Walla Walla General Hospital Helps Patients Get to Sleep
Walla Walla General Hospital recently opened a Sleep Lab designed to assist physicians with diagnosing a broad variety of sleep disorders. The goal of the new program is to provide a quality service that will monitor and evaluate patients for sleep disturbances and offer effective diagnosis and treatment. The new lab has two fully equipped stations for the monitoring and evaluation of patients, who will be paired with their primary care physicians for treatment.
Adventist Medical Center Receives Award from the United Way
Adventist Medical Center recently received the United Way’s Cascade award for its successful 2001 employee campaign. The prestigious award is given to organizations that meet or exceed participation goals associated with various fundraising endeavors. In addition, honored facilities must meet ten of the United Way’s 14 criteria associated with the award. The Portland, Oregon-based hospital’s October 2001 employee campaign exceeded its goal of $220,000 with a generous $322,000 in contributions!
Northwest Hospitals Hold Health Fairs
Patriotism filled the air at Tillamook County’s Huckleberry Health Fair, “Red, White and Blue, This Fair’s For You.” Tillamook County General Hospital hosted several booths at the annual event, including a Personal Care area where visitors received free foot massages, blood pressure checks and more. In addition, the hospital provided a booth for fairgoers to receive first aid care for minor injuries and cool water to keep participants properly hydrated.
Walla Walla General Hospital held its fifth annual Diabetes Fair on hospital grounds. The popular event offered a variety of activities such as workshops, booths by diabetes management vendors, glucose checks, blood pressure screenings and much more. There were also plenty of prizes handed out including a nutrition consult, dinner for two and gift certificates to the hospital’s gift shop.
Adventist Medical Center Raises Money for the Heart
Adventist Medical Center recently hosted a heart/lung walk drawing 170 participants. The second annual event raised nearly $10,000 for the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehab Patient Scholarship Fund. The monies are available to assist those who would otherwise not be able to receive care. At any given time, between 20 and 25 patients rely on the assistance provided through the scholarship fund for their care.