Good Samaritan Healthcast
By Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan HealthcastAug 31, 2023
Grief Support Group, Camp Memiki, and more resources for those dealing with grief and caregiver burnout
In this episode, Katie speaks with Jamie Kroeger, the bereavement and volunteer coordinator, and Kenzie Barrett, the Infusion and Hospice Nurse Manager, about different groups offered at Good Samaritan. One of these groups, Caregiver Support Group, was born out of a suggestion for a resource for those experiencing caregiver burnout. Also offered is options for those dealing with grief. This includes a grief support group and camp for children experiencing grief. Jamie and Kenzie discuss how to get involved with these resources and how to reserve your spot.
Patient surveys at Good Samaritan: what to expect, when to expect them, and what your answers do to help us provide better care
In this episode, Katie speaks with Cassie Abel, Director of Patient Experience, about patient surveys. She discusses the difference between outpatient and inpatient surveys, and what your answers do to better help us care for you and your loved ones. Cassie also gives examples of the influence of surveys answers.
Ostomy services offered at Good Samaritan and how inpatient and outpatient populations can receive care for their ostomy
In this edition, Katie Lovell speaks with Melinda Carie about Ostomy Services at Good Samaritan. She also discusses common issues and misconceptions about life with an ostomy. Melinda gives contact information and instructions on how to set up an appointment with her as an outpatient appointment and requirements for being seen.
How Virtual Nursing at Good Samaritan is helping patients and nurses better serve our community
In this episode, Katie speaks with Lilly Cassel, Director of Acute Care, about Virtual Nursing. This program has been active at Good Samaritan for 8 weeks with the help of Banyan and is already serving our patients and nurses. Lilly also discusses management styles and ways that Good Samaritan is supporting their nurses by helping to fill in the gaps to get nurses back to the bedside.
Pharmacist discusses safe disposal of prescription medications and Drug Take Back Day hosted by Good Samaritan
In this episode, Katie speaks with Heather McKinley, the Good Samaritan Pharmacy Staff Development Supervisor, about Drug Take Back Day. This event is hosted by Good Samaritan and will take place on April 20, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This will give community members the opportunity to dispose of their unused and expired medications properly. Heather also discusses the dangers of not disposing of these medications and alternative options for disposal that is offered year-round.
Hormone Optimization Therapy to treat mood swings, fatigue, hot flashes and more
In this episode, Katie speaks with Dr. Dustin Blackwell and Nurse Practitioner Lindsey Van Schoyck about the Biote Method. This method is for hormone optimization and replacement for those who need it. Unbalanced hormones can cause fatigue, mood swings, hot flashes, sleep issues and so much more. With this method, Dr. Blackwell and Lindsey discuss how to treat patients while keeping them energized. This method is for those who want to age healthier and live happier.
Good Samaritan Medical Laboratory Scientist program for students with or working on their Bachelor degrees in a related field
In this episode, Katie speaks with Tracy Snyder, Director of Laboratory, about Good Samaritan's Medical Laboratory Science program which Tracy serves as the Program Director for. Tracy discusses the kinds of candidates the program is looking for, as well as how this program will prepare students for their Board of Registry exam. She also talks about the opportunities for students once this program is completed.
Pelvic floor physical therapy for bladder health and leakage, painful intercourse, and postpartum health
In this episode, Katie speaks with Ellie Herman, a physical therapist at Good Samaritan, about pelvic floor physical therapy. Ellie recounts her experience with women struggling postpartum, bladder leakage issues, and painful intercourse. In this enlightening episode, Ellie explains that just because it's common, doesn't make it normal and how patients can seek help.
Good Samaritan Oncology Services, how to navigate a cancer diagnosis, and the help available
In this edition of the Good Samaritan Healthcast, Katie speaks with Kerri Pruitt, the Oncology Nurse Navigator at Good Samaritan. Kerri discusses her role and how she helps patients navigate their diagnosis and how to contact her. She also discusses the benefits of coming to Good Samaritan, even if your Oncologist is not located here.
Severe Winter Weather Preparedness
In this episode, Katie speaks with Troy Sanders, the Emergency Management Coordinator, about how to stay safe in the winter. Troy touches on preparedness and how to be ready when a storm hits, whether you're at home, on the road, or at work. He also discusses common hazards when it comes to fire safety and generator use.
