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Orthopedics: Knee Revision Surgery


Prostate Cancer: One Step Ahead


Community Calendar: Fall Classes & Events


GETTING HIS LIFE BACK Advanced Treatment Restores Normal Heartbeat for Bucks County Chef – p8

YOUR GIFT MATTERS Every gift matters. Doylestown Health is committed to providing the highest quality, most advanced services and best treatment therapies efficiently and cost-effectively, ensuring that we continue to meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve. ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health supports our ambitious plans as we imagine our future. With One Vision, we will elevate our patient experience to new heights and unlock our full potential to deliver exceptional care as we prepare for our 100th anniversary in 2023.

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Planned gifts are promised gifts documented for the future. The most common types of planned gifts include: bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance, real estate and retirement plan assets.

Pledges Pledges are a multi-year commitment, typically divided into recurring monthly or annual payments with a maximum of five years.

Tribute Giving Tribute giving is designated in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend. You may also make a gift to express your appreciation for a job well done by a physician, nurse or Associate of Doylestown Health through our Honor a Caregiver program.

To make a gift, visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org or call the Doylestown Health Foundation office at 215.345.2009.

President’s Perspective Ready today, preparing for tomorrow At Doylestown Health we pride ourselves on being responsive to the current and emergent needs of the patients and families we serve. At the same time, we also strive to be proactive by forecasting and planning for the future needs of our community. The combination of Doylestown Health’s focus on today and vision for tomorrow is one of the many reasons we sustain our high standards of excellence. This issue of Dialogue features three of the specialized services provided by our talented clinicians today. Orthopedics is among the many services for which Doylestown Hospital has received national recognition for excellence in care. There are new and improved options for orthopedic pain and injury, and our orthopedic surgeons and care navigators can help you decide on the best course of treatment for you. Prostate cancer is among the most common cancers for men. Prostate cancer is highly treatable – early detection is the key. Your primary care physician is an important partner in early detection, and Doylestown Health urologists have a number of treatment options for prostate cancer and other complex urologic conditions. Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is one of the most common heart rhythm conditions for men and women. In this issue of Dialogue, you will read how our electrophysiologists deliver cutting-edge treatments with a personal touch that can truly make a difference in the lives of patients with AFib. These services are examples of the wide range and depth of our clinical excellence. Quality of care is the key reason we are recognized among the top five percent of hospitals in Pennsylvania for overall care (U.S. News & World Report), and among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S. (IBM Watson Health). Our pursuit of excellence is never ending. You will also read about our plans for the future of Doylestown Health – ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health is an essential component to the transformation of our health system. Carrying on the legacy of our founders – the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown – today, we are reshaping our facilities, enhancing specialized care and paving the way for our second century of innovation and excellence. These are truly exciting times for Doylestown Health, our patients and our community. The future is even brighter as we pursue excellence every day.


The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA) founded Doylestown Hospital, and today VIA members continue to oversee the governance of Doylestown Health. To learn more or become a member, visit VIA-Doylestown.org.

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Knee Revision Surgery Offers A Fresh Start


or those with knee pain, knee replacement surgery can give a new lease on life, helping them return to the activities they once enjoyed. A typical knee replacement will last 15 to 20 years. While most people are happy with their knee replacement results, a small number of patients experience problems that need to be addressed. Knee revision surgery is an option for people seeking to correct a problem caused by the device, alleviate pain and improve mobility. More complex than primary knee replacement, revision surgery utilizes highly specialized implants and techniques to remove and replace a failing device.

Identifying the Problem “Knee replacement is a common and highly successful surgery, but components can loosen and wear out over time, especially in active people,” says Doylestown Health Medical Staff orthopedic surgeon P. Maxwell Courtney, MD, a Rothman Institute, fellowship-trained knee revision specialist. According to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the failure rate for joint replacement is about 0.5% to 1%.

Knee revision evaluation includes: • Physical exam • Test for infection – Sending a fluid sample from the knee to the laboratory for analysis • Serial radiographs – Reviewing a series of prior x-rays, especially from the patient’s initial procedure, to identify loose components • Medical clearance to ensure patient is able to undergo surgery – Patients need to be assessed by their primary care physician (PCP) before undergoing a joint revision procedure • Additional laboratory tests and studies, such as a bone scan, may be ordered

Common Reasons for Knee Revision • Infection • Loosening or wearing down of the components over time – Especially in young, active people • Instability – Feeling the knee is buckling or giving way • Stiffness or poor range of motion • Prosthetic fracture, usually from a fall or direct injury to the joint

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Treatment Options “Treatment and implant selection varies depending on the problem, along with factors such as age, lifestyle and occupation. Getting to know our patients and discussing expectations and risks associated with the surgery is vital to the process,” says Dr. Courtney. In some cases, physical therapy can resolve a pain issue.

When Surgery is the Solution Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute provides a patient navigator who works with each patient, coordinating care and offering support and information about treatment and resources. On the morning of surgery, the preoperative nursing team, anesthesiologist and orthopedic surgeon meet with the patient and family and answer any questions they may have. In the operating room, the orthopedic surgeon uses specialized instruments to create a strong foundation for the replacement implant. Next, he positions and secures the new components. The procedure takes about an hour and a half. Patients benefit from an innovative, multimodal pain management protocol that avoids general anesthesia and reduces narcotic use by combining a spinal anesthetic and nerve block with anti-inflammatory medication and a low-dose narcotic.

A Dedicated Orthopedic Unit Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute offers patients a dedicated orthopedic unit for recovery, where nurses and therapists have intensive training in the care of joint replacement/revision patients. “The nurses at Doylestown Health are phenomenal, and our patients receive excellent, one-on-one physical therapy,” says Dr. Courtney.

Moving Promotes Recovery Physical therapy begins the day of surgery in the hospital, and continues after discharge on an outpatient basis to help the patient recover range of motion, mobility and strength.

Follow up Care After two weeks, patients have an incision check, followed by a six-week visit to ensure the components are in place and to check range of motion.

Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute For joint repair and replacement, spine and hand surgery, sports medicine care and more, Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute offers truly coordinated care for the full range of bone and musculoskeletal conditions. Our fellowship-trained doctors and multidisciplinary specialists streamline connections among consultations, diagnostic imaging, medical and surgical care, rehabilitation therapy and beyond, so patients receive the highest quality of care with excellent outcomes, and support services to keep them well.

Practices Performing Knee Replacement/Revision

A Focus on Quality Doylestown Health is a charter member of the American Joint Replacement Registry, an independent, not-for-profit database of joint replacement information that helps doctors ensure high quality care, excellent surgical experiences and the best possible outcomes for patients. Doylestown Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Hip and Knee Replacement programs and is also a Blue Cross Distinction Specialty Plus Program.

Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists 800 W. State Street, Suite 201 Doylestown, PA 18901 Appointments: 215.348.7000 Rothman Institute 102 Progress Drive, Suite 201 Doylestown, PA 18901 Appointments: 215.230.3555

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Pine Run Community

Pine Run Catering For your next business or social function


hether you’re planning a business meeting or family celebration, Pine Run offers expert catering in a beautiful, convenient location with brand new venues and an experienced team to coordinate your event.

Now Available to the Community Pine Run’s gorgeous new dining and meeting venues, and the services of our talented culinary team are now available to the public and community organizations.

