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Lecture at Hope College to Focus on Research on Optimizing Health Care Outcomes

HOLLAND – Dr. Barbara Given of the Michigan State University nursing faculty will present the address “Optimizing Health Care Outcomes: Interdisciplinary Team Research” on Friday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium as the annual Gentile Lectureship presented in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend at Hope College.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

Given is associate dean for research, director of the doctoral program and the University Distinguished Professor in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University.  The address will discuss the trajectory of her program of research, which spans 30 years.

Hope College Nursing Grads Achieve Perfect Pass Rate for Second Year

Hope College Nursing Grads Achieve Perfect Pass Rate for Second Year

HOLLAND – Hope College Nursing continues to be among the select group of programs nationwide whose graduates have achieved a 100-percent pass rate on the profession’s national licensing exam.

Every Hope nursing graduate who took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) during 2011-12 (December and May) passed on the first attempt.  It is the second year in a row that 100 percent of the program’s graduates have done so.

The most recent reported state and national averages were 90 percent and 88 percent respectively.  According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s program report, only six percent of all nursing-education programs nationwide achieved a 100-percent pass rate between April 2011 and March 2012.

Unwanted prescription drop off this coming Saturday

Unwanted prescription drop off this coming Saturday

On Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Holland Department of Public Safety (HDPS), The Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to the rear parking lot of 89 W 8th Street with is most easily accessed from 7th street just west of River Avenue at Holland Police Facility.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds—276 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement partners.  In its four previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 1.5 million pounds—nearly 775 tons—of pills. 

Zeelmania – Fun for the Health of it!

Zeelmania – Fun for the Health of it!

Today, Aug. 27 from 5pm-7:30pm the last healthy-living street-fair opportunity takes place in Zeeland! Take advantage of this Healthy good time on Main Street in downtown Zeeland.

The family will enjoy shopping at the Main Place farm & craft market, free & fun physical activities and entertainment, along with the chance to visit with Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital experts. There will be an inflatable slide, family activities, dance performances and so much more. How can Healthy be so much fun? 

Go to www.feelthezeel.com for details.

Zeelmania – Fun for the Health of it!

Zeelmania – Fun for the Health of it!

Spectrum Health Community Hospital, Zeeland Chamber of Commerce & the City of Zeeland invites the community to join this healthy living street-fair on Monday, August 13 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm on Main Street between Church & Elm Street.in downtown Zeeland.

Spend the evening shopping the Main Place Farm & Craft Market to get a taste of healthy living, take part in games, screenings & experience family activities along the way. Athletic attire & shoes are encouraged for this fun, healthy opportunity!

Go to www.feelthezeel.com for event information.

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Kent and Ottawa Counties

Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Kent and Ottawa Counties

The American Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region is pleased to announce that employees represented by Teamsters Local 580 and OPEIU Local 459 returned to work on June 21 and have been busy preparing to get the Region running at full capacity again.

Beginning July 6, the Great Lakes Region will hold regularly-scheduled blood drives, giving loyal Red Cross blood donors an opportunity to donate blood.  Nationally, the American Red Cross issued an emergency need for blood donations, encouraging all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood.

The Stow Company and Kids’ Food Basket Partner to Combat Childhood Hunger

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Holland, MI –Childhood hunger is an issue facing communities nation-wide, and in Kent County, Mich. Kids’ Food Basket is making a difference by providing over 4,800 children with a healthy dinner each weekday. The Stow Company is proud to announce that it has joined efforts with Kids’ Food Basket to raise funds and awareness about childhood hunger through its campaign, The Organized Give.