Patient Family Engagement Council and the benefits that it brings to the community as well as Good Samaritan
In this episode, Katie talks with Cassie Abel, the Director of Patient Experience at Good Samaritan. Cassie has been championing the efforts of patient experience as well as good employee experiences for the past two years. She sits down with Katie and talks about PFEC, a council designed to advocate for our patients. By spreading good news and updates throughout the community, this council keeps community members updated on the goings-on at the hospital, while offering a face for the community to trust with concerns and suggestions. Cassie also talks about her hopes of expanding this council and what the process looks like for those that do.
Respiratory illnesses and how to stay healthy this holiday season
COO Adam Thacker and Dr. Scott Stine discuss common illnesses during this holiday season. They also discuss ways to stay healthy and how to spread holiday cheer without spreading germs.
National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and how Good Samaritan is helping to combat lung cancer
In this episode, Katie speaks with Radiation Oncology Manager and Lung Screening Coordinator Patty Inyart about National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Patty discusses screening options for those at risk and the stigma that surround lung cancer patients. She also discusses resources to quit and how to be screened.
The Great American Smokeout and resources to quit now
In this addition, Katie speaks with Tammy Howell about the Great American Smokeout. Tammy talks facts about cigarettes and smoking, as well as tips and resources to quit.
Christmas opportunities for Good Samaritan employees and how they can give back
In this episode, Katie talks with Deb Swain, the Community Relations Specialist, about Christmas at Good Samaritan. Deb and Katie discuss the Angel Tree, nursing home stockings, and community events that Good Samaritan will be participating in. They also talk about a new opportunity that will allow employees to spread charity and Christmas cheer to our troops.
Parkinson's Awareness and the support that Good Samaritan offers to those effected
In this addition, Adam Thacker speaks with Physical Therapist Joy Uy about Parkinson's. She discusses how to help treat the disease as well as services and support offered to those with it.
SIDS Awareness Month and how Good Samaritan is helping moms to combat infant mortality
In this episode, Katie talks with Casandra DeBord, Safety PIN Project Director, and Madelyn Taylor, OB Nurse Manager about SIDS. They also discuss all of the educational opportunities offered at Good Samaritan for moms.
Dr. Oksana Karpov talks obesity and how primary care physicians can help patients reach their goals
In this addition, Dr. Scott Stine speaks with Dr. Oksana Karpov about obesity. They tackle what obesity means and how fad diets work for individuals. They also discuss how primary care physicians can support patients in their goals.
Good Samaritan Foundation services and fundraisers to help the community
In this episode, Katie talks with Helen Seirp, Good Samaritan Foundation Board President, and Tina Meeks, Donor Relations Coordinator, about the upcoming Foundation gala and what this fundraiser means for Good Samaritan and the community.
Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarships, different kinds of recipients, and how leaders can set up their employees for success
In this episode, Katie speaks with Foundation Director Nicole Coomer and scholarship recipient Amanda Varble about scholarships. Nicole discusses the different benefits of scholarships from the Foundation, and how a degree isn't the only form of reimbursement that is offered. Amanda elaborates on the certification she was able to obtain through the Foundation and what doors it has opened. They also discuss community and how Good Samaritan sets its employees up to serve.
Trauma Services talks about the Fall Safety Baby Shower where soon-to-be moms will receive a FREE car seat and a pack 'n play
On this episode, Katie debuts Shannon and Sydney on their first podcast episode. They discuss the upcoming Fall Safety Baby Shower and how moms can register. They also talk about the booths that will be there, the free things moms will receive, as well as the other things that Trauma Services gets to do year round.
How to register for the Be Fast 5K, how it is giving back to stroke patients, and how Good Samaritan is helping to prevent strokes from happening and reoccurring with Erika Watts
This week, Katie sat down with Erika Watts, Stroke Program Coordinator at Good Samaritan, to talk about the Be Fast 5K coming up on October 29th and how to register. She also spoke about how this fundraiser is being used to give back to stroke patients in our community. Katie also asked Erika about her role at Good Samaritan and how she is helping to prevent strokes from happening and supporting stroke patients in their recovery.
Dancing with the Vincennes Stars and how this fundraiser is helping to raise money for the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse
In this episode, Katie speaks with Cher Wehrman, Community Care Coordinator at the Samaritan Center, about Dancing with the Vincennes Stars. This is a new fundraiser that will occur annually to help raise money for the Wabash Valley Friendship Clubhouse. Cher speaks about what the Clubhouse is utilized for, their need for funds, and how this fundraiser will help She also tells Katie all about what this fundraiser will look like, including who our "stars" are and how the community can attend, donate, and vote!
