Meet an Acuity Team Member!
Judy K. Weaver, R.N., M.B.A., B.S.N. Vice President, Clinical Quality and Chief Clinical Officer Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley Judy is a compassionate and accomplished healthcare leader with over 38 years of experience in all facets of healthcare services, management, supervision, administrative duties, finances, direct patient care and public relations. She […]
Letter by Tracey L. Cutri, Director of Case Management at Acuity Specialty Hospitals of Ohio Valley
I would like to respond to a recent article that criticized long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). I am a registered nurse with a clinical background working in intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency rooms (ERs). Currently, I am the director of case management at Acuity Specialty Hospitals of the Ohio Valley, which operates three LTACHs […]
Role of the Registered Dietitian in the LTAC
First of all you may be asking yourself “What exactly is a Registered Dietitian?” A registered dietitian (RD or RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific criteria to earn the RD or RDN credential. Not to be confused with a nutritionist, a dietitian holds a degree in nutrition as well as […]
This September is Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month!
According to the USDA MyPlate, it is recommended that half of your plate is Fruit & Vegetables. Unfortunately research shows that over 90% of the population does not meet the daily recommendation! Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is beneficial to our overall health and reduces your chances of chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables are […]
Protect Yourself During Flu Season
Are you planning a trip outside the US? Did you know that flu season may be active there? Protect yourself, take your flu vaccine at least two weeks before traveling. We are in the “dog days” of summer and it is difficult to think about protecting yourself from influenza/”flu”. Even though influenza activity is low […]