U p dat e Issue 3, 2013
St. Joseph Health Center
Message from our New President
A Heart-Felt Thank You
Some of the initiatives currently underway include: • Collaboration of like services together – streamlining delivery of care delivery by locating services that are complimentary. • Augmenting our outpatient services – we’ve relocated our EEG testing area, renovated and expanded space for EMG and Pulmonary Function tests. Kathy Cook, President St. Joseph Health Center First, I would like to let everyone know that I am honored to be President of St. Joseph Health Center and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with so many talented, dedicated professionals. As we move into the future, we face a number of opportunities to grow and to embrace new challenges. I am very excited about the work that lies ahead and believe my main goal is to put St. Joseph in the best position to ensure our continued success. Physicians are central to our ability to succeed. I have had the opportunity to meet with many of you already. Strengthening our relationship is a key priority and working together will enable us to weather the changes that are occurring in healthcare. To help us meet these challenges, we are taking a critical look at our operations and making changes that will help us provide healthcare more efficiently and effectively.
• Cardiac Rehab will move into the hospital to expand Medicare hours of operation. In addition, we are very pleased to announce the new, state-of-the-art Bronchial Thermoplasty procedure for severe asthma, will now be available here at St. Joseph Health Center. These are exciting times and I invite you to join with me as we move St. Joseph and the ministry of Humility of Mary Health Partners into the future of healthcare. I personally thank you for all you do and the care you provide our patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. My office number is 330-841-4016.
Earlier this year, St. Joseph Cancer Center was honored to accept a very special donation. Diane Calain presented the staff with a needlepoint to thank them for the care they provided to her husband, Ed Calain. Pictured from left, DeOnne Petrosky, Sara Balzer, Diane Calain, Beverly Brunker, Antoine Chahine, MD; Lisa Palmer, Sue Desmond, Julie Geddes, and Dan Knorr. The needlepoint will be hung in the center for all patients and staff to enjoy.
Duly Noted…. By Edward Novosel, DO You may have noticed the bulletin board recently installed in the St. Joseph Physician Lounge. Its purpose is to provide valuable information in our Quest for Excellence.The bulletin board will be updated regularly to give you information about quality, length of stay, and patient feedback from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). I would like to congratulate the St. Joseph Medical Staff. Our physicians have achieved success in September that has moved our score to 80.0 which translates to 1 value based point for St. Joseph. In addition, our Length of Stay for the same month was 1.060. Thanks to all – and keep up the great work!
Community Encouraged to Walk-With-A-Doc
Welcome Dr. Butler
St. Joe’s at the Mall is hosting local Walk-With-A-Doc events this winter. In November, more than 30 people came out to walk with Kimberly Jackson, DO. Walks are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, except in January, which is scheduled for January 9.
Staff turned out at St. Elizabeth and St. Elizabeth Boardman to welcome Adrian Butler, MD earlier this year. Dr. Butler is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with certificate of added qualification in surgery of the hand. In addition to treatment of hand conditions and injuries, Dr. Butler provides general orthopedic and fracture care. Dr. Butler’s practice, Boardman Orthopedics and Hand Surgery, is located in the Boardman Medical Pavilion. For more information, contact his office at 330-729-3126.
Walk-With-A-Doc is a free, non-profit, national program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health. Everyone is encouraged to attend and local physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals provide support and answer questions.
Drs. Kimberly Jackson and Philip Starr join Shirley Lisk, St. Joe’s at the Mall, to kick-off the Walk-With-A-Doc program.
Dr. Kimberly Jackson leads walkers on a brisk walk around the Eastwood Mall.
St. Joseph Infusion Center At the St. Joseph Infusion Center, patients can complete treatment safely and effectively in the comfort of our outpatient site while avoiding the inconvenience, complications, and expense of hospitalization, nursing home admission and home care.
Therapies Include but are not limited to: • Daily IV antibiotics • IVIG • Reclast, Prolia and Boniva • Remicade • Tysabri • Orencia Migraine treatments • Xolair Procrit and Aranesp for anemias related to kidney disease • IV hydration & electrolyte replacement • Ferrlecit and Venofer • Numerous other intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous management therapies Please call to have therapy-specific order forms faxed directly to your office. Include a written order with patient contact and insurance information, and appropriate diagnosis with supporting documentation.