Issuu on Google+

Providence

SUMMER 2011

A guide to healthy living and quality care providencehealthonline.org

Building for Your Future What the Providence Holy Cross expansion means for you

Peace of Mind

Providence’s Neuroscience Institute cares for brain disorders

Love Your Colon Prevent cancer by scheduling a lifesaving screening

Kid-Friendly Care

Pediatric outpatient therapy helps your child thrive

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank

Providence Tarzana Medical Center Tarzana


Thoughts from Your Chief Executives

Summer at Providence

In this issue

6 Brain Power 

Neurology patients find specialized treatment and support at Providence’s Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute.

If your kids are like ours, summer means lots of activity. And while we hope they stay healthy, an injury or two is always a possibility. If something does go wrong, Providence Tarzana Medical Center’s pediatric outpatient therapy program has what your child needs to get back on the court or field, including the only hospitalbased therapeutic pool program in the Valley Area. This therapy is specially designed for children recovering from injuries or living with neurological disorders or other challenges. If you want to lose a few pounds this summer, a diet and exercise program is key. But if you’re looking at shedding more, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is recognized among national experts for weight loss surgery, including the LAPBAND®. Maintaining a healthy weight is the single most important thing you can do to stay healthy. Also in this issue, you’ll discover how Providence is growing to serve you. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center has opened a new four-story, 138-bed addition—expected to be the first “green” hospital building in the area—that includes a new Women’s Pavilion dedicated to new moms and their babies. With this addition, all three of our Valley medical centers now provide neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for babies who need extra special care. When choosing where to have your baby, make sure you consider a hospital with a NICU, just in case things don’t go as planned. Summer should be a time to enjoy family and build memories. We wish the best for your family, and we’re here for all of your health care needs.

8 We’re Growing! 

The Providence Holy Cross expansion means more quality care for you and your family.

IN EVERY ISSUE 3 Community Connections

Dale Surowitz Chief Executive Providence Tarzana

Barry Wolfman Chief Executive Providence Saint Joseph

Larry Bowe Chief Executive Providence Holy Cross

12 Senior Health 13 Foundation Focus 14 C  alendar of Maternity Programs 17 Calendar of Classes, Events and Lectures

PROVIDENCE health Produced by Marketing & Communications at Providence Health & Services’ Valley Service Area Providence Health Editor-in-Chief: Nancy Franklin Providence Health Managing Editors: Patricia Aidem Jennifer Fagnani Connie Matthews Natasha Shows

Contributor: Tiffany DeVall Content Editor: Colleen Ringer Art Director: Maggie Conners Production Technology  Specialist: Sonia Washington Imaging Specialist: Dane Nordine Production Manager: Tanya Clark

2 | Providence Health

summer 2011

Providence Health is published four times annually by McMurry, 1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Volume 3, Number 3 © 2011 McMurry.

following—give us a new address, let us know that you are receiving more than one copy, or tell us you prefer not to receive Providence Health—please call 1-888-626-8779.

The material in Providence Health is not intended for diagnos­ing or prescribing. Consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise ­program or dietary guidelines. For permission to reprint any portion of this magazine, or to do one of the Printed on recycled paper.

providencehealthonline.org


Community Connections Our Mission As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

Nurturing Newborns Providence’s trio of NICUs provides complete care for mother and baby

Core Values

Compassion

 Caring for each person as part of our family.

Justice
 Working for a fair and equitable society.

Respect
 Affirming the God-given dignity and worth of each person.

Excellence Continually improving all that we do.

Stewardship
 Wisely caring for and sharing human, environmental and financial resources held in trust.

providencehealthonline.org

When you’re deciding where to have your baby, you want to consider every aspect of care—including the specialized services you’ll need if something doesn’t go as planned. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) will join the NICUs at Providence Tarzana and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Centers in offering care for high-risk newborns. “All of our NICUs have the equipment and staff necessary to care for babies with complex and challenging conditions,” says Rosanne Morrison, San Fernando Valley women’s and children’s service area director. The NICUs are staffed by specially trained doctors, nurses and support staff, who know

how to care for babies born prematurely or with other special needs. Choosing a hospital with a NICU is especially important for mothers who know their pregnancy is high-risk, but it’s a smart choice for any mother-to-be. “When special care is needed,” says Morrison, “not having to transfer a newborn to another facility is better for the baby— and the mother.” Know What to Expect To find out more about Providence’s comprehensive maternity services, call 1-888-HEALING or go to providencehealthonline.org.

summer 2011 Providence Health | 3


Community Connections

Treatments for Tykes Pediatric outpatient therapy provides kid-centric services

Kids only To learn more about pediatric outpatient therapy at Providence Tarzana, call 818-401-4173.

Outpatient therapy may sound like something reserved for adults, but sometimes kids need it, too. That’s why Providence Tarzana Medical Center has one of the few programs with therapists specially trained in pediatrics. “You wouldn’t take your child to see your doctor—you’d go to the pediatrician,” says Tad Norton, MPT, MBA, director of rehabilitation services at Providence. “The same applies to therapy services.” Providence Tarzana offers pediatric outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology services and pool therapy. These services address a variety of congenital, developmental, orthopedic and neurological issues in children of all ages. The pediatric rehab team understands the physical structure, developmental milestones and needs of children, and uses that expertise to create customized rehabilitation plans. Plus, all pediatric services are offered under one roof, in a warm and inviting environment. “Kids don’t like doctors’ offices, and it doesn’t feel like one here,” says Norton. “You can see it in the kids’ eyes.”

