Providence Patient Advisory Council Seeks New Members

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Do you know a former patient – or family member of one – who has opinions that would be valuable to operations at Providence Medical Group, Providence Centralia or St. Peter hospitals?Providence is recruiting new members for its Patient Advisory Council (PAC). Formed two years ago, PAC allows patients and families to directly impact and influence the policies and practices affecting the care and services they receive.“The Patient Advisory Council provides an invaluable perspective,” said Providence Southwest Washington CEO Medrice Coluccio. “Our mission is all about serving patients and families. With PAC members serving on committees, the eyes of the patient are always with us.”Many of the original PAC members have re-committed to another two-year service. New members are needed to bring in representation of patients who receive care from Providence Medical Group, as well as expand representation in the different communities Providence serves.The PAC meets each month and as a collective group is used as a quasi-focus group, offering opinions on things such as potential menu changes, educational brochures for patients, and more.“The directors of nursing came in and asked what behaviors best represent ‘Your Needs Being Met,’” said VP of Quality Jill Cooper. “They also help review education materials and learn about different programs being offered at our ministries.”Individually, members of the PAC serve on Quality teams such as:Quality Oversight Committee in Centralia and OlympiaFall Team at St. Peter HospitalSkin Team at CentraliaMed Staff Committee at St Peter’sRegional Palliative Care TeamRegional Readmission Prevention Committee“Their purpose is to keep us focused on the patient and improve our quality of care,” said Cooper. “And they are also ambassadors for our ministries in the community. Their friends share both positive and negative experience and they are able to forward them.”How can I join?If you know a community member who may be interested in joining the PAC, contact Cooper at 360-493-4983 or jill.cooper@providence.org by Sept. 15.last_img read more

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Bomber teams shoot for the top at zone tournaments

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsL.V. Rogers teams head into hostile territory ranked second and third, respectively, as the High School Basketball season gets ready for playoff action.The Bomber boys begin quest for a fifth Kootenay AA Boy’s Zone Hoop Title Friday when LVR meets Fernie Falcons at the Selkirk Storm gymnasium in Kimberley.“I like our chances if we play to the level that we are capable of playing,” said Bomber skipper Blair D’Andrea.“The boys have tradition behind them and see themselves as deserving and capable of achieving the nod to head to the Big Dance.”Meanwhile the Bomber girls travel in the opposite direction to Grand Forks for the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s tournament.The Bombers, seeded third, open at 1 p.m. in the play-in game against sixth-ranked Prince Charles Comets of Creston.“If the girls play to the best of their ability, we have a real good shot at heading back to Kamloops,” said Bomber coach Bruce Fuhr. “But we must play to our ability.”Despite defeating Grand Forks in the only meeting earlier this month at the Hangar, the Bombers are still ranked behind the Wolves.Should LVR, the defending zone champion, prove to be successful against Comets, a team the Bombers manhandled during the Bomber Classic, the Heritage City squad will face the Wolves in the semi final at 6 p.m. Friday.In the other play-in game, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks face David Thompson Lakers with the winner meeting top-ranked Golden Eagles at 8 p.m.The two winners meet in the final at 4 p.m. Saturday with a berth in the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships March 9-12 in Kamloops.A victory over Fernie powers the Bombers against the winner of the Golden/Grand Forks contest. “The boys are playing well right now and we have them tuned up pretty finely in our offensive sets and defensive strategies and systems.” D’Andrea explained. “The Grade 11’s have matured to be real threats on both ends of the floor and the Grade 12’s are showing leadership and maturity.”  The final is set for 7 p.m. MST Saturday.On the other side of the draw is top ranked David Thompson Lakers, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks, host Selkirk Storm and Prince Charles Comets.Single A teams head to Nakusp to determine Kootenay berthIn Nakusp the Mount Sentinel Wildcats battle for a berth in the B.C. High School A Girl’s Basketball Championships next month in Sparwood.The other teams entered in the tournament set to begin Friday in Nakusp are Rossland Royals, Nakusp, Sparwood and Fernie Falcons.Teams play a round robin with the top overall squad capturing the zone berth. The tournament concludes Saturday.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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LVR coach leads B.C. Capitals to silver medal — Ron Mace turns back the clock and returns to the diamond as a player

