Name: Kathy Haselhorst
Member Since: May 21, 2015
What are your fitness goals for 2017?
Continue on the weight machines to regain more strength and mobility to get close to where I was before my brain surgery and stroke. In 2016, I have set and reached several milestones on the weight lifting equipment. My most recent goal was to reach 1million pounds by my birthday, while not achieving by my birthday, I did reach 1 million pounds 2 days later. My next goal is 2 million pounds by September 2017. As of December 8, I am at 1,086,636 pounds.
What is your weekly workout routine?
I begin at The Center between 8am and 9:30am on a daily basis (Monday-Friday). I workout on multiple pieces of equipment for approximately 45-60minutes. I let my body tell me when I am done. I don’t set a daily weight goal.
What keeps you motivated?
My motivation comes from my 3 little blonde hair and blue-eyed granddaughters; ages 1, 4, and 6 years old. Their love and expression of how much they missed “Mimi” inspired and motivated me during my rehabilitation.
Do you have a success story to share?
I feel so blessed that I have survived a brain surgery in 2011. Not just one surgery, but to also survive yet another brain surgery and a mild stroke in 2014. Thank you to everyone for their encouragement to keep up the good work!
HaysMed’s Center for Health Improvement Offers “Stop the “Eat, Sit, Repeat” Cycle of Unhealthy Habits in 2017
Hays, Kansas (Dec 7, 2016) – The Center for Health Improvement (CHI) at HaysMed is offering a Community Workshop on Living Well. “Stop the “Eat, Sit, Repeat” cycle of unhealthy habits in 2017” will be presented on January 3, 2017. It will be held from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm in the Education Room at CHI, 2500 Canterbury Drive Hays, Kansas.
This informal program is a great motivational start to the new year. Tips will be given on how to begin an exercise and nutrition program that avoids the typical setbacks. Other information on a new chronic disease outcomes program for diabetes, hypertension and obesity will be introduced.
There will be hot chocolate and snacks provided and there is no registration fee. Participants will have the opportunity to use The Center fitness facilities for 14 days with a trial membership. We do require an RSVP by calling The Center at 785-623-5900.
HAYS, Kansas (Dec. 7, 2016)— HaysMed Associates once again rose to the United Way challenge contributing $60,000 to support local agencies. A special event was held this morning at HaysMed where Dr. John Jeter, HaysMed CEO, presented a check for $60,000 to Sherry Dryden, Executive Director – United Way of Ellis County
“Our Associates are dedicated to Ellis County. Every year you can count on them to contribute generously to the community,” commented Dr. Jeter.
HaysMed Associates had a successful internal United Way Campaign and participated in the following fundraising activities in addition to the traditional annual pledge drive: A Basket Extravaganza during Hospital Week and during the month of October, Chocolate Frenzy and jean badges. This year, 141 Associates were first time donors to the pledge drive portion of the campaign.
This year’s internal United Way team members include the following Associates:
HAYS, Kan. (Dec. 6, 2016) The Center for Health Improvement is offering an 11 week Saturday fitness bootcamp for kids. The program is for children ages 8-13 at all fitness levels from beginning to advanced. The program runs from January 7 through March 18.
The program allows kids to have fun while being active and keeping them moving during the winter months. The positive environment at the camp is designed to encourage kids to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. A variety of different individual and group activities will be introduced during the sessions.
The registration fee is $75 for all Saturday sessions. Drop in fees are also available for $10 for each session attended. Space is limited.
To register go to www.haysmed.com/the-center/kids-fit-club/bootcamp
Norrine Buchholz, RN in the Intensive Care Department was recently recognized as HaysMed’s newest DAISY Award Winner!
Buchholz was selected from a group of blinded nominations voted on by the HaysMed Practice Committee. The Practice Committee consists of Staff and Supervisors from a variety of departments across HaysMed. Nominations are received from patients and family members, physicians, volunteers and Associates for nurses in inpatient, outpatient and clinic settings.
“This nomination epitomizes teamwork, leadership and customer service,” said Terry Siek, VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at HaysMed. “We are so fortunate to have nurses of her caliber and dedication working at HaysMed.” Buchholz has been an Associate of HaysMed since 1989.
The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. HaysMed is proud to be a DAISY Award Hospital Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every quarter.