Expert Catering “Part of what makes life so enjoyable at Pine Run is the entertainment dining. Retirement communities employ some of the best chefs in the culinary industry, and special functions are part of our life here, offering activity and social interaction with friends and neighbors,” says Maria Santangelo, Pine Run's executive director. “Our talented culinary team is always looking for new and exciting foods to feature, and themed meal events with specialty menus are planned monthly,” says Maria. “Trained, seasoned culinarians provide a restaurant quality menu for our Villagers that changes daily, so our chefs are well versed in the preparation of many items,” says senior director of dining services Dave Fogel.

Convenient, Modern Spaces Along with diverse culinary offerings, the versatile dining spaces in our beautiful new Community Center, and a picturesque Doylestown location, make Pine Run a perfect destination for your special event.

“We offer breakfast and lunch functions, indoors or out,” explains Dave, noting that new parking areas are convenient with valet options available. Venues include: • A  formal private dining room that seats 24 • A  large activities room that hosts 65, along with AV equipment and business meeting materials • A  n auditorium with state-of-the-art theater lighting, sound system and reception area, is a perfect setting for 100 people

Options Galore “Pine Run can accommodate luncheons and business meetings for almost any size group,” says Dave. “Though we offer a formal menu, we encourage clients to share the theme of their event so we can design a menu and services around their preferences. With countless options, catered events can go above and beyond the traditional platters, and the quality and availability of our vendors enables us to offer wonderful decorations and special linens.”

Explore Your Options Pine Run Catering works with you to customize the menu, labor, services and theme to meet the budget that you have set for your event.

For information or to schedule a personal tour, contact Dave Fogel at 215.340.5188 or dfogel@pinerun.org.

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Arrive Alive Call 9-1-1 for Heart Attack Symptoms

“This saves valuable time by initiating early activation of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab for emergency angioplasty,” says Elaine. “And, if a patient goes into cardiac arrest, the ambulance crew provides life-saving CPR and defibrillator capabilities.”

Don’t Wait to Call 9-1-1 “Last year, half of Doylestown Health’s heart attack patients arrived by ambulance, waiting an average of 130 minutes before calling 9-1-1,” explains Elaine. “Unfortunately, every minute of delay equals more damaged heart muscle, so when in doubt it’s safer to call 9-1-1 immediately.”

"Doylestown Hospital patients arriving by ambulance had balloon angioplasty 23 minutes faster than patients arriving in a personal car." Know Heart Attack Warning Signs Chest discomfort may feel like pressure, squeezing, pain or fullness in the center of the chest. Call 9-1-1 for chest discomfort with or without other symptoms.


he fastest and safest way to get heart attack treatment is by calling 9-1-1.

According to the American Heart Association, heart attack symptoms, which can be sudden or appear gradually over time, include:

Heart Attack 101

• Chest discomfort or pain

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart becomes blocked. Unable to get oxygen, the heart muscle begins to die. The sooner blocked arteries are opened through cardiac catheterization (coronary angioplasty), the less damage to the heart.

• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body

Time Matters The time from when a patient enters the hospital to when emergency angioplasty opens the blocked artery is known as "first medical contact to balloon inflation time." Doylestown Health’s 56-minute average is well ahead of the national 90-minute standard, and calling 9-1-1 expedites the process. Doylestown Hospital patients arriving by ambulance had balloon angioplasty 23 minutes faster than patients arriving in a personal car. Doylestown Health is committed to working with local ambulance squads to constantly improve the time it takes for patients to receive life-saving care. “The ambulance crew is able to assess patients, insert IVs, perform electrocardiograms (EKG) and preliminary treatments. They transmit EKG results from the field and alert the hospital – all while transporting the patient to the Emergency Department,” explains Elaine Schultheiss, RN, BSN, CEN, the hospital’s chest pain/AFib coordinator.

• Shortness of breath or trouble breathing • Other signs such as sweating, nausea or lightheadedness Achiness may occur in the jaw, shoulders, neck, back or arms. Women and diabetics may experience atypical symptoms including back or jaw pain and shortness of breath, notes Elaine.

Heart Attack Care at Doylestown Health Doylestown Health's Woodall Chest Pain Center is fully prepared to treat cardiac emergencies around the clock. Focusing on rapid diagnosis and effective treatment, the Woodall Chest Pain Center is dually accredited by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), denoting a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. CALL 9-1-1 FIRST in the event of a medical emergency, especially if heart attack or stroke is suspected!

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Advanced Treatment Restores Normal Heartbeat for Bucks County Chef


n avid cyclist, personal chef and business owner, Theo Petron of Newtown was leading an active, healthy lifestyle, until a rapid heartbeat due to atrial fibrillation (AFib), got in the way.

About AFib A problem with the heart’s rate or rhythm, AFib causes the heart to beat with an irregular rhythm. The electrical signals that regulate heart rate become abnormal, causing the heart’s upper chambers to beat out of sync with the lower chambers. The condition interferes with blood flow in the heart, which increases risk for blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart complications.

“I regularly cycled three times a week, from 25 to 50 miles at a time, but eventually, even the smallest hills started putting me into AFib,” says Theo. “I could feel my heart beating like a random, crazy drum solo in my chest.” “It would be challenging to work when I was in AFib. I could never get a full, cleansing breath to feel relaxed,” says Theo. Theo tried lifestyle changes and medication but got no relief. “I can’t stand taking pills of any kind. I just didn’t want to be taking pills to manage this condition for the rest of my life,” he explained.

An Information Session

AFib Gets in the Way “AFib completely disrupted my life,” says Theo, who operates a culinary services business, delivering customized meals to client’s homes and offering in-home chef experiences, with his life and business partner Melissa Wieczorek.

“One day, we received a magazine from Doylestown Health in the mail. Melissa was flipping through and saw that a cardiologist was giving an informational talk on AFib, so we decided to check it out,” says Theo.

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That’s where the couple met Doylestown Health electrophysiologist Robert Sangrigoli, MD, and learned about cryoablation. “I immediately felt a comfort level with Dr. Sangrigoli,” said Theo, who made an appointment with him to go over treatment options.

Causes and Symptoms AFib is the result of damage to the heart’s structure. Potential causes include high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, sleep apnea, viral infection, and stimulants such as caffeine, tobacco or alcohol. While some patients cannot tell when they are in AFib, others experience heart racing or fluttering. Symptoms can include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, dizziness and confusion.

AFib Options “At Doylestown Health, our focus is to create an individualized care plan to meet each patient’s needs,” says Dr. Sangrigoli. “Theo had paroxysmal and refractory atrial fibrillation, which is more common in younger, active people. We personalized the treatment plan to best suit Theo.” Treatment options vary depending on the type of arrhythmia a patient may have and can include: • • • • •

Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle Medication to reduce the frequency and recurrence of AFib Device therapy (pacemakers and defibrillators) Catheter-based ablation (radiofrequency and cryoablation) Convergent ablation surgery

Theo’s Choice Ablation is a minimally-invasive procedure that blocks the abnormal electrical pathways in the heart that cause AFib. “Theo is a young, active person, so ablation was a good option to get him back to enjoying his activities, while eliminating decades of medication therapy,” says Dr. Sangrigoli. Opting for cryoablation, Dr. Sangrigoli used the balloonbased freezing technology to ablate a circle of tissue around Theo’s problematic pathway, isolating the electrical impulses and eliminating Theo’s AFib.

“Theo is a young, active person, so ablation was a good option to get him back to enjoying his activities, while eliminating decades of medication therapy.” Robert Sangrigoli, MD, Doylestown Health Electrophysiologist

Doylestown Health is one of the highest volume ablation centers in the Philadelphia region, with success rates comparable to leading AFib centers across the United States.

