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    Martha Stratton, RN named President of the Assoc. of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR, MHSA has assumed the role of president for the 2016-2017 term. Ms. Stratton has served on the AORN Board of Directors since 2011 as a Board Member, Treasurer President-elect and now President. She is our VP of Perioperative Services here at Doctors Hospital.

    AORN represents the interest of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards and practice resources – including the peer-reviewed, month publication AORN Journal – to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s over 40,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education or are engaged in perioperative research.

    Be a StaRN at Doctors Hospital - Start Your Career with Us!

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Doctors Hospital is excited to offer an innovative career track to new nursing graduates. It’s called StaRN and helps solve a catch-22 that most new grads find themselves in. You can’t get jobs because you don’t have the right experience, but you can’t get the experience you need without first getting a job.

    Our training focuses on Medical/Surgical, Telemetry and the ICU specialties, and takes about 13 weeks to complete—split between classroom, simulation lab and hands-on training through a clinical preceptorship.

    Our goal is to have you ready to work in our facility at the end of your training.

    Don’t worry. You will be paid during the entire StaRN program!

    The program begins on July 18th.

    If you’re interested in starting your nursing career with us, please contact Jennifer Millican at (843) 754-4203 or

    Live your healthy - Shooting Star

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Go to our website to download "Shooting Star" by Katja Glieson. Healthcare should be inspiring. That's why we love this song and picked it to be featured in our Live your healthy? campaign!

    Learn about the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital

    Last updated 8 months ago

    National Burn Awareness Week - Annual focus on preventing scald injuries

    Last updated 8 months ago

    When a child suffers a severe burn, chances are good it was caused by hot water. The National Center for Health Statistics found that scalds account for 75 percent of burns to kids.

    During National Burn Awareness Week (Feb 1 - 7), the Burn Surgeons at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital want to sound the alarm on these mostly preventable injuries.

    “These are often some of the most painful burns we treat,” said Dr. Mullins, the medical director for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, and the president of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, Inc. “We see burns ranging from minor skin irritations to large scale, deep tissue injuries. Sometimes the burns can cause problems for the rest of the child’s life.”

    Dr. Mullins said children are vulnerable to scald injuries because their skin is thinner than adults and it takes less time for the injury to occur.

    “There are some simple ways to avoid scaled burns in the home,” Dr. Mullins said. “The best rule of thumb is to always test the temperature of water before it touches a child.”

    It’s also important to check the thermostat on your hot water heater. It should be set at no higher than 120 degrees. Other tips to avoid scalds, especially those that can occur in the kitchen, include:

    • Create a three-foot “safe zone” around appliances in the kitchen 
    • Never leave any unattended items on the stove top, and make sure all handles are out of the reach of children
    • Never drink or carry hot liquids while carrying or holding a child
    • Keep all hot items away from the sides of the table
    • Remember, items heated in the microwave can be exceptionally hot and cause internal burns
    • Try to avoid using tablecloths which could allow a child to pull hot liquids off a table.

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