Jokes to promote healing

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review.

Alliance Community Hospital anesthesiologist Dr. Carl Foster uses jokes to promote healing (click to read the full story)

 By: John G. Whitacre Published: September 5, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Anesthesiologist, Alliance Community Hospital

Review Photo/Kevin Graff
Alliance Community Hospital anesthesiologist Dr. Carl Foster is known at the hospital and in the community for his scores of jokes, which he delivers while administering anesthetics. He is wearing one of the many surgical caps his wife made for him.

ACH Auxiliary award scholarship to three area grads

ACH Auxiliary Scholarship Awarded

Review Photo/Gayle Agnew

 

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review.

By: Shannon Harsh – The Alliance Review – Published: June 12, 2013

ACH Auxiliary awards scholarship to three area grads

What is Planetree?!

Alliance Community Hospital is proud to be a Planetree hospital. But do YOU know what Planetree means?! Check out our “Planetree” tree in the café and learn more by visiting our webpage! http://www.achosp.org/home/planetree

Planetree

Aromatherapy makes ‘scents’ at Alliance Community Hospital

Aromatherapy at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH)

Review Photo/Kevin Graff

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review

Aromatherapy makes ‘scents’ at Alliance Community Hospital

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 27, 2013 3:00AM

I AM PLANETREE: Marianne

Marianne SevcikMeet ACH Obstetrics Director Marianne Sevcik. Marianne began her career as an RN at a psychiatric hospital in Knoxville, TN in 1987. Marianne’s first experience in an OB department came with a move to Rochester Minnesota in 1990. After relocating to Ohio in 2000 she began her career at ACH in the OB department.

“I hadn’t always dreamed of becoming an Obstetrics nurse. Sometimes in life you are just in the right place at the right time. This is how I feel about OB, when I started in the department I just discovered a part of who I am. I related to the patients, especially as the mother of four children of my own. I have grown to absolutely love OB; I love the bond that OB nurses get to share with young women and their families at such a special time in their lives. Obstetrics nurses have the wonderful job of making everyday a birthday party, but they also have to be there for families during some of life’s most difficult moments. It’s during these times when compassionate care is most needed. Once you have had the privilege of sharing these intimate moments with the patients it truly changes who you are in a profound way.

Our Planetree philosophy at ACH enables us to provide care for the whole patient; our staff is trained to do more than just care for the physical needs of the patient. We are here to treat every patient as family with a deeper level of kindness and compassion. Caring for people is part of who you become.

There is no way to distance yourself from the joy or pain that the patient is experiencing, nor do you want to. Being Planetree goes beyond just having a skill set as a nurse, it reaches in and changes who you are and allows you to give back from your heart, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”