Seamless Care with a Personal Touch “All I had to do was be a patient. I showed up and everything was arranged,” says Theo, “The people in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab were friendly, caring and professional. Dr. Sangrigoli had showed me a video of the cryoablation in the office, so I was informed and confident on the day of the procedure.”

Back to Normal “At my follow-up appointment, Dr. Sangrigoli said everything looks good. He told me to resume life as planned, noting that there’s still an outside chance that I may need a tune-up at some point,” recalls Theo. Now, well over a year out from his procedure, Theo says he’s feeling great, back to enjoying his life and without AFib.

Doylestown Health AFib Center As part of Doylestown Health’s Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care, the AFib Center offers a complete range of heart arrhythmia treatments, from medical management to complex minimally-invasive ablation procedures. Doylestown Hospital is one of the top programs in the region in terms of success, safety and volumes performing procedures to treat irregular heartbeats.

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See Theo's story at DoylestownHealth.org/Heartbeat

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BUILDING THE FUTURE: Doylestown Health’s Second Century As our 100th anniversary approaches in 2023, our tradition of innovation and excellence continues with the priorities of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. Transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Health campuses will meet the growing health and wellness needs of our families and neighbors. Support from the community will help us realize our ambitious plans as we build for our future. 2


These signature projects and programs will enhance patient care and improve our ability to attract and retain the very best physicians, surgeons and healthcare providers: Š1

State-of-the-art Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion—home to the Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care and Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine


New Community Center at Pine Run Retirement Community for vibrant and active living


Renovation and expansion of the Doylestown Hospital Surgical Suites

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Ambulatory Center featuring four surgical suites and a new home for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies


Renovation of the Main Entrance at Doylestown Hospital with dedicated spaces for education and community wellness programs

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Endowment to provide a self-sustaining source of funding to help secure our future

With your support, and the support of our friends and neighbors, Doylestown Health will continue to deliver superior patient care for the next 100 years and beyond!

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I believe in Doylestown Health. We’ve earned the trust of people in this community and we’re going to continue to live up to that.”

— Joan Parlee | Chair of the Boards

Doylestown Hospital and Doylestown Health Foundation To learn more about the campaign, or to donate today, please visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org

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Prostate Cancer

ONE STEP AHEAD OF PROSTATE CANCER Highly treatable, especially when caught early, prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.


reproductive organ about the size of a walnut, the prostate gland makes the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation.

Risk factors include: • Family history

• Being African American

• Being over 50, with increasing risk over age 65

• Obesity

The Sparks family (pictured left to right): Ryan, Karen, Ron and Brandon.


Doylestown Health urologist Albert Ruenes, MD, had monitored Ron Sparks’ unusually large, but normally functioning prostate gland for 20 years with an annual physical and PSA blood test. In 2018, Dr. Ruenes noticed a trend in Ron’s PSA results and suggested a biopsy which identified that Ron, then age 59, had prostate cancer.

“We discussed options, including the possibility of waiting, because prostate cancer is slow growing, but I chose to have my prostate removed,” says Ron, who decided on a perineal approach, which offers direct access to the prostate via a small incision between the anus and scrotum.

Good News

Early Detection Saves Lives “There are usually no symptoms with prostate cancer, so screening is vital because early detection provides the greatest chance for cure,” according to Doylestown Health urologist Steven Flashner, MD. “Every man should have an annual physical and digital rectal exam after age 50,” notes Dr. Flashner. The rectal exam allows physicians to detect lumps, enlargement or other abnormalities. “In our practice, we recommend a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test every year between the ages of 50 and 70. Because prostate cancer often has no symptoms, a patient can have a normal physical, and still have cancer,” says Doylestown Health urologist Albert Ruenes, MD. “The test identifies a protein which can signify prostate cancer, so we watch for trends over time.” “It’s a good idea to discuss risks and benefits of PSA screening with your primary care provider,” says Dr. Ruenes. “There is debate about PSA because of the potential for false positive results leading to unnecessary biopsies.” If the results of a PSA test or rectal exam show a need for further testing, your urologist may order a biopsy or MRI to diagnose prostate cancer.

Dr. Ruenes performed Ron’s surgery, and his cancer was contained, so no further treatment was necessary. After a two-night hospital stay, Ron returned to his Point Pleasant home, where visits from a home health nurse supported his recovery. “I’m back to doing everything I did before my surgery,” says Ron who says his tight knit family and strong Catholic faith sustained him throughout his cancer treatment. “I can’t say enough about my family,” says Ron. “My wife and sons were with me every step of the way. I was so happy to see them at my bedside after the surgery.” The Sparks clan also includes Ron’s siblings who live less than a mile away. “They did everything they could to support me,” says Ron. “I feel blessed, and I’m grateful for the excellent care I received at Doylestown Health. I’m working out, back on the job and best of all, enjoying time with my family.”

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Tailoring Treatment to the Individual “We match the aggressiveness of treatment to the aggressiveness of the tumor, the man’s age and overall health while trying to maintain a good quality of life,” says Dr. Flashner. “The prostate is close to the urine control muscles and the nerves that allow a man to have an erection. The goal is to cure cancer while preserving those functions.” “Thanks to early screening, most cancers are limited to the prostate, curable through either surgery or radiation alone,” says Dr. Ruenes. “In some advanced cases, we know up front that preserving the nerves will not be possible. For these patients, medication can often restore sexual function.” Treatment options include: • Watchful waiting or medication to lower testosterone – for patients with non-aggressive cancer • Surgery, including minimally invasive options, to remove the prostate • External beam radiation and brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants) – available at Penn Radiation Oncology at Doylestown Hospital • Chemotherapy – may be recommended for hormoneresistant cancer or cancer that has spread • Cryotherapy (freezing) and high frequency ultrasound – targeted focal therapies that preserve healthy tissue by pinpointing and destroying cancer Men with aggressive cancer may benefit from a combination of treatments. Our urologic cancer patient navigator coordinates treatment and follow-up care, answers questions and facilitates participation in clinical trials, support groups and other resources.

“There are usually no symptoms with prostate cancer, so screening is vital because early detection provides the greatest chance for cure.” Steven Flashner, MD, Doylestown Health Urologist

Doylestown Health’s membership with The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson enhances local access to innovative treatments through clinical trials.

A Range of Surgical Options If surgery is necessary, Doylestown Health urologists are skilled in a range of surgical approaches to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy): • Perineal: Provides direct access to the prostate with the incision between the anus and scrotum. Includes nervesparing methods. • Retropubic: Removes the gland through a large, abdominal incision. • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic: Removing the prostate through small abdominal incisions using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

About Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute As a Nationally Accredited Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer, Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute offers patients, families and caregivers access to outstanding specialists and advanced screening, diagnostic, treatment and professional supportive services.

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THE Community CALENDAR Doylestown Health Classes and Events

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

Doylestown Health offers a variety of classes, screenings, support groups and special events to promote health and wellness in our community.

Doylestown Hospital is ranked #7 in the region and #13 in Pennsylvania in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list.

See the full list at DoylestownHealth.org/Events

Learn more: DoylestownHealth.org/Awards

Live Stream Free Education Events Online Doylestown Health is committed to bringing quality education to the community in the most convenient setting for you. Programs indicated with a * will be offered both in-person and as a live stream online event. To view the presentation online, you must register at DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 and a link will be emailed prior to the event.

