Thursday, April 20, 2017

Managing gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that begins during pregnancy and usually resolves after the baby is born. Most women can control gestational diabetes with lifestyle changes alongside careful monitoring during prenatal visits. Learn more about this pregnancy complication including tips for managing gestational diabetes.

Pregnant woman preparing a healthy meal

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pregnancy and high blood pressure: what you need to know

Even if there was no high blood pressure before pregnancy, a pregnant woman can experience an increase in blood pressure that can cause serious complications for both mom and baby. Known as gestational hypertension or preeclampsia, the primary symptom is a sudden increase in blood pressure. Prenatal doctor visits are the best way to monitor any issues. What else should you know about preeclampsia?

Pregnant woman consults with her doctor

Friday, April 7, 2017

LMH celebrates its two-millionth patient encounter

On Friday, April 7, Logansport Memorial Hospital celebrated its two-millionth patient encounter. Kristen Carter Hall was registered in our electronic medical record as this special encounter, and it is a milestone worth celebrating! Kristen was at Logansport Memorial that day, registering for lab work and a CT scan.

Our electronic medical records system for hospital visits, known as Meditech, has been in place since February of 2001 here at the hospital. Patient encounters are recorded each time a patient has an experience with LMH. Encounters are not considered unique visits, because one patient could have hundreds of encounters over time with the hospital. But two-million encounters with various patients and families in our community is still equivalent to that many lives impacted and touched numerous times by the care our physicians and staff deliver every day.

“To know that we have been chosen two-million times by various patients and families in this community, and other communities that we serve, is very special to us,” comments Perry Gay, President and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital. “It illustrates the trust and confidence that our patients repeatedly place in us each time they choose to use LMH for their healthcare. In today’s healthcare world, each patient has a choice in where to receive the care they need, and it’s important and special to us each and every time we are a patient’s choice. We wanted to celebrate this milestone of service to Logansport, Cass County, and our surrounding counties.”

Kristen Carter Hall is pictured with her husband Gary Hall and the LMH Registration staff outside of the Main Registration area in the LMH Lobby. Kristen was registered as LMH's two-millionth patient encounter on Friday. To celebrate, LMH has given her a custom tumbler, flowers from the LMH Gift Shop, and a $50 gift card to Cafe Express, the hospital cafeteria. Thanks to Kristen for choosing LMH!

Pictured from left to right:  (front row) Ruth Martinez, Jackie Islas, Kim Walden, Kristen Carter Hall, Gary Hall, and Abby Birnell;  (back row) Robin Price, Sue Smith, Rachel Harris, Dee Minniear, and Kristi Homburg.

Thank you to Kristen and her family for the confidence you have continued to place in us. We are honored to be your healthcare provider, and consider it our privilege to provide high-quality care that exceeds expectations for all of our patients.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Preparing your child for a new baby in the family

A new baby is an exciting event for the whole family! Big brothers or sisters are experiencing a lot of feelings as they watch mom's belly grow and hear all the talk about the new baby coming. As the parent, you might be wondering how you can best help your child transition to your new family dynamic. What is the best way to tell children about a new baby coming? Are there tips for making the announcement as positive as possible?

Big sister adores her new baby brother

Thursday, March 30, 2017

How do you know: when it's time to see a dermatologist

Wrinkles, freckles, moles, rashes... these are all very common - and usually minor - skin problems for people of all ages. When do they move beyond a nuisance and into the category of needing medical attention? How do you know if you need a dermatologist?

Doctor closely examines the patient's skin

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in skin, hair, nails and the mucus membranes inside the mouth, nose and eyelids. They help patients of all ages with many different diseases including skin cancer, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and nail infections.