Two weeks before finals in the spring of his junior year, senior Brian Pulawski fell off his skateboard and landed on his hand with his thumb bent underneath it.He continued on to class, assuming the injury was no more than a sprain. However, by the time his 75-minute Biochemistry class had ended, his hurt thumb had swollen to twice the size of the other, and he decided to visit University Health Services.“There were like two or three people in front of me that were sick with colds,” Pulawski said. “I thought it was absurd that, here I have this more serious injury … and they couldn’t see me sooner. Even a couple people in the waiting room were like, ‘You can go ahead of me,’ but it didn’t happen that way.”After a wait of about an hour, a physician looked at Pulawski’s hand and said he did not believe it was broken. In order to verify, the physician would need to see an X-ray.“Their X-ray tech was out, so the next time I could get an X-ray would be like three days from [then],” Pulawski said. “So instead I went to the South Bend orthopaedic clinic down the road … and they saw me right away.”The X-ray at the clinic determined that Pulawski had in fact broken his thumb and would require surgery to heal properly.Sharon McMullen, RN, MPH, director of UHS, said many previous complaints UHS received pertained to issues such as extended waits and unavailable providers.“Before this year, the top three student complaints were about the $5 walk-in fee, not being able to see a provider and long wait times,” McMullen said in an email.UHS underwent a reorganization this year to try to tackle some of these problems.Several students across campus, including sophomore Josh Morgenlander, said there is still a negative perception of UHS despite the changes, and those changes might not have addressed what students believe to be UHS’s greatest issues.“I feel like misdiagnoses, belittling ailments and ridiculously long wait times are the most commonly-cited problems with UHS,” Morgenlander said. “I’m curious to know how many of the ridiculously long wait times are from people who actually scheduled appointments versus people who just walked in.”McMullen said the changes to UHS in the past year are a direct result of student feedback.“Our recent reorganization addressed each of these concerns by updating our fee schedule, which eliminated the walk-in fee, adding a 6th Primary Care Provider and expanding appointments and implementing an urgent care model,” McMullen said.She also noted the new urgent care model has decreased wait times for patients without an appointment by over 60 percent since 2016.However, it can be difficult to tell whether the students’ complaints are actually valid, Morgenlander said.“I don’t know how much of what people say is based off of their actual experiences,” he said. “Maybe a few people have bad experiences, and then they mention it to their friends, and they talk about it in the Keenan Revue and then it’s general campus lore to say that [UHS] is awful.”The one time Morgenlander went to UHS with an illness, he was impressed by the level of care and its efficiency, he said. He scheduled an appointment ahead of time because of a persistent cough. Within an hour, a doctor had listened to his breathing, taken an X-ray of his lungs and diagnosed Morgenlander with pneumonia. Immediately after, Morgenlander went to the pharmacy where he picked up his prescription of antibiotics.“If I had something that I felt was a serious sickness, I would not be nervous about scheduling an appointment and going in there again,” he said.Positive experiences such as Morgenlander’s are not as rare as the prevalent negative attitudes toward UHS might suggest.Sophomore Maria Rossi went to UHS her freshman year with what she thought might have been tonsillitis, she said.“I remember, at the time, not being super happy with the amount of attention that was paid to me by the doctor,” Rossi said. “I was with the actual doctor like two minutes, nothing else.”The doctor performed a strep test, which came back negative, Rossi said. He then recommended that Rossi be tested for mono, which is done with a blood test.“For a 19-year-old, I’m super scared of needles,” Rossi said. “I don’t even know why.”Rossi went to have blood drawn but did not end up having the blood test because of her fears, she said.“I was sitting in the tech’s chair for 40 minutes with two nurses, and they were nothing but patient the entire time,” Rossi said. Rossi has been back to UHS a few times and has always had particularly good experiences with the nurses, she said.“I really remember the nurses having very good bedside manner,” Rossi said. “They’re just really sweet, really patient. I never felt rushed or anything.”McMullen said the UHS staff is a great asset.“Without a doubt, the best part of UHS is our staff who are committed to living out our vision of exceptional college health care, infused with our Notre Dame values, to foster lifelong well-being,” McMullen said.Cindi Schwartz, RN, BSN, the assistant director of clinical Operations for UHS, said that UHS is constantly striving to improve.“The UHS staff and providers genuinely care about the wellbeing of our students,” Schwartz said in an email. “We are constantly looking at survey results, data and most importantly, listening to the students. We strive to provide the best care to every student and provide education to them for the moment and for their future.”UHS does hope to improve its ability to help students traverse the health care system, McMullen said.