March – National Nutrition Month

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on March – National Nutrition Month

MARCH…NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits.  Registered Dietitian Day is also celebrated in March to increase awareness of registered dietitians as providers of food and nutrition services and for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthier lives. Eating healthier does not have to be complicated. It is important to remember that eating healthier is a process, a lifestyle change, a family affair that does not happen overnight. Eating healthier is about gradually making positive changes over time. It involves setting goals, making and sticking to a commitment, and not beating yourself up when you have an occasional slip up. As a matter of fact it’s not about eating perfect all the time. It’s all right to occasionally drink a soda, eat a burger and fries at a fast food restaurant, or eat your favorite candy bar. The key is to limit your intake of unhealthy foods to occasionally, NOT every day. Start with a few healthy eating tips: Eat Breakfast Start each morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and/or vegetables. Skip the honey bun and instead try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla. Fill Your Plate With Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Include different types in your diet such as fresh, frozen and canned. When purchasing canned vegetables; chose “reduced sodium” or “no-salt-added”. Sorry but French fries are NOT a vegetable! Select a variety of dark-green, red and orange vegetables. Watch Portion Sizes Portion control is the key to controlling your intake of calories and managing your weight. Our “super size” society has grown accustomed to large portions and no longer aware of what a “normal” serving size looks like. Get out your measuring cups and see how close your portions match up to the recommended serving size. Drink More Water Quench your thirst by drinking water instead of drinks loaded with sugar. Most individuals are surprised to learn how much sugar is actually in soda. A 64-oz fountain soda contains approximately 744 calories and 192 grams of sugar. That is equivalent to 50 teaspoons of sugar! The next time you are tempted to drink “liquid sugar” choose water instead. Enjoy More Family Mealtime Making eating together as a family a priority in your home. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Turn off the TV, cell phones and all other electronic devices to encourage mealtime conversation. Get your kids involved in meal planning and cooking. Also use this time to teach them about good nutrition. For additional food and nutrition information visit Submitted by Elizabeth Sauls, M.S.,R.D.,L.D. Registered/Licensed...

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Marathon Mammograms in May

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Marathon Mammograms in May

Attention all Somervell County women, Glen Rose Medical Center and the Moncrief Cancer Institute have partnered together for Marathon Mammograms in May. On Wednesday May 18, 2016 we have 26 available spots to fill for women who are uninsured or underinsured to schedule a mammogram through the Moncrief Cancer Institute.  If you know someone that can benefit through this service please share this information with them. If you have any questions about the program please call Lisa Andersen at Glen Rose Medical Center at 254-897-2215 ext. 441 or to schedule your appointment please call the Moncrief Cancer Institute to secure your appointment at...

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Kickstart My Heart

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Kickstart My Heart

  Wow, what a day! The Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun run, 5k & 10k timed race was a huge success, with 245 participants. The Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation was the beneficiary of the race, with the proceeds of this years race we were able to purchase a major piece of equipment for our Outpatient Therapy Department.  To get things started we had a special guest to lead us out on the course.  Aaron McClelen or A Mac  as he is better known; was able to show his family and friends his amazing progress with a little help from his therapy team at GRMC. We are so proud of Aaron and the therapy team at GRMC, we couldn’t think of a better way to start our race. We would also like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, volunteers and everyone who made donations to the race. We couldn’t do it without you.                  ...

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on KICKSTART MY HEART RACE

Are you ready to run? Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab have partnered for the timing of the second annual 1 mile fun run, 5k and 10k timed event. The Kickstart My Heart Run is Saturday February 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.. The race starts at back parking lot of Glen Rose Medical Center, all races start at 8:00a.m., slow runners and walkers to the rear of the crowd.  Medals are 3 deep in each age category top overall female and male finisher award for the 5k and 10k timed event.  The cost to participate is $25, this includes a long sleeve t-shirt and goody bag. All proceeds from the Kickstart My Heart Run will benefit the Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation. To find out more about the Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation please visit the Glen Rose Medical Center website and look under the opportunities to give tab.  We look forward to seeing you February...

