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8 , 4:30 pm
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May Chapter Meeting
Garden of the Gods Trading Post
member reception at 4:00)
SPRING CONFERENCE FOR 2003
May 15-17, 2003
San Antonio, Texas
2003 ANNUAL MEETING
September 24-27, 2003
Rep: Dee Mendell &
workers often refer to a "Continuum of Care". This
simply means there are different levels of healthcare services for
different needs of the patient. The Continuum begins with
a physician or clinic, moves to the emergency room and other hospital
services, then to specialty hospitals, skilled nursing facilities,
hospice, home care, and outpatient services. Ideally, the
patient is sent to the level of this continuum where his needs can
be met with the most efficiency, the best match of specialty care
for the patient's needs, at the lowest cost.
Hospital was opened on June 26, 2001 as an Acute Care Specialty
Hospital, operating a 30-bed facility under the roof of St. Francis
Healthcare Center, (formerly known as St. Francis Hospital).
The parent company, SemperCare, Inc. is located in Dallas, Texas.
specializes in the care of acutely ill patients who need a longer
recovery period (typically 18-30 days) than is typical in a general
acute care setting. Some typical health issues that could be seen
at SemperCare include mechanical ventilation dependency, serious
respiratory diseases, cardiac problems not under control, wounds
that are difficult to heal, renal disease requiring inpatient hemodialysis,
difficult recovery from a surgery, serious infections, and often,
several of these problems all at once. Patients are seen by
a physician daily to monitor lab work, medications, treatments and
referred to SemperCare by their physician. This usually occurs after
the patient has been treated in another acute care facility, and
it has been determined that they will require a longer recovery
period than usual for their diagnosis. A specially trained
nurse from the SemperCare Hospital Team will review the patient's
record to determine if SemperCare is the appropriate place for the
patient to receive their next level of care. The nurse then
speaks to the physician, family, and/or other care providers to
get as much information as possible, so that the patient and family
can make a well-informed decision about transfer to SemperCare.
Some patients are referred while they are at home, receiving home
care services. Other patients have been admitted directly
from their physician's office.
When a patient
is admitted to SemperCare, they receive ongoing care from a team
of professionals including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical
Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Registered Respiratory Therapists,
Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and a Speech Therapist.
They may also receive care from a variety of students, supervised
by instructors from Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community
own physician or another physician will be assigned to their care,
including specialists in wound care, cardiology, pulmonary medicine,
and other specialties. They will write orders for tests, medication,
treatments, and procedures, just as in the other acute care hospitals.
A trained and
experienced Case Manager assists the patient and family in finding
services needed upon discharge, as well as equipment. If the
patient is unable to go home upon discharge, options for the next
level of care will be presented at case/family conferences, where
the plan of care is developed and reviewed periodically. Within
24 hours of admission, the initial plan is developed with the patient's
goals in mind, as well as the availability of assistance by family,
friends, etc. An estimated discharge date is established and communicated
rehabilitation staff makes a trial trip to the patient's home to
evaluate what services and equipment will be needed at the time
of discharge. They look at safety issues and can help guide
the family in the needs of the patient.
people will not need the extended acute care delivered by SemperCare
Hospital. However, when you or a loved one require a
longer recovery period, SemperCare is here to serve you.
Not a newcomer
to acute care, CEO Donna Berty has 32 years of experience, the most
recent 11 years in specialty hospitals. Donna is an RN with a varied
career in Medical/Surgical, Oncology, EENT, and Rehabilitation care.
and her husband Jack moved to Colorado 8 years ago from Indiana.
Their blended family consists of eight children, twenty-five grandchildren,
and three great-grandsons. Besides loving her demanding job
as CEO, in her spare time she enjoys camping, reading, hiking, gardening
Linda F. Williamson
Cowen Transfer & Storage Company
Penrose St Francis Centura
Taylor Travel, Inc.
Lane (Pepsi) Affiliated Companies
Pioneer Astro Industries
Add Staff, Inc.
Sharon L. Olney
B and L Carpet and Interiors
Kirk & Hill Clothing
Reynolds and Reynolds
Lane (Pepsi) Affiliated Companies
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Kelly L. Wood. D.C.
Stading & Wood Chiropractic, LLC
PageCafe Internet Consulting, Inc
Janice L. Zerbe
Zerbe Jewelers, Inc.
Acordia of Colorado
WAYS & MEANS
Saucerman, Joan Long Term Care Insurance Broker
Shewmaker Camera Shop
Colorado Springs Chapter
PO Box 2378
Colorado Springs CO 80901
Scholastic Golf Tournament Time!
by Sally Seidlitz
are a wonderful way to get a break from everyday activities and
recharge our batteries. I just returned from a vacation.
The interesting thing for me was that it took several days to get
into the swing of sleeping in and not having every minute planned
while I was there. Now that I'm back, it's taking days to
get back in the swing of e-mail, meetings, and everyday hectic activities.
I know that
our hectic time is coming with the undertaking of our golf tournament.
I had several e-mail messages from the Ways & Means committee
and others who are taking on the various tasks to get this huge
project underway. Soon you'll be receiving a call from one
of the committee asking you to give a helping hand. I encourage
everyone of you to get involved. What a fun way to get to
know your fellow EWI members.
In Loving Memory of
Bohley, known and dearly loved by many, died April 26, 2003. She
was an active member of the community plus a charter member and
past president of EWI.
Abby is survived
by her lifelong partner, Tom, her mother, her siblings, and a great
many friends she held very close to her heart.
Above all else,
Abby would want you to know she cherished her journey through life.
