Stevens County Hospital Health Journal

At Stevens County Hospital, we are committed to keeping the community that supports us informed about Health Care issues and News Items that affect our hospital.

The Stevens County Hospital Health Journal is where we can do this. Feel free to browse the list of articles below.

We appreciate your interest in our organization.

Article List

  • Becoming The Patient July 20, 2021Becoming The Patient I thought if I ignored it long enough, it would go away. It didn’t. One week after walking out the doors of the small hospital I’d served for seven years as a speech therapist, I walked back through them as a patient. I knew the radiology staff there from performing several hundred […]
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  • Reflections On COVID-19 June 18, 2021Reflections On COVID-19 Very few people alive today could likely remember the last pandemic, because The Spanish Flu began in 1918, and ended in 1920, which was over 100 years ago.  Yet, it bore many resemblances to this pandemic.  There were mask mandates, social distancing (even if they didn’t call it that) recommendations, schools and […]
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  • Mindless Vs. Mindful May 28, 2021Mindless Vs. Mindful It’s one of those buzzwords we’ve all been hearing lately:  mindful.  Perhaps you are a little tired of it; buzzwords can indeed become tiring. Perhaps, however, we should give it a second chance, and think of it a little differently.  Most of us have used the term mindless for years; we all […]
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  • Sensory Feasts April 20, 2021Sensory Feasts “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.”    Vladimir Nabokov “Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.”   Joseph B. Wirthlin This […]
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  • Healthy Body, Healthy Brain March 19, 2021Healthy Body, Healthy Brain Most of us love a buy-one-get-one-free deal, but even if you are not a bargain shopper, stick with me, because this bonus is good for every body—and brain. Through the miracles of modern medicine, organ transplants have saved countless lives.  While it is a complex and dangerous operation, followed by a […]
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  • Water Water Everywhere…and Plenty to Drink February 18, 2021Water Water Everywhere…and plenty to drink. “A man of wisdom delights in water.”    –Confucius “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”  –W.H. Auden “When the well is dry, we’ll know the worth of water.”  —Benjamin Franklin “If everyone drank enough water, I’d be out of a job.”  —an anonymous pharmacist As I write […]
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  • It’s So Good To Hear Your Voice January 19, 2021It’s So Good To Hear Your Voice We use it every day, and, like so many of the wondrous abilities of the human body, we take it for granted.  We simply speak, and our voice delivers our message.  It’s that easy, and that complex. Have you ever had an episode of laryngitis?  Or, perhaps you […]
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  • Healthy Holiday Habits 101 December 21, 2020Healthy Holiday Habits 101 It’s that time of year again.  The holidays are upon us, and while there is a new semblance of normal in most people’s lives, most of us are doing what we can to carry on with holiday preparations, as we should—safely, that is.  We all know the drill by now:  social […]
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  • The Power of Habit November 17, 2020The Power of Habit It’s 11:07 a.m., and I just finished drinking my morning coffee.  I had my first cup at 6:30, and I’ve been sipping all morning, just like I always do.  The first cup was fresh and robust, and as the morning continued, it became stronger and a bit bitter.  By 10:00, it […]
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  • Through The Mask October 20, 2020Through The Mask “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” –George Bernard Shaw Under the best of circumstances, communication is an art form.  Misunderstandings, breakdowns, and unintended messages are common threats to an effective verbal exchange between two people.  Most people are able to identify the problem and […]
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