Inspired By You
You are the strength and courage of the lives around you; precious and mighty to behold, our mission is to care for your needs, facilitate your health and wholeness and through you, honor the women precious in our lives.
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HEALTHCARE 2011 An annual publication of Maria Parham Medical Center and The Daily Dispatch, Healthcare 2011 is distributed throughout the Vance County area and to interested parties outside the area. Linda Gupton and David Irvine Writers Ashley Steven Ayscue Photographer David Ruggles and the MPMC Marketing Department firstname.lastname@example.org Contributors Desireé Brooks, Gina Eaves, Denise Edwards, Brenda Faucette and Deborah Tuck email@example.com Advertising Sales and Design Dylan Shawn Wilson and James Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org Section Designers HarperPrints Printer
Healthcare inspired by you. Welcome! Maria Parham Medical Center is the region’s healthcare leader. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission and the College of American Pathologists, Maria Parham has combined the qualities necessary to offer the best in community medicine — physicians representing a wide range of specialties, highly trained nurses and clinical specialists, and the latest technology. Maria Parham has the region’s largest and most comprehensive Emergency Department staffed by board certified emergency physicians. We offer you the leading Maternity Center in the four-county area and the only Special Care Nursery. We have the largest and most advanced Intensive Care and Progressive Care Services, with 20 patient rooms equipped with the very best in technology and staffed by specially trained nurses and physicians. We also have the region’s only CARF-accredited Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. To complement our inpatient rehab services, Maria Parham also offers state of the art physical, occupational and speech therapy on an outpatient basis. Advanced technology is featured in the Digital Radiology & Cardiovascular Center. With two CT scanners, in-house MRI, Nuclear Medicine and a Women’s Diagnostic Center, no other hospital in the region can provide you the level of care that we offer. Surgical Services is another area that has invested in the latest minimally invasive technology and sophisticated equipment. With five of the region’s best equipped operating rooms and the largest GI Suite, Maria Parham provides you with expertise comparable to larger, academic facilities. Other services offered include cardiac catheterization, sleep studies, heartburn treatment and the region’s only accredited Respiratory Care Department. Medical and Radiation Cancer programs affiliated with Duke Medicine are recognized for cutting edge technology and superior clinicians. As you spend time with us, we are sure that you will see Maria Parham Medical Center is committed to excellence and to providing healthcare inspired by you.
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• INSIDE • Exceptional healthcare MPMC for women Page 3 Specialties
85 years and still growing
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Dr. Bernstein committed to care
Taking care of Page 6 neighbors
Offering the best in medicine
Medical staff Page 9 extended family
2011 MEDICAL STAFF DIRECTORY AND MAP START AFTER PAGE 8
MPMC offers big city healthcare for women While the larger cities of the nearby Research Triangle area may offer many services and products not available in the local Tri-County area, high quality health care for women is not among the missing options. Maria Parham Medical Center offers an excellent selection of minimally invasive gynecological services and advanced technology procedures to meet the health care needs of women — without the need for a trip to the big city. “I don’t think a lot of people realize that we have many of the minimally invasive procedures for women available right here at Maria Parham,” said Dr. Netasha McLawhorn, chief of staff for the medical center and a physician with Premier Women’s Health in Henderson. “With our location in a smaller community, people often think you have to go Raleigh or Duke to have procedures done when we can do essentially the same thing here.” When it comes to surgical procedures, “minimally invasive” is what patients are looking for, said Dr. McLawhorn. Also termed laparoscopic procedures, Dr. McLawhorn said these new approaches to traditional surgery
Maria Parham Medical Center has set the standard for women’s and infants’ healthcare in the area with comfortably furnished Labor, Delivery and Recovery rooms in addition to a Women’s Diagnostic PLEASE SEE LADIES, PAGE 4 Center and an on-site Special Care Nursery.
LADIES, from page three result in less scarring and less pain â€“ not to mention quicker recovery times. At Maria Parham, 80-90 percent of all hysterectomies were performed laparoscopically in 2010. A laparoscopic hysterectomy is done by inserting a laparoscope and surgical instruments through several small abdominal incisions. The uterus is removed in small pieces through one of the incisions. In some cases, the cervix is left intact. This type of procedure usually causes minimal blood loss and pain, said Dr. McLawhorn, and the hospital stay is shorter than for total abdominal surgery. Most women can return to normal activity a week or two afterward. With the more traditional abdominal hysterectomy, a much larger abdominal incision is made, requiring a 3-4 day hospital stay and 4-6 weeks of recovery. The latter procedure is still the most common way hysterectomies are performed in most parts of the United States, Dr. McLawhorn added. Another common minimally invasive proce- Dr. Netasha McLawhorn speaks with a patient at her Premier Womenâ€™s Health office in Henderson. Chief of staff at Maria Parham Medical Center, in addition to her role as physician at PLEASE SEE LADIES, PAGE 8 Premier, Dr. McLawhorn praises MPMC for its healthcare options available to women.