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Linda Anderson, LMSW Receives High Praise

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Linda Anderson, LMSW Receives High Praise

Mike Warren SeniorVice President TrustOfficer                        PROSPERITY     BANK®              December 11, 2015 GlenRoseMedicalCenter-CaseManagement Attn:  BKKizziar 1021 HoldenStreet Glen Rose, Texas 76043   Re: Linda Anderson   Dear BK Kizziar, The purpose of this letter is to let you know how much we appreciate the effort, time, and patience your hospital, your department, and especially Linda Anderson has given to our client _____.  We have had the privilege of working with Linda, your social worker, for the last several months. Linda has gone above and beyond her job in helping _______ get qualified for Medicaid, food stamps, and housing.  She is the one who found _____ on the floor, bleeding and called for an ambulance. Bottom line-she saved ______’s life! Linda has held ________’s hand through a very difficult time and the changes to her life. Despite the very difficult attitude _______ has, Linda has always been professional, knowledgeable and especially kind. Linda deserves a medal and we could not have done this without her help and guidance. We appreciate her very much. Cordially yours, MikeWarren Senior Vice President-TrustOfficer /cc:ChipHarrison-BoardPresident Glen Rose Medical Center         MemberFDIC   402CypressStreet•Abilene,Texas79601-5139•325-794-1000•Fax:325-794-1120                       ...

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE, DECEMBER 2, 2015

Glen Rose Medical Center has partnered with Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab and MW Supply to host a drive thru gift drive benefitting the Somervell County Committee on Aging. The gift drive is Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the front of the GRMC from 5-7.  We are asking he community to help us help the senior population this year for Christmas. We have a specific list of items that are great for our seniors.  We will serve hot chocolate and cookies to all that participate with the drive.  We look forward to a festive evening. For more information please call Lisa Andersen 254-897-2215 ext ....

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Busy October

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Busy October

October was a busy month for the staff at Glen Rose Medical Center as we volunteer in the community to serve with several organizations. The first week in October we  were happy to volunteer at one of the aid/rest stops for the cyclists participating in the  Paluxy Pedal. The Paluxy Pedal is sponsored by LDL Educational Resources of Somervell County. The Paluxy Pedal brings several hundred cyclists from all over the state to ride the hills of Somervell County. Glen Rose Medical Center partnered with LDL again for the Drive-Thru Flu Shots giving over 300 vaccinations as well as vaccinating over 100 children at the pediatric flu shot program. GRMC also participates with the United CO-OP to provide a health fair for CO-OP employees/spouses and members of the CO-OP, the CO-OP hosts the health fair at Glen Rose High School serving several hundred members and employees.  We are gearing up, for the remainder of 2015 with a number of exciting things on the...

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Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on GRMC ANNUAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DRILL

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Glen Rose Medical Center organized their annually required emergency preparedness drill. The drill was coordinated by Steven Collins, Engineering and Safety Director for Glen Rose Medical Center in conjunction with various hospital team members. Somervell County EMS and several students from Glen Rose High School were also vital players on the incident, as victims and responders. The drill scenario was a Tornado, over turning a school bus, causing a multiple variety of injuries. Several students, participated with various levels of trauma; amputations, severe lacerations and compound bone injuries. The staff at GRMC was notified by text and email via the ETRACS notification system which is a system that is offered as a service to member hospitals of the :North Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council” or “NCTTRAC”. All employees were required to respond to their director and report to GRMC to the designated Incident Command Center. As patients arrived via ambulance, first responders gave patient information to registration, along with the level of trauma and immediately taken to triage. Physicians and all clinical staff were ready and waiting to begin treatment. All non-clinical staff present and assigned duties to prepare for helicopter transport, as well as, relaying information to Incident Command and offering support to persons looking for the injured family members. This drill was success as many lessons were learned which make the hospital more prepared each time. As always, patient care was the top priority, with rapid response times from all clinical and non-clinical staff.                                      ...

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Glen Rose Medical Center Cracker Drive

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Glen Rose Medical Center Cracker Drive

Glen Rose Medical Center’s Customer Service Team, organized a cracker drive for the Somervell County Food Bank; Papa’s Pantry. Crackers are among the many non-perishable food items that are always in demand at the food bank.  The employee’s of Glen Rose Medial Center, always there to serve the citizens of Somervell...

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Press Release

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, Dr. Albert Turk and his spouse Shelley Turk, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Waco, Texas against the Somervell County Hospital District and CEO, Ray Reynolds. The District learned of the suit from the Somervell County Salon Friday morning, August 7, 2015, and was formally notified by Dr. Turk’s lawyer after 5pm on August 7, 2015. The suit alleges violations of the Turks’ constitutional rights and seeks damages from the Somervell County Hospital District. The Hospital District’s attorneys have advised the District that the suit is without merit and the District and Mr. Ray Reynolds will respond accordingly. The entire staff at Glen Rose Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care for the residents of the Glen Rose area and will continue to do so. Despite the allegations in his lawsuit, Dr. Turk continues to be affiliated with Glen Rose Medical Center and he will continue to be treated respectfully by the District’s hard working staff. Glen Rose Medical Center has received the Gold Seal of Accreditation from The Joint Commission, confirming the work of its dedicated staff to meeting a high standard in the...

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