She loved her family and friends, relishing her time spent with
them. She enjoyed her artistic pursuits, opened her mind and spirit
to new experiences, loved to laugh, and gave generously of herself
to all who know her.
smile and laughter will be missed by all of us.
to Abbey's memory may be made to TESSA, 320 South El Paso Street,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Have You Met These New Members?
Scholastic Classic Golf Tournament
September 15, 2003
Colorado Springs Country Club
support our scholarship fund with our ONE fund raiser for
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Last Month's Meeting
"Travel in Ireland"
The EWI April meeting
was at another fun downtown location, Jack Quinn's Pub. EWI
had the entire second floor to ourselves as we enjoyed Tini Campbell's
slide presentation on travel in Ireland accompanied by Irish stew
and other goodies. Members also received handy travel tips
for women traveling alone.
by Wanda Reaves
It's rare these days
to find someone who was actually born in Colorado Springs.
This EWI member was born and raised here! Her favorite part
of Colorado Springs is still the west side where she grew up.
She also has the rare distinction of having the same best friend
that she had when she was three years old! How many can make
that claim? She and her best friend Sharon still see each
other almost every week even though Sharon now lives in Denver.
I find that pretty amazing and I am envious!
Springs native hasn't spent much time living anywhere else because
she loves it so here. She attended St. Mary's of the Plains
College in Dodge City, Kansas. Her first love lured her out
for a time to live on Long Island in New York where she worked at
the Shenanigan Neighborhood Bar in Queens. She couldn't be
out of Colorado for very long though. She returned in 1973
and married a rodeo cowboy who fathered her two children, Casey
and Michael. Casey is eighteen years old and Michael is twenty-three.
Michael is a U. S. Marine in training to be an aircraft mechanic.
Next to her two children her husband George is the best thing that
ever happened to her, she said. (I can believe that because
I know this man. The only thing that I can see wrong with
him is that he can't play Scrabble. Okay, I'm joking!)
They love to go camping
together. New Mexico and the Black Hills are favorite camping
places for them. Another trip was made to Germany with friends
(another EWI member and husband).
If I tell you that this
attractive woman has the beautiful green eyes of the Irish most
of you will guess who I am writing about. Her mother's maiden
name was Hannon and her grandparents were McNultys.
Her good-looking husband
hails from St. Louis and is an independent stockbroker.
When I asked her what
she would do if she were queen for a day she said she would somehow
make wars unnecessary.
Her most embarrassing
moment was when she graduated from St. Mary's High School.
The graduation service took place in the City Auditorium and she
was wearing a long dress. As she descended the stairs after
having received her diploma she got her foot caught in her long
dress and tumbled down the stairs to lie in a bundle of taffeta
at the bottom. The next graduate in line looked at her and
carefully stepped over her to get back to his seat!
She has been personnel
manager for fifteen years at a manufacturing plant that has had
almost no turnover in twenty years. There are 102 employees.
I can say that this company is one of the finest corporate citizens
in Colorado Springs. She manages the charities campaign for
the company and is proud of the fact that the 102 employees raised
$138,000 last year for United Way and other charities.
She has gained much from
her membership in EWI. She has made some of the best friendships
she has ever had and she has benefited by meeting so many dynamic
and professional woman. Her membership has helped her gain
more confidence in herself.
She has given much thought
to what her goals will be when she becomes our next EWI president.
They will include working hard to retain members and encouraging
a mutually supportive environment for all members.
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Garden of the Gods Trading Post
324 Beckers Lane
Manitou Springs CO 80829
New Member Reception
All New Members and EWI Board are asked to attend.
Please notify Kathleen O'Leary (228-3024, firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are attending
Cash Bar, Networking and
Heavy Hors d'oeuvres Provided by the Picnic Basket
6:00 Welcome and Announcements
Topic: "How Much is Enough?"
Gender Equity Issues
Human Resource Management Systems
Additional reps - 15
Sustaining - 6
Life - 9
Honorary - 0
Transitional - 1
- In order to keep our records current and to insure that you receive
the newsletter and special announcements, please notify Kathleen
O'Leary (228-3024, email@example.com)
when your email address changes!
The EWI Regional
Spring Conference for 2003 will be held May 15-17, 2003 in San Antonio,
The 2003 EWI Annual Meeting
will be held in Denver, CO next Sept. 24-27! We are lucky
to have this event close by so that many of our members can attend
and see EWI in action at the national level.
Pikes Peak or Bust!
Colorado Springs Chapter
B/C/DP Drawing Basket
thanks to these firms for contributing to the Colorado Springs
drawing will be at the EWI Annual Conference in Denver. Tickets
will be sold through each EWI Chapter.
winner will be announced at the September conference.
night stay in the 5-diamond
elite accommodations of The
night stay at the
Cheyenne Mountain Resort with
your own private balcony.
V-I-P Passes to area attractions
Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau
amethyst and gold half-loop earrings
own case of personalized wines from
yourself with a facial, manicure, pedicure and hairstyling
Spa and Salon
your eyes with designer sunglasses from ElleČ
package gift certificate
Retreat Basket - delivered to your Colorado Springs hotel
Basket - Raku bowl, French soap, and candle & candle holder
certificates to The Concept Restaurants
certificate for 2 to the Flying W Ranch, Chuckwagon and
basket and gift wrapping
To donate additional
items, please contact Jane Marshall, 473-4186, firstname.lastname@example.org!
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world-class status as an organization through applied standards
and cultivate mutual business and professional goals through
personal association and interchange.
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a wide scope of community, educational, and philanthropic services
flexibility and adaptability in a membership as diverse in its
demographics as in its interest, needs, and staying power