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Fall 2016

Anamosa | Cedar Rapids | Dubuque | Waterloo

CELEBRATING MORE BIRTHDAYS Marion man thankful for expert heart care PAGE 2

A journey to better health Diabetes diagnosis leads to weight loss PAGE 4

Finley Hospital expansion Historic project unveiled PAGE 6

Saving tiny lives Specialized care for premature babies PAGE 10

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What’s

Health news you can use.

Health clips

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Inside

2 - 3 Celebrating more birthdays A Marion man is grateful to the

UnityPoint Health team for diagnosing and treating his heart attack.

4 - 5 A journey to better health

How a diabetes diagnosis and a doctor’s guidance motivated a local woman to lose weight.

6 - 7 Finley Hospital expansion

A closer look at the expanded care areas ready to serve the growing Dubuque community.

after a motorcycle accident.

for premature babies.

Why become a UnityPoint Health nurse?

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For your health

Ask the expert

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Changes in vision (eyes)

Suicidal or homicidal feelings

Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea

Fainting spells or sudden dizziness or weakness

Coughing or vomiting blood

10 - 11 Saving tiny lives Regional NICU provides specialized care

Confusion or sudden change in mental status

8 - 9 Road to recovery Expert care helps a Fairbank man recover

ACCORDING TO OUR ER DOCTORS SYMPTOMS THAT REQUIRE A TRIP TO THE ER INCLUDE:

What seems like an emergency to some people may not seem like a necessity to others. The bottom line is – if it’s an emergency to you or a loved one – it’s an emergency to our doctors and nurses. Patients should always err on the side of safety and get a significant injury or illness checked – especially if you cannot explain what is causing it.

REASONS to visit the Emergency Room

Timely health and medical news.

Difficulty breathing and/or shortness of breath

Chest or upper abdominal pain, or pressure in the chest area

Uncontrolled bleeding

If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to a UnityPoint Health hospital.

Fall 2016 LiveWell magazine is produced by UnityPoint Health®. P.O. Box 3026 | Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-3026 (319) 369-7395 | unitypoint.org

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Health Clips Watch LiveWell with UnityPoint Health® Want the latest health and medical news from your UnityPoint Health hospital? Be sure and tune in for LiveWell with UnityPoint Health during the KCRG-TV9 and KWWL-TV evening news at 10 p.m. on Mondays. UnityPoint Health doctors discuss topics like heart disease, new surgeries and treatment options, which may benefit you or your family’s health. If you have a topic you’d like to know more about email us at stlukescr@unitypoint.org. Missed an episode? Don’t worry!

New Medicare Advantage Program just for seniors UnityPoint Health teamed up with Minnesota-based HealthPartners to create a new insurance company called HealthPartners UnityPoint Health. HealthPartners UnityPoint Health is equally-owned and managed by both companies. HealthPartners UnityPoint Health combines the strengths of UnityPoint Health and HealthPartners to align health care and insurance coverage through the same team. Pending regulatory approval, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health will begin selling Medicare Advantage health insurance plans to the general public in 30 counties in Iowa and Illinois starting October 15, 2016.

Details on the Medicare Advantage plans are shared at unitypoint.org.

We will repeat each segment on the Tuesday morning news from 6 – 7 a.m. or you can find them at unitypoint.org/livewell.

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UnityPoint Health has a new way to listen to patients. We’ve initiated our own online insight community panel called UnityPoint Health Insiders.

Share your opinions and make a difference with UnityPoint Health® >>Insiders<< Join our panel and take our short online surveys each month. As an Insider, your feedback and ideas directly impact how we provide care. Plus, for each survey completed, you’ll be automatically entered into our monthly prize drawings!

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Mark Buck enjoys spending time with his grandchildren Callie and Jack.

Celebrating more birthdays Mark Buck was attending his grandson’s birthday party in Monticello when he suddenly felt sick to his stomach.

“I didn’t experience what I would call classic heart attack symptoms,” recalled Buck. “I didn’t feel any pain but I was very nauseous.” He excused himself and went to the restroom. His son went to check on

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him and at that point Buck said he was going home to rest. “My son suggested we call an ambulance and I remember telling him I just wanted to go home,” said Buck. “My son then said, ‘I will take you to Jones Regional Medical Center.’”

