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July 2014
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WHV Demonstrates Best Practices in Nursing & Hospice Care
Zusman Hospice Earns High Marks for Patient Satisfaction


Zusman Hospice, a member of Wexner Heritage Village's comprehensive senior healthcare and housing network, outperformed both state and national averages for client satisfaction in the first quarter of 2014, according to a recent report by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.


The report is based on the results of surveys of the families of Zusman Hospice patients who passed away between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2014.


One hundred percent of those surveyed said the care provided by Zusman Hospice was consistent with their loved one's wishes and that they would "definitely recommend" Zusman Hospice to others.
WHV Training Program Gets JumpStart from OhioHealth


Several key members of Wexner Heritage Village's nursing and education team recently had the privilege of participating in an OhioHealth training program designed to give them the tools to elevate the superior care Wexner Rehabilitation patients already receive.


WHV Director of Education Bob Fish, RN, Wexner Rehabilitation Unit Director Katie Rooma,RN, and Trainer Tiffany Anders, RN, completed the two-day OhioHealth JumpStart "train-the-trainer" course as part of WHV's membership in the OhioHealth Skilled Nursing Facility Continuing Care Network.


JumpStart was launched last year by OhioHealth to ensure newly hired nurses have the most up-to-date skills and are proficient in the organization's policies and procedures. It is focused on hands-on, experiential learning through various skills stations, simulations and debriefing sessions.
WHV Welcomes cfoNew CFO
Tom McDermott Joins Executive Leadership Team

This week, Wexner Heritage Village had the privilege of welcoming Tom McDermott, CPA, into his new role as the organization's Chief Financial Officer.


"We could not be more thrilled to have Tom on board," WHV President and CEO David Rosen said. "His financial acumen and years of experience in the healthcare industry are going to be a tremendous asset. And Tom is known among his peers for his ability to work collaboratively and with genuine commitment and loyalty." 

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Mind, Body & donnakaranSpirit
Wholistic Initiatives Continue to Gain Momementum
Need for Spiritual Volunteers Continues to Grow


To meet the growing demand for individuals willing to participate in the unique and meaningful experience provided by the Nadav Spiritual Volunteer Program, a series of informational and training sessions will be offered starting this autumn.


Led by Zusman Hospice chaplains Rabbi Debbie Lefton and Mike Reynolds, the program provides training and support for people of all faiths who are interested in helping members of the Wexner Heritage Village community explore questions of faith and spirituality.


"Translated from Hebrew, nadav means generous," Rabbi Lefton said. "We are looking for people who can give generously of themselves and are willing to connect with others on a deeper level as they address issues of faith, the afterlife, religious values and belief. It's about becoming a spiritual confidant."

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WHV Urban Zen Draws Attention of Founder Donna Karan
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy at Wexner Heritage Village has attracted the attention of program creator and fashion designer Donna Karan and is being held up as an example of success on the UZIT website, urbanzen.org.


Now in its second year, WHV's Urban Zen program has become a national model for patient care and therapist training.


WHV became the first clinical setting in the Midwest to offer patients the revolutionary therapy, which combines yoga, reiki, breathing techniques and aroma therapy to reduce pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia and constipation. And working with partner Yoga On High, WHV has become a hub for training new Urban Zen practitioners.

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Mark Your Calendar... Don't Miss These Upcoming Events
  • Medicare Counseling  |  July 2, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org 
  • Coffee Talk: Stories That Bring Comfort  |  July 3, 11 am to noon  |  614-559-0243 or dlefton@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  July 10, 2:30 to 4 pm  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org 
  • Care for the Caregiver: Senior Living Options  |  July 14, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
  • Medicare Counseling  |  July 21, 10 am to noon  |  by appointment at 614-795-0927 or akuntz@whv.org
  • Art Therapy for Kids: Dream Catchers  |  July 24, 6:30 to 8 pm  |  614-559-0350 or zh@whv.org to register
Click here to view a detailed listing of all the programs offered at Wexner Heritage Village.
Health & watermelonWellness
Facts and Recipes to Support Your Healthy Lifestyle
Fitness Bands: The Basics


One of the fastest growing health and wellness trends right now is the wearable fitness tracker. And you may have already noticed more and more people sporting a variety of these rubbery looking wristbands, some with flashing lights or digital displays.


But what are these little gizmos, how do they work and, most importantly, what's the point?


Basically, these devices represent the next generation of pedometer, elevated by wireless technology to synchronize with smartphone apps that allow the user to collect, analyze and present data on activity and nutrition. Some trackers even monitor the wearer's sleep, heart rate and body temperature.

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Surprise! It's Watermelon!


Just about everyone would agree that a cool slice of watermelon is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.


But this juicy fruit, a superb source of vitamin C, is not exactly what it seems. Technically it's not a melon at all, but a pepo, a type of berry known for a think rind and fleshy center. And in a variety of recipes watermelon can be disguised to replace other key ingredients to create some tasty savory dishes.


If you are feeling adventurous, try fooling your dining companions this summer with this sampling of quick and easy watermelon dishes - gazpacho, sweet & tangy salad and salsa.

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