Arizona was importing blood products from other parts of the Nation, but as the rest of the United States is facing similar challenges, Arizona must be self-sufficient. Around 4.5 million people would die every year if blood wasn’t available for life-saving transfusions. One unit of blood is approximately 2 cups, which is about one pint. Just one pint is enough to save as many as three lives. The need will only become greater as people live longer and more advanced medical treatments that require blood transfusions are developed. Currently there is no substitute for blood. We hope that you will take an hour or so of your time, to help those less fortunate, needing a lifesaving blood transfusion. Blood from blood drive such as this is the only blood hospitals will use for transfusion.
Once again, the Little Colorado River Branch of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Association is sponsoring a blood drive at WIHCC. This time, it will be inside our very own MOB Conference Room. Here are the details…
What: Blood Drive at WIHCC
When: Tuesday, April 16th, 10am to 3pm.
Where: MOB Conference Room at WIHCC.
Please consider making an appointment and it’s always best to complete the “Fast Trak” questionnaire on the day of donation. Doing both of these things is a good idea for anyone who wants to donate, regardless. It secures your time slot for donating (i.e. less waiting!) and makes the whole process much quicker since you’ll have already answered all of the questions.
Sign up online at www.bloodhero.com. Simply go to the website and search for a blood drive using the sponsor code of “WIHCC”. Or, if you prefer, I’m happy to sign you up. Just email me at email@example.com and let me know approximately what time works for you. If you have any questions, please email me or contact me by phone at (928) 289-6197.
An added bonus incentive for donating on April 16th…
One donor from this blood drive will be chosen at random and given a pair of round trip tickets on the Grand Canyon Railway (worth $158). Given we’re a relatively small group, your chances of winning are pretty good.
Sign up at www.bloodhero.com using sponsor code “WIHCC” or call / email me and I’ll do it for you.
Division of Nursing Award Winners
Congratulation to Liz Blackgoat for the Nomination of The DAISY Award
It is never easy to find a nurse who fits all the criteria for the Daisy Award. However it was great to discover that we have an extraordinary nurse among us. Through her hard work and dedication, this nurse cannot be overlooked.
This Daisy Award citations for this extraordinary nurse - Liz Blackgoat, RN. Besides being a skillful nurse, (when WIHCC was young) Liz is the Women's Health coordinator. She works hard to make sure her patients are scheduled and seen in a timely manner. Knowing how a cancer diagnosis can devastate a patient and her family, Liz is always supportive to her patients, reassuring them and comforting them. Her compassionate style of caring gives all of us a feeling that someone cares.
Liz is always ready to educate her patients and their families as well as her coworkers. There was a time, on short notice, Liz was asked to make brochures demonstrating the services her clinic offers to meet the needs of American Indian Women and without hesitation she designed and produced the brochures that were needed. She uses her resources to help to provide pertinent information an education on cancer screening and treatment to all of our clinical nurses.
Liz has excellent interpersonal skills, She is always calm, polite and works well wiht all departments here at WIHCC. It is obvious that she is committed to her patients by the programs she has set in motion, all in her commitment for better quality of care to our patients and to WIHCC.
Kay Bassani, RN
Yá’át’ééh The Health & Wellness Newsletter of Winslow Indian Health Care Center publishes quarterly. Paper copies are available at WIHCC facilities at Winslow Indian Care Center, Leupp clinic and Dilkon clinic.
Winter 2019 issue is available
HIGHLIGHTS: Welcome Board Member Rodger Paul, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, New Year Half Marathon & 5K Run, OEH Child Passenger Safety.
Cover Story: February is American Heart Month