Supporting the front lines during the pandemic

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“In my career, I’ve always been clear on things that I don’t ever want to be good at. Helping to lead and support an organization through a global pandemic would be one of those things. It is a competency I hope we never have to develop further beyond our current…

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Kreg Gruber: Recognizing hidden blessings during a troubled time

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“My perspective is all about the hidden blessings that are occurring while we are also going through a troubled time. For example, TIME has become a gift. Our young adult kids were “all over the place.” One in Rhode Island, one in Michigan, and one at Purdue. They have all…

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Memorial nurse describes working on the front line during the pandemic

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Asa Wood, RN, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, describes the anxiety, uncertainty and sleepless nights surrounding the first days of working on the front line during the pandemic. Asa is one of many Beacon nurses who volunteered to care for COVID-19 patients. “When I first started nursing school, I never imagined…

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Becky Wachs, Child Life Specialist, Beacon Children’s Hospital: helping kids who are afraid of masks

Becky Wachs, Certified Child Life Specialist at Beacon Children’s Hospital, offers advice — as well as hands-on demonstrations — for parents of children who are afraid of people wearing masks. With her daughters, Isla, 9, and Penny, 7, Becky shows parents how they can normalize mask wearing with a facial…

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BMG nurse postpones May wedding because of COVID-19

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Misty Harding, RN, Clinical Supervisor at Beacon Medical Group’s Schwartz-Wiekamp office in Mishawaka, shares how her family’s life has changed due to COVID-19.  “My daughter is a senior at Mishawaka High School. She is also a tennis player for MHS. Due to the coronavirus, her senior year was cut short like all of…

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Elkhart General LPN looks after high-risk extended family during pandemic

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“I’m an LPN with 26 years’ experience. I have worked 24 of those years at Elkhart General Hospital. I started my time at EGH on the skilled nursing unit, before transferring to the Post-Surgical Care unit, which is now Medical-Surgical. After 20 years, I transitioned to my current position of…

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Kimberlie Warren Changing Your Mindset (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coy0z4yL5AU “The way we think about things leads to the way we feel about things.” Adapting your mindset can make a difference every day, but especially in the middle of uncertainty. A lack of calmness can impact both our body and mind. Beacon's Certified Professional Coach Kimberlie Warren says reframing…

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Elkhart Lights Procession

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ4uTH5TnCA First responders from around Elkhart County conducted a Lights & Sirens procession around Elkhart General Hospital to honor our team members last Thursday. More than 60 vehicles carrying off-duty police, fire and EMS teams, along with Emergency Management and other Elkhart County departments, thanked our healthcare heroes by circling…

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Letter to the Community from Beacon Health System CEO Kreg Gruber

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You’re making a difference I’ve often said we tend to take our health and healthcare for granted. You, as a community, have shown otherwise. Our associates - your community’s healthcare professionals - are so thankful for the support and love you have shown. Because of you, we are even more…

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Beacon receives donations from more than 60 local organizations

More than 60 local organizations have donated masks, gowns, gloves and other equipment to help keep our frontline staff safe. We can’t thank them enough! Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your commitment to helping meet the needs of our team and community. #BeOnTheirTeam · 7-11 · AM General · Basney…

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