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Goshen Hospital achieves Magnet with Distinction™ recognition

Magnet recognition is one of the highest honors a healthcare organization can receive for providing outstanding nursing care to patients. Goshen Hospital not only received its fifth designation; it also received Magnet with Distinction™ – a new category recently added by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to differentiate hospitals that exceed standards. Goshen Hospital was praised for exceeding standards in nine areas, including lower patient injury rates, higher patient satisfaction and for the high number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees (84 percent).

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Summer Health Lunch Bunch and free backpack meal programs to start

The Summer Health Lunch Bunch program aims to improve the health of the community by providing interactive health education to students and families at targeted summer feeding sites. More than 9,500 students have participated in the program since it began.

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Sprouts Kids Club members learn to make healthy choices

The Goshen Farmers Market offers a free program focused on encouraging kids to make healthy food choices. On Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. during the months of May - October, children can participate in Sprouts Kids Club and receive free tokens to spend on fresh produce from local farmers at the market.

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Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction welcomes nurse practitioner

Mallory Grossman, NP, has joined Goshen Center for Weight Reduction as a nurse practitioner. She coordinates treatment with physicians, surgeons, dietitians and personal trainers for patients who choose surgery or a natural weight loss program. Grossman also provides motivational counseling and monitors patients’ medical status during treatment.

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Don’t just sit. GET FIT! Park Bench Fitness helps families be more active

Goshen Health launched a collaborative project last fall to increase physical activity in local parks. By scanning a QR code located on signs near benches, the Park Bench Fitness program gives community members access to free exercise videos in English and Spanish that give participants an opportunity to get a full body workout using nothing more than a simple park bench.

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Brain Health Challenge to celebrate Screen-Free Week starts May 6

On average, children spend five to seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices. That’s up to 49 hours a week! Too much screen time can raise your child’s risk for developmental delays, learning and attention problems, anxiety, depression and other health issues.

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New family medicine physician in Nappanee

Malinda Lasater, DO, is now welcoming new patients at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine Nappanee. Dr. Lasater is board certified in family medicine and has experience in urgent care, preventive medicine and occupational medicine. She has been practicing medicine at Urgent Care Goshen Physicians since 2018.

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Metastatic Mission delivers care packages to patient with cancer

Metastatic Mission’s run April 20 at Goshen Center for Cancer Care drew about 60 people who showed their support for the runners, many by walking the last mile. After the run, Michael Hartnagel and Nate Spangle delivered 50 care packages for patients with cancer.

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Goshen Physicians expands services with new endocrinologist

Endocrinologist Priyanka Mathias, MD, has joined Goshen Physicians Endocrinology. Dr. Mathias is board certified and fellowship trained in endocrinology. She specializes in caring for patients with diabetes, thyroid disorders and other hormone-related problems.

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Marathon supports community at Goshen Center for Cancer Care

When Michael Hartnagel lost his father Ralph to cancer, he wanted to do something special to honor him. Ralph had said he was able to stay positive by focusing on his faith, family, friends, fun and fitness. Michael adopted these values to found Metastatic Mission, a nonprofit that raises money for cancer research and provides care packages to encourage patients with cancer.

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Goshen Health launches 2024 Community Health Needs Assessment

Goshen Health is conducting a community health needs assessment this spring. Through surveys, focus groups, and conversations involving community members, the current health needs of the community will be identified and response strategies developed. The overarching goal is to create a long-term plan that improves community health and wellness.

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Goshen Health celebrates the contribution of doctors in our lives

In 1933, the wife of a family physician in a small town asked her community to send greeting cards to their physicians to recognize their compassionate and life-saving work. In 1990, President George Bush designated March 30 as National Doctors’ Day, selecting that day because it marked the anniversary of the first use of anesthesia during surgery.

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