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Groundbreaking swallowing therapy

Innovative therapy and teamwork restored Buzz McMannes’ ability to swallow.

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5 Opening soon: Beachwood Medical Center 7 Music soothes the senior soul 9 Introducing: Online Quick Care! 10 Quicker recovery from hernia surgery 11 A security officer goes above and beyond 12 A partnership benefits young readers

Fitness Tip

A brand new year means brand new goals. Whether your goal is to quit smoking, improve cardiovascular fitness, lose weight or increase strength, you’ll need a plan to be successful. To make a change, three things are needed. n Structure. Examples include weekly meetings, progress tracking and working one-on- one with a professional. n Support. Have someone in your corner, cheering for you.

A half-cup serving of pineapple is about 42 calories and provides 65% of your daily vitamin C requirement, boosting immunity. Pineapple also has vitamin A, beta-carotene and minerals that support healthy skin, vision, tissues and blood pressure, and bromelain, an enzyme that fights inflammation and cancer.



n Tools. Examples include an eating plan, education sessions and equipment training. LiveHealthy programs, such as personal training, small group training, The 12-Week Fitness and Nutrition Program and the Inspire Weight Loss program, all offer structure, support and tools to our members. Call 440-375-8777 to schedule your visit.


Boost your step count while staying warm and dry on the one-mile Mall Walker circuit at Great Lakes Mall. (Join Lake Health for seasonal activities and a free healthy breakfast six times a year. See page 14.)


Prevent Winter Sports Injuries Every year thousands are injured while skiing, snowboarding, sledding or ice skating. Try these tips to decrease the chance of an injury: n n n n n n n

Warm up cold muscles prior to exercise. Wear appropriate safety gear for the sport. Always have another person with you. Stay alert to surroundings and never wear headphones. Stay hydrated. Refrain from alcoholic beverages. Take lessons from professionals to learn the proper way to stop and/or fall.

Try the new LiveHealthy Café, in the main lobby at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus. The café offers more than 15 delicious smoothies and a changing menu of grab-and-go salads, wraps and sandwiches. Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:30 am – 3 pm n Saturday: 8 am – 12 noon Best of Health

Get to know us... May Azem, MD Board certified in rheumatology Training: Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Cleveland Clinic Interests: psoriatic arthritis, spondylitis, scleroderma, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia Office: Concord, 440-709-0055

Brittanie Svoboda, CNP

Simone Majetich, DO Board eligible in family medicine Training: University of Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine, UH Richmond Medical Center Interests: preventive care, family medicine, integrative medicine, pediatrics Office: Willoughby, 440-953-5740

Martin Mandel, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist, and Jessica Staley, PA-C (certified physician assistant), have joined Lake Health Physician Group. Their office in Willoughby and phone number (440-951-1073) remain the same.

Nicholas Volchko, MD Board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine Training: University of Louisville Hospital Interests: chronic low back pain, chronic neck pain, lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy, complex regional pain syndrome Office: Willoughby, 440-953-5760 Michael Peterson, PA-C Certified physician assistant Training: Kettering College, University of Nebraska Medical Center Interests: diabetes, arthritis, sports medicine, preventive medicine Office: Mentor, 440-255-7938


Certified nurse practitioner Training: Ursuline College Interests: geriatrics, mental health, dementia, chronic care management Office: Mentor, 440-255-5571

Scott Zimmer, MD, board certified in orthopedic surgery, has joined Lake Health Physician Group. He has offices in Concord, Chardon and Orange Village (844-542-6363).

Andre Fabien, MD, a board-certified pulmonologist, has joined the practice of Gary Kaplan, MD; Willoughby (440-946-0053).


Physician of the Year!