Your Online Source for Healthy Living Head to providence.staywellsolutions.com Quizzes: In recent years, an increasing amount of research supports the idea that people can do quite a lot on their own to lengthen their life span and to enhance the quality of life as they age. Click “Quizzes” under “Interactive Tools” to find our Aging and Longevity Quizzes to learn what you can do. News Center: Stay current with our weekday newswire, which tracks the latest health and medical developments. Click “Library,” then “News Center.” The archive is searchable by topic for articles during the past 12 months. Drug Interaction Checker: This tool can help you determine if the drugs you are taking have any adverse interactions with one another, with overthe-counter medications or with your favorite herbals and vitamins. Find it under “Drug Reference” in the “Library” section. Download the mobile application so that your mobile device can read this scan. It will launch the new providencehealthonline.org on your mobile device.

4 | Providence Health

summer 2011

Providence High School Announces Freshmen Scholarship Recipients This fall, approximately 125 members of the freshmen class will begin their four-year journey at Providence High School. The following students were awarded Pioneer Excellence Scholarships: Diego Aranda, Rose Avakian, Lauren Cruz, Javey Garcia, Olivia Menke, Gina Ranieri, Gwen Tabaldo, Julianne Tolentino, Marcelle Uy, David White and Pamela Ygrubay. Additionally, Providence Merit Scholarships were awarded to: Ava Bozem, Edric Rene Machi, Gabriel Sahagun and Taylor Saldaña. The following students were awarded Named Scholarships: Avrianne Santos, Friends of Our Lady of Lourdes Scholarship; Valerie Schwade, Class of 1975 Scholarship; and Jasmine Trinidad, Dr. Joseph Boyle Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to the incoming class of 2015! The Providence High School community welcomes you!

Learn More For more information about Providence High School, please call 818-846-8141 or visit providencehigh.org. providencehealthonline.org


Community Connections

Weigh Your Options Choose the best bariatric surgery for your needs If you’re considering bariatric surgery, how do you decide which procedure is right for you? Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s award-winning Bariatric Wellness Center offers minimally invasive procedures including Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and LAP-BAND®. According to Philippe J. Quilici, M.D., director of the center, gastric bypass is considered the gold standard. “It’s among the best procedures if you have diabetes and are morbidly obese,” he explains. “Statistically, there’s an 85 percent to 90 percent incidence of eradicating type 2 diabetes with gastric bypass compared to 47 percent with LAP-BAND.”

Dr. Quilici says gastric bypass has a high success rate for longterm weight loss as well as faster initial results. However, gastric bypass is only recommended for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher. An advantage of the LAP-BAND procedure is that it can be performed on people with a BMI of 30 to 35 if they have a co-morbid condition such as diabetes. The Food & Drug Administration recently lowered the BMI requirement for LAPBAND, while it remains 35 and up for other procedures. LAP-BAND can be performed on an outpatient basis and the Bariatric Wellness Center offers competitive pricing, in addition to support for the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain weight loss.

Good Guidance

The best way to determine the right bariatric procedure for you is to talk with a counselor at the Bariatric Wellness Center. For information, call 1-888-HEALING.

Living Without Lymphedema Relieve lymphedema with rehabilitation

Find Relief To learn more about lymphedema rehab at Providence, call 1-888-HEALING or go to providencehealthonline.org.

providencehealthonline.org

Cancer treatment comes with many side effects—one of them is lymphedema, which is the result of surgery and/or radiation therapy and causes severe swelling, typically in the arms, legs, or head and neck. Luckily, lymphedema rehabilitation, which can relieve the swelling and help prevent future flare-ups, is available at Providence. The process includes manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapies, exercises and education. “Lymphedema affects quality of life, and can eventually become permanent and restrict movement, so ongoing management is important,” says Kathy Caplan, P.T., CSST, a lymphedema therapist at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, which also offers the therapy at its health center in Santa Clarita. The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center provides the same services, and uses advanced technology to give therapists a more objective measurement of lymph volume. A machine called a perometer uses infrared light sensors that can measure for swelling changes as early as possible. “We’re trying to change the model of care,” says Cheryl Pranskevich, P.T., CLT, supervisor of oncology rehab at the center. “The perometer gives us another tool to make people’s lives better.” summer 2011 Providence Health | 5


Great Minds Providence provides leading expertise to treat brain disorders

T

he brain is an incredibly complex organ that controls functions throughout the body. When something goes wrong, it requires specialized medical care. Fortunately, the advanced skill and technology needed to treat a comprehensive range of neurological issues is available under one roof at the Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Established in 2007, the Hill Neuroscience Institute is structured around a Movement Disorders Center, Stroke Center and Neurovascular Center. The Movement Disorders Center cares for people with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. One of the treatments available is deep brain stimulation (DBS), a procedure that reduces tremors by targeting specific areas in the brain that are responsible for movement. “We have an entire team of specialists trained in

6 | Providence Health

summer 2011

DBS, which is very effective in treating primary movement disorders,” says Ronald F. Young, M.D., a neurosurgeon and the medical director of the Movement Disorders program. There’s also the Stroke Center, which is ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for the treatment of stroke (see “Specialized Stroke Services”). Whether by administering what’s known as a “clot-busting” drug or surgically removing clots from an artery in the brain, the center typically has excellent outcomes. “We see people come in with disabling stroke symptoms, and within days many are walking out with minimal deficit—or no deficit in function at all,” says Margarita Oveian, M.D., a neurologist and the chairwoman of the neurology department at Providence Saint Joseph. The Neurovascular Center offers some of the area’s leading expertise in neurointerventional radiology. This minimally invasive form of treatment is used to address conditions such as blockages of the carotid artery, aneurysms and vascular malformations of the brain.

providencehealthonline.org


“For many years, few major hospitals in the area had an expert doing carotid artery stenting or advanced treatment of acute stroke or ruptured aneurysm,” says George Teitelbaum, M.D., a neurointerventional surgeon and the medical director of the Neurovascular Center. “We offer all those services and many other advanced treatments.”

