January 4, 2017
Editor's Note: The following column is an interactive question-and-answer feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to email@example.com. Today's question is being answered by Dustin Carneal, Pharm.D., a clinical pharmacist at Alliance Community Hospital.
Q. My elderly mother lives...
January 4, 2017
From 8 p.m. Thursday until 8 a.m. Friday, the emergency department at Alliance Community Hospital will be undergoing renovations, which will result in some minor inconveniences during that 12-hour period.
Those needing to visit the emergency department will be directed to a nearby temporary entrance. Visitors during the hours of renovation will be asked to use the main entrance to the hospital.
December 31, 2016
Don McAlister, who has served on the Alliance Community Hospital Board of Trustees for 35 years, including 21 years as its president, was recognized recently along with his late wife Rose, with the naming of the hospital's community room adjacent to the Caf (formerly known as Conference Room 1A).
The Don and Rose McAlister Community Room was officially dedicated with family members and hospital officials...
December 7, 2016
"What's On Your Bucket List? Telling Your Life Story" will be presented by Sue Antram, RN, BSN, whose specialty is grief counseling, at this month's Alliance Community Hospital Lecture Luncheon at noon on Friday in Conference Room 1A at the hospital.
Antram has been with Alliance Community Hospital for 26 years and has worked in hospice for the past 23 years.
The Community Lecture Luncheons are open...
December 7, 2016
The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Memory Tree of Lights ceremony Sunday in the ACH Caf. Once again the Auxiliary teamed up with Alliance Hospice to honor and memorialize loved ones at the start of the holiday season.
More than 200 attendees gathered for this special memorial program. Holiday music was provided by Diana Cullen. Guest speakers included Stan Jonas, ACH CEO;...
November 23, 2016
Understanding diabetes holds the key to managing the malady and several often-overlooked techniques were presented at Alliance Community Hospital's Diabetes Management Seminar held Nov. 3 at the hospital.
Three experts in their respective fields provided detailed explanations followed by discussions from the 42 attendees about the importance of immunizations, getting the proper sleep and proper...
November 23, 2016
Paulus Orthodontics sponsors Alliance Community Hospital blood drive
With the season of giving just around the corner, Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) is hoping area residents will once again roll up their sleeves for a good cause.
The monthly American Red Cross blood drive at ACH is set for Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in conference room 1-A of the hospital. Historically blood donations tend...
November 16, 2016
Twin sisters retire from Alliance Community Hospital after 78 years of combined service
Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) colleagues recently celebrated the retirement of twin sisters Lois Willison and Lota Madison, formerly the "Paisley Twins." The sisters graduated from Minerva High School in 1972. Lota began her career at ACH in 1975 and Lois joined shortly after in 1979, giving them a combined...
November 14, 2016
Keeping medications straight can be a daunting task, but patients often don't realize that there is plenty of help available to sort through the confusion.
Even with vast improvements in electronic health records, there is still a possibility that the electronic records and the prescriptions from physicians may not match. As a result, health care facilities like Alliance Community Hospital have...
November 10, 2016
Dr. Ryan Ficco brings trauma experience to Alliance Community Medical Foundation
Dr. Ryan Ficco is not in Kansas anymore. Last month, the Alliance Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AIMM) added Ficco to its staff which already included Drs. David Mungo and Michael Necci. The practice, a part of the Alliance Community Medical Foundation, is a provider of orthopedic care, sports medicine and physical...
October 28, 2016
There are ways to manage diabetes that may come as a surprise and those techniques will be featured at a free public presentation at Alliance Community Hospital in the Cafe Conference Room on Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m.
The Diabetes Community Seminar “Tips, Tricks and Tools for Diabetes Management” will be presented by Becky Glista, BSN, RN, who will speak about adult vaccinations in...
October 19, 2016
Although progress has been made, it is estimated that 40,450 women will die from breast cancer this year, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer, according to Brandy Hahn, BSN, RN, OCN, nurse navigator at Alliance Community Hospital.
Hahn spoke at Alliance Community Hospital's monthly Community Lecture Luncheon Friday, stressing the importance of...
October 13, 2016
More than 150 colleagues of Alliance Community Hospital were recognized for their years of service and special recognition went to several recipients at the hospital's annual recognition ceremony held recently.
