International Self-Care Day recognized July 24; behavioral health tips, resources

In 2011, the International Self-Care Foundation (ISF) established International Self-Care Day to raise awareness about the importance of self-care in overall health and wellness. International Self-Care Day is recognized each year on July 24 as a symbol that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day,  seven days a week.

Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, particularly during periods of stress. Health and wellness is the cornerstone of Purdue’s Healthy Boiler Program, and behavioral health is one of the five pillars of focus. There are online and in-person

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Kaiser Permanente Fresno Recognized for Safe Patient Care

FRESNO — The Leapfrog Group recognized Kaiser Permanente Fresno with a top score of “A” in its biannual Hospital Safety Grades report, which examined and graded nearly 3,000 hospitals throughout the United States.

Image of the Kaiser Permanente logo. A total of 16 Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals received “A” grades including: Antioch, Fremont, Fresno, Manteca, Modesto, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Vacaville, Vallejo and Walnut Creek. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Oakland, Richmond, Sacramento, and San Leandro received “B” grades.

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“Providing safe patient care is our top priority,” said

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Oncology Nurses Recognized for Excellence in Patient Care,

Fort Myers, Florida, May 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Each May, during Oncology Nursing Month, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC (FCS) recognizes two outstanding nurses within the practice. More than 40 nurses were nominated by their peers and fellow team members for their superior quality of oncology nursing and leadership capabilities. Nominees were considered for two nursing excellence awards: patient care and advocacy and leadership.

This year, the Excellence in Nursing Care Award was renamed after a previous winner, Brandi Riber, a nurse from the FCS Fort Myers Cancer Center who lost her battle with cancer late last

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