Partial hospitalization, chemical dependency, and how Good Samaritan helps to build a reliable support system to help through addiction
On this episode, Katie speaks with Stephanie Beard, Chemical Dependency Manager, about partial hospitalization. Beard discusses what the program looks like, the support out there for those needing help, and how Samaritan Center and Good Samaritan set clients up for success after the program has been completed.
How Good Samaritan is Bringing Exercise and Health Education to the Community through Walk With a Doc
In this episode, COO Adam Thacker speaks with Dr. Kristin Mahan about Walk With a Doc. What it is, the benefits, and how Vincennes and surrounding communities can participate in exercise and health education each week.
How Good Samaritan is helping the community through hypnotherapy and trance
In this addition of the Good Samaritan Healthcast, Katie speaks with Dr. Justin Johnson about how Good Samaritan and the IU Residency Clinic is helping the community through hypnotherapy and trance. Dr. Johnson explores what he is trained to do, how a patient could sign up for hypnotherapy, and what topics don't work well with this type of therapy.
Gender Affirming Care, Gender Dysphoria, and How Good Samaritan is Offering Life-Saving Care Through Treatment
On this episode, Katie speaks with Dr. Bryce Meck about Gender Affirming Care, gender dysphoria, and how Good Samaritan is offering life-saving care through this treatment.
Safe Weight Loss Treatments, Surgeries, Diets, and Lifestyle Changes
In this episode, Katie speaks with Dr. Lee McKinley about safe weight loss treatments. Dr. McKinley discusses which diets work, how family history can effect your health, and what qualifies those seeking out weight loss surgery.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Update
In this episode, Katie speaks with Dr. Andrea Patterson about the new 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Dr. Patterson also touches on who the lifeline caters to, who it doesn't, and her personal experience as a crisis counselor.
Trauma Treatment with Christy Riddle
In this episode, new host Katie Lovell speaks with Nurse Practitioner and therapist Christy Riddle about different treatments for trauma. Through medications and therapy, Riddle discusses the benefits of these treatments for those dealing with sexual abuse, physical abuse, etc. She also discusses how alcohol and substance abuse can be treated and the rooted cause of these behaviors.
Magnet Distinction for Good Samaritan with Heidi Hinkle
On this episode, Tiffany speaks with Heidi Hinkle, Director of Professional Practice, about Magnet distinction and what it means for Good Samaritan. Hinkle recently attended a conference in Europe for MAGNET4EUROPE and discusses the purpose of the trip and how Good Samaritan is inspiring hospitals across the globe.
Learn about how Good Samaritan is treating cancer with new Radiation Oncology techniques
Tiffany speaks with Patty Inyart, the Radiation Oncology Manager at Good Samaritan, about the benefits of our radiation techniques and how our state-of-the-art equipment is changing cancer treatment in Vincennes, Indiana and surrounding communities.
Healthy Aging with Dr. Lee McKinley
On this episode, Tiffany talks with Dr. Lee McKinley, Adjunct Professor of Medicine for the Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program, about Healthy Aging. Dr. McKinley discusses how much control we have with aging, illness versus wellness, misconceptions and more.
A discussion on men's health with Dr. Scott Stine
Tiffany talks with Dr. Scott Stine, Chief Medical Officer for Good Samaritan Physician Network, about men's health. They discuss common health conditions impacting men, routine care and preventive health.
Emergency management, crises response, how the hospital is prepared
Clint talks with Emergency Management Coordinator, Troy Sanders, about his role as emergency management coordinator, how the hospital is prepared for different types of crises, how we respond to crises, and more!
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Troy Sanders
Mental health awareness month, symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, symptoms of stress, how to treat it, therapy, medications
Today, Clint speaks with psychiatrist, Dr. Justin Johnson, about mental health awareness month. They discuss depression, anxiety, stress, schizophrenia, what these people experience, and how to treat it.
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Dr. Justin Johnson
Children’s mental health, treatment, how to make sure your child is ok, programs offered locally
Clint speaks with DCS Coordinator for the Samaritan Center, Haley Utley. They talk about children's mental health, how to treat anxiety and depression in children, programs offered at the Samaritan Center, and the Children's Mental Health Fair.
- Children’s Mental Health Fair
- Thursday, May 26th 4 to 7 p.m.
- 901 Willow Street, Vincennes, IN
- Free food, games, community resources and lots of fun!
