JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services Receives Award

In recognition of its exceptional support and participation in the clinical education of Creighton University Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Jefferson Community Health & Life Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Services received the 2019 Clinical Site of Excellence Award. The award was presented at Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy Celebration of Professional Excellence held June 25 in Omaha.

 

JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services was one of two Clinical Education Sites of Clinical Excellence to be selected for this honor out of more than 400 sites which have clinical affiliations with Creighton. The other site honored was Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

 

The Clinical Site of Excellence Award is designed to recognize truly exemplary sites with which Creighton has a current clinical affiliation. Criteria for selection include excellence in clinical teaching, ongoing dedication to clinical instruction and practice, and positive student evaluations of clinical learning experiences.

 

Accepting the award on behalf of JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services were Amy Martin, MPT, Director of JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services; Travis Kostal, PT, DPT; Nichole Thorp, PT, DPT; and Callie Enger, PT, DPT.

Summer Series Planned for Kids Cooking Classes

A summer series is planned for a popular Kids Cooking Class offered by Jefferson Community Health & Life and Nebraska Extension-Jefferson County. Children will have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating and the importance of working together to plan and prepare healthy meals during a three-session class.

The program is open to kids who will be entering grades 1-3 in the fall for Wednesday afternoon/supper classes, and for kids who will be entering grades 4-6 in the fall for Thursday morning/lunch classes. For both groups, youth must have the participation and support of an adult partners. During each class, participants will prepare a simple healthy meal together and then enjoy the meal as a group.

The 1st through 3rd grade class will be held on Wednesdays, July 17, 24, and 31 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The 4th through 6th grade class will be held on Thursdays, July 18 & 25, and Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $45 per team for each 3-session class. Pre-registration with payment is required by Monday, July 15. Please note: previous classes have filled quickly, and registration is limited.

Aprons will be available for the children to wear during the class, and available for them to purchase after the class if they choose for an additional $5.

For more information or a registration form, call Lisa Edeal, RDN, LMNT, at 402-729-6846.

Golf Tournament to Benefit Jefferson Community Health & Life

A charity golf tournament to benefit Jefferson Community Health & Life has been set for Friday, Aug. 9, at the Fairbury Country Club.

The three-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. The 18-hole tournament will feature cash prizes along with pin prizes.

The entry fee is $225 per team. The field is limited to a maximum of 32 teams. The entry fee includes rolls and coffee beginning at 7:30 a.m., lunch, gifts for all golfers, mulligans and chances at pin prizes.

Hole sponsorships are also available. Sponsorship is $475 and entitles the sponsor to recognition at the hole sponsored and on the tournament program, and one team entry.

A raffle will also be available for those who choose to donate.

Tournament proceeds are not designated to specific projects, and have been used for a variety of projects at Jefferson Community Health & Life over the years. One large project made possible by unrestricted funds was funding $200,000 (about half the cost) of a new X-ray machine which is safer, faster, more efficient and more comfortable for patients.

Jefferson Community Health & Life, named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health in 2018, operates a 17-bed, acute-care Critical Access Hospital in Fairbury, Neb., offering inpatient and outpatient services, including surgery, therapy, screenings, and emergency services. Jefferson Community Health & Life offers additional health and life services, including Fairbury and Plymouth clinics (primary and family care), Burkley Fitness Center, Gardenside (long-term care), and Home Health services. In addition, Jefferson Community Health & Life supports numerous education programs and support groups.

Entry forms are available by contacting Lana Likens, director of public relations, at 402-729-6855, or email lana.likens@jchealthandlife.org.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Set for July 30

FAIRBURY – The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held on Tuesday, July 30, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. This year’s Safety Day is the 22nd annual event for the local chapter of Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is open to area children who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades in the fall. The registration deadline is July 23. Registration fee is $5 per child or $10 per family, and includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt and a goody bag. After the July 23 deadline, the registration will increase to $7 per child with no family discount.

Safety Day is not just for “farm kids,” organizers said. Safety Day is designed to provide safety information that is agriculturally oriented as well as general safety information.

Through hands-on activities, participants learn to prevent incidents and reduce the extent of injuries if incidents do occur. Safety Day stresses the importance of children taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules, and sharing safety tips with their family and friends. Participants rotate through eight safety sessions and demos. Safety Day will include a lunch-time program and a special closing program featuring a mock accident.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is organized by Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. It is made possible by The Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Area business sponsors are key to making Safety Day successful.

Registration forms are available at Nebraska Extension-Jefferson County, 517 F St., and at Jefferson Community Health & Life, 2200 H St., Fairbury, and should be returned to the Extension office or Jefferson Community Health & Life by July 23 with the registration fee. Registration forms will also be available at the Jefferson County Fair July 11-14.

Anyone who needs more information on Safety Day should call the Nebraska Extension office in Jefferson County at (402) 729-3487, or Coordinator Lana Likens at JCH&L at (402) 729-6855.

Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet June 10

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be a webinar “Of All the Nerve, Autonomic Issues in Parkinson’s,” by Joan Gardner, BSN, RN, clinical supervisor and coordinator, Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, Struthers’ Parkinson’s Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCH&L Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Parkinson’s Support Group generally meets on the second Monday of each month.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity for area residents to share their experiences with Parkinson’s disease. There is no cost for participants.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at (402)-729-6855.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to Meet June 24

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Monday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be “What is Dementia,” a video by Teepa Snow, dementia care and education specialist.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCH&L Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

Health & Life. It is designed for those who are caregivers and family members of those who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity anyone interested to share their experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no cost, and no pre-registration.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at 402-729-6855.