Posts Tagged ‘PHS’

Insights from a PHS Pharmacist

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

October is “American Pharmacist” and “Talk About Your Medications” Month – so who better to ask about the topic than one of our PHS Pharmacists? Steve LaFond, Pharm. D., was kind enough to give helpful answers to medication questions as well as some intriguing insights into the pharmaceutical world. Our pharmacists have extensive experience in medication therapy for newborns, children, and adolescents – you can read more about our recently expanded infusion pharmacy here (more…)

Come Thrill ‘n’ Thrive With Us!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Tomorrow marks the first day of October, which has everyone at PHS thinking about the end of October – but not the 31.

What?

You read that right. The big day for our staff is October 30, when the PHS office transforms into a fairy tale book and hosts its second annual Thrilling ‘n’ Thriving Spooktacular Event for all of our patients and their families.

Wondering what the event is like? Check out the slideshow from last year below to get an idea of how into costumes, games and fun everyone at PHS from RTs to Customer Service is!

We know this year will be just as fun as all of our departments dress up and decorate as different fairy tales, and we would love to see you there decked out in your costume too. Our doors will be open for trick-or-treating from 12-4 on Thursday, October 30, when families can come and walk through all of the office to gather candy or non-edible treats, and end in the fun house where there are games, face painting, snacks, and more.

Not sure where our office is? You can get directions to our office here on Google Maps, or enter 2800 Cleveland Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113 into your mapping device. And while you’re at it, RSVP for the event on our Facebook page so we know to expect you (everyone is welcome, regardless of RSVPing)! We can’t wait to see all the incredible costumes as we celebrate with our patients and their families.

Hope to see you there!

Parents Helping Parents: Differences in Supplies

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

On the PHS Facebook page last month, we asked caregivers, “what would you tell families about differences you found most significant related to equipment, supplies and care?” Some of the best insights we noticed were related to changing the brand of a supply if a child is having an issue with their current one, so we took the topic to two of our PHS clinicians who know supplies and best practices well – a clinical dietitian and an infusion nurse. (more…)

Know the Nurses: Amanda Groh

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

If you have a home care nurse in your home, you already know what an important part of your life they become. Today in Know the Nurses, we’re introducing you to one of our home care nurses and preceptors, Amanda Groh, RN, who has been with PHS since February 2013. We already know these nurses provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care for patients in their homes every day, but here are a few fun facts about Amanda you might not know. (more…)

Partnerships Provide Unique Student Opportunities

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Receiving hands-on experience during college can be a great step in ensuring students are prepared to enter the job force after graduation. After all, lectures and books can give young professionals the knowledge to do a job well, but applying that knowledge in the field and understanding the day to day details of a profession are immeasurably important. (more…)

In the Name of Eden: Helping NICU Families

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

There is no one who understands the stresses of having a child in the NICU better than a parent who has been there – which is one of the reasons Eden’s Garden came into fruition.  September is NICU Awareness Month, and the Hedins not only know how it feels to be in the NICU for an extended period of time, but made a commitment to make subsequent families’ stay there easier. (more…)

Back in Session – Preparing for Success at School

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Pencils and backpacks are lining the stores, which means one thing – a new school year is just around the corner. But once the supplies are purchased, what else can you do to get your child ready for school? We asked our clinical social worker, Monica Handlos, to share some things to remember before the bell rings.

What else tops your list for back to school prep? Maybe it’s an annual tradition to visit the State Fair, go clothes shopping, or pack bags before the year begins. Share your keys to success for a great year in the comments! (more…)

Know the Nurses: Heather Stahl

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Did you know we’re currently hiring RNs and LPNs in Rochester?

With home care, PHS nurses have the opportunity to use sophisticated clinical skills while creating long term relationships with children with medical complexities and their families. If you have a home care nurse in your home, you already know what an important part of your life they become. We’re hiring nurse for full time, part time, and Baylor shift opportunities – if you or someone you know is interested in applying, visit our careers page to learn more.

Today in Know the Nurses, we’re introducing you to one of our home care nurses, Heather Stahl, RN, who has been with PHS as a nurse in Rochester since September 2013. We already know these nurses provide comprehensive, round-the-clock care for patients in their homes every day, but here are a few fun facts about Heather you might not know.

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Sebastian Completes a Colorful Run

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

1407110340805_IMG_20140802_102905_147This past Saturday, PHS patient Sebastian completed a 5k with the help of his two older brothers. Just a week before the Kaleidoscope 5k to benefit Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, Cody and Joshua, both recent high school graduates and track athletes, decided they wanted to do the run and include Sebastian in the fun. (more…)

Thriving at Home, Thanks to Parenteral Nutrition

Friday, August 8th, 2014

To round out HPN Awareness Week, we want to highlight PHS kiddos who are living at home, with their families, thanks to dietitians, infusion nurses and pharmacists nearby. Parenteral nutrition provides nutrients for individuals who cannot receive them through oral feeding, and in some cases can be the sole method of nutrients. 

Our clinicians provide seamless, comprehensive care to ensure each kiddo they care for stays happy and healthy, and we are happy to see when families are able to enjoy those benefits too. Check out what Elias’ and Emma’s moms had to say about receiving parenteral nutrition at home, and then read on to hear from their PHS dietitians. 

Do you use home parenteral nutrition? Share your stories in the comments! (more…)