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Haley Utley
Athletic physicals, what to expect for physicals, sports performance training, sports performance equipment
Clint speaks with Manager of Outpatient Physical Medicine & Sports Performance, Amy Pfoff, about athletic physicals, what to expect during an athletic physical, where to go and what to do. They also discuss sports performance training and how it helps athletes achieve their goals in sports.
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Amy Pfoff
Stress awareness, causes of stress, how to deal with stress, how stress can hurt your mental and physical health
In this episode of the Good Samaritan Healthcast, Clint speaks with the Samaritan Center's Partial Hospitalization Coordinator, Stephanie Beard, about stress awareness, what is stress, what causes stress, the stigma around mental health, how you can reduce your stress, and more!
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Stephanie Beard
Ear, Nose, and Throat cancers, symptoms, treatments
On this episode of the Good Samaritan Healthcast, Clint speaks with otolaryngologist, Dr. Sarah Jacob, about common misconceptions about Ear, Nose, and Throat cancers, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatments, why Good Samaritan is an excellent destination in our area for oral cancer treatment, and much more!
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Dr. Sarah Jacob
Resources for pregnant mothers, infant mortality, and the Safety PIN Program.
Adam Thacker takes the reigns this week and speaks with Safety PIN Project Director, Casandra DeBord, and Perinatal Navigator, Callie Cessna, about infant mortality, resources for pregnant mothers, and the Safety PIN Program.
Occupational Therapy, types of therapy, what would require you to see an Occupational Therapist
Clint speaks with Occupational Therapist, Jalayna Cary, about all things Occupational Therapy, equipment used, why it is important for your health, and so much more!
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Jalayna Cary
Respiratory Support Services, COPD, lung health, breathing techniques
Clint speaks with Registered Respiratory Therapist, Maria Preston, about respiratory support services, COPD, risk factors and symptoms of COPD, breathing techniques to strengthen your lungs, and much more.
Smoking Cessation: Episode 20
Nutrition Education: Episode 26
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Maria Preston
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, drug and alcohol addiction, how drugs and alcohol affect the brain
Clint speaks with COSSAP Project Manager, Vanessa Phillips, about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, drug and alcohol addiction, factors that increase the risk for addiction, how drugs and alcohol affect the brain, treatments for addiction, and resources to seek help.
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Vanessa Phillips, COSSAP Project Manager
Preventive Health, what to discuss with your provider, how to stay on top of your health
Dr. Scott Stine and COO Adam Thacker discuss preventive health and various topics to bring up with your provider on your next visit.
To learn more about preventive health at Good Samaritan, go to https://www.gshvin.org/prevention.
Lung cancer screening, causes and symptoms of lung cancer, treatments
Clint speaks with Lung Screening Coordinator, Radiation Therapy & Clinical Research Manager, Patty Inyart about lung cancer screening, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services screening criteria updates, causes and symptoms of lung cancer, and lung cancer treatments.
Patty Inyart Phone Number: 812-885-3638
*Clarification for stage 1 life expectancy: In oncology, it is often referred to as ‘at least five years following diagnosis’ in percentages. For stage 1: that is up to 92%
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Patty Inyart
National Nutrition Month, getting back to basics, fad diets
Clint talks with Clinical Dietitian, Sarah Deitz, about National Nutrition Month, getting back to basics with your diet, meal prepping, and fad diets vs healthful diets.
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Sarah Deitz
Forensic nursing, sexual assault & domestic abuse support, working with law enforcement, human trafficking, keeping an eye on your kids with technology
Mallory speaks with Emergency Services Registered Nurse, Michelle Elliott about forensic nursing, sexual assault & domestic abuse support in Knox County, working with law enforcement, human trafficking, keeping an eye on your kids with technology.
SOR2 Grant, opioid addiction, abuse, treatments
Clint speaks with SWIAAA - Planning Project Director, Sabryna Rivera about opioid addiction, warning signs of abuse, what to do if someone you know has addiction, and treatments.
Peer Referral Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Referral Number: 812-885-6820 + Option 8
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Sabryna Rivera
Heart Health, Cardiac Rehab Week, heart health tips, TAKEheart initiative
Clint speaks with Cardiology Patient & Family Educator, Luci Hurst, about heart health, cardiac rehab, benefits of having a healthy heart, and their new TAKEheart initiative.
Heart Health Assessment (find out your heart's age and heart risk!): https://profilers.evaliahealth.com/v3/93b0a0dd-bec9-420a-a161-b42b8f5c7a25
Be sure to listen to episode 20 for smoking cessation programs!
Host: Clint Kubow
Guest: Luci Hurst