Parkridge Nurses Create Paintings For New Cardiac Recovery Unit

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Parkridge nurses & leadership created art for the newly remodeled cardiac recovery unit.
Parkridge nurses & leadership created art for the newly remodeled cardiac recovery unit.

 Parkridge Medical Center’s Cardiac Recovery nurses and leadership wanted ‘unique and personal’ art for the hospital’s newly-remodeled 5 East area - so they created 19 unique pieces themselves for the space that will soon house the Cardiac Recovery Unit.

 

Parkridge leaders came up with the idea to have works of art created by hospital staff when browsing décor options at a local art retailer.

“We were trying to find something personal that would speak to the patients, and we talked to the Art Warehouse owner about Gogh Paint n’ Party,” explains Barry Bell, Director of Cardiac Services at Parkridge Medical Center. “We really liked the idea of making the art ourselves, and our staff quickly embraced the idea of creating the artwork for the unit. It was a fun and unique teambuilding exercise that adds a very personal touch to our new Cardiac Recovery area.”

 

The Cardiac Recovery team brought food and beverages to the Brainerd Road location of Gogh Paint ‘N Party on the evening of Jan. 28 and got to work. Each person created a distinctive work of art, with a little guidance from the professionals on staff. “They helped us shape what we wanted to do, but we were responsible for executing our vision,” notes Bell.  “It’s amazing how unique and creative our nurses are - everyone was so proud of their work and had a great time.” 

 

The paintings will be hung in 12 patient rooms and at the nurses’ station on the new unit, which is scheduled to open later this month.


Blood Assurance And Carter Bloodcare Announce Major Software Development Partnership

Tennessee-based  Blood Assurance   and Texas-based  Carter BloodCare are partnering in the development of a sophisticated software system designed to meet the complex needs of modern blood banking. The Blood Bank Information Management System (BBIMS) will ensure the accurate, efficient and compliant management of all aspects of operations, including collection, ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial To Host Survivorship Empowerment Class

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on  Tuesday, April 25, at 5 p.m.   The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers. People often wonder what they can do to get and stay healthy once cancer treatment is complete.  Lifestyle changes, like ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools On 2-Hour Monday Delay Due To Weekend Storms

Due to this weekend’s storms and heavy rain that lead to numerous power outages and road closures, Hamilton County schools will be on a two-hour delay on  Monday . This will allow buses to operate during daylight hours to avoid debris in roadways. School-age childcare will open at the regular time. (click for more)

Angela Faye Parker, 50, Arrested In Stabbing On Glass Street

Angela Faye Parker, 50, was arrested early Sunday morning after stabbing another female. Chattanooga Police responded to 2302 Glass Street at 12:15 a.m. to an assault. The victim and Ms. Parker were both patrons of the Pay-Pay Lounge.   The victim advised that she was physically attacked and maced by Ms. Parker in the restroom. Upon arriving home for the evening, ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Genius Comes This Way

They claim that about 50 years ago there was this special night at the Tivoli Theater. The “Jewel of the South” had been sold out for weeks and about 45 minutes before Louis Armstrong, or whoever, was to appear, incomparable John Robere had pulled out all the stops on “The Mighty Wurlitzer” and the excitement was keen. This tuxedoed dandy – he was even wearing spats – escorted his ... (click for more)