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  • Care and Compassion: The Extra Ingredients – Delivering Safe and Effective Patient Care April 5, 2018 - Being new, I’m able to observe the team here at Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey fulfill the spirit of patient safety.  There are many rules and regulations centered on patient care from regulatory agencies, like The Joint Commission and the State of New Jersey’s Department of Health and Human Services, among others.  Care Continue Reading
  • Great Mental Attitude is Key During Recovery March 27, 2018 - James Gyorko knew that something was wrong. He started to complain of shortness of breath, and was diagnosed with pneumonia at a local hospital. He ended up on a ventilator at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. When he had trouble being weaned from the ventilator, he was admitted to Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley, Continue Reading
  • Acuity Success Story of Melvin Jones by Claire Brown, BSN, RN March 6, 2018 - Seeing a patient transition from a ventilator to walking is truly the most lifesaving event in a patient’s life. But as a healthcare professional, it’s always very exciting to see the end result of an Acuity patient’s outcome and hear the success story.                                     Claire Brown, BSN, RN, Director of Provider Relations Melvin Jones Continue Reading
  • Passion for Two Teams, By Jenn Trallo Schreiber, Regional Chief Quality Officer March 1, 2018 - Leadership and other management qualities are often compared to sports. A great passion of mine is football, specifically Philadelphia Eagles football. The high level of teamwork demonstrated to achieve the Eagles’ recent Super Bowl win was so apparent to me, I could not help but compare it to the Acuity Healthcare team, another passion of Continue Reading
  • When Your Loved One Needs Specialty Care: Acuity Hospital of South Texas – They Help You Breathe Easier February 5, 2018 - When your loved one needs further treatment, a long-term acute care hospital might be the best clinical setting for them. When Gabriel Ramos was admitted to Acuity Hospital of South Texas, he was in respiratory failure, requiring a ventilator. His family selected Acuity because of its outstanding reputation, providing respiratory care to critically ill patients. Continue Reading
  • Shoveling Snow Reminders January 4, 2018 - Really big snow storms  - and even every day, run-of-the-mill snowfalls – create a risk by shoveling. Pushing a heavy snow blower also can cause injury. And, there's the cold factor. Cold weather can increase heart rate and blood pressure. It can make blood clot more easily and constrict arteries, which decreases blood supply. This is Continue Reading
  • It’s Cold Outside – Breathe Easier with these Acuity Safety Reminders January 3, 2018 - Winter dangers, such as broken bones from falls on ice, or breathing problems caused by cold air, can be worrisome, especially for older adults. Keri Sparks, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Manager, from Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley offers some tips to help you breathe easier during the frigid conditions. If you use an inhaled Continue Reading
  • Tips for Celebrating the Holidays in the Hospital December 5, 2017 - There’s no place like home for the holidays. But sometimes, we find that a loved one will be spending the holiday season at the hospital. Whether it’s for a short stay while awaiting a procedure, or for long-term care, being in the hospital can be a lonely and sad time. Think about it. When is Continue Reading
  • A Life-Changing Suggestion Made By a Friend – Consider a Long Term Acute Care Hospital Saved Christopher Johnson’s Life November 21, 2017 - Before Christopher Johnson, 65, became sick 18 months ago, he was unfamiliar with the idea of a long-term specialty hospital, until a friend made what Christopher and his wife Jennifer Johnson now say was a life-changing suggestion. At times comatose, sedated, and hooked to tubes, Christopher spent three months at Acuity Hospital of South Texas Continue Reading
  • Acuity Success Story: John Davidson: 79 nine days in three different hospitals October 17, 2017 - After spending 79 days in the hospital, John Davidson of Wheeling, West Virginia, is happy he can walk and cut his own grass again. John, a former patient of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley, was admitted to the Belmont Campus after experiencing complications from a prior surgery causing a bowel obstruction and respiratory failure, Continue Reading