Thinking Ahead This fall, another pivotal component of the Hill Neuroscience Institute is opening: a Neuroscience Unit. This state-of-the-art facility will bring together neuroscience patients, clinicians and experts on one floor. The unit will include telemetry monitoring, which allows caregivers to check a patient’s vitals from a central station, offering patients more privacy and fewer in-room interruptions. There will also be two specialized neurotelemetry rooms for the monitoring and improved diagnostics of patients with epilepsy and seizures. In addition to a rehabilitation gym, the unit will be equipped with all the technology necessary to address a variety of neurological conditions and will be staffed by certified nurses and clinicians who specialize in treating neurological patients. “It’s really important to have a dedicated unit for patients with neurological issues,” says Dr. Oveian. “You need nurses with the skills to recognize subtle changes so the appropriate care can be delivered promptly.”

"It's really important to have a dedicated unit for patients with neurological issues," says Margarita Oveian, M.D., a neurologist at Providence.

All Under One Roof The Hill Neuroscience Institute treats a variety of other conditions, such as migraines, balance and vestibular (inner ear) disorders, spinal issues, pediatric neurological conditions, tumors and multiple sclerosis. Providence Saint Joseph plans to continue expanding the Hill Neuroscience Institute by adding clinics dedicated to epilepsy, research and more. Coming soon, there will be an outpatient neuroscience center, which will allow Providence to expand on existing programs. “The Hill Neuroscience Institute has the expertise and technology to handle just about any type of situation,” says Dr. Teitelbaum. “And we want to make sure we continue offering the most comprehensive care in the area.”

Don’t Delay At the first sign of a stroke or other neurological emergency such as an aneurysm, call 911. To receive a stroke wallet card or for more information on treatment available at Providence, call 1-888-HEALING.

providencehealthonline.org

Specialized Stroke Services Providence Holy Cross, Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Tarzana Medical Centers have all earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for Advanced Primary Stroke Centers. This means the facilities offer patients lifesaving treatment during the critical first few hours after a stroke. What’s more, all three medical centers have received multiple quality awards for the treatment of stroke from HealthGrades, a leading health care ratings organization. “Each one of our facilities is staffed with expert emergency room physicians, nurses and neurologists, who are prepared to administer clot-busting medication to patients who arrive at the hospital within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms,” says Patrice M. Hallak, P.T., NCS, service area director for neurology, orthopedics and rehabilitation. “And if patients need further intervention, we can quickly transport them to Providence Saint Joseph from another of our hospitals.” She emphasizes that a stroke is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. Signs of a stroke include sudden onset of symptoms including numbness or weakness of the arm, face or leg, trouble speaking or difficulty seeing. A sudden, severe headache with no known cause can also be the sign of a stroke—or an aneurysm, which also requires emergency medical attention.

summer 2011 Providence Health | 7


Expanding to Benefit You

Providence Holy Cross enhances its quality care with an improved facility and additional services

A

lot of hospitals wouldn’t have done it in our uncertain economic climate. But the leaders at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center knew the community shouldn’t have to wait for the care it needs—no matter the state of the economy. Confident in its financial standing and spurred by its commitment to providing the best care for the community, Providence Holy Cross has brought to fruition a new patient care wing.

8 | Providence Health

summer 2011

providencehealthonline.org


The project helps accommodate new moms in the Women’s Pavilion, more patients with additional beds and private rooms, and even visitors, thanks to a new chapel and a redesigned lobby and cafeteria. The $160 million expansion of the hospital was an ambitious initiative—and one that is already making a difference.

Special Care for Special Babies The 12-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a centerpiece of the expansion project, will deliver specialized treatment for premature and high-risk babies. And for moms like Jessica Herrarte, the NICU is an important feature. Herrarte never imagined her baby would be born eight weeks early. She had a perfectly normal pregnancy until her water broke, and she went into labor soon after. The team at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center did everything possible to stop the baby from coming, but little Jacob was determined. He came into the world weighing just 4.4 pounds, and he wasn’t breathing. “Babies usually come out crying, so it was really hard seeing all these doctors working on him trying to get him to breathe,” Herrarte says. In the past, Jacob might have had to go to another hospital’s NICU farther away from Herrarte's home and family. But the Providence Holy Cross Special Care Nursery (Providence Holy Cross' precursor to the new, full NICU) was prepared to help Jacob when he was born last September. “We’ve been gradually increasing the level of care available in the unit,” says David Solarte, M.D., the NICU’s medical director and a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist. “Our nurses are now specially trained in caring for babies with these kinds of special needs.” Herrarte, who lives in Sylmar, is grateful to the staff. “I could see him getting bigger, and it was good to know he’d be coming home soon,” she says. Through the expansion, the new NICU has a total of 12 beds, and is a Level IIB NICU. This means the Providence Holy Cross NICU is able to provide care for most babies, including those who need to be on ventilators or weigh less than 2.2 pounds. The NICU features larger areas for each baby, where the parents and other family members can gather and where there’s enough privacy for mothers to breastfeed. “Having a family-centered NICU allows for the bonding that’s so important to a baby’s development,” Dr. Solarte says. “Our community has been waiting for a NICU like this for years—a state-of-the-art facility that’s dedicated to outstanding care.” The medical center also has hired more bilingual staff for the NICU, says Dr. Solarte, which is important for many people in the community.

providencehealthonline.org

Space for More Patients Although the NICU is the only area of Providence Holy Cross where new services have been added, all of the hospital’s existing services have been enhanced by the expansion. First and foremost is the addition of 138 new beds, for a total bed count of 377. “Our community continues to grow, and half our admissions come from our very busy emergency room and trauma program,” says Patty Mayberry, R.N., director of Clinical Projects. “Being able to put a patient into a bed the moment the doctor gives the order will significantly improve quality of care,” adds Betty Newsom, R.N., chief nursing officer. “And having more room will allow us to expand a lot of services and even the hours when those services are available.” Providence Holy Cross Medical Center hired additional staff and purchased new equipment before the new wing was complete to ensure everyone was trained and ready for the opening. “This helped ensure a smoother integration because the staff had already familiarized themselves with everything new on day one,” Mayberry says.

