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Ice cream social held for 7E staff

by Mary Helen Yarborough
Public Relations
To celebrate the recent opening of the Discharge Lounge, 7 East staff was treated to an ice cream social on July 3.
Since it opened in April, 7 East staff sent the most guests through the Discharge Lounge, which has served “an invaluable role in improving and expediting the patient discharge process,” said Leslie Anne Folsom, R.N., of the hospital’s Patient Access Services/Admit, Transfer Center and Discharge Lounge.
The lounge, which is part of the Admit Transfer Center, is staffed full-time with a registered nurse, and is designed to expedite the flow of patients through the discharge process. This helps make beds more readily available for patients awaiting placement within the hospital.
Located in the lobby of the main hospital, the lounge offers guests recliners, full meals, snacks, and use of a wide screen TV as they await transportation home. The lounge is open noon to 8:30 p.m. weekdays.
Folsom said the Admit Transfer Center, the Discharge Lounge and staff plan to recognize the efforts by more patient units in coming months with similar staff-appreciation celebrations.
For more information, call 876-6759.


Friday, July 18, 2008
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