Holzer Starts COVID-19 Vaccines for Local Healthcare Workers
Holzer Health System received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to be given to frontline healthcare workers. The vaccines will be offered to all Holzer frontline and support personnel throughout all our 7 geographic areas in the mid-Ohio Valley as part of the national vaccine distribution plan.
Winter Month Fitness Tips
Exercising outdoors in colder temperatures is safe. A few adjustments will need to be made before you begin moving in colder temperatures. It is recommended to wear warm layered clothing and remove layers if needed. Individuals with respiratory or heart conditions should consider wearing a mask if exercising outdoors.
How to Approach Holiday Grief
For many, the holidays are a time for celebration. However, grief is more common around the holidays. Family activities, holiday parties, and traditions that were once happy occasions are now painful reminders of loss. It’s important to note that it is okay if holiday traditions change. “Try something out of the ordinary this holiday season if you or someone you know is grieving,” Shelly Ranegar, LSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Holzer Hospice, said. “You can alter old traditions to fit better with this new phase of your life.”
December Pediatric Sponsors Recognized
The Earl Neff Pediatric Fund at Holzer Health System continues to be supported enthusiastically by area businesses and organizations. The Pediatric Fund, in existence for over 45 years, has supplied needed toys, equipment and entertainment to the thousands of pediatric patients who have received care from Holzer's Pediatric Units. Haffelt’s Mill Outlet, represented by Marlin and Nancy Rose, and Noe-Saunders Attorney at Law, represented by Brynn Saunders Noe, are the December sponsors.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Holzer Health System is designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Holzer began its Low-Dose CT Scan Program on September 1, 2015 and to date has completed over 2,065 studies. By obtaining and utilizing the Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation grant funds, Holzer is able to offer a limited number of screenings for individuals who qualify.
Tips for Thanksgiving Provided by Holzer Dietitian
Holzer Health System Clinical Dietitian, Lorie Siders, MS, RD, LD, offers tips to help you plan for a smaller Thanksgiving.
Holzer Wound Care in Gallipolis Recognizes First Anniversary
Holzer Wound Care Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses, all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. Staff specialize in treating non-healing wounds through several different treatment options.
Holzer Home Care/Hospice Care Month Recognized
During November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation.
How to Alleviate Hip Back and Joint Pain – Tips from Holzer Wellness Center
Monitoring diet and exercise help individuals of all ages enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Adults ages 55 and up do tend to begin experiencing hip, back and joint pain when engaging in physical activity, especially as the temperatures begin cool. There are several ways that people of all ages can alleviate pain in the hip, back and joint areas.
Drug Take Back Drive-Thru Events Held in Gallipolis and Pomeroy
Gallia County Sheriff's Office, Gallia County Citizens for Prevention and Recovery (CPR), Meigs County Sheriff’s Department, Meigs County Prevention Coalition, and Holzer Health System were proud to offer a recent Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26 at the Holzer Gallipolis Campus. October 26 was recognized by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as National Drug Take Back Day, which is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired drugs. In Gallia and in Meigs, there were 32 and over 60 pounds, respectively, of unused/expired prescription and over-the-counter medications collected, giving a grand total of over approximately 92 pounds collected.