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  • Tips to help anyone experiencing COPD during the summertime heat June 22, 2018 -  1.      Create a plan of action to prepare against the hot and humid weather by checking the forecast. 2.      Plan some indoor activities. 3.      Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.  4.      Avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day, 11a-3pm.  Try running errands or exercising in the morning or evening hours. 5.      Continue Reading
  • Tips for Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months June 13, 2018 - Hydration is important every day of the year, but staying properly hydrated becomes even harder during the hot summer months. Each and every day we breathe, sweat, and go to the bathroom and these are some of the ways we lose water and fluids from our body. It is important to replace these fluids as Continue Reading
  • Taking Care of YOU! June 5, 2018 - On an airplane, the oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and Continue Reading
  • Acuity Employee Owner Making a Difference Using Her Sewing Machine May 29, 2018 - Madison is a 13-year-old who had a bad stomachache in November 2017. The stomachache turned out to be a bowel blockage. She had to have a colostomy. Two surgeries later and after her colostomy, she was placed in a medically induced coma. Her condition and prognosis was poor, the doctors were not sure if she Continue Reading
  • Acuity Healthcare & Employee Ownership May 2, 2018 - When I started working at Acuity Healthcare, I was excited to be hired as the Vice President of Communications. My new position included all the traditional responsibilities, such as social and media relations, press releases, and newsletters. But one part of my job description was not traditional. My new duties also meant that I would Continue Reading
  • 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