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Month: January 2017

A deep level of compassion: Department spotlight

The relationships infusion nurses build with their patients go far beyond the hospital walls. “Our nurses go above and beyond, learning things about patient families, pets, travels and even their jobs. They are loved by their patients for their compassion and dedication,” said Kim Greising, RN, BSN, director of oncology at Elkhart General Hospital. “Patients even have their favorite nurses they enjoy caring for them,” she said. “The love they have for helping others shines in their daily work.” Beacon Health System’s Ambulatory Infusion Centers — our January “Department Spotlight” — at Elkhart General and Memorial Hospital provide care for a variety of...

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Dr. Bolden, a Rockin’ Doc at Memorial

Team members on 9 South, the Intermediate Care Unit at Memorial Hospital, have high standards for themselves and for the physicians who care for the unit’s patients. It’s no surprise, then, that they believe that Dr. Marques Bolden, a Beacon Medical Group Hospitalist, is a Rockin’ Doc. When it comes to helping patients and their families, Dr. Bolden is always kind, caring, thorough and fully present. “By taking time to talk to his patients, Dr. Bolden shows an extreme sense of compassion,” explains one staff member. “He answers all of their questions and eases their minds about their medical...

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Sign the car for the kids, Ellen

Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are on their way from DC to LA. The couple, also known as the musical duo The Bergamot, is driving a 2002 Volvo they fondly refer to as “The Unity Car” across the country with the hopes of catching the attention of Ellen DeGeneres. They expect to arrive in LA on Monday. And Jillian has a Sharpie ready. These South Bend natives hope they can convince Ellen to sign the car, as thousands of people across the United States have done. During a recent 50-state concert tour, Jillian and Nathaniel invited fans to sign the...

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