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Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion The Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion encompasses: • A three-story Gorsky Atrium with a heart-healthy Café • Clinical stations designed to reduce ambient noise and promote healing • C  omfortable amenities in each patient room to support both the patient and their family • Light-filled respite rooms offering meditative gathering spaces • Fred Beans Family Waiting Area offering flexible seating options • Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care featuring: » The Della Penna CVICU/IVU housing 28 private, universal patient rooms » State-of-the-art Endovascular Hybrid Operating Suite » 20 private bays for pre-procedural care and post-op recovery

Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute Designer Bag Bingo Thurs., Oct. 24 − 7 to 9 pm Student Center, Moumgis Auditorium, Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown Join Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute for a FUN night of Designer Bag Bingo! Proceeds support services and programming for cancer patients in our community. Tickets include 15 games. Doors open at 6 pm. For sponsorship and ticket information, call 215.345.2261. Tickets sell out quickly. Tickets: $30

Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive Mon., Dec. 2 − 2 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Give the gift of life this holiday season. Colder weather and busy holiday schedules often result in fewer blood donations, but the need remains the same. Registration requested. Walk-ins welcome. To register, call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767).

• Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine featuring: » 32 specialized, private patient rooms with universal ICU/IMU beds » Dedicated workroom for respiratory therapy » Additional family/visitor waiting area For more information, visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org or call 215.345.2009.

9th Annual Ruth Boland Memorial Golf Tournament

Doylestown Health Community Blood Drive

Sat., Sept. 21 − Noon to 8 pm The Bucks Club, 2600 York Rd., Jamison Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf. Proceeds benefit Doylestown Hospital’s Nursing Scholarship and the Ruth Boland VIA Nursing Scholarship. To learn more or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathleen Boland at 215.260.3212 or kmboland22@gmail.com.

Fri., Oct. 4 − 6:30 am to 5 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Please schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code doylestownhos or call 215.345.2328.

McCaffrey’s Food Markets Annual Fight Cancer Day Wed., Oct. 23 – 9 am to 9 pm Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s, 200 W. State St., Doylestown Shop Grocer Fights Cancer Day, where 5% of net sales are donated to Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute. Featuring in-store specials, tastings, raffles and more!

Doylestown Health Raffle Support Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute and Doylestown Hospice by entering for a chance to win a 2020 BMW X1 sDrive 28i or $20,000 cash! Only 650 tickets will be sold. Drawing to be held on Oct. 24 at the Designer Bag Bingo. Winner need not be present. For details or to purchase tickets, visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org/ Raffle or call 215.345.2124. Raffle Tickets: $100 each


PEDIATRICS Intro to A Healthy Weigh

Nutrition Services Doylestown Health nutrition experts offer personalized nutrition plans for those with a current medical condition or those interested in preventive health and weight loss. Our nutrition team specializes in nutrition therapy for diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, digestive and eating disorders, pregnancy, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Most insurance plans are accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 215.345.2168. Nutrition Services include: • Individual nutrition therapy • A Healthy Weigh: weight management and healthy lifestyle program • N  utrition counseling for kids, teens and families • D  isease prevention through diet and nutrition • Metabolism testing • Body composition measurement Two convenient locations: The Pavilion at Doylestown Hospital and The Health & Wellness Center in Warrington.

EDUCATION Eating for a Heart Healthy Life Thurs., Oct. 10 − 6 to 7 pm VIA Auditorium, Health and Wellness Center Learn which foods have the best heart health benefits and which foods you should limit. Nutrition expert Debbie Davis, MBA, RDN, LDN, CSO, will discuss ways you can keep your food heart healthy yet still delicious. Registration required. Free

Thurs., Dec. 19 − 10 to 11 am OR 6 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Get an introduction to Doylestown Health’s lifestyle-based health and weight-loss program, A Healthy Weigh. Get a sneak peak to see if this is the weight-loss program for you. Presented by Doylestown Health nutrition expert Debbie Davis MBA, RDN, LDN. Registration required. Free

A Healthy Weigh: Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyle Program Classes beginning in October A Healthy Weigh is Doylestown Health’s weight management and healthy lifestyle program. This program incorporates healthy “real” food into a plan that is customized to each person’s nutrition needs. The program is divided into two phases: Phase 1: offers an initial 8-week program that focuses on the basics of attaining a healthy weight and healthy well-being. Phase 2: 10-months divided into five 2-month sessions which builds on the healthy lifestyle skills learned in the introductory phase. Fee: $250 for the first 16 weeks; $110 for each subsequent 2-month series. Must complete the initial 16-weeks to be eligible for Phase 2. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn $50 in ShopRite gift cards if initial weight loss goals are met. (Discount rate available to Cornerstone Gym members, Doylestown Health cancer survivors and Doylestown Cardiac Rehab members). Register by setting up an individual consultation. For more information, or to schedule an individual consultation, contact Debbie Davis, MBA, RDN, CSO, LDN, at 215.345.2356 or ddavis@dh.org.

EDUCATION Car Seat Check Mon., Sept. 16 − 2 to 6 pm 100 Progress Dr., Doylestown (Drive-thru behind building) Installing a car seat can be a challenge. Join us for a car seat check-up performed by a certified technician. Car seats should be installed prior to appointment. Please bring car seat and vehicle manuals. Children are encouraged to attend. Appointments required. Free

BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The Hospital by Doylestown Health Bucks County Children’s Museum, 500 Union Square Dr., New Hope Visit the “Hospital” by Doylestown Health at the Bucks County Children’s Museum! This educational exhibit features kid-sized hospital equipment and interactive displays. For more information and a full list of educational events happening at the exhibit, visit DoylestownHealth.org/ ChildrensMuseum. No registration necessary for Doylestown Health events. Educational programs are free, but museum admission fees apply.

Battling Burns and Blazes Sat., Oct. 5 − 10 am to 1 pm Sound the alarm! Explore a fire engine and equipment, discuss fire and burn prevention tips, and participate in activities designed to ”spark” understanding of fire and burn safety!

Teddy Bear Clinic Fri., Nov. 29 – 10 am to 1 pm Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a check-up! Children can “treat” injuries, use a stethoscope to listen to their heartbeat, and feel the “hug” from a pediatric blood pressure cuff.

For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Fall 2019



Prepared Childbirth 101 Preparing for childbirth is so much more than learning how to breathe through labor pain. Our certified childbirth educators will arm you with tools you will need for labor, no matter your birth plan preference. Become empowered as you learn about the mind/body connection during labor and birth. Sessions include practical tips for a safe delivery, practicing comfort measures, relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as a discussion of medications, Cesarean birth, and more. Bring a pillow, blanket and/or a yoga mat to class. Tour of the VIA Maternity Center is included. Fee: $100 per couple We offer two class options:

Three-week Evening Series – 7 to 9:30 pm One-day Express Weekend Class – 9 am to 3:30 pm

For a full list of classes, call 215.345.2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/Childbirth.

