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LifeBits - April
LifeBridge Health Podiatrist Writes Book for American Diabetes Association
podiatrist Neil Scheffler, D.P.M., was picked by the American
Diabetes Association (ADA) to write a book about proper foot care for diabetics.
The book, . Dr. Scheffler's book helps those with diabetes learn how to better
care for and treat their feet. Proper foot care is a major concern for the more
than 20 million American children and adults living with diabetes, since foot
disorders are one of the major contributors to hospitalization and lower
Dr. Scheffler's book, 101 Tips on Foot Care for People with
Diabetes, available through the ADA Web site and will also be sold at
LifeBridge Health Named "Best Place to Work in
LifeBridge Health was one of 10 finalists and the overall winner of the Best
Places to Work in Greater Baltimore award in the large business category
(500-plus employees). More than 180 businesses and organizations entered the
inaugural competition hosted by the Baltimore Business Journal.
To qualify for the award, at least 300 employees had to complete an online
survey about the company. LifeBridge Health had 420 people take time earlier
this year to fill one out, and the survey results were impressive. LifeBridge
Health consistently scored higher than its local peers and the national average,
earning high marks in categories like team effectiveness and trust with
co-workers. Eighty percent of LifeBridge Health respondents said they felt like
a valuable part of a team, compared to a national average of 69 percent; and 90
percent said their work is engaging.
For more information about job opportunities at LifeBridge Health, log
on to www.lifejobs.org
Levindale Volunteers "Inspire By Example"
The popularity of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Miracle Workers,"
once again showcases that people are inspired by good deeds. April 23-29 is
National Volunteer Week. The theme is "Inspire By Example." That's why
two Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital volunteers are
of special interest.
Judy Siegel spends every day except the Jewish Sabbath volunteering with the
elderly and the hospitalized. She has been visiting Levindale Mondays through
Thursdays for 21 years, pitching in wherever she is needed. No task is too big
or too small. The work Judy does at Levindale is only the beginning. When she
leaves there, she goes across the street to Sinai Hospital to volunteer at the
gift shop. On Sundays, Judy can be found at Jewish
Convalescent & Nursing Home making sure the residents get their morning
Dr. Paula Trink has been home-schooling her six children and bringing them to
Levindale every week for five years. In addition to teaching them math and
science, Dr. Trink thinks it's just important to teach them about donating their
time to help others. Over the years, her older children have gone to college,
but they take the lessons learned at Levindale with them.
Interested in volunteering at Levindale, contact the Volunteer Office
at 410-601-2260 .
A New Twist on Sensitivity Training
It's one thing to sympathize with the residents you work with at a nursing
home. It's another thing to experience what they are going through. However,
that's what is happening to the employees at Jewish Convalescent & Nursing
Home. Thanks to Jewish Convalescent's "Game of Life," employees take on a new
identity and find out what it's like to have to give away treasured pets and
belongings because they are not allowed at a nursing home.
Depending what cards they randomly pick during the hour-long "game," they see
first-hand what it's like to have their wishes ignored because they cannot
communicate, what it's like to be dependent upon a wheelchair and how important
it is to receive kindness when you are reliant on others.