JONES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Located in Anamosa, Jones Regional Medical Center cares for more than 5,500 people each month and specializes in 24-hour emergency care, lab, radiology, outpatient clinics, surgeries and rehabilitation services. “The ER staff at Jones was excellent,” said Buck. “They did a full work-up and initially the EKG and blood tests didn’t immediately point to a heart attack. They were persistent and waited several hours and tested me again.” “EKGs are a screening tool that allows us to act quickly to help identify and treat some of the causes of chest pain,” said Tanya Decker, MD, Jones


UnityPoint Health Heart Care

Regional Medical Center ER. “His case was atypical because his initial EKG did not show abnormalities, and the blood test for troponin, a cardiac marker used to help identify a heart attack, was also negative. His tests were repeated hours later, and it was at that point the troponin was positive, signaling he was indeed having a heart attack. This process of later ruling in for a heart attack occurs rarely.” Buck was transferred by ambulance to St. Luke’s where he initially had a heart catheterization procedure. “We determined Mark had too many heart blockages to stent and he would require open-heart surgery,” said Hisham Wagdy, MD, UnityPoint Clinic Cardiology. “We look at many factors to determine if someone needs bypass surgery, we look at how many blockages they have, the location and ease of accessing and opening these blockages. The biggest factor with Mark is he had diabetes and individuals with diabetes tend to do better with bypass surgery than angioplasty.”

mending hearts with this life saving procedure since 1978. “Our heart surgery program is really a well-oiled machine – from the time a patient gets admitted to discharge, and beyond. Everyone involved in the patient’s care is genuinely invested in the patient’s outcome,” said Mir Wasif Ali, MD, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa cardiothoracic surgeon. “One unique thing about our program is we use more radial arteries than the national average. Nationally the radial artery is used as a conduit only in about six percent of all open-heart surgery cases. Our program uses them in nearly 50 percent of cases. It’s a well-known fact arterial grafts typically stay open longer than vein grafts. This correlates directly with overall survival and translates into better long-term outcomes for our patients.” “I really credit the team at Jones Regional for getting to the bottom of things and determining I was having a heart attack,” said Buck. “I remember

very good, solid care at St. Luke’s and I’m thankful for the nurses and doctors in the intensive care unit, cardiac units and cardiac rehab for their exceptional care. I was also fortunate to receive assistance from St. Luke’s Spiritual Care team, in particular Rev. Wyatt Dagit, to fill out an advanced health care plan – all of this support gave me peace of mind during a personal crisis.” “The amount of damage Mark’s heart sustained was microscopic,” said Dr. Wagdy. “He’s seeing me on a regular basis, taking cholesterol-lowering medication and continuing lifestyle modifications.” Buck credits his heart attack with his renewed attitude and gratefulness for life. “I am thankful to have many more family birthday parties in my future,” said Buck.

To learn more about UnityPoint Health Heart Care Services near you visit unitypoint.org.

OPEN-HEART SURGERY St. Luke’s is the only Cedar Rapids hospital with a dedicated heart and vascular institute and has one of the most experienced and respected open-heart surgery programs in Eastern Iowa. St. Luke’s open-heart team has won numerous awards and has been

Members of the National Award winning Top 50 Heart Hospital open-heart surgery team in St. Luke’s OR.

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Robbin O’Neal celebrates her weight loss with Dr. Gati Dhroove.

“My go-to food was always cakes, cookies and chips,” recalled O’Neal. “I would eat all that stuff you are not supposed to have. That was my breakfast, lunch and dinner.” O’Neal found out the hard way her eating habits were taking their toll on her health when she was diagnosed with diabetes. “I remember telling Robbin she needed to start taking medication to get her blood sugar under control,” said Gati Droove, MD, UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty. “She seemed so shocked. I believe lifestyle changes are often underestimated. It is very important to consider lifestyle modifications along with medications so we had a frank discussion about her daily routines and identified areas to change.”

A WAKE-UP CALL

A journey to

better health A year ago Robbin O’Neal would eat cookies or a bag of chips for lunch. She’d often wash it down with 104 ounces of regular soda a day.

