Monthly Archives: April 2013


Volunteering is Good for You and Your Health

The events in Boston last week remind me that people come together during tough times. I remember having similar feelings after 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. It’s inspiring to see people helping and supporting each other, but I think we should use these historic events as a reminder that people need help, everyday, everywhere. There are

National Healthcare Volunteer Week Whatcha Doing?

We are smack dab in the middle of celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week, a time that, at the hospital, we have set aside to recognize our volunteers and the amazing care they help us to provide. And the volunteers do a lot around the hospital, in almost every department. They run the hospital gift shop

Grandson, Did You Wash Your Hands?

When I was a kid, my grandparents would always remind me to wash my hands after I used the restroom. Oh man, it used to bother me! I hated washing my hands. But I can remember my grandfather telling me how important it was to keeping me healthy. And you know what... he was absolutely

I’m Not Paranoid (musings on the importance of hand washing)

I’d like to think that I’m not a paranoid mom. I mean, I make sure my little boy is clean, well fed, and our home doesn’t pose any obvious immediate threat (except the stairs – we have a steep set that he loves, but they make this mama wince). What I don’t do is follow

We Have Launched a Facebook Page. Why?

Over the last month as we’ve prepared to launch our Facebook page, I’ve often found myself asking what business does a hospital have on Facebook? In all honesty, I’m increasingly discouraged with the overwhelming amount of pointless interaction on my own personal page, and I don’t see any signs of that changing. I’m constantly bombarded

My Taste Buds May Say Yay, But My Hips and My Jeans Say

Okay, so I have to tell you about this local little place I know that has some great food. Not only are three entrée choices available, but diners can choose to build their own salads at the salad bar, create a culinary marvel at the sandwich bar, or try their hand at creating the ultimate

The Best — and Worst — Advice You Can Give to a Pregnant Woman

What an awesome way to start out April in the Pacific Northwest! The sun is out, birds are chirping, cherry blossoms are everywhere, people are smiling, and I swear I could hear the cheery tune of Mr. Roger’s “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” this morning. Okay, that could be a slight exaggeration. Still,

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