A message bringing home awareness of airway disease. There are many times each year when I'm reminded – first hand – of what first drew me to this specialty. Specifically, the chance to help make a difference in patients' lives; and today, as I write about one patient’s scenario, it becomes one of those days of reflection.
Community Heroes is what it's about.
Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital (FHSH) is hosting a pilot for a Community Medical Center's Foundation program that will allow grateful patients to recognize staff and physicians for awesome care received and provided day in and day out. The patient is given an opportunity to make a donation, name an individual(s), and that person(s) can be formally recognized as a Community Hero, and ultimately have a very special lapel pin awarded to them to proudly display that symbolizes the heart of caring.
I am delighted to share the news that Joyce Ezaki-Yamaguchi, a Renal Dietitian for the Home Dialysis Program at Community Regional Medical Center was recently honored with a “Distinguished Service Award” by the California Dietetic Association at their annual awards ceremony in Santa Clara.
Last August, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital embarked on a journey in partnership with the Disney Institute. Fast forward to today, there has been much discovered about the culture here and how we provide needed care and service.