Saturday , September 23 2023

Today’s Good News

Area Hospital Named Among Best Hospital in The Country.

Sandusky’s Firelands Regional Medical Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for heart attack. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.
In a related Good News story, the hospital is thanking Mad River Harley-Davidson for organizing the Teddy Bear Run last weekend. There were 136 participants and $640 was raised for pediatric care. (Firelands Health)

Teacher, School Staff Save Student After Cardiac Event In Class

On September 7th, while teaching in her social studies class at Batesville High School in Batesville, Arkansas, teacher Constance Johnson heard a loud noise. She initially thought a student had dropped a book, but turned around to see a student lying motionless on the floor, turning blue from lack of oxygen. Johnson immediately instructed students to call 911 and get a nurse and an administrator. Within two minutes, the school nurse, Brandi Fleetwood, was connecting an automated external defibrillator and then assistant principal Kevin Bledsoe helped by performing chest compressions. A minute later, the student started to regain consciousness. An ambulance arrived a couple of minutes afterwards and transported the student to a nearby hospital, where doctors confirmed that he’d suffered a cardiac event. Batesville High principal Stacey Lindsey later reported that the student was doing better. She also praised her staff for using their training and preventing a tragic outcome. Source: FOX 8 LIVE

Chick-fil-A Worker Saves Choking Little Girl In Drive-Thru

An Atlanta area mom is crediting a Chick-fil-A worker for saving her daughter’s life. Liliana Leahy was making a quick stop at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Newnan, Georgia, when her daughter Theia began choking on something. The mom panicked and started screaming, drawing the attention of Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee Mia, who rushed to help. As Liliana froze with fear, Mia performed the Heimlich maneuver on Theia, dislodging the coin the little girl had been choking on. All the relieved mother could manage to do in that moment was hug her daughter and be grateful that Mia had been there to save her. After the incident, Mia treated Theia to an ice cream. Liliana felt like she didn’t get a chance to properly thank Mia, so she took to social media to connect with the worker. “I can’t thank Mia enough for saving Theia,” she writes in the post, “She was at the right place today and didn’t hesitate for even a second.” The two later connected over the phone so she could thank Mia again for her heroic act. Source: WTSP

Teen Beats Cancer, Donates Her Make-A-Wish To Kids Fighting Cancer

When Gauri Jayganesh was 10-years-old and battling cancer, she was granted a wish by Make-A-Wish America, but for some reason never used it. Now 18 and cancer free, Jayganesh is heading off to college and has decided to give her unclaimed wish to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, California, where she received treatment as a child. The generous gift will be used by the hospital to get new iPads for scheduling and learning, therapeutic books, and other health-related tools for kids in treatment. The teen says that the items will help the young patients to understand what they’re going through. “We have a couple of books that teach them about what the cancer is,” she adds, “or different scans that they might have to go through and chemotherapy itself.” With her donation, Jayganesh hopes to take the mystery out of the cancer treatment process. She wants to make the journey less intimidating for these young patients and help them in their recovery. Source: NBC BAY AREA


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