Category: Kudos

500 TAVRs in the books

November 18th, 2020 // Kudos

Congratulations to our Cath Lab and TAVR team for performing 500 TAVR procedures – what an accomplishment! Last week, the Cath Lab and TAVR team treated the 500th patient to undergo the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, a minimally invasive alternative to open chest valve surgery. Our heart team has performed more procedures than any other area hospital, giving new hope and the promise of an improved quality of life to hundreds of patients – and the numbers continue to grow.

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Honoring our veterans

November 11th, 2020 // Kudos

This Veterans Day, as we look back on the history of our country, we take a moment to recognize the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served in the military to protect our nation. Thank you to veterans of all branches – living and passed – who fought so that we can live free. To our colleagues, family members, and loved ones who have served, we are forever grateful for your sacrifices. Today, we celebrate you.

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Welcome to our newest class of Nurse Residency grads

October 21st, 2020 // Kudos

On Friday, October 9, seven nurses graduated from the Saint Agnes Nurse Residency Program! The 13th Cohort presented their final projects to leaders from their units and Nursing Education team before receiving their certificates of completion. We’re so proud of all of these new nurses and can’t wait to see what amazing work they will do for our patients. Take a few minutes to watch their presentations and hear some of their ideas on how to make patient care more effective and efficient.

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Thanks for donating blood!

September 9th, 2020 // Kudos

Once again, thank you to the colleagues who came out last week to donate 45 much needed pints of blood! With donation opportunities at an all time low this year, every single pint in crucial for saving Valley lives. If you were unable to join us last week, you can still donate by visiting www.donateblood.org and setting up an appointment with The Central California Blood Center.

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Virtual Breast Milk Drive sees huge success

September 9th, 2020 // Kudos

Thanks to many generous donors, Saint Agnes’ Virtual Breast Milk Drive not only surpassed last year’s donation total, it nearly tripled it! Even though we weren’t able to collect donations in person this year, that didn’t stop dozens of moms from sending in their frozen breast milk to help us reach a record total of 7,046 ounces of breast milk! As Fresno County’s only Baby-Friendly designated hospital, we’re so proud to be able to support our community’s tiniest infants with life-giving breast milk.

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RN of the Year winners

August 19th, 2020 // Kudos

On August 6, the Nursing Leadership Coalition of the Central San Joaquin Valley announced the 2020 RN of the Year winners. We are so proud to call two of those winners Saint Agnes colleagues! Congratulations to Paula Jordan, RN, for winning the Excellence in Nursing Research category and Alexander Sanchez, RN, for winning the Excellence in Leadership category. Thank you both for showing the Valley what it means to be a nurse at Saint Agnes!

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Saint Agnes exceeds organ donation benchmarks

August 19th, 2020 // Kudos

Though this year has been anything but normal, we’re proud to share that our organ and tissue donations for 2020 (Jan. 1 – Aug. 1) are exceeding best practice targets in a number of categories! In times of struggle, we’re glad to be able to provide viable organ and tissue donations that are so desperately needed by waiting patients. Congratulations on a job well done to our colleagues who assist with donation procurement. Keep up the life-saving work!

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Meet the newest class of Nurse Residency graduates

August 12th, 2020 // Kudos

On Friday, August 7, 26 nurses graduated from the Saint Agnes Nurse Residency Program! The 12th Cohort presented their final projects to leaders from their units and Nursing Education team before receiving their certificates of completion. We’re so proud of all of these new nurses and can’t wait to see what amazing work they will do for our patients. Take a few minutes to watch their presentations and hear some of their ideas on how to make patient care more effective and efficient.

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New directors

July 22nd, 2020 // Kudos, New Faces

It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Gregory Martinez to Director of Facilities and Construction and Leanna Schink to Director of Finance. Please join us in congratulating Greg and Leanna on their new leadership roles!

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Appreciation for our staff

July 22nd, 2020 // Coronavirus, Kudos

With so many messages in the news and on social media claiming that COVID-19 does not exist or that hospitals are using this crisis as an opportunity to make money, it can be frustrating working at a hospital like Saint Agnes where the true impact of this disease is very real on a personal and professional level. We want to take this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude to you for everything you are doing to protect our patients and community during these difficult times. And we aren’t the only ones grateful for your dedication. Here are a few uplifting messages from our patients and their families.

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