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The Charitable Impact of Smart Investments Tax Advantaged Giving Opportunities with Doylestown Health The generous donors who support Doylestown Health make a difference in our community, every day. Now, donors who have made smart personal investments throughout their lifetime have additional opportunities to leverage those assets, receive tax benefits, and maximize their contributions to Doylestown Health.



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IRA Charitable Distribution

Long-term appreciated securities, such as stock, bonds, and mutual funds, can be donated directly to Doylestown Health Foundation. You will receive a charitable tax deduction for the gift’s fair market value if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have owned the securities for at least one year. You will also avoid federal and state tax on the capital gains. When you buy low and give high, you make a gift that costs you less than the benefit it delivers.

You can make a gift directly from your IRA to Doylestown Health Foundation without having to recognize the transfer as income. To qualify, you must be at least age 70½ and the transfer must be made by your plan provider directly to Doylestown Health Foundation. The distribution is tax-free and counts toward your required minimum distribution. You can donate any amount from your IRA up to $100,000 annually for a contribution that benefits you, Doylestown Health, and your community.

Contact us today to request personalized information. To discuss planned giving opportunities, please contact Garrett Owen, Director of Development, at gowen@dh.org or call 215.345.2802. Not intended as legal or tax advice. Please consult your individual tax and financial advisors.


President’s Perspective Vision and Visionaries It is one thing to have a vision; quite another to have a group of visionaries who share it. Doylestown Health had both at its beginnings in the early 1900s. The vision was to establish a local emergency and maternity hospital so patients in and around Doylestown wouldn’t have to travel far for basic medical care. The visionaries were the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown (VIA). Today, the VIA is joined by other visionaries with plans to transform Doylestown Health’s ability to offer high-quality, complex medical care in addition to common medical concerns. Today’s visionary projects require bold investments. Doylestown Health is fortunate to have both. Our biggest project, the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, is a 100,000 square-foot addition on the hospital campus. The second floor will open late this year, including new cardiovascular intensive and intermediate care beds and a procedure unit. It will be a fitting capstone to our recognition this year by Watson Health as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the Nation. Our current vision also includes the new Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine on the third floor of the new Pavilion. With the help of visionaries like Richard and Angela Clark, along with Bucks County Medical Associates (who staff our current intensive care unit), we hope to move up the timetable for completion of the 32-bed unit. Like so many others, the Clarks and physicians of Bucks County Medical Associates share the same vision – in fact, ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health is driving our transformation in the 21st century. The new construction at Doylestown Hospital is a tangible reminder of the changes taking place, but the work going on in our new and existing buildings is no less visionary. In this issue of Dialogue, you will read about a stroke patient who credits us with saving his life – and his personal contribution to the One Vision campaign. Similarly, a renowned potter who recently moved into our Pine Run Retirement Community “gave back” to the community by helping restore artistic space on the campus. Advances in the treatment of colorectal cancer and a review of GI procedures and conditions are also included in this edition, along with an update on our Aortic Center, where we perform complex open and endovascular procedures that could never have been imagined by our founders a century ago. The Village Improvement Association could, however, relate to the growth of our pediatric program where a grateful father recalls finding a compassionate nurse sitting by his son’s bedside. As it’s often said, “It takes a village.” One clear vision certainly helps, too.


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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GI / Colorectal

Advances in Gastroenterology & Colorectal Surgery

om mon Beating Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, with a lifetime risk of about 1 in 22 for men and 1 in 24 for women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).


“Early detection leads to better outcomes, so routine screening is very important, especially because cancer is more advanced by the time symptoms appear,” says Doylestown Health gastroenterologist Hannah Do, MD. Men and women at average risk are advised to have a colonoscopy at age 50. For patients with a family history of colon cancer, the timing of the initial colonoscopy should be discussed with your physician.

Why Colonoscopy?

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“Colorectal cancer develops from precancerous growths (polyps). Colonoscopy is safe, effective and allows us to detect cancer and prevent it by removing polyps during the procedure,” says Dr. Do. “During the colonoscopy, patients are sedated. Then, a long, flexible tube with a camera tip allows us to examine the colon for ulcers, polyps or other abnormalities. Any polyps are removed, and the type of polyp determines the timing of the patient’s next colonoscopy. Many patients with normal results won’t need another colonoscopy for 10 years,” explains Dr. Do.

Early detection leads to better outcomes, so routine screening is very important, especially because cancer is more advanced by the time symptoms appear - Hannah Do, MD, Gastroenterologist

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Common Conditions Treated Hemorrhoids Rubber band ligation is a well-established treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that appear inside of the rectum and outside of the anus, causing itching, bleeding and pain. Quick and painless, hemorrhoid banding is an office procedure.

Open Access Open Access enables healthy patients to conveniently schedule a colonoscopy without a preliminary office visit.

New Scheduling Option!

To learn more and see if you qualify, please visit DoylestownHealth.org/OpenAccess for details.

Coordinated Care Eases Stress When the Diagnosis is Cancer “Doylestown Health’s gastroenterologists have immediate access to colorectal surgeons. If cancer is found, patients meet the surgeons and have a plan of care early on, including coordination with medical and radiation oncology, as needed. This is a significant emotional benefit, because patients know a surgeon is looking out for them. And, earlier treatment can lower the risk of cancer spreading,” says Dr. Do.

Robotic Revolution Advances Colorectal Surgery Doylestown Health colorectal surgeon Christopher Bruce, MD, specializes in the use of robotic technology, performing complex colorectal procedures through smaller incisions.

“We place a band around the base of each hemorrhoid, cutting the blood supply so it shrinks and falls off in about a week. Banding can also occur during a colonoscopy procedure. When hemorrhoids are found, we can band them while the patient is still asleep,” says Dr. Bruce. We offer all of the latest procedures including stapled hemorrhoidectomy (PPH) and transanal hemorrrhoidal dearterialization (THD), which are often less painful than a surgical excision.

Diverticulitis Diverticular disease occurs when small pockets, or sacs, form and push outward through weak spots in the colon wall. Diverticulitis occurs when a pocket pops or becomes inflamed and infected. Multiple attacks may occur over time so it is important to contact a doctor for treatment. Depending upon the severity, antibiotics may be needed. If surgery is needed, it can often be done through minimally-invasive laparoscopic or robotic techniques, notes Dr. Akbari.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) A chronic condition of the large intestine, IBS causes flare ups of abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, gas and mucus in the stool. The cause is unknown, but certain foods, stress, hormones and depression are among the triggers. Depending on symptoms and severity, medications and lifestyle changes can minimize and reduce flare ups.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

“The robotic platform advances what we do laparoscopically, allowing suturing and precise movements through tiny incisions and three-dimensional, high-definition views,” says Dr. Bruce. “Patients have less pain, scarring and blood loss; quicker recoveries and a lower infection risk. They’re walking around sooner, which helps restore bowel function.”

IBD is a category of conditions, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which involve chronic inflammation of the GI tract. The cause is unknown; but genetic and/or environmental factors may trigger the inflammation.

“With experience, most colorectal procedures can be done robotically. This includes not only removal of cancerous or benign tumors, polyps and lesions, but also diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. We design treatment around what is best for each patient,” says Dr. Bruce.

IBD can be managed with medicine and/or therapy. If surgery is needed, a colorectal surgeon removes diseased areas of the intestines through minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic procedures. Surgical options include J-Pouch, fistula repairs and opening narrowed or blocked intestines.

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Pediatrics Helping Young Patients Cope “Our nurses and board-certified pediatric hospitalists work hand in hand with families,” says Kristina Elmer, RN, BSN, pediatric nurse clinical manager. “It’s important to us to help our patients through their experience. We let friends visit and have lots of toys and activities to keep them occupied.”


OF FRESH AIR Easing stress when a child is hospitalized Will Lyons was 17 when he experienced shortness of breath. His pediatrician suspected bronchitis, but when a breathing treatment did not improve Will’s symptoms, his doctor sent him to Doylestown Hospital for a chest x-ray. “Will’s x-rays showed that one lung was totally collapsed, the other, partially collapsed,” recalls Will’s father, Tim. “The x-ray technician walked us to the Emergency Department, and Will was quickly admitted to Doylestown Health’s Della Penna Pediatric Center.”

