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Hospital’s Corner – 22

September, 2019 Fifty years ago this month, Marcus Welby, MD premiered on TV (ABC Tuesday nights; seems like only yesterday). Robert Young played Dr. Welby, a dedicated and empathetic general practitioner who made house calls. Even in 1969, the idea of doctors making house calls was considered a thing of the past. Flash forward to…
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October 1, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 21

August, 2019 Pleased to announce that Dr. Lane Truman will be joining Mt. Grant General staff in September as our new physical therapist; he brings a wealth of experience and rural success with him.  Also new to the PT team will be physical therapy assistant Linda Werner; she will be a fulltime Mt. Grant employee…
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August 29, 2019 0

Hospital’s Corner – 20

July, 2019 Chocolate, vanilla or twist?  Those were the delicious choices for Lefa L. Seran SNF residents during our recent trip to the Eastern Sierra.  On the last Friday of June, we headed west toward the state line, across the Mono Basin, gearing down to make the steep climb up Tioga Pass.  Unlike our 2018…
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August 6, 2019 0

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