Prepared Childbirth 102: Beyond the Basics (Prerequisite: Prepared Childbirth 101) Tues., Oct. 1, Nov. 12, Wed., Dec. 11 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital This one-time class is for the couple interested in more practice time with breathing, relaxation and additional comfort measures. It is very interactive and will be especially helpful for those who desire a non-medicated birth. Bring a yoga mat and pillows to class. Fee: $30 per couple

Breastfeeding Education Tues., Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17 (I) Mon., Oct. 7 (A), Nov. 4 (A), Dec. 2 (A) 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room J (unless otherwise noted), Doylestown Hospital Learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby from one of our lactation consultant. Attending a class with your partner is a great way to gain confidence as you learn the basics of breastfeeding. Proper latch and positioning, breast milk collection and storage. Fee: $30 per couple

Breastfeeding Mothers’ Group See page 29 (support groups)

Prenatal Yoga (For Moms Only) Two-week series. For a full list of classes, call 215.345.2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/Childbirth. Fee: $25 series

Childbirth Refresher Wed., Sept. 18, Nov. 13 − 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room A, Doylestown Hospital This class is for parents who have experienced birth before and know that the birth experience sometimes doesn’t go as planned. Our nurse educator will review the birth process, pain management options and allow for open discussion of previous birth experiences as desired. Tour of the VIA Maternity Center is included. Fee: $30 per couple

Expectant Parents: Healthy Eating and Meal Planning, Dinner and Discussion Thurs., Nov. 21 − 6 to 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital Share a meal with other expectant parents as a nutrition expert provides a few recipe ideas and discusses healthy eating during pregnancy. Topics include how food choices can impact the health of mother and baby, how to read nutrition labels, incorporating whole foods into your diet, important nutrients for pregnancy and breastfeeding, and more. Registration required. Fee: $5 (includes dinner)

Mon., Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9 7 to 8:30 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital Learn the latest in newborn care, parenting styles and baby safety to help the next generation grow up healthy and safe. Registration required. Fee: $10 per person

Parenting and the Newborn We offer two options: Two-week evening series OR one 4-hour weekend session For a full list of classes, call 215.345.2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/Childbirth. Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Welcoming a baby into the home comes with much joy, and at times, anxiety. Learn how to safely care for, feed, protect and comfort your newborn. We have expanded our program to include more discussion about common challenges experienced by new parents in the early months. Fee: $40 per couple

Sibling Education Sat., Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 − 10 to 11 am Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital This fun, interactive class helps children between three and 11 years of age prepare for the arrival of a new baby. Adult must be present. Please bring your child’s favorite doll or stuffed animal to class. Free

VIA Maternity Center Tour Mon., Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 16 − 7 to 8 pm Main Lobby, Doylestown Hospital Tour begins in the Main Lobby of Doylestown Hospital. Please note: if you are planning to take Prepared Childbirth 101 at Doylestown Hospital, a tour is included and you do not need to sign up for this tour. Free

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Marijuana & Pregnancy: Is it Safe? Thurs., Nov. 21 − 6 to 7 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join CHOP Newborn Care medical director Shehla Siddiqui, MD, to learn the facts from current research on how marijuana can affect your baby. Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP, Doylestown Health’s director of Pharmacy, will discuss the effect of marijuana on the body and brain. Free

Fertility 101 Tues., Sept. 17 − Noon to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join fertility specialist Ryan Martin, MD, from Shady Grove Fertility, to learn about who should see a fertility specialist, what to expect during the initial appointment, how fertility is diagnosed, treatment options and financial options. The event is complimentary and includes a free physician consult. Registration required. Free

MATERNITY CARE COALITION Maternity Care Coalition is a community partner. Please call 215.348.9770 or visit maternitycarecoalition.org for more information or to register.

Building the Family See page 29 (support groups)

Programs indicated with a * will be offered both in-person and as a live stream online event. Registration is required. A link will be emailed prior to the event.

15-Minute Health Screening A stress-free health screening. Get instant results from this finger prick to learn your glucose, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and body fat. In less than 15 minutes you’ll walk away with a snapshot of your current health and access to a large network of clinical experts who can enhance your well-being. Fee: $25 Screening dates and locations: Tues., Oct. 8 − 4 to 8 pm Chalfont Fire Company, 301 N. Main St., Chalfont Wed., Oct. 16 − 11 am to 3 pm James-Lorah Memorial Auditorium, 100 Broad St., Doylestown Wed., Oct. 23 − 11 am to 3 pm Doylestown Fire Company, 68 Shewell Ave., Doylestown Thurs., Oct. 24 – 11 am to 3 pm New Hope Solebury Library, 93 West Ferry St., New Hope Thurs., Nov. 7 – 7 am to 4 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington Tues., Nov. 19 – 2 to 6 pm Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County, 217 Church Rd., North Wales

Pre-Diabetes Program Wed., Sept. 18, Oct. 16 OR Nov. 6 − 6 to 8:30 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital For the person with a fasting glucose of 100 to 125. Topics include physical activity, promoting weight loss, meal planning and shopping tips, and blood glucose monitoring. Registration required. Call 215.345.2168. Fee: $40

Keep on Track: Managing Diabetes Mon., Sept. 23 − 6 to 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital For those who have attended the 5-week diabetes education program. Review healthy eating, monitoring, medication and exercise, followed by a Q & A session. Please bring most recent A1C result. Registration required. Call 215.345.2168. Free

Living with Diabetes: Wellness and Self-Management Tues., Nov. 19 − 10 to 11 am Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster. Learn best practices for diabetes management, how to recognize complications, and which questions to ask your doctor to maintain good health. Appropriate for those diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes. Registration required. Free

Focus on Motherhood Sat., Oct. 19, Dec. 14 − 9:30 to 3:30 am Children’s Village, Doylestown Hospital This six-hour one day program prepares expectant moms and dads for childbirth/newborn care. To register, call 215.348.9770. Free

Babysitting Workshop Sat., Oct. 19 – 9 am to 3 pm Conference Room A, Doylestown Hospital For children ages 11 to 14. This six-hour interactive program is designed to help young people become more qualified, responsible babysitters. Fee: $65

DIABETES EDUCATION Diabetes Education Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7 OR Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18 − Noon to 2 pm (I) OR 6 to 8 pm (J) Conference Room follows time, Doylestown Hospital A comprehensive five-class program recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Fee may be covered by insurance and includes attendance by a support person. Registration required. To register, call 215.345.2168.

WELLNESS EDUCATION CarFit: AAA Car Safety Check Wed., Sept. 18 − 1 to 3 pm WREC @ Warminster Community Park, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster Learn how the fit of your vehicle affects your driving, adjust your vehicle to your needs and learn what adaptive features can be added to help. This is an educational program only and will not involve a driving test. Appointments required. Free

For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Fall 2019


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Navigating Health Insurance* Thurs., Sept. 19 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Do you find health insurance confusing? Learn about common health insurance terms, how to understand medical bills versus your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and more. Registration required. Join us in person or listen online at home! Free

What is Wellness? 8 Dimensions That Can Change Your Life*

Realize Your Retirement Savings Dreams in 4 Simple Steps Tues., Nov. 19 11:30 am to Noon or 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join us to learn key investing behaviors: participate, save steadily, review allocations, and work with a financial professional. Registration recommended. Free

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Program

Tues., Oct. 15 Noon to 12:30 pm OR 1 to 1:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Being physically fit is just one component to wellness. Your environment, emotions and fitness all play a role in your overall wellness. Join us to learn about 8 dimensions that can change your life and help you reach optimal wellness. Registration required. Join us in person or listen online at home! Free

One in ten children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Stewards of Children® is a two hour facilitator led training which teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child sexual abuse. This training, provided for free by the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, helps all adults to keep the kids in their lives safe from abuse. Registration required. Free

Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Program

Dates and locations:

Tues., Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 6:30 to 8 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Wed., Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11 7 to 8:30 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital Quit smoking comfortably. Learn about the patch, gum, lozenges, inhaler, nasal spray, Welbutrin and Chantix. Patches included free for those attending at least two sessions. Program supported by the SEPA Regional Tobacco Project. Registration required. Free

Healthier Halloween: Treat your “Treaters”* Wed., Oct. 30 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Looking for healthier Halloween treats? Join us for some creative alternatives to Halloween candy that will continue to delight your trick-or-treaters. Registration required. Join us in person or listen online at home! Free

Mon., Oct. 28 − 7 to 9 am OR 10 am to Noon Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Tues., Nov. 12 − 6 to 8 pm Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Ln., Warminster Wed., Nov. 20 – 10 am to Noon OR 1 to 3 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT Doylestown Health Hospice provides bereavement programs for individuals who have lost loved ones. For more information, call 215.345.2079 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/HospiceCare.

