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Woodlawn Dental Donates to Southeastern Med’s Cambridge Regional Cancer Center

Woodlawn DentalWoodlawn Dental Center Inc. recently made a generous donation to Southeastern Med’s Cambridge Regional Cancer Center. During the month of October, the Woodlawn Dental staff raised funds specifically to assist cancer center patients. The staff had a goal of raising $300, but ended up raising $963 through activities such as a penny raffle, bake sales, grab bags, and selling breast cancer awareness buttons, bracelets and t-shirts. Dr. Maximo rounded the donation total to $1000! This donation will be used to assist patients in various ways during treatment. Pictured are Dr. Maximo; Dr. Harris; members of the Woodlawn Dental staff; Sharon Gay, RNC, breast health navigator at Southeastern Med; and Ray Chorey, President and CEO of Southeastern Med. Southeastern Med’s Cambridge Regional Cancer Center is very grateful for the Woodlawn Dental staff for their donation. If you and/or your business would like to make a donation to benefit cancer patients in our community, please contact Bonnie Burns, MBA-HC, BBA manager of the Cancer Registry, at 740-439-8156 or Sharon Gay, RN-C breast health navigator, 740-439-8117. For more information about Southeastern Med or the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center, please visit

Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announce Affiliation

CBCPictured are members of Southeastern Med’s Childbirth Center with a telemedicine machine. This advanced equipment is used as a means of real-time communication between Southeastern Med and Nationwide Children’s.

Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, have announced an affiliation as of today. Nationwide Children’s is nationally recognized as one of only ten children’s hospitals on U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll” and is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institute of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities in the U.S. Beginning today, Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and Nationwide will be collaborating on various programs that benefit pediatric patients in our community through high-quality, cost effective care.

The agreement allows access to Nationwide Children Hospital’s physicians, physician and nurse education, and clinical care within Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center. “We are excited to solidify our relationship with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in efforts to enhance our pediatric and neonatal care locally. By combining the resources and expertise of Nationwide Children’s Hospital with that of our current pediatricians, we will be able to provide the highest level of care to our patients,” explained Angie Long RN, MSN/MBA/HC, NEA-BC, Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Ed Conaway, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center echoed these sentiments when saying, “Southeastern Med is fortunate to have established this affiliation with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It will not only help us to continue to provide quality care to our pediatric patients and provide educational resources to our healthcare providers, it will facilitate access for our patients to this nationwide leader in pediatric care.”

This partnership will further enhance the pediatric care provided to patients in our community, ensuring that children in Cambridge receive the best care possible. “ Nationwide Children’s Hospital is pleased to collaborate with Southeastern Med to enhance neonatal and pediatric care in Guernsey county and surrounding communities, said Darrell Mosby, Vice President of Regional Development at Nationwide Children’s. “Our neonatologists and pediatric specialists are looking forward to working with the hospital and community physicians to provide care that keeps patient-families close to home.”

“We are extremely proud and excited to be affiliated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and feel that the various resources that will now be afforded to us here in the community hospital setting will enable us to stay up-to-date with current evidenced based/best practices when providing care for our patients right here at home,” noted Datha Keyser, RN, BSN, RNC- OB, EFM-C, director of Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center’s Childbirth Center.

Additional information about this partnership between Southeastern Med and Nationwide Children’s will be made available to you once it has been determined.

For more information about Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center or its pediatrics program, please visit

Free Beauty Techniques Offered for Female Cancer Patients

Jaci and SharonAs women cope with their diagnosis of cancer, it is important for them to know that there are free services available in our community to help boost their self-confidence. A free “Look Good Feel Better” session will be held on Monday, December 14th from noon to 2 p.m. in the Addison Room at Southeastern Med.

“Look Good Feel Better” is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The American Cancer Society is the primary sponsor of the “Look Good Feel Better” program. In these sessions, Jaci Paynter, a trained, volunteer cosmetologist, teaches women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry.

The free cosmetic kits provided at these group sessions are available in four different shades to enhance all complexion types. Makeup application covers everything from cleansing to powder. In addition to makeup and nail tips, participants will also learn how to use wigs, scarves, and other accessories to disguise hair loss. “I love being a part of this program and helping women feel better about their appearance,” Paynter explained. “It’s amazing to see how someone’s demeanor can totally change when they gain confidence.”

If you are interested in boosting your self-confidence in a supportive group environment, reservations are required. With upcoming parties and events this holiday season, “Look Good Feel Better” may be just the pick me up your spirit needs. Please call Sharon Gay, RN-C, Southeastern Med’s breast health navigator, at 740-439-8117 to register to attend “Look Good Feel Better”.

Taking Steps toward Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Diabetes affects more than 29 million children and adults in the United States. It was identified in our hospital's 2013 Community Health Needs assessment as a significant health need in the Guernsey County community.

The state and national average for diabetes is 9%, but 14% of people in Guernsey County are living with the condition. "Risk factors for diabetes include family history, gestational diabetes, being overweight and lack of regular exercise," said Shelly Thompson MS, RD/LD, dietitian, exercise physiologist and director of Wellness Resources at Southeast Med.

In an effort to inform our community about the risks associated with diabetes, Southeastern Med’s Diabetes Education Program and Wellness Resources Department will host a community diabetes health fair on November 18th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Morrison, Amos, and Deddish rooms at Southeastern Med. This health fair is geared toward those at higher risk for developing diabetes, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and their family members. It is intended for individuals who have not had their A1C tested in the previous 3 months and who are at increased risk for developing diabetes.

The program will include information on diabetes prevention and treatment, and Hemoglobin A1C testing and a diabetes risk factor test will be offered for free! Fasting is not required for this testing. Dietitians and diabetes educators will be available to discuss individual results with each participant. Light appetizers and beverages will be served.

Space for the health fair is limited. Please register by Monday, November 16th at noon. For more information or to register, please call Southeastern Med’s Wellness Resources Department at 740-435-2900.

The state and national average for diabetes is 9%, in Guernsey County it is 14%. Risk factors for diabetes include family history, gestational diabetes, being overweight and lack of regular exercise per Shelly Thompson MS, RD/LD, dietitian, exercise physiologist and director of Wellness Resources at Southeast Med.

2015 Tree of Angels Program helps grieving parents cope with holidays

Tree of Angels 2015Photo Caption: Pictured are (l to r): Carol Huhn, RN; T’wana Wheatley, RN; and Wendi Miller, RN nurses at Southeastern Med’s Childbirth Center and Tree of Angels coordinators.

While the holidays are a time of celebration and happy memories, for parents who have lost a child, the stress of the holidays takes on an entirely different meaning.

To help these families cope during this season, Southeastern Med’s Parents’ Grief Support Group will host its annual Tree of Angels program on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:00 pm in Southeastern Med’s cafeteria. Parents and family members who have lost a child of any age are invited to attend.

The evening will begin with the families gathering to socialize for a covered-dish dinner. Meat and potatoes will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. A short program and candlelight service will follow the dinner. Parents are encouraged to bring a poem, story, pictures or CD of music that hold special memories to share.

Parents will then decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments to remember each child. Parents are asked to bring their own ornament. Parents will also have the opportunity to donate a new hat, scarf, or gloves in memory of their child to the Guernsey County Secret Santa program. Those interested in donating will need to bring their own items.

Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by Nov. 30 by calling Wendi Miller, RN, at 740-439-8868.


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