Diagnosis: Spontaneous Pneumothorax Though Will is now a healthy Penn State freshman, his father, Tim, recalls how concerned they were that day, and how the personalized care they received at Doylestown Health helped them through a challenging time. “The doctors and nurses helped to alleviate our concerns, explaining that spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung) is fairly common in tall, thin teenagers, especially boys. Will would require surgery, which could be performed by Doylestown Health’s fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon, James McClurken, MD. “We were given the option of going to a Children’s Hospital, but my wife works at Doylestown Health, so we knew of Dr. McClurken’s excellent reputation. We felt comfortable at Doylestown Hospital and liked being close to home.”

Treatment Options Some patients require observation only, or a tube inserted between the ribs into the chest cavity to release unwanted air. Will’s case was more complex. Dr. McClurken performed video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS). Inserting a tiny camera and instruments through small incisions, he viewed the surgical field on a monitor display as he repaired Will’s lungs. “He fixed the fully collapsed lung, with the understanding that he would reevaluate the other lung after the first surgery,” says Tim. A few weeks later, the Lyons were not surprised to learn that Will would need surgery on his other lung.

Exceptional Care with a Personal Touch “The nurses got to know our family and did everything possible to make Will comfortable, from getting a bigger bed to accommodate his height to setting up video games to keep him occupied,” says Tim. “Instead of sitting at the nurses’ station, I’d find Will’s nurse sitting at his bedside.”

“Will had been in the hospital for over a week, and I could tell it was wearing on him,” recalls pediatric nurse Michelle Joseph, RN, BSN. So, when his dad mentioned that Will really missed his dog, Millie, Michelle arranged a special visit. “Will was completely surprised when Millie walked into his room. His face lit up and he started talking and laughing,” says Michelle.

About Doylestown Health’s Della Penna Pediatric Center The Carol and Louis Della Penna Pediatric Center offers expert inpatient care for children of all ages, close to home. Our unit provides a personalized, family-centered environment and is staffed by board-certified pediatric hospitalists and experienced pediatric nurses. “Our pediatric unit treats infants and children up to the 18th birthday, and sees a range of diagnoses, including other upper respiratory illnesses like asthma and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus),” says Kristina. Conditions Treated: • Appendicitis • Concussion • Dehydration • Fever

• Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) • Orthopedics

• Elevated bilirubin

• Pain management

• Gastrointestinal conditions

• Respiratory problems

• Minor fracture/ sports injuries

• Other health conditions

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A look at what’s new at Doylestown Health

Throughout our near 100-year history, Doylestown Health has never rested on its laurels. While we take immense pride in our humble beginnings and extraordinary accomplishments during our first century, we are determined to move boldly toward even greater heights. New Primary Care Practices & Physicians The primary care physician (PCP) is the first point of care for many healthcare needs. Studies show that having a PCP keeps people healthier. Your relationship with your PCP builds over time as he/she provides preventive care, routine checkups, vaccinations and screenings while managing your overall physical and mental health. This important connection enables your PCP to catch health issues before they become serious, and to identify changes in your mental and physical condition.

Campus Expansion Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion One of the most visible signs of growth is the expansion on our main campus. The new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, home to the Center for Heart and Vascular Care and Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine, will expand the depth and scope of Doylestown Health’s nationally recognized cardiovascular services and provide enhanced access to patients throughout the region. Scheduled opening, December 2019.

In addition to caring for immediate medical needs such as cold, flu and other nonemergency injuries and ailments, your PCP manages chronic disease (ongoing illness) and may coordinate your care with specialists as needed. Doylestown Healthcare Partnership includes numerous primary care physician practices in convenient locations: Family Medicine Central Bucks Family Practice

Doylestown Health Primary Care

Chalfont Family Practice

Buckingham – New

Dublin Medical Center

New Hope – New

Ivyland Medical Center


New Britain Family Practice


Personal Physician Services, PC


The Outpatient Pavilion Also under construction, the Outpatient Pavilion will house a new Ambulatory Surgery Center. Designed for optimal patient comfort, convenience and safety, this advanced facility also establishes a “home base” for the delivery of care for support services such as rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Scheduled opening, May 2020.

Plumsteadville Family Practice

Main Entrance and Wayfinding Renovations to our existing main entrance and new wayfinding tools will help patients and visitors navigate our hospital campus with ease, and provide space for patient and community education.

Doylestown Medical Associates, PC

Internal Medicine Broderman Internal Medicine Associates

Dublin Internal Medicine

BuxMont Medical Associates

New Start Medical

Coverdale-Hermann, Ltd

Peace Valley Internal Medicine

Doylestown Health Internal Medicine

Tohickon Internal Medicine, LLC

Fountainville Medical Specialists

Find a doctor or discover the latest Doylestown Health news, visit DoylestownHealth.org or call 215.345.2121.

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nstoppable is the word that comes to mind when you meet Joe, a 74-year-old Pipersville man with a zest for life, a love of family and a passion for his excavating business that keeps him in perpetual motion.

A Life-saving Diagnosis


“Dr. Renee Sangrigoli saved my life when she discovered that aneurysm!” exclaims Joe, who was found to also have a severe blockage in another artery.

Minimally Invasive Solutions Joe’s treatment involved two endovascular aneurysm repairs which were minimally-invasive as repair occurs inside blood vessels. This offers quicker recovery, a shorter hospital stay and reduced risk of complications compared to open surgery.

Eight years ago, Joe Bauer’s visit to Doylestown Health’s Emergency Department for indigestion-like pain revealed that he had a huge abdominal aortic aneurysm, and it was at risk of rupturing.

Monitoring Joe’s Condition

An aneurysm is a weakening in the wall of an artery that causes it to “bubble” out. Depending on location, size and severity, aortic aneurysm management varies from careful monitoring, known as “watchful waiting,” to surgical repair. Because the aorta is the main artery that carries blood from the heart through the center of the chest and abdomen, a rupture causes lifethreatening internal bleeding.

“Heart and vascular specialists follow endovascular repair patients with regular office visits and imaging studies to ensure the repairs are holding,” says Doylestown Health vascular surgeon Atul Rao, MD. “I met Joe a few years after his intial repair. There was no evidence of a leak into his aneurysm sack, but his graft had shifted a bit south, so I kept a very close eye on him with follow-up surveillance imaging studies.”

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The Aneurysm Returns “In September 2018, Joe’s scan showed new aneurysmal growth at the upper border of his graft, right at the origin of his right kidney artery,” says Dr. Rao. “Joe was a complex aortic patient, as he had a prior abdominal repair and now had both a potential migrating graft and recurrent aneurysmal disease in a prior normal area of aorta that was further compromising the integrity of his stent graft.”

Advanced Treatment Options Concerned that Joe’s aneurysm could rupture, Dr. Rao discussed treatment options with his patient. “We weigh the risks and benefits for each patient individually. One option was to continue to monitor Joe’s condition; however, the aneurysm had already demonstrated significant growth,” says Dr. Rao. “The second option, endovascular stent-based repair, might have required unique approaches. This option could be effective, but not necessarily the most durable.”

Safeguarding Joe’s Heart Rhythm In addition to his aneurysm, damage from a previous heart attack put Joe at high risk of recurrent, life-threatening arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat). To safeguard Joe’s health, electrophysiologist Robert Sangrigoli, MD, implanted a combination cardiac defibrillator/pacemaker in Joe’s chest before his hospital discharge. The device monitors Joe’s heart for arrhythmias and restores normal rhythm when needed.

“In option three, an open surgical repair, we would remove the stent graft and replace the entire segment of the aorta with a new surgically-placed graft. Joe was a relatively good surgical candidate and opted for the open repair.”

Back in Business

“Joe was a complex aortic patient,

Joe and his wife, Barbara, enjoyed a trip to Florida in February, and he’s back to his unstoppable self. “I’m working, walking on the treadmill and enjoying my hot tub,” says Joe. “I feel fantastic!”

as he had a prior abdominal repair and now had both a potential migrating

Doylestown Health’s Aortic Center Doylestown Health’s Aortic Center delivers a personalized approach to care with advanced expertise, innovative treatment options and state-of-the-art facilities.

graft and recurrent aneurysmal disease”

Our fellowship-trained cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons offer extensive experience in minimally-invasive endovascular procedures, as well as technically challenging open and hybrid surgical repairs. The Endovascular Hybrid Operating Room combines state-of-the-art imaging technologies with a fullyintegrated and sterile surgical suite, allowing for treatment of the most complex cases.

