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DoseAHealthyWinter2014AmagazineforthecommunityofCarrollHospitalCenterAlsointhisissueConcussionsKnowtheWarningSignsMinimallyInvasiveSurgeryforWomenAndmuchmoreMakingEveryMomentCountANewFasterApproachtoEmergencyHeartAttackCare CEOsLetterJohnM.SernulkaAHealthyDoseispublishedbytheMarketingDepartmentatCarrollHospitalCenter.CarrollHospitalCenterBoardofDirectorsEthanA.SeidelChairmanHelenW.WhiteheadViceChairMiriamF.BeckSecretaryCharlesO.FisherJr.MartinK.P.HillSyedS.HosainM.D.KimberlyA.JohnstonM.D.JohnM.SernulkaJohnA.SteersM.D.GeraldLeeSturgillW.DennisTomasLarryVanSantSr.HaroldW.WalshTomasD.WelliverJereyA.WothersCarrollHospitalCenterJohnM.SernulkaChieExecutiveOfcerLeslieSimmonsPresidentMarketingEllenFinnertyMyersVicePresidentoCorporateDevelopmentandChieDevelopmentOfcerSelenaBrewerDirectoroMarketingandPublicRelationsJaimeRidgleyMarketingSpecialistSimoneLindsayCommunicationsSpecialistProductionraceyBrownPhotographyHowardKornPhotographyDevaneyAssociatesInc.DesignandProductionTheteamsatCarrollHospitalCenterareusingtechnologytocompletelytransformpatientcare.TegoaloAHealthyDoseistoeducateourreadersaboutsubjectsandeventsrelevanttotheirhealthandwellnessandtheprogramsandservicesCarrollHospitalCenterprovides.Itisnotmeantasmedicaladviceorasasubstituteoraprivateconsulta-tionwithyourphysician.Pleasecontactyourphysicianregardinganyspecifcmedicalconcernsortreatments.LetusknowWewanttohearfromyou.IfyouhaveideascommentsorsuggestionssendthemtoCarrollHospitalCenterMarketing200MemorialAvenueWestminsterMD21157ore-mailmktprCarrollHospitalCenter.orgWelookforwardtoyourcomments410-848-3000TTY410-871-7186CarrollHospitalCenter.orgDearFriendsTewondersofhealthcaretechnologyneverceasetoamazeme.akeoneomyavoriteappsorexample.ItscalledStressCheckanditusesthecameraandlightonyoursmartphonetoestimateyourheartrateandstresslevelinrealtime.Howincredibleisthaturntopage17ormorehandyapps.ButwhatmostimpressesmeishowtheteamsatCarrollHospitalCenterareusingtechnologytocompletelytransormpatientcareromourpharmacysautomatedsystemwithanincredible99.9percentaccuracyratetoourmini-mallyinvasivesurgicalproceduresthatbringlesspainandasterrecoverytimestoourpatients.AndwhentheWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenteropensthisallitwilleaturetwonewtechnologiesaCsimulatorandalinearacceleratorwhichwillallowourradiationoncologyteamtotargettumorswithspot-onprecisionthussparingpatientshealthyorgansandtissueromunnecessaryradiation.Wearealsohelpingtotransormhealthcaretechnologyacrossthecommunitywithelectronicmedicalrecordsenhancementsandmoresothatalloyourpro-viderswillbeabletocollaboratetogetherasoneteamworkingoryou.YoucanlearnmoreaboutourplansatCarrollHospitalCenter.orgVision2020.Wereortunatetoliveinsuchagroundbreakingtimeinmedicine.Andwereevenmoreortunatetohaveahospitalthatiscommittedtobringingthesebreakthroughshometous.SincerelyJohnM.SernulkaFACHEChiefExecutiveOfficerCarrollHospitalCenter 2AFasterApproachtoHeartAttackCarePatientDavidMongoldisalivetodaybecauseoanewlie-savingprotocolthatletsemergencymedicalservicescrewscallheartattacksromthefeld.6AGuidetoPhysicianAssistantsNursePractitionersNowmorethanevermanypatientsseephysicianassistantsandnursepractitioners.Gettoknowtheroletheycanplayinyourhealthcare.8MinimallyInvasiveGynecologicalSurgeryManymajorsurgeriesorwomennowhaveremarkablyshortrecoverytimesthankstothehospitalslatestminimallyinvasiveadvances.10AdvancingCancerCareTehospitalhasjoinedanationalclinicaltrialsnetworktobringthelatestexperimentaltreatmentbreakthroughstocommunitycancerpatients.ContentsWinter2014Features8616InBriefTheHospitalsVision2020Unveiled4ConcussionsKnowtheWarningSigns5CampaigntoCureComfortAlwaysUpdate122013CommunityBenetReportHighlights14PatientFamilyAdvisoryCommittee16AppsforHealthyLiving17CalendarSupportGroups18CarrollHospitalCenter.org1ONTHECOVERAnewheartattackprotocolsavedthelifeofNewWindsorresidentDavidMongoldpicturedwithdaughtersAjaandCortney. 2AHealthyDoseWinter2014TheNeedforSpeedNewprotocolgetsemergencyheartattackpatientstreatedevenfaster CarrollHospitalCenter.org3IfhismassiveheartattackhadstruckonedayearlierDavidMongoldlikelywouldnthavesurvived.ButtheNewWindsorresidentdidsurviveandisthrivingtodaythankstoanewtime-andlie-savingprotocolthatCarrollHospitalCenterintroducedtoitsemer-gencyangioplastyprogramjust24hoursbeorehisSeptemberattack.TenewprotocolallowsemergencymedicalservicesEMScrewstoassessandcallthemostsevereheartattacksS-segmentelevationmyocardialinarctionsorSEMIsromthefeld.TisactivatesaSEMIalertwhichtellsthehospitalsemergencyangioplastyteamnomatterwhattimeodayitistoassembleandprepareorthepatientsarrival.PreviouslyEMScrewswererequiredtofrstsendapatientsEKGtothehospitalandwaitoranemergencyroomphysiciansassessmentbeoreaSEMIalertwasactivated.AswithanyheartattacktheasterwecanopenthearterythelessdamagecanoccurexplainsDavidZimrinM.D.interventionalcardiologistandmedicaldirectorotheemer-gencyangioplastyprogram.Te10minutesitwouldhavepreviouslytakentoreceiveandevaluatetheEKGwouldhavebeenadeathsentenceorMr.Mongold.TeEMS-initiatedSEMIalertsarejustthelatestsuccessstoryortheemergencyangioplastyprogramwhichwascre-atedin2008throughapartnershipwiththeUniversityoMarylandMedicalCenterUMMC.Sincethenmorethan400patientshavereceivedemergencyheartattackcareandCarrollHospitalCenternowboastsa68-minuteaveragedoor-to-balloontime24percentasterthanthestatestandard.Door-to-balloontimemeasureshowlongittakestoopenablockedarteryviaangioplastyuponapatientsarrivaltothehospital.WhenaSEMIalertisactivateditslikewatchinganorchestrasaysemergencymedicinenurseJosephBrownR.N.E.M..