Comfort in Every Room There is a vast array of new features at Providence Holy Cross. All of the beds are telemetry capable, which means they are equipped to monitor a patient’s heart 24/7, and patients can be monitored from anywhere in the hospital. Each patient room in the new wing is filled with natural light and designed for the comfort of patients and their families. Every floor is arranged to make care as efficient as possible. In some cases, services were moved to different areas of the hospital

summer 2011 Providence Health | 9


Taking a 'LEEDing' Role Providence Holy Cross Medical Center made a pledge to use environmentally friendly building practices and concepts as part of its expansion. As a result of these efforts, the hospital hopes to become the first in Los Angeles County to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The U.S. Green Building Council, which developed LEED, grants certification to buildings based on several metrics that affect the environment. The certification verifies that the building was designed and built using strategies to improve performance in the following areas: energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction and indoor environmental quality. LEED-certified buildings and communities also help protect and conserve natural resources. So, what does this look like? When examining water efficiency, for example, builders are asked to be smarter about water use, both inside and out. More efficient appliances and fixtures as well as water-wise landscaping can help achieve this. An energy-efficiency strategy can include the use of clean energy sources, certain appliances, and monitoring and timing lights. Being awarded LEED certification is a significant accomplishment. With the hope of achieving this internationally recognized benchmark for environmentally conscious design, construction and operation, Providence Holy Cross took steps such as using recycled building materials, putting in bicycle racks, using specific plants in the landscaping and creating a nonsmoking campus. “We knew trying to achieve LEED certification would be challenging,” says Patty Mayberry, R.N., director of Clinical Projects, “but we really wanted to do it.” Photos© 2010 Todd Henschell

10 | Providence Health

summer 2011

providencehealthonline.org


What's New?

to facilitate this efficiency and expand the To learn more about the amount of space available for staff and patients. expansion and the new services The Gastrointestinal (GI) Lab, for example, has offered at Providence Holy Cross, call 1-888-HEALING. moved to the garden level and now has three procedure rooms instead of two. There are also more patient bays—much larger than the previous ones—plus a dedicated waiting room and nurses’ station. Another area that is significantly enhanced is the Maternal-Child Health Department. All labor, delivery and infant services are now on the first floor in the new Women’s Pavilion. In addition to the NICU, the Women’s Pavilion houses 10 new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, so mothers can stay in one room for their entire birthing experience. Even if a cesarean delivery is required, mothers no longer have to be transported to an operating room in another part of the hospital, because the Women’s Pavilion now features two brandnew C-section suites. Other amenities in the Women’s Pavilion include a dedicated entrance and a comfortable triage room for ease of admission. There also is a dedicated nurses’ station to enhance efficiency and patient service.

Convenience and Community Patient care is paramount, but the Providence Holy Cross expansion now better accommodates the needs of patients’ loved ones, too. It all begins in the beautiful new lobby, which is more spacious and welcoming. The dining room and cafeteria have been redesigned with a fresh, new look, and are conveniently located off the main lobby. The first floor also is home to a new chapel with huge windows and doors that lead out to a healing garden, where visitors and patients of all faith traditions are welcome. “We understand that being away from home for medical treatment can be stressful. In those times, it's important to have a sacred space where patients, families and even our own staff can pause to pray, meditate or reflect,” says D.W. Donovan, director of Mission Leadership. “Having such a sacred space, including the healing gardens outside the chapel, is a strong sign of our commitment to compassionate care.” There are other features of the hospital expansion that are designed to make patients and their families more comfortable, such as sleeper couches in every patient room. There also are larger waiting rooms with restrooms and drinking fountains. Some areas, such as the NICU, now have dedicated waiting areas. These and the numerous other elements of the expanded facility were all developed with the input of staff design teams—and with the needs of the community in mind. The community has been central to this project, thanks to its charitable support. “With the commitment of the community to personally fund 10 percent of the project, Providence committed to adding capacity—and we’re one of the very few organizations in this area that’s doing so,” says Brigette Loden, vice president, Development & Capital Campaigns.

providencehealthonline.org

Specialized Children’s Care Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will join Providence Tarzana and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Centers in having a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), making this superior level of care available across the Providence Valley Service Area. Providence Tarzana also offers the only pediatric and NICU transport service in the San Fernando Valley. This dedicated ambulance provides a child-friendly environment that helps soothe little ones during emergency transport to Providence Tarzana. To learn more, call 1-888-HEALING.

summer 2011 Providence Health | 11


Senior Health

Speak Up for Your Health

Don’t be shy: Ask your doctor about colorectal cancer screening The colon and rectum aren’t things most people like to discuss. But avoiding the subject could be hazardous to your health. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women, says Jeffrey Lake, M.D., a colorectal surgeon at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. The good news, though, is that colorectal cancer can often be cured when diagnosed early.

