Month: June 2019

Hospital’s Corner – 19

June, 2019 Someone once defined generosity as the “habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return.”  Not sure who said that originally but he or she could have been describing some good people in this town.  Long story short: a few weeks ago, patient from Tonopah was transported here by ambulance.  After a day…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 18

May, 2019 May is always a special time at Mt. Grant General.  In particular, Hospital Week is a cherished tradition, with a host of special events for staff and volunteers.  The coincidence this week falls right before Armed Forces Day Weekend doesn’t hurt either.  Monday is employee breakfast day, where supervisors serve meals to their…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 17

April, 2019 As announced last month, Sharon Ruch MD will start seeing patients this June at the Mt. Grant Clinic.  Her first day is June 5.  Dr. Ruch’s planned schedule at this time is Wednesday through Friday every week.  Please call her office at the Clinic and speak to Paula (945-3668) to make an appointment. …
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 16

March, 2019 If you are like me when it comes to good news and bad news, let’s deal with the unpleasant first.  My internal clock went haywire earlier this month during the spring forward to daylight saving time, and I somehow ended up watching CBS Sunday Morning. One of the first segments dealt with hospitals…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 15

February, 2019 Emergency or Urgent?  No one should be surprised to hear that trips to the Emergency Room are far more expensive, on average, than walk-in Urgent Care or a Clinic appointment.  Recent data (2013) from the National Institutes of Health indicate that most Urgent visits cost about $100 to $150 (depending on co-pay, level…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 14

January, 2019 There’s enough doom and gloom in the news but one statistic I read recently really hit home: since 2010, 94 rural hospitals have closed across the country, which averages to about ten a year.  To give true meaning to that number, ten small towns lost their local hospital.  Ten communities lost a major…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 13

December, 2018 With holidays coming to a close, time to focus on the new year ahead—and what a year it promises to be.  2019 will be a year of change at Mt. Grant.  While most of us do not like change, it often brings opportunities for improvement. That’s just what we have in mind for…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 12

November, 2018 The holidays are upon us—ready or not.  In a blur, Halloween blends into Thanksgiving, which steps aside for Christmas. Rest assured Auld Lang Syne will be on the radio soon! One day we have candy-collecting school children parading in costume for our SNF residents; the next, turkey and cornucopia decorations adorn offices and…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 11

October, 2018 On a beautiful Thursday earlier this month, as the first frost of the autumn covered the Sierra, several Lefa L. Seran residents traveled to the extreme western edge of the Great Basin.  Our destination: Lundy Canyon.  Our purpose: sightseeing at the height of fall leaf colors among the aspen, cottonwood, and willows.  The…
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June 21, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 10

September, 2018 Random Acts of Kindness—Part 1:  Even the most cynical among us likes a heartwarming story now and then; hope you enjoy this as much as I did when first shared.  During a recent shopping trip to Fallon, Lefa L. Seran SNF residents stopped for lunch at Jerry’s.  After a relaxing meal and pleasant…
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June 21, 2019 0