Losey Joins Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
Garry Losey, a former pastor with more than 27 years of ministry experience, is the newest full-time chaplain at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has served as a student missionary in Korea, ministered as a civilian in Calif., Hawaii, and Va., and served as an Army chaplain in Colo., Texas, Korea, and Germany. He is still active as an Army Reserve chaplain.
A second-generation Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Losey loves being close to people and helping them in their time of need. He has a strong commitment to meeting the spiritual needs of the patients, employees, and community. His responsibilities at Hinsdale include coordinating the chaplaincy program, including Spiritual Emphasis Week, Blessing of the Hands, National Day of Prayer events, and overseeing and supporting staff and volunteer chaplains. His family includes his wife, Yvonne, who is also on the Adventist Hinsdale Hospital staff as an obstetric nurse; son Ben; daughter Sherlyn and her husband Kenneth; and two grandchildren, Gavin and Gabby.
Region Observes National Day of Prayer
Adventist Midwest Health offered a time of reflection and prayer for the nation, its communities, hospitals, staff, patients, and families on May 5 during National Day of Prayer events.
C. James Carr, Wheaton (Ill.) mayor, spoke at a prayer breakfast co-sponsored by Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, its Foundation, and area chambers of commerce.
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital featured Judy Peterson, a pastor, who shared A Journey Worth Traveling. Peterson walked across the United States to gain insights into a simpler life and walking with God.
At Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Brian Couvillion, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Western Springs, Ill., presented God Shed His Grace on Thee.
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Breaks Ground
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital broke ground on a sunny and brisk Ill. afternoon. On Mar. 18, more than 400 guestsincluding civic leaders, hospital administrators and employees, community residents, and friendscelebrated the first new hospital to be built in Ill. in more than 25 years.
Scheduled to open in 2007, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital will improve healthcare access for the growing population of DuPage and Will counties. The state-of-the-art, full-service facility will be nearly 300,000 square feet and will feature 138 beds, including 102 medical/surgical, 20 obstetrics, and 12 intensive care unit beds.
To be designated a Level II Trauma Center, the new hospital will also include a Children's Health Center, dedicated to the exclusive needs of pediatric patients.
Nurses of the Year Selected by Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals
Adventist Midwest Health announced Nurse of the Year winners for each hospital during Nurses Week. Winning nurses were selected because they embody the true meaning of nursing and the SHARE principles. The SHARE principles are: Sense people's needs; Help each other; Acknowledge and accept people's feelings; Respect people's dignity; and, Explain. Adventist Hinsdale Hospital selected Colleen Gale, RN, clinical coordinator, to receive its Nurse of the Year award. Susan Bosko, RN, operative services, was honored by Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Adventist GlenOaks Hospitals Nurse of the Year award went to Susan Ford, nursing leadership.
Crister DelaCruz, regional manager of public relations for Adventist Midwest Health