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DoseAHealthyFall2013AmagazineforthecommunityofCarrollHospitalCenterAlsointhisissueNewbreastreconstructionoptionsPersonalizedkneereplacementsAndmuchmoreFasterRecoveryforHerniaPatients CEOsLetterJohnM.SernulkaAHealthyDoseispublishedbytheMarketingDepartmentatCarrollHospitalCenterCarrollHospitalCenterBoardofDirectorsEthanA.SeidelChairmanHelenW.WhiteheadViceChairMiriamF.BeckSecretaryCharlesO.FisherJr.MartinK.P.HillSyedS.HosainM.D.KimberlyA.JohnstonM.D.JohnM.SernulkaJohnA.SteersM.D.GeraldLeeSturgillW.DennisTomasLarryVanSantSr.HaroldW.WalshTomasD.WelliverJereyA.WothersCarrollHospitalCenterJohnM.SernulkaCEOLeslieSimmonsPresidentMarketingEllenFinnertyMyersVicePresidentoBusinessDevelopmentandChieDevelopmentOfcerSelenaBrewerDirectoroMarketingandPublicRelationsJaimeRidgleyMarketingSpecialistSimoneLindsayCommunicationsSpecialistProductionraceyBrownPhotographyHowardKornPhotographyDevaneyAssociatesInc.DesignandProductionNationallyrenownedmedicaladvancementsarehappeninghereeveryday.TegoaloAHealthyDoseistoeducateourreadersaboutsubjectsandeventsrelevanttotheirhealthandwellnessandtheprogramsandservicesCarrollHospitalCenterprovides.Itisnotmeantasmedicaladviceorasasubstituteoraprivateconsulta-tionwithyourphysician.Pleasecontactyourphysicianregardinganyspecifcmedicalconcernsortreatments.LetusknowWewanttohearfromyou.IfyouhaveideascommentsorsuggestionssendthemtoCarrollHospitalCenterMarketing200MemorialAvenueWestminsterMD21157ore-mailmktprCarrollHospitalCenter.orgWelookforwardtoyourcomments410-848-3000TTY410-871-7186CarrollHospitalCenter.orgDearFriendsIdliketoletyouinononeofourcommunitysbest-keptsecretswehavealongtraditionofbeingontheleadingedgeofmedicine.Sincetheearly1990swhenwewerethefrsthospitalinthenationtoperormtheSemmlaparoscopichysterectomyourhospitalhascontinuedtoblazenewtrailsinmedicalandsurgicalcare.TissummeraloneCarrollHospitalCenterbecameoneothefrstandonlyhospitalsinMarylandtoperormsingle-siteherniarepairthenewestmostminimallyinvasiveapproachtoherniatreat-mentyetseepage6andweintroducedmicrosurgicalbreastreconstructionahighlyspecializedtechniquethatusesamastectomypatientsowntissueandvesselstocreatethemostnaturallookandeelpossibleseepage2.WealsobecameoneoonlytwohospitalsinthestatetoberecognizedbytheInstituteorHealthcareImprovementasanExemplarHospitalinpreventingjointreplacement-relatedinectionsandhavebeeninvitedtoshareourinectionpreventionprogramwithhospitalsacrossthecountry.InadditionIampleasedtoannouncethatwehavebeennamedaCenteroExcellenceinWomensHealthSurgerybytheAmericanInstituteoMinimallyInvasiveSurgery.WillthistraditionobreakthroughmedicinecarryonUndoubtedly.Ourboardandourleadershiphavemadeitclearthattheyarecommittedtoinvestinginthemostcutting-edgetechnologiesandservicesattractingthemostorward-thinkingphysiciansandencouraginginnovationateveryleveloourorganization.Sodontletthequietbackroadsandpeaceulgreenhillsthatsurroundourcom-munitydeceiveyou.Nationallyrenownedmedicaladvancementsarehappeninghereeverydayandweshouldallbeveryproud.SincerelyJohnM.SernulkaFACHECEOCarrollHospitalCenter 2NewOptionsorMastectomyPatientsBreastpatientsnowhavebettermorenaturalbreastreconstructionoptionsthankstotheCenterorBreastHealthandmicrosurgeryspecialistGabrielDelCorralM.D.6ABreakthroughApproachinHerniaRepairCarrollHospitalCenterisoneothefrstandonlyhospitalsinMarylandtooeradvancedsingle-siteherniarepairoraastermorepain-reerecovery.10Patient-ailoredAdvancementsinKneeReplacementsPatientsaregettingmorepersonalizedtreatmentoptionsandbetterresultsthroughCarrollHospitalCentersaward-winningjointreplacementprogram.13TeBeneftsoHomeelehealthMonitoringTenewCarrollHomeCaretechnologyishelpingolderchronicallyillpatientsstayhomeandoutothehospitalatanincrediblesuccessrate.ContentsFall2013Features4610InBriefStayingHealthyintheGoldenYears4HospitalReceivesDelmarvaExcellenceAward5CampaigntoCureComortAlwaysUpdate82014-2016CommunityBeneftHealthImprovementPlan9CalendarSupportGroups14CarrollHospitalCenter.org1ONTHECOVERArapidrecoveryfromsingle-siteherniarepairatCarrollHospitalCenterallowedJessePainterJr.picturedabovewithhisgrand-daughterMadisontogetbackonthegolfcoursefasterthanexpected. 