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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9A Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@plumasnews.com John Nadone, chief finan- cial officer at Plumas Dis- trict Hospital (PDH), ten- dered his resignation last Monday, effective May 20. Soon after, he will begin work with the California Hospital Associati6n (CHA) as vice president of finance policy. He will be responsible for providing leadership on state administrative and reg- ulatory issues related to health care finance. The association represents nearly 400 California hospi- tals and health systems in legislative, regulatory and legal matters at the state and federal levels. Nadone, who has been with PDH 5-1/2 years, said, "I've enjoyed working here. We've made great gains in the hos- pital's financial status. "This is a change in my ca- reer. I've always been on the hospital side for the benefit of the hospital, now I'll be working to benefit all hospi- tals (in California)." During his tenure at PDH, Nadone has worked to put the hospital in the black, the only one of the county's three hospitals to consistently achieve this status: He was instrumental in achieving "critical access hospital" sta- tus for PDH, resulting in im- proved MediCal and Medicare re imbursement. In addition, Nadone im- proved the hospital's cash position with reductions in the number of outstanding days in accounts receivable and payables, measures of fiscal health. Linda Jameson, interim chief executive officer, said, "I'm losing my right-hand man. I've loved working with John and will miss his confidence and leadership. This is a great opportunity for him." District board president Va- lerie Flannigan said, "John has done an excellent job for PDH and will be sorely missed. He has an opportunity that will be interesting and exciting for him and his fam- ily and we wish him the very best." For the immediate future, Jameson said Controller Cindy Crosslin would be- come the interim finance di- rector until the position is filledpermanently. Jameson also said the position would be posted internally and on the hospital website. No pital adds social worker Social worker Adriana Uken brings solution-focused thera- py to Plumas District Hospital. Photo courtesy Plurnas District Hospital Licensed Clinical Social Worker Adriana Uken has joined the staff at Plumas District Hospital. She pro- vides counseling services on Tuesdays and Wednes- days in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Drive in Quincy. Uken can help pa- tients confront a wide vari- ety of issues that adversely affect their lives, such as anxiety, depression, family problems, relationship is- sues and health-related and pain management con- cerns. Uken uses the solution- focused therapy method. "Solution-focused therapy differs from traditional therapies in that it focuses on solutions, rather than on the problem that prompted someone to seek therapy." She adds, "leather than focusing on what my client doesn't want in their life, I help them to focus on what they wish for. After establishing a goal of what they want, the client can begin to build a bridge from today to their desired future." Uken has been a resident of Plumas County since 1973. She earned her mas- ter's in social work from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She spent 27 years with the Plumas County Mental Health De- partment. Uken travels in- ternationally, training oth- er professionals in the use of solution-focused therapy. To schedule an appoint- ment with Uken, call the North Fork Family Medical Clinic at 283-5640. ~, "~"~% r~~'%Y"q~U:~ "~ ~: : Cancer Society seeks drivers NEIGHBORS helping NEIGHBORS The American Cancer So- ciety is seeking volunteers m your community for its Road to Recovery program Volunteers are heeded Who can give a few hours a month, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to pick up patients from their homes and drive them to and from their cancer treatments. A vehicle in good working condition, valid driver's li- cense, safe driving record, current auto insurance and a desire to help local cancer patients are all that is re- quired to apply. Training is provided and required in or- der to be a volunteer driver for the American Cancer So- ciety's Road to Recovery program. 'Road to Recovery volun- teers arrange their own schedules, with some volun- teering as little as one after- noon a month and others driving people as often as twice a week," said Cindy Bahl, community mission director with the American Cancer Society. "If you have a car and some spare time, you can help someone keep a very important appointment. Through the simple gift of a lift in your car, you can help carry patients one step further on the road to recov- ery." For more information about the Road to Recovery program or to find out about other volunteer opportuni- ties and programs, contact the American Cancer Soci- ety at (800) 227-2345 or cancer.org. Health care apparel availabl for sale during one-day event Life Uniform will set up a temporary health care ap- pare1 store at Plumas Dis- trict Hospital Tuesday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in the finance building conference room located on Bellamy Lane. Signs will clearly mark the entrance. All com- munity members who are required to wear scrubs for their work are invited tout- tend the one-day event. The onsite shopping event will feature a great selection of women's and men's fash- ion scrubs in the latest col- ors, prints and styles. Shop- pers can choose from tops, pants and jackets. The event will also feature a selection of shoes, lab jackets and ac- cessories. A dressing room will be available. "We understand that the health care field is made up of individual , who are look- ing for stylish work wear that meets the demands of their work and reflects their individual personalities," said Life Uniform manager Jill Hill. She went on to ex- plain that the Life Scrub Ex- po will feature a wide range of choices and sizes in all price ranges. .Purchases may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Dis- cover, American Express, personal check or cash. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Plumas Health Care Foundation. 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