Podcast: To Your Health

Surgical Services Offered at RMH

Director of Surgery Summer LeSar, explains both the common general surgeries and the lesser-known specialty surgeries offered by RMH Specialty Services. As Summer points out, so many new services have been added, that it is hard to keep up with all of the changes. This is a great show for anyone who needs surgery and […]

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Listen to Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist Dr. Gregory Hyde talk about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Hyde explains the importance of finding out not only if patients have obstructive sleep apnea, but why they have it. He also talks about the link between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea, including the potential for […]

The Warning Signs of Sepsis

In the second part of our sepsis series,  Director of Surgery Summer LeSar talks about the warning signs of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the body has an extreme reaction to an infection. Summer explains that 80% of sepsis cases begin in the home and 30% of severe sepsis cases end in […]


Summer LeSar, Director of Surgery at RMH discusses Sepsis, the number one cause of death worldwide. Summer is a former trauma nurse with extensive experience working in Level One Trauma Units. This experience has given her many opportunities to observe and care for patients suffering from sepsis. Summer explains that sepsis is not an infection, as many people assume, but […]

The work of SPARC

This podcast addresses the work of SPARC, a community coalition for Suicide Prevention Across Rush County.  Deb Hummel, VP of Quality and Health Information at RMH, and the president of SPARC talks about the decrease in the number of suicides in Rush County over the last few years and explains the steps SPARC has taken […]

The RMH Hiring Process with Recruiter Debbie Meek

Listen to our latest podcast to learn about hiring and onboarding procedures at RMH. Recruiter Debbie Meek talks about how these procedures help RMH maintain its signature culture of a warm and friendly environment while maintaining high standards of patient-centered care. 

RMH – A Great Place to Work

In our latest podcast, Debbie Meek talks about what makes the hospital a great place to work. Debbie discusses the family-like atmosphere that characterizes the RMH culture and the many ways in which the hospital helps team members feel valued and included. She describes changes that have been implemented as a result of team member feedback given in monthly CEO […]

Mental Health and Isolation

Listen to Peer Support Specialist Drew Hahn discuss the isolation faced by many mental health patients. Drew talks frankly about his own struggles with mental illness, his experience as a suicide attempt survivor and the need for greater awareness of mental health issues. 

Peer Support Specialists in Mental Health

Listen to Drew Hahn describe the role of Peer Support Specialists (PSS’s)  in Mental Health. A PSS offers clients the opportunity to talk to someone who has shared the experience of mental illness. A Peer Support Specialist isn’t a therapist and doesn’t take the place of one. However, a PSS is able to “walk beside” […]

RMH Emergency Room Improvements

Listen to Dr. Blake Grider, the Medical Director of the RMH Emergency Room and board-certified Emergency Medicine Specialist, discuss recent improvements at the RMH ER. Improvements include shorter wait times and recruitment of additional full-time, board certified, Emergency Medicine Specialists.  Dr. Grider explains how Covid-19 has affected the emergency room, and why is it important for patients to seek immediate care when faced with […]