Meet Our Heroes: Jessica Cyphers, RN

This week we can’t wait to introduce you to another of our special Acuity #healthcareheroes! Please meet Jessica Cyphers, RN, at our Morgantown hospital. Read on to find out why Jessica has always wanted to be a nurse and why working here is so rewarding for her.

Meet Our Heroes: Interview with Staff Ambassador, Esteban Cardona

We’d like to share an interview with you this week to introduce you to another one of the #healthcareheroes who make Acuity a special place for healthcare and healing. Esteban Cardona is one of the team members who works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that our clinical staff receives just as much care as they give their patients.

Healthy Sun Exposure for Summer

We’re all ready to be outside and take advantage of the sunshine and warm temperatures now that summer has arrived. This sun exposure can be good for your mood and energy levels, but too much can cause sun damage to your skin which can be very harmful and result in future health complications.

Healthy Sun Exposure for Summer

We’re all ready to be outside and take advantage of the sunshine and warm temperatures now that summer has arrived. This sun exposure can be good for your mood and energy levels, but too much can cause sun damage to your skin which can be very harmful and result in future health complications.

Meet Our Heroes: Interview with Respiratory Therapist Rick Bain

You’ve seen the hashtag, but today we’d like to introduce you to one of the #healthcareheroes we’ve come to depend on. Rick Bain is a respiratory therapist and member of the Acuity family who is on the front line, helping people recover from serious respiratory illness every day. Check out the interview to see what it’s like working in a Long Term Acute Care specialty hospital, what he thinks of the homemade masks, and what lifts his spirits during quarantine.

Tips for a Happier, Healthier Quarantine

The Acuity family knows how disruption can affect the mind and body. We’re all keeping our heads up while we fight this respiratory illness on the front lines, and we’d like to share with you some helpful tips for maintaining a sense of normalcy during quarantine.

Social Distancing and More

Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Schools and other gathering places such as movie theaters may close, and sports events and religious services may be cancelled.

Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction

The global 2019 Coronavirus pandemic is causing lots of talk all over the world. With instant access to news online, it’s easy for the truth of the virus to be sensationalized and false information to spread. Here is everything you need to know.

Hear From Our Employee Owners

My name is Rick Bain and I have been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for 27 years. I have been employed with Acuity Specialty Hospital for the past 13 years. I am an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy.

Act Like You Own It

In most companies, at one time or another you hear someone say “Act like you own it”.  What they are really saying is that you should make decisions like you are running the company. 

4 Healthy Memorial Day Tips

Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s fallen heroes with family and friends. Whether you’re headed to a parade, a picnic, or a barbecue, it’s important to keep your healthy habits on track. Consider setting yourself up for success!

I’m an Employee Owner – What Does That Mean?

When Acuity Healthcare hired me, the company explained that I was an employee owner.  At that time, I did not fully understand the magnitude of this benefit.  I do not think many of us really understand employee ownership when we are first introduced to it. 

When A Loved One Needs Specialty Care

When a loved one in your life who has a serious medical condition, choosing the appropriate level of care for them can seem overwhelming.  After they are discharged from intensive care units, what at the next steps?

Real Life New Year Resolutions

As 2018 is coming to an end, you will hear more and more talk of New Year’s Resolutions and “New Year, New Me” ideas. There are some mixed reviews from people when it comes to resolutions.

Meet an Acuity Team Member!

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.

Role of the Registered Dietitian in the LTAC

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 having completed a 6-12 month accredited program and passing a national exam.

Back to School Healthy Eating Tips

It’s almost that time of year again! Back to school time is often a busy time for families, but it’s an important time to ensure that your kids are getting the best nutrition to help support their performance during school hours and after-school activities!

Stay Healthy and Enjoy Summer BBQs

Summer! Time for ice cream, summer cocktails, potato salad and hot dogs. It is that time of year when healthy eating can become a challenge. Don’t let the summer parties and BBQs cause you to fall off track of maintaining a healthy diet.

Taking Care of YOU!

How we perceive and respond to an event is a significant factor in how we adjust and cope with it. The stress you feel is not only the result of your caregiving situation but also the result of your perception of it—whether you see the glass as half-full or half-empty.

Acuity Healthcare & Employee Ownership

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.

Shoveling Snow Reminders

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.

#TeamAcuity: The Day I Spent on the Floor

When I was in my early teens, I decided to become a candy striper, a volunteer at a local community hospital, to see if I was cut out to be a nurse. I was considering several different career paths, and I was excited explore a career in nursing.

#TeamAcuity – What Our New Name Means to Us!

Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey recently introduced its new name – Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey. The change is to reflect the company’s brand and mission throughout the region and showcase its commitment to excellence.

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