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Epiphany Observes National Nurses Week 2019

Posted by Allison Fawber on May 6, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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During the week of May 6-12, Epiphany Healthcare would like to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) and many other organizations across the United States in observance of National Nurses Week 2019. Please join us in recognition of our 4 million registered nurses, as they dedicate themselves year round to the promotion and maintenance of our nation’s health.

Why Observe National Nurses Week?

  • Raise public awareness about the tremendous role that nurses play in the maintenance and improvement of American healthcare. We all know that nurses work diligently to provide us with superior care in hospitals, schools, and other healthcare facilities, but many may not see the important contributions nurses make as volunteers, researchers, educators, and advocates for a better healthcare system.
  • Nurses make up the largest of all healthcare professions and the profession is growing, in both number and in its capacity for leadership and responsibility as changes to the healthcare system allow nurses the opportunity to utilize more of their education and training than ever before.
  • Nurses are the most trusted professionals in America according to a national Gallup poll. The 2018 poll marks the seventeenth consecutive year that nurses have topped the list of trustworthy and ethical professionals.

How to Observe National Nurses Week

  • Know important dates associated with National Nurses Week to plan events accordingly, publish appropriate materials, or recognize individuals in a personal setting.
    • National Nurses Week begins on May 6th of every year and culminates on May 12th, coinciding with Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
    • May 8th of every year is recognized as National Student Nurses Day.
  • Plan an event in your community or workplace. Some possibilities include:
    • Host a celebration of current or retired nurses in your community.
    • Organize/sponsor a community wide contest that focuses on recognition of a nurse or nurses within the community.
    • Hold a fundraiser and donate the funds to a local charity in the name of a local nurse, group of nurses, or National Nurse Week.
    • Spread the word via press release, blog, advertisement, or any way that can make more people aware of National Nurse Week.
    • Show your appreciation by personally thanking nurses for all that they do. No matter who it may be, just let them know that you appreciate them. They will likely appreciate the recognition.
At Epiphany Healthcare, we understand the important role that nurses play in our nation’s healthcare system and we want to take this opportunity to thank them for their service. Our goal is to use our technology and service to help improve patient care just as nurses around the country and the world do every day.We thank you again, Happy National Nurses Week!

Topics: Epiphany Healthcare, Nation's Health, Epiphany, Nurses, National Nurses Week

Epiphany Healthcare Acknowledges American Heart Month

Posted by Shannon Richter on February 7, 2019 at 11:19 AM

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Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

When you think of red hearts this month, please don’t think only of Valentine’s Day. Please think of a healthy heart life for America, and a healthy heart life for you. February has been named American Heart Month for a good reason. The reason is because heart disease is the leading cause in American deaths. Here’s some knowledge to give you the power to reduce your risk.

WHAT

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is generally known as blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. However, other heart conditions that hurt your heart’s muscles, rhythm, or other functions are also considered a form of heart disease. There are many heart disease symptoms.

WHO

Now that you know what it is, it’s important to know the heart disease facts, and who is at risk.

  • Heart disease in the United States represents 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • It is the number one cause of death in both men and women.
  • 1 in 3 deaths in women are from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Heart disease and the conditions that lead to it can happen at any age.

Who is at risk? Everyone. Everyone is at risk, however some people have a much higher risk of having heart disease than others.

WHY

There are many conditions and lifestyle behaviors that can increase your risk of heart disease. Half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking). Knowing which risk factors apply to you and if you can do something to lower your risk is the first step in prevention. Other conditions and lifestyle choices that can put you at a higher risk for heart disease include:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Physically inactive
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Genetics

REDUCE YOUR RISK

Understanding heart disease and knowing which risk factors pertain to you are two integral steps towards cardiovascular health, but they are useless if they don’t lead you to action. Taking appropriate action against any of the risk factors above can reduce your risk of heart disease or even reverse damage to the heart. Even in cases where the factors are beyond your control, like those concerning age, gender, and heredity, taking any of the following actions can help minimize your risk.

  • Quit Smoking: The Surgeon General has called smoking "the leading preventable cause of disease and deaths in the United States." Quit now and start decreasing your risk of heart disease immediately.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Don’t just lose weight, keep it off and greatly reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Exercise on a Regular Basis: 20 to 60 minutes per day regularly, three to five times per week.
  • Eat Healthy: Lean meats, low-fat dairy products, and foods that are low in cholesterol, added salts, fats or sugars.

Epiphany Healthcare wants you to be heart healthy. Begin your life-long path to cardiovascular health by utilizing the tips above. Help someone else by sharing these tips with your friends and family.

Topics: Nation's Health, Healthcare Communication

Join Epiphany Cardio in Honoring Hospitals Nationwide!

Posted by Derek Moorman on May 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Epiphany Cardio recognizes hospitals nationwide in celebration of National Hospital Week, an annual event that celebrates the health care industry. The event, taking place this year from May 12th through the 18th, is a tribute to medical professionals; technology, history, and advancements that make health care what it is today. This year’s theme is “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.” The theme emphasizes hospitals’ growing role in the nation’s ever-changing health care industry. The associated festivities are meant to unite health care facilities and personnel around the country.

The celebratory tradition began in 1921 when a Chicago editor proposed a community-wide salute to the medical industry. The concept was meant to ease any anxieties the general public had regarding hospitals and medical staff. Today the week-long event is a time to acknowledge medical personnel, encourage trust throughout the community, and promote a mission of wellness and celebrate top quality care at each medical facility. 

Many people use this week to appreciate the vital role health care facilities and staff members play in society. Medical treatment is about more than just healing, it’s a crucial piece of a bigger puzzle. Health care represents hope, discovery, and innovation fNational Hospital Weekor a brighter future. The optimism and positive attitudes of medical personnel are central to the well-being of a community, and the nationwide event recognizes this.

With so many advancements in technologies, hospitals and medical facilities can provide high-quality, effective and sophisticated solutions to a number of health care issues. Software, hardware and medical device suppliers play a major role in the success of the industry as well. National Hospital Week honors the complex network of people and tools that keep the health care services operating properly.

There are countless ways communities can participate in the week-long celebrations. Hospital directors can plan activities throughout the week for patients and staff members. One way to show appreciation to personnel is to host an on-site reception for the entire staff. This type of function can be as extravagant or as intimate as needed, and family members can join in. Health care providers can also use this week to boost patient morale and promote trust. A patient seminar is ideal for this purpose. Most people want to be informed when it comes to their health, and a seminar can bridge the gap between patient and physician. Providing a tutorial on relevant topics will show hospital patrons that they matter, which can further improve the doctor-patient relationship.

Handing out promotional items is also a great way to kick-start the celebration. Marketing materials such as coffee mugs, t-shirts and reusable shopping bags raise awareness about the impact of the health care industry on the community. Administrative staff managers can give out appreciation gifts as well in order to show medical professionals and patients how valued they are.

National Hospital Week is the largest health care event in the country, and hospital administrators, medical workers, technicians and patients from all over the nation are participating. The team at Epiphany Cardio is no exception. We would like to acknowledge our customers and thank them for their contributions and support in making our company a success.

 

Created on 12/09/11 at 11:37:40

Topics: Epiphany Cardio, Hospital, Nation's Health, National Hospital Week, Healthcare industry, patient seminar, doctor-patient relationship

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