Member of the Month – December 2016
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 Medical Center Contributes $60,000 to United Way of Ellis County
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:
HaysMed Offers Saturday Kids Fitness Bootcamp in 2017
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
HaysMed ICU Department Nurse Recognized with Daisy Award
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.