An update from Sabetha Community Hospital

As you may have seen in the May 4 edition of The Sabetha Herald, Dr. James Longabaugh, CEO, has appointed Garrett Colglazier as the Chief Operating Officer of Sabetha Community Hospital (SCH). Colglazier will be assisting Dr. Longabaugh in many administrative duties.

May is a busy month for Sabetha Community Hospital. During the month of May, we are celebrating National Hospital Week (May 8-14) and Nurses Day. The Employee Recognition Committee has several activities planned for staff throughout the week. May is also Older American’s Month. We are encouraging those with Medicare to schedule their Medicare Annual Wellness Visit or if they are new to Medicare, scheduling their Welcome to Medicare Prevention Exam. These are two benefits for Medicare beneficiaries that often aren’t utilized. Chris Isch, RN at the Sabetha Family Practice is the coordinator for the Medicare Annual Visits.

Over the last month, the Outpatient Clinic has seen a number of patients who are receiving Botox injections. Levi Grimm, APRN at the Sabetha Family Practice, is an experienced provider of Botox injections for chronic migraines. Patients receiving Botox injections for migraines receive an injection every 12 weeks in the Outpatient Clinic at SCH. Botox is just one treatment option for migraines. The FDA approved treatment is new for our organization, but it is off to a great start and has proven to be a success.

Brian Voos, Physical Therapist, is making plans for a summer program for student athletes completing third, fourth and fifth grades. This program will focus on the foundations of agility, strength, flexibility and speed as well as various movement patterns athletes might experience as they transition to middle school sports. SCH has developed a great partnership with the Sabetha Schools. Brian and our Physical Therapy Department work with the student athletes at practices, competitions and in the outpatient setting.

The Golf Tournament Committee is preparing for the Annual Sabetha Community Hospital Golf Tournament that will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Sabetha Golf Club. Funds raised at this year’s tournament will be used to purchase new Holter Monitors for the Cardiac Rehab Department.

Our Employee of the Month spotlight is on DeAnna Goff, APRN. DeAnna has worked for Sabetha Community Hospital since the end of February. She sees patients at the Sabetha Family Practice and covers the Emergency Room. DeAnna and her husband, David, live on a farm near Salem, Neb. When asked what DeAnna enjoys most about SCH, she spoke of the positive atmosphere, teamwork and respect for one another at SCH. DeAnna loves working in the rural community and being able to spend quality time getting to know each of her patients.

For more information or questions, please email Jennifer at [email protected] Caring for our community.

This column is paid for by Sabetha Community Hospital.

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