Friday, December 18, 2015
Expanded access to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and JAMA Internal Medicine.
MHC Associates now have expanded access to JAMA Network content including slide sets, supplemental content, Continuing Medical Education, quizzes and polls, etc.
When searching in PubMed and JAMA articles appear in the search, you will now be able to click on the icon link at the end of the abstract which will take you directly to the full text article. The icons look like this:
You may sign up for the Electronic Table of Contents distribution list and have each new issue of these journals delivered, electronically, to your email. Send Deb Knippel an email if you would like to be added to either distribution list.
Check these journals out today by clicking on the links below:
This upgrade will provide more efficient and thorough access to the excellent content that is offered by JAMA. If you need access to other JAMA Network journal articles, please contact Library Services. We can’t exactly afford to purchase more of the JAMA Network Journals, but we should be able to get articles here and there.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Recommended Reading : Ten Thousand Horses : How Leaders Harness Raw Potential for Extraordinary Results by John Stah-Wert / Ken Jenlnings
By Guest Blogger : Karen Schaefer, Lean Education Director for Ministry Health Care
Ten Thousand Horses is a fictional story of a struggling manager who goes to his old mentor who runs a ranch that promotes adoption of wild mustang horses and troubled youths (Think : Rawhide Ranch only horses instead of cars).
He learns the application of the model T x 3C=E
Trust x Challenge/Charge/Cheer=Engagement.
I would recommend this book as an enjoyable read – especially for new/existing middle managers.
Available at the MMC Library : Call Number HD 57.7 S715 2007 Management Collection
Contact Librarian, Michele Matucheski, if you’d like to borrow this book.
Karen Schaefer, RN, MSN
Lean Education Director
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Here are just SOME of the research projects that Your Librarians have worked on in the past year.
Research demonstrates that Librarian-led information services improve clinical decision making and patient care outcomes. Library Services and quality health information can:
- · Reduce hospital costs and length of stay
- · Improve diagnosis, patient care outcomes and clinical decision making
- · Further their institution's mission and goals through expert searches, teaching health professional literature searching skills, providing community outreach programs, supporting innovation and research, and disseminating the best medical and business practice information.
- · Contribute to Magnet Accreditation by teaching nurses and nursing students literature searching skills
- · Help avoid adverse events
- · Save health professionals' time
The Christmas Village is once again on display in the MMC Library, across from the Hallmarks of History. Special thanks to Volunteer Helen Mathe, who sets it up for us every year.
The Christmas Village was given to Mercy by an anonymous donor back in the year 2000. The note accompanying the gift read :
If looking at this village makes you happy or brings you peace, then pass along those feelings to others whom you meet this holiday season. Please give a hug from me to everyone young and old who is spending time with you this holiday season. Let them know they are being remembered.
The antique German nativity set is also once again on display outside the MMC Library in a display case across from the Sisters panel of the Hallmarks of History.
In years past, this nativity set was displayed in the MMC cafeteria. It is now part of the Mercy Archives. The hand-painted nativity set was rediscovered at the back of a little-used closet of the old hospital in 1980, and is now proudly displayed behind the glass protection of a display case.
The Nativity set was quite old and in sad condition when it was first found. However the loving hands of volunteer Dolly Pahlow, set to work attaching broken pieces and even recreating an angel’s wing. She spent months patching and painting the 20 figures in their original colors with the encouragement of former food service director, Bob Brennan.
Read the following newspaper articles for more info about this local treasure.
Mercy VolunteerRestores Figurse for Nativity Scene – 1985 and Restoration Project is aLabor of Love (pdf)