“I think we could improve in the area of helping students navigate the sometimes tricky waters of health care, and I look forward to the continued development of our new Clinical Case Management program, which coordinates care of students with complicated medical conditions, and provides student outreach,” she said.Sophomore Lindsay McCray noted that for many students, UHS might be the first time they are visiting a physician without a parent or guardian present.“I think one of the big problems is that people don’t know how to navigate the health care [system],” she said. “Often, friends don’t understand what’s going on. That’s partially on the patient to ask questions, and that’s partially on the doctor to make sure the patient thoroughly understands what’s going on.”There are simple changes that UHS could make to improve students’ ability to advocate for themselves, McCray said. “I mean, just putting sheets of paper in the waiting room [would help] … like, here are my symptoms, here’s when they started, here’s the medications I’m on and here’s my list of questions,” she said. “Cause you’re going to be in the waiting room anyway.”Beyond patient education, building a relationship with the health care staff can help students, McCray said. When utilizing the walk-in system, students cannot control which physician they visit.“I’ve found two doctors that I really like and trust, and I make it a point to go and see them,” McCray said. “That’s helpful for me, because I already have a relationship with them … and it’s helpful for them because then they’re not flying completely blind. They have some kind of history.”Sophomore Amber Grimmer has been to UHS because of a fever and to have blood drawn. In her experience, she has noticed that the staff do not always seem to cater to their population, she said.“It’s kind of a conflicting thing,” Grimmer said. “They assume you have mono, because you’re a college student and you probably caught the kissing disease, but then they also assume that you don’t drink cause you’re under 21.”Grimmer and McCray believe it should be common practice for UHS doctors to tell their patients about each prescription drug’s reaction with alcohol, regardless of the patient’s age.Patients receive follow-up questionnaires after their UHS appointments where they can leave comments. The responses are taken seriously and UHS tries to improve according to the students’ feedback, Schwartz said.“There have been many changes in the last couple of years that I feel show the commitment of UHS to become what our students need,” Schwartz said. “As a provider and educator of health and wellbeing, we can continue to grow and learn and help our students to do the same.”Tags: doctor, Health care, nurse, St. Liam Hall, University Health Services
Jessie Mueller View Comments It’s going to be one fine day when the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical premieres in Providence on September 15 and begins to make its way across the country. Abby Mueller stars as the titular singer/songwriter, which is some kind of wonderful treat since her sister, Jessie, won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for originating the role in the Broadway production.Abby told Broadway.com that her sister’s been “very supportive of the whole thing,” and even offered some sage advice. “She told me the great thing is that it’s not about you. It’s about Carole, which I think is key for anyone who’s playing this part. She encouraged me to bring the truth to it and that’s what’s going to make it relatable to people.”Of course, Jessie is currently starring in the Broadway-bound musical Waitress at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Abby is excited to see the new tuner. “We started rehearsals right when they started previews, so I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m trying to see if there’s a way we can finagle it next week,” she said. “We’re going to be in tech near there, so I don’t know if it’ll work out. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait another year for Broadway.”Abby performed with Carole King and Broadway’s Beautiful star Chilina Kennedy on The Today Show last week and happily freaked out. “It was an out-of-body experience. It was so cool and she’s so lovely and kind,” she said. “It was an honor. My head was exploding. I was pinching myself the whole time. She’s a legend.” Star Files
Assistant Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu says the unique formula to get the Black Stars going at the Afcon finals is to do away with complacency.Ghana, tops the Group B standings with four points from their opening two matches ahead of their final group game against Niger on Monday.But Konadu says the turn around in fortune cannot be a precursor to taking things for granted as he warns of tough challenges ahead.“Complacency is one thing that affects a team if you don’t carefully deal with it,” Konadu said on Friday in Port Elizabeth.“It can get into your system and somewhere along the line, cause problems for you. And I think that is what affected [DR] Congo [who drew goalless with Niger].“Our psychologist is doing his best to help us get rid of that. If we are able to deal with that, I think the boys will be on top of their game and go on win for us.” The Black Stars recovered from a 2-2 draw in their first game in Port Elizabeth against DR Congo, but have since bounced back after beating Mali 1-0 on Thursday to jump top in the group.Despite the sudden upturn in form and result, Konadu still insist that the team is no where near their best.“I don’t think we’ve played our best game yet. We think the boys can still improve,” he said.“There’s more room for improvement. What you’re seeing is good but it’s not the best from us. We just hope that we will get the best out of the boys in due course.”