Getting Screened Most people should begin screenings at age 50. Your doctor may recommend that you start earlier if you’re in a high-risk population, which includes people with a parent or sibling who had colorectal cancer or a personal history of colorectal polyps. A screening also may be necessary if you notice any possible symptoms of colorectal cancer, such as unexplained weight loss, an unexplained change in bowel patterns or blood in the stool. “Rectal bleeding is never normal,” explains Dr. Lake. “Most causes are benign and treatable, but bleeding should prompt a visit to the doctor.” Colonoscopy is considered the gold standard of colorectal screenings. There are other tests, but if any of these tests detect colorectal polyps, a follow-up colonoscopy will be recommended. Talk to your doctor about the right screening for you and how often to have it done.

The Right Tools for the Job Thanks to advanced ultrasound technology at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, if a lesion is discovered in the rectum, the doctor will be able to determine whether the lesion is cancerous and how advanced the cancer is. In fact, Providence Tarzana is the only hospital in the San Fernando Valley with this ultrasound technology, which is valuable for determining the best possible treatment. Keep in mind that if the lesion is located farther into the colon, a colonoscopy will be needed. “It’s wonderful that we have this technology, which provides our patients with a high level of diagnostic acumen,” says Dr. Lake.

Screening Savvy To learn more about scheduling a colorectal cancer screening, call 1-888-HEALING or go to providencehealthonline.org.

12 | Providence Health

summer 2011

In Search of Better Treatment A clinical trial of a new colon cancer treatment will begin this summer at Providence Holy Cross, Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Tarzana Medical Centers. This trial will study the effectiveness of a drug designed to help treat colon cancer patients who have a gene mutation that renders some treatment options ineffective. “This is an important trial because this genetic abnormality occurs in about 45 percent of cases of colon cancer,” says Peter J. Rosen, M.D., medical director of clinical research at Providence. Qualified patients will be offered the chance to participate in the randomized trial. Some participants will receive the standard of care, which is chemotherapy, while others will receive the new drug in addition to chemotherapy.

providencehealthonline.org


Foundation Focus

Building the Future

Community support makes the expansion of Providence Holy Cross possible

Show Your Support Community donations are always needed for future Foundation projects. To learn how you can help, call 818-847-HOPE or visit providencehealthonline.org and click on the “Giving” tab.

than $1 million to the previous emergency department expansion project. Financial support also comes from the hosting of special events and the work of the Holy Cross Guild, which provides volunteer services and raises additional funds. “The quality outcomes Providence Holy Cross produces really show the importance of the hospital—and why the Foundation, the community and the staff were behind this effort, even in a challenging economic climate for fundraising,” says Thorne. It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. And it took a family to build the new patient care wing at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center—a family that’s made up of the hospital’s staff, local businesses and the surrounding community. The Providence Holy Cross Foundation has raised $5.1 million so far to make this expansion possible. And the majority of the contributions have come from local individuals and businesses. “Research is showing that the hospitals that provide the best care are those that are embraced by the support of the community,” says Brian W. Thorne, executive director of the Foundation.

Homegrown Philanthropy The staff at Providence Holy Cross is particularly supportive of the expansion and devoted to providing quality outcomes. Because of this, physicians and employees contributed nearly $1.5 million to help build the new patient care wing—after donating more

providencehealthonline.org

Moving Forward The need for funding is ongoing. For example, new equipment is always required to provide the most advanced care possible. Providence Holy Cross Foundation is also raising additional money to ensure that infants who have been discharged from the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) receive the treatment they need. A proposed NICU clinic would provide ongoing growth and milestone monitoring for these special babies. Through these and other initiatives, the Foundation will continue to support the work of Providence Holy Cross, which Thorne describes as an “anchor” in the North San Fernando Valley, especially as other area hospitals have closed. “It’s a challenge to always stay on the cutting edge of health care,” says Thorne. “But the Foundation is here to make sure we’re providing the resources needed to deliver the excellent care the people of the community deserve.” summer 2011 Providence Health | 13


Calendar of Maternity Programs

Childbirth and Parent Education at Providence Medical Along with the excitement of finding out you’re pregnant comes a million questions. The maternity and women’s programs at Providence Holy Cross, Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Tarzana Medical Centers offer you answers with a full schedule of classes that help prepare you for pregnancy, birth and parenting.

1. Prepare for baby MATERNITY TOUR We’ll open our maternity unit to you for a free walking tour. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Meets: July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13; 7–8:30 p.m. Location: 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 3, 17, 31; Sept. 7, 21, 28; 7–8:30 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Tarzana Medical Center Meets: Second and fourth Thursday of each month; 7–9 p.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 BIG KIDS And BABIES SIBLING MATERNITY TOUR This class, for children ages 2½ to 12 years old (3 to 10 at Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Holy Cross), prepares siblings to visit the new baby and teaches safe ways to play with the new sibling. 14 | Providence Health

summer 2011

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Meets: July 12, Sept. 13; 5:30–6:30 p.m. Location: 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21; 5:30–6:30 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Tarzana Medical Center Meets: Second and fourth Thursday of each month; 3:30–5 p.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION LAMAZE CLASSES Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Wednesdays: June 29–July 27; Sept. 14–Oct. 19; 7:30–9:30 p.m. Saturdays: Sept. 10–Oct. 1; 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Location: Porter Ranch Location, Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 19950 Rinaldi St. Suite 110A, Porter Ranch Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Tuesdays: July 26–Aug. 23; Sept. 6–Oct. 4; 7–9:30 p.m. Wednesdays: July 27–Aug. 24; Sept. 7–Oct. 5; 7–9:30 p.m. Thursdays: June 30–July 28; Aug. 18–Sept. 15; 7–9:30 p.m. Saturdays: July 9–23; Aug. 6–20; Sept. 10–24; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143

