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In order to help our employees decompress during their shifts, Carroll Hospital recently opened an Associate support room called “Breathing Space.”
The room, open to all staff 24 hours a day, includes three massage chairs, a sofa, aromatherapy lamp, soft lighting and relaxing sounds. It is designed to promote wellness in the workplace.
“Breathing Space is a place for recovery. If Associates are having a bad day, they can go there to relax and collect themselves for a few moments,” said Stephanie Reid, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.
Associates attending an open house for the space liked the idea of the room. “This is perfect,” said medical transcriptionist Rebecca Price. “I can just imagine coming here for a few minutes to regroup and reset myself. The mood is very calming.”
During my sophomore year at Winters Mill High School, I’d heard about the opportunity to become a junior volunteer at Carroll Hospital. At first glance, I assumed that volunteer work would focus around nursing and other work typically done in the health care field. This assumption was very far off.
Tomatoes are nutrient packed produce that offer great health benefits. Tomatoes are a source of lycopene an antioxidant that gives them their color. Several studies have reported that intake of tomato products may reduce the risk of some cancers. Consuming tomatoes with a fat source such as olive oils increases the amount of lycopene absorbed.
Carroll Hospital saw hundreds of cases of the flu last year, with the first confirmed case in September and the last in June.
The best way to prevent getting the flu is to receive a flu vaccine. But did you know that you should wait until after October 1 to get your vaccination?