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Beth Oser, RN Selected as 2014 Spirit of Nursing and Employee of the 2nd Quarter

Oeser, started at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in 1997 where she worked as an LPN until 2001 in the OB, MedSurg and Emergency Departments. In 2003, Oeser returned to Culbertson as an RN, and has been working in the Emergency Department ever since. She enjoys working the night shift in the ER, saying that "every day is a challenge. I learn something new everyday, and get to meet lots of new people". When asked what she liked best about being an RN, Oeser stated, "I like being able to make a difference in other people's lives. They might be people I know, or they could be complete strangers."

Oeser was born and raised in Browning, IL and was a 1989 graduate of Rushville High School. She is married to Michael Oeser of Mt. Sterling. Beth is mother to 4 girls, and has 5 step-children.

 


10th Annual Dr. Russel Dohner Golf Outing to benefit CMH Foundation raises over $35,000

The 10th Annual Dr. Russell Dohner Golf Outing was held Friday, June 6, 2014. 32 teams participated in this year's outing, and were able to enjoy a beautiful day of golf. Thank you to all of our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who helped make this year's outing a huge success. The monies raised will be used to purchase an new covered awning for the mobile MRI unit.

 


Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital Expands Teleneurology Partnership with Memorial Medical Center

Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital has expanded its partnership with Memorial Medical Center to offer teleneurology services, which uses two-way audio and video teleconferencing to provide patients with immediate access to stroke-trained neurologists.

The two hospitals partnered together in 2012 to provide telestroke technology to Rushville and the surrounding communities. This latest alliance expands the care to include emergent telehealth care for other acute neurological conditions, including seizures, head bleeds, aneurysms, epilepsy, acute onset confusion and altered mental status.

 “Our partnership with Memorial Medical Center gives our community around-the-clock access to experienced neurologists who will work with us to evaluate and administer the most effective and appropriate treatments for people suffering from acute stroke or other neurological conditions,” Lisa Downs, Chief Nursing Officer at  Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, said.

“This means more people in our community will have access to stroke-trained neurologists and will receive the life-saving care they need close to home,” Down said. “Any patients who may need a higher level of care can be quickly identified and transferred to receive additional treatments including minimally invasive neurointerventional procedures.”

The Memorial Teleneurology Network uses real-time two-way audiovisual conferencing to provide community hospitals 24-hour access to stroke-trained neurologists. Physicians connect through a secure web camera so a patient can be examined remotely, allowing a board-certified neurologist to perform a rapid assessment of the patient.

Neuroimaging performed at Culbertson can be accessed remotely to allow for quick interpretation for accurate diagnosis. The neurologist and Culbertson’s clinical team can discuss, order, implement and monitor treatment options, with the goal of keeping patients in their own community and close to home.

If a higher level of care is required, the patient can be transferred to a larger facility, such as, Memorial Medical Center, which offers neurointerventional radiology services. The neurologist and Culbertson’s clinical team work together to identify acute stroke patients and treat any acute neurologic emergency.

 “Culbertson Memorial Hospital’s clinical team and the neurologist work together and carry out the best treatment option for the patient,” said Sajjad Mueed, MD, Memorial Stroke Center medical director and a neurologist with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Memorial Medical Center is certified as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission. The certification recognizes Memorial for “exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care,” according to The Joint Commission. Primary stroke centers tailor treatment to individual needs, adhere to national stroke guidelines and continually assess and improve how care is delivered.

Memorial offers a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to stroke care with an integrated program that addresses the complete spectrum of care from prevention to rehabilitation.

Memorial’s rehabilitation facilities are among only a handful of others worldwide to hold a fivefold accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, including accreditation for its stroke specialty program.

 

Once the patient is released from inpatient care, they can return to Culbertson Memorial Hospital for either our Swing Bed Program for extensive rehabilitative care or outpatient therapy services.


4th Annual Health Fair 

Join us on Saturday, April 26th from 9am until noon at the Schuyler Industry Middle School Gym for our Spring Into A New You, Family Fun Health Fair.


Culbertson Memorial Hospital Announces Employee of the Quarter

Culbertson Memorial Hospital recently announced Andy Ebey as the 2014 Employee of the First Quarter. Andy works in the Maintenance Department and has been a staff member at Culbertson’s for almost 6 years.

Andy was selected as Employee of the Quarter from nominations submitted by his fellow co-workers and for his dedication to Culbertson Memorial Hospital. His attitude demonstrates he is here to serve our patients and community. Andy appreciates that his job allows him to do something a little different every day and the ability to work in his hometown.

Andy is a lifelong resident of Rushville and lives with his significant other Kala Peacock, and their daughter Annika. If you are looking for Andy during the nights or weekends, chances are you will find him on the golf course at Scripps Park or watching a movie with his family

As Employee of the Quarter, Andy received a cash gift, Employee of the Quarter certificate, candy bouquet and entry in the Employee of the Year award in December. 

Imaging Services Awarded The ACR Gold Seal

In this day and age it seems as if everything is “going digital”. Digital breast cancer screenings provide a tremendous health benefit because they can detect cancer at the earliest and most treatable stages. In fact, the five-year survival rate is 97% when breast cancer is caught early. Most important, digital mammography can improve accuracy in annual mammography screenings.

The Imaging Department at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital has been recognized again by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for their outstanding performance and were awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.

Digital Mammography is a powerful new tool for early detection of breast cancer. However, it's only natural to feel anxious when it's time to have a mammogram. At Culbertson Memorial Hospital, we understand the emotions that go along with getting a mammogram, waiting for results and, if needed, determining treatment. “The technology and expertise at Culbertson sets us apart from most screening centers,” says Director of Imaging Services, Christy Sims, R.T. (R). “Our highly skilled team of specialists provides the most comprehensive and compassionate care in the area, which helps us give our patients confidence and comfort.”


Brittney Taylor, FNP-C Is Currently Accepting New Patients at Rushville Family Practice

Brittney’s primary goal is to help her patients prevent illness and believes  the key to leading a healthy lifestyle is through preventative care. She will work together with every patient, as a team, to create healthcare plans specific to their needs. Brittney also recognizes that even with preventative care, patients may become ill along the way, and she is prepared to aid her patients in restoring their health appropriately and quickly. To schedule an appointment please call 217/322-3345.

 

 


Cindy Kunkel Named 2013 Culbertson Memorial Hospital Employee Of The Year

 

 

 

 

 

 


For more information on any of the press releases above, please contact: Molly Sorrell, Director of Community Relations and Marketing at 217/322-5269 or msorrell@sdcmh.org

 

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