Providence Tarzana Medical Center Mondays: July 11–Aug. 1; Aug. 8–29; Sept. 12–Oct. 3; 6:30–9 p.m. Tuesdays: July 12–Aug. 2; Aug. 9–30; Sept. 6–27; 6:30–9 p.m. Wednesdays: July 20–Aug. 10; Aug. 24–Sept. 14; Sept. 21–Oct. 19; 6:30–9 p.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $125 per couple; plus, choose one date from the “Anesthesia and Cesarean Section” class. Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 CHILDBIRTH INTENSIVE LAMAZE PREPARATION This one-day class covers the topics presented in our regular childbirth series in a fast-paced format. Participants should bring their lunch. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Sundays: July 10, Aug. 21, Sept. 11; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Santa Clarita Location, Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall Community Room, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia Saturdays: July 16, Aug. 13; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Porter Ranch Location, Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 19950 Rinaldi St. Suite 110A, Porter Ranch Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143

providencehealthonline.org


Centers SPANISH CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION LAMAZE CLASSES Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Saturdays: Sept. 10–Oct. 1; 1:30–4:30 p.m. Location: Porter Ranch Location, Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 19950 Rinaldi St. Suite 110A, Porter Ranch Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Mondays: Aug. 1–22; 1–4 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 CHILDBIRTH REFRESHER COURSE Participants choose one date from the “Anesthesia and Cesarean Section” class as well. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: July 9–23; Sept. 10–24; 1–3:30 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $95 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Tarzana Medical Center Mondays: July 18–25; Aug. 15–22; Sept. 19–26; 6:30–9 p.m. Tuesdays: July 19–26; Aug. 16–23; Sept. 13–20; 6:30–9 p.m. Wednesdays: July 27–Aug. 3; Aug. 31–Sept. 7; 6:30–9 p.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $75 per couple

providencehealthonline.org

All classes are FREE unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please call us at 1-888-HEALING.

ANESTHESIA And CESAREAN SECTION Providence Tarzana Medical Center A one-day class about cesarean section, the recovery process and the types of anesthesia used. Meets: First and third Thursdays of the month; 7–9:30 p.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $25 per couple Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 BREASTFEEDING Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Meets: July 11, Aug. 11, Sept. 8; 7–9:30 p.m. Location: Porter Ranch Location, Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 19950 Rinaldi St. Suite 110A, Porter Ranch Fee: $35 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: July 20, Aug. 22, Sept. 12; 7–9:30 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $35 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Tarzana Medical Center Meets: July 12, 25; Aug. 9, 22; Sept. 12, 27; 6:30–9:30 p.m. Location: North Conference Center, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $25 per couple Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 THE AMAZING NEWBORN Providence Tarzana Medical Center Learn about normal infant growth and development from a pediatrician and a developmental therapist.

Meets: July 13, Sept. 14; 7–9 p.m. Location: North Conference Center, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $25 per couple Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 PREPARING FOR YOUR NEWBORN, THREE-PART SERIES Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Teaches proper bathing, diapering and feeding techniques and more. Meets: July 7, 14, 21; Aug. 4, 11, 18; Sept. 1, 8, 15; 7–9:30 p.m. One-day intensive class: July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 25; 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $60 per couple Reservations: 818-847-4143 Baby Care Providence Tarzana Medical Center Learn about what to expect with a newborn; feeding; coping with a crying baby; when to call the doctor and more. Meets: July 6, 20; Aug. 3, 17; Sept. 7, 21; 6:30–9:30 p.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $25 per couple Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 Transition to Parenthood Providence Tarzana Medical Center What to expect with your new baby the first year. Meets: Aug. 1; 6:30–9 p.m. Location: North Conference Center, summer 2011 Providence Health | 15


18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $25 per couple Reservations: 1-888-432-5464

2. After Baby is Born Infant and Child Safety and CPR (Ages 1 to 8) Providence Tarzana Medical Center Meets: July 18, Sept. 26; 6:30–10 p.m. Location: North Conference Center, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $45 per person Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 Infant Safety and CPR (newborn to age 1) Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Meets: Aug. 23; 7–9:30 p.m. Location: Porter Ranch Location, Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 19950 Rinaldi St. Suite 110A, Porter Ranch Fee: $45 per person Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: July 11, 26; Aug. 8, 30; Sept. 6, 19; 7–9:30 p.m. Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $45 per person Reservations: 818-847-4143 Providence Tarzana Medical Center Meets: July 11, 26; Aug. 8, 25; Sept. 6, 19; 6:30–9:30 p.m. Location: North Conference Center, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $40 per person Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 Spanish Infant Safety and CPR Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Meets: July 19, Sept. 27; 7–9:30 p.m. Location: Porter Ranch Location, Providence Holy Cross Health Center, 19950 Rinaldi St. Suite 110A, Porter Ranch Fee: $45 per person Reservations: 818-847-4143 16 | Providence Health

summer 2011

Baby Signs Basics Providence Tarzana Medical Center Learn simple hand gestures to show your infants. Includes a class for expectant parents, as well as a continuing program for children up to 24 months of age. Meets: Aug. 29; 6:30–8:30 p.m. Location: North Conference Center, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $25 per couple Reservations: 1-888-432-5464 Safe Sitter Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center This one-and-a-half-day program teaches young adolescents (11–14) how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. Meets: July 29–30; Aug. 26–27 Location: 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $75 per person (includes student manual, continental breakfast and snacks) Reservations: 818-847-4143

3. Support Groups Breastfeeding Support Group Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Meets: Mondays; 1–3 p.m. Location: 19950 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch Meets: Fridays; 10 a.m.–noon Location: Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall Community Room, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia Fee: $10 per class Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Meets: Wednesdays; 10 a.m.–noon

Go to providenceclasses.org for more information, or for a printable version of this calendar to post on your refrigerator.