Who Am I Now? Thurs., Sept. 26 – 6 to 8 pm OR Wed., Nov. 6 – 10 am to Noon Gain insight in grief and loss, better understanding of the grief process, develop coping strategies and become familiar with resources and support in our community. Registration required. Free

Can You Let it Go? Wed., Oct. 16 – 10 am to Noon Join bereavement coordinators for a discussion on residual emotions and loss. Do guilt and anger serve a purpose? Can we learn to forgive ourselves and move forward? Join us in tackling this challenging topic. Registration required. Free

Coping with the Holidays Wed., Nov. 13 − 6 to 8 pm Explore the many challenges and changes associated with loss during the holiday season. Meet others who are coping with a new loss. Doylestown Health Hospice staff will provide education, coping strategies and support. Registration required. Free

FLU SHOT CLINICS Protect yourself from the flu! Doylestown Health is offering flu shot clinics at convenient community locations. Walk-ins welcome. Fee: All major insurance plans accepted. $25 for those not using insurance. Tues., Oct. 8 – 4 to 8 pm Chalfont Fire Company, 301 N. Main St., Chalfont Thurs., Oct. 10 – 9 am to 5 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington Wed., Oct. 16 – 11 am to 3 pm James-Lorah Memorial Auditorium, 100 Broad St., Doylestown Thurs., Oct. 17 – 1 to 2 pm Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 7028 Easton Rd., Pipersville Wed., Oct. 23 – 11 am to 3 pm Doylestown Fire Company, 68 Shewell Ave., Doylestown Thurs., Oct. 24 – 11 am to 3 pm New Hope Solebury Library, 93 West Ferry St., New Hope Thurs., Nov. 7 – 7 am to 4 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington Tues., Nov. 19 – 2 to 6 pm Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County, 217 Church Rd., North Wales

READY. SET. CARE. When there is no time for second guessing. Illness and injury doesn’t book an appointment or care about your busy schedule; but we do. At Doylestown Health Urgent Care, board-certified Doylestown Health physicians are ready, when you or any member of your active family needs us—evenings, weekends and holidays. Just walk in, no appointment needed. Doylestown Health Urgent Care has on-site x-ray, lab testing and prescriptions to help get you and your family in, out and back to doing what you do best; living life on the go.

Extended Care Hours. Walk-ins Welcome. 4259 West Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18902 Monday–Friday 8 am to 9 pm Saturday, Sunday and Major Holidays 9 am to 4 pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HEALTH CONNECTIONS Doylestown Health Connections events are located at the Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster. Receive a $3 ShopRite coupon for attending an event. For more information, or to register for an event, call 215.672.1870.

Medicare Enrollment Counseling with APPRISE Meet with a counselor for answers to your questions about Medicare and get assistance with enrollment. Appointment required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging at 267.880.5700. Free

Healthy Eyes & Vision Thurs., Oct. 10 − 6 to 7 pm Join ophthalmologist David Galiani, MD, to discuss the impact of electronics on your vision, how to protect yourself against macular degeneration and the latest advances in cataract surgery. Registration required. Free

Flu Shot Clinic Thurs., Sept. 26 - 10 to 1 pm Flu season is fast approaching. Doylestown Health Connections and ShopRite Pharmacy want our community protected! Receive a FREE flu shot and discuss flu vaccination and prevention tips with pharmacist, James Teeple, PharmD. Appointments required. Free

Blood Pressure Screening Wed., Oct. 2 OR Wed., Nov. 6 10 am to Noon Join us for a free blood pressure screening. Customers with a non-latex cuff are encouraged to bring it to the screening to determine the accuracy of home readings. Registration requested. Walk-ins welcome. Free

Stand Up to Good Posture: Screening & Consult Tues., Oct. 8 − 9 to 11 am Maura Tierney, DPT, from MossRehab at Doylestown Hospital, will conduct assessments of the neck and back and provide recommendations to correct bad habits. Learn tips to decrease stress on your spine for a healthier back. Appointments required. Free

Hearing Screening Wed., Oct. 9 − 3 to 5 pm Screening is pass/fail for individuals who do not currently wear hearing aids or have known hearing loss. The screening will also include an otoscopy which will determine if wax is present that could affect the results. Appointments required. Free

Great American Smokout: Lung Cancer Screening Thurs., Nov. 21 − 5 to 7 pm Learn tips and resources to help you quit smoking and find out if you qualify for a low-dose CT scan to detect lung cancer. Current or past smokers ages 55 to 77 can make an appointment to meet with Doylestown Health’s lung cancer navigator to assess eligibility and provide information on the next steps. Appointments required. Free

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screening

Healthy Harvest: Fall Flavors Discussion & Tasting Tues., Oct. 15 − 10 to 11 am Learn about nutrient-rich fall fruits and vegetables that are being picked at peak flavor. Get holiday meal tips and enjoy a tasting of seasonal fruits. Presented by nutrition expert Ellen Strogis, RD, LDN. Registration required. Free

Oral Health Screening Sat., Nov. 2 – 10 am to Noon HealthLink Dental Clinic will be on site sharing information about their free dental clinic for low-income adults and veterans. Screening will check for oral disease, tooth decay and cancer. Stop by to learn if you qualify for free dental care. Appointments recommended. Free

What’s Your Risk for Diabetes? Glucose Screening Thurs., Nov. 14 − 10 am to Noon Find out whether you are at low, moderate or high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Glucose screenings will be performed by finger stick. Fasting is recommended, but not necessary. Appointments required. Free

Wed., Dec. 4 – 10 am to 1 pm Join us for a free blood pressure and cholesterol screening. Cholesterol test will be completed by finger stick. It is recommended to drink 8 to 10 oz. of water 45 minutes before arrival. Fasting is not necessary. Appointments required. Free

Massage Therapy for Wellness Tues., Dec. 10 – 10 am to 1 pm Join The Spa at Cornerstone’s massage therapist for a personal 15-minute massage. Massage can release tension, improve circulation, eliminate toxins, and bring relief to tight, painful muscles. Appointments required. Free

Dry Eye Screening Thurs., Dec. 12 – 10 am to 1 pm Dry eye often goes undiagnosed and untreated, despite being a very common and treatable disease. Matossian Eye Associates will conduct screenings to aid in the diagnosis of dry eye and provide follow-up recommendations. Appointments required. Free

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS Medicare Open Enrollment: Know Your Options Wed., Oct. 2 − 1 to 2:30 pm Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Ln., Warminster Be prepared for the 2020 Medicare open enrollment period. Join APPRISE counselors from the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging to discuss Medicare enrollment so you can make an informed decision about your coverage. Registration required. Free