Lake Health Physician Group Madison Family Practice physician Jerry Bell, DO, was chosen as the 2018 Lake Health Physician of the Year because of his unwavering compassion and his excellence in patient care. Dr. Bell is kind, caring and professional; he shows genuine concern and respect for both patients and coworkers; and his actions go above and beyond expectations. He is often commended for taking time with his patients, is easy to talk with and always willing to listen. One patient cited that “Dr. Bell shows such care in all our family’s medical needs, it feels like a family member looking out for our best interests.” Winter 2019



Innovation and teamwork boost swallowing therapy after radiation for throat cancer. In 2004, Clinton “Buzz” McMannes had surgery at Lake Health to remove a grape-sized cancerous tumor in his throat. The tumor was on his epiglottis, the tissue that closes the airway to allow the safe swallowing of food and liquids. After 71 radiation treatments at Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at the Lake Health Mentor Campus, Buzz was cancer free. Over the years, the effects of radiation took its toll on Buzz. His epiglottis began to function poorly


and wouldn’t close properly. Food and liquids slipped into his airway and lungs, causing him to choke and cough with nearly every swallow. Even his neck muscles were affected. Eventually, he wasn’t able to eat comfortably because of his choking and coughing, and his treasured golf game suffered because he wasn’t able to turn his head. Then Buzz was referred to a Lake Health swallowing therapy program offered by senior speech and language pathologist Kim Janezic.

The plan In May 2017 at West Medical Center, Kim began Buzz’s therapy with x-ray imaging to evaluate his swallowing. Then Kim taught Buzz about his particular muscle weaknesses and proposed a program of exercise, state-of-the-art technology and innovative alternative therapy. Exercise and technology Kim taught Buzz home exercises for stretching and strengthening his tongue, throat and neck. During therapy sessions, she placed electrodes from a biofeedback Best of Health

Meet the team Kim Janezic, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (left) Speech-language pathologist, boardcertified specialist in swallowing Samantha Gauriloff, PT, DPT, CIDN (right) Physical therapist, certified in dry needling Office: Willoughby, 440-953-6036; welcome new patients Kim Janezic and Samantha Gauriloff presented their findings and success with the addition of dry needling to swallowing therapy for head and neck cancer radiation patients at the January 2019 American Physical Therapy Association meeting in Washington, DC.

You should know: n Swallowing therapy can restore safe swallowing by increasing strength and

range of motion in the throat muscles.

n Swallowing therapy can restore taste and sensation, increasing the

motivation to eat and the enjoyment of food at social activities.

n Dry needling uses small needles, without a medication or injection remedy,

Buzz McMannes enjoys coffee with friends at Rise & Dine Cafe in Chesterland.

Watch Buzz’s story.

“Buzz worked hard on his own and, while standard swallowing therapy techniques work, combining swallowing therapy with dry needling definitely boosted his success,” says Kim. Winter 2019

which are inserted through the skin into the muscle to relax muscle tissue and relieve pain.

machine on his neck. While Buzz swallowed foods and liquids, using the biofeedback information, Kim taught him how to increase his effort and strengthen his swallowing muscles. She added electrical stimulation to increase resistance in his throat muscles, making Buzz work even harder, further strengthening his ability to swallow. Game changer Eager to boost success, Kim went out on a limb. She asked physical therapist Samantha Gauriloff if dry needling therapy could be an effective addition to treatment. Dry needling uses fine filament needles inserted through the skin into the muscle. The needles reduce tightness in the muscle and bring positive chemical changes in local nerves and muscles. Prior to Kim’s request, Samantha had used dry needling for standard physical therapy but not swallowing therapy. Intrigued, Samantha researched the potential and agreed to give it a try, hoping to enhance Buzz’s recovery. Added to weekly therapy, dry needling softened and relaxed Buzz’s throat and neck muscles, and allowed easier and more effective muscle stretching and strengthening. As therapy sessions continued, Buzz gained muscle strength and stamina. Back on track In December 2017, Buzz was discharged from therapy. He could swallow without choking and coughing, and could enjoy his golf game again, thanks to restored range of motion in his neck. “Thanks to Kim and Samantha, who did all they could for me, my life’s so much better,” says Buzz.