first_imgRon Mace of Nelson sparked the B.C. Capitals to a silver medal at the 50-plus National Baseball Championships B.C. Day Holiday Weekend in Burlington, Ontario.Mace, coach of the L.V. Bombers Baseball team, registered a hit in the final game before Red Deer hitting took over as the Alberta squad pounded the B.C. Capitals 11-1 in the final of the 50-plus Tier I Division.“(It) was all Red Deer as they hit four different B.C. pitchers hard and often scoring the 11 runs to win,” Mace said of the final game.Mace, a seasoned veteran of the diamond game, was asked to play for the B.C. Capitals and traveled to the Lower Mainland several weekends to practice and play for the provincial champs.B.C. opened the tournament with a 5-4 loss to Red Deer.Kieth Faure of Langley was 1-for-2 and scored a run while Neil Henderson of Gibsons belted a two-RBI double.Mace had an RBI on a suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth to give the Capitals a two-run leadBut a fielding error in the bottom of the inning with the bases loaded lead to three Red Deer runs and the win for the Alberta squad.B.C. then won its next two games, blasting Ottawa Braumeisters 10-3 and Nova Scotia’s Pleasant Valley 12-6 to finish the round robin with the 2-1 record and a berth in the playoffs.Against Pleasant Valley Mace had three RBI while the LVR physical education instructor pitched two innings of relief against Ottawa.
In the semi final, against Oakville, Mace was 1-for-2 at the plate, finishing the game with a walk and two RBI as B.C, thumped the Ontario rep 13-3.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Driver jailed for 2 years

first_img2014 Christmas Eve vehicular death…can’t pay compensation and get off – presiding MagistrateBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRA West Bank Demerara man has been sentenced to jail for causing the 2014 Christmas Eve death ofDead: Khemawattie MohabirKhemawattie Mohabir.In a packed Wales Magistrate’s Court courtroom on Thursday, Magistrate Clive Nurse sentenced Kalim Mohamed to two years imprisonment for causing the death of Khemawattie Mohabir on December 24, 2014 by dangerous driving.Magistrate Nurse in reading out the sentence to the defendant noted that the court “pondered the scenario” of the $600,000 compensation that Mohamed gave the woman’s family. However, it was noted that the court was not satisfied as a life was lost. Nurse reasoned that the court cannot allow an impression to prevail that drivers can operate dangerously on the roadways, pay compensation and get off “scotch free”.“The wrong message is sent to society [if] you can drive dangerously on the road; pay a couple hundred thousand dollars and get of off free,” the Magistrate noted.The defendant’s lawyer requested that a jail term be suspended on the grounds that the $600,000 compensation had been paid. The Magistrate however maintained that once people are killed on the roadway, the perpetrators must “spend some time” behind bars, adding that sentencing will serve as a “deterrent” to future occurrences. Nevertheless, the compensation Mohamed paid was taken into consideration in relation to the amount of time the defendant would spend behind bars.Magistrate Nurse then outlined that the offence carries three to five years in jail but the defendant’s term was reduced. In the midst of light murmuring and mild gasps from those present in the courtroom, Mohamed was taken away into Police custody and will serve two years in prison.Khemawattie Mohabir, a 27-year-old mother of two, resided Lot 70 Vriesland, West Bank Demerara, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the time of her death. She died after she was struck while walking along a roadway near her home. Reports indicate that Mohabir suffered injuries to her neck and skull. It was also reported that Mohamed’s vehicle dragged the mother of two some 60 feet before it stopped.last_img read more

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Prolonged floodwaters at Mibicuri affecting cattle, cash crop farmers

