Thursday, February 4, 2016

What is a stress test?

Your doctor has ordered a stress test. This is a very common diagnostic test of heart function - a way for doctors to see just how hard your heart works when your body is working its hardest. A stress test might be done so the doctor can evaluate your overall health or if you are showing signs of coronary distress. If you’ve been told you need a stress test or treadmill test you might be wondering what to expect, how to prepare, and what happens next.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Take steps to relieve stress and improve your health

“I’m stressed out!” Something you’ve probably said or heard many times. But have you ever thought about the effects of long term stress? Constant stress doesn’t just affect your mood - it has serious health effects. In today’s world, it’s important that all of us learn how to relieve stress when it hits.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Scholarships now available at Logansport Memorial Hospital

Logansport Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer local high school students the opportunity to receive scholarships for higher education through two of its fundraising extensions – the Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Volunteer Auxiliary.

Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarship applications are now available in the guidance office of any Cass County high school. Completed applications must be received by the Foundation no later than Friday, April 1, 2016. The scholarship is only available for graduating seniors with career goals in the field of healthcare.

Scholarship applications for the Volunteer Auxiliary are now available in the guidance office at Cass County high schools as well. Completed applications must be received by the Volunteer Auxiliary no later than Monday, April 4, 2016 to be considered by the committee. The scholarship offered by the Volunteer Auxiliary is for any high school senior of an employee at Logansport Memorial Hospital. The recipient could also be a student who works or volunteers at the hospital.

For both scholarships, applications received must be filled out completely by the candidate. The signature of a guidance counselor or faculty advisor is required. Each completed application must include a recent high school transcript and a copy of the applicant’s letter of acceptance to the university or college of his or her choice. Applications received without a transcript or letter of acceptance will automatically be disqualified. Any incomplete applications will also be disqualified.

For the Foundation scholarship, candidates are also required to submit three letters of reference from individuals, other than parents or relatives, who have known the student for at least four years. At least one reference letter must be from a source outside of school or school-related activities.

For the Volunteer Auxiliary scholarship, candidates must provide contact information for three character references who are individuals other than parents or relatives that have known the applicant for at least five years.

On behalf of Logansport Memorial Hospital, the Foundation and the Volunteer Auxiliary consider it a great honor to present community education scholarships to outstanding Cass County students. It is our hope that upon completion of their education, these students will return to our rural community and enjoy successful careers.

For additional questions about the Foundation scholarship, please call Tammy Smith at (574) 753-1573.  For additional questions about the Volunteer Auxiliary scholarship, please call Tammy Szarszewski at (574) 753-1304.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Logansport Memorial Hospital partners with outcomes-based Healthcare Firm Studer Group

(Logansport, Indiana) – Logansport Memorial Hospital is excited to announce a new partnership with Studer Group®, an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm based in Pensacola, Florida. Logansport Memorial Hospital and Studer Group, a Huron Healthcare solution, share the same commitment to providing the best possible care for patients, their families and the community, as well as the best possible working environment for employees.

Studer Group® has worked with healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Working together, they help bring structure and focus to organizations through the creation of aligned, accountable cultures and help set them up to be able to execute quickly. It’s this commitment to helping organizations accelerate their ability to execute that led to Studer Group receiving the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

“My vision for this partnership is to see how what our employees and leaders do together with guidance from Studer Group can improve the patient and employee experience at our hospital,” says Perry Gay, President and CEO. “We need to achieve measured improvement in how our patients and community perceive us, as well as to increase our employee and patient satisfaction. With help from Studer Group, we will standardize everything we are already doing well, and build more accountability into each process. By doing that, we will position LMH farther ahead of our competitors and make it a better place for our patients and our employees.”

Studer Group CEO and President, BG Porter, looks forward to this working relationship. “Studer Group works with organizations to help them get better in areas that they are already focused on, such as quality, service, finance, growth, and people,” said Porter.  “Through our work together, I believe we can make Logansport Memorial Hospital a better place for employees to work, for physicians to practice medicine and for patients to receive care.”

About Logansport Memorial Hospital
Logansport Memorial Hospital is an 83-bed, HFAP-accredited, regional medical center providing healthcare services to residents in Cass County and the surrounding areas of north central Indiana.

About Studer Group®
Studer Group’s mission is to change the face of healthcare by creating better places for employees to work, for physicians to practice medicine and for patients to receive care. We have a scaled approach that is proven to be effective from large healthcare systems, academic medical centers, emergency departments, stand-alone community healthcare organizations to rural hospitals. Working together, we help to get the foundation right—using aligned goals, behaviors and processes as building blocks—so organizations can build a sustainable culture that promotes accountability, fosters innovation, and consistently delivers a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes over time. To learn more about Studer Group, visit

Thursday, January 21, 2016

How do you know when it’s time for a hip replacement?

Your hip hurts when you get out of a chair. Walking for any length of time causes pain in your hip. It is difficult to put on and tie your shoes because your hip is painful and inflexible. You are not alone! Hip pain is a very common issue for people.

Hip pain can be treated with medicine and physical therapy but sometimes that isn’t enough and a doctor may recommend hip replacement. Learn when to call the doctor, what to expect if hip replacement is in your future and recovery tips for this common orthopedic surgery.