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Honoring nurses at Mount Nittany Health with the DAISY Award®

Published on May 13, 2019 By Tracy Sloan, RN, progressive care unit, Mount Nittany Medical Center

DAISY™ is an acronym that stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. This non-profit organization was started in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Though Patrick survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma twice, he was unfortunately diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that hospitalized him for eight weeks. During his eight weeks at this hospital, Patrick and his family witnessed what they called “the best of nursing.” They were pleased with the nurses’ clinical skills, fast thinking and overall expertise—all of which were done with kindness and compassion. ...

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Together in the journey: The role of Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center’s patient care coordinator

Published on April 22, 2019 By Sara Marker, LPN, patient care coordinator, Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center

At Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center, my role as the patient care coordinator creates a new service for our patients. It is a unique position that allows me to coordinate personalized care for each patient. Because I often meet with patients at a time when they are worried or have questions, it is my goal to explain the steps needed in caring for their individual breast health needs. It is my honor to spend necessary time with patients in the office or talking on the phone. I want patients to feel comfortable asking questions and hope to ease their minds by arming them with the knowle...

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The importance of vaccinations

Published on April 19, 2019

Immunization is one of the most important ways to protect yourself and others from infection and disease. According to research, vaccines are extremely safe and effective, and at Mount Nittany Health, we recommend having your children vaccinated following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

People who are not immunized are putting themselves at risk, as well as the entire community. Immunizations help protect against vaccine-preventable diseases like hepatitis B, rotavirus, influenza and measles. According to the CDC, vaccines are tested to ensure that they are...

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  • Honoring nurses at Mount Nittany Health with the DAISY Award®
  • Together in the journey: The role of Mount Nittany Health Breast Care Center’s patient care coordinator
  • The importance of vaccinations

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