Expanding to meet area needs
Bob Singletary, president and CEO of Maria Parham Medical Center, left, enjoys a moment of conversation with the centerâ€™s chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Beverly Tucker, as they stand in the lobby of the patient tower.
Hospitalâ€™s facilities, services show significant growth in past 85 years From 27 beds in 1926 to its current capacity of 102, Maria Parham Medical Center has expanded services and opportunities in Vance County and the region. Since its creation 85 years ago, the hospitalâ€™s history has been punctuated by several major expansion efforts. At its original location on South Chestnut Street in Henderson, the hospital grew from 27 beds to 44 beds to 75 beds. By the 1960s, more space was needed to meet the needs of the community. The Board of Trustees elected to make a major expansion by building a new 100-bed facility. The heirs of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Brodie donated a 40-acre tract of former dairy land west of Henderson. The new hospital opened on that site on Nov. 14, 1965. Additional space and efficiency were added in 1978 and 1984. Each addition was named to
honor families and individuals making major contributions to the hospital. r5IF#SPEJF8BEEJMMXJOHIPOPSTNFNbers of the family who donated the land on which the medical center now stands. r5IF+8+FOLJOT.FEJDBM4FSWJDFT#VJMEing was named for Gen. James W. Jenkins, Sr., who served on the board of directors for 45 years, many of them as chairman. r5IF+PIO5$IVSDIPVUQBUJFOUDMJOJD was named for another long-time chairman of the board, who was a strong advocate for outpatient services. Dean Thornton observed many of these changes during his time managing the hospitalâ€™s laboratory from 1961 until he retired in 2004. When he started working in the lab, it PLEASE SEE EXPAND, PAGE 7
Maria Parham Hospital was named in honor of Mrs. Maria Southerland Parham, whose sons made significant contributions of money and furnishings to the construction of the initial building on South Chestnut Street in Henderson. Described as an esteemed civic and social leader, she operated two schools before the opening of the public school system.
Helping us see more clearly Dr. Daniel Bernsteinâ€™s approach to life and to his medical practice is illustrated on the walls of his office at Four County Eye Associates. While waiting for their eyes to be dilated, patients can check out cartoons about medical situations and plaques documenting the many awards Bernstein has received from various organizations, such as Prevent Blindness and Bâ€™nai Bâ€™rith. Long hours and dedication to his patients have not diminished his sense of humor or commitment to community service. Among the changes he has seen in the local medical scene since 1976, when he established his practice, are two in which he played a leading role. Thirty-five years ago, cataract surgery was an in-patient procedure. It is now routinely performed on an outpatient basis. A second innovation was the establishment of a physician assistant program at Maria Parham Medical Center.
For Your Eyes
Daniel Bernstein, M.D. & Cynthia A. Hampton, M.D. Ophthalmologists
FOUR COUNTY EYE ASSOCIATES 451 Ruin Creek Road 492-8021
â€œI saw what those corpsfor a bachelor of science men did,â€? Dr. Bernstein degree at the University said, referring to his exof California at Berkeley. perience as a captain in He received an M.D. the U.S. Army Medical degree from Wayne Corps in Vietnam. It was State University School only a short leap to use of Medicine. After two his observations to deyears of military service, velop a program to equip he served a residency civilians with an equivain ophthalmology at lent set of competencies Henry Ford Hospital in to serve Vance County Detroit, Michigan. and the region, adding a In seeking a site to valuable member to the establish a practice, he medical team. was attracted to North As Dr. Bernsteinâ€™s Carolina in part because practice expanded, of the cost of malpracDr. Cynthia Hampton tice insurance in CaliforDr. Bernstein joined Four County Eye nia â€” which he was also Associates in 1990. considering â€” and in part because, â€œMy A native of Michigan, Dr. Bernstein bewife and I were looking for a good place to gan his higher education at the University raise our two young kids.â€? Henderson of Michigan and completed requirements qualified on both counts.
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