Hoag Nurses in the Community
Hoag Nurses are using their nursing knowledge and skill outside of the workplace to promote health in the community! Hoag nurses volunteer their time to provide health screening at community events and give advice on a variety of topics including diet and exercise as well as educate the public on the importance of preventative care, stroke prevention, hand washing, vaccinations, and many more.
Nurses are the foundation of any successful social health care program within a community. Hoag nurses do so much more than simply improve the health and well-being of patients who are in the hospital or receiving care at another Hoag facility. They extend that care to our community members.
Hoag nurses from various departments participated in a recent Senior Saturday event in Huntington Beach to promote stroke prevention and help educate community members about the warning signs to recognize in the event of a stroke. During this event Hoag nurses gave away 900 koozies, 500 magnets and more than 1,000 jar openers with the FAST acronym to recognize the signs of a stroke. They also performed more than 200 stroke risk assessments.
Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness
For Donate Life month, Hoag nurses helped spread awareness by giving away more than 250 Pass it On cards with organ donor registry information, along with Donate Life wristbands.
These are just a few of the many examples of Hoag nurses donating their time to participate in meaningful community events.