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  Dr. Susan Miller  
 
Welcome to Dr. Susan Miller
 
 
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Susan Miller to RMCHCS' Internal Medicine practice at College Clinic. Dr. Miller has been practicing at College Clinic as a temporary provider for the past two months and will join RMCHCS as a permanent provider in July. The Internal Medicine practice is now accepting new patients.


 
 
Disaster Drill
 
 

On June 6, staff members participated in an area-wide disaster drill. RMCHCS stands ready to respond quickly and effectively in the event of any type of disaster.

 
 
Emergency Services 24/7
 
 

RMCHCS Emergency Department is here for you, providing 24-7 emergency care.

"On May 15, 2013 we were spending the night in Gallup on our way to Flagstaff when my husband became very ill. He was treated in your ER and had to spend one night in the hospital. We have nothing but praise for your entire staff - everyone was so kind and so professional and made us feel comfortable and well-cared for. My husband recovered and we completed our trip. We have told everyone about your wonderful, caring staff."

 
 
SunSummer Sun Safety
 
 

With the longer days of summer, make sure you are not getting too much sun. Here are some simple tips for sun protection:

    Use a broad-spectrum (both UVA and UVB) sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher.

  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours.

  • Wear clothing to protect exposed skin.

  • Wear a hat with a wide brim.

  • Wear sunglasses to protect eyes.

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours (10am - 4pm).

  • Drink plenty of water.

For more information.

 
  Hands make a heart  
 
Project Heart Start
 
 

Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 300,000 people annually. You can change this number by learning how to respond in an emergency situation by using hands-only CPR. Learn the simple steps of saving a life on Saturday, June 22 at the Larry B. Mitchell Recreation Center. The hour-long trainings begin at 8am, 9am and 10am. The training is FREE of charge and open to anyone ages 12 and older. This is not a course for CPR certification. For more information call 505.863.7287.

 
   
JUNE 2013
    From the Desk of the CEO
     

Barry Mousa, CEO Thank you for welcoming me to Gallup during my first month at RMCHCS. I have had the privilege of meeting a number of folks in the community and have witnessed first-hand the care and concern about the availability of excellent healthcare in this community. Having lived and worked in rural communities for many years, I share this passion as well. One of our primary goals for RMCHCS is to achieve operational self-sufficiency from patient revenue so other funds, such as Sole Community Provider (SCP) funds, can be used for provider recruitment, capital expenditures and expansion of healthcare services. I am very impressed and encouraged by the dedication and commitment of RMCHCS employees and the good work that is already in place. We have a strong foundation on which to grow our services and become the healthcare hub of our region.

I would like to hear from you. Please be sure to send in your comments and feedback to
healthconnect@rmchcs.org

     
    Update on the Affiliation Process
     

Until recently, RMCHCS has provided an optimistic timeline for the affiliation process. The deadline for the final proposals from the three interested parties has been extended to June 14. The Board-appointed Search committee will continue its review and analysis of the proposals. This may include site visits to gain further knowledge of the entities, their Board and leadership team and how they intend to work with RMCHCS. Choosing an affiliate partner is a very important decision and will have a long-term impact on this community. Thus, the RMCHCS Board of Trustees will take whatever time is needed to ensure the best outcome for RMCHCS, the people we serve and the greater community.

For answers to these FAQs and more, please Click Here.
     
    Target Zero: First Do No Harm
     

Target ZeroSafety is one of RMCHCS' core values and keeping patients safe everyday is our most important goal. Recently every employee (clinical and non-clinical) attended a Target Zero patient safety training to learn about and practice using safety behaviors and error prevention tools. RMCHCS has also implemented daily safety huddles which are held to address patient safety issues and provider concerns quickly and effectively, resulting in significant process improvements in various areas of the organization. We at RMCHCS are committed to providing quality patient care in a safe environment.
     
    June is Men's Health Month
     

Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue...it's a family issue. June is Men's Health Month. This is a time for men to take action for a healthier and productive life. Here are some tips for making health a priority:

1Get good sleep: Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions.

2Quit smoking: Lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and other smoking-related illnesses by quitting smoking.

3Exercise: Adults need at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle strengthening activities two or more days per week.

4Eat Healthy: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Limit calories from sugar, salt, fat and alcohol. Choose healthy snacks.

5Tame Stress: Take care of yourself, find support, connect socially and stay active. Avoid drugs and alcohol.

6Get a Physical: Regular checkups help diagnose issues early or before they can become a problem. Talk to your provider about which preventative screening tests you may need to stay healthy.

For the full article: www.cdc.gov/men/nmhw

   

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