News Briefs for February 18, 2021
News reports from Newbold College, Southern Adventist University, Adventist educational institutions in several South American countries, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Loma Linda University Health’s growing podcast efforts:
From Newbold College in Berkshire, England (via Facebook):
Huge congratulations to Dr Tihomir Lazić, whose two recent academic articles have been published by Palgrave Macmillan!
The first article is in the area of migration studies, and the second is in the domain of inter-religious dialogue. Both “aim to offer a fresh contribution to the contemporary conversation about these two issues from an (Adventist) ecclesiological perspective”.
‘Ecclesia Semper Migranda: Towards a Vision of a Migrant Church for Migrants’, in The Church, Migration, and Global (In)Difference. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 241–61 – https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030542252
‘Church as Koinonia: Exploring the ecumenical potential of John Zizioulas’s communion ecclesiology’, in Stolen Churches or Bridges to Orthodoxy? Volume 1: Historical and Theological Perspectives on the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Dialogue (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 317–37 – https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030554415
This week Southern Adventist University announced that the institution’s 2021 Giving Day fundraising raised more than any previous Giving Day. The February 16-17 event raised $1,066,318 from 846 donors.
During the 2021 school year, Adventist educational institutions in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay will gradually join E-class School, an exclusive virtual educational platform for the Adventist Education Network. The official launch of E-class School will be on Monday, February 22.
The new E-class School system will allow teachers, pedagogical coordinators, principals, parents, and students to participate in classes, each from their own home or wherever they are, as long as they have a device connected to the internet.
E-class School will facilitate and mediate the interaction between educators and students, without loss of content, within the established technical and pedagogical criteria.
Access to the platform will be through the official website of each educational institution (see map), as well as eclass.educacionadventista.com.
From Loma Linda University Health – Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals, recognizing the facility for excelling in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
“Being recognized as a top maternity care hospital solidifies the day in and day out multi-disciplinary effort to give pregnant women the safe care they deserve,” said Courtney Martin, DO, director of maternity services. “Our team, including nurses, staff, medical students, residents, pharmacists, NICU teams, pediatric teams, critical care teams, anesthesiologists, perinatologists and OB physicians work tirelessly to reduce unnecessary c-sections, develop and implement innovative quality and safety initiatives, focus on patient-centered care with shared decision-making, follow national guidelines and safety goals, and strive for healthcare equity.”
Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta has been named twice in a row to Newsweek‘s list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals, receiving recognition in 2020 and 2021.
Children’s Hospital and LLUMC – Murrieta are two of 217 hospitals providing maternity services to receive the accolade.
Also from LLUH – Loma Linda University Health today launched a new podcast to highlight physician Evening Rounds stories, both as providers and patients themselves. The podcast and video series — called Evening Rounds —features ground-level health discussions and shared life lessons from doctors who provide care at the organization’s hospitals.
Evening Rounds is led by Anthony Hilliard, MD, a practicing interventional cardiologist and the chief operating officer of Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group. The physician-led group is made up of more than 1,200 physicians in six hospitals supporting all disciplines dedicated to healthcare in the Inland Empire. Hilliard is joined by co-host Kelsey Culler, executive director of communications for Loma Linda University Health.
Evening Rounds touches on topics ranging from family life, areas of health interest, and personal mission in providing patient care. Evening Rounds is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, YouTube, or on the website at lluh.org/podcast.
The podcast’s first episode, titled Eight schools, six hospitals and a farm, features Richard Hart, MD, president of Loma Linda University Health, as he discusses how his cumulative experiences shape the vision for the organization.
For more information about the show, visit the Evening Rounds website at lluh.org/podcast.