Location: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, BabyWise Classroom, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $10 per class Providence Tarzana Medical Center Meets: Fridays; 10–11 a.m. Location: Women’s Pavilion, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: FREE Reservations: 818-609-2280 MommyWise Support Groups Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Tuesdays: 9:15–11:15 a.m. (birth to 6 months); 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (birth to 1 year) Wednesdays: 5:30–6:30 p.m. (birth to 1 year) Location: BabyWise Classroom, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Fee: $10 per person perinatal loss support group Providence Tarzana Medical Center This free six-week support group is for families dealing with miscarriage, medical termination of pregnancy, stillborn loss and newborn loss. Meets: Call 818-609-2280 for dates and times Location: Providence Tarzana Medical Center, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana

providencehealthonline.org


Community Calendar

July-September Classes, Events and Lectures 18321 Clark St., NCR Room 3 (trailer behind ER), Tarzana Info: 818-708-5593 HEART DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Monthly; call for dates/times Location: Providence Saint Joseph Cardiac Rehabilitation & Fitness Center, 3413 W. Pacific Ave. Suite 202, Burbank Info: 818-953-4494

SUPPORT GROUPS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 3:30–5 p.m. Location: Providence Holy Cross Cancer Center, Conference Room, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Info: 818-496-1389 Meets: Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, 181 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-748-4701 Caregiver SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Tuesdays, 4–5 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, 181 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-748-4701 DIABETES SUPPORT Groups Meets: Call for information Location: Providence Saint Joseph Acute Rehabilitation Unit (5 North), 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-847-3277 Meets: Fourth Monday of each month, 6–7 p.m. Location: Providence Tarzana,

providencehealthonline.org

LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 4–5 p.m. Location: Providence Holy Cross, North Building, Conference Rooms A & B, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Info: 818-496-1643 STRESS REDUCTION GROUP Meets: Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, 181 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-748-4701 STROKE SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 3–4 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-847-3799 Meets: Last Wednesday of each month, 4–5:30 p.m. Location: Providence Holy Cross, Conference Rooms in North Building, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Info: 818-496-4425 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, 4–5:30 p.m. Location: Providence Holy Cross, North Building, Conference Rooms A & B, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Info: 818-496-4753

VALLEY PUMPERS SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Fourth Friday of each month, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Location: Providence Tarzana, 18321 Clark St., NCR Room 3 (trailer behind ER), Tarzana Info: Harvey Cohen, 818-907-7092 Women's cancer SUPPORT GROUP Meets: Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, 181 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-748-4701

Fitness The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center offers numerous classes that are open to the public, including: • Yoga • Acupressure • Reiki • Meditation • Massage • Qi Gong • Acupuncture • Tai Chi • Guided Imagery New evening hours on Tuesday and Thursday! Location: Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, 181 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-748-4701 EXERCISE SAFELY WITH GUIDANCE & SUPPORT Take part in a medically supervised exercise program through the Providence Saint Joseph Cardiac Rehabilitation & Fitness Center. Classes are ideal for healthy individuals or those with medical conditions. (A physician release form will be required for those with medical conditions.) Meets: Mondays–Fridays, classes run from 6 a.m. to noon; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 4–7 p.m. Location: 3413 W. Pacific Ave. winter 201summer 2011 Providence Health | 17


Wellness classes And Screenings

Suite 202, Burbank Fee: May be partially reimbursed by insurance Info: 818-953-4494 Get Physical Learn about the benefits of exercise and how to incorporate physical activity into daily life. Meets: July 13, 1:30–2:30 p.m.; July 14, 5–6 p.m. Location: Providence Porter Ranch Health Center, 19550 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch Info: 818-496-7536 Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program A land-based program that provides gentle movements and activities to help increase joint mobility, muscle strength and stamina. Meets: Tuesdays, 8:45–9:45 a.m. Location: Providence Tarzana, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana Fee: $4 per class Info: Eileen, 818-883-0849 FITNESS CLASSES AS PART OF THE BEYOND 50 PROGRAM Providence also offers a variety of fitness and wellness classes for seniors, including: • Kundalini stretch yoga • Toning • Qi Gong • Tai Chi • Zumba Gold Fee: Classes are at nominal cost Meets: Call for information Location: Providence Occupational Health Center, 3413 Pacific Ave., Room 104, Burbank Info: 818-847-4535

18 | Providence Health

summer 2011

Nutrition on the Go Get tips for eating healthier when dining out. Meets: July 6, 1:30–2:30 p.m.; July 7, 5–6 p.m. Location: Providence Porter Ranch Health Center, 19550 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch Info: 818-496-7536 Outpatient Nutritional Counseling Physician referral required. Meets: Appointments available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-847-3550 Meets: Appointments available Tuesday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Location: Providence Porter Ranch Health Center, 19550 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch Info: 818-496-7536 Pre-Operation Total Joint Replacement Education Meets: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 5–6 p.m. Location: Providence Occupational Health Center, Conference Room A, 3413 Pacific Ave., Burbank Info: 818-953-4430 Nutrition Roundtable Meets: Mondays, 12:30–1:30 p.m. Location: Providence Saint Joseph Cardiac Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, 3413 W. Pacific Ave. Suite 202, Burbank Info: 818-953-4494 Low-Cost Vascular Screenings The Vascular Laboratory at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers lowcost screenings by appointment. Tests are performed by registered vascular technologists: carotid artery ultrasound, abdominal aortic ultrasound and anklebrachial index to diagnose peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Meets: By appointment Location: Providence Saint Joseph, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-847-3550

