25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Mission Health announces the inaugural visit of its Regional Simulation and Education Laboratory to Angel Medical Center (AMC). The 39-foot simulation lab on wheels will teach current and future medical professionals as well as offer case-based studies and simulations.

Last month, the mobile simulation lab visited Angel Medical Center in Franklin, offering a course on pediatric care and nursing assessments. Caregivers were given the opportunity to take a tour and complete simulations.

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In launching the prestigious nationwide DAISY program at Angel Medical Center, hospital officials presented an emergency room nurse, Susan Johnson, R.N., CNOR, with the Fall DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing. Nominated by a co-worker, Johnson is recognized for being a dedicated advocate for her patients, and for giving her all wherever and whenever help is needed.

“One example of her work ethic came in the middle of the night with a multiple vehicle accident. What could have easily been a code black situation was handled in-house under Susan’s direction. Not only did she successfully handle a code black, but during all this she noticed a patient’s family member in distress over what to do with their injured dog,” said Cara Smith, ER RN. “Susan called her personal veterinarian, arranged for the vet to come to the office in the wee hours of the morning, and provided directions for the family to get to the vet. Talk about going above and beyond. She is a DAISY nurse if I’ve ever seen one.”

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At the upcoming Nov. 13, Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Diabetes Awareness. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Trippe, Registered Dietician with Macon County Public Health. She will discuss ways to reduce risk for developing Type II diabetes. Learn how you can take positive steps to stay healthier longer and reduce your risk of diabetes.

Ladies Night Out is a partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center (AMC) to provide free monthly programs on a variety of health topics for women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings.

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— Thursday, Nov. 8, Franklin Community Blood Drive at the First Baptist Church, 69 Iotla Street, Franklin, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call (828)369-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Friday, Nov. 9, Angel Medical Center Blood Drive, 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Barbara at (828)369-4166 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor code Angel for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Saturday, Nov. 10, Mountain Valley Fire Department Blood Drive, 188 Echo Valley Road, Franklin, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Joyce at 421-3454 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor code Mountain Valley for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Saturday, Nov. 24, Fun Factory Blood Drive, 1024 Georgia Road, Franklin, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Call Jon at (828)349-8888 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor code Fun for more information or to schedule an appointment. Most healthy people who are 17 years of age or older, 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood or platelets to the Red Cross.

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