May 27, 2016

Dealing with Breast Cancer During Pregnancy – Focus on Emotions

By Jennifer McAlister, MD, FACS When a pregnant woman discovers a mass or swelling in only one breast, it shouldn’t be ignored. Breast cancer, although rare during pregnancy, is a possibility. Breast cancer affects about 0.03 percent, or 1 in 3,000, pregnant women. One component of breast cancer treatment during pregnancy that may seem obvious but can […]

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May 26, 2016

Avoid Cooking Dangers on Memorial Day – Simple Guidelines to Keep You Safe

Picnic Prepping Foodborne illnesses increase in the summertime because bacteria grow faster in higher temperatures (90-110 F). Unwashed hands are a prime cause of foodborne illness.  Keeping your hands clean is easy with hand sanitizer. Package foods separately in coolers.  Keep raw meat away from other foods. Plastic plates and cutlery are intended for one-time […]

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May 25, 2016

Mission Health Pilots Cerner Patient Observer, Results in Zero Falls

Mission Health is piloting a new observation solution to help reduce patient falls. Through a testing partnership with Cerner, Mission has added Cerner Patient Observer to six neurosciences unit patient beds. During the 3-month study, the average falls rate – as measured per 1,000 patient days of care – dropped from four per month to […]

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May 23, 2016

Tips for New Grads, Part 1 – How to Build a Great Résumé

Spring means job hunting time for new grads, and Mission’s Career Exploration Center is here to help you put your best foot forward with some important tips. Part 1 – How to Build a Great Résumé Your résumé is your personalized marketing tool. It should showcase your skills and experience in a way that will encourage employers […]

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May 20, 2016

What Is a Team Approach to Breast Cancer?

By Jennifer McAlister, MD, FACS A team approach to breast cancer treatment is very important for both the patient and the physicians. A team approach is also known as multidisciplinary care. This type of care differs from the traditional model of breast cancer care. In the traditional model, a patient is seen typically by the surgeon first. […]

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May 20, 2016

Mission Health Employee’s Inspirational Blog Gets National Attention

Married to a paramedic, Melina Arrowood sees firsthand what it takes to fulfill such an honorable role. She shares a powerful message in a tribute to paramedics that was published in The Huffington Post. Melina is a clinical operations manager for Mission Health, and also the author of the inspirational nursing blog, Our Front Door. […]

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