DocTales: Do You Have Spinal Stenosis? Tues., Oct. 15 − 7 to 8:30 pm Auditorium, Pine Run Community Center, 777 Ferry Rd., Doylestown Do you have pain while walking? Relief when sitting? Difficulty standing upright? Join pain management specialist Todd A. Bromberg, MD, from Delaware Valley Pain & Spine Institute, to learn about innovative practices and procedures that may provide relief. Light refreshments will be served. To register, call 800.992.8992. Free

Exercise for Seniors Tues., Nov. 12 − 1 to 2 pm Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 7028 Easton Rd., Pipersville Learn practical exercise techniques for seniors. Join Marjorie Whelan, DNP, CRNP, CNRN, Doylestown Hospital’s director of Occupational Health, to learn about chair exercises, stretching techniques and ways to stay active as you age. Free

MENTAL HEALTH Thriving at 70 and Beyond Thurs., Sept. 12 − 4:30 to 5:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital We often associate our purpose in life with work, children, spouses, etc. So, what will you do once careers and care-giving comes to an end? Learn how to thrive at ages 70+ and live a meaningful, purposeful life. Registration required. Free

Is it Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Thurs., Nov. 7 − 7 to 8 pm Northampton Library, 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro Learn the difference between winter blues and seasonal depression, which can cause fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, and isolation from friends and family. Find out what treatments can make a difference. Registration required. Free

Substance Abuse and Opioid Resources in the Community Maximizing Memory Thurs., Oct. 17 − 10 to 11 am Smyth Hall, Christ’s Home Senior Community, 1 Shepherd’s Way, Warminster Learn about potential factors concerning memory and what you can do to combat a decrease in cognitive function. Presented by Maureen Riley, director of Life Enrichment, and Cheri Kline, director of Education from Pine Run Lakeview. Registration required. Free

Tax-Advantaged Ways To Support Doylestown Health

Wed., Nov. 13 11:30 am to 12:30 pm OR 1 to 2 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join Dave Fialko, certified prevention specialist, from The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., to learn how the brain of an addict works, what causes an overdose, how to recognize and respond to an overdose, and available treatment options. Registration required. Free

Charitable IRA Rollover Donors can transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to Doylestown Health without having to recognize the transfer as income. To qualify, the donor must be at least age 70½ and the transfer must be made directly to Doylestown Health Foundation. The distribution is tax-free and counts toward a donor’s minimum distribution.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities Gifts of stock, bonds, or mutual funds can be contributed directly to Doylestown Health Foundation. Benefits include a charitable tax deduction (the securities must be owned for at least one year), and avoidance of capital gains taxes on any increase in the assets’ value.

Learn More 215.345.2802 | gifts@dh.org

For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Fall 2019



Meditation & Journaling: Coping with Life’s Curveballs Sat., Oct. 12 − 9 am to Noon Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join us for the finale of Doylestown Health’s Mental Health Series. Explore meditation and journaling via interactive workshops designed to equip attendees with helpful coping mechanisms to persevere through life’s “curveballs.” Jonathan Labman, MA, LPC, E-RYT, leads the meditation workshop. Alyssa Gilson Mawson, MA, LMFT, leads the journaling workshop. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with local mental health professionals and gather community resources. Free breakfast and giveaways. Registration required. Free

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) AND FIRST AID Call CPR Heart Starters, Inc. at 215.354.1400 to register or visit cprheartstarters.com for CPR dates and registration. All classes are in the evening starting at 6:30 pm in Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital. American Heart Association classes offered include: CPR for Family and Friends (Infant/Child) Fee: $35, Heartsaver CPR (Infant, Child and Adult) Fee: $70 and BLS Provider CPR Fee: $70

CORNERSTONE FITNESS CLASSES Cornerstone Fitness and Spa is a community partner. The following classes take place at Cornerstone at the Health & Wellness Center in Warrington. Register for all Cornerstone classes listed here at 215.918.5900.

Water In Motion 8-week session begins Sept. 25 Wednesdays – 6:30 to 7:15 pm A fun and high energy shallow water exercise program that combines cardio training with muscle toning exercises. Moderate to high intensity. Fee: $69 per person

Chair Yoga 8-week session begins Sept. 26 Thursdays – 11:45 am to 12:35 pm This yoga class allows participants to use the support of a chair – seated or standing – to perform gentle stretches designed to increase flexibility, range of motion and balance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

Yoga Gently

8-week session begins Sept. 23 Mondays – 9:30 to 10:15 am Relieve stress and increase flexibility with yoga, performed in the warmth of our healing pool. Fee: $69 per person

8-week session begins Sept. 27 Fridays – 10 to 11 am A softer, gentler approach to a yoga practice. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners and seniors who can get up and down from the floor without assistance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

Arthritis Foundation© Water Class

Chair Fit

Aqua Yoga

8-week sessions begins Sept. 24 & 26 Tuesdays or Thursdays – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Reduce pain and stiffness, build strength, and increase range of motion, balance and endurance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

8-week session begins Sept. 27 Fridays – 10:30 to 11:30 am A low impact cardio and strength class using a chair for balance and assistance. Perfect for seniors, those returning to exercise after injury, or adults looking for a change from a sedentary lifestyle. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69 per person

SUPPORT GROUPS Doylestown Health offers both hospital-sponsored and community support groups. For more information, call 267.885.1548 unless number is listed.

BEREAVEMENT Doylestown Health Hospice offers a comprehensive bereavement program open to all members of our community who have sustained a recent loss. Seminars, monthly support groups and leisure activities help individuals connect with others as they face the challenges of creating a new normal. For more information regarding our program, please call 215.345.2079.

My Spouse Has Cancer

Low Vision

Tues., Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17 – 7 pm


Fri., Sept. 27, Oct. 25 – 10 am Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital Call 215.968.9400.

Thurs., Nov. 7 − 12:30 pm

Lyme Disease

Pancreatic Cancer

Sun., Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8 – 3 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Thurs., Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 – 11 am

Prostate Cancer Tues., Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 – 7 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital Call 215.345.2261.

Multiple Sclerosis Thurs., Oct. 10, Nov. 14 – 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Parkinson’s Disease CARDIOVASCULAR Heart Failure Thurs., Oct. 10 − 2 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital Call 215.345.2328.

Tues., Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 − 1:30 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Ctr.

Scleroderma Tues., Sept. 24, Nov. 26 − 6:30 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital Call 856.779.7225.



Call 215.345.2022. Support groups meet in the Cancer Support Community Office at Doylestown Hospital unless otherwise noted.

Thurs., Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 – 2 pm Moss Rehab Day Room, 1st Floor, Doylestown Hospital

Blood Cancer


Thursdays – 10 am Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Alzheimer’s Family/Caregiver

Building the Family

Thurs., Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 – 11 am

Brain Cancer Tues., Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 – 2 pm

Breast Cancer Tues., Oct. 8, Nov. 12 – 7 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital

Cancer Bereavement Tues., Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 – 7 pm

Colorectal Cancer Thurs., Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 − 11 am

Gynecological Cancer Thurs., Sept. 26, Oct. 24 – 11 am

Living with Cancer (Morning) Tues., Sept., 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Nov. 26, Dec. 10 − 11 am

Living with Cancer (Evening) Tues., Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 – 7 pm

MATERNAL HEALTH Breastfeeding Mothers'

Wed., Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 – 3 pm Pine Run Lakeview 2425 Lower State Rd., Doylestown Call 215.489.5872.

