Anderson Hospital Announces 1st Daisy Award Winner

EXTRAORDINARY NURSE RECOGNIZED AT ANDERSON HOSPITAL

 

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                 September 12 (Maryville, IL) – Yuka Saathoff, RN of Anderson Hospital was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's programs to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. 

                 OB patient, Amanda Church, nominated Saathoff.  Church, a nursing student, was admitted in early labor at 37 weeks.  Her nurse, Yuka Saathoff, RN, had actually switched shifts that day with a coworker and was assigned to Church.  “When I met Yuka, I could tell she was special.  She thoroughly explained my epidural and her plan to help me throughout labor and delivery.  We loved her personality.  She was at all times professional, but put us at ease with her sense of humor.”  Church’s son was born at 1:15 a.m. but had a low Apgar score.  Apgar is a quick test performed on a baby at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. The 1-minute score determines how well the baby tolerated the birthing process.  Tests quickly revealed a few other complications and he was transferred to NICU at Cardinal Glennon.  “As a nursing student, it was scary knowing more of what was happening clinically, and Yuka answered all my questions.  She stayed after her shift to see us through.  I often wonder how different my experience would have been had Yuka not switched shifts that day and thank my lucky stars she did!”  

                 The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease.  The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. 

                 Said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Doctor of Humane Letters (h.c) and Co-Founder of The DAISY Foundation, "When Patrick was critically ill, our family experienced first-hand the remarkable skill and care nurses provide patients every day and night. Yet these unsung heroes are seldom recognized for the super-human work they do.  The kind of work the nurses at Anderson Hospital are called on to do every day epitomizes the purpose of The DAISY Award.”

                

 

                 In addition to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the Foundation expresses gratitude to the nursing profession internationally in over 5,000 healthcare facilities and schools of nursing with recognition of Nurse-led Teams, Nurse Leaders, Nurses Advancing Health Equity, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Students, Lifetime Achievement in Nursing and through the J. Patrick Barnes Grants for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Medical Mission Grants and their new Health Equity Grant programs. More information is available at http://DAISYfoundation.org.       

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Self-Screening Protocols begin at all Anderson Healthcare Facilities

Patient Visitor Self Screening Mask Signs Page 1

While we continue to care for patients with COVID, we must be able to find ways to keep moving forward.  Today, Anderson Healthcare has instituted self-screening protocols for those entering our facilities, whether you are a patient, visitor or staff member.  We have also opened all public entrances into Anderson Hospital which includes our Hospital Entrance 2.  

Updated and Effective Tuesday, August 9, 2022

  • Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Visitors must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the hospital or site of care.
    • Patients: please inform your medical team if you have symptoms or have had an exposure to COVID-19  in the past 14 days or a positive test result within the past 10 days.
    • Visitors (16 years of age or older): please do not enter if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have had an exposure in the past 14 days or a positive test result within the past 10 days: 
      • Chills or fever (+100.4) within the last 24-48 hours
      • Cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle, body aches or headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • Visitor Restrictions CONTINUE in all areas of patient care.  For most updated information, please see our website.

2022 Share Day of Remembrance Event

SHARE ANDERSON HOSPITAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

OCTOBER 1, 2022

 

You are invited to participate in the 2022 Day of Remembrance for Share Anderson Hospital.  We will be gathering at the beautiful Angel of Hope Statue at Anderson. You, your family and friends, are invited to register and participate that day.  As always, our purpose is to honor and remember your precious baby.

 

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PLACE BRICK ORDERS  IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2022.

On October 1st, event check-in and registration will begin at 0900. Our program will start at 1000. It will include the reading of baby’s names for this year.  Your registration grants permission for your child’s name to be read. Your registration includes a memorial program and memorial flower to be placed at the Angel of Hope statue.   

If you have questions or need assistance with registering, please contact Barbara Donahue at:

Email:    [email protected]

 

Phone:  618-391-5984

Our goal remains the same, honoring special babies who are always remembered and always loved.  It will be good to be back in person this year. 

 

   TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, GO TO:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/share-anderson-hospital-day-of-remembrance-registration-384132940967?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 

Included in this information will be your name, contact information, and your                baby’s name and special date.

 DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

 

TO ORDER T-SHIRTS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, GO TO: 

      https://stores.inksoft.com/andersonsharewalk/shop/home

Choose your merchandize, and pay through this site. Our chosen color this year is Crimson. (Infant creeper only available in red) Your payment for your merchandize is your contribution that supports Share Anderson Hospital and the National Share Organization.

DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

 

   TO ORDER SHARE BEARS 2020, GO TO:

https://share.z2systems.com/np/clients/share/catalog.jsp

Select the 2021 Share Walk drop down

             There are numerous items available. Order and pay through this site. You will choose to have items mailed to you, or you can pick up in St. Charles on their pick up days.

          DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

ANDERSON HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AWARDS FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Auxiliary of Anderson Hospital in Maryville is pleased to announce awards of five $1000 scholarships for the 2022/23 academic year. Eligible students must be enrolled in hospital-related healthcare fields. Congratulations to our 2022 recipients:

Kennison Adams of Edwardsville, IL. Kennison is a graduate of Edwardsville High School and is pursuing a BA/MD degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Jonathan Botterbush of Godfrey, IL. Jonathan is a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School and is pursuing an MBA in Pharmacy at SIUE School of Pharmacy.

Sahra Donnelly of Collinsville, IL. Sahra is a graduate of Danville High School and is pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Nursing at SIUE School of Nursing.

Maria Mezo of Edwardsville, IL. Maria is a graduate of Edwardsville High School and is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Maryville University.

Kate Toennies of Albers, IL. Kate is a graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School and is pursuing dual degrees in Exercise Science/ Pre-OT.

The Anderson Hospital Auxiliary extends our best wishes to the recipients of the Auxiliary Scholarship and to all those who applied.

 

Pictured below are left to righ:  

Jonathan, Kennison, Maria, Kate

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