When the Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center opens this spring, patients and their families will experience a full-service hospital that provides high-quality care in a warm, welcoming setting. Under construction at the corner of Chagrin Boulevard and Richmond Road, the 69,800-square-foot hospital will specialize in orthopedics, spine, urology and pain management. The list of services could grow as physicians join the team.

opening soon:

BEACHWOOD MEDICAL CENTER A full-service hospital focusing on the patient and family experience

A unique partnership Beachwood Medical Center is the result of a unique partnership among Lake Health, more than 20 local independent physicians and developer Manna Isle Ohio. The partnership began when a small group of highly-skilled physicians envisioned a facility where they could care for their patients in an intimate and efficient, yet patient-friendly setting. In stepped Lake Health, with its long history of partnering with local independent physicians to provide and expand health care services in northeast Ohio and its focus on patient- and family-centered care. Leading the design and development of the facility is Manna Isle Ohio, with experience in constructing modern, efficient hospitals created to promote healing.

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“Manna Isle Ohio is designing Beachwood Medical Center with significant input from the physicians and Lake Health, along with others who provide visionary input on what matters to patients and families,” explains Cynthia MooreHardy, FACHE, president and CEO of Lake Health. “Collectively, this partnership’s goal is to provide outstanding patient outcomes and the ideal patient and family experience in a unique healing environment.” Environment and experience Using evidenced-based design principles, Beachwood Medical Center will feature a warm, welcoming environment focused on comfort, safety, efficiency and patient- and family-centered care. From patient rooms to surgical areas, the goal is to create a less stressful experience. The facility will include natural light; artwork designed to reduce stress for patients, families and staff; and other features to support healing. All rooms will be private, providing the ideal healing environment. Patients will be able to control their room temperature, lighting and timing of meals. Each room will include a family zone with separate lighting, electrical

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outlets and the flexibility for staying overnight. “We incorporated many of the evidence-based design principles that we built into TriPoint Medical Center, which we opened in Concord Township in 2009,” says Ms. MooreHardy. “Private patient rooms have been shown to reduce infections, and natural light reduces stress.” Quality and efficiency Throughout the facility, the design will maximize patient privacy, yet allow safe observation by nursing staff. Innovations that support better patient outcomes and customer service will be a high priority. The electronic patient medical record will allow immediate access to every aspect of the patient’s care: results of diagnostic imaging and lab tests, medications, treatments, and physician and nursing notes. Internet access will be available in all areas. “We’re designing for the ideal healing environment and patient experience,” says John Lin, CEO of Premier Physicians and principal for Manna Isle Ohio. “To reduce stress and anxiety for patients, families and staff, we’re looking at everything: comfort, safety, beauty, flexibility, efficiency, air quality, communications, furnishings, technologies…even the food.”

You should know: n Beachwood Medical Center

will include 25 patient rooms, six operating rooms and two procedure rooms, 24/7 emergency room services, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics and physical therapy.

n The full-service hospital will

employ 150 to 200 health care professionals. Expanding care Beachwood Medical Center will be a natural extension to complement and strengthen Lake Health’s existing services and physician partnerships. Expanding into eastern Cuyahoga County and specifically this Beachwood location increases Lake Health’s footprint in northeast Ohio, providing its Integrated Physician Hospital Enterprise network of highquality, cost-effective care to patients and employers across the area. “This partnership builds upon Lake Health’s long history of partnering with local independent physicians to expand access to care. It also continues our commitment to redefine health care delivery in a new, convenient, more comfortable patient- and family-centered setting,” says Ms. Moore-Hardy.


For more information about the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry, visit


soothes the senior soul

The need

Seniors face many physical and mental health challenges. These can cause depression, fear, anxiety and other moods or actions that put the senior at risk. To meet the need, the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry, located at Lake Health’s Continuing Care Campus in Concord Township, offers specialized care. Along with other treatments, they find exceptional success with music therapy.

Transforming power

Music influences the physical, mental and emotional being. Even in illness and aging, the brain is able to appreciate and interact with music. For that reason, music can improve overall mental health. From humming to singing, toe tapping to jitterbugging, a person’s response reveals the positive effect of music. The Center for Geriatric Psychiatry uses music therapy to boost mood, reduce pain, reduce aggression, improve communication, reduce stress, and aid relaxation, which can improve sleep. Beyond the value of listening and singing, activity and dance bring the added benefits of movement, social interaction, laughter and touch. 7

“We aren’t able to truly understand the power of music, but it transforms the listener and allows for relief through distraction, joy and interaction,” says licensed psychologist and musician William Zella, PhD, interim director of the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Music therapy

