Pueblo of Sandia Health Center
SANDIA HEALTHBEAT - October 2015
FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK:
IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
The Pueblo of Sandia Health Center (SHC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to its patients and clients. We value the relationships and experiences among our patients and staff and feel that this brief survey will help us review and improve our efforts. Your response, which is entirely confidential, will be summarized with those of our other patients. Your participation in this survey will allow us to measure our success and improve our services to you, our clients.
Twice a year, during the Spring and Fall, we request the patient survey to be filled out if you are being seen or have been seen in the past six months. You must be at least 16 years of age or the caregiver for a child under 16 years of age. Any caregiver may respond on behalf of a patient who cannot do so on their own.
Once the patient survey is completed, return it to the deposit box in the main patient lobby at the clinic. I stress that everything you tell us will be strictly confidential and no individual’s responses will be personally identified.
If you have any questions or need help in answering the questions of the survey, please feel free to ask any member of staff to help you. Thank you in advance for helping all of us create and ensure the best possible health care experience for this community.
Look for the survey in the printed community newsletter and after filling it out, please return to the deposit box located at the Front Desk at the Health Center.
SANDIA PUEBLO FALL FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
AT THE ERC
HEALTH CENTER WILL BE SPONSORING THE CAKE WALK!
BE SURE TO COME AND VISIT US!
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
“The Mission of the Pueblo of Sandia Health Center is to improve the quality of life for all generations by promoting a healthy community through collaborative, innovative healthcare services.”
Even though many elders believe that they are still capable of living independently, be out in public alone, or drive themselves to their appointments, some elders may need a little bit more assistance.
True story: Several months ago, we had encountered an elder that was walking in the middle of the road trying to flag down anyone who could give them a ride home. This elder was frail and walking around in the middle of the road in 90+ degree weather. We immediately stopped to see if they needed help. They stated that they needed a ride home. As we drove this elder home, they stated that they was going to cross the ditch in order to get home.
To make the story short, we safely got this individual home and explained that if you needed transport to and from your appointments or for safety transports to call the Health Center at 867-4696.
For medical related transports, please call 24 hours in advance to ensure transport availability.
For safety related transports please call the Health Center ASAP
Health Center Transporters
Paul Montoya, Public Health, Safety CHR
Constance Anderson, Public Health CHR
Sarah Francisco, Homecare Program Assistant
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
SANDIA HEALTH CENTER
OCTOBER 7, 2015
9 AM TO 1 PM
OCTOBER 14, 2015
NOON TO 4PM
FOR AGES 4 YEARS OLD AND UP
A flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
HEALTH CENTER CAKE DECORATING CONTEST
FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL CAKE WALK
CONTEST IS OPEN TO
AGES 12-17 YEARS OLD
THEME IS: “FALL FESTIVAL”
PLEASE HAVE CAKES TO HEALTH CENTER BY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015, 4PM-DEADLINE
GRAND PRIZE IS A PENDLETON TOWEL!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
Monday, October 5th
Anti-bullying activities include STOMP Out Bullying™’s signature campaign Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention on the first Monday of every October — this year on Monday, October 5th.
The Week of October 13th—-Make friends with someone you don’t know at school
If you’ve ever been isolated from others at school or you were knew at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.
Make friends with someone at school who you don’t know. Invite them to sit at your lunch table or join you in an after school activity. You probably wish someone had done that for you.
Be a leader. Take action and don’t let anyone at school be in isolation.
The Week of October 20th—-STAND UP for Others Week
When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.
If you don’t feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution — not the problem!
The Week of October 27th-Students can participate by
- Creating positive messages on post-its and handing them out to students at school
- Creating anti-bullying videos and sharing them on the STOMPOut Bullying site
- Sharing inspirational stories on the STOMPOut Bullying site
- Creating an act of kindness every day and challenging others to do the same. Make kindness go viral!
The more awareness that is created during the month of October — and all year round is one step closer to putting an end to bullying!
Sandia Pueblo Health Center Calendar
SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES
Help to Build Strength and Balance
Fridays at ERC after breakfast (about 8:30am) offered
by Jayme Harris
October 19, 2015
8:30am – 3:30pm
Need an appointment, have trouble hearing or trouble with your hearing aids? Call Constance Anderson, CHR at 771-5137 or 235-2235 to make an appointment.
AA MEETING SPIRIT IN RECOVERY FELLOWSHIP
At Sandia Pueblo’s Education and Recreation Center every Wednesday, 12pm to 1pm
For more information, contact John Jewett-New Behavioral Health Manager
at the Health Center at 771-5131.
Please know the room for counsel is always available for more privacy & all medication will be allowed to sit on shelf for 4 days after filling, including weekends and holidays, before they are returned to stock and will need to be reordered.
TUES 8am-5pm WED 8an-5pm
THURS 8am-5pm FRI 8am-5pm
Pueblo of Sandia Health Center
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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