Couple those lists with CDC statistics that say men are 1.5 times more likely to die from heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases than women, and that men die an average of five years sooner than women, and you’d think men would be beating a path to their physicians’ doors. So why aren’t they? Perhaps they’re busy with work or family obligations or they’re downplaying their symptoms to avoid alarming their loved ones.
But those annual checkups and acute care visits are vital to monitoring important health stats like blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Plus, men over the age of 50 should be getting a regular prostate health screening to stave off any issues such as prostate cancer or BPH.
If you, or the men in your life, haven’t had an annual checkup, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician today. Don’t have a family doctor? Find one near you using our handy physician finder here.
During National Hospital Week, Southeastern Med is proud to announce that VHA Inc., a national healthcare network, has recognized Southeastern Med for its ongoing commitment to providing the community with excellent healthcare by exceeding national standards for operational excellence. Southeastern Med is committed to the wellbeing of our community by continually demonstrating high standards of performance, excellence, achievement and knowledge.
The 2014 VHA Leadership Central PEAK Award for Excellence honors organizations that have achieved and sustained excellence in clinical performance. Southeastern Med was recently honored at the VHA’s Regional CEO/Executive Leader meeting on April 9th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ray Chorey, president and CEO of Southeastern Med, and Angie Long, RN, MSN/MBA/HC, NEA-BC, vice president of clinical services and chief nursing officer at Southeastern Med, were present to accept this prestigious honor.
As part of the Partnership for Patients as a participant in VHA’s Hospital Engagement Network, Southeastern Med met the initiative goals by reducing hospital readmissions by 20% and reducing hospital-acquired harm by 40% over a two-year period. The medical center demonstrated this ability by anticipating and sustaining results for the first four quarters.
VHA serves more than 5,000 health care organizations nationwide, representing over a quarter of the America’s hospitals. VHA, Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes.
Southeastern Med will host a community health screening on Friday, June 26 from 7-9 a.m. for individuals ages 18 and older at the New Concord Village Hall in New Concord.
The screening consists of a health profile package, which includes a complete blood count, a comprehensive metabolic panel, a lipid profile and a hemoglobin A1C for $60. Participants may choose to also have a TSH (thyroid) and PSA (prostate) screening performed for $25 each. The health profile package screening requires a 10 to 12 hour fast with only water permitted. Those participating can still take any morning medications as usual.
Registration for this health screening is required; walk-ins will not be accepted. Registration begins June 1st. For more information or to register, call 740-435-2900.