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The CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin Volunteer Auxiliary is assisting in-patient rehabilitation patients and nurses by donating a Wheel Chair Scale.  The scale – a $2,000 investment – measures a patient’s weight while he or she remains sitting in a wheel chair.  Patients undergoing in-patient rehabilitation usually have unstable balance and gait which makes it difficult for nurses to record a correct weight.  An accurate measurement, thanks to the Wheel Chair Scale, provides nurses with additional information for early detection and nutrition management, avoiding unnecessary increases in a patient’s length of stay in the hospital.

Wheel Chair Scale Donation

 

Don Newland, Volunteer Auxiliary President; Jean Mizell, Volunteer; Mary Alexander, CNA; Cheng-Hsiang, SFASN; Terri Cornell, RN; Janet Knox, RN, Director of the Med-Surge and Rehabilitation Units; and Jane Newland, RN, are pictured with the new wheel chair scale.

About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial

Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.

With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.  Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research.  Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.  

About Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit — a nearly 20% increase over the previous year — for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.com.

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