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Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Geneveve Casugod with coach Kid Santos. Photo from Kid Santos’ Facebook account.Philippine sports lost a legend in Florentino “Kid” Santos, who passed away on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. He was 67.Santos had a celebrated volleyball career as a player and coach for Far Eastern University, which won majority of its championships in both the men and women’s divisions under his watch.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Santos was a beloved figure in the country’s volleyball scene and it’s no surprise that heartfelt messages and tributes poured out in the wake of his passing.“Sad news for the volleyball community, Coach Kid Santos joined our Creator😢Not only a great mentor but a second father to many….,” former La salle star Ivy Remulla wrote on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Learned so much about handling athletes from Kidd Santos. Great coach, even better person and father to all FEU athletes. You will truly be missed. RIP Coach Kidd,” posted FEU athletic director Mark Molina on his Twitter account.Even the current generation of players mourned Santos’ untimely death. Love, LeBron push Cavaliers past Antetokounmpo, Bucks John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “My last picture with you Coach Kidd. You inspired and touched the lives of so many people, including me. Salamat sa lahat Coach Kidd RIP 💚💛” said FEU spiker Jerrili Malabanan.“A father to me and to many.. one of the pillars of Ph Volleyball.. SALAMAT po sa lahat. RIP Coach Kid Santos 😔” wrote University of the Philippines libero Pia Gaiser. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View comments
Paul Lee’s impact for Magnolia goes beyond scoring Matt Nieto scored 10 of his total 16 points in the first half where the Blue Eagles easily took control of the game with a 40-19 lead heading into the break.Tyler Tio led Cignal-Ateneo’s with 19 points on 4-of-9 shooting from deep as the blue Eagles notched up their fifth straight win for a 7-1 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was a physical game and I think that’s certainly their formula for dealing with our big guys,” said Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin. “I told the players to play through that and play good basketball, and that’s what we’re focused on.”William Navarro finished with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Eagles who played without Thirdy Ravena. MANILA, Philippines—Cignal-Ateneo clinched its playoff spot after punishing Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 90-46, in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated JP Maguliano led the Generals with 12 points but they’ve bowed out of the playoff race after falling to a 2-6 record. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The Queensland State Championships wrapped up for 2013 and some results are below.Men’s Open – South Queensland Sharks (12) def Brisbane City Cobras (9)Player of the Final – Drumayne Dayberg-Muir (South Qld) Women’s Open – Brisbane City Cobras (5) def South Queensland (3)Player of the Final – Emily Hennessey (Brisbane)Mixed Open – South Queensland Sharks (11) def Brisbane City (10)Female Player of the Final – Kylie Gainer (South Qld)Male Player of the Final – Steve Loutitt (South Qld)Men’s 20s – South Queensland Sharks 2 (11) def South Queensland Sharks 1 (9)Player of the Final – Kyle Hadwen (South Qld 2)Women’s 20s – Brisbane City Cobras (9) def South Queensland Sharks (1)Player of the Final – Laura Waldie (Brisbane)Women’s 27s Champions – Australian Defence TouchWomen’s 35s – South Queensland Sharks (6) def South West Queensland Swans (5)Player of the Final – Jody English (South Qld)2013 Regional Champions – South Queensland SharksFor full results, go to http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-8575-0-0-0&a=COMPSThank you to Queensland Touch Football for providing the article content.Related LinksState Champs Results
Liverpool striker Origi earns praise from Genk chief: The perfect squad playerby Freddie Taylor2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenk technical director Dimitri de Conde believes that Liverpool have the perfect squad player in Divock Origi.The young striker may not be first choice at the Anfield club, but he is a key member of the squad.He proved his worth last season, scoring key goals for the team throughout the season.The 24-year-old scored two in the Champions League semi final second leg, and in the final against Tottenham.”He is a fantastic person,” Genk director de Conde said about Origi to the Mirror. “I played with his father Mike and he has the same respect for the game.”He puts so much effort in, he is a team player and, even though he doesn’t start every game, he is just as determined as every other player.”That is the perfect quality to have in your squad and that is why he deserved his chance in the Champions League last season and the reason that he scored in the final. He gives everything for the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@ClemsonFBClemson, last year’s national runner-up, opened up its 2016 training camp yesterday. The Tigers are considered one of the favorites to win this year’s national championship after coming up just short in 2015.Besides a Heisman candidate at quarterback and an intimidating home field, Clemson is known for its social media presence. The program dropped a highlight video this afternoon recapping yesterday’s practice.Clemson aims to take the next step in 2016.Lace up. Strap in. Cross the line. #Clemson Football is here. Finish with no regrets. #ALLIN #BYOG pic.twitter.com/oxL4kEKCrC— Clemso Football (@ClemsonFB) August 4, 2016The Tigers open up their 2016 season at Auburn on Sept. 3. Kick-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.To see what Auburn has been up to in its camp, click here.
QUEBEC — The head of Quebec’s provincial police has been temporarily suspended following an allegation he committed criminal offences.Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault said Martin Prud’homme was removed from his duties today pending an investigation. She has named the police force’s deputy director, Mario Bouchard, as his interim replacement.Head of @sureteduquebec has been removed from duty after public safety minister was alerted to criminal allegations against him. Martin Prud’homme was brought in as Montreal’s interim police chief after scandals rocked the SPVM of evidence fabrication and spying on journalists.— Andrew Brennan (@ACJBrennan) March 6, 2019Guilbault would not give details of the nature of the allegation or say when the offences are alleged to have occurred.She says the investigation will be conducted by Quebec’s police watchdog.Guilbault says Prud’homme has not been arrested and benefits from the presumption of innocence.Prud’homme recently returned to the provincial police after one year as interim chief of Montreal’s police force. He was brought in to deal with internal turmoil in that organization.The Canadian Press