The 2011 Mary Beam tile featuring Kennedy’s Bakery
The 2011 Mary Beam tile featuring Kennedy’s Bakery is available for purchase at the Southeastern Med Gift Shop for $15. The sale of the tiles is a fundraising project of Wing 12 Auxiliary. Pictured with the tile are Bobby, Noralee and Patty Kennedy, owners of Kennedy’s Bakery; Rita Nolan, Auxiliary Coordinator; and Kelli Brown, Wing 12 member.

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2011 - This year, Southeastern Med’s Auxiliary Wing 12 is set to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Mary Beam ‘Christmas in Cambridge’ tile collection by featuring the design of Kennedy’s Bakery.

For many Cambridge residents, Kennedy’s Bakery has been a downtown landmark since 1925 when W.A. Kennedy bought the bakery. Today, Bobby and his sister, Patty, the third generation of Kennedys, operate the family business for their mother, Noralee.

A limited supply of 2011 Kennedy’s Bakery tile is available for purchase at the Southeastern Med Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the hospital, for $15.

The Southeastern Med Auxiliary is dedicated to enhancing patient care through community fundraisers. All proceeds from the ‘Christmas in Cambridge’ tile fundraiser will help raise funds for a STERRAD® NX™ System, which is a fast low-temperature sterilizer that will enable the Sterile Processing Department to handle more caseloads and keep the operating rooms running on schedule.

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, May 31, 2011- During the National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) 37th Annual Education Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, May 15-18, Elekta honored Becky Wheeler, Certified Cancer Registrar at Southeastern Med, as the 2011 Registrar of the Year. The award recognizes registrars who make valuable contributions to the success of their registry, as well as extend those contributions to benefit the broader medical facility and community.

“Becky is most deserving of this award,” said E. Edwin Conaway, Jr., MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Southeastern Med. “She is passionate about the Cancer Registry and the contribution that the Registry plays in both cancer treatment and prevention. Southeastern Med has been blessed with her leadership in its Cancer program.”

Recognized for 25 years of service, Wheeler received the award for the passion she brings to the profession, from compiling data that provides valuable information for monitoring and improving cancer treatments to conducting research and targeting prevention and screening programs. Board President of the Guernsey County American Cancer Society, Becky is involved in the Tar Wars program, where she has visited almost every fifth-grade class in Guernsey and Noble counties to educate students on the dangers of smoking. In addition, Becky spearheaded an awareness program, Think Pink, to increase the number of women receiving breast cancer screenings.

Michael McKayCAMBRIDGE, Ohio, July 5, 2011 – Southeastern Med is proud to announce the nomination of Michael McKay RN, BSN, CNOR, CMLSO, for this year’s Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). McKay joined nominees from 76 hospitals from across the state at a recognition dinner on June 15 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.

“I want to extend congratulations to Mike on behalf of Southeastern Med’s Board of Directors, management, and Mike’s co-workers,” said Ray Chorey, President and CEO of Southeastern Med. “Mike has joined an elite group of healthcare providers in Ohio who are acknowledged for their commitment to their profession, their communities, and their hospitals. We are so fortunate to have him as part of our healthcare team.”

Southeastern Med nominated McKay for his 30 years of dedication and service to the medical center. McKay began his career at Southeastern Med in January of 1978. He graduated in 1977 from OU Zanesville with an associate degree in Nursing. He later earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University in 1994. He also was the first nurse at Southeastern Med to become a certified for perioperative nurse (CNOR), as well as a certified medical laser safety officer (CMLSO).

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Women’s Auxiliary, with assistance from the Men’s Auxiliary Post 3760, recently donated $1,000 to Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Women’s Auxiliary recently donated $1,000 to Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit. Shown presenting the check to the unit are front row: Don Huston, vice president of Marketing, Planning and Development at Southeastern Med, Audra Garrett, Women’s Auxiliary member; Helen Laughman, president of the Women’s Auxiliary; Howard Meyer, Men’s Auxiliary member; Michelle Carter, EP; and Kim Orr, RRT. Back Row: Richard Garrett, commander of VFW Post 3760 and Bob Calaway, pulmonary rehabilitation patient at Southeastern Med. The Auxiliary, with assistance from the Men’s Auxiliary Post 3760, raised money for the donation through raffles, a Valentine’s dance and many other fundraisers. The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit plans to use the money to buy new exercise equipment.

Southeastern Med has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.  The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

“The Breast Center Accreditation is a wonderful accomplishment made possible due to a committed effort by all members of the breast care team at Southeastern Med,” said Michael Sarap, M.D., surgeon with Southeastern Ohio Physicians, Inc. and Southeastern Med medical staff member. “The award takes into account available diagnostic modalities, including mammography, ultrasound, MRI and radiologic breast biopsy techniques, therapeutic treatments, which include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and breast support services, including support groups, breast navigators, education, genetics testing and many other services. The accreditation affirms that state-of-the-art care and support services have been provided and will continue to be provided to all area women with breast cancer and benign breast disease. While there are some specialty services, like breast reconstruction, that must be coordinated with other institutions, local women should be comforted and reassured that the breast care they receive by the professionals at Southeastern Med is of the highest quality.”

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, May 18, 2011 – Nagging pain in the hip and knee forces more than 500,000 people to undergo joint replacement surgery each year. And for years, doctors asked younger patients to live with the pain to avoid revision surgery a decade down the road. Those days are officially over.

Corey A. Jackson, DO, orthopedic surgeon at Southeastern Med, now offers a solution called Verilast Technology. It’s a metal alloy – oxinium – that has the feel of a ceramic and is supported by new FDA approved evidence. This smoother surface allows less scratching and less wear. It can last 30 years, while the old chrome cersion lasted just 15. And simulations show, after three decades the alloy has 81 percent less wear than three years of the chrome.

Join Dr. Jackson and Sara Saft, MS, PA-C as they take you step-by-step through the new 30 year hip and knee replacement, as well as the direct anterior approach to hip replacement surgery on May 25, from 6-7 p.m. at Southeastern Med, located at 1341 Clark St., in Cambridge.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration to the presentation is required by May 24. To register for the presentation, please call 740-439-8187.