If we’re being honest, the editorial staff at FierceHealthcare wouldn't mind if there was more good news to report—and what better time of year to do some feel-good reporting than at Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season?
We’re thankful for all of our hospital and health system readers who bring us, and their patients and communities, tips on how to keep children safe, share success stories about their patients, and generally just spread some much-needed cheer.
We gathered some tweets that caught our eye this morning and, like the hospitals below, we hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe holiday weekend.
For the youngest patients
Children's hospitals tend to post upbeat and inspiring tweets, which is why we love seeing them pop up in our stream. Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio has tips for keeping kids safe while traveling during the holiday season and notes that it's starting to look a lot like Christmas.
Indiana’s Riley Children’s Health is definitely getting in the Christmas spirit.
The lobby of the Simon Family Tower is starting to look very festive. Check out this time lapse video of the tree going up over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/rpLuMuWNNx— Riley Children's (@RileyChildrens) November 22, 2016
Chicago’s Advocate Health Care is advocating for and sharing stories about its youngest patients.
For health, wellness and safety
We’re giving thanks to the Arkansas Department of Health for helping us avoid sickness this holiday weekend with their “check your steps” infographic. Thanks, too, to Utah's Intermountain Medical Center for reminding us to take steps to avoid overindulging. NewYork-Presbyterian and Illinois’ Northwestern Medicine have tips for helping us avoid germs on planes and trains.
Meanwhile, we’ll all benefit from this wake-up call from Cleveland Clinic.
Drinking a cup of coffee or doing a 20-minute workout before you hit the road can help you stay awake behind the wheel.— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) November 23, 2016
In California, Sutter Health’s neighbors are giving thanks to them for giving back. In Florida, Northside Hospital in St. Petersberg is helping its community give back, too.
During this week of thanks, make a resolution to act from the heart and volunteer. Need local options? Find them at: https://t.co/wVjcrP12on— Northside Hospital (@NSH_StPete) November 23, 2016
For the fun of it
Sharp HealthCare dishes on its San Diego-style holiday recipe and Cleveland Clinic gives us a prescription to shop (like we needed one).
Why finding a bargain makes your brain feel good: https://t.co/bM2PfoIqvu— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) November 23, 2016
As for this advice from UCLA Health and Cleveland Clinic… well, our staff has no comment.
Have these foods on hand to help ease your holiday hangover: https://t.co/X1sc2M2Wr7— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) November 23, 2016
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