Posts Tagged ‘PHS’

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…)

Improving Outcomes through Sustain

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

SarahHPN Awareness Week is August 3-9 this year, which means our team of dietitians, infusion nurses & pharmacists, home care nurses, and others are on day three of celebrating this therapy that provides opportunities for so many. To kick our celebration off, PHS Clinical Dietitian Sarah Lofboom explains how parenteral nutrition works in the home and what our involvement with Sustain means for our patients. Learn more below, and check back at the end of this week to hear about a few kiddos who receive HPN from PHS. For now, get out and spread the awareness! (more…)

Educating During SMA Awareness Month

Friday, August 1st, 2014

_T6K2357With one in 40-50 people carrying the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) gene, most unknowingly, this genetic disease could affect many people without them realizing it. If both parents are carriers of the SMA gene, their child has a 1 in 4 chance of having the disease. And for the parents of a child with SMA (or adults with SMA themselves), this disease is something that affects their every day. (more…)

Attending Thursdays on First

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Last week, a few PHS staff were able to get down to Rochester to visit Thursdays on First (a weekly summer outdoor market with over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment), and put together some best tips for traveling to this event, with the focus on wheelchair accessibility needs and other special considerations. Here are the details to ensure you have a great day on First! (more…)