To nominate a HaysMed nurse for the DAISY Award online, go to www.haysmed.com/daisyaward. If you have questions, you can call 785.623.2388
HaysMed complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age disability, or sex.
(Hays, KS – November 21, 2016) –HaysMed Medical recently welcomed Dr. M. Javed Ashraf, MD, Interventional Cardiologist to the medical staff.
Dr. Ashraf received his medical degree from Punjab Medical College/University in Pakistan. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine from Tufts University/Baystate Medical Center, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ashraf also completed fellowships in Public Health Medicine from UMass, Massachusetts and also Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Intervention from Tufts University/Baystate Medical Centre, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ashraf is now seeing patients in the DeBakey Heart Institute at HaysMed.
HaysMed complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age disability, or sex?
ATTENTION: If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services are available to you free of charge. Call 1–855-429-7633 (TTY: 1–800-766-3777).
ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1–855-429-7633 (TTY: 1–800-766-3777).
CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1–855-429-7633 (TTY: 1–800-766-3777).
Dr. Lee Hodny, OB/GYN, Dr. Joel Fort, OB/GYN,
Dr. Timothy Hoskins, OB/GYN
Zurab Tsereteli, MD, Surgeon, Dr. Charles Schultz, Surgeon,
Dr. Paul Teget, Surgeon
Dr. Faris Azzouni, Urologist, Dr. Kevin McDonald, Urologist
Dr. Ernesto Lopez-Corona, Urologist
Robotic OR Staff
Hays, Kansas (November 14, 2016)—HaysMed recently celebrated the 1000th robotic surgery performed at the hospital. The robotic surgery program was established in March of 2014. HaysMed is the only hospital in Western Kansas to perform the newest advancements in minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgery is a third generation of advances in surgery with the first being open surgery and the second minimally invasive surgery.
The daVinci® Surgical System at HaysMed takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with three-dimensional visualization of the operation site.
The Robotics Program at Haysmed is one of the highest volume single system programs in the state of Kansas and also has the largest volume of single site gynecological surgeries in Kansas.
The team of credentialed robotic surgeons on staff at HaysMed includes Dr. Charles Schultz, Surgeon, Dr. Paul Teget, Surgeon, Dr. Zurab Tsereteli, Surgeon, Dr. Faris Azzouni, Urologist, Dr. Ernesto Lopez-Corona, Urologist, Dr. Kevin McDonald, Urologist, Dr. Joel Fort, OB/GYN, Dr. Lee Hodny, OB/GYN and Dr. Timothy Hoskins, OB/GYN.
“We are committed to offering the latest technological advancements at HaysMed,” said Bryce Young, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Robotic surgery redefines how surgery is performed and we are the only hospital in Western Kansas to provide our patients with this groundbreaking technology. It is important to us that patients are able to receive the very latest surgical techniques and care locally without leaving the area.”
Surgeries performed at HaysMed, including robotic surgery, provide all of the benefits that conventional laparoscopic surgery including smaller incisions that can result in minimal scarring, and less operative discomfort. The daVinci robot brings the range of benefits to the next advanced level of surgery technology with the ability to perform highly complex reconstructive procedures with less pain, faster recovery times, and a quicker return to normal activities.
In addition to the regular daVinci surgery, HaysMed also offers the da Vinci Single-Site Surgery, in which the surgery is performed through a single small incision in the belly button similar to traditional single-port laparoscopy. The result is a virtually scar less surgery procedure. HaysMed offers Single-Site surgery for hysterectomies and gallbladders, as examples.
Able to perform highly complex procedures with unparalleled precision, the credentialed robotic surgeons have performed more than 1000 cases since the program’s inception. Currently, the hospital performs 30-40 procedures a month, including bowel, hernia, hysterectomy, kidney, prostate procedures, gallbladder, uterus, colon, adrenal glands, spleen, anti-reflux surgery, ventral and inguinal hernias, and bariatric surgery procedures.
HAYS, Kan. (Nov. 1, 2016) –In celebration of National Respiratory Therapy Week October 23 – 29 HaysMed Respiratory Services awarded their inaugural Breath of Fresh Air award to Kayla Hamblet, Registered Respiratory Therapist. This award recognizes a respiratory therapist for their hard work and dedication.
The award winner is nominated and chosen by their peers and highlights an Associate who positively contributed the most teamwork and patient care during the year.
Hamblet has been with HaysMed since 2009.