CONCORD TWP., March 21, 2011 – Lake Health senior leadership recently honored the TriPoint Medical Center Operating Room, The Lake Health Diagnostic Centers, Lake Health Physician Group Chardon Family Practice and the Above and Beyond… And Then Some award recipients.
The TriPoint Medical Center Operating Room and the Lake Health Diagnostic Centers were awarded with the RITSI (Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation) award. The RITSI award is given quarterly to the department who best exemplifies the RITSI values which are part of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Lake Health.
(TriPoint OR) (Lyndhurst Diagnostics)
(Willoughby Hills Diagnostics) (Mentor Diagnostics)
The Hearty Cup was awarded to Lake Health Physician Group Chardon Family Practice. The Hearty Cup is given quarterly to a department with great patient satisfaction scores. Chardon Family Practice's overall score equates to a 99th percentile ranking versus the Press Ganey All-Facility Database of comparison hospitals. Press Ganey, a leading health care measurement consulting group, establishes benchmarks for patient satisfaction with a database of over 950 hospitals across the country.
Lake Health team members Kathy Lautanen, Patient Registration; Paula Hernan, Critical Care; Jodi Hill, West Operating Room; Patricia Lord, Diabetes Care Center; Kristen Guyette, West Radiology; and Maria Flack, West Radiology were recognized as part of the system's Above and Beyond… And Then Some award program. The Above and Beyond program encourages exceptional patient satisfaction whereby patients, volunteers, or fellow team members can nominate team members for witnessing an above and beyond moment. The Above and Beyond… And Then Some awards are given monthly to those who have received more than one Above and Beyond submission.
Yoga is a popular alternative exercise and serves as a compliment to a regular workout routine. More than 16 million Americans practice the ancient art of yoga. Despite the stereotypes that you need to be flexible, yoga is accessible to people at all levels and is a natural choice for improving overall wellness.
Yoga helps strengthen muscles in different parts of the body. Yoga focuses on one element of our physiology: the breath. Yoga cultivates awareness and fullness of the breath both alone and in combination with movement called poses. This attention helps every body system run more efficiently and with more resiliency. Other benefits from yoga include improved breathing and blood pressure, cardiovascular efficiency, balance, memory and depth perception.
Yoga also has benefits for pregnant women, which can include breathing techniques, reducing stress and promoting mental wellness. Yoga teaches you to release tension and constriction in the uterus using breathing, a technique that is very beneficial during labor and delivery.
One of the main reasons that people do yoga is to help reduce stress in their lives. Yoga improves mood, concentration, self acceptance as well as the capacity for a good night's sleep. "The best evidence really shows that yoga is good at reducing stress and helping people cope with the stress they have," said Sharon Minjares, MS, RD, LD, director of the Wellness Institute at Lake Health. "It improves management of stress both psychologically and physiologically.