Thursday, June 14, 2018

From the Archives : When Did Mercy Change Its Name?

Question : When did Mercy change it's name?

Answer : In 1917, Lakeside Hospital (aka Lakeside Sanitarium) was renamed Mercy Hospital after the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother purchased it from the local Physicians who had been running it since 1912.  [From "The Red Book" chapter on Mercy Hospital, c1960.]

In 1968, Mercy Hospital became Mercy Medical Center after merging with Marian Home.
[See ONW article April 5, 1968.]

In 2017, Mercy Medical Center officially changed it's name to Ascension Mercy Hospital to align with naming conventions at Ascension Healthcare.  At the time, the public had the impression that they could get more services at a hospital than at a medical center.

As of June 1, 2018,  Ascension Mercy Hospital and Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital adopted a new legal name together : Ascension NE Wisconsin.   This has been described as only a legal business name change for tax purposes.   Billing notices may state that patients received services at Ascension NE Wisconsin - Mercy Campus, although we are still doing business as Ascension Mercy Hospital as evidenced by the signage around the hospital.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nurses Choice Recommended Reading - June 2018

June 2018

Effects of Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C on Human Skin Cells: Is the Perceived Effect Measurable?
Advances in Skin & Wound Care, May 2018

Sedation in the ICU: A mindful approach to achieving a balance
Nursing Critical Care, May 2018

Communicating With Older Adults
Home Healthcare Now, May/June 2018

Family history of substance use disorder and chronic pain management
The Nurse Practitioner, June 2018

Specialty certification: Nurses' perceived value and barriers
Nursing Management, May 2018

The Affordable Care Act: Where are we now?
Nursing, May 2018

Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program on a Specialty Nursing Unit
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, June 2018

The Efficacy of Regional Anesthesia Techniques to Control Postoperative Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June 2018

Skin to Skin Contact: Newborn Temperature Stability in the Operating Room
MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, May/June 2018

Routine Versus Clinically Indicated Short Peripheral Catheter Replacement: An Evidence-based Practice Project
Journal of Infusion Nursing, May/June 2018

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.

* Questions about access, contact Your Ascension Wisconsin Librarians :

Michele Matucheski        Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely      Kellee Selden