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The Guernsey Health Foundation and Southeastern Med’s Auxiliary will host the 22nd Annual Golf Challenge at the Cambridge Country Club on May 18th. All proceeds from this year’s golf challenge have been used toward the purchase of patient-handling equipment. The patient-handling equipment is used in all clinical areas of the medical center to assist in the movement of patients. Many patients, who are at risk for falls, are too ill to get out of or into bed and have trouble moving are benefitting from this equipment. The primary purpose is to provide a safer stay for our patients. Each year, Whiteside’s donates an automobile to be given to any golfer who scores a hole-in-one on a designated hole. Pictured with a 2015 Buick Lacrosse are (l to r): Jocelyn Davis, Southeastern Med Auxiliary president; Steven Brooks, vice president of Human Resources at Southeastern Med; Mary Rich, communications/marketing specialist at Southeastern Med; Larry Miller from Peoples Bank, a Grand Sponsor of the golf challenge; Bryan Hardesty from PNC Bank, a Grand Sponsor of the challenge; and Dave Caldwell from Huntington Bank, a Super Sponsor of the golf challenge. Not pictured are representatives from Merrill Lynch and Key Bank, Super Sponsors of the golf challenge. If you are interested in participating in the upcoming golf challenge, please call Rita Nolan, auxiliary coordinator at 439-8151.
At every stage in life, it’s important to take charge of your health and wellness. This is especially true for those who previously or currently smoke cigarettes. Knowing your current risk factors and health status is crucial in maintaining good health and curbing future problems. On Thursday, April 30th, 2015, Southeastern Med will be offering a CT lung cancer screening from 5:30-8:30pm. CT screenings are quick, painless, and are a good test for the detection of lung cancer. Individual results will be interpreted by a board certified radiologist and will be given at the time of the screening.
Each year during National Volunteer Week, Southeastern Med hosts a volunteer appreciation banquet celebrating the volunteers who devote their time and talents to the medical center. In 2014, volunteers provided more than 24,000 hours of service. On April 14th at its annual volunteer recognition dinner, the medical center honored Sandy Thatcher who achieved 3,000 hours of service, by adding her to the Volunteer Honor Roll. Pictured left to right are: Rita Nolan, volunteer coordinator; Ruth Rose, Pauline Lilienthal recipient; Angie Long, RN, MSN/MBA/HC, NEA-BC, Vice President of Nursing Services/ Chief Nursing Officer at Southeastern Med; Sandy Thatcher, Honor Roll recipient; Steve Brooks, Vice President of Human Resources at Southeastern Med; and Jean Morgan, Pauline Lilienthal award recipient. Absent from the photo were Alta Abicht and Rose Ann Davis, Pauline Lilienthal award winners.
Ahhhh! Spring is finally on the horizon. The cold and dreary days we experienced this winter are now filled with sunshine, gardening, picnics, and bike rides. Along with the staples of the season, you’ll probably want to engage in much more physical activity than you did during the bitter winter. Cold weather can get people in a rut when it comes to diet and exercise, and spring is a perfect time to renew your commitment to healthy living—and stick with it! Consider joining Southeastern Med’s Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) class and make permanent lifestyle changes. GLB is a diabetes prevention and education program created to provide a fun and supportive way to learn how to eat healthy and increase physical activity for a lifetime.
In 2013, Beth Mitchell, of Newcomerstown, saw a newspaper article about Southeastern Med’s (GLB) class and decided it was time to make a change. Beth wanted to lose weight and felt that the accountability of a small group would help her achieve and maintain her goals. As someone with high cholesterol and a family history of diabetes, she wanted to stay proactive in preventing health problems. During the course of the (year-long) class, Beth learned about proper nutrition as well as how to healthily monitor her eating. She found that incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and lean meats into her diet gave her the added energy she needed.
Beth also chose to exercise at Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab facility. As someone with asthma, she qualified to exercise at the medically-based fitness center through a physician referral. The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program serves those who are recovering from a serious cardiac disease or are living with a chronic respiratory disorder. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of each individual through medically-based recommendations. Typically, those experiencing cardiac and pulmonary problems begin the program through a physician referral.
The fee for the class is $40. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. GLB is an education and support program, and all physical activity goals will be completed outside of class.
For more information about the class, please call 740-435-2900.
For more than a decade, Southeastern Med has partnered with the Byesville Rotary to conduct health screenings in their community. Our 14th Annual Byesville Health Screening event is scheduled for April 24th, 2015.