Atul Rao, MD – Doylestown Health Vascular Surgeon

Complex Aortic Aneurysm Repair “A major surgical undertaking, open repair involved clamping the aorta above the kidney arteries, removing the existing stent graft and implanting a new graft shaped like a pair of pants. The top was sewn into the aorta and each of the “pant legs” were sewn into the two iliac arteries, which branch from the aorta and run to the legs,” explains Dr. Rao. “Joe’s case illustrates that although we’ve seen considerable advances in complex, minimally invasive procedures, sometimes an open surgical repair can be a more appropriate fix,” notes Dr. Rao. “I woke up without pain. I was able to get out of bed and walk all the way down the hall and back on the first day,” says Joe.

The new 100,000 square-foot Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion is scheduled for completion in late 2019. This patientcentered, technologically advanced facility will be the new home of Doylestown Health’s nationally recognized Center for Heart and Vascular Care and the new Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine.

Learn more about Doylestown Health Vascular Surgery at DoylestownHealth.org/Vascular or call 215.230.6982.

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MISSION CRITICAL Philanthropic Investments Advance Next Phase of Critical Care Medicine at Doylestown Health

Richard and Angela Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine Across Doylestown Health transformational change is underway. On the Doylestown Hospital campus, the construction of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion signals exceptional progress toward one of the earliest priorities of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health. The unprecedented $75 million comprehensive campaign will provide the resources to meet the expanded health and wellness needs of the community, now and in the future.

‚ Doylestown Health leadership and multidisciplinary critical care team with construction partners in the future Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion

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Visionary projects demand equally bold investments Through One Vision, philanthropic partnerships accelerate progress. “An amazing example of this is the leadership gift from our One Vision Campaign Chairs Richard and Angela Clark,” says Jim Brexler, President and CEO of Doylestown Health. “We are proud to link their name with our new Center for Critical Care Medicine. With their significant support, we are now positioned to provide the next level of specialized and intensive care to our most vulnerable patients, honoring our mission to proactively improve the health of the community we serve.” The entire third floor of the new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion will be the future home of the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine. The state-of-the-art facility (see project highlights) will allow Doylestown Hospital to accommodate a higher volume of ICU/IMU patients with enhanced patient safety, privacy and comfort. The initial timeline for the building called for the third floor to be built at a later stage, “but with philanthropic gifts we can leverage the cost benefit and timing of having construction crews remain on site to complete the third floor,” says Laura Wortman, Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “The initial philanthropic investments from the Clarks and our own Bucks County Medical Associates have helped accelerate the timing for the build out. Their gifts, combined with others, will help establish a greater comprehensive healthcare destination for patients and families. While significant funds are still needed, we are well on our way to moving forward with this critical phase of construction.”

Design plans for the new Center support the physical, technological and staffing capabilities to expand Doylestown Hospital’s successful intensivist program, a model in which board-certified physicians, known also as intensivists, specialize in the care of critically ill patients and are available in the ICU around the clock, seven days a week. Together with the highly-skilled care teams in the ICU, the intensivist personally oversees daily multidisciplinary rounding that engages the patient when possible and their family members in the care plan. Intensivists frequently collaborate and consult with medical-surgical colleagues across disciplines to design personalized and coordinated care plans for every patient. “Because of their commitment to patient safety, nearly three years ago Doylestown Health took the steps to plan for the growth of this best-practice model. Since then, we’ve seen improved outcomes for ICU patients overall, and specific improvements to metrics such as decreased ventilator days and a shorter length of stay in the ICU,” notes Medical Director Les A. Szekely, MD, FCCP, DABSM. A member of Bucks County Medical Associates, Dr. Szekely and his team were early contributors to the One Vision campaign. When they learned of the possibility that the third floor could be completed sooner with the help of additional philanthropy, they made the decision to ‘double-down’ and make an additional investment to move this project forward.

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‹ Dr. Szekely meets with the critical care team to discuss a patient treatment plan

“ We are so very grateful to

Project Highlights

Richard and Angela Clark for

Spanning the third floor of the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion, the new Intensive Care Unit will feature:

sharing our vision of providing a state-of-the-art environment in which we can deliver the highest levels of intensive care and


attention with the loving touch

• 28,500 square feet of new and dedicated ICU space

that benefits patients and their families.”

— Dr. Szekely “We truly believe that the new center will make a difference for our patients,” he shares. For Dick, retired Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., and his wife, Angela, the inspiration for their gift goes beyond gratitude. “Four generations of our family have been patients at Doylestown Health and benefitted from the exceptional and personal care here,” says Dick. Adds Angie, “we are glad to know that this facility will take shape much faster and be available to provide the care and comfort to patients and families who need it.” As in life, “timing is everything,” notes Dick. “Angie and I are very excited about the innovation taking place because of the dedicated leadership and physicians like Dr. Szekely and his colleagues,” he

As Chairs of the One Vision campaign, the Clarks are leading by example with their transformational gift to establish the Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine

continued. “When we learned of Bucks County Medical Associates’ additional gift to the One Vision campaign, it became clear that our investment and its timing could make a difference now, which is why we accelerated our pledge payments and fulfilled our commitment to more closely align with the construction phases. We are so proud of Bucks County Medical Associates’ commitment to double their gift,” says Dick. “It demonstrates just how dedicated this team is.” With One Vision, philanthropic investments will allow Doylestown Health to continue providing the highest-quality care in the most advanced facilities, deepening our commitment to our patients and transforming healthcare delivery in our community and beyond.

• 32 specialized, private patient rooms with universal ICU/IMU beds allowing patients to remain in the same space as they improve • A new workroom dedicated to respiratory therapy for the cleaning, calibration, and storage of essential, life-saving equipment • New configurations for clinical space and nursing stations that will dramatically reduce ambient noise

FAMILY/VISITOR AMENITIES • Comfortable furniture and graceful details such as signature artwork and oversized windows • Special amenities in patient rooms to promote family comfort as they support their loved one’s healing journey • Light-filled gathering spaces with views of nature • Respite rooms offering private and meditative spaces for family members • Access to the 24-hour heart-healthy Café

To learn more about the One Vision campaign and to make a gift to this project, please contact Laura Wortman, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, at 215.345.2122. Gifts at all levels will allow us to realize our vision. Commitments of $25,000+ made by June 30, 2019 will be recognized on the One Vision Campaign Major Donor Wall located in the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion. Additional recognition opportunities will be available for major gift commitments made after this date.

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Patient Perspective

Grey appreciates the seamless care transition he experienced thanks to the interdisciplinary teams offering speech, occupational and physical therapy and the oversight of his RN Case Manager

A life-saving intervention at Doylestown Hospital inspires patient Grey Warner to give back For Doylestown resident Grey Warner, the immediate and expert intervention of Doylestown nurses and physicians “greatly facilitated my recovery from a stroke last November,” he recalls. Now retired from Merck, this former healthcare executive immediately recognized the signs of stroke (see next page) and chose Doylestown Hospital for his care. “In less than 15 minutes from when I arrived in the Emergency Department, the team at Doylestown Hospital administered tPA and stroke protocols. The neurologist on call was there in just minutes to evaluate me. Everything worked like clockwork,” says Grey. Doylestown Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, among other designations, for excellence in treatment of stroke. “We are blessed to have such excellent medical services here in Doylestown,” Grey says. Per stroke protocol, Grey’s care continued in Doylestown Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “I experienced first-class compassionate care and the feeling of community throughout the hospital,” he says. “You can tell that people really care about working here and work as a team to take care

of patients,” he continued. Grey’s observations were shaped by his personal patient experience and informed by his professional and volunteer background. “I’m a member of the Board of Trustees of Hunterdon Healthcare System and have served as a volunteer fireman for the Eagle Fire Company in New Hope,” says Grey. “I understand healthcare delivery from many angles, and Doylestown Health is doing an excellent job.” After stepping down from the ICU, Grey spent eleven days at Moss Rehabilitation which operates a 12-bed satellite inpatient facility in Doylestown Hospital. “I became the ‘mayor’ of the place” he notes with amusement. “I am now in outpatient physical therapy at the hospital, and the quality of care continues to be outstanding. This continuum of care from ED through rehab is truly first class and a real benefit to the community.” In recognition of the compassionate and expert care he received, Grey chose to give a gift through the One Vision campaign. According to Grey, “My health, and the health of Bucks County, has improved because of this hospital being here with the right resources.” Because of his generous support and the support of other campaign donors, Doylestown Health will continue to make a difference for patients in this community and beyond.

“My health, and the health of Bucks County, has improved because of this hospital being here with the right resources.” – GREY WARNER

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A stroke happens when part of the brain is damaged because of either the blockage of a blood vessel or the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. When the brain does not get enough blood flow, signs and symptoms can develop suddenly and without warning, generally occurring on one side of the body. The amount and type of symptoms may depend on what part of the brain is involved and may be episodic (occurring and then stopping) or they may slowly get worse over time. Immediate treatment may minimize the long-term effects of a stroke and even prevent death.





