Chamber’s Leadership Killeen tours Fort Hood

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Killeen program meets for its Fort Hood day trip from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The program, which teaches business owners, managers and employees about various community operations, is booked for this year.

Call the Killeen chamber at 254-526-9551 for future registration.

Businesses to network over coffee Tuesday

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce monthly Coffee Connection networking opportunity will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harker Heights Fire Department, 401 Indian Trail.

Call the Heights chamber at 254-699-4999.

Harker Heights chamber plans After Hours mixer

The Harker Heights Chamber monthly Business After Hours networking mixer is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Extraco Bank, 100 W. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights.

Call the Heights chamber at 254-699-4999.

Harker Heights chamber collects toys for children

Residents and businesses that want to donate toys to the Santa Pal Toy Drive can drop off items at the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, 552 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

The drive needs unwrapped toys and ends Dec. 18.

Call the chamber at 254-699-4999.

Copperas Cove mixer brings businesses together

National Banks of Central Texas, 408 S. Main St., will host the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The mixer is a chance for businesses network with old friends and meet some new ones.

Call the chamber at 254-547-7571.

Copperas Cove Lunch & Learn talks marketing

The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation and the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce will host the monthly Lunch & Learn gathering from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Copperas Cove Library, 501 S. Main St.

This month’s theme is “Don’t Park It — Market.” It will focus on marketing campaigns and how businesses can evolve marketing strategies to deal with new competition. Presenting the theme will be Aimeé Nesse from the Central Texas Business Resource Center.

Seating is limited. Reserve seats by calling 254-547-7874.

Metroplex Home Care receives high marks

Patients receiving care from Home Care of Metroplex Hospital from April to June rated the agency with scores exceeding the average.

A quarterly patient survey administered by Strategic Healthcare Programs revealed the patients of Home Care of Metroplex Hospital scored the agency up to 21 percent higher than other agencies in its database.

The agency scored better than average on all composite and universal measures, including patient care, communication between providers and patients, specific care issues, percent of patients who gave the agency a rating of 9 or 10 and the percent of patients who would recommend the agency to others.

SPH is a national vendor comparing 1,900 other agency, Orr said.

Home Care of Metroplex Hospital offers social work services, rehabilitative therapies, skilled nursing and other services for patients in the privacy and convenience of their own homes.

Scott & White Hospital gets award

TEMPLE — Scott & White Hospital, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, received the Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

The hospital was recognized for meeting identified measures in caring for adult cardiac arrest patients.

The recognition signifies the hospital reaching an aggressive goal in using guidelines-based care to improve patient outcomes following in-hospital cardiac arrest, a news release stated.

More than 18,800 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year, according to the American Heart Association.

Get With The Guidelines — Resuscitation helps Scott & White’s staff develop and implement protocols that can reduce disability and death from cardiac and respiratory emergencies that occur at the facility.

Compiled by Mason W. Canales

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