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“Prior to that appointment, I remember Dr. Dhroove telling me in so many words I needed to change my ways. I didn’t initially take her suggestions seriously. When she put me on medication – that was the wake-up call I needed to make some serious changes.” The first thing O’Neal did was ditch the soda. She instead reached for two bottles of water on her way to work. Just cutting out soda and junk food alone helped her drop 16 pounds in three months. “We set up a follow-up plan for her,” said Dr. Dhroove. “She had education through UnityPoint Clinic on healthy


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“ I have a partnership with my patients and it’s up to both of us to work together as a team to do what we can to prevent future health problems.” Gati Droove, MD UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty

eating so she had the knowledge to put into action. I was able to monitor her weight loss through periodic touch base sessions. She kept a journal, which recorded what she ate and twice a day blood sugar checks.”

you start achieving those short-term goals you feel successful. It’s important to your long-term success, which is ultimately making lifestyle changes. It takes days, months and years to change the behavior you have been doing most of your life.”

“Nowadays I stay away from fast food,” said O’Neal. “I use a salad plate as my dinner plate. I don’t go back for seconds and I eat real food – fruits, vegetables and protein. I generally stay away from processed foods, carbs and sugar.”

Since she began her journey to better health a little over a year ago – O’Neal has lost about 50 pounds.

my soda. I feel good. I keep going back to those early frank discussions I had with Dr. Dhroove. I remember thinking back then – ‘why am I going to the doctor and wasting her time and mine if I don’t do something and make some positive changes?’ It was up to me all along – I had to want to make these changes and I’m so glad I did.” “It feels good I can make a positive difference in a patient’s life,” said Dr. Dhroove. “I have a partnership with my patients and it’s up to both of us to work together as a team to do what we can to prevent future health problems.” As for O’Neal – her blood sugar is down, which prompted Dr. Dhroove to reduce her diabetes medication. She’s now hoping to get off diabetes medication soon – all thanks to her healthy eating and weight loss.

GOAL SETTING

“I looked at what I was eating and realized it’s a lot of empty calories,” said O’Neal. “I was eating many things I just didn’t need. I don’t miss

“Whenever I talk with a patient about making changes to their diet – I emphasize short-term and long-term goals,” said Dr. Dhroove. “It’s important to have both. Once

Find your partner in health today. Go to unitypoint.org/findadoctor to find a UnityPoint Clinic provider.

HEALTHY EATING

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EXERCISE WEIGHT LOSS

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BETTER HEALTH

 Control blood pressure

Total cholesterol is improved

 Control blood sugar level

 Reduce your long-term risks

 Feel better

for heart attacks & stroke

 Bonus: Your clothes  More motivated fit better

Source: Dr. Gati Dhroove, UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty LiveWell | Fall 2016 |

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Finley Opens New ER, Surgical Suites and Heart Center This summer marked a historical moment for UnityPoint Health® – Finley Hospital. The 70,000 square foot addition, known as the Grandview Expansion, officially opened its doors in Dubuque and the Tri-State area and is taking health care to the next level. FIRST FLOOR

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT Finley’s new emergency room (ER) is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the growing needs of the Dubuque community. Over 25,000 patients visited Finley’s ER last year and the number continues to rise. The new ER is more efficient, provides greater privacy and better care. Features include: • 16 treatment rooms, including two trauma rooms, one gynecology room and two dedicated behavioral health rooms • Provides easier access for Imaging Services

SECOND FLOOR

• Direct access to Finley’s Babka Surgery Center and the Flexsteel Cath Lab • Efficient floor plan enables staff to respond and care for patients quickly

BABKA SURGERY CENTER

The second floor of the Grandview Expansion houses Finley’s Babka Surgery Center, which has nearly doubled in size. New surgical suites are the first phase of enhancements. A second phase includes remodeling the old surgery suites to expand the Surgery Center and adding amenities such as a larger family waiting area and consultation rooms. Features include: • Eight new general operating rooms • Two special procedure rooms • Rooms are larger to accommodate advanced technology such as robotic surgery

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UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital

Donation to Finley’s Grandview Expansion Honors Long-Time Employee Many Finley Hospital employees would recognize the name “Doug Miller” as belonging to one of the most dedicated and hardworking staff members at Finley. Walking the halls, staff in any department inevitably run into Doug, as he works behind the scenes in Environmental Services to help keep the hospital functioning. Donna Miller, Doug’s mother, explains that they travel across the country and often come across people who recognize Doug. “I always say, well who is that,” mentions Donna. “Doug replies, ‘They work at Finley.’

