May 7, 2014

May is a busy month at Baxter Regional Medical Center

Baxter Regional Medical Center has much to celebrate during the month of May. This month weand#39;re celebrating National Nurses' Week (May 6-12), National Hospital Week (May 11-17), National Physical Fitness & Sports Month and National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month!

We express our thanks internally to our nurses, physicians, providers, and all hospital employees during Nursesand#39; Week and Hospital Week, but we would love to hear from you - the community we serve. Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BaxterRegional and share a story about the difference Baxter Regional Medical Center nurses, physicians and/or hospital employees have made in your care and recovery. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month has already begun with student physicals held for area student athletes held last week at BRMC. Over 60 volunteers participated, and over 400 students were served. Organized by Mike Beam and Athletic Trainer Heather Martin of BRMC, the following providers donated their time and talents:

  • Dr. George Lawrence
  • Dr. Harley Barrow
  • Dr. Joanna Twombly
  • Dr. Lonnie Robinson
  • Dr. Michael Hodges
  • Dr. Scott Ezell
  • Dr. Ross Halsted
  • Dr. Andrea Bounds
  • Dr. Win Moore
  • Dr. Michael Camp
  • Nancy Svehla, APRN
  • Sam Barnes, APRN
  • Julie McCoy, APRN
  • Allen Benz, APRN
  • Lisa Sherril, APRN
  • Chip Norris, APRN

As the weather heats up during National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the Trauma Team of BRMC wants you to remember to andldquo;slather up!” Be sure to generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or more before you head out side to enjoy your day. Everyone needs sunscreen because people of all skin colors can get skin cancer. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed annually, and many of these skin cancers could have been prevented with protection from the sun’s rays. To learn more, visit the American Academy of Dermatology online at www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer.