Healthcare

Los Alamos Medical Center Honors Longtime Employees

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron congratulates his longtime employees during a special celebration Monday at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Kevin Holsapple, center, with his wife Kris Raber who is celebrating five years working at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
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Los Alamos Medical Center hosted a celebration Monday evening in honor of employees celebrating their five, 10 and 15 year anniversaries with the hospital.
 
CEO Feliciano congratulated each employee and presented them with a certificate

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United Way Youth Team Invests In Mental Health First Aid

From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega at Tuesday’s check presentation with Youth Team Leader Emily Hopkins, Stacey Baker of JJAB and CEO David Woodruff of Zia Credit Union who serves at the UW Youth Team Sponsor. Courtesy/UWNNM
 
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The money raised by the United Way Youth Team is now invested in programs focused on youth. The last two years the Youth Team fundraising has been invested in behavioral health, LinkCrew, a peer to peer mentoring program and in 2016, the Youth Team has invested in training High School staff on Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).


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Aspen Ridge Hosts Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Presentation June 7

EEOICPA News:
 
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) will give a presentation on qualifications for medical benefits and how to apply for occupational illness compensation.
 
The presentation is directed to wmployees of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories.
 
The presentation is 2-3 p.m., June 7, in the Activity Roomin the lower level at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Court.
 
For more information, contact Community Liaison Cynthia Goldblatt at 505.695.5981.

 


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LAMC Breaks Ground On Auxilian Memorial Garden

LAMC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Auxilian Memorial Garden. Back row from left, LAMC Human Resources Director Jacqui Carroll, CEO Feliciano Jiron and staff member Danny Romero. Front row from left, Auxilians Carol Pyburn, Ruth Lier, Doreen Marsh, Judy Dudziak and Jane Robertson. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Ground is broken today on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at LAMC. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 

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Auxilians and staff broke ground this afternoon on the Auxilian Memorial Garden at Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Auxilian Memorial


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Hayes’ Physician Daughter Honored At White House

Ann Hayes
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos

What do you do when you hear that your doctor daughter is going to be honored in a White House ceremony? You make arrangements to be there, of course.

A news release from the White House on April 24 announced that Dr. Leslie Hayes, daughter of Ann Hayes (a member of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos) was one of 10 people to be honored April 29 as “White House Champions of Change for Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.” The 10 were selected “for their leadership and tireless work to prevent prescription drug abuse and heroin use, improve access


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Council Declares May 8-14 National Hospital Week

Los Alamos Medical Center officials from left, Human Services Director Jacqui Carroll, Lab Director Joselene Montoya, Physician Market Manager Jennifer Foster King, Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen, CEO Feliciano Jiron, CFO Steve Winegeart, receive a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron briefed the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening in Council Chambers on the importance of National Hospital Week and the accomplishments and honors Los


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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

LAPS Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
 
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Los Alamos Public Schools and the community of Los Alamos have been mindful of Mental Health throughout the year. In noting the significance of May as national Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to share some of our focused work for creating positive Mental Health throughout LAPS.
 
In July 2015, the School Board appointed a Mental Health Design Team and tasked them with preparing a report about the current status of mental health services, a gap analysis, and a set of recommendations for the preferred

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In Praise Of Los Alamos Schools

Emily Johnson, Los Alamos High School Class of 2016. Courtesy photo

 

By JIM and CAROL JOHNSON
Gig Harbor, Wash.

It was a little more than a year ago (Jan. 29, 2015) that the Los Alamos Daily Post did a nice story on the appointment of our oldest son, Kevin Johnson (LAHS, 1978), as President and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks (link). If you will forgive our presumptiveness, it just occurred to us that there might be another story connecting Kevin, his sister Kerry Johnson Hinsch (LAHS, 1981), Kevin’s younger brother Dr. Tim Johnson (LAHS,


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Pegg: Breaking Plateaus

By KENT PEGG
Los Alamos

If you’ve been working out for a long time, there’s no doubt you’ve experienced a plateau from time to time. A plateau occurs when you are continuing your regular workout regimen but you’ve stopped making progress and gains.

While plateaus can be frustrating and even cause a person to abandon their workout routine, they can be overcome by temporarily changing your workout routine to trick your body into responding again.

There are several methods that can be used to break free from a plateau. Generally these methods work best when used infrequently and only for a short period


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