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 came out to support their communities and to walk as well as provide educational resources at a booth sponsored by the Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute.
Hoag stroke nurses and inpatient rehab team members recently participated in the 2023 Hoag Flu Shot Health Fairs and other Community Health Fairs to educate the public about BE FAST to recognize the warning signs of stroke, and the modifiable risk factors for stroke. During these events we provided over 800 stroke risk assessments, gave away over 700 BE FAST magnets and over 1300 jar openers with the stroke warning signs. The Hoag stroke program, part of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, is pleased to provide education to our communities to raise awareness about how to recognize a stroke and optimize risk factors for stroke prevention.
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.