Health
Thursday, September 15, 2016
 
Watson named AVP Jim Watson has been promoted to assistant vice president of support services at Nanticoke Health Services. In this position, Watson oversees biomed services, environment services, food services, maintenances services, safety and security services, construction services and property management. Watson graduated from the United States Air Force Biomedical Engineering program and then joined the Delaware Air National Guard Medical division where he was in charge of facility operations. He was a participant of Operation Desert Storm as a biomed/facility equipment specialist at Malcolm Grove U.S. Air Force Medical Center. Watson was employed at Nanticoke Health Services from 1991-1995 as director/technical specialist and returned to Nanticoke in 2012 as director of facilities management with over 20 years of support services experience.

Miller named director Lisa Miller has been named director of respiratory & neurology services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Miller began her career at Nanticoke in 2002 as a certified respiratory therapist. After becoming a registered therapist, she moved into the role of charge therapist. After spending several years in this role, Miller was promoted to manager of Respiratory Care. She received her associates of applied sciences in respiratory care from Delaware Technical Community College and is working toward her bachelor's degree in health sciences at Wilmington University. A Seaford native, Miller serves on Nanticoke's employee activity committee and auction committee. She also serves on the advisory committee for the Respiratory Care department at Delaware Tech and is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Job Fair for direct care workers CHEER, Inc. will host a Job Fair on Monday, Sept. 19 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown to interview qualified applicants for direct care worker part-time positions. DCWs assist senior citizens in their homes with the activities of daily living. Candidates must commit to working 20-29 hours per week, including one day every other weekend. Candidates must also commit to traveling to assignments throughout Sussex County. Hours must be flexible depending upon service demand and candidate's availability. Candidates must have reliable transportation. They must be able to undertake the pre-employment process of a background check, two-series PPD testing, physical, and acceptable driving record. CHEER will incur the expense of a drug test. The pre-employment process must be completed within 4-6 weeks. An interview does not guarantee employment. For more information, call 515-3044.

Stroke Support Group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a free stroke support group on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center.

This support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers. Meetings consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 629-6224.

CHF support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) support group on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. The support group is designed for individuals with CHF as well as their families and caregivers. September's meeting will feature a presentation titled, "Savor the Flavor," by guest speaker Wendy Polk, RD, LDN, director of Nutrition Services at Nanticoke. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss concerns, provide support, and network with others. Additionally, attendees can receive free pharmacy consultation for all medications that they bring in for review. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, call Melissa Williamson at 629-6611, ext. 2508.

Diabetes support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a free diabetes support group on Monday, Sept. 19 from 5-6 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This support group is open to the public. As a person with diabetes, are you struggling to make positive behavior changes in your life or would just like to share with others coping with diabetes? This meeting will feature information about Nanticoke's SAVE Program. Registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Education department at 629-6611, ext. 2446.

Diabetes management workshop Nanticoke Physician Network will host a two-part "Diabetes Survival Skills" workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in the Hospital Board Room. The free workshop offers basic diabetes management, healthy eating information and support for those with diabetes. One family member or caregiver is welcome to attend and a light meal will be provided. This program is open to the public and provides attendees with opportunities for discussion, support and interaction. The first session will discuss diabetes basics including blood sugar monitoring and the importance of maintaining diabetic health; the second session will focus on healthy eating. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Nanticoke Physician Network care coordinator at 752-8467.