A – ARM or LEG

Ask the person if they have a headache or dizziness. Do they have a loss of coordination?

Ask the person if they have difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes. Do they have double or blurred vision?


Do not drive to the hospital, call 9-1-1. When transported by ambulance, Doylestown Hospital is notified with a “pre-hospital stroke alert” and an expert stroke care team is waiting and ready to begin treatment immediately.

A stroke is a medical emergency. TIME IS BRAIN. Every minute that a stroke is left untreated, 2 million neurons are lost.

Ask the person to smile. Does the face look uneven or does one side of the face droop?

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift down? Do they have weakness, numbness or difficulty walking?


Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase, for example “The sky is blue.” Is their speech slurred or strange?

T – TIME to Call 911

If you observe any signs of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately and tell the operator you suspect a stroke. Call even if the symptoms go away. It is important to note when the symptoms began and to gather a list of medications the person is taking.


About Doylestown Hospital’s Stroke Resource Center Doylestown Hospital is designated as a Stroke Resource Center by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, and is also Joint Commission-certified with Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center. » To learn more about Doylestown Hospital’s Stroke Resource Center, visit DoylestownHealth.org.

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About Doylestown Health Foundation As the philanthropic arm of Doylestown Health, Doylestown Health Foundation raises funds to safeguard the future of excellence in patient care and to improve the quality of life for all members of the community. Now, in the public phase of a $75 million comprehensive campaign, Doylestown Health is ready to begin a bold new chapter as it approaches its second century of healthcare delivery. Philanthropic support of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health will fund transformational renovation and expansion across the Doylestown Hospital and Pine Run campuses and will help chart the course for the next generation of patients, providers, and technology. » For more information, visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org or call 215.345.2009. For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Spring 2019




INSPIR ATION Accomplished potter Sylvia Roman helps Pine Run Retirement Community rejuvenate a beloved artistic space The decision to live at Pine Run Retirement Community “was quite simple,” according to Sylvia Roman. Driving along Ferry Road, “I saw it and said, ‘that’s where we’re going,’ ” she recalls of her initial impression of the beautiful setting. A tour of the campus included a stop in the Craft Barn, where her trained artist’s eye caught sight of a dormant kiln. As an accomplished ceramicist, the promise of a creative place where she could continue her artistic passion “makes Pine Run more of a home for me,” she notes. While preparations took place for their move to Pine Run, Sylvia volunteered to lend her expertise to update and repair the kiln with assistance from her husband, Robin. With the kiln restored, Sylvia began teaching weekly pottery classes, and watched the progress on their cottage renovations from steps away. “We love it here,” says Sylvia.

Among many highlights of living at Pine Run, the historic Craft Barn provides a light-filled space where residents follow all kinds of creative and artistic pursuits such as painting, pottery, crafts, and woodworking. An annual art show, open to Bucks County artists 55 and older, is also hosted in this artists’ haven. The landscape at Pine Run provides a tranquil and beautiful setting for daily living. For those drawn to nature, inspiration is in abundant supply. Nature is a predominant theme in Sylvia’s body of work, and she has won numerous awards for her signature Japanese Raku pottery which uses all of nature’s elements—earth, fire, air, and water—in its creation. The natural beauty of Pine Run’s campus also inspired the design for the new Community Center, affectionately known as the “Hub,” which opened to residents this past September with highlights such as graceful new dining and community activity spaces. Phase II of construction is underway, and once complete will offer a pool and state-of-the-art auditorium. The expansion and renewal of

For information about giving opportunities: 215.345.2009 Gifts@DH.org For information about giving opportunities: 215.345.20 09 || Gifts@ dh.org

The expansion and renewal of Pine Run Retirement Community is a signature priority of ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, a comprehensive philanthropic campaign that reaches across the Doylestown Health network of care.

Upcoming enhancements and renovations will make the Craft Barn even more accessible to villagers and visitors

An educator by training, Sylvia prepares materials for one of her popular pottery classes

Pine Run Retirement Community is a signature priority of One Vision: The Campaign for Doylestown Health, a comprehensive philanthropic campaign that reaches across the Doylestown Health network of care. The new Community Center “is really lovely,” shares Sylvia, “and it’s a unique visual contrast to have the historic and newest buildings on campus side by side.” Inspired by the overall campus enhancements and renewal taking place, Sylvia and her husband gave a generous gift to the One Vision campaign in support of Pine Run, with the renovation and rejuvenation of the Craft Barn space as top of mind. The opportunity to renovate the Craft Barn “has moved from the idea phase to something we can accomplish sooner because of the early support of the Romans,” says Maria Santangelo, Executive Director of Pine Run Retirement Community. “The vitality of this community comes from the energy and the investment of time, talent and resources of our Villagers,” she continues.

“We are so excited for this next phase of growth and it’s even more meaningful because it’s being supported by philanthropy” – Maria Santangelo

“We hope the Craft Barn will emerge as a destination for visitors and families when they come to campus as we will have enhanced space to showcase all of the tremendous creativity of our residents, whether it’s pottery, model trains, painting, woodworking, or other community art projects,” says Maria. With a rich history, the building when renovated “can be restored to its Bucks County roots, thanks to the Romans and other donors through gifts to the One Vision campaign,” she notes. “We are already enjoying these beautiful enhancements to campus and with our gift we will extend them to our creative space, too,” Sylvia notes. Sharing her passion for art with others is important to Sylvia, and this gift “will help that happen,” she shares. “Art is a part of me—my donation to life.”

JO IN US A ND M A KE A G IF T TO DAY. For more information about One Vision and giving opportunities at Pine Run Retirement Community, please contact Garrett Owen at 215.345.2802 or gowen@dh.org. Thank you.

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Peppermint Farm 2613 Hilltown Pike | Perkasie, PA 18944

$30 – Advance Sales (thru April 27) Seniors (Age 62+)



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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

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Doylestown Health Heart and Vascular

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


SPECIAL EVENTS Red Cross Blood Drive Mon., May 20 − 2 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Spring into action, save a life! Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. The life you save may be a child’s. Registration recommended. Walk-ins welcome. To register, call 215.672.1870 or 1.800.RED CROSS.

2019 Bucks County Designer House & Gardens Appropriately named for peppermint, the main crop that was grown on the property, the 30-acre former peppermint farm includes an 1860s six-bedroom farmhouse, a two-car garage with a workshop, the base of a bank barn, a milk house, a former pool house and storage shed. The farmhouse features unique built-ins, deep curved window sills, exposed beams, random width wood floors, stone floors and two covered porches. Additional information available at BucksCountyDesignerHouse.org.

Opening Weekend Gala Fri., Apr. 26 − 7 to 10 pm Pearl S. Buck Estate, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie Join us at the nearby Pearl S. Buck Estate for a lavish gala to celebrate the opening of the 44th Bucks County Designer House & Gardens. The gala will be catered by Jamie Hollander Gourmet. Entertainment provided by The Chatterband. This is a night to celebrate, enjoy good food and dance. All attendees will receive tickets to tour the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens when the house opens. Champagne Reception guests will tour the historic Pearl S. Buck House.

House Tours Apr. 28 to May 26 | Mon. through Wed. - 10 am to 4 pm, Thurs. - 10 am to 7 pm, Fri. and Sat. - 10 am to 4 pm, Sun. - Noon to 4 pm Tickets: $30 for seniors (62+) and advance sale (thru Apr. 27), $35 at the door. Group tours are $20 (minimum 15 tickets).

Wellness Wednesdays Wed., May 8 and May 22 − 11 am to 2 pm Join Doylestown Health professionals for FREE health screenings, information, giveaways and more! The Doylestown Health tent will be on the grounds of the Designer House. Everyone is invited to visit us before or after your house tour.

Meet the Design Team Thurs., May 9 − 4 to 6 pm Join us for a casual afternoon to meet the design team. Discuss with them the inspiration for their work, the challenges they faced and their approach to design. Admittance is included with a house tour ticket, or for previous attendees, a 2019 Program Guide.

Mon., Jun. 10 – 10 am to 8 pm Jericho National Golf Club, 250 Brownsburg Road East, New Hope Join us for a fun-filled day of golf! Arrive early to warm up at the driving range and enjoy a BBQ lunch. After the scramble-format golf, enjoy a dinner with presentation of awards and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $15,000. Proceeds benefit ONE VISION: The Campaign for Doylestown Health and the Teen Volunteer Scholarship Program. Visit DoylestownHealthFoundation.org/Golf for more details or call 215.345.2124.

