Earlier this month, it was difficult not to notice activities surrounding International Infection Prevention Week at Brooks Hospital. The talented team of Lisa Maslak (R) and Theresa Schrantz (L) commandeered a hospital-wide commitment to preventing the spread of infection by asking staff to sign a Hand Hygiene Pledge to help keep patients, visitors, and Brooks staff free from the spread of infection. The department also hosted its annual Family Flu Clinic to ensure hospital staff and their families have an opportunity to remain up to date on yearly flu vaccinations.
Brooks’ diligent infection control team is responsible for the prevention, investigation, monitoring and reporting of the spread of diseases in our hospital and ensure that sources of infections are isolated to limit the spread of infectious organisms. Working as a unit, they conduct educational and training activities on infection control protocols and policies, and ensure all hospital staff and volunteers are up to date on health assessments and vaccinations. Both Lisa and Theresa hold the CIC® credential, which demonstrates their mastery of knowledge in infection prevention and control.
care. Brooks’ healthcare supply chain is uniquely positioned to connect various stakeholders across the continuum of care—no other group interacts with every major stakeholder internally and externally. It is this unique role that allows our supply chain team to identify connections that deliver value and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve the quality of care for our patients. When you see them this week, please be sure to acknowledge a job well done!
The issue of concussion is an important topic on and off the field. To help reduce the rate of concussion and other athletic injuries in our community, Brooks Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine and Lakeshore Orthopedic Group will host an Athletic Injury Prevention Workshop for high school and middle school student athletes, coaches, parent volunteers, and school district athletic staff.
This FREE community event, sponsored in-part by the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th from 8:30am – 12:00pm at Dunkirk High School, 320 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, 14048.
Interested participants may register online or forms may be downloaded at www.brookshospital.org/community-health/upcoming-eventsclasses. All students must be accompanied by a parent, coach or other responsible adult and a signed parental consent must accompany registration materials for minors. Athletes will participate in drills and should wear appropriate workout attire and footwear. A healthy breakfast will be provided to help start the day off right.
For more information, contact Cleon Clayton at 363-3029. Completed forms may be returned by mail, fax or email by Wednesday, October 25th to:
Sports Medicine Department
529 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Don't delay! Register today!
Thank you and we look forward to helping our community stay healthy on and off the field.
Before sunrise last Saturday, close to 200 participants came out for the 33rd ANNUAL DUNKIRK/FREDONIA ROTARY BLOOD SCREENING & Community Health Fair. Among the generous supporters of the Kaleida Health and Tim Hortons-sponsored event were Fredonia native, Jenn Suhr, 2012 Olympic women's pole vault gold-medalist, and her husband/coach Rick Suhr.
Proceeds from this annual event are used to provide Rotary-sponsored health programs such as FREE child immunization clinics, the youth exchange program, and supports other beautification and construction projects in our community.
A huge shout-out goes to these community agencies and health-related businesses for helping to educate and inform our community: Forestville Chiropractic; Chautauqua County Cancer Services; Hillside Family of Agencies; Healthy Community Alliance; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY; Willcare; Heritage Ministries and United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.
This yea'r grand prize winner, Gene Sarek of Van Buren Bay, will enjoy health benefits of a Fitbit Charge 2.
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Our community relations team is committed to keeping you informed about all the great news at our hospital and welcome you to join us at educational, awareness, and fundraising events in our community. For more information or for media inquiries, please contact us below or call (716) 363-3313.