It's a Girl!

Kehlani Pamalina

 

Delivered by: Dr. Guida and Tawny,RN

Parents

Jacqueline and Benjamin

Date and Time

Aug 30, 2017 1:30 PM

Weight and Length

7 pounds,5 ounces 19.5 inches

Basics of Canning: Preserving Your Food Safely

Community Outreach Event
Date
Sep 5, 2017
Time
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Pullman Regional Hospital Wellness for Life is offering a lunch time lecture on the Basics of Canning:  Preserving Your Food Safely on Tuesday, September 5 at 12 noon in Conference Rooms C&D.

With winter around the corner, you can learn the basics of canning so you can preserve your healthy foods safely. There will be a short presentation and a flavorful tasting panel to motivate you to start canning at home.

There is no registration required and it is free and open to the public. 

New Family Medicine Physician Joins Pullman Regional Hospital Medical Staff

Sep 1, 2017

Kassie Tricola, M.D., practicing Family Medicine and Obstetrics, is joining the medical staff at Pullman Regional Hospital. She starts seeing patients at Palouse Medical on September 6.

 

Dr. Tricola is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Othello, Washington and received her undergraduate education at Washington State University, during which she volunteered at Pullman Memorial Hospital. She attended the University of Washington Medical School and was chief resident at Tacoma General Hospital.  Additionally, she worked with Dr. Stephanie Fosback in 2013 on a medical rotation while in medical school.  

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It's a Girl!

Piper Grace

 

Delivered by: Dr. Guida and Kailub,RN

Parents

Maja and Will

Date and Time

Aug 28, 2017 5:12 PM

Weight and Length

7 pounds, 7 ounces 19 3/4 inches

Wellness for Life presents Basics of Canning at Pullman Regional Hospital

Aug 30, 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital Wellness for Life is offering a lunch time lecture on the Basics of Canning:  Preserving Your Food Safely on Tuesday, September 5 at 12 noon in Conference Rooms C&D.

With winter around the corner, you can learn the basics of canning so you can preserve your healthy foods safely. There will be a short presentation and a flavorful tasting panel to motivate you to start canning at home.

There is no registration required and it is free and open to the public. 

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Women’s Leadership Guild Social & Grant Applicant Agency Presentations

How to Help Event
Date
Sep 19, 2017
Time
6:30PM - 8:30PM

Women’s Leadership Guild Social & Grant Applicant Agency Presentations

Tuesday, September 19th • 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Banyans on the Ridge • 1260 Palouse Ridge Dr., Pullman WA

Special Presentations by:

  • Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
  • Circles of Caring Adult Day Health
  • Community Action Center
  • Families Together for People with Disabilities
  • Family Promise of the Palouse
  • Friends of Hospice
  • iBELIEVE of the Palouse
  • Jefferson Weekend Snack Pantry
  • Palouse Alliance
  • YMCA of the Palouse

Hear from our grant applicants about the impact they make on women’s and children’s health and wellness. Join the Guild, and vote to award grant funding to our regional non-profits.

Learn more: www.pullmanregional.org/wlg

Advance Care Planning

Talking about your wishes in the event of sudden illness or injury can be challenging for families. Our facilitators are skilled in eliciting key information that family members need to hear from one another.

 

What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?

Advance Care Planning is a three step process:

1)      Having a conversation.

2)      Appointing a Healthcare Agent in a document called a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare.

3)      Completing a document called an Advance Directive that outlines your wishes for medical treatment.

 

Why is ACP Important?

Anyone could have a serious accident or injury that leaves you unable to communicate. Having documents that identify who would speak on your behalf and what treatments you would or would not want, help guide family members and medical professionals. Advance Care Planning gives you a voice.  It allows for your wishes regarding important healthcare decisions to be known and honored.

 

When do Advance Directives take effect?

These forms take effect only in situations where you are unable to communicate.  Some examples might be an accident that leaves you in a coma or a stroke where you unable to express your wishes. Only then does your Advance Directive come into effect. Your Healthcare Agent will be contacted and asked to make decisions for you using your Advance Directive as a guide.

 

When should ACP be done?

Advance Care Planning is appropriate for anyone aged 18 and older. It is best done BEFORE a medical crisis ever begins.

 

Who can help me?

Pullman Regional Hospital Department of Social Work and Care Coordination have an entire team of trained ACP facilitators. These trained facilitators can meet you at the hospital or come to your home. They are specially trained to facilitate this important conversation for you and your loved ones. They can then help you complete the forms.

 

What does this cost?

Currently, there is no cost for our services.

 

More about Advance Directives

Who makes healthcare decisions for me?

If you are over 18 years of age and unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself, the State of Washington specifies that the healthcare provider needs to consult with the following people in this order:

1)      A court-appointed guardian  (if you have one)

2)      Your Healthcare agent (if you’ve named one)

3)      Spouse or Registered Domestic Partner

4)      Children over the age of 18 (consensus required)

5)      Parents

6)      Adult brothers and sisters

 

Does my attorney need to be involved?

You may certainly choose to have your attorney assist however it is not required. Our Advance Care Planning facilitators are fully equipped to assist you in completing your Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and Advance Directive forms.

 

Is an Advance Directive the same thing as a POLST?

No, Advance Directives and POLST forms are different documents. Your Advance directive provides guidance to others and is used in more long term medical planning. The POLST form (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) is an order signed by your doctor that tells first responders and clinicians what to do in an emergency, if they were to find you unresponsive. The POLST form is bright green and should be kept on your refrigerator. It is appropriate for those who currently have a terminal illness or are very fragile in their health status.

 

Where should I keep my Advance Directive?

Our Advance Care Planning facilitators can help you get your documents on file with your local hospital and with your primary care physician. You will want to provide copies to your family. You and your family should agree on a safe location to keep the originals at your home that is easily accessible.

 

Are there specific forms I should use?

There are different types of Advance Directive forms that may be used and you should use the one you like best. Our team at Pullman Regional Hospital is using a form created and endorsed by the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association. We can provide you free copies of this form.

 

How frequently should I do these forms?

You are encouraged to review your Advance Care Directives every three to five years. Situations change and so may your health. You can prepare new forms anytime you desire. Discard the old forms and replace with the new ones making certain that your care providers and family all have copies.

“Having the conversation is as important as completing the documents. ” – Benjamin Adkins, MD 

Dr. Adkins is the Physician Champion for the Advance Care Planning Program.

 

For more information please contact:

Social Work Department

509.336.7559

It's a Boy!

King Kohaku

 

Delivered by: Dr. Jones and Shelby,RN

Parents

Emi and Hank

Date and Time

Aug 24, 2017 5:43 PM

Weight and Length

7 pounds,1ounce 20 inches

It's a Boy!

Michael Allen

 

Delivered by: Dr. Trinh and Acacia,RN

Parents

Crissa and Jacob

Date and Time

Aug 25, 2017 7:16 PM

Weight and Length

8 pounds, 6 ounces 21 inches

It's a Boy!

Mason Michael

 

Delivered by: Dr. Jones and Jessica,RN

Parents

Coretta and Gavin

Date and Time

Aug 22, 2017 9:07 PM

Weight and Length

7 pounds,2 ounces 19 inches