EverHeart will offer hospice education
EverHeart Hospice announced last week that it will be offering hospice education to the public and healthcare organizations.
Tina Douglas, EverHeart’s clinical and community educator, will lead the hospice education program. It will include free nursing continuing education for healthcare organizations and general hospice education for community groups.
“Many people have the misconception that hospice is only for someone in their final few days of life,” said EverHeart marketing manager Jennifer Overholser in a press release. “However, people can receive hospice at home for many months, sometimes even years. Starting hospice sooner allows patients more time to enjoy benefits such as Music Therapy and Chaplain support that are offered by EverHeart Hospice.”
EverHeart provides service in 10 counties, including Randolph.
Ardagh Glass Packaging – UK is in the process of building an “efficient furnace” to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from the glass production process.
Ardagh, which operates glass manufacturing facilities in Dunkirk and Winchester, is installing the furnace at its plant in Doncaster, England. It makes use of a more efficient melter to reduce gas consumption and carbon emissions.
An Industrial Energy Transformation Fund grant is funding part of the project.
“Ardagh Glass Packaging – Doncaster’s Efficient Furnace project will improve efficiency at the facility while reducing its carbon footprint,” said AGP – UK operations director Greg Methven in a press release. “The grant support provided has been a key enabler in upgrading the project from a standard cross-fired furnace to more energy efficient, end-fired furnace technology.”
DNV recently certified Reid Health as a Primary Stroke Center.
The assurance and risk management firm certified Reid for its “readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems.” It is based on standards set by the Brain Attack Coalition and American Stroke Association and looks at diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education.
“Our teams are committed to providing the best possible stroke care,” said Reid vice president/chief nursing officer Misti Foust-Cofield. “Dr. Jordan Raynor, Dr. Aaron Wasserman, Stroke Coordinator Alison Swihart, Stroke Clinical Education Specialist Erika Millsaps, and their teams deserve to have a light shined on all the work they’ve put into this program and everything they do to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”
Indiana Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its 2023 NextEra Energy Resources Community of the Year Award.
The award goes to an Indiana community for “significant contributions to its local business climate and overall image during the past year.” The award will be presented at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner on Nov. 14 in Indianapolis.
“It will be exciting to once again honor a community that’s taking charge in promoting prosperity and enhancing the quality of life of its residents,” said Indiana chamber president and CEO Kevin Brinegar in a press release. “I’m always amazed to see the different strategies used, many of which can be replicated by others.”
Home sales drop
Indiana Association of REALTORS (IAR) reported recently that home sales dipped in April.
According to the association’s data, 6,170 homes were sold in Indiana in April, down 19% from the previous year. Also, fewer homes were available for sale, with inventory dropping by 30% over the last two months. (New listings in April were down 20% from 2022.)
“Inventory isn’t as tight as 2021 or early 2022 but buyers should be prepared to be decisive if they find the right home,” said IAR president Lynn Wheeler in a press release. “We continue to see fewer new listings hitting the market with most current homeowners locked into lower mortgage rates and moving more cautiously.”
Indianapolis International Airport recently became a KultureCity certified facility.
KultureCity is a not-for-profit focused on “sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities.” As part of the certification, Indianapolis airport staff receive training to recognize airport patrons with sensory needs and how to handle sensory overload situations.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the world as fully as possible, and travel is one way that we do that,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority executive director Mario Rodriguez in a press release. “Our community partnership programs like KultureCity, Soaring for Autism and other dedicated efforts are opportunities to provide excellent customer service to everyone, including those with disabilities and sensory conditions.”