawkeye football quarterback legend. As an official host site, the Petersen Family Wellness Center will hold health and fitness activities from 8-10:30 a.m. in a mini-health fair format. All adults 50 and older are welcome to attend. Throughout the day, there will be wellness activities, free senior group exercise programs, snacks and refreshments, prizes, guest speakers covering orthopedic and foot care, hearing screenings and autographs from Chuck Long.

On this day, the Petersen Family Wellness Center will join with seniors to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. According to Todd Alberti, the Petersen Family Wellness Center Director, “Our Senior Health and Fitness Day is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness.”

For more information about the Senior Health and Fitness Day, please contact Pat Hemminger, The Petersen Family Wellness Center, 712-755-4374, phemminger@myrtuemedical.org.

National Senior Fitness Day 2017

 

Shelby County Community Health Hospice Department Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

Myrtue Medical Center
Shelby County Community Health Hospice Department
 Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

 Myrtue Medical Center Hospice – Shelby County Community Health Department has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

“We are humbled to be named a Hospice Honors recipient for the second straight year. It shows the commitment over time that Myrtue Hospice has to our clients and their family. We will continue to work hard to exceed client expectations,” said Dr. Timothy Brelje, Hospice Medical Director.

Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. Deyta Analytics holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of Myrtue Medical Center’s Hospice Department for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”

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Registered Nurse

Medical/Surgical Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.  Works every third weekend.  Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in various settings:  Med-Surg, Swing Bed, OB, SCU, ER, Outpatient, and Perioperative.  Directs and provides patient/family teaching.  Provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.  Completes admission assessments and documentation.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of date of hire.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required within 12 months of date of hire.

Registered Nurse

Medical/Surgical Department

On-call position.  Works various shifts as needed.  Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in various settings:  Med-Surg, Swing Bed, OB, SCU, ER, Outpatient, and Perioperative.  Directs and provides patient/family teaching. Provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of date of hire.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required within 12 months of date of hire.