The Center for Geriatric Psychiatry invites all its patients to one-hour music therapy sessions held in the group activity room twice a week. Danielle Musat, MT-BC, NMT, a board-certified music therapist and neurologic music therapist with the Willoughby Fine Arts Association, offers live music using her guitar, keyboard and voice, and recorded music using her tablet. Patients are encouraged to request their favorite music styles and songs. They can simply watch and listen or actively participate by singing or dancing. Sessions begin with a song Danielle chooses. Along with listening to selections, the group discusses lyrics. Discussion stimulates the brain, encouraging emotion, speech and interaction with others. Favorite songs Best of Health

“We aren’t able to truly understand the power of music, but it transforms the listener and allows for relief through distraction, joy and interaction.” – William Zella, PhD include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Let It Be” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” The favorite styles of Big Band and Polka often get patients moving.

The Center for Geriatric Psychiatry Lake Health Continuing Care Campus Concord Township, 440-918-6366

“Music engages several areas of the brain all at once and can wake up those areas that have stopped working properly,” Danielle explains. “Music makes people more comfortable, less anxious and more social. It can lift the spirit, motivate movement and recall memories. Music is a means of expression when we can’t find words, and it helps us recognize and work through difficult feelings and times.” “We see incredible changes through music, and we simply can’t put a price on that,” says Dr. Zella.

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Do you know a senior suffering with depression or mood disorders that interfere with his or her quality of life and put the senior at risk? To get the help your loved one needs, call the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry or ask the senior’s primary care doctor for a referral.




NOW ONLINE! Lake Health now offers online quick care for a number of common minor illnesses and injuries. The diagnosis and treatment service allows patients ages 18 to 75 to conveniently access medical care by connecting them virtually with trusted Lake Health providers. The service, which offers prompt and effective care for more than 25 common conditions including colds and the flu, seasonal allergies, pinkeye, mouth sores, and minor skin conditions, gives patients greater control over how they access care.

“Virtual medicine is changing the way primary care is delivered. It’s about convenience: Giving our patients the expert care they need, when they need it, all without visiting a doctor’s office or taking time off work for an appointment,” explains John Baniewicz, MD, chief medical officer at Lake Health. Patients can go to and complete a brief online interview to provide symptom and health history information. A Lake Health medical provider will review the information and respond with a diagnosis and treatment plan. If medication is appropriate, prescriptions will be sent to the patient’s preferred pharmacy for pick up. Lake Health Online Quick Care providers are available to respond within 1 hour between 9 am and 9 pm, seven days a week. The online fee is $40 payable by credit or debit card or Health Care Savings Account credit or debit card. The cost of medication, if prescribed, is not included. If a patient’s condition or symptoms aren’t appropriate for an Online Quick Care visit, the $40 fee will be refunded. 9

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Quicker & Safer

Hernia Repair

n January 8, 2018, Lake Health Foundation board member Tom Smith, 78, had minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to repair an inguinal hernia in his right groin area. Tom’s operation, completed at West Medical Center in Willoughby by surgeon William Petraiuolo, MD, using the da Vinci surgical robot, took less than 30 minutes. The average time for the surgery is 35 to 40 minutes. Better than ever Both standard laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery have advantages over open incision hernia repair. With smaller incisions, there is less disruption of normal tissue. This allows for less pain and scarring after surgery, less need for pain-relieving narcotics, and a faster recovery and return to normal activities.

With the surgeon in complete control, the da Vinci robot improves standard laparoscopic surgery by providing superior visual optics that allow the surgeon to see inside in high magnification, color and 3-D. And its “wristed” surgical instruments offer greater flexibility than the human hand.

Meet the doctor

William Petraiuolo, MD Board certified in internal medicine

“Because of those things, the surgical robot allows for an even quicker and safer procedure than a standard laparoscopic approach,” says Dr. Petraiuolo. “I was in and out the same day, had three small incisions, had zero aftereffects from the anesthesia and took no pain relievers,” Tom says. “Although I had lifting restrictions, I walked 10,000 steps the day after surgery. My incisions healed, and I was back on my exercise bike within a week. I truly cannot say enough about Dr. Petraiuolo and the hospital staff, the technology and the results.”

