Hutcheson Participates In National Healthcare Environmental Services Week

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hutcheson Medical Center is participating in National Healthcare Environmental Services Week by recognizing the efforts of the environmental services professionals responsible for keeping the hospital clean.  The week-long event will include employee celebrations such as appreciation breakfasts and lunches.  

“Celebrating National Healthcare Environmental Services Week at Hutcheson is important because it allows us to recognize our employees who maintain the cleanliness of the hospital and work hard at infection prevention efforts,” said Kay Honea, Director of Environmental Services at Hutcheson.

  

 “Most of our environmental services employees have been with the hospital a long time and take tremendous pride in how they serve the patients at the hospital.  One of the things we specialize in here at Hutcheson is compassion,” said Ms. Honea, who has been employed by the hospital for twenty years.

According to Kathy Wilson, an eight year environmental services employee, taking care of patients by ensuring they have a clean place in which to get better is what she loves to do.  “I was given some good advice when I first started, and that is to clean every patient’s room as if one of my family members were going to be there.  And I do.”

“Our Environmental Services team is the best and their pride shows in the work they do at Hutcheson.  In that regard, we all share that bond here,” stated Scott Radeker, Vice President of Operations at Hutcheson.


Latest Census Bureau Population Estimates Indicate Aging Across Tennessee

According to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, Tennessee's 2015 median age is 38.6 years, slightly older than the U.S. median age, which rose from 37.7 in 2014 to 37.8 in 2015.  The data release includes national, state and county population estimates for 2015 by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.  A partner to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Congress Needs To Pass 21st Century Cures Now

Senate health chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday said the miraculous eyesight recovery of Tennessean Doug Oliver underscores the need for passage of 21st Century Cures to “unleash medical innovation and give more Americans access to life-changing treatments and life-saving cures, like Doug did.”  Senator Alexander made his remarks at a Bipartisan Policy Center event alongside ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)