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Recovery Through Recreation and Leisure

February is celebrated as National Therapeutic Recreation Month. The month is a platform to raise awareness on the positive impact of recreation therapy (RT) programs and services. RT plays a pivotal role that focuses on improving overall health and well-being. Recreation Therapists play a valuable role in promoting wellness through leisure for individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional and social limitations as well as illness and disabling conditions. read more
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Technology-Driven Solution for Staff Deployment

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Services had to quickly pivot to meet the sudden surge of patients needing care across Health Services hospitals. This required the nursing leadership team to develop a process to manage the movement of staff to deliver those much-needed services. At first, the process was manual in nature and required an overwhelming amount of time and energy to maintain. Health Services leadership realized this was an opportunity to look for other ways to track and deploy staff. read more
Training on COVID-19 Testing Standardized Procedures and Protocols on Microsoft TEAMS
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Training on COVID-19 Testing Standardized Procedures and Protocols on Microsoft TEAMS

Usually the nursing education team had been able to train around 140 staff on standard procedures in 10 days. But with COVID, our ability as a system to test thousands of patients with a brand new procedure became essential to “flattening the curve” and saving lives. The Ambulatory Care Nursing Professional Development and Education team pivoted big time, and conducted training for 601 employees in 8 days – more than quadrupling their capacity to get this critical information out on short order. Amazing Innovation! read more
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ONE DEGREE Connects Patients to Key Resources

Ever wondered how often those three-ring binders of community resources at the front desk are updated? No need to wonder anymore! Thanks to a partnership with the non-profit that started it, County staff and our patients now have an amazing on-line resource available called 1degree.org. The “Yelp” of community resources is easily searchable, available in Spanish and English and there will soon be trainings available to learn more about it! read more