first_imgProlonged flooding at Mibicuri in the Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) is having a negative effect on both cattle and cash crop farmers.The Polder has been inundated for the past week.Heavy rainfall last week caused extensive flooding in the Polder. Farms are no longer productive, in fact, many residents who are involved in small-scale farming have given up their means of a livelihood.The blocked canal to the Eversham outfall channelOne resident, Bibi Nazima, said that poor drainage has caused the current flooding at Mibicuri.“You see if the channel open the water will get to go away, and you wouldn’t get flooding in Black Bush but when the channel block up, you gotta expect the flood. You can’t plant garden and that is what we depend on for a daily bread. In Black Bush, we don’t have employment; it is just a lil bit rice and garden [cash crop]. Now when you can’t plant the garden and the rice taking about four months to cut, what will we eat? How we would live? The children have to be sent to school,” the woman told Guyana Times.According to Nazima, floodwaters were seen three weeks ago but over the past two weeks, it worsened.The canal, which drains the Polder to the Eversham outfall channel, is clogged. In fact, vegetation covers the entire canal.Water levels in other parts of the Polder remain high as there is no way for it to be released.Indrawattie Rooplall, a poultry and cash crop farmer, has lost all of her crops and many of her livestock have been affected by the floodwaters.“The water raise Saturday night and I had twenty-seven fowl hens and all dead. Six ducks dead; a drake and five hens,” she related.Rooplall said she recently bought twenty-one chickens, costing $10,000, and only seven remain, the others died as a result of the floodwaters.“The sheep drop and the baby died. The goat drop and the baby died; this water too much and on to now it not moving,” she lamented.The current situation at Mibicuri has resulted in many residents migrating, leaving their houses abandoned.Meanwhile, a further downpour on Saturday afternoon sent the water levels even higher.This flooding comes just months after the Polders of Johanna and Yakusari were inundated after hours of heavy rainfall back in May.The floods lasted some two weeks, threatening the lives of residents and farmers as they struggled against the flooded waters and health hazards.Residents had blamed the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), saying that the Yakusari Main Drainage Canal, which also drains the Polder of Johanna, has not been cleaned for the year. The NDIA had responsibility for cleaning the canal.In addition to the heavy overgrowth in the canal, the outfall channel was also blocked and there was limited access at the sluice which was also silted.last_img read more

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Kevin Shaw wins the Rocky Road Race

first_imgComing up:Thursday night Baldonnel time trial at 6:30 pm and Sunday is a Beatton –Montney Store loop road race. It starts at Humpty’s at 1 pm. **SubmittedKevin Shaw won the Rocky Road Race, Sunday, in a close sprint over Pat Ferris. Their time for the Pineview gravel classic and Stage 8 of the Spring Stage Race was 1:22:41 hours for the 38 km distance. George Gamble was third at 1:30:39 and Les Elliott 4th at 1:30:47. Jolea Bilodeau won the first ever Rocky Road Women’s Trophy with 48:20 for the 19 km distance.Thanks to Barb Polehoykie for timing!- Advertisement -Pat Ferris won the 25th Spring Stage Race for the 7th time with 32 points. George Gamble was close behind at 29 and Les Elliott third at 24. Kevin Shaw was 4th at 13 points and Bob Andrews had 8.Jolea Bilodeau won the Women’s Spring Stage Race trophy with 34 points. Six times defending Champion Barb Polehoykie was second with 13 points.Thanks to Bob Andrews for organizing this years’ Spring Stage Race Series.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dubai firm dumps deal