-P.Everyteammemberknowsexactlywhathisorherpartisandgetstowork.BecauseotheseverityohisheartattackMongoldwasowntoUMMCorsurgeryatertheteamatCarrollHospitalCenterperormedtheemergencyangiosplastythatstabilizedhim.InamatterosecondswecancoordinatetheemergencytranserchopperandgettheUMMCsurgeonuptospeedonthephone.InMr.MongoldscasethatspeedwascriticalsaysMarkVeselyM.D.theinterventionalcardiologistwhotreatedMongold.WhenaskedabouthisexperienceMongoldadmitsthathedoesntremembermuchhedidntcomeoutosedationatUMMCuntilmorethanaweeklater.TeysavedmyliethatsallIcansayhereplies.Dr.Veselytheambulancecrewtheemergencydepartmentstaallthepeopleittooktogetmeonthatangioplastytablesavedmylie.KnowthewarningsignsofaheartattackVisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgHeartSafetolearnhowtoidentifysignsofaheartattack.Aswithanyheartattackthefasterwecanopenthearterythelessdamagecanoccur.DavidMongoldwiththeteamthatsavedhislifeJessicaConnerR.N.cardiovasculartechnologistteamleaderColeBooneUniversityofMarylandinterventionalcardiologistMarkVeselyM.D.MongoldcardiovascularservicesmanagerTonyPinsoncardiovasculartechnologistRobinSilvermanEMSCaptainDavidCoerepresentingtheNewWindsorFireHoseCo.No.1EMSteamandJenniferAlderR.N.vascularregistrycoordinator. 4AHealthyDoseWinter2014InthemidstofhealthcarereformschangingdemographicsandanewapproachtopatientcareCarrollHospitalCenterhasdevelopedVision2020acomprehensiveplanthataddresseshowwewillcontinuetoprovidequalitycaretoourcommunity.FormorethanayearwehavebeenshapingourvisionohowCarrollHospitalCenterwilldelivercareinthenextfvetosevenyears.Tisvisionwouldnotbepossiblewithoutcollaboratingwithmembersoourboardodirectorsexecutiveteamstaandphysicians.Itiscrucialorourhospitaltonotonlybeagreatplaceorpeoplewhentheyaresickbutalsotokeephealthypeoplewellandhelppeoplewithchronicdiseasesmanagethemeectively.Weunderstandthathealthcareischangingandwewillberesponsibleorecientlyimprovingthehealthoourpopulationthroughcaremanage-mentanddeliveringhighqualitylowcostservicesinthemostappropriatesettingssaysLeslieSimmonsR.N.F.A.C.H.E.president.Vision2020willpositionustocareorourcommunitybeyondourhospitalcampussothatwecanmeetutureneeds.ByworkingwithTePartnershiporaHealthierCarrollCountyonaCom-munityNeedsAssessmentwehavedeterminedthetopfvehealthissuesaectingCarrollCountyresidentsobesitysubstanceabuseheartdiseasecancerandmentalhealthissues.OurVision2020plandevelopswaysorustotackleeachothoseissuesandmore.CarrollHospitalCenterwelcomesMarkOlszykM.D.asthenewvicepresidentofmedicalaffairsandchiefmedicalofficer.AsoneothenewestmembersothehospitalsexecutiveteamDr.Olszykservesasaliaisonbetweenthemedicalstaclinicalleadershipandtheadministrativeteams.Dr.OlszykcomestoCarrollHospitalCenterwith20yearsoexperienceinthehealthcareindustry.HepreviouslyservedastheseniormedicalocerattheVeteransHealthAdmin-istrationsOceoQualitySaetyandValue.HeservedasthedeputychieostaattheVAMarylandHealthCareSystemandaschieoemergencymedicineatNorthChicagoVeteransAairsMedicalCenter.InadditionDr.OlszykservedintheU.S.Navyandwasdeployedover-seaswiththe4thMarineRegiment.Dr.OlszykearnedhismedicaldegreeromColumbiaUniversityCollegeoPhysiciansandSurgeonsinNewYorkCityandamasterobusinessadministrationdegreeromtheUni-versityoPhoenix.Iamextremelyexcitedtobeapartosuchanaward-winninghospitaldedicatedtoprovidingexceptionalpatientcaresaysDr.Olszyk.Iwanttourtherthatmissionbyestablishingareputationthatstressespatientsaetyqualityandoutstandingexperience.MarkOlszykM.D.NewVicePresidentofMedicalAairsandChiefMedicalOcerTHENEXTGENERATIONofHealthCareVISION2020LearnmoreaboutVision2020byvisitingCarrollHospitalCenter.orgVision2020 