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April 1, 2020  |  Volume 36, Number 6

Nursing home

Providence public health expert warns public charge rule could worsen pandemic

By LISA EISENHAUER
The fact that the new "public charge" rule has been put in place just as the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the country is bad not only for immigrants affected by the policy but also for the public at large, a population health expert at Providence St. Joseph Health warns.
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Food Insecurity

Trinity Health ministries tackle food insecurity

By LISA EISENHAUER
When St. Peter's Health Partners set up community farmers markets on its campuses last year, the health system also established a means to ensure that some of the fresh produce went to people with limited means.
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Onboarding Programs

Onboarding programs engage, inspire, connect newcomers to mission

By JULIE MINDA
When ministry facilities hire new employees, they are not just bringing them into a job — they are inviting them to take part in mission-based work.
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Cardinal Glennon

Cardinal Glennon helps train bystanders to defuse child/caregiver struggles

By KATHLEEN NELSON
Awkward moments between caregiver and child are an everyday occurrence — at a grocery store, movie theater or in a park — when a caregiver's attempt to silence or discipline a child escalates in intensity.
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Keys To Me

With 'Keys to Me,' Mercy clinicians meet needs of young patients with developmental conditions

By JULIE MINDA
Born a micro-preemie and suffering from gastrointestinal, feeding and other disorders all his life, 5-year-old Sam Tranen is no stranger to hospitals and medical offices.
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This is why we serve in Catholic health care

By Joe Impicciche, President and CEO, Ascension 
"In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world." John 16:33

As the world and our nation come together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic health care is at the point of care and driven by our mission to serve. Let us remember and take solace in the fact that we are empowered by the One who founded this healing ministry, Jesus Himself.
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Ministry organizations promote advance care planning

By INDU SPUGNARDI
On April 16 CHA and the Supportive Care Coalition, along with other health care, legal and religious organizations across the country, will recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day as part of a concerted effort to focus the public's attention on the importance of discussing and documenting advance care decisions.
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Mandorla

Ascension offers formation insights beyond its ministry through Mandorla

By LISA EISENHAUER
Ascension is tapping its formation programming and expertise for a new venture called Mandorla aimed at inspiring "spiritually centered leadership and living" beyond the bounds of the ministry.
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Divine Savior in Wisconsin joins nine-hospital Aspirus

Divine Savior Healthcare of Portage, Wisconsin, has joined Aspirus, a nine-hospital, not-for-profit system based in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Under the arrangement, Aspirus last month acquired the 52-bed hospital called Divine Savior Healthcare along with its skilled nursing and assisted living facility, clinics, home health services, an ambulance service and other sites and services.
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