So we say everybody must work at Finley!” Doug is recognized because of the hard work he puts in at the hospital, but now people may start to recognize his name for a different reason. With the opening of Finley’s new emergency room, located on the first floor of the Grandview Expansion, Doug’s name adorns the wall of the new nurses’ station. Upon entering the ER, visitors and staff will see “Douglas Miller Nurses’ Station” – in honor of the dedicated employee.

THIRD FLOOR

Pictured Left to Right: Doug Miller, Donna Miller, Bob Miller, Lynne Oyen.

The Miller Family surprised Doug – making the donation in his honor. The Millers have had a long history at Finley Hospital and in Dubuque. “We think the world of Finley Hospital,” said Bob Miller, Doug’s father.

HEART CENTER Finley’s Heart and Vascular Center, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab and UnityPoint Clinic® Cardiology makes up the third floor heart services. The newly consolidated heart services mean patients can receive coordinated care – all in one area of the hospital. From the patient arriving with chest pain in the ER, to receiving treatment in the Cath Lab – faster care is there when time is of the essence. Features include: • State-of-the-art heart catheterization lab

• Dedicated imaging for heart care

• Cardiac and pulmonary gym with expanded education center

• New Cardiac Outpatient Center

To donate to the Grandview Expansion Project, call the Finley Health Foundation at (563) 589-2485. LiveWell | Fall 2016 |

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Road to

recovery

Mike and Judy Duffy maintain their love of motorcycles.

When he was 1,000 miles from home, Mike Duffy wasn’t sure how or when he would get back.

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His journey has been long in more ways than one, but inpatient rehabilitation put the destination within reach.

arrangements to fly back to Waterloo and be admitted to UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital.

A harrowing motorcycle accident put Duffy, 62, in the intensive care unit in a Georgia hospital. Once he was medically cleared to do so – nearly a month later – Duffy made special

“We were walking through the Allen parking lot about three weeks before the accident and I told them, if anything happens to me, then bring me back here,” Duffy said.

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After losing control of his motorcycle on a Georgia highway, Duffy’s injuries were numerous and serious. There were fractures in his vertebrae, arm and leg. There was trauma to his abdomen, chest and head. “In a lot of the pictures I’ve seen, I could’ve bowed out and went the other way,” said Duffy. “My oldest boy said ‘it wasn’t your time, dad – you have too much hell to raise.’ I told him to not to tell everybody that.”


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UnityPoint Health hospitals

“ His swallowing ability returned, his cognitive skills improved, we worked on his walking and got him up with a walker. It was pretty much a 180-degree turnaround.” Farid Manshadi, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Allen Hospital.

SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT Everyone admitted to rehab has a starting point. Duffy was unable to walk, had trouble sitting up, needed a nasogastric tube for necessary nutrients and experienced severe defects with his memory and cognitive ability. “He couldn’t do anything as far as daily activities or mobility. Everything was shot when he came to us,” said Farid Manshadi, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Allen Hospital. Everyone who is discharged from rehab has made the necessary progress to sufficiently function back at home. While Duffy may not return completely to the life he had before, he will be the first to count his blessings for Dr. Manshadi and the rest of the rehab staff that helped him return home two months after his accident. “When he came in, he couldn’t even walk three feet and was exhausted, even sitting up in his chair was a challenge for him,” said Duffy’s wife,

Judy. “From what he’s been through to where he is today is amazing. The team at Allen has been wonderful.”

LIFE IN THE HOSPITAL Spending a month in the hospital in order to get well was necessary, but it meant missing a benefit event in Duffy’s honor that was put on in his hometown of Fairbank. Instead, he joined the party via Skype from his hospital room, and it signaled a step forward in his recovery. “It was a perfect example of how far he’d come,” Judy Duffy said. “When he first got here, he would ask if I was coming in to see him, and I had to tell him I had been here every day to see him. When he went to Skype, he has a passcode and needs to hit all sorts of buttons to get in there. I showed him one night, and he could do it perfect two days later.” Duffy’s progress was the result of gait and balance training to get him back on his feet, speech therapy and activities to restore his memory and organizational skills.

Another important part of inpatient rehab is recreational and music therapy, which involve activities that make life in the hospital more enjoyable and ultimately help patients integrate the skills learned in treatment settings for use in community environments. All of it helped Duffy cover the final couple miles to get back home. “He walked out of our rehab unit,” said Dr. Manshadi. “His swallowing ability returned, his cognitive skills improved, we worked on his walking and got him up with a walker. It was pretty much a 180-degree turnaround.” “They understood how I was and how I used to do things,” Duffy explained. “Every day I would do something progressive and more challenging. The care of the staff – you feel that they really care.”