CarrollHospitalCenter.org5WhatisaconcussionandhowisitcausedAconcussionisatypeotraumaticbraininjuryBIthatisusuallycausedbyablowtotheheadbutcanalsooccurromaccelerationorceswithoutadirectimpact.ypicallyaconcussionisclassifedasamildBIwithoutstructuralbraindamageandusuallyisnotliethreatening.Howevertheeectscanbedebilitating.Concussionsaremostotenseenincontactsportathletessuchasootballlacrosseandhockeybutalsocommonlyoccurwithallsandmotorvehicleaccidents.WhataresignsthatapersonmayhaveaconcussionCommonsignsincludeheadachedizzinessnausealossoconcentrationeelingoutoitorinaogeelingsloweddowneelingemotionalorirritablesleepdistur-bancesensitivitytolightornoiseandbalanceproblems.Sometimespeopledontrecognizeoradmitthattheyarehavingproblems.Symptomsmayalsobecomplicatedbypre-existingmedicalconditionssuchasmigrainesattentiondefcithyperactivitydisorderlearningdisabilitiesdepressionoranxiety.IsymptomsacutelyworsensuchasworseningheadachenauseavomitingamnesiaorvisionchangesseekimmediatemedicalattentionasaCscanothebrainmaybeneededtoruleoutastructuralbleedinthebrainthatcanbeliethreatening.WhatisthetreatmentforaconcussionWhatmeasurescanbetakentopreventconcussionsTetreatmentoraconcussionisrestromphysicalandcognitiveactivity.Tereisalotostimulationintodaysworldotechnologysoitisveryimportanttoavoidphoneuseincludingtextingcomputersvideogamesandtelevision.Itisalsoimportanttoavoidnoisyandcrowdedenvironments.Tisotenincludesremovalromworkorschoolandputtingohomeworkthatcanexacerbatesymptoms.Mostconcus-sionstendtoresolvewithintwoweeksbutitmaytakelongerdependingontheseverityandageothepatient.Restingateraconcussioniskeytoaquickerrecoveryasstimulationduringtherecoveryphasemaycausesymptomstolinger.ohelppreventconcussionswearaseatbelteverytimeyouenteramotorvehicleavoidallhazardsuseproperhittingtechniquesandwearhelmetgearwhenparticipatinginsportsthatareatahigherriskorheadinjuriesoralls.Keepinmindhoweverthathelmetswillnotcompletelyprotectoneromaconcussioninjurybutitmaylessentheblowandseverityotheheadinjury.ConcussionsKnowtheWarningSignsJessicaWertzD.O.ofCarrollHealthGroupOrthopaedicsexplainshowconcussionsarecausedtheirwarningsignsandtreatmentandpreventionmeasures.Dr.Wertzisafamilymedicinephysicianwhospecializesinsportsmedicine.SheseespatientsinWestminsterandReisterstown.TomakeanappointmentwithDr.Wertzpleasecall410-871-8081ReisterstownandVillageSquareWestminsteror410-871-0088844ProfessionalCenterWestminster. 6AHealthyDoseWinter2014PhysicianAssistantsNursePractitioners CarrollHospitalCenter.org7TesedaysmanypatientsareseeingphysicianassistantsPAsandnursepractitionersNPsfortheircare.OurpopulationisgrowingandagingatarapidrateexplainsprimarycarephysicianVictoriaWilsonM.D.TehealthcaresystemdependsonqualityPAsandNPstomeetthedemand.AccordingtoDr.Wilsonitshouldntmatterwhattypeoprovideryouseetheexperi-enceandqualityocareshouldbevirtuallyidentical.AtCarrollHealthGroupourNPsandPAshavealotothesamehands-onexperienceasourphysicianstheyreadthesameresearchtheyusethesametreatmenttoolsshesays.Intheendwealltackleverysimilarthings.InthestateoMarylandNPsandPAsareauthorizedtoprovidemostothesameservicesasaphysiciantheycandiagnoseandtreatillnessesorderandinterpretlabtestswriteprescriptionsandmorebuttheircoursesotrainingaredierent.PhysicianAssistantsTePAcourseostudyollowsthemedicalschoolmodelarigorouscombinationoclassroomandclinicalinstructionatthemastersdegreelevel.DuringtheirprogramPAsgetin-depthtraininginanumberospecialtyrotationsgivingthemabroadrangeoskillsoncetheyreinpractice.PAsarentocusedononespecialtywhichiswhatIloveaboutmyjobsaysBethHicksP.A.-C.whohasspecializedinprimarycareornearlynineyears.IspentthefrstsixyearsomycareeratanurgentcarecenteranemergencyroomandanorthopaedicpracticeandcanbringallothatextraexperiencetotheamiliesIcareornow.NursePractitionersNPsmusthaveatleasttwoyearsoexperienceasaregisterednurseandouryearsoclinical-basededucationbeoretheycanevenbeconsideredoraspotinamasters-ordoctoral-levelNPprogram.OnceenrolledNPstudentslearnanursing-modelapproachtodeliveringcare.WeretrainedtobethecaptainoourpatientscareandtoseethewholepatientnotjustmedicallybutalsowhatmightbegoingonwiththepatientsamilyorhomelieexplainsamilymedicinespecialistJudithStambaughF.N.P.-B.C.C.R.N.P.NPsaremorethannursesbutwerestillnursesatheart.Wellwipeyournoseorhelpyouputyoursocksbackon.Teresverylittlewecantorwontdoorourpatients.UnderstandingtheirroleinyourcareDecipheringtheCredentialsP.A.-C.CertiedPhysicianAssistantInordertopracticePAsmustsitoraboardcertifcationexamwiththeNationalCommissiononCertifcationoPhysicianAssistantsonceeverysixyears.AllPAsmustbelicensedbytheMarylandBoardoPhysicians.C.R.N.P.CertiedRegisteredNursePractitionerAllNPsmustbelicensedbytheMarylandBoardoNursingtopracticeinthisstate.F.N.P.-B.C.Board-CertiedFamilyNursePractitionerInadditiontotheirstatecertifcationNPsmustcompleteaboardcertifca-tionexamintheirareaospecialtywithanationalcredentialingorga-nization.F.N.P.-B.C.credentialsorexampleindicateanNPwhoisboardcertifedtospecializeinamilymedicine.PicturedleftBethHicksP.A.-C.talkstopatientRebeccaDillmanduringanappointment.RightJudithStambaughF.N.P.-B.C.C.R.N.P.NeedaprimarycareproviderCarrollHealthGroupPrimaryCarehasnineconvenientlocationstoserveyou.VisitCarrollHealthGroup.comtofindalocationnow. 