Thurs., Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 12 − 7 pm Children’s Village, Doylestown Hospital Please call 215.348.9770 to confirm December date.

Better Breathers

RESOLVE Infertility

Tues., Oct. 1 − 10:30 am Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Tues., Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 – 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Diabetes Wed., Nov. 13 – 7 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Call 215.345.2168.

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Tues., Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 − 6:45 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Insulin Pump Wed., Oct. 16 – 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital Call 215.345.2168.

SELF-HELP Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays – 11 am; Sundays – 8:30 am Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital

Gamblers Anonymous Mondays – 7:30 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Nicotine Anonymous Thursdays – 6:30 pm Conference Room H, Doylestown Hospital

Cancer Support Community (CSC) at Doylestown Hospital is located on the first floor, around the corner from the Main Lobby. We offer social and emotional support to people living with any type of cancer, and to their families and friends. Free of charge! The Doylestown Hospital suite is open Tuesdays, 10 am to 9 pm and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm. To become a member or register for a program, call 215.345.2022 or e-mail Lauren@cancersupportphiladelphia.org. For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Fall 2019


ORTHOPEDICS DOYLESTOWN HEALTH ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE Doylestown Health's Orthopedic Institute offers free screening and education events on joint pain, balance and sports medicine. For more information, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Ortho.

Are You at Risk of Falling? Lecture and Screening Fri., Sept. 20 OR Dec. 13 − Noon to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Health’s physical therapists discuss fall risk and prevention. Following the lecture, therapists will perform personalized balance screenings. Registration required. Free

Sit Up Straight! Proper Posture and Lifting Mon., Nov. 11 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join physical therapist Lauren Direso, DPT, for a discussion on proper workplace set-up and sitting posture. Proper bending and lifting will also be discussed to help reduce the risk of injury to the spine. This program is open to healthcare professionals or anyone who has experienced back pain. Free

Exercise Safety for Seniors Mon., Dec. 9 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join physical therapist Frank Kolp, PT, DPT, for a discussion on how to exercise safely and the importance of exercise in the senior population. Free

Get a HANDle on it! Tues., Dec., 17 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Learn about common repetitive strain injuries including tendinitis and neuropathies that can affect the hand, wrist and elbow. Discussion will include symptoms, treatment options and prevention. Presented by Doylestown Health certified hand therapist Wendy Kennedy, OTR, CHT. Free

HEALTH CONNECTIONS Events are located at the Cowhey Family ShopRite, 942 W. Street Rd., Warminster. To register for an event, call 215.672.1870.

Fall Prevention Workshop Wed., Sept. 25 − 10 to 11 am Learn how to reduce your risk for a fall. Discuss medication factors, how to make your home safer, and healthy choices that promote better balance. Registration required. Free

Balance & Fall Risk Screening Tues., Oct. 22 − 9 to 11 am Each year, 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 suffers a fall. A physical therapist from MossRehab at Doylestown Hospital will offer screenings to evaluate your risk of falling and provide recommendations for prevention. Appointments required. Free

“Footsteps” Balance Workshop Wed., Nov. 13 − 9 to 10 am Take a few simple tests to determine if your balance is impaired. Learn exercises and movements that can be used in the home to improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Registration required. Free

CANCER Cancer Fit: A Fitness Program for Cancer Survivors Begins Week of Sept. 16 Cornerstone Fitness & Spa, Health & Wellness Center, Warrington Are you a cancer survivor who is looking to increase your quality of life after treatment? This 12-week program includes: • C  onsultation with a Cornerstone Club certified personal trainer and cancer fitness specialist • Group personal training sessions • Passes for you and a guest Participants must be at least 4 weeks post-treatment and within one year of finishing treatment. Contact 267.885.1580 or akyriakos@dh.org. Free

Register at DoylestownHealth.org/ Events or call 215.345.2121 unless otherwise noted.

Colon Cancer Prevention & Treatment Tues., Sept. 24 − 6 to 7 pm Smyth Hall, Christ’s Home Senior Community, 1 Shepherd’s Way, Warminster The U.S. has seen a rise in colorectal cancer in seniors. Join colorectal surgeon Christopher Bruce, MD, to discuss screening options and prevention techniques. Learn factors affecting colon health, and how to maintain healthy function. Registration required. Free

Free Breast Cancer Screening Sat., Nov. 2 – 8 am to Noon Women’s Diagnostic Center, Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Health and the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization are sponsoring a breast screening for uninsured and underinsured women of Bucks County. A breast exam and mammogram will be provided for those who qualify. Registration required. Call 215.564.3700. Space is limited. Free

The Link Between Radon and Lung Cancer Thurs., Nov. 7 − 6:30 to 8 pm Conference Room A, Doylestown Hospital Join pulmonologist Pinak Acharya, MD, as he discusses the connection between radon and lung cancer, and provides tips on how to prevent home exposure. Home radon test kits provided. Free

Genetics and Your Health: Hereditary Breast and Colorectal Cancers* Wed., Dec. 11 − 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Learn the importance of knowing your personal and family history, common hereditary breast and colorectal cancer syndromes, and when genetic testing is recommended. Registration required. Join us in person or listen online at home! Free



Walk With A Doc


Wed., Sept. 18 – 8 to 9 am Wed., Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18 – Noon to 1 pm William E. Neis Park, West Street, Doylestown Walking for as little as 30 minutes per day can improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and reduce your risk for coronary heart disease and many other health conditions. Each Walk With A Doc Event Includes: • Brief health discussion by a Doylestown Health clinician • 30-to 45-minute walk around the Doylestown Hospital campus • Refreshments, giveaways and more! Join us for Walk With A Doc to take a step toward a healthier you! Registration encouraged for each event. For more information or to register, visit DoylestownHealth.org/WWAD or call 215.345.2121. Free

SCREENINGS & EDUCATION A Woman’s Heart: Recognizing Heart Attacks Thurs., Oct. 24 – 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Learn your risk factors and how to recognize and prevent a heart attack. Also, learn about the latest therapy for women including estrogen replacement. Registration required. Free

Chest Pain: Is it a Heart Attack? Tues., Oct. 29 − 5:30 to 6:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Tightness, pressure, burning, these chest pain symptoms should never be ignored. Join Doylestown Health cardiologist, Michael B. Adenaike, MD, to learn the conditions that cause chest pain, the warning signs of a heart attack, when it is necessary to go to the emergency room and the benefits of calling 9-1-1 instead of taking yourself to the emergency room. Registration required. Free

BECOME A VOLUNTEER Opportunities are available at the Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care. Patient-centered care is at the heart of all we do. Volunteers will play an important role in assisting patients and their families during their stay at Doylestown Health's new state-of-the-art Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion. Learn how you can help better the lives of others. DoylestownHealth.org/Volunteer 215.345.2204

Stroke Screening: Are You at Risk for Stroke? Fri., Dec. 6 − 10 am to 1 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Marjorie Whelan, DNP, CNRN, CRNP, will perform FREE stroke screenings, including a risk assessment, a check of blood pressure and pulse, and an auditory evaluation of blood flow in the neck. Appointments required. Free For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Fall 2019


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Doylestown Health Dialogue - Fall 2019  

Doylestown Health's Dialogue newsletter provides up-to-date information centered on keeping you well. Published biannually, the Dialogue sh...

Doylestown Health Dialogue - Fall 2019  

Doylestown Health's Dialogue newsletter provides up-to-date information centered on keeping you well. Published biannually, the Dialogue sh...