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Southeastern Med Auxiliary Wing 12 members are preparing for the 47th Annual Daffodil Luncheon to be held on April 25 at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center with doors opening at 11:30 am. Tickets for the event are available for $25. You may purchase your ticket from Wing 12 member, Connie McVey at 432-7148 or Rita Nolan, Auxiliary and Volunteer Coordinator at Southeastern Med at 439-8151. Those attending have the opportunity to win door prizes as well as purchase Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle tickets, and quilt tickets. A delicious luncheon and style show featuring formal and casual wear for this spring and summer will delight every lady. Pictured above with this year's quilt are Wing 12 members (l to r): Angela DeVore, Tina Todd & Amanda Cox. Quilt tickets will be available from any Wing 12 member, the Southeastern Med Gift Shop, and Nothing But Chocolate in downtown Cambridge. For more information, please call Rita at 439-8151.
Southeastern Med is here to help you reach your positive lifestyle goals and the Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) Program ™ is one of the comprehensive programs made available to you. GLB provides education to help you develop a plan to reach a healthy balance through diet and exercise. This program is designed for non-diabetic, overweight individuals age 18 and older with risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The program costs $40 and the next session starts on Wednesday, April 29th from 5-6pm at Southeastern Med’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services facility. For more information or to register, please call 740-435-2946.
One in four people age 60 and older experience disordered breathing during sleep. For most the problem is mild. It becomes more frequent and severe for those who have congestive heart failure or neurological disorders. Most people with central sleep apnea are more aware of frequent awakenings than those with obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common and severe form of apnea. Snoring is often an early warning signal that there is a problem.
On Monday, April 6th, 2015, at 6 pm Southeastern Med’s diabetes support group will host a monthly meeting at the Community HealthLink. The Community HealthLink is located on the corner of Clark Street and Edgeworth Avenue in Cambridge. Dr. Eyad Mahayri, MD, FCCP, Chief of Staff and director of Critical Care Unit, Pulmonary Services, and Sleep Lab at Southeastern Med, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming meeting. Dr. Mahayri will be speaking on sleep apnea syndrome. Even if you don’t wish to join the support group but would like to learn more, we still encourage you to attend this session.
The diabetes support group meetings are free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information about Southeastern Med’s diabetes support group, please contact Chris Vesalenek RN and diabetes educator at 740-435-2888.
Denise Phillips, MSN, RNBC, nursing education instructor and Lifeline of Ohio co- liaison at Southeastern Med was recently awarded Lifeline of Ohio’s “Liaison of the Year” award. This prestigious honor recognizes Phillips for her dedication and innovation as a hospital liaison in promoting organ, eye and tissue donation. Since joining Southeastern Med in 1979, Denise’s experiences include being a charge nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), staff nurse in the Emergency Department, nursing supervision, education instructor, and clinical adjunct faculty. She also serves on various medical center committees to help meet the needs of our growing community.
For the past 13 years, Phillips has served as a co-liaison for Lifeline of Ohio by facilitating the (organ, eye, and tissue) donation process at Southeastern Med. She coordinates awareness efforts from flag raisings to donation stations. Phillips chose to take on this important role for both personal and professional reasons. From a personal standpoint, Phillips has a bone graft with hardware in her knee from an accident 20 years ago, where she was told by an orthopedic surgeon that she would never work again. Phillips begged him to find something that would potentially help, as she was a single parent of 2 young children. The surgeon said he could try a graft but couldn't guarantee if it would be successful or how long it would work. Through her personal experiences, Phillips gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the blessing of donation. Today, Phillips is healthy, happy and thankful to play a part in giving others the gift of higher quality life through eye, organ, and tissue donation.
When describing why she chose a nursing career, Phillips explained, “When I was deciding on a profession, all I knew was I wanted to help people. I thought the greatest gift I could give to this world would be to help relieve suffering, heal diseases, and save lives. Having experienced personal tragedies, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others facing similar dilemmas.” Denise is such an asset to Southeastern Med and to our community as a whole.
Lifeline of Ohio is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissue for transplantation. Lifeline of Ohio provides services to 72 hospitals and the communities they serve through its procurement and tissue coordinators, and other professional staff.
Superior Med , LLC. recently updated its website making it even easier for you to take an active role in your healthcare journey. Through the website, you’re now able to learn more about each physician, register and securely view your medical records through the Superior Access Portal, download necessary forms, and safely make payments. The site is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community through simple access and easy navigation.