8AHealthyDoseWinter2014BeforesurgeryinDecembertoremovehersecondovaryAmyHunterwasafraidtotakehertwoyoungchildrentoplaceswhereshecouldntmakeaquickexit.IwewereplayingattheparkoranywherethepainwouldcomelikeawaveandIwouldhavetorunhomeandliedownuntilitwasoversaysHunter28.ItgottothepointwhereIwasinpainallthetime.Tecausechronicendometriosis.NowHunterplayswithherchildrenwithoutanxietypain-reeatlastthankstoOBGYNsurgeonChristosBallasM.D.whoperormedthesurgerytoremoveherremainingovarythroughaminimallyinvasivetechniqueknownaslaparos-copy.Hunterwassurprisedtodiscoverthatherprocedurewasmucheasierthansheanticipated.IcouldntbelieveIwashomewithinhoursomysurgeryandthenwalkingonmyownlessthanaweeklatershesays.CarrollHospitalCenterhasbeenaleaderinminimallyinva-sivegynecologicalsurgerysince1991whengynecologistPaulVietzM.D.perormedthenationsfrstSemmlaparoscopicForminimallyinvasivegynecologicalsurgerypatientsthebeneftsareabreathoreshairMinimalRecoveryTimeMajorSurgeries CarrollHospitalCenter.org9hysterectomythere.LastsummerthehospitalwasdesignatedasaCenteroExcellenceinWomensHealthSurgerybytheAmericanInstituteoMinimallyInvasiveSurgeryAIMISoneoonly37hospitalsinthenationtoeverreceivethisprestigiouscertifcation.TeAIMIScertifcationisanimportantrecognitionotheexcellentworkwearedoingnotonlyduringsurgerybutrompre-opthroughrecoverysaysMichaelVietzM.D.OBGYNmedicaldirectorominimallyinvasiveroboticandgynecologicsurgeryandsonoDr.PaulVietz.Iamproudoourleadershipandourteam.AccordingtoDr.Vietzmorethan90percentothehysterec-tomiesperormedatCarrollHospitalCenteraredoneeitherlaparoscopicallyorusingthedaVinciSurgicalSystemoneothemostadvancedroboticsurgicalsystemsintheregion.Bothapproachesresultinsmallerincisionslesspainreducedswellingandamorerapidrecoveryorpatients.Ourrecordisimpressiveconsideringthatapproximately60to70percentohysterectomiesnationallyarestilldonewithatraditionalopenincisionaddsDr.Ballas.PatientoutcomesIcouldntbelieveIwashomewithinhoursofmysurgeryandthenwalkingonmyownlessthanaweeklater.LearnmoreaboutyourminimallyinvasivetreatmentoptionsseeourdaVincirobotinactionandmeetoursurgicalteamatCarrollHospitalCenter.orgMySurgeryOptionsaresomuchbetterwithaminimallyinvasivesurgery.Hyster-ectomypatientsareusuallybacktoworkwithintwoweeksratherthananaverageosixweekswithanopenprocedure.InadditiontohysterectomiesandovaryremovalssurgeonsatCarrollHospitalCenterperormavarietyoothergyneco-logicalproceduresusingminimallyinvasivemethodsincludinguterineablationtocontrolheavyvaginalbleedingtuballigationallopiantuberemovalandtreatmentsorcon-ditionssuchasurinaryincontinence.BarbaraFoglerwhohadroboticsurgeryperormedbyDr.Vietztocorrectavaginalprolapseandincontinencedescribesherprocedureaspainless.Sheendedupwithfvesmallinci-sionsnonemorethanoneinchlongandwaseelinggreattheverynextday.TehardestthingaboutthisoperationisrememberingnottodotoomuchtooastexplainsFogler.Youarestillhealingbuttheretrulyisnopain.OBGYNsurgeonChristosBallasM.D.andMichaelVietzM.D.OBGYNmedicaldirectorofminimallyinvasiveroboticandgynecologicsurgery. HospitaljoinsnationalclinicaltrialsnetworkAdvancingCancerCare10AHealthyDoseWinter2014 ThenewWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenterisslatedtoopeninfall2014ontheCarrollHospitalCentercampus.Thenewcancercenterwillfeaturenavigationandsurvivorshipprogramsthelatesttechnologiesexpandedtreatmentoptionseducationalresourcesandmoreinoneconvenientsupportiveenvironment.FormoreinformationaboutthenewcancercentervisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgCancerPlansCarrollRegionalCancerCenterisproudtoannounceitslatestachievementinitsongoingeortstoadvancecancercarebecomingamemberoftheAllianceforClinicalTrialsinOncology.SponsoredbytheNationalCancerInstituteNCItheAllianceisanationalclinicaltrialsnetworkthatwillexpandtheclinicaltrialsinwhichlocalpatientscanparticipate.AsamemberotheAlliancethehospitalscancercenterjoinsnearly10000cancerspecialistsathospitalsmedicalcentersandcommu-nityclinicsacrosstheUnitedStatesandCanada.Cancertrialsarescientifcstudiesthattestnewtreatmentsonpatientstodetermineithosetreatmentsaresaeandeec-tive.Expertsevaluateeverythingromnewmedicationsandwhatcombinationsanddosesworkthebesttowhichmedica-tionsaremosteectiveorcertaindiseases.TisputsourcancerprogramrightattheleveloacademicinstitutionsintermsooeringclinicaltrialssaysFlavioKruterM.D.hematologyoncologyandmedicaldirectoroCarrollHospitalCentersoncologyprogram.Foramemberothiscommunitywhoisbattlingcancerthenumberoclinicaltrialswearegoingtobeabletooerhereisgoingtobemuchmuchlarger.AnadditionalbeneftocancertrialsisthattheyallowpeopletohelputurepatientssaysJohannaDiMentoM.D.hematologyoncology.WhenIseealadywithbreastcancerandwetalkaboutaclin-icaltrialquiteotenshethinksoherkidsGodorbidwhatimydaughtergetsthisTisisonewaythatImaybehelpinghersaysDr.DiMento.SinceclinicaltrialsareotenreservedorlargeacademicinstitutionsmembersothehospitalsoncologyprogramsadministrativestarecentlycompletedaspecialNCIprogramwheretheyreceivedtraininginimplementingclinicaltrialsinacommunitysetting.Duringtheprogramthestaweretrainedonconductingaresearchprogrammaintainingcom-plianceandrecruitingpatientsorclinicaltrials.Tehospitalsoncologyphysiciansandclinicalresearchstawillguidetheclinicaltrialsprocessoreligiblepatientsinter-estedinparticipating.Formoreinformationoncancerservicesorparticipat-inginaclinicaltrialpleasecallthecancercenterat410-871-6400.CarrollHospitalCenter.org11LefttorightFlavioKruterM.D.hematologistoncologistDavidSalingerM.D.radiationoncologistandJohannaDiMentoM.D.hematologistoncologist 