Salina Regional Health Center

Salina Regional Health Center

Founded:
1921
Salina Regional Health Center
Founded:
1921

Mar 2, 10:35 PM

Abby Dickerson recently passed her National Board Registry Exams for Respiratory Therapy. She has earned the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. Abby is a graduate of Hutchinson Community College and works in the Respiratory Therapy department.

Mar 2, 10:35 PM

Bethanie McDowell was promoted to Director of Accreditation and Infection Prevention. In addition to this new position, she will also oversee the Nursing Administration office and Employee Health. Bethanie has been at SRHC for 8 years and has been the Infection Preventionist for the past 6 years. Bethanie recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing Education with a Rural Family Emphasis. She completed her certification in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology in 2016.

Mar 2, 10:35 PM

Katie Allen from 3SE Progressive Care Unit has successfully obtained her Progressive Care Certified Nurse certification (PCCN). Katie obtaining this certification is an outstanding reflection of her dedication to her patients, her team, the SRHC organization and the communities we serve. A PCCN certified nurse has to have at least 2,000 hours of direct bedside care of acutely ill patients to qualify to take the exam. They then must pass a challenging nationally accredited 125 question exam.

Mar 1, 4:53 PM

FREE colon cancer screening kits available in March Statistics say colon cancer is the third-most common cancer found in both men and women, and it is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. But fortunately colon cancer found in its earliest stages is often highly curable. In recognition of national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, 800 free colon cancer screening kits are being made available to anyone age 50 to 75 who have not had a recent colonoscopy. Health officials recommend all men and women have a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colon cancer. Between colonoscopies patients can screen with a fecal blood test. Other tests may also be recommended by your physician. Those with a family history of the disease should consider screening at a younger age. For more information about the FREE colon cancer screening kits contact Linda Hinnenkamp, cancer outreach nurse at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, by calling (785) 452-4848.