Doylestown Hospital Community Blood Drive Fri., Jul. 12 − 6:30 am to 5 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Appointments are recommended. Please schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code doylestownhos or call the Heart Institute Office at 215.345.2328.


A Healthy Weigh: Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyle Program Sessions begin in June and August. Register by setting up an individual consultation.

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, cancer, 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 • Nutrition counseling for kids, teens and families • Disease 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.

“A Healthy Weigh” is Doylestown Health’s weight management and healthy lifestyle program. This program incorporates healthy “real” food into a plan customized to each person’s nutrition needs. The program is divided into two phases: Phase 1: 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 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 Health Cardiac Rehab Members. Register by setting up an individual consultation. For more information, visit DoylestownHealth.org/AHealthyWeigh. To schedule an individual consultation, contact Debbie Davis, MBA, RDN, CSO, LDN, at 215.345.2356 or ddavis@dh.org.

PEDIATRICS EDUCATION Spring Into Safety: Car Seat Check

BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The Hospital by Doylestown Health Bucks County Children’s Museum, 500 Union Square Dr., New Hope This educational exhibit features kidsized 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. Educational programs are free, but museum admission fees apply.

Once Upon a Pose: Fairytale Yoga Session (ages 3-4) Tues., Apr. 30 − 10:30 to 11:15 am OR 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Spark your child’s imagination by bringing fairytales to life through a fun, educational and creative yoga practice! Children will learn how the body and brain can work together to promote physical and mental balance, turning the land of “make-believe” into real life wellness!

Splashing into Summer: Fun in the Sun Safety! Wed., Jun. 19 − 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Bask in the glow of summer fun and safety with Doylestown Health! Learn how to “shade” yourself from harm, “splash” away water hazards, and take a stroll on the “health boardwalk” for an adventure in summer safety! Children will discover safety tips and tricks through hands-on, interactive game as the temperature rises!

Back to School Bliss


Mon., Apr. 29 − 2 to 6 pm

Tues., Aug. 27 − 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Intro to A Healthy Weigh

100 Progress Dr., Doylestown (Drive-Thru Area Behind Building) Installing a car seat can be a challenge. Three out of four kids are not as safe in their car seats as they should be. Is yours one of them? Join us for a FREE car seat check-up performed by a certified technician. Car seats should be installed prior to appointment. The technician will check the seat and educate on proper installation and selection of car seat. Please bring car seat and vehicle manual. Children are encouraged to attend. Appointment required. Free

Work through those back-to-school worries! Children will discuss feelings and emotions and learn ways to help calm their anxieties with fun exercises and activities. Participate in a “cooking class” to concoct healthy, back to school snacks, and learn the importance of a healthy mind and body!

Wed., Jul. 31 – 10 to 11 am OR 6 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Get a sneak peek to see if this weightloss program, A Healthy Weigh, is right for you. Presented by Doylestown Health nutrition expert Debbie Davis, MBA, RDN, CSO, LDN. Registration required. Call 215.672.1870. Free

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


CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTING For a full list of events, fees and other information, call 215.345.2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/Childbirth.

Prenatal Yoga (For Moms Only)

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 what 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/couple

We offer two class options: Three-week Evening Series: 7 to 9:30 pm

Prepared Childbirth 102: Beyond the Basics (Prerequisite: Prepared Childbirth 101)

Sat., May 4, Wed., Jun. 12, Tues., Jul. 9, Aug. 13 − 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 for a nonmedicated birth. Bring a pillow, blanket and/or a yoga mat to class.

Childbirth Refresher Tues., May 14, Jul. 9 − 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room A, Doylestown Hospital For parents who have experienced birth before, this class 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.

Breastfeeding Education Mon., May 6 (A), Jun. 3, Jul. 1, Aug., 5 Tues., May 21, Jun. 18 (A), Jul. 16, Aug. 20 − 7 to 9:30 pm Conference Room J (unless noted), Doylestown Hospital Learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Proper latch and positioning, breast milk collection and storage will be discussed.

One-Day Express Weekend Class: 9 am to 3:30 pm

Breastfeeding Mothers’ Group See page 29

Parenting and the Newborn We offer two options: Two-week evening series OR One 4-hour weekend session Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Welcoming a baby into the home comes with both joy and anxiety. Learn how to safely care for, feed, protect and comfort your newborn. Discuss common challenges experienced by new parents in the early months.

Expectant Parents: Healthy Eating and Meal Planning Dinner and Discussion Thurs., May 23, Aug. 22 − 6 to 7 pm

Four-week series begin Wed., May 8 and Jun. 5 − 6:45 to 8 pm Children’s Village, Doylestown Hospital Classes focus on breathing, gentle movements and stretches. Pregnant women 13 weeks or greater may attend. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Please note: Prior to attending class, talk with your doctor to confirm there are no activity restrictions. Fee: $50 series

Sibling Education Sat., May 4, Jun. 1, Jul. 13, Aug. 3 10 to 11 am Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital This is a fun and interactive class will help prepare children between 3 and 11 years of age for the arrival of a new baby. Adult must be present. (Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal.) Free

VIA Maternity Center Tour Mon., May 6, 20, Jun. 3, 17, Jul. 1, 15, Aug. 5, 19 − 7 to 8 pm Main Lobby, Doylestown Hospital Please note: If you are planning to take Prepared Childbirth 101 at Doylestown Hospital, a tour is included. You do not need to sign up for this tour. Free

Marijuana & Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital Share a meal with other expectant parents as a nutrition expert provides healthy recipes and discusses pregnancy nutrition. Topics include how to read nutrition labels, incorporating whole foods into your diet, important nutrients for pregnancy and breastfeeding, and more. Registration required. (includes dinner)

Thurs., Jun. 13 – 6 to 7 pm


Fri., Jun. 28 (A) OR Aug. 2 (C) − 9 am to 3 pm

Mon., May 13, Jun. 10, Jul. 8, Aug. 12 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.

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

Babysitting Workshop Conference room follows date, Doylestown Hospital For children ages 11 to 14. Register by email Karry@chcinfo.org or call 215.348.9770. Fee $65

Building the Family Thurs., Jun. 6, Jul. 11, Aug 1 – 7 to 9 pm Children’s Village, Doylestown Hospital Monthly parenting support group. Free

URGENT CARE COMFORT When you or someone you love is sick or injured, you want comfort, fast. Comfort. You’ll find it in our inviting reception area and welcoming smiles. At Doylestown Health Urgent Care, there’s comfort in knowing that you selected an urgent care center staffed exclusively by board-certified Doylestown Health physicians. Open 365 days a year with extended hours; Urgent Care connects to your Doylestown Health medical records for seamless communication.

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 WELLNESS EDUCATION Teen’s Guide to Understanding Healthcare Wed., May 1 − 5 to 6:30 pm

DIABETES EDUCATION Pre-Diabetes Program Wed., Apr. 24 and May 1 OR May 29 and Jun. 5 – 6 to 7:30 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital For the person who has not yet been officially diagnosed with diabetes, but has a fasting glucose of 100 to 125. Topics include physical activity, promoting weight loss, meal planning, and blood glucose monitoring. The second class reviews meal plans, food labels, shopping for and preparing healthy meals. Registration required. To register, call 215.345.2168. Fee: $40

BEREVEMENT PROGRAMS Doylestown Health Hospice provides a comprehensive bereavement program for individuals who have lost loved ones. For more information, call 215.345.2079 or visit dhospice.com.

