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

  • The Language of Covid January 19, 2022The Language of Covid Our language evolves with the times.  Just a few short years ago, the term “COVID” was not yet invented.  Much like “ginormous” and “frenemy” were officially added to our lexicon in the last ten years, COVID is now on the tips of most tongues in our country, and in the world […]
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  • Happy, Healthy Holidays. December 23, 2021Happy, Healthy Holidays. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” “We’re simply having a wonderful Christmastime.” “I’ll be home for Christmas.” Hopefully, these lyrics from popular holiday songs resonate with you.  I wish this for everyone.  For many, this season of holidays is their most favorite time of year, bringing joy, peace, happiness and […]
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  • Self-Care 101 November 22, 2021Self-Care 101 In the multitude and labyrinth of diagnoses and codes that Medicare acknowledges as legitimate diagnoses to provide funding for, one of the most important, but overlooked ones in my 23 year-career working in long-term care is this:  Z74.1:  Need for assistance for personal care.  In previous years, before the coding numbers and names […]
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  • We’re All In This Together October 25, 2021We’re All In This Together In our lifetimes, most of us have never seen the social and political unrest that is present in our country today. The pandemic has created a whole new world in which we all must learn to navigate, and go forward in. This is not an easy task, because humans like […]
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  • Watch Your Step September 21, 2021Watch Your Step “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact.  And remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”  —Dr. Seuss It’s that time of year again.  Summer is winding down, and there will soon be a chill in the air.  The leaves will turn beautiful, brilliant autumn colors before they […]
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  • Sleep Is Under-Rated August 23, 2021Sleep Is Under-Rated “I’m so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed.”  –anonymous. “Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding you still have two hours of sleep left.”—Charles Schulz, cartoonist. “When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.”—Tom Hodgkinson, British writer. “I was stressed out and […]
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  • 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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