Five-year incremental awards were distributed highlighted by four colleagues with 40 or more years of service. Forty-year award winners were Deborah Anweiler in Laboratory and Renee Thomas...
October 12, 2016
Residents of Community Care Center (CCC) at Alliance Community Hospital will once again be hitting the streets. And they will be riding in style in a 2016 Diamond Coach 14-passenger wheelchair-accessible bus.
"After being without transportation for the past several years, it's great to be able to get our residents out and about a little more," said Lori Underwood, activities coordinator at CCC.
October 11, 2016
"Breast Awareness and Self-Exams" will be presented by Alliance Community Hospital's nurse navigator, Brandy Hahn, BSN, RN, OCN, at the ACH Community Lecture Luncheon at noon Friday in the hospital's conference room 1-A adjacent to the Caf.
Hahn, a Minerva native, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone College in 1996 and has worked at Aultman Hospital since 2008.
October 5, 2016
The following column is an interactive question-and-answer feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's question is being answered by Brandy Hahn, BSN, RN, OCN, cancer coordinator at ACH.
Q: "I have recently received a cancer diagnosis and my physician...
September 28, 2016
The monthly Alliance Community Hospital/American Red Cross (ACH/ARC) blood drive will be held Oct. 6 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in conference room 1-A in the hospital.
"We cannot impress enough the never-ending need for blood and blood products in our community," Michele Quinn, ACH coordinator of volunteer services, said. "Donating blood is something that takes little time, costs nothing and yet provides...
September 22, 2016
Eloisa Jahdi, MD, speaks during the Alliance Community Hospital Lecture Luncheon Sept. 9. Her topic was Decreasing the Risk of HPV-Related Cancers. (Review photos/Gayle Blair)
Attendees of the most recent Community Lecture Luncheon held Sept. 9 at Alliance Community Hospital heard a program on "Decreasing the Risk of HPV-Related Cancers" by hospital pathologist Eloisa Jahdi, M.D.
HPV, or human papilloma...
September 22, 2016
Alliance Community Hospital will be host to a comprehensive community health fair complete with free screenings, complimentary healthy snacks, important health information, and helpful giveaways on Sept. 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the hospital's discharge circle at 200 E. State St.
The theme of the health fair is "Fall into Good Health" and is being sponsored by the hospital's Patient Advisory Council...
September 13, 2016
The University of Mount Union and Alliance Community Hospital, in conjunction with the Alliance Fire Department and Alliance Police Department, will conduct a disaster drill between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Area residents shouldn't be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles at the University of Mount Union, near the area of Alliance Community Hospital or beneath the Martin Luther...
September 7, 2016
Editor's Note: The following is an interactive question-and-answer feature appearing the first Wednesday of each month. Readers are encouraged to send health-related questions that will be answered by a local medical professional to email@example.com. Today's question is being answered by Kim Anthony, an Alliance audiologist whose office is in the Professional Office Building of Alliance Community...
September 6, 2016
"Decreasing the Risk of HPV-Related Cancers" will be presented by Alliance Community Hospital pathologist Eloisa Jahdi, M.D., at the ACH Community Lecture Luncheon set for noon Friday in the hospital's conference room 1-A, adjacent to the Caf.
Jahdi, who earned her medical degree from University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines, is certified by a number of boards, including the American Board...
September 1, 2016
Alliance resident Ted Cross is a walking machine.
One of the familiar faces seen around Carnation City Mall, Cross was recently honored for reaching the 5,000-mile mark in the mall's Heart and Sole walking program.
The walking program was started several years ago by the mall and Alliance Community Hospital, offering a place for people to get their steps in and get some health education.
August 30, 2016
The Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K Run//Walk was held Saturday evening at the Alliance Community Hospital campus.
More than 300 runners and walkers took part in the event, which was a great success despite the heat and humidity.
"The event went really well," said Jessica Bloss, the event's coordinator. "There was a good turnout despite it being an extremely hot day."
Bloss said the event goes off...
August 26, 2016
The Alliance Farmers' Market is almost at its halfway point in the 2016 season. Approximately $35,000 has been kept in the Alliance community and has helped the local farmers and small businesses that set up every week at the market.
The Alliance Farmers' Market would not be able to thrive without the help of its sponsors. This season the market is sponsored by three local businesses: Alliance Community...