Office: Willoughby, 440-602-6553; welcomes new patients

Learn more: n Watch Tom's story at n Get more details at

“I walked 10,000 steps the day after surgery. I truly cannot say enough about Dr. Petraiuolo and the hospital staff, the technology and the results.” – Tom Smith

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Compassion. Respect. Excellence. Every day we strive to provide this kind of care at Lake Health. And while security supervisor Keegan Lutz—with his degree in Criminal Justice—may not be the typical hospital hero, he became the perfect example of these attributes in a rather unique situation. It’s normal for Officer Lutz to do more than simply provide and manage security at Lake Health’s Continuing Care Campus in Concord Township. If he’s not at the reception area security desk, you might find him checking batteries in wireless bed alarms, joining patients at meal or medication times, or simply talking with patients so that they feel at ease. His kind, soft-spoken manner and his security uniform make it easy for patients to recognize and trust him.

Above and Beyond

and then some

But recently, he did more than step out of the box. He busted the box. He stepped up to assist a Sikh patient in the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry with a shower. Because of the patient’s culture and religious beliefs, it was not appropriate for a female to help him shower, and there was no male staff on the unit at the time. So Officer Lutz stepped in with kindness and respect.

“Officer Lutz has repeatedly expressed his love of the job, staff and patients. His dedication is overwhelming and far exceeds the job’s responsibilities and expectations,” says Security director Aaron Brewer.


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In 2002, the Lake County Captains introduced its school-age reading program, fostering a love of reading and inspiring excellence in and out of the classroom. Now they’re partnering with PNC Bank and teaming up with Lake Health Foundation to expand the Rookie Readers program through a literacy initiative at Lake Health Physician Group family medicine and pediatric practices. At every well-child checkup, children from birth to age 12 receive a free, age-appropriate book; a prescription for daily reading; and a voucher for a free family pack of tickets to a Lake County Captains home game at Classic Park. “Our goal is to encourage families to read aloud together and get young children excited about reading,” says Neil Stein, Lake County Captains’ general manager. “And just as reading together strengthens the parent-child bond, we want to give families an opportunity to enjoy a baseball game together and create special memories.”

Research shows that children introduced to reading early in life tend to read earlier and excel in school compared with children who aren't exposed to language and books at a young age. And families who read together more often have children who enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. “We’re thrilled to be part of the Rookie Readers program, which will have a tremendously positive impact on our pediatric patients’ cognitive and language development,” says John Baniewicz, MD, chief medical officer at Lake Health.

Laura Cifra-Bean, MD; Skipper; and a Rookie Reader

PNC Bank, a longtime partner of the Captains, is providing financial support. “Through PNC Grow Up Great,® our multi-year, $350 million early childhood education initiative, we’ve seen firsthand the impact that early reading can have on children, and we’re excited to help foster Rookie Readers’ success,” adds Paul Clark, regional president of PNC Bank Cleveland. Lake Health Foundation is also providing funding, as well as logistical support, books and other program materials.

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Language Assistance Services Lake Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Lake Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Lake Health provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as: n Qualified sign language interpreters n Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats) Lake Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: n Qualified interpreters n Information written in other languages If you need these services, contact the Operator at 440-9539600 or 1-877-953-6265. If you believe that Lake Health has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Compliance Officer, Lake Health, 7590 Auburn Road, Concord, Ohio, 44077; 440-354-1121, Fax: 440-375-8745, Email: Privacy-Compliance@ You can file a grievance by mail, fax or email. If you need help filing a grievance, staff members are available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office

of Civil Rights electronically through the Office of Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1-800868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD). ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-877-953-6265. 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免 費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-877-953-6265。 ACHTUNG: Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung. Rufnummer: 1-877-953-6265.