first_img “DP World will transfer fully the U.S. operations … to a United States entity,” H. Edward Bilkey, the company’s top executive, said in the surprise announcement that seemed to spread relief throughout the Capitol and the White House. It was unclear which American business might get the port operations. Just hours earlier, Republican House and Senate leaders privately informed the president that Congress was all but certain to block DP World’s plans. Under pressure from a disapproving public, a House committee overwhelmingly voted against it Wednesday. The leaders told Bush the Senate would do the same – despite his pointed threat to veto any legislation blocking the deal. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, said he opposed turning over the ports to the Dubai company and blamed the White House for “a terrible mishandling of the situation.” “It was a no-win situation,” Schiff said, “both because there are very real security issues that were raised with the deal and because you have an unfortunate situation of further alienating one of our allies.” Schiff added that Congress should now focus on tightening security at the ports by dramatically increasing the number of cargo containers that are inspected. The company’s announcement gives Bush an out. He now doesn’t have to back down from his staunch support of the United Arab Emirates-based company or further divide his party on a terrorism-related issue by following through with his threats to veto any legislation relating to the ports issue. The White House expressed satisfaction with the outcome. “It does provide a way forward and resolve the matter,” said Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary. “We have a strong relationship with the UAE and a good partnership in the global war on terrorism, and I think their decision reflects the importance of our broader relationship.” Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, did not say how he would have voted had the legislation to block the deal gone through. But in a prepared statement, he signaled his relief that the deal is off. “This deal did raise serious questions about port security,” Dreier said. “Now that DPW has moved to transfer the U.S. portion of this deal to a U.S. entity, I am committed to a continued focus on enhanced port security.” After weeks of controversy the end came unexpectedly and quickly. Hours after congressional leaders delivered their warning, Sen. John Warner, R-Va., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, read the company’s announcement on the Senate floor. It said that Sheik Mohammed Al Maktoum, prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, “advised the company … that this action is the appropriate course to take.” It was unclear how the company would manage its planned divestiture, and Bilkey’s statement said its announcement was “based on an understanding that DP World will not suffer economic loss.” Even critics of the deal expressed cautious optimism that DP World’s move would quell the controversy surrounding DP World’s plan to take over terminal leases at six major U.S. ports held by the London-based company it was purchasing. Congress, typically a slow-moving operation, moved at lightning speed to try blocking the deal, underscoring the deep concern over it and the anger about the White House’s unwillingness to listen. “This should make the issue go away,” said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Added Warner, “To me, that statement put an end to all of this.” The two senior senators backed the Bush administration on the issue and, Republican officials said on condition of anonymity, they had been privately urging the company to give up its quest. “The devil is in the details,” said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada, echoing other lawmakers in Congress. Rep. Peter King, applauded the decision but said he and others would wait to see the details. “It would have to be an American company with no links to DP World, and that would be a tremendous victory and very gratifying,” said the New York Republican, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. White House officials said the decision was the result of conversations between Congress and the company and that senior administration officials were not directly involved in the talks. But Warner said the result was work by “upper levels of both governments.” The company finalized its $6.8 billion purchase Thursday of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., the British firm that through a U.S. subsidiary runs important port operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia. It also plays a lesser role in dockside activities at 16 other American ports. The plans were disclosed last month, setting off a political storm in the United States even though the company’s U.S. operations were only a small part of the global transaction. DP World valued its rival’s American operations at less than 10 percent of the nearly $7billion total purchase. Republicans denounced it, furious that they learned of the plan from news reports instead of the administration. They cited concerns over a company run by a foreign government overseeing operations at U.S. ports already vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Democrats also pledged to halt the takeover and clamored for a vote in the Senate. They sought political advantage from the issue by trying to narrow a polling gap with the GOP on issues of national security. After the company’s withdrawal, the Senate indefinitely postponed a vote on a Democratic move to block the deal. Staff Writer Gary Scott contributed to this story. • AP VIDEO: Dubai Ports company to give up management of U.S. ports. For More Info AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A Dubai-owned company abruptly abandoned its plans for managing U.S. ports Thursday, defusing an election-year showdown between President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress over an issue that had become a political landmine for the GOP. last_img read more

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WOMAN STOLE PURSE AFTER IT WAS LEFT ON SHOP COUNTER

first_imgLetterkenny Court.A woman who stole a purse left on a shop counter by another customer has appeared in court.Katarzyna Lupinska appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with theft at McMahon’s Xtra Store at Main Street in Milford on October 21st last year.Lupinska, a 47 year old mum of two said she didn’t know what came over her and just decided to take the purse when she saw it siting there. The court heard how CCTV footage showed Lupinska of Lough Road in Milford, taking the purse from beside a till before putting it in her pocket.The purse contained €20 in cash a bank card.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client was very embarrassed by the incident and said she simply didn’t know what had come over her.Judge Paul Kelly was told that the purse and the money was later recovered.He applied the probation act.WOMAN STOLE PURSE AFTER IT WAS LEFT ON SHOP COUNTER was last modified: November 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:counterLetterkenny CourtMilfordpursesoplast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: DONEGAL’S U-12s WIN NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY TITLE

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: Donegal under 12 relay teams excelled in Tullamore at national inter-county cross country relays on Sunday – with the boys winning the title.They hit the front early and a sweet team victory was to ensue, led out by Buncrana’s Adam McCrudden, Killygordon’s Jack Gillespie and national champion from Burnfoot Shane McMonagle –  all Finn Valley AC –  with Cranford’s Conor Black on board.The under 12 girls led out by Amy Boyle Carr and supported by Lauren Mc Daid and Aoife Mc Grath all Finn Valley plus Letterkenny’s Karen Gallagher collected bronze while the 14 boys just missed out in 4th spot * Entries for Race 2 in the Finn Valley 5k Series to finnvalley1@gmail.com at the earliest. It’s again an 11 am start.ATHLETICS: DONEGAL’S U-12s WIN NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY TITLE was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ATHLETICS: DONEGAL’S U-12s WIN NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAY TITLElast_img read more

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