Can You Let It Go? Wed., Apr. 24 − 6 to 8 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center Join bereavement coordinators for a discussion on residual emotions and loss. Do guilt and anger serve a purpose? Do they have any positive benefits? Can we learn to forgive ourselves and move forward? Join us in tackling this challenging topic. Registration required. Free

Who Am I Now? Wed., May 8 − 10 am to Noon Tues., Jul. 23 − 1 to 3 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center Gain insight into grief and loss, a better understanding of the grief process, develop coping strategies and become familiar with resources and support in our community. Registration required. Free

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Designed for high school students and their parents, learn the skills needed to navigate healthcare away from home. Topics include urgent care vs. emergency care, how to reserve and prepare for appointments, understanding basic insurance terms, how to use a pharmacy, filling prescriptions and medicine safety. Dinner provided. Registration required. Fee: $10/person

Substance Abuse and Opioid Resources in the Community Tues., May 7 – 5 to 6 pm VIA Auditorium, Health & Wellness Center The misuse and overuse of substances, including opioids, is a national crisis. Join Dave Fialko, certified prevention specialist from The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, to learn how the brain of an addict works, what causes an overdose and how to recognize and respond. Registration required. Free

How to Conquer Clutter Using Your Learning Style Tues., May 21 − Noon to 12:30 pm OR 1 to 1:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Did you know that there are seven different learning styles? Professional organization expert Darla Pompilio will show you how understanding your learning styles can help make conquering clutter less stressful and more productive. Registration recommended. Free

Caregiver Workshop Wed., May 22 − 6 to 7:30 pm, Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Ln., Warminster Learn about services and support for primary caregivers. Panel includes representatives from Doylestown Health, Pine Run Lakeview, Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and Active Day Adult Day Care. Q&A follows presentation. Registration required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Are Sugar and Carbs Really the Enemy? Tues., Jun. 4 − 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 pm to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital During the 1990’s, it was the fear of fats. Now, the diet industry is telling us to fear sugar. Learn the role carbs and sugar have in a healthy diet. Registration required. Fee: Attend in person for free or join the online webinar for $5.

Spice Up Your Kitchen: Health Benefits of Seasoning Thurs., Jun. 20 − 11:45 am to 12:15 pm OR 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Did you know that many herbs and spices were used for their medicinal properties? Learn about health benefits of seasonings. Registration required. Fee: Attend in person for free or join the online webinar for $5.

Tai Chi Easy™ Thurs., Jun. 20 − 4 to 5 pm Christ’s Home Senior Community Clubhouse, 120 Shepherd’s Way, Warminster Tai Chi can increase balance, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and provide health benefits. Tai Chi Easy™ uses gentle movement, breath practice, self-applied massage and meditation. Increase energy and improve your body’s ability to heal itself. Registration required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Program Mon., Jun. 24 − 8 to 10:30 am OR 11 am to 1:30 pm Tues., Jul. 23 − 4 to 6:30 pm OR 7 to 9:30 pm Mon., Aug. 26 − 3 to 5:30 pm OR 6 to 8:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital 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 by the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, helps adults keep the kids in their lives safe from abuse. Registration required. Free

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Food Detectives: Understanding What You Eat

Getting Your Zzz’s: The Importance of Sleep

Thurs., Jun. 27 − 10 to 11:30 am OR 5 to 6:30 pm

Mon., Jul. 29 − 10 to 11 am

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Designed for children ages 11-14, but open to all ages and their parents. Learn how to make healthful food choices by deciphering ingredient lists, evaluating nutrition facts and understanding food label marketing. Includes hands-on activities to help kids understand how to make healthy choices. Parents will leave with pointers on talking to their kids about healthy eating habits. A light snack will be provided. Registration required. Fee: $7 per person.

Are You Resilient? Wed., Jul. 10 − 11 to 11:30 am OR Noon to 12:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Resilience is the ability to bounce back or recover from setback or adversity. Some have this trait naturally, while others struggle with every bump in the road. Join us to explore your own resiliency and consider methods to strengthen this character trait. Registration required. Fee: Attend in person for free or join the online webinar for $5.

Biometric Screening Join Doylestown Health’s wellness team for a biometric screening including: blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference, BMI, glucose and lipid panel. This simple finger prick test will help you learn about your numbers and recommendations to lower your risk factors. Fasting not required. Fee: $38

Screening dates and locations: Thurs., May 9 − 11 am to 7 pm

Wegmans Conference Room, 500 Montgomery Mall, North Wales

Thurs., May 30 − 10 am to 2 pm

James-Lorah Memorial Auditorium, 100 Broad Street, Doylestown

Mon., Jun. 3 − 4 to 7 pm

Chalfont Fire Company, 301 N. Main Street, Chalfont

Tues., Jul. 16 – 9 am to 1 pm

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 7028 Easton Road, Pipersville

Wed., Aug. 28 − 10 am to 2 pm Warrington Room, Health & Wellness Center

Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster How important is sleep? Did you know poor sleep is linked to an increased risk of weight gain, poor concentration, weakness, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and depression? Learn about good versus poor sleep, and the risks and signs of sleep apnea. Presented by Marjorie Whelan, DNP, CNRN, CRNP. Registration required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Weight Management Tips For a Healthier You Tues., Jul. 30 − Noon to 12:30 pm OR 1 to 1:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Are you tired of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, but don’t know where to start making changes? You are not alone. Come learn tips on how you can better manage your weight. Registration required. Fee: Attend in person for free or join the online webinar for $5.

The Importance of Proper Footwear Wed., Aug. 14 − 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Wearing proper footwear is key to preventing many ailing foot, ankle, knee, and back aches. Join North Wales Running Company as they offer insight into the different types of footwear and supportive orthotics available and explain the importance of wearing proper footwear. Registration required. Free

The Keto Diet: Does It Work? Tues., Aug. 20 – Noon to 12:30 pm OR 1 to 1:30 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital The Ketogenic diet has been one of the top diets since bursting into mainstream media in 2017. Many people have sworn this lifestyle as a heal-all diet, but does it really have the effects everyone is talking about? Learn to determine fact vs. myth about the keto diet, and if this diet is best for your lifestyle. Registration required. Fee: Attend in person for free or join the online webinar for $5.

MENTAL HEALTH SERIES Programs take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in Conference Room J at Doylestown Hospital. Registration recommended. For more information, including a full list of events, visit DoylestownHealth.org /MentalHealthSeries or call 215.345.2121.

The Sandwich Generation – Everyone’s Keeper Thurs., May 16 Are you currently caring for two different generations? It takes a lot of time and energy to care for both children and aging loved ones, and it’s easy to forget to set aside time for yourself. Join Robert Tuckman, MA, EdS., Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center, to learn how you can find yourself in the midst of being sandwiched or caring for two generations. Free

Who Am I? The Midlife Crisis Thurs., Jul. 11 Your kids are gone, free time seems more available and suddenly you realize you are considered an empty-nester. This extra time may make you realize you don’t know who you are anymore. Join Pamela Ginsberg, PhD, PC, to learn how you can overcome the midlife crisis and build or restore your confidence, relationships, financial wellness and purpose in life. Free

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


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 (unless otherwise noted).

Medicare Enrollment Counseling with APPRISE Appointment required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging at 267.880.5700. Free

Ostomy Consult: Adapting to Life Wed., Apr. 24 − 1 to 3 pm Sensitive, individual consultations for patients who have had or face having a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. Ostomy nurse specialist Anna Manganelli, RN, WOCN, will discuss individual needs and review products that can help you. Appointment required. Free

Why Can’t I Go? Relieving Chronic Constipation Tues., Apr. 30 − 10 to 11 am Is your bowel healthy? Discussion will review the causes of chronic constipation, provide helpful hints for resolution and discuss the complications of continued chronic constipation. Presented by Christine Kerrigan, MHS, PA-C, from Doylestown Health General Surgery. Registration required. Free

Blood Pressure Screening Wed., May 1, Jul. 3, Aug. 7 – 10 am to Noon An associate from Doylestown Health will be at Health Connections to take blood pressure readings. Customers with a nonlatex cuff are encouraged to bring it to the screening to determine the accuracy of home readings. Free

Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Program Tues., May 7, 14, 21, 28, Jun. 4 − 6:30 to 8 pm OR Wed., May 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun. 5 6:30 to 8 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital This FREE five-week program is designed to help you quit smoking comfortably. Learn about using the patch, nicotine gum, lozenges, inhaler, nasal spray, Welbutrin and Chantix. Patches included at no cost for those attending a minimum of two sessions. Program supported by the SEPA Regional Tobacco Project. Registration required. Free

Choosing a Retirement Community: How to Make a Smart Move

Allergy-Friendly Recipe Demonstration

Wed., May 8 – 10 to 11 am

Wed., May 15 − Noon to 2 pm

Find out what to consider and questions to ask when selecting a retirement community. Learn how to assess the financial benefits of a retirement community vs. remaining at home. Discussion presented by Vicki Bosler, business development director at Pine Run Retirement Community. Registration required. Free

Taste a sample, pick up the ingredients and take home the recipe to make a delicious, allergy-friendly meal for you and your family. No registration required.