12AHealthyDoseWinter2014UpdatefromCampaignChairmanM.LeePrimmSupportfortheCampaigntoCureComfortAlwaysdoesntjustcomefromthecommunitythatsurroundsCarrollHospitalCenter.Italsocomesromthecommunityinsideit.ogetherourhospitalassociatesmedicalstaboardmembersvolunteersandAuxiliarymembershavedonatedmorethan6.4milliontothecampaigns22mil-liongoalandeachteammemberwhohasgivenhasdonesooraverypersonalreason.EnvironmentalservicesaideAngieMahannaisoneothoseteammembers.Shehadwitnessedtheincrediblecancercareherather-andmother-in-lawreceivedatCarrollHospitalCenterbutsheneverimaginedshedonedaybeinsimilarshoes.YouneverexpecttohearthosewordsYouhavebreastcancersheremembersbutwhenIwasdiagnosedIwasabletounderstandjusthowoutstandingthehospitalandcancercenterstaareatwhattheydo.Teirpositiveattitudeshelpedmefndmineandkeepitthroughmyentiretreatment.IgivebecauseIamsothankulthatwehavesuchwonderulhealthcareinourcommunity.Ihaveheardcountlessstorieslikethisoverthecourseothecampaign.AndwithyourhelpwecanensurethatstorieslikeAngieswillcontinuetobetoldormanyyearstocome.VisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgCampaigntolearnhowyoucanhelp.ConstructionUPDATEConstructionontheWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenterandtheevisCen-terforWellnesscontinuesonschedule.TeformerlocationofTeWomensPlacehasclosedtomakewayforconstructionoftheShauckAuditoriumanewspacethatwillhostlargecommunityeventsanded-ucationalopportunitiesforcommunitymembershospitalstaandphysicians.Sometreatmentsandserviceshaverelo-catedtotherstooroftheDixonBuildingandothershavebeenmovedtemporarilytoalternatelocationswhileconstructionprogresses.Teinteriorwallframinginthenewpor-tionofthebuildingiscompleteandutilityinstallationinthesewallshasbegun.Workonthebuildingsmechanicalandelectricalsystemscontinuesinthebase-mentandalthoughwinterweatherhasdelayedmasonryandotherexteriorworktheprojectremainsonschedulefortotalcompletionbyfallofthisyear.IgivebecauseIamsothankfulthatwehavesuchwonderfulhealthcareinourcommunity. CongratulationstoAlexOnestyforbeingnamedthe2013AssociateoftheYearatthehospitalsannualrecognitiondinner.AlexreceivedtheawardorheroutstandingperormanceduringthehospitalsJointCommissionsurveyinJune.HerreassuringandconfdentmannerassheinteractedwiththeJointCommissionsurveyorsstoodoutromtherestasdidherexpertknowledgeabouttheprocessesthatoccurinherdepartment.Alexisincredibleatherjob.Shegives110percentsaidLisaBurmeisterR.N.surgicalservicesclinicalmanager.Sheisverydedicatedtoourdepartmentandweareveryortunatetohaveheronourteam.AnassociateorfveyearsAlexdemonstratesherdedicationtothehospitaleverydayonthejobassheconsistentlygoesaboveandbeyondherdutiestoensurethehospitalisthebestplacetoreceivecare.Asaresultshewasrecentlypromotedtooperatingroomdecontaminationpurchasingliaison.EachyearchoosingtheAssociateotheYearisatoughdecisionbecausewealwayshavesuchphenomenalcontendersandthisyearwasnodierentsaysLeslieSimmonsR.N.F.A.C.H.E.president.ButAlexdidanoutstandingjobatanextremelypivotaltimeorthehospitalwhichmakesherhighlydeservingothisaward.CreatingaWin-WinLegacyAsanactivememberotheMcDanielCollegecommunityandtheHistoricalSocietyoCarrollCountyJamesLightnerPh.D.isinavorosupportinglocalinstitutions.Andherealizestheworthohavingqualityhealthcareclosetohome.IthinkweshouldallsupportthehospitalsaysDr.Lightner.Iamgladtohaveithere.HedescribeshischaritablegitannuitytoCarrollHospitalCenterasawin-winsituation.TehospitalgetsmygitIgetalittleincomeandIeellikeIvecontributedtoalocalcausesaysDr.LightnerMcDanielCollegeproessoromathematicsemeritustrusteeandhistorian.Itsaveryuseulmethodogiving.YoucanbecomeaBridgeBuilderbymakingaprovisioninyourwillestablish-ingacharitablegitannuityortrustordesignatingCarrollHospitalCenterorCarrollHospiceasabenefciaryoyourestateretire-mentplaninsurancepolicyCDorbankaccount.JoinDr.LightnerasaBridgeBuilderandcreatealastinglegacyoruturegenerations.FormoreinformationcontacttheCarrollHospitalCenterFoundationat410-871-6200orvisitCarrollHospitalFnd.orgAlexOnesty2013AssociateoftheYearCarrollHospitalCenter.org13 AtCarrollHospitalCenterwebelievethatastrongercommunityisntbuiltinsideahospitalitsbuiltaroundit.Thisyearwedeliveredmorethan18millioninmuch-neededhealthandwellnessservicestoallcornersofourcommunityoenforlittletonocompensation.Theseservicesincludehealthcaretovulner-ableorunderservedcommunitymemberspublichealthprogramsandhealtheducationscreeningandpreventionservices.YoullndtwohighlightsfromthisyearsCommunityBenetReportonthenextpage.ReachingOuttoCare2013CommunityBenetReportTotalCommunityBenefitTotalCommunityBenefit180200531802005314AHealthyDoseWinter2014CharityCareFinancialAssistanceUncompensatedCare....................................6198891MedicaidCoverageAssessmentFee..................................................932226Mission-DrivenHealthServicesPhysicianAccessHospital-BasedServices.....................................6833587AccessCarrollHealthCenterforLow-IncomeResidents...........321808CommunityBenetOperations.............................................................193230CommunityHealthServicesEducationScreeningsSupportGroupsandHealthNavigation..........................................................................2348960CommunityBuildingActivitiesThePartnershipforaHealthierCarrollCountyInc.......................563892EducationHealthProfessionalsNursesPhysiciansAlliedHealth.......................................................410478CommunityContributionsCashandIn-Kind....................................................................................216981 