2AHealthyDoseFall2013BetterreconstructionoptionsnowavailableIfyouaskgeneralsurgeonandbreastspecialistDonaHobartM.D.breastreconstructionisascriticaltoabreastcancerpatientshealingprocessasthetreatmentitself.InactasthemedicaldirectorothehospitalsCenterorBreastHealthsheencouragesmanyohermastectomypatientstoundergobothproceduresbreastremovalandreconstructioninonevisit.Intheanxietyotheinitialdiag-nosismanypatientsjustwanttoocusontheimmediatefxsheexplainsbutitstheeverydaythingsthathappenlaterlikethewaysclothesftthatcanreallyaectabreastcancersurvivordowntheroad.SoitseasytoseewhyDr.HobartwaseagertowelcomebreastreconstructionsurgeonGabrielDelCorralM.D.totheCenterorBreastHealththissummer.FellowshiptrainedatUniversityoPennsylvaniaandVanderbiltUniversityDr.DelCorralbringsauniqueexpertiseandopportunitytoCarrollHospitalCenterpatientsmicrosurgicalbreastreconstruction.Unlikeimplant-basedreconstructionmicrosurgicalrecon-structionusesthepatientsowntissuetypicallytakenromtheabdomentocreateanewbreastmound.inysuturesareusedtoconnecttheharvestedtissuesvesselstothevesselsinthebreastareagivingthepatientallthenaturaltactilesensationotheiroriginalbreast.PatientscantbelievehowiteelssaysDr.DelCorral.Teydonteelliketheylostabreastbecauseitstheirowntissueitsapartothem.Recentadvancementsinmicrosurgeryhavemadetheproce-dureeasiertoo.Microsurgeonshaveotenhadtoharvesttheentiresix-packabdominalmuscletoperormtheprocedure.ButDr.DelCorralstechniquespreservethemuscleortakethetissueromotherareasothebodytherebyavoidingcomplicationslikeherniasandbulges.ItsveryraretohavesuchaskilledplasticsurgeononyourteamnotesDr.Hobart.Dr.DelCorralstechniquesaresoadvancedweareluckytohavehim.Dr.DelCorralisjustaseagertobeapartotheCenterorBreastHealth.WhatIlikemostaboutthecenteristhattheyhavemadeitsoeasyorbreastcancerpatientstogetthehelptheyneedquicklyhesays.Inadaysworkyoucanmeetwitheveryoneyourbreastsurgeonyourreconstructivesur-geonyouroncologistandwalkoutwithaplanoaction.OcoursemicrosurgicalreconstructionisnotthesolutionorallpatientsandDr.DelCorraldoesoerpatientsmultiplereconstructiveoptionsincludingimplants.ButorDr.Hobarttheimportantthingisthatnowallpatientshaveachoice.Ourultimategoalorthecenteristogiveeachandeverypatientwhattheyneedwhentheyneeditshesays.Ourteamwantseverypatienttoeelhealthyandwholeagain.Inadaysworkyoucanmeetwitheveryoneyourbreastsurgeonyourreconstructivesurgeonyouroncologistandwalkoutwithaplanofaction.GivingBreastPatientsChoicesBreastreconstructionsurgeonGabrielDelCorralM.D.usesadvancedmicrosurgicaltechniquesformorenaturalresults. CarrollHospitalCenter.org3DidYouKnowBreastreconstructioncanhappenanytimeafteramastectomyevenyearslater.Toscheduleaconsultationcall410-871-7080. 4AHealthyDoseFall2013Dr.HolmesisaphysicianwithCarrollHealthGroupPrimaryCareandseespatientsattheCarrollLutheranVillageMedicalSuite.Tomakeanappointmentcall443-605-1031.StayingHealthyintheGoldenYearsKhariaJ.HolmesM.D.internalmedicinegivestipsonhowolderadultscanmakethemostoftheirdoctorvisit.OlderadultsandallpatientsreallycanmakethemostoutotheirvisitbyBringingallmedicationbottlestoyourvisit.Bringingyourmedicationshelpsyourproviderseetheotherprescriptionsanotherdoctormaybeprescribing.Wecancheckonthenumberorefllsyouhaveremainingiyouareusingyourcurrentbottlesandwecanalsomakesurethatyouaretