CCMH Celebrates Hospital Week

Gary Malacarne, Pharm.D., pharmacy director at CCMH, explains career options to high school students during a career fair at CCMH.

From left, Kari Karpinksi, Anna Fair, and Michelle Filer talk to EMS representatives before presenting checks from the Heart of Cole Community Connections employee giving fund during an education breakfast for volunteer EMS companies.

Children from Alliance Daycare view an x-ray during a tour of Charles Cole.

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital celebrated Hospital Week with a variety of events for staff and the community.

High school students from Coudersport, Shinglehouse, Otto-Eldred, Austin, Galeton and Northern Potter visited CCMH to learn about a variety of clinical and non-clinical healthcare careers, education requirements, interviewing skills and future job outlook.

The Heart of Cole Community Connections employee giving club presented checks for $200 each to 12 area volunteer EMS companies during an educational breakfast. The HOC Community Connections group chooses a community project every year as a way to give back. Last year, the group donated to area senior centers. During the breakfast the EMS groups also learned from hospital staff about emergency preparedness, medical command, and ventilation/CPAP.

Children from Alliance Daycare visited the hospital during Hospital Week. While touring the hospital, they learned about various healthcare services and departments.

Hospital Week also featured a variety of educational events for the public including presentations on medication safety, end of life/living wills, oxygen safety in the home, understanding hospital bills and falls prevention.

Staff celebrated with an employee health and wellness fair and related vendors, educational sessions on falls prevention, medication, transfers, ambulation and simulation training, and an ice cream social.

National Hospital Week began in 1921 and is now the nation’s largest health care event, as a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals.

Staff to celebrate anniversaries in 2011

Charles Cole also recognized staff who reached milestone years of services in 2011 during Hospital Week.

They include:

Cherlyn Burdick, Sandra Fry, Kathleen Wilson, Kristine Zitnik;

Harold Page;

Michelle Burdick, Vivian Carvell, Anna Fair, Gail Faulstick, Patricia Galeotti, Linda Jones, Deneen Lyons, Nancy Rudolph, Dianne Russell, Betty Wilson;

Ronald Billings, Linda Coates, Stephanie Gerhart, Cecelia Howard, Mark Jackson, Patricia Kio, Tammy Peterson, Jill Rinehults, Tamara Ruman, Shannon Snyder, Judith Ziegler;

Lynn Anderson, Roger Arbogast, Kim Ferry, Cynthia Gitchell, Marcie Gutgsell, Debbie Jack, Donna Kelley, Sherri Kinney, Tracy Leet, Theresa Long, Steva Miller, Shawn Moore, Ronald Morey, Leah Potter, Jeanette Smith, Laurie Wahl;

Christina Avilez, Susan Bailey, Maureen Bartoo, Janet Busshaus, Tamara Cummings, Cheryl Danielewicz, Diane Gerner, Vida Glover, Susan Hooftallen, Philip Jensen, Catherine Larson, Kelly Miller, Emily Myers, Karen Parker, Yvette Piaquadio, Darlene Plank, Faith Raudenbush, Betty Reigel, Judy Smoker, Mary Solveson, Doris Stahli, Carmella Toombs, Sherry Unger, Debra Uplinger, April Worth;

Brenda Baer, Merranda Baker, Mackenna Bechelli, Hillary Beichner, Jill Benjamin, April Blimline, Kara Bowers, Marilyn Bryant, Colleen Cloak, Brenda Crowell, Rose Davis, Leslie Downey, Tonya Gail, Kevin George, Tina Graham, Amy Greene, Mary Alice Gurnsey, Cynthia Hardesty, Edmond Hardesty, Carol Hartman, Eryn Haynes, Pauline Housler, Krystal Howard, Thomas Hurrle, Todd Husson, Lorrie Jandrew, Jennifer Kelly, Debra Lentz, Wendy Leonard, Emily Lynch, Leslie Miles, Judith Mottershead, Mary Newton, Amanda Paul, Edward Pitchford, Jackie Plummer-Sprow, Lisa Pratt, Colleen Ramsey, Katrina Rimel, Mandy Sillick, Susan Surh, Pamela Swanson, Eleanor Tomb, Jodi Vossler, Elaine Wagner, Kiley Walker.

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