Hearing Loss and You Thurs., May 9 − 3 to 4 pm Join Nicole Kwak, AuD, and Andrea Mihalich, HIS, for a presentation on the different types of hearing loss and the health issues associated when hearing loss is left untreated. Learn new communication strategies to use in different listening environments such as your home, restaurants, phone and in your car. These strategies and listening tips can be applied to everyday life and make it easier to hear and communicate in difficult situations. Registration required. Free

ShopRite Tour: Shopping with a Food Allergy Thurs., May 16 − 10 to 11 am ShopRite dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN, will lead a store tour focusing on foods that are free of allergens to make your shopping easy. Take home samples and coupons. Registration required. Register by calling 610.675.4620.

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screening Wed., Jun. 5 − 10 am to 1 pm 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. Registration required. Free


Pine Run Tour: Taste & Imagine

Join us for a week of events focused on food allergies and nutrition! All events are free.

Thurs., Jun. 6 − 1 to 4 pm

Eating Well on a Gluten-Free Diet Mon., May 13 − 1 to 2 pm Learn to plan easy, tasty, glutenfree meals and snacks, decipher the ingredients on a food label, navigate restaurant menus and more! Take home recipes, samples, and coupons. Registration required.

Living with Food Allergies Tues., May 14 − 6 to 7 pm Join Anil Patel, MD, from Allergy, Asthma & Arthritis Associates to learn about the causes, tests and latest treatments for food allergies. Registration required.

Tour leaves from Health Connections Office at ShopRite. See a variety of newly designed cottages as well as Phase One of our newly constructed, state-of-the-art Community Center. Chat with Pine Run Villagers while enjoying light refreshments. Afterward, your return trip to ShopRite will be a chance to start imagining yourself living a more carefree lifestyle. Preferred seating offered to attendees of Emotions of Moving on Apr. 11 and Choosing a Retirement Community on May 8. Registration required. Free


Staying Active As You Age

Massage Therapy for Wellness

Tues., May 28 − 1 to 2 pm,

Tues., Jun. 11 − 10 to 1 pm Join The Spa at Cornerstone’s massage therapist, John Hogan, for a FREE personal 15-minute massage and learn how massage can release tension, improve circulation, eliminate toxins, and bring relief to tight, painful muscles. Free

Healthy Feet! Consult & Screening Wed., Jun. 19 – 10 am to Noon 8 out of 10 adults experience foot pain. Problems such as ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy and other conditions can create problems in your daily routine. Speak with podiatrist Maurice Levy, DPM, about your concerns and receive a healthy foot screening. Appointments required. Free

Understanding the Medicare Maze Wed., Jul. 10 − 6 to 7:30 pm Whether you’re enrolling in Medicare for the first time or you want to be prepared for the next open enrollment, Jim Waters, APPRISE Counselor for the Bucks County Area on Aging, will conduct a talk about Medicare so you can make an informed decision about your coverage. Registration required. Free

Mindful Management of Chronic Pain Thurs., Aug. 15 – 1 to 2 pm 30 million Americans live with chronic pain such as headaches, arthritis, back pain or fibromyalgia. Most pain can be relieved with aspirin or ibuprofen, but chronic pain can persist and may seem to never end. Dan Leichter, PsyD, staff psychologist from MossRehab at Doylestown Hospital, will discuss ways to cope with chronic pain through mindfulness. Discussion is open to chronic pain sufferers and their families/ caregivers. Registration required. Free

PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS Housing Options for Seniors Thurs., May 2 − 11:30 am to Noon OR 12:30 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital In today’s housing market, there is a wide selection of housing options available for seniors. Find out about options, services and costs for a senior residence. Learn how to make an informed decision about finding an enjoyable and comfortable senior housing option. Registration recommended. Free

Understanding Advance Directives Wed., Aug. 7 − 1 to 2 pm Rolling Hills Methodist Church, 7028 Easton Road, Pipersville

Tues., Aug. 13 − 10 to 11 am OR 6 to 7 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Living wills and advance directives allow you to express your wishes about your healthcare, when you are no longer able to express them yourself. Join Steve Day, Esq., director of Risk at Doylestown Health, and Betsy Payn, MSN, executive director of Looking Ahead, as they explain how to create a living will, discuss the advance care planning process and provide a historical perspective of healthcare decisionmaking. Registration required. Free

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 7028 Easton Road, Pipersville Being active as you age can help prevent certain chronic diseases, allow you to keep up with family members and improve your quality of life. Learn more about recommended physical activity guidelines, tips on how to increase your physical activity daily and more! Registration recommended. Free

Successful Aging Wed., Aug. 28 − 11:00 pm to Noon Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Ln., Warminster Marc Rabinowitz, MD, from Prevention First Healthcare, will lead an interactive discussion on the latest in medical and wellness news, including proactive and preventive care. Talk with registered dietitian Linda Brophy, RDN, LDN, of ShopRite about food choices that promote health and longevity. Registration required. To register, call 215.672.1870.Free

My Wishes Workshop Tues., May 7, Jun. 4, Jul. 2, Aug. 6 10 am to Noon Thurs., May 23, Jun. 20, Jul. 25, Aug. 22 OR Wed., Apr. 24 – 6 to 8 pm Health & Wellness Center, Warrington Room 1 & 2, 847 Easton Rd., Warrington

Mon., May 13, Jun. 10, Jul. 8, Aug. 5 10 am to Noon Doylestown Health Home Care Office, Suite 200, 4259 W. Swamp Rd., Doylestown Take the first steps toward completing an advance directive, a legal document that allows you to spell out your decisions about endof-life care. Learn the vocabulary, reflect on your values and explore goals for treatment in this interactive workshop. Call 215.345.2121 to register. Free

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


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Pain Management Series: Thinking Outside of the Pill Bottle This four-part series explores alternatives to pain management other than medication. Programs take place from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Conference Room J at Doylestown Hospital. Registration recommended.

Medical Interventions for Relief Wed., May 15 This presentation will explore medical interventions for pain management that don’t include medication. A physician will discuss different pain management options and interventions. Free

The Benefits of Physical Therapy Wed., May 22 Pain can limit your function as well as your lifestyle. Come and learn how physical therapy can make a positive difference in managing your every day pain. Free

The Truth About Medication Wed., May 29 Many different types of medicines can be used for pain management. This presentation will discuss the different types of pain medicines and how they work. We will also discuss risks associated with opioids and how to reverse negative effects of opioids with naloxone. Free

A Holistic Approach

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

Arthritis Foundation® Aquatic Exercise Program 8-week session begins Jun. 18 Tuesdays and/or Thursdays – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Created by the Arthritis Foundation®, this class is designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. It has proven to reduce pain and stiffness, build strength, and increase range of motion, balance and endurance. For all fitness levels. Fee: $69/person

Chair Yoga 8-week session begins Jun. 20 Thursdays − 11:45 am to 12:35 pm Gentle yoga stretches performed seated or standing for those who need the support of a chair. Designed to increase flexibility, range of motion and balance. Fee: $69/person

Yoga Gently 8-week session begins Jun. 20 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. Fee: $69/person

Wed., Jun. 5

Chair Fit

Learn about holistic approaches available to integrate with traditional pain management therapy. Energy therapy such as Reiki, massage therapy, aromatherapy, essential oils and reflexology are a few of the topics to be discussed. Presented by Christine Passarelli, BSN, RN, CBP, HN-BC. Free

8-week session begins Jun. 17 Mondays − 10:30 to 11:30 am

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) AND FIRST AID Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Call CPR Heart Starters at 215.354.1400 or visit cprheartstarters.com for CPR class 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.

A low impact cardio and strength class using a chair for balance and assistance. This provides support and simplicity for seniors, those who may be returning to exercise after an injury, or adults looking for a change from a more sedentary lifestyle. Fee: $69/person

Aqua Yoga 8-week session begins Jun. 17 Mondays − 9:30 to 10:15 am Relieve stress and increase flexibility with yoga, performed in the warmth of our healing pool. Fee: $69/person

Water in Motion 8-week session begins Jun. 19 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/person

Community First Aid Class Wed., May 8, Jun. 5, Aug. 7 − 7 to 9 pm Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital A one-evening Emergency Care Safety Institute (ECSI) First Aid Course. Fee: $50

To register for all Cornerstone classes listed here call 215.918.5900.

SUPPORT GROUPS Doylestown Health offers both hospitalsponsored and community support groups. For more information, call 215.345.2657 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.

CANCER SUPPORT Call 215.345.2022. Support groups meet in the Cancer Support Community Office, Doylestown Hospital unless noted.