Learn more about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at unitypoint.org.

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“It was very scary and I think we were in shock when they told me I was going to deliver early,” said Trisha. “We had just put the crib together the weekend before I gave birth but we didn’t have a mattress yet and we registered for baby classes at St. Luke’s but we weren’t able to take them because she arrived three months early.” “Trisha had high blood pressure and had been put on bed rest,” said Justin. “The doctor told us they wanted to try and get the baby to stay in utero until she was about 34 weeks gestation (40 weeks is full term) but Trisha’s condition started to deteriorate pretty fast and Jaelyn was born just three days later.”

Born at just 28 weeks gestation, Jaelyn was roughly the same size as the bear she is hugging.

A light at the end of the tunnel Justin and Trisha Bressler were nowhere near ready for the arrival of their daughter, Jaelyn. The Cedar Rapids couple thought she was going to be their April fools baby with an April 2 due date.

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Jaelyn was born via C-section on January 12, 2014, at 28 weeks gestation. She weighed one pound, 15 ounces and was 13 ¾ inches long. “I was able to see her briefly after she was born,” said Trisha. “I remember she was really small and was sent to the NICU right away. I was pretty sick and out of it. Justin was able to go up to be with Jaelyn in the NICU.” “She was so tiny but very strong,” recalled Justin. “I was watching the doctors and nurses work on her and she was fighting them - yanking her cords out as they were putting them in. The doctors and nurses did a great job of describing what they were doing for her. I wanted to stand out of the way and let them take care of her


NICU care at UnityPoint Health

“ The survival rate for babies born at 28 weeks is about 95 percent so they typically have some acute problems at birth, particularly respiratory distress, but with appropriate nutrition, these babies usually grow and develop healthily.” Dennis Rosenblum, MD, neonatologist

but the NICU team was great about telling me to get in there and take pictures.”

ADVANCED NICU CARE St. Luke’s is the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as determined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the Cedar Rapids’ area. Other hospitals like Allen in Waterloo transfer premature babies to St. Luke’s when they are born under 30 weeks gestation or are in need of additional support. St. Luke’s has a comprehensive team of neonatologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and respiratory therapists all whom are specially trained to provide care to extremely premature babies. “The younger the gestational age – the more potential complications are likely,” said Dennis Rosenblum, MD, neonatologist. “The survival rate for babies born at 28 weeks is about 95 percent so they typically have some acute problems at birth, particularly respiratory distress, but with appropriate nutrition, these babies usually grow and develop healthily. Jaelyn needed

some breathing assistance and supplemental oxygen the first several weeks in the hospital, but overall she did really well.”

OVERWHELMING FEELING “Having a child in the NICU is overwhelming at first but the doctors and nurses at St. Luke’s were so great at explaining everything,” said Trisha. “Everyone I met from the housekeeping to the respiratory staff to the nurses and doctors – they were all amazing. I knew Jaelyn was in good hands. It was a very reassuring feeling.” “It’s somewhat ironic we ended up in the NICU because I vaguely remember touring the NICU before Jaelyn was born,” recalled Justin. “We didn’t pay close attention because we didn’t think we’d ever use the NICU. I don’t think anyone thinks they’ll have a premature baby.”

A SIGN “One thing that sticks with me is – while we weren’t really ready to welcome Jaelyn so early – we did have her name picked out,” said Trisha.

“I remember reading the Winter 2014 issue of this magazine and there was a story about premature triplets. One of the triplets’ names was Jaelyn and I thought to myself that’s not really a common name – it must be a sign everything will be OK. It gave us such comfort. My hope is someone will read this article like I did and know it’s going to be OK. The feeling of being overwhelmed and that the NICU stay will never end – I want other parents to know there is light at the end of the tunnel you will get through it. The staff at St. Luke’s will lead you out. We made it.” Today they are definitely in a better place – enjoying their spunky, funloving two-year-old daughter who would rather play with her toys than sit for photographers.