CaringforBehavioralHealthPatientsBeforeCrisisHitsInthe2012CommunityHealthNeedsAssessmentayearlongstudyperformedbyCarrollHospitalCenterThePartnershipforaHealthierCarrollCountyandtheCarrollCountyHealthDepartmentmentalhealthandsubstanceabusewereidentiedasmajorcommunityprioritiesascriticalasothermorecom-monlyunderstoodhealththreatslikeheartdiseaseandobesity.NowCarrollHospitalCenterismakingsignicantstridestowardimprovingbehavioralhealthcareaccessinthecommunity.ThehospitalhasformedanincrediblenetworkofpartnersincludingAccessCarrolltheCriminalJusticeDiversionWorkgrouptheCarrollCountyYouthServicesBureautheShoemakerCenteraresi-dentialtreatmentprogramMosaicCommunityServicesabehavioralhealthcareproviderandtheCarrollCountyHealthDepartmenttoworkoninitiativessuchastheCountyOverdosePreventionPlanconnectingpatientstothecommunityandhealthcareresourcestheyneedbeforeabehavioralhealthcrisishits.Asaresultoftheseearliercareinterventionsandcommunityresourceconnec-tionsthenumberofpatientswhovisitedthehospitalsemergencydepartment10ormoretimesforbehavioralhealth-relatedissuesdropped41percentinscalyear2013andthenumberofpatientswiththreeormorebehavioralhealth-relatedhospitaladmissionsdecreased33percent.Bolsteredbythissuc-cessthehospitalanditspartnersplantogrowthenetworkanditsservicesintheongoingeorttobringbehavioralhealthcarewhereveritisneeded.ANewCenterofCareforLow-IncomeCommunityMembersFornearlyadecadetheteammembersatAccessCarrollhavededicatedthemselvestoprovidingfreecompassionatepatient-centeredhealthcaretolow-incomeresidentsinCarrollCounty.Nowthoseteammembershaveanewfacilitythatsalmostasbigastheirhearts.Thenewlyrenovatedandrelocatedocewhichopenedlastwinterisequippedtodeliverthefull-servicemedicalcarethathasbeenthegoaloftheorganiza-tionsinceitsfounding.Newservicesincludemuch-neededdentalcareandanexpandedvarietyofcarecoordinationservicesfromspecialtycarereferralstotransportationassistance.Inscalyear2013AccessCarrollhadnearly6000patientencountersandwelcomednearly500rst-timepatientsintoitsnewoce.Nowtheorganizationislookingtoexpanditscareevenfurthertoaddresstheneedsoflow-incomepatientswithcomplexchronicdiseases.AccessCarrollisajointventurebetweenCarrollHospitalCentertheCarrollCountyHealthDepartmentandThePartnershipforaHealthierCarrollCounty.PicturedrightanewAccessCarrolldentalexamroomcommunityandhospitalleadersattheAccessCarrollgrandopening.CarrollHospitalCenter.org15 16AHealthyDoseWinter2014WhenitcomestodeterminingwaystoimprovethepatientexperienceCarrollHospitalCenteristurningtothosewhoknowbestthecommunity.AndthenewlycreatedPatientFamilyAdvisoryCommitteePFACwasdesignedtodojustthat.Establishedin2013PFACconsistsoeightcommunityresi-dentsandfvehospitalassociateswhomeeteveryothermonthtodiscussissuesraisedinthecommunityregardingpatientcareandtodevisestrategiestoimprovecustomerservice.WewantedtocollaboratewithmembersothecommunitytogettheirperspectiveonwayswecanenhanceourservicesandourenvironmentsaysStephanieReidR.N.B.S.N.M.B.A.vicepresidentoqualityandchienursingocer.DaveUnderwoodaormerpatientandPFACcommunitymembersaysmanyohisideascomeromcasualconversa-tionswithresidents.IImtalkingtopeopleinthecommunityandtheytellmetheywenttothehospitalIpicktheirbraintofndoutitheywerehappywiththewaytheyweretreatedhesays.Tetopicsdiscussedbythecommitteeareallbasedoncon-structiveeedbackthingsthatcanbeimprovedtomakethehospitalexperiencebetterorpatientsandvisitors.SomeotheinitiativesthecommitteehasimplementedincludethehospitalsPetTerapyprogrameaturingspeciallytraineddogsthatbringcomortandsupporttopatientsandamiliesanopenvisitationpolicyintheCriticalCareUnitallowingPatientFamilyAdvisoryCommitteeadultstovisitpatients24hoursadayasasupportpersonwithapassandhospitalitycartsflledwithsnacksandreadingmaterialsorvisitorsandamilymembersinwaitingareas.TeseandutureinitiativeshavemadePFACahugesuccessnotonlyorthehospitalbutalsoorthecommunitysaysColleenMilesCarrollHospitalCenterspatientrepresentativeteamleaderandPFACco-chair.PFACmakesthehospitalmorepatient-andamily-centeredbecausewearelisteningandlettingthemteachuswhattheyneedandwantshesays.Puckapettherapydogvisitswithpatientsfamilymembersandstaffatthehospital.ThePetTherapyprogramwasimplementedbythePatientFamilyAdvisoryCommittee.Wewantedtocollaboratewithmembersofthecommunitytogettheirperspectiveonwayswecanenhanceourservicesandourenvironment.FormoreinformationaboutthePatientFamilyAdvisoryCommitteeortomakeasuggestiontothecommitteepleasevisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgPFACNewgroupprovidesvaluablecommunityinputtoenhancepatientexperience