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Month: July 2016

Construction Update

Beacon Medical Group Cleveland Road Construction of the newest Beacon Medical Group clinic is nearing completion. Final touches are ongoing inside the building. Throughout the month of July, furniture, equipment, computers and communications systems are being installed and brought online, says Mark Bralick, Beacon Director of Projects & Construction. Beacon IS and Communication Systems staff are working diligently to get the building systems up and running by the end of the month. The building is set to open in August.                         Beacon Health & Fitness Construction is in full swing...

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Ready and Able

The Memorial Hospital Police Department strengthened its presence with the addition of newly sworn-in Assistant Chief Karl Karch, along with officers Thomas Hixon and Kevin Andert, Jr., on July 7 on the Memorial campus. This marks the largest group of officers sworn in at one time since the department’s inception in August 2014 and brings the police department to the full staffing of 10 sworn officers. Memorial became just the second hospital in Indiana to form its own police department –– a move that creates and maintains a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Thank you to all...

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Breaking Barriers: Josh’s Journey to a New Life

People have trouble recognizing Josh Bennett nowadays –– and for good reason. In December 2014, the tech support specialist II at Elkhart General weighed 305 pounds, could be regularly found drinking Mountain Dew and consuming lots of junk food. And today, he is a svelte, defined 177 pounds. The course of his life changed forever on Dec. 1, 2014, during a wellness check for his one-year-old daughter Elliot. Beacon Medical Group family medicine physician Brandon Zabukovic, MD, observed that Josh’s obesity could be causing him major health problems. Sure enough, a blood pressure reading of 160/100 confirmed Josh’s worst...

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Be a Beacon Tip of the Month

Active listening is all about intentionally focusing on who you are listening to. As the listener you want to be able to repeat back what the other person has said in your own words. Simple steps to becoming a better listener: Listen to more than the words. Listen with your ears, eyes and other senses: •    Is the other person anxious, nervous or rushed, for example? •    What are his/her non-verbal cues? •    Are there distractions that might prevent a good conversation? Pay attention: Paying attention helps the person to know that you care for them so much that...

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Nurses Rock! DAISY Award Winners in 2016

We have so many amazing nurses at Beacon Health System! To celebrate the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day, the DAISY Award is given quarterly to nurses at Elkhart General and Memorial. The DAISY Award honorees personify dedication to exceptional patient-care experience. First quarter recipients of the DAISY Award at Elkhart General:                                             Second quarter recipients of the DAISY Award at Elkhart General:                    ...

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