Last year, as part of the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” celebration, the American Nurses Association expanded National Nurses Week, traditionally celebrated from May 6 to May 12 each year, to a month-long celebration in May, giving us more opportunities to celebrate nursing.
The ANA has extended the Year of the Nurse and Midwife into …Read More
The employee foundation at 1st Summit Bank held a t-shirt sale and dress down days during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness and the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. Their $1,000 donation helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who are unable to pay for …Read More
Members of the Girls Night Out Altoona, Inc. (GNOAI) committee delivered a donation of $14,000 to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center (JMBCC) in support of patient care services. Typically, each year the committee hosts an annual fundraising dinner that brings together breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and supporters. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 …Read More
In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which then evolved into Autism Awareness Month (AAM).
This March, the Autism …Read More
During April, Occupational Therapy Month recognizes all the benefits this specialized healthcare provides.
When injury strikes or long term wear of joints and muscles require rehabilitation, an occupational therapist provides the necessary exercises to get us back into our daily routines. Simply getting out of bed may be a challenge or moving from one position to …Read More
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to educate the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. This year’s theme, “A Breath Away From Better Health,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath …Read More
During November the hospice, palliative care, and home health community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers, chaplains, and support staff who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation.
This …Read More