CarrollHospitalCenter.org17HealthcareprofessionalssharetheirfavoritehealthandwellnessappsWiththeproliferationofmobiledevicestodayspecializedpro-gramscalledapplicationsorappshavebecomecommonplaceinourdailylives.Localhealthcareproessionalsrevealthehealthandwellnessappstheyrequentlyuse.Someappsarereetodownloadwhileothersmayrequirepurchase.JohnSernulkachiefexecutiveocerCarrollHospitalCenterInstantHeartRateavailableforiPhoneandAndroidJustplaceyourfngeroveryoursmartphonescameraandtheInstantHeartRateappdetectsthepulseinyourfngertipsimilartohowapulseoximeterworks.Heartratescanbestoredthroughtheappsimelineeaturewhichalsoprovideshealthandwell-nesstips.TeInstantHeartRateappisagreatwaytogetanideaoyourheartratesaysSernulka.Itcanevenchartyourheartratesothatyoucanreviewitandshareitwithyourdoctorhesays.EvanSelskyM.D.cardiologistCarrollHealthGroupCardiologyMapMyRideavailableforiPhoneandAndroidMapMyRideisaGPS-basedappusedtocreateroutesorbicy-clingorroadbiking.Userscanselectroutescreatedbyothersorcreatetheirownusersalsocandeterminethedicultyandlengthotheridewhetheritsfvemilesor100miles.ItcertainlymakesexercisingusingaroadbikemucheasiersaysDr.Selsky.LeslieSimmonsR.N.F.A.C.H.E.presidentCarrollHospitalCenterMyFitnessPalavailableforiPhoneandAndroidMyFitnessPaltracksalltheessentialsneededtoloseweightormaintainahealthyweightincludingyourcalorieintakeyourexerciseandeventheamountowaterthatyoudrinkthroughouttheday.ItseasytouseandIfnditsoneomygo-tohealthandwellnessappssaysSimmons.Itmakestrackingyourcaloriesandexercisesosimple.CynthiaRoldanM.D.directorofthepediatrichospitalistprogramCarrollHospitalCenterHealthyChildrenavailableforiPhoneandAndroidHealthyChildrenisanappromtheAmericanAcademyoPediatricsthatprovideshealthandwellnessinormationaboutchildrenagesbirththroughteen.Onevaluableeatureotheappallowsuserstoentersymptomsthenprovidesguidanceonthosecondi-tionsincludingwhentoseekmedicalattention.TeHealthyChildrenappisreallyuseulbecauseitpresentsreliableandaccurateinormationprovidedbypediatricianssaysDr.Roldan.AppsforHealthyLivingWhileappsarehelpfulinprovidinggeneralhealthinformationtheyshouldnotreplaceregularvisitstoyourphysician.Ifyouhaveahealthconcernpleasecontactyourhealthcareprovider. Registrationisrequiredforallclassesandprogramswiththeexceptionofsupportgroupsunlessotherwiseindicated.ToregisterorformoreinformationpleasecallCareConnectat410-871-7000orregisteronlineatCarrollHospitalCenter.org.Allfeesarenon-refundable.CalendarSupportGroupsAllsupportgroupsareprovidedfreeofcharge.SupportGroupsBereavementSupportGroupsCall410-871-7231formoreinformationortoregisterforanyofourbereavementsupportgroups.BereavementLuncheonOpentoanyadultwhohasexperiencedthedeathofalovedone.LastTuesdayofeachmonthnoonBaughersRestaurant289W.MainSt.WestminsterGriefSupportGroupOpentoanyadultwhoselovedonehasdied.FourthTuesdayofeachmonth6308p.m.TrinityLutheranChurch38W.BaltimoreSt.TaneytownRegistrationrequired.GladeValleyGriefSupportGroupOpentoadultswhohaveexperiencedthedeathofalovedone.ThirdThursdayofeachmonth2304p.m.GladeValleyCenterGenesisHealthCare56W.FrederickSt.WalkersvilleRegistrationrequired.PathwaysBereavementOpentoadultswhohaveexperiencedthedeathofalovedone.ThirdWednesdayofeachmonth6308p.m.CarrollHospicePetLossAddressingtheemotionalissuesandcopingstrategiesconcerningthedeathofapet.SaturdayApril121030a.m.noonCarrollHospiceRegistrationrequired.WidowsOpentowomenwhosespousehasdied.FirstTuesdayofeachmonth6308p.m.CarrollHospiceWidowersOpentomenwhosespousehasdied.FirstTuesdayofeachmonth6308p.m.CarrollHospice18AHealthyDoseWinter2014A.W.A.K.E.NetworkAsleepdisorderssupportgroup.WednesdayMarch579p.m.ShipleyClassroomRegistrationrequired.AdultDiabetesMondaysApril7May5June278p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomRegistrationrequired.BreastCancerSecondTuesdayofeachmonth7830p.m.DixonBuildingBreastfeedingSupportThursdaysnoon1p.m.exceptholidaysOutpatientCenterClassroomCancerMenwomenandcaregiverswelcome.FourthWednesdayofeachmonth7830p.m.DixonBuildingCaregiverCaregiversarewelcometobringthoseforwhomtheyprovidecare.SecondTuesdayofeachmonth4530p.m.CarrollCountyBureauofAgingandDisabilities125StonerAve.WestminsterCrohnsColitisCo-sponsoredbytheCrohnsColitisFoundationofAmerica.TuesdaysMarch11June1078p.m.ShipleyClassroomFibromyalgiaArthritisCall410-871-6161formoreinformation.GlutenFreeYouTuesdayMay27630730p.m.ShipleyClassroomLymphedemaCall410-871-6161formoreinformation.MultipleSclerosisSecondMondayofeachmonthexceptDecember10a.m.1230p.m.CarrollHospiceMeetingSpace292StonerAve.WestminsterOstomySecondWednesdayofeachmonth78p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomParkinsonsDiseaseThursdaysMarch27April24May22June262330p.m.ShipleyClassroomProstateCancerWednesdaysMarch12May1468p.m.ShipleyClassroomStrokeSurvivorsSecondWednesdayofeachmonth67p.m.Call410-871-7000forlocation.Registrationrequired.JustforKidsCampT.R.Childrensbereavementcampforages715FridayJune6SundayJune8HashawhaEnvironmentalCenterCall410-871-7231toregister.HealingHeartsDayCampChildrensbereavementcampforages713FridayAugust2210a.m.330p.m.Call410-871-7231forlocationandtoregister.IAmSpecialSiblingPreparationProgramOfferschildrenages3to7anopportunitytoprepareforthearrivalofanewbabyinyourfamilyandtofeelspecialaboutbecomingabigbrotherorsister.SundayMay4101130a.m.ShipleyClassroom15perchild