Volume 3, Issue 2 February 2012
Hot Off the Press
A Golden Plains Community Hospital Publication
Hugs are Good for the Heart
Adelante Group Visits the Hospital
The Adelante Group is a women’s service organization, affiliated
with the General Federation of Women’s Club, nationally and
Texas Federation of Women’s Club on a state level. The Borger
club was established in 1954 and named Adelante for it’s Span-
ish meaning to progress or go forward. Through the years the
group has been actively involved with Girls Town, Meals on
Wheels and books and tuition scholarships to FPC. Some of
their current involvement has been to wrap gifts for Rainbow
Room, help Dr. Edward Quiros with his mission trip to the Philip- Fran Brayden and Linda Turner present pillow cases
pines and continue to fund scholarships to FPC. The Adelante for children who spend the night in the hospital to
group has their business meeting on the second Thursday of Griselda Miramontes and Vicky Cato. The children
every month and meets for lunch on the fourth Thursday. get to take the pillow cases home after their stay.
Adelante tours the Woman’s Center with
Stephen Brown tours the group in Radiology!
Hot Off the Press
Page 2 Heart Healthy Exercise ~ The Rehab Report
An inactive lifestyle is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. Your heart is like any other muscle in the body in that it needs to
be exercised in order to stay healthy. All types of exercises are beneficial however; aerobic exercises are most effective for heart health.
Some of the benefits for your heart include: strengthen the heart, improve circulation, improve oxygen use, increase energy levels, lower
blood pressure, increase balance, strengthen bones, decrease body fat, decrease stress, and improve sleep.
Aerobic exercises are exercises that increase heart rate and cause increased respirations. Some types of aerobic exercises
include: walking, jogging, bicycling, low impact aerobics, swimming or water aerobics. As with any exercise program, you should check
with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. If you have been sedentary, you should begin gently and progress slowly.
To achieve maximum benefits for heart health, you should work up to 20-30 min of aerobic exercises at least three to four times per
There are many websites that offer schedules for beginners to increase endurance for just about any type of exercise. This
chart is just one example of how to begin a walking program and build endurance to 60 minutes of walking in 12 weeks.
Welcome New Employees WEEK SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 15 min 15 min Rest day 15 min 20 min Rest day 20 min
Jody Eakin, OR Scrub Tech 2 15 min 20 min Rest day 15 min 20 min Rest day 25 min
Jessica Anderson, RN Med/Surg/ICU 3 15 min 25 min Rest day 15 min 25 min Rest day 25 min
4 20 min 30 min Rest day 20 min 25 min Rest day 30 min
Stephanie Floyd, FaNS
5 20 min 30 min Rest day 20 min 30 min Rest day 35 min
Michelle Conrad, Director, OB
6 25 min 30 min Rest day 25 min 30 min Rest day 40 min
Melissa Carruth, MT (ASCP), Lab. 7 25 min 30 min Rest day 30 min 30 min Rest day 40 min
8 25 min 30 min Rest day 30 min 40 min Rest day 50 min
Patty Ray, LMSW, Home Health
9 30 min 40 min Rest day 30 min 40 min Rest day 50 min
Find Cupids Arrow by 10 30 min 40 min Rest day 30 min 50 min Rest day 50 min
February 14, to be placed in
11 40 min 40 min Rest day 40 min 50 min Rest day 50 min
a drawing for a $5 gift
certificate from the Coffee 12 40 min 40 min Rest day 40 min 60 min Rest day 60 min
Ranch. Call Dana Cook at
5730 when you find it, Good
Luck!! The winner will be
announced in the following
Happy Valentines Day!!!
Hospital Demolition Making
The 200 South McGee location is down to the
bones of the structure. Asbestos abatement is
still being done on the roof and in the basement.
