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School-Year Illnesses: 5 to Watch For

While many kids dread the homework that comes when school starts again, parents tend to have a different worry: school-year illness! It’s no secret that germs spread like wildfire at school, though as kids get older, their stronger immune systems … Read More >


Fall Sports Are Back in Session

The start of school can be an exciting beginning for student athletes. Young athletes often begin practice and even competitions or games before the first day of scheduled classes. Between daily studies and the added responsibility of their team, student … Read More >

Meet Our Nurse Manager, Kathleen VanPoppelen

Kathleen VanPoppelen, BSN, BA, RN, is Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s Nurse Manager Pre-Op, Post-Op, Endoscopy, OPC and PAT. That’s a lot of titles for one person whose original interest was a career in elementary education, not the medical field. Discovering … Read More >

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Meet Jackie Jones, Director of Cardiovascular Services

Jacqueline Jones knew cardiology was her calling since the start of her nursing career in a rural 2-bed cardiac intensive care unit. Today, she has numerous nursing accreditations to her name, including Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Adult Nurse … Read More >

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Online Options Make It Simpler for Patients

Online services have become a staple for patients who want to manage their health in one convenient place. As patients prepare to come to the hospital for diagnostic tests, to give birth, or to have surgery, they are now able … Read More >