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CONNECTIONS Newsletter - March 2021

Memory Care Services Newsletter. Featured articles in this issue: Covid and Cognition | Dementia and the Vaccine | Caregivers in Isolation.
Published 3/4/2021 11:38:32 AM

Coping With Uncertainty: Techniques for Supporting Your Emotional and Physical Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During the past year, the coronavirus pandemic, and the parallel economic recession caused by the pandemic, has resulted in a steep increase in mental illness across the country. In fact, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports the average share of American adults reporting symptoms of anxiety disorder and/or depressive disorder has risen from 11% in January 2019 to 41% in January 2021.
Published 2/22/2021 9:05:26 AM

Faces of COVID: Community Members

There is no denying that SARS-CoV-2 has impacted our community and as of this writing, there have been 2,487 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 20 deaths in Door County. Earlier this year, we spoke with two members of the Door County Community to understand how, on an individual level, Door County residents had been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 1/29/2021 2:54:50 PM

What Have Vaccines Done For You? The Importance of Getting Vaccinated

With the coronavirus pandemic likely to continue well into 2021, and with two vaccines now in the beginning stages of distribution, Door County Medical Center decided to delve more deeply into what vaccines are, the importance of vaccines, and also to discuss some of the misconceptions that surround vaccines.
Published 1/15/2021 7:00:00 AM

Faces of COVID: Door County Educators

Since its onset in early 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a profound toll on educational systems across the globe. In looking to understand how Door County’s teachers, school staff and school administrators have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, we spoke with Dan Tjernagel, Superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay School District, and with Patti Vickman, Superintendent of the Southern Door School District
Published 1/14/2021 11:51:49 AM

Faces of COVID: First Responders

To better understand how our local government, and in particular, how Door County’s first responders have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, we spoke with Dan Kane, Director of Emergency Management and Communications for Door County, and with Tim Dietman, Fire Chief for the City of Sturgeon Bay, Town of Sturgeon Bay and the Town of Sevastopol.
Published 1/5/2021 1:50:08 PM

Faces of COVID: Frontline Healthcare Workers

With the fall surge of coronavirus cases, and the number of people requiring hospitalization, hitting record highs, we decided to check in with some of the healthcare staff working in the COVID-19 Isolation Unit at Door County Medical Center to find out how they are fairing.
Published 12/17/2020 4:00:01 PM

Door County Medical Center Algoma Clinic Now Accepting Walk-In Patients

Ellen Knipfer and Mark Fergus at Door County Medical Center Algoma Clinic are now taking walk-in Family Medicine appointments during regular clinic hours. No appointment is necessary to be seen.
Published 12/3/2020 3:22:15 PM

Health Records on Android Phones Now Available to Door County Medical Center’s Patients

Door County Medical Center (DCMC) now offers 1upHealth on Android phones to patients who are Meditech portal users, to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose.
Published 12/1/2020 7:00:00 AM

A Call on the Community to double our efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19

We have reached a point in this pandemic where we feel the need to call on the community to double our efforts to fight and beat this virus. We hope you can and will join us, the County, DCMC, the City and businesses throughout the County that are working to reduce this risk and to bring about a promising and bright future in 2021.
Published 11/23/2020 12:17:50 PM
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