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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Newspaper Archive: May 13, 1987 - Page 5

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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas May The McKenna Memorial Part C Page SA Lucy Wilson talks with a pa tient This is the third in a series of departmental overviews about McKenna Memorial Hospital The HeraldZeitung publishes these hospital staffwritten articles as part of the obser vance of National Hospital Week and Texas Hospital Social Services McKenna Memorial Hospitals Social Service department assumes responsibility for two major pro gramswithin the hospital discharge planning and patient rela A oneandonehalfperson depart Joan Bass is director and Lucy Wilson serves as McKennas patient During her 20 hours in Social Ser vices each Lucy goes from room to room greeting and meeting our She conducts a short interview to gather both compliments and complaints from patients regarding any aspect of their stay in the Lucy listens closely and takes note of any complaints or suggestions that will be used to improve our hospital and the care we The discharge planning program for our patients begins upon admis sion and sees the patient through While following the pa tients plan of cafe during the Social Services department develops a discharge plan for continuity of care upon release from By utilizing a wide variety of community this depart ment is able to satisfy the majority of the patients needs for his conti nuing recovery outside the While not all patients are in need of discharge this depart ment is also available for providing public financial coor dinating and providing information on McKennas LaMaze keeping and providing an adult sit ters and providing two sets of ears for good listening Red Cross Volunteers Volunteerism is alive and well at the Comal County Chapter of the American Red Ask the pa tients and staff at McKenna Memorial Hospital and other care facilities in New Braunfels who use Local volunteers gave hours during the first quarter of 1987 to the many facilities they The volunteers give out informa play bingo and other write and serve in many other ways as requested by the The use of all com munity service volunteers is regulated by the guidelines set up by the American National Red The Red Cfoss volunteers have quite a range of age The youngest volunteer is Britta Whit field at age Rickie Nowotny is the oldest and most graceful v Many volunteers are new to the Red Cross and many have volunteered their time for Ernestine Snyder has generously served the community for 52 There are many couples who volunteer their time such as Stevie and Jack who work on the disaster The community has many wonderful volunteers such as those mentioned and McKenna Memorial Hospital is proud to be have all the special individuals who volunteer their time to Thank you Nutritional Services What does every patient have in common They are all experts on food preparation and their in dividual food Every patient expects proper medical a clean and a safe but they an ticipate appetizing meals three times a Peoples taste expecta tions are difficult to please when they are When people do not feel their tastes may be medications affect appetite and taste It is difficult to please every client in a so you can imagine how difficult it is to please ill patients 100 percent of the Our goal is to provide nutritious meals 16 the patients as part of their rehabilitation Diets for patients vary according to the diet prescribed by their physi cian for their disease Approx imately 50percent of the patients receive regular The other 50 percent have modifications ranging from calorie Others may require commercial sup plements to provide adequate mutrient intake because of lack of appetite or disease With recent increased awareness of the correlation between diet and patients are more aware of the need for reliable and accurate nutrition There are now more demands for the clinical ser vices of a registered dietician because people are more receptive to health nutritional There are two registered dieti cians on staff who coordinate food production with clinical services such as nutritional assessment and diet A quality assurance program has been developed to identify patients at high nutritional The dietician visits patients to assess their nutri tional status and makes recommen dations to the physicians and The dietician modifies the pa tients meals in attempts to increase or decrease their calorie If the patient requires information regarding the diet a diet instruction is explained to the Carmela a salad works under the hanging tools in the kitchens large kitchen area Red Cross Volunteer Ivan Lewis mans the desk patient and family upon physician There is a dietetic assistant who also visits patients for regular soft and diets as She assists patients with menu selections and also records food preferences and If she finds a patient at nutritional she refers this patient to the After the information is obtained regarding food this in formation is recorded in the Nutri tional Services file A food tally count is tabulated daily from the selections patients have made on the regular diets and the food preferences patients have requested in accordance with their diet The diet clerk tabulates a count of the servings that will be needed for the following davs and supper food She transfers this in formation to the production sheet for each work area Each areas worker uses this information to prepare the exact number of serv ings of whatever item is on the menu for that particular and supper meal preparations continue during the 20 hours the department is Kvery person has an important task to complete in the production of the ranging from the preparation of food to the cleaning and sanitiz ing of the and work areas Through the services of the Nutri tional Services pa tients arc served meals that will promote an appropriate meal intake for their individual If the department did not individualize the care for each patients would not receive the optimum care they That is our goal MOMENTUM Condensed Statement of Condition ASSETS Cash and Due from Banks Government Securities Municipal Securities Total Securities Federal Funds Sold Loans Property Equipment Net Accrued Income Other Assets TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES Deposits Demand Time Total Deposits Unearned Discount on Loans All Other Liabilities TOTAL LIABILITIES Reserve for Possible Loan Losses SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY Capital Stock Surplus Reserve for Contigencjes Retained Earnings Total ShjrehQlcJers Equity TOTAL LIABILITIES EQUITY March March A Momentum lirawifels iO 1MstoJ Plaza Memiwr TX 78 1 5 OFFICERS Joe Seibold Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Randall Haugh President OPERATIONS LENDING Daniel Dietert Executive Vice President Cashier Dorothy Kocnig Vice President Margaret Messer Vice President Ginger Hanz Assistant Cashier Karen Wofford Assistant Cashier Deborah Bright Senior Vice President Daniel Vice President Joseph Castilleja Assistant Vice President Debra Lynn Krueger Assistant Cashier Secretary to the Chairman of the Board ACCOUNTING CREDIT Dee Haffner Accounting Officer Betty Rust Vice President CUSTOMER SERVICE MarEakes Assistant Cashier Beverly Garrott Assistant Cashier DIRECTORS Raymond Baese Investments Jauelle Berger Irvin Boarnet Chairman Emeritus Attorney James Cornelius Attorney Robert Davis Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Alamo Haugh Craig liol Surveying Rick Reed Certified Public Accountant Walter Array Retired Mitchell Joe Seibold Chairman of the Hoard and Chief Executive Officer Steven Taylor Secretary to the Board Attorney Robert Uhr Real Estate Stanley Woodward Nolan   

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