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A View into 2018 S tarting with a “thank you� Pocono Mountain Regional

Emergency Medical Services shares a few points from the past year. From expressing the importance of all forms of assistance; to expanding careers of our professionals through opportunities from our community.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network announces a night honoring Pocono EMS heroes; while LVHN Ask the Doctor segment shares important physician facts. Concluding with Resources Recap, enjoy a view into newsletter editions of the past year.

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2 EMS Appreciation

Talent. Time. Thanks.

3 Expanding Pro Resources

Congratulations to Teammates

4 Hero

A Night of Honors

5 LVHN Ask the Doctor Facts on Breast Health

6 Resources Recap

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thanks to all who in 2018

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As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), responsible fiscal management and fundraising is critical to Pocono Mountain Regional EMS operations. The conclusion of another year reminds us all that taking a moment to thank those who selflessly devote their time and talent to organizations that aid our community, remains as important as thanking those who have chosen community service as a profession. To our board members: Logan Evans, Heidi Pickard, Joyce Onsted, Lisa Hutchins, Peter Gonze, Anthony Lamantia, Patti O’Keefe, Steve Malaico, Donna Iversen, Lois Dickey and Michael Penn; volunteers, as well as, contributors... we say thank you.

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Encouraging profesional growth Pocono Mountain Regional EMS congratulates EMS Supervisors Stacy Steinmetz and Mike MacArt for successfully completing George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medical Institute’s Paramedic Program at Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network. Reflecting on resources that enable area professionals to expand career plans, click our February newsletter cover and discover how scholarship generosity helped Steinmetz and MacArt see their Paramedic plans come to be.

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HERO NIGHT OF HONORING THE POCONO EMS HEROES Save the Date

Thursday March 28, 2019 Cocktails (Cash Bar) Hors d’oeuvres: 5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Camelback Resort (Grand Ballroom) Cost: $100 per person Please make checks payable to LVHN–Pocono Foundation. For event or sponsorship information, contact Marynell Strunk at Marynell.Strunk@lvhn.org or 570-476-3629. LVHN–Pocono Foundation 206 East Brown Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 All proceeds from this event will go toward the costs for needed equipment for EMS providers serving the Pocono area.


Ask the Doctor Ask the Doctor What you need to know about breast health What you need to know about breast health

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Can you tell me more about what happens when cancerwhat is Can you tell mebreast more about identified and ifbreast there are surgical happens when cancer is options that can hide scars? identified and if there are surgical options that can hide scars?

A: Krista Bott, MD, FACS and Breast Surgeon for LVH–Pocono A: Krista Bott, MD, FACS and Breast Surgeon

for This LVH–Pocono is a complex question many women do wonder about and ask. The idea of breast cancer can be scary. First, it’s important This is a complex question many women do wonder about and to be sure you have a mammogram. I do recommend that women ask. The idea of breast cancer can be scary. First, it’s important get a 3-D mammogram if possible. Getting your mammogram to be sure you have a mammogram. I do recommend that women is the most important step in early detection of breast cancers. get a 3-D mammogram if possible. Getting your mammogram Early stage breast cancers have an excellent prognosis, and is the most important step in early detection of breast cancers. mammograms are the most effective way to find cancers before Early stage breast cancers have an excellent prognosis, and we can feel them. mammograms are the most effective way to find cancers before we canbreast feel them. Once cancer has been diagnosed via biopsy, patients typically meet with myself, a medical oncologist, and a radiation Once breast cancer has been diagnosed via biopsy, patients oncologist. Depending on the type and stage of cancer, we move typically meet with myself, a medical oncologist, and a radiation forward with the first step in treatment, which is either surgery oncologist. Depending on the type and stage of cancer, we move or chemotherapy. forward with the first step in treatment, which is either surgery or chemotherapy. At Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center we do offer SAVIscout, which is radar technology, At Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono’s Dale and Frances Hughes and is a localization device that we use during surgery that helps Cancer Center we do offer SAVIscout, which is radar technology, us locate tumors that we are not able to feel or are difficult to and is a localization device that we use during surgery that helps feel, so we know where exactly the tumor is. There are two us locate tumors that we are not able to feel or are difficult to main parts to SAVIscout: the clip and the wand. The clip, which is feel, so we know where exactly the tumor is. There are two placed in the tumor by radiology, is a reflector for the radar wand main parts to SAVIscout: the clip and the wand. The clip, which is in the operating room. We used to use a guidewire for this type placed in the tumor by radiology, is a reflector for the radar wand of situation, which is often uncomfortable for women, and also in the operating room. We used to use a guidewire for this type of situation, which is often uncomfortable for women, and also