Blood Cancer

Thurs., Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 11 am

Brain Cancer

Tues., May 28, Jun. 25, Jul. 23, Aug. 27 2 pm

Cancer Bereavement

Tues., May 7, Jun. 4, Jul. 2, Aug. 6 – 7 pm

Colorectal Cancer Thurs., May 2, Jun. 6, Aug. 1 – 11 am

My Spouse Has Cancer

Lyme Disease

Ostomy Cancer Networking Thurs., Jun. 6 − 12:30 pm

Sun., May 19 − 7 pm Sun., Jun. 9 – 3 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Pancreatic Cancer

Multiple Sclerosis

Thurs., May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8 11 am

Thurs., May 9, Jun. 13, Jul. 11, Aug. 8 − 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Prostate Cancer

Parkinson’s Disease

Tues., May 21, Jun. 18 – 7 pm Conference Room G/H, Doylestown Hospital

Tues., May 14, Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Aug. 13 1:30 pm VIA Auditorium, Health & Wellness Center

Tues., May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20 – 7 pm

CARDIOVASCULAR Stroke Thurs., May 2, Jun. 6, Aug. 1 − 2 pm Moss Rehab Day Room, 1st Floor, Doylestown Hospital View a full list of cardiovascular support groups at DoylestownHealth.org/Events.

DISEASES & CHRONIC Adult Diabetes Wed., May 8 − 7 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Thurs., May 23, Jun. 27, Jul. 25, Aug. 22 11 am

Living with Cancer Tues., May 14, 28, Jun. 11, 25, Jul. 9, 23, Aug. 13, 27 − 11 am Tues., May 28, Jun. 25, Jul. 23, Aug. 27 7 pm

Mon., Jun. 24 − 6:30 pm Conference Rooms G/H, Doylestown Hospital

MATERNAL HEALTH Breastfeeding Mother Thursdays − 10 am Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

RESOLVE Infertility Support Tues., May 14, Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Aug. 13 − 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Alzheimer’s Disease Family/Caregiver


Wed., May 8, Jun. 12, Jul. 10, Aug. 14 − 3 pm Pine Run Lakeview

Saturdays – 11 am; Sundays – 8:30 am Conference Room C, Doylestown Hospital

Better Breathers Tues., May 21 (I), Aug. 6 (J)− 10:30 am Conference room follows date, Doylestown Hospital

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue

Gynecological Cancer Networking Group


Tues., May 21, Jun. 18, Aug. 20 − 6:45 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

Insulin Pump Wed., May 15 − 7 pm Conference Room I, Doylestown Hospital

Low Vision Fri., Apr. 26, May 24, Jun. 28, Jul. 26, Aug. 23 – 10 am Conference Room I, 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 | Spring 2019







Skin Cancer Screening

Sit-Up Straight! Proper Posture and Lifting

Total Joint Replacement: Myths, Marketing, & Modern Medicine

Wed., May 1 − Noon to 1 pm

Thurs., Jun. 6 − 6 to 7 pm

Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join Doylestown Health physical therapist Lauren Direso, DPT, for a discussion on proper workplace set-up and proper sitting posture. 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. Registration recommended. Free

Conference room J, Doylestown Hospital Join Rothman Institute orthopedic surgeon P. Maxwell Courtney, MD, the newest joint replacement surgeon at Doylestown Health’s Orthopedic Institute, as he discusses joint replacement myths and modern joint replacement techniques. Registration required. Free

Get a Leg-Up: Swollen Legs and Compression Stockings

Tues., Jun. 25 − 6 to 7 pm

Tues., May 7 OR Thurs., May 23 6:30 to 8 pm Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute, Pavilion, Suite 307 May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention month. Doylestown Health and area dermatologists are offering free skin screenings. This program is intended for those who are uninsured or under-insured and have not had a screening within the last two years. This program is NOT intended for individuals currently under the care of a dermatologist. Appointments are required and space is limited. Call 215.345.2261 to schedule an appointment. Free

Mole or Melanoma? Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection & Treatment Wed., May 8 − 7 to 8 pm Northampton Township Library, 25 Upper Holland Rd., Richboro Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers with 5.4 million people diagnosed annually – more than all other cancers combined. Join dermatologist Elizabeth Spiers, MD, to discuss how to keep your skin healthy and prevent skin cancer, including early detection and the importance of skin screenings. Registration required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Skin Cancer Screening Fri., Jun. 14 − 10 am to Noon Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster 95 percent of melanomas are cured when caught early. Early detection and treatment are important to stop the spread and cure skin cancer. Minjung Reger, NP, from the office of dermatologist Mary B. Toporcer, MD, will be providing non-invasive skin cancer screenings on visible skin areas. Appointments required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Mon., May 13 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Do your legs feel heavy and achy? Do you notice that you have swelling in your legs, especially toward the end of the day? Join certified lymphedema therapists for a discussion on the different types of leg swelling and their causes, the benefits of compression garments and the different types of garments available. Registration recommended. Free

Get “Ahead” of Neck Pain and Headaches Thurs., Jun. 6 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Join Doylestown Health physical therapists Jennifer Heilman, DPT, and Sharon Bryant, PT, DPT, for a discussion on the management of neck pain and headaches. Learn prevention strategies and how physical therapy can help manage these conditions. This program is open to healthcare professionals or anyone who has experienced neck pain and/or headaches. Registration recommended. Free

Why Am I Dizzy? Thurs., Aug. 29 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference room J, Doylestown Hospital Join Doylestown Health physical therapist Sean Powers, DPT, for a discussion on the signs, symptoms, treatment and causes of dizziness. Open to healthcare professionals or anyone who has experienced mild or severe dizziness. Registration recommended. Free

Is It Time to Have a Shoulder Replacement? Conference room J, Doylestown Hospital Join orthopedic surgeon Kieran Cody, MD, from Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists, as he discusses reasons why your shoulder could be hurting you, surgical options and shoulder joint replacement. Registration required. Free

BALANCE AND FALL “Footsteps” Balance Workshop Wed., Jun. 12 − 10 to 11 am Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster This mini-seminar includes 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 to class. Registration required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Are You at Risk of Falling? Lecture and Screening Fri., Jun. 14 − 12:15 to 1 pm Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital Doylestown Health’s physical therapists discuss fall risk and prevention and perform personalized balance screenings. Registration required. Free

Balance & Fall Risk Screening Wed., Aug. 21 – 9 am to Noon Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Therapists will perform personalized balance screenings. Appointment required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free


Walk With A Doc Wed., May 15 − Noon to 1 pm Wed., Jun. 19, Jul. 17, Aug. 21 – 8 to 9 am 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:

A gift in honor of a caregiver is a wonderful way to express gratitude.

• Brief health discussion by a Doylestown Health clinician • 30- to 45-minute walk around the park • Free, convenient parking • Refreshments, giveaways and more! Registration encouraged for each event. For more information or to register, call 215.345.2121 or visit DoylestownHealth.org/WWAD. Free

EDUCATION Stroke Screening: Are You at Risk for Stroke? Thurs., May 23 – 10 am to 1 pm Doylestown Health Connections, Cowhey Family ShopRite, Warminster Brooke Kearins, MSN, CRNP, director of Doylestown Health Stroke Services, will perform FREE stroke screenings, including risk assessment, a check of blood pressure, and pulse and auditory evaluation of blood flow in the neck. Appointment required. To register, call 215.672.1870. Free

Out of Rhythm: Understanding Atrial Fibrillation Mon., May 6 – 6 to 7 pm VIA Auditorium, Health & Wellness Center Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common form of irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia. Join Doylestown Health electrophysiologist John Harding, MD, to learn about the signs and symptoms, early interventions and innovative treatments for AFib. Registration required. Free

Is there a doctor, nurse, volunteer, or even an entire department who went above and beyond to provide you with exceptional care at Doylestown Health? We invite you to “Honor a Caregiver” and pay tribute to the dedicated members of our Doylestown Health community who are committed to providing health, healing and hope to our patients and their families.

Honor a Caregiver with a tribute gift today! DoylestownHealthFoundation.org/ HonorACaregiver For questions or additional information, please contact 215.345.2009 or gifts@dh.org.

Are You At Risk for PAD? Mon., May 20 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm VIA Auditorium, Health & Wellness Center Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that causes pain in the legs. Learn the signs and symptoms, steps you can take to reduce your risk, and techniques to manage your pain if you experience PAD. Registration required. Free For more information or to register for an event, visit DoylestownHealth.org/Events or call 215.345.2121 | Spring 2019


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Doylestown Health Dialogue - Spring 2019  

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

Doylestown Health Dialogue - Spring 2019  

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

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