Doors, scrap metal, iron and copper wiring are
being set aside for recycling. Bricks from the
facility will be for sale in the upcoming months for
$10 a piece and all proceeds will be contributed
to the Wagner Foundation. A date has not be set
for structural demolition, but it won’t be long. Doors
Volume 3, Issue 2
From the Desk of the CEO Page 3
Every day I drive up our new road and here, and tried to gently remind them
I am just so proud of what we have this campus is smoke free.
accomplished. But something has
been troubling me as I walk in from For employees, we have made the
the parking lot. On our sign, in our offer to pay for smoking cessation
directions to staff and in orientation, drugs. So the only way you can
we tell everyone it is a smoke free smoke here is to clock out, and leave
campus. But walking through the the property. Looking at time logs, I
parking lots, or looking at the grass don’t see anyone clocking out for
outside the building I see lots of breaks of that kind.
cigarette butts and debris. It seems
So I need all of us to re-commit to this
as though there is more in the em- over, but smoking on the property is
effort and managers, please visit with
ployee parking then anywhere not permitted.
else. Since we are smoke free, not your staff as a reminder. I realize this
sure how those remains are getting is a long term commitment we have
Since February is Heart Awareness
made, and failure on the part of an
there, but I just want to remind us all month, please recommit yourself to
employee to follow this rule will result
of this difficult, but correct decision to your health and well-being. It is to
in disciplinary action. This would be a
be smoke free on our campus. I have your benefit to cut back or stop com-
silly thing to put your job in jeopardy
certainly addressed numerous visitors pletely.
HIPAA ~ Keep it in Mind T.H.I.N.K. Before you
Just a reminder to keep in mind the key points presented at our speak. Is what I am
December HIPAA meeting entitled: about to say…
ZIPPA your LIPAA for HIPAA
What is protected by HIPPA Security Rule
Permitted uses and disclosures HIPAA penalties & enforcement
Individual rights Breach notification
Administrative requirements N ecessary
If you have any questions or concerns or need to report a potential breach,
please contact Kimberly Hogan, RHIA at 467-5623 or use our confidential K ind
hotline at 273-1312.
Thank you for your years
of Service to GPCH ~
Thank you to those volunteers
and blood donors who partici- Genella Crook 10 years
pated in the blood drive.
Home Health, LVN
Alicia Ibarra 5 years
Sherri Parham 1 year
Missy Carroll 1 year
“There is only one thing more infectious than enthusiasm and that’s a bad attitude.” Tim Tebow
Feb. 1 Desiree Wren
(not heart healthy) Feb. 3 Kendra Nicks
(this dipping sauce is creamy and good)
Feb. 5 Tracy Grisham
Sauce Recipe: Make 1 1/2 cups
Feb. 10 Lilly Wisenski
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup whipping cream Feb. 16 Frosty Northrup
1 Package (8 squares) Feb. 18 Jessica Smith
Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
Put corn syrup and cream in a microwaveable
bowl. Heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until Jeremy Hundley
mixtures come to a boil.
Feb. 22 Monika Jones-Higgins
Add chocolate, stir until completely melted.
Serve warm as a dip for assorted fresh fruit: Feb. 23 Sue Allred
(strawberries, bananas, apples, pineapple) or
marshmallows and pretzels. Feb. 26 Ernie Gonzales
Feb. 27 Stephanie Floyd
Wear RED for Feb. 28 Missy Carroll
Heart Happy Birthday
February 3! Congratulations Jamie Loven!!
Winner of a $ 5 Gift Card to the
Helen Leonard – X-ray
Buy Borger for Valentines Day!!
Helen Sibley – volunteer
Don’t forget about your discounts at local area Pat Searcy – volunteer
businesses! Present your hospital I.D.at the follow-
Georgia Hughes – Case Mgmt.
Mickey Dunigan – IT
Jim’s Jewelry 25% Excludes Chamilia & Fossil Kimberly Hogan – Med. Records
(on all regularly priced merchandise)
Kim Charles – Bus. Office
Minton’s Florist 10% Kathy Wagner – X-ray
Jamie Loven – Business Office
Texas Bling Junkie 15%
Marsha Bell – Materials Mgmt.
1111 Roosevelt ~ 676-6039 ~ Store hours vary
Michelle Sanchez – Materials Mgmt.
Holmes Pharmacy 5% gift items only
Forever Photo 10% all year
801 Deahl Street (used to be the Photo Shoppe) photography, prints & gifts.
Discounts are only until Valentines Day!