Ararat Nursing Facility Receives Award

The Ararat Nursing Facility–Mission Hills–has received the State of California Department of Health "Best Practices" award. Only 5 nursing Homes out of 1400 statewide have received this award for 1998.

"Ararat won for its physical restraint reduction program–which is an integral function of our performance improvement program," states Margo Babikian–Director of Nursing Services. The facility will receive the award at a special recognition dinner this fall.

The Ararat Home completed an addition of 97 beds at this facility which bring the total to 196 beds. "With these new rooms–there is no longer a waiting list for placement at the facility," remarks Evian Janbazian–Administrator.

With the recent remodeling and upgrading of the hospital equipment at the Home–the Board of Trustees has voted to give all the replaced equipment and hospital beds to the people of Armenia.

"With the generosity of the local community assisting the Home–we could only respond with our generosity by giving this equipment to Armenia where it is desperately needed," said chairman Arthur Arutian.

The gift of the equipment includes 99 special Hill-Rom hospital beds.

The United Armenian Fund provided the containers and shipping costs–and filed all the necessary "paper work."

The recipients of the hospital beds are the University Hospital for Children in Yerevan–the Children’s Cardiac Center of Armenia–and the AGBU. With simple modification–they will be able to put the electric beds to good use in the care and treatment of patients in Armenia. The shipment should arrive in Armenia by September.

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