Diabetes Classes Non-Healing Wound Support Do you or does someone you know have a non-healing wound? Free assessment. Info: Providence Tarzana Wound Center, 818-757-8839 Diabetes SelfManagement Classes A two-part class. Meets: Call for dates and times Location: Providence Saint Joseph, Lockheed B & C, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-847-3277 Individual Sessions with a Diabetes Specialist Location: Providence Saint Joseph, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank Info: 818-847-3277 Location: Providence Tarzana, Diabetes Care Center (in the MRI Center building), 18360 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana Info: 818-708-5593; preregistration is mandatory Diabetes 101 & Self-Care Two-part series taught by certified diabetes educators. A physician referral is required. Meets: Wednesdays, 3:30–5 p.m. Location: Providence Holy Cross, 4th Floor Conference Room, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills Info: 818-496-4310 for specific class dates Healthy Living with Diabetes A four-part series in which participants receive important information and training in the skills needed for living with diabetes. Doctor referral required. Meets: Tuesdays evenings; class attendance must begin with session 1

providencehealthonline.org


Location: Providence Tarzana, Diabetes Care Center (in the MRI Center building), 18360 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana Fee: Most insurance companies will pay for this program with physician referral Info: 818-708-5593; preregistration is mandatory Basic Diabetes Education Class Three-hour class that covers the basics of good diabetes care. Doctor referral required. Meets: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Location: Providence Tarzana, Diabetes Care Center (in the MRI Center building), 18360 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana Fee: Most insurance companies will pay for this program with physician referral Info: 818-708-5593; preregistration is mandatory Diabetes and Pregnancy Three-hour class that teaches participants how to control blood sugar during pregnancy. Doctor referral required. Meets: Fridays, 9 a.m.–noon Location: Providence Tarzana, Diabetes Care Center (in the MRI Center building), 18360 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana Fee: Most insurance companies will pay for this program with physician referral Info: 818-708-5593; preregistration is mandatory

Cataracts and Mall Walker Awards Meets: July 13, 9–10 a.m. Location: Burbank Mall, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank Speaker: Dr. Kourosh Eghbali Info: 818-847-4120 Healthy Living Meets: July 14, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Sherman Oaks, 14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks Speaker: Linda Gaul Info: 818-847-4120 Healthy Living and Mall Walker Awards Meets: July 20, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park Speaker: Facey Medical Group Info: 818-847-4120

August LECTURES SOCIAL SECURITY AND YOU Meets: Aug. 10, 9–10 a.m. Location: Burbank Mall, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank Speaker: Social Security Representative Info: 818-847-4120

September LECTURES Bone health Meets: Sept. 8, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Sherman Oaks, 14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks Speaker: Dr. Boyd Flinders Info: 818-847-4120 Navigating Through Cancer Meets: Sept. 9, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia Speaker: Tricia P. Eugenio, R.N., BSN, OCN Info: 818-847-4120 Diabetes and Your eyes Meets: Sept. 14, 9–10 a.m. Location: Burbank Mall, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank Speaker: Dr. Kourosh Eghbali Info: 818-847-4120 Healthy Living Meets: Sept. 21, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park Speaker: Linda Gaul Info: 818-847-4120

July LECTURES

HEALTHY LIVING Meets: Aug. 11, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Sherman Oaks, 14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks Speaker: Linda Gaul Info: 818-847-4120

All lectures for Burbank Mall Walkers and Valencia Mall Walkers are in the Food Court. Lectures for Sherman Oaks are in the Food Court, Mezzanine level. Lectures for Topanga are in the Dining Terrace.

HOW TO STAY ALIVE Meets: Aug. 12, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia Speaker: Sam DiGiovanni, PT Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, PHCMC Info: 818-847-4120

This two-part AARP/Driver Safety Program is for people 55 or older who want to reduce their automobile insurance premiums. You must attend both four-hour sessions to receive your AARP certificate.

Healthy Living and Mall Walker Awards Meets: July 8, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia Speaker: Facey Medical Group Info: 818-847-4120

HEALTHY LIVING Meets: Aug. 17, 9–10 a.m. Location: Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park Speaker: Facey Medical Group Info: 818-847-4120

Meets: June 8, 15; July 13, 20; Aug. 10, 17; 1–5 p.m. Location: Providence Occupational Health Center, 3413 Pacific Ave., Burbank Info: 818-847-4535

providencehealthonline.org

AARP Driver Safety programs

summer 2011 Providence Health | 19


Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center 501 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91505-4809

Non Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE

PAID Providence Health

Low-Cost Mammography Screening* Now Through July 31, 2011 Now, through July 31, 2011, Providence Health & Services is offering low-cost digital screening mammograms for $100.

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center 15031 Rinaldi St. Mission Hills, CA 91346

i Simply call 1-888-HEALING (432-5464) to schedule your appointment at one of our four locations. i Evening and weekend appointments available. Early detection, including mammography, is your best defense against breast cancer since breast cancer is most curable when it’s caught in the early stages. The American Cancer Society recommends annual screening mammograms for all women age 40 and over. Providence Medical Centers are ranked among the Nation’s Best in quality and are accredited by leading national accreditation organizations.

*Screening Mammogram Only

Providence Holy Cross Health Center Porter Ranch 19950 Rinaldi St. Porter Ranch, CA 91326 Providence Saint Joseph Breast Health Center 201 S. Buena Vista St., Suite 200 Burbank, CA 91505 Providence Tarzana Women’s Center 18344 Clark St., Suite 110 Tarzana, CA 91356

www.providence.org/california 1-888-HEALING (1-888-432-5464)


Providence Health - Summer 2011