Krista Bott, MD, FACS, is a board certified Krista MD, FACS, breast Bott, surgeon is a board certified at the Dale and breast Francessurgeon Hughes at the Dale and Cancer Center Frances Hughes at Lehigh Valley Cancer Center Hospital–Pocono. at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono.

makes their surgery day significantly longer because there are two procedures on that day instead of one. Also, using a makes their surgery day significantly longer because there “wire-less” approach allows me as a surgeon to better plan are two procedures on that day instead of one. Also, using a and hide my incision more often. “wire-less” approach allows me as a surgeon to better plan and hidewho my incision Women develop more breastoften. cancer are already dealt enough from an emotional standpoint, we try everything we can to leave them Women who develop breast cancer are already dealt enough from with a cosmetic result that doesn’t constantly remind them of their an emotional standpoint, we try everything we can to leave them cancer. One of the big parts of this is hiding a surgical scar as with a cosmetic result that doesn’t constantly remind them of their best we can, so if someone looks in the mirror or is wearing a cancer. One of the big parts of this is hiding a surgical scar as low-cut shirt, their scar isn’t the first thing they see. Breasts are best we can, so if someone looks in the mirror or is wearing a often important to women in regards to making them “look like a low-cut shirt, their scar isn’t the first thing they see. Breasts are woman” or “feel pretty”, and they deserve to not have that taken often important to women in regards to making them “look like a away because of their diagnosis. When you lose any part of your woman” or “feel pretty”, and they deserve to not have that taken identity, it can be emotionally devastating. That’s why hidden-scar away because of their diagnosis. When you lose any part of your surgery has been an evolving practice of mine over time. At first, identity, it can be emotionally devastating. That’s why hidden-scar it was the goal for every surgery that allowed for it. Depending on surgery has been an evolving practice of mine over time. At first, tumor location and guide-wire placement, this was not always it was the goal for every surgery that allowed for it. Depending on possible. Now, with the SAVIscout device and improved operating tumor location and guide-wire placement, this was not always room technology, hiding a scar is possible in the vast majority possible. Now, with the SAVIscout device and improved operating of cases. We were able to get the SAVIscout system thanks to room technology, hiding a scar is possible in the vast majority philanthropic donations from the community in conjunction with of cases. We were able to get the SAVIscout system thanks to hard work from our team at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute. philanthropic donations from the community in conjunction with hard work fromoffered our team at Lehigh Other services at our cancerValley centerCancer includeInstitute. (breast surgery), GYN oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology, Other services offered at our cancer center include (breast radiation oncology, infusion, genetic counseling, radiology surgery), GYN oncology, surgical oncology, medical oncology, services, cancer-specific navigation services (nurse navigators), radiation oncology, infusion, genetic counseling, radiology nutrition services, psychosocial/emotional support, social workers, services, cancer-specific navigation services (nurse navigators), financial counseling, support groups, boutique for special needs nutrition services, psychosocial/emotional support, social workers, of treatment, Reiki, Jewelry, “Look Good, Feel Better”, wig fittings, financial counseling, support groups, boutique for special needs Creative Expressions Group. of treatment, Reiki, Jewelry, “Look Good, Feel Better”, wig fittings, Creative Expressions Group.


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