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Health News Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 11A Plumas Health (EPHC) cele- of serving the s of east- County with Cial celebration Aug. 4, where the Ilursing wing was that the new occupied by the after fac- delays due to state regulations construc- 200 people were several of the staff, both past and receive special for their years of of the board of EPHC, Ray made the pre- , With the first go- Gernon Hes- known as Hesselschwerdt from Illinois the current the best town fam- With a friendly, manner and a very sincere all his patients," who previ- football at Por- said Hes- spent a lot of his ending practice quality present on safety of the read: "In recog- OUtstanding ser- to the Plumas the award, thanked Don- the kind words board of direc- staff the real can't have this without the full partici- pation and support of the peo- ple in it and believe me when you think about what we have now and where we have been several times in the past 30 years, it's pretty obvious that somebody is putting in a lot of good work, dollars, co- operation and everything it takes to produce something Armani," he said. Also receiving awards for their commitment and ser- vice to the patients of eastern Plumas County were: Dr. Christopher Stanton, Dr. John Raeder, and Dr. Leon Dura. Employee Annie Tate re- ceived an award for her con- tinued dedication, which be- gan when the hospital first opened its doors. Present for the celebration and tour of the new facility were Congressman Wally Herger and State Assembly- man Sam Aanestad. Herger is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which oversees the Medicare program and the financial and operational aspects of many of the regulations that the hospital district falls un- der. Charles Guenther, EPHC chief executive officer, said during the past two years, Herger has taken it upon himself to become acquainted with the challenges of rural health care and has been ex- tremely helpful in finding re- lief for rural hospitals. "Nothing is more impor- tant to our small communi- ties than our local hospitals and it takes the full coopera- tion of all to overcome the many challenges facing rural hospitals and together we will," said Herger. Aanestad, a physician him- self, has made numerous trips to the area to help find solutions for the problems facing rural hospitals. Aanestad said having been a physician in Grass Valley, he understands very well the problems rural hospitals have, with seven of those rur- al hospitals in his district. "This is probably one of the CA Contractors Lic. #757517 '1569 PAUL FLOORS TO Go 2~ Lawnmm Stn~ P.O. BOX 1122 Quincy, CA m71 Cell (530) 249-0141 Professional g teacher seeking dedicated students. Beginning through advanced level instruction. Personalized curriculum. Flexible scheduling. Andrew Ohren Spedahz;ng in classic,,1 stile 831- 'FS8 Stanley 800- 733-6126 RICHARD D. 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While the hospital, board and staff celebrated 30 years of service, it also began look- ing to the next 30 years. The mission of the nonprof- it organization is to provide quality medical services to those who reside in or visit the region, in concert with the community, and to work to restore and promote the health and well-being of the community as a whole. Keeping that mission in the forefront, the board mem- bers, medical staff and de- partment managers have set forth new organizational val- ues, which establish clear standards for how the organi- zation behaves in pursuit of its mission in the communi- ty. Those values include: putting patients first, build- ing strong relationships, maintaining integrity and ex- cellence, being fiscally re- sponsible and behaving ethi- cally, and promoting a healthy community as an es- sential ingredient in personal happiness and fulfillment. During the celebration, the EPHC Auxiliary was honored for its continued support. The auxiliary, which had been serving patients since 1957 when the hospital was owned and "operated by West- ern Pacific Railroad, worked to raise money for the new hospital and its landscaping and continues to serve pa- tients. In the years since its open- ing it has been the support of the community, the work of the auxiliary, and the dedica- tion of the staff that has kept the doors to the hospital open. Lighting is probably the smallest portion of an electric bill-and often the most waste- ful. We want to share a few thoughts on making the most of less lighting without di- minishing the brightness. Try these tips to "light up your life" wisely: > Concentrate the light in areas where you most need it-where you read or sew. > Use "Energy Miser" and "Supersaver" bulbs-- they save up to 13% of electricity use. > Use one large bulb rather than two (or more) small bulbs. A 100-watt bulb pro- duces more light with less energy than two 60-watt bulbs. > Fluorescent lighting is more efficient and lasts 8 to 15 times longer. > When away on vacation use a timer instead of keeping lights on steadily-it save money and increases ' security. Bright lighting adds cheer and safety to your home. Do- hag it wisely adds savings to your electric bills. PLUMA_S-SIERRA REC Electrictt9 Satellite TV Internet [530) 832-4261 Photo by Ty Barbour/Chico Enterprise Record Alex Oehler, rewesenting Congressman Wally Herger, admires the cake deliv- ered by AARP Congressional Coordinator Nancy Lund in honor of the 38th birth- day of Medicare. The message delivered with the cake was "Prescription Drugs in Medicare Now-Add the Missing Piece." AARP delivers a sweet Congressman Wally mired the cake, which wasLund is baffled, and does Herger got a sweet surprise as delicious as it was beau- not understand why Saturday, June 30, in hon- tiful. Medicare will cover 80% ef or of the 36th birthday of AARP delegations deliv- the cost of a visit to a physi- Medicare. ered similar cakes to bun- cian~ but not a cent toward AARP Congressional Co- dreds of congressional of- prescribed medicines. ordinator Nancy Lund, of rices throughout the coun- And, if Medicare will not Greenville, delivered a try, according to Lund. cover medicine, most sup- cake with a big piece miss- "The symbolism of a plementary insurance com- ingoutofit, round cake with a piece panies will not pay, either. She did not eat the miss-missing was so appropri- ing piece. Renowned Indian ate," said Lund. While the cost of pre- Valley cake baker Gina While Medicare provides scription drugs keeps ris- Norman made it that way hospital coverage, diagnos- ing, the lack of insurance on purpose to illustrate a tic services such as mare- coverage is becoming more message important to se- mograms and prostate can-and more critical for those niorcitizens: cer screening, it does not earning middle incomes, "Prescription Drugs in cover prescription drugs.I,und said. Medicare Now--Add the Medicare provides reed- "Mr. Herger needs to Missing Piece." ical benefits to 95% of the hear that message," I,und Alex Oehler, Herger's senior population, and emphasized. representative in Chico, ad- many disabled persons. 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