Posts in January, 2021

  • In Honor and Gratitude

    In Honor and Gratitude During Goldie Hutchcraft's time at Kirby Medical Center, the staff become an extension of her own family, according to Goldie's daughter, Donna Hutchcraft Fackler, both of Champaign. Unfortunately, Goldie passed away on August 16th, 2020, at Kirby, but Donna is grateful she was in such good hands until the end. "The staff not only treated my mom with respect but also made sure all ...

  • Getting to Know Dr. Amrita Pandit

    Getting to Know Dr. Amrita Pandit Q: When did you know you wanted to pursue medicine? How did you decide on general surgery? A: I was in seventh grade when I decided to pursue medicine. Once I was in medical school, I knew surgery was best for me as it invovles a combination of quick thinking and handson work. Complex surgical techniques are the most exciting to me. Looking back, it turned out to be a perfect fit. Q: ...

  • Healthcare Workers and COVID-19: Supporting those who Support Us

    Healthcare Workers and COVID-19: Supporting those who Support Us For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic can be described in a variety of ways, but one word I think we can all agree on is exhausting. Now, as we move further into winter with colder temps, isolation, and COVID-19 on the rise, it can be more and more difficult to find the positives around us, especially for those working in the healthcare field. The ...

  • Setting Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

    Taking Charge of Your health in 2021 Setting goals for the NewYear can be overwhelming. But we're here to let you know that little changes everyday can add up over time! Here's how you can set small goals to make 2021 your healthiest year yet. Drink More Water Drinking enough water each day is a simple way to support your overall health Not only does it keep you adequately hydrated, it also helps to support a healthy ...

  • What’s the Difference Between Heart Attacks and Cardiac Arrest?

    Heart Attack Vs. Cardiac Arrest While these two terms are often used interchangeably, they are actually completely different cardiac events with different causes and symptoms. The health experts at Kirby Medical Center are here to set the record straight. Heart Attack A heart attack happens when the blood flow that delivers oxygen to your heart is obstructed, causing it to be reduced significantly or cut off ...

  • Understanding Your Blood Pressure Reading

    What Your Blood Pressure Reading Means Monitoring your blood pressure is an important component of your overall health. But what does your reading really mean? What the Numbers Mean When you get your blood pressure taken, the number is expressed in a measurement with two numbers like a fraction. The number on top is your systolic blood pressure and the one on the bottom is your diastolic blood pressure. Your systolic ...

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