Elkhart General nurse reflects on starting her career during pandemic

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Story by Langston Johnson, Intern, Beacon Corporate Communications The intercom rang inside the Memorial Hospital Critical Care Unit and Taylor Freedline watched everyone around her pause. The Bethel University graduate, who was working on clinicals to finish nursing school in March, listened to the announcement they anticipated hearing sooner or…

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ICU doctor humbled by his COVID patients’ hope to “simply stay alive”

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Dr. Luke White shares his perspective of working on the front line of the pandemic. As a Beacon Medical Group critical care and pulmonary specialist, Dr. White has cared for some of our sickest COVID patients in the Memorial and Elkhart General Intensive Care Units.   Dr. Luke White of…

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Against all odds: One woman’s fight against COVID-19

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Tami Slaven watched her wife walk slowly into the isolation room as she lay in her hospital bed, struggling to breathe. The loud, engine-like noise from the negative pressure exhaust fan masked the noise of her gasps for air. She felt excruciating pain with every breath. Her partner of seven…

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Love in the time of Coronavirus

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“The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it many challenges, fear and uncertainty. But, alongside the challenges, fear and uncertainty, it has also brought love. I see love in the Beacon associates who selflessly volunteered to work on the COVID units, from nurses, to therapists, physicians, aides, respiratory therapists, environmental services,…

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Dr. Michelle Bache, Elkhart General Vice President of Medical Affairs: Weekly COVID-19 update for Elkhart County

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Dr. Michelle Bache, Elkhart General’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, provides a weekly update on the number of COVID-19 cases in Elkhart County, discusses hospitalizations and offers reminders to help members of the community stay safe.

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Dr. John Haskin, Psychiatrist, Beacon Medical Group Behavioral Health, South Bend: Dangers of drinking more while anxious, depressed

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People cope with anxiety, depression and uncertainty in different ways. One all too common coping mechanism is alcohol. Dr. John Haskin, Psychiatrist with Beacon Medical Group Behavioral Health, offers his thoughts and concerns about people consuming too much alcohol while they are staying home more than usual during the pandemic or are unemployed. Dr. Haskin discusses the affect alcohol has on the immune system and describes healthier ways to cope with anxiety and depression.

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Music Therapy Community Project – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

https://youtu.be/bvwjICHOoRMA video by the community, for the community. Coordinated by Beacon Music Therapist, Cambrae Fox.Thank you so much to the members of our community who submitted videos to this project. This video was arranged with all the videos submitted. This is a message from and for the Community.The time we…

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How we lead now is how people will remember us

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As I sit here on this early Saturday morning with nobody else awake in my household, I’m reflecting on the situation we’re all going through in our world and in our organization. A few thoughts come to mind. First, if you’ve formally studied the theories of leadership, it’s highly likely…

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Dr. Justin Grannell: Beacon telehealth marks a milestone

Beacon Health System recently marked a milestone of 10,000 telehealth visits since the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Justin Grannell, Beacon Medical Group family physician, was among the nearly 300 doctors who helped to rapidly expand care to patients on the platform when in-office visits temporarily halted. The willingness of these doctors, along with hotline and office staff, schedulers and medical assistants, to quickly train and embrace telehealth, made a huge difference in the community.

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We know that providing and receiving care is a little bit different today. We’ve made changes to make it safer for you. For over 100 years, Beacon has had a role in your health and the health of the community. Our commitment is stronger than ever. You need to take care of you. Let us know how we can help.

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