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Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss

Hospice Foundation of America Educational program

Thursday, April 10 from 1-4pm

Orange City Area Health System lower level conference rooms

Register by April 7.    [gfpage form=”other” name=”Hospice Webcast April 10 2014″] online or call Lisa Burg at 737-5367.

The Hospice Foundation of America’s (HFA) 2014 program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss. Adolescence, broadly defined from middle school years to emerging adulthood, is a significant developmental period during which adolescents form identity, independence, and intimacy. Illness and loss profoundly influences these processes. This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospices, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.

Low-Cost CE Credits Available
Three hours of continuing education will be available through Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, social workers, counselors, psychologists, funeral directors, clergy, and more. Please verify CE availability with your professional or state board approval and/or refer to HFA’s list of Board Approvals located at register.hospicefoundation.org. Information regarding CE credits will be available at the program site.

remsen st marys gift feb 2014 smallRemsen St. Mary’s Christian Leadership Team gives $800 to Orange City Area Health System

The student-led Christian Leadership Team (CLT) at Remsen St. Mary High School donated funds they raised for cancer awareness to Orange City Area Health System. The students raised $800 at various “Pink Out” fundraising events, and presented a check to Dan McCarty, COO of the health system, during a visit to the hospital on February 28. “It was a great feeling raising money for cancer awareness,” reported Lyndsie Schorg, one of the CLT leaders, “especially because cancer has touched the lives of many, and this was our way to help the fight against cancer.” According to McCarty, the funds will be used to purchase bedside tables for the health system’s Chemotherapy Center, “to help cancer patients be more relaxed and comfortable during their treatments.”

Orange City Area Health System is offering three dates and three locations for public Wellness Screenings. The tests, which include cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, risk ratio, and glucose, will be offered on Tuesday April 8 from 7-8:30am at the Hospers Medical Clinic; Thursday April 10 from 8-9:30am at Mill Creek Family Practice in Paullina, and from 6-8am at the Orange City Family Practice Clinic; and Friday April 11 from 6-8am at the Orange City Clinic. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to the test. Cost is $25, and no appointment is necessary. For more information call 712-737-5227.

The Auxiliary of Orange City Area Health System will host its popular Usborne Book Sale fundraiser on Thursday, April 10 from 8am to 4pm in the front lobby of the health system’s main campus at 1000 Lincoln Circle SE in Orange City. Over 1,300 bright, colorful, fun titles covering activities, puzzles, and a wide range of subjects for children of all ages will be for sale, with proceeds directly benefiting patients and families.

2014 Chili CookoffResidents of Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City enjoyed a “chili cookoff” on Wednesday, February 26. Staff and residents entered a total of nine different chili soups.  Dan McCarty, Orange City Area Health System COO, Deb De Haan, mayor of Orange City, and Char Ten Clay, Administrator of Prairie Ridge, judged the contest. First place went to resident Dena Palsma’s “Family Chili.”  Dena was also the winner in the pie contest held last fall.