PlanningforParenthoodCarrollHospitalCenter.org19BreastfeedingPrepareforapositivebreastfeedingexperienceincludingbenefitsandtechniqueshandlingcommonbreastfeedingconcernsbreastpumpsandmore.TuesdaysMarch18April15May20June176309p.m.ShipleyClassroom30percoupleChildbirthReviewForcoupleswhohavepreviouslyattendedachildbirthpreparationclassandneedreviewoflaboranddeliveryincludingcopingtechniques.Call410-871-7000formoreinformation.FamilyBirthplaceToursToursofTheFamilyBirthplaceareheldtwiceamonthandareofferedaspartofthePreparedChildbirthprograms.Toregisterforatournotaffiliatedwithaparticularclasscall410-871-7000fordatesandtimes.PreparedChildbirthClass3nightsOfferspreparationforameaningfulknowl-edgeablechildbirthexperiencetaughtbyacertifiedinstructor.Relaxationandbreathingtechniquesareanintegralpartoftheprogram.TuesdaysThursdays69p.m.April138May6813June3510July138ShipleyClassroom70percouplePreparedChildbirthWeekendExpectantparentswithbusyschedulesmaywanttoattendaweekendofchildbirthpreparation.Friday69p.m.Saturday9a.m.3p.m.March2829May1617ShipleyClassroom100percoupleincludeslunchvoucheronSaturdaySafeStartFornewandexpectantparentsgrandparentsandcaregivers.Learnaboutinfantsafetyincludingchild-proofingpoisonpreventioncarseatsafetySIDSCPRandchokingrescueforinfantslessthanoneyearofage.Notacertificationclass.ThursdaysApril17June196309p.m.ShipleyClassroom50percoupleincludesInfantCPRAnytimeKitA.W.A.K.E.SleepAwarenessDayWednesdayMay72308p.m.CarrollHospitalCenterMainLobbyAdultDiabetesWorkshopSaturdayApril2610a.m.1p.m.ShipleyClassroomFreeLunchwillbeprovided.Seatingislimited.CookingwiththeDocSodiumandBeyondProvenStrategiestoLowerHighBloodPressurePresentedbyRadhikaKunaM.D.CarrollHealthGroupCardiologyandElisabethDAltoR.D.L.D.NMartinsFoodMarketNutritionist.WednesdayMay21noon1p.m.MartinsFoodMarketEldersburgFreeDebunkingtheMythsWhatYouNeedtoKnowaboutOsteoporosisPresentedbyRobertA.ShawM.D.andJoAnnP.CaudilR.T.C.B.D.T.WednesdayMay21530630p.m.ShipleyClassroomFreeAnEducationalSeriesforPeoplewithCancerDentalHealthDuringCancerTreatmentPresentedbyLindsayFreedmanD.D.S.WednesdayApril2367p.m.DixonBuildingFreeFitnesswiththeDocDecreasingYourRiskofCancerThroughExercisePresentedbyDonaHobartM.D.andJohnLansingerM.P.T.WednesdayMarch265630p.m.CentralMarylandRehabilitationClassroom844ProfessionalBuilding844WashingtonRd.WestminsterFreeHealthyLivingHeartoftheMatterEducationSeriesReadingtheNutritionLabelWhatsimportanttoknowTuesdayApril2978p.m.ShipleyClassroomFreeTalkingtoYourDoctorMakethemostofyourtimeTuesdayJune1778p.m.ShipleyClassroomFreeAnInteractiveCancerSurvivorshipSeriesToolsintheToolkitForcancersurvivors.TheNutsandBoltsofHealthNutritionalScreeningandExerciseEvaluationWednesdayMarch196308p.m.CentralMarylandFitnessClassroom844ProfessionalBuilding844WashingtonRd.WestminsterFreeRebuildingYourLifeClarifyingYourGoalsandGettingStuffDoneWednesdayApril96730p.m.DixonBuildingFreeHammeringOutStressExperienceGuidedImageryMassageandAcupunctureTuesdayMay66730p.m.DixonBuildingFreeLookGoodFeelBetterProgramtohelpwomencopewiththeappearance-relatedsideeffectsofchemotherapy.MondaysMarch17April14May19June1613p.m.DixonBuildingFreeCall410-871-6161toregister.LymphedemaReduceYourRiskTuesdayMarch25530630p.m.DixonBuildingFree 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Non-ProitOrg.U.S.PostagePAIDWestminsterMDPermitNo.348200MemorialAvenueWestminsterMaryland21157AProgramfortheHealthofOurCommunitySupporttheBusinessesThatSupportYourHealthIntroducingCareSquareanewpartnershipbetweentheCarrollHospitalCenterFoundationandthelocalbusinesscommunity.CareSquarebusi-nessesarehotspotswhereyoucantakeadvantageospecialoerseventsandgivingopportunitiestobeneftCarrollHospitalCenterCarrollHospiceandthehealthoourcommunity.CallorvisitaCareSquarebusinesstodaytolearnmoreabouttheirlatestoers.TolearnhowyourbusinesscanbecomeaCareSquarememberpleasecall410-871-6200.ForalistofparticipatingCareSquarebusinessesvisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgCareSquareAsaparticipatingCareSquarebusinessTerrysTagandTitleServicedonatesonedollarofeveryreturnedlicensetagservicefeetoCarrollHospitalCenterandCarrollHospice.OwnerTerrySmackwithDeanRhotenthefirstcustomerwhoreturnedatagtobenefitCareSquare.CarrollHospitalCentersnewonlinephysiciandirectorymakesfndingaproviderastereasierandmoreversatile.VisitPhysicians.CarrollHospitalCenter.orgtoSearchbynamespecialtypracticegeographicareaandmoreViewphysicianphotosandvideosPrintpagessectionsorentiredirectoryFindmapsanddrivingdirections