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Community Calendar Mall Walkers Heart Health

Friday, February 22, 9-11 am Walk the mall, then enjoy heart healthy information, screenings and breakfast. GLM: Macy’s Concourse

Walk into Spring

Friday, March 29; 9-11 am Learn about joint health, get screenings and enjoy a healthy breakfast. GLM: Macy’s Concourse

Nutrition and Fitness Education Series

Free monthly program open to the public. BSD Conference Center; 6-7 pm Tuesday, February 19 Nutrition – Eating for Heart Health Fitness – Cardio-Hardio! Tuesday, March 19 Nutrition – Foods to Boost Your Immune System Fitness – The Impact of Stress and Pain on the Body Tuesday, April 16 Nutrition – Healthy Hydration Fitness – Fitness for Baby Boomers

Running Series Olde Girdled Grit 50K, Marathon and Half Marathon Saturday, February 23 All finishers receive a shirt, finisher’s medal and lunch. For more information and to register, visit Find us on Facebook.

Integrative Medicine Programs open to the public. Space is limited. BSD Conference Center

Cooking for Wellness

Join registered dietitian Melinda Wivell for monthly cooking demos of healthy recipes, ranging from main dishes to desserts. You will taste each dish and get healthy cooking tips and take-home suggestions for those with allergies/intolerances. 6-7 pm. Cost: $5 Tuesday, February 19: Tofu Scramble Tuesday, March 26: Healthy “Fried” Rice and Sautéed Kale Tuesday, April 23: Taco Salad with Homemade Guacamole

Acupuncture Happy Hour Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, naturopathic provider. Have you ever wanted to try acupuncture? Now’s your chance! Enjoy an introductory session at a new kind of happy hour and leave feeling relaxed and recharged. Cost: $25 Wednesdays: March 27 and April 24; 6-7 pm

Health and Wellness Lectures Tuesday, March 5; 6-7 pm Tools for Mindful Living with Emma Giardini, MEd Tuesday, April 2; 6-7 pm Intuitive Eating: Connecting Mind, Body and Plate with Melinda Wivell, RD

Children’s Wellness Series Saturday, March 2; 9-10 am: Eat Like a Superhero Saturday, April 6; 9-10 am: Decoding Nutrition Labels

Community Health Lecture Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Michael Weisburger, MD PP: Wednesday, February 13; 6-7:15 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) to make your appointment. Use code lakehealth. W: Saturday, February 9; 12-5 pm; donors will receive an Atlas Cinemas coupon and Valentine candy while supplies last. GLM: Friday, February 15; 1-6 pm; all donors receive a free gift. Quail Hollow Resort: Friday, March 1; 1-6 pm; all donors receive a healthy meal. Chardon United Methodist Church: Thursday, April 4; 1-7 pm; all donors will be entered to win a $25 gas card. GLM: Friday, April 19; 1-6 pm; all donors receive a free gift.

Weight Loss Begins with a Single Step. Let’s Start Together. Does excess weight keep you from participating in activities you enjoy? Join Lake Health’s bariatric surgeon Aviv Ben-Meir, MD, as he describes surgical weight-loss options and answers your questions at a live seminar on Monday, April 1, from 6-8 pm at Lake West Medical Building, 36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 170, Willoughby; or attend a webinar any time at

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Please Register Call for Details Fee Register Online W West Medical Center PP Physician Pavilion - TriPoint BSD Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus GLM Great Lakes Mall

For a complete listing of programs and events, visit and click on “Calendar.” For more information or to register, call the Best of Health Line at 440-953-6000 or 800-454-9800.

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Great care all around.

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Art Director Tom Abate Writer Nancy McLean Graphic Designer Lindsey Smith Photographers David Schwartz Mike Wilkes

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Editor Maureen N. Pross


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Editorial Review Board John Baniewicz, MD E. Luke Bold, MD Thomas F. Eiswerth Jr., MD Gwen Haas, MD Timothy Pritchard, MD Liese K. Vito, MD Robert Znidarsic, MD Members of the Corporation Jerry Cirino John Hamercheck Ron Young

Board of Trustees Michael Mayher - Chair Dawn M. Gubanc-Anderson, DNP, RN James Hackenberg, Esq. Brett S. Himes Rodney W. Howell Frank Jevnikar, MD Thomas Jubeck Lisa Klammer, Esq. Raymond E. Sines David Steiger, MD

President and CEO Cynthia Moore-Hardy, FACHE President, Medical Staff Philip Brzozowski, MD

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