Schedule your tour of UnityPoint Health birth suites today. Cedar Rapids: (319) 369-8129 Dubuque: (563) 557-2837 Waterloo: (319) 235-3620

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Ask the

Expert

Why become a UnityPoint Health® nurse? UnityPoint Health nurses are on the front lines of providing the “unity” of coordinated care around our patients. The UnityPoint Health vision for health care is to provide the, “best outcome, every patient, every time.” “This organization has always put patients and families first,” said Mary Hagen, UnityPoint Health – Waterloo vice president and chief nursing executive. “We empower our nurses to build relationships with patients, their families, doctors and one another. Our nurses are empowered to work as an integral member of the health care team. They connect the dots and help facilitate communication between the doctor, patient and family. They are educators, navigators and caregivers. They are the backbone of our organization.”

SUPPORTIVE CULTURE UnityPoint Health is creating a culture where leaders want to lead, physicians want to practice, staff want to have a career and patients must have their care. “I’m a perfect example of this message,” said Hagen. “I’ve worked with UnityPoint Health for 39 years and when I think of my own career I started as a bedside nurse, from there I taught at the nursing school and eventually my

various roles in nursing brought me to what I am doing now. It has been very rewarding and a great organization to work for. I have been supported in numerous ways through the years.” Hagen points to the culture of UnityPoint Health, which values, invests and celebrates not only its nurses but all team members and doctors. It’s an organization that supports choices. “There are a lot of opportunities for nurses at UnityPoint Health,” said Hagen. “They can choose to work in the hospital, clinic, hospice, occupational medicine, home care or education. Really the opportunities are endless. We also span three states: Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin – so you can pick and choose your nursing role and where you want to work.”

CONTINUING EDUCATION Not only does UnityPoint Health have many options for growth but continuing education is encouraged and supported with generous tuition

Mary Hagen, UnityPoint Health – Waterloo vice president and chief nursing executive

reimbursement and other career development opportunities. “I can’t think of anything else I would have rather done with my life than be a nurse,” said Hagen. “There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction. We are part of a person’s best and worst day. I can be there at the birth of a baby and I can hold your hand as you are passing away or I can support your family. Patients give us our inspiration and there are never two alike – it’s such a meaningful career and UnityPoint Health is there to support its nurses every step of the way.”

Find your career with us today at unitypoint.org/careers.

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For your

Health

Allen Hospital offers new Community Cancer Center Allen Hospital is committed to providing a wide range of services to patients in the Cedar Valley and is expanding its cancer capabilities with a new Community Cancer Center. Individuals fighting cancer now have the UnityPoint Health – Waterloo Community Cancer Center as a

trusted resource. The Center, located at 3530 W. 4th Street, is made up of a group of dedicated specialists led by Medical Director Anusha Reddy Madadi, MD. The team is experienced in treating adult cancers and is backed by the most advanced cancer-fighting technology.

For more information about the Community Cancer Center in Waterloo, call (319) 233-2701, Cedar Rapids: (319) 558-4876, Dubuque: (563) 589-2268.

Dubuque Urgent Care Clinics Illnesses and injuries don’t always happen during regular business hours. Urgent Care Clinics provide walk-in, non-emergency care at convenient times every day of the week.

NOW OPEN! RAISING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS St. Luke’s is once again teaming up with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women with a one in eight lifetime risk. Join the RoughRiders as they donate $2 from every ticket purchased to Nassif Community Cancer Center Spirit Fund, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients in need.

For tickets, call (319) 261 GOAL or visit ridertownusa.com/tickets.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 Cedar Rapids Ice Arena 1100 Rockford Rd. | Cedar Rapids

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West 2255 JFK Rd., Dubuque

OPENING FALL 2016 UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – East 1550 University Avenue, Dubuque at the current site of Finley’s Babka Center

HOURS: Sunday – Saturday | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (563) 589-4960

For more information go to, unitypoint.org.

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From sniffles to sprains, URGENT CARE HAS YOU COVERED.

At UnityPoint Clinic® Urgent Care, we understand that illnesses and injuries don’t always occur during regular business hours. UnityPoint Clinic offers urgent care when you need health care and your regular provider isn’t available. Urgent Care provides treatment for the minor illnesses and injuries such as: • Colds

• Coughs

• Infections

• Fevers

• Sore throats

• Flu

• Earaches

• Burns

• Sprains

• Cuts

• Allergies

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LOCATIONS Anamosa 1795 Hwy. 64 East (319) 481-6291

Hours: Monday – Friday: 3 – 8 p.m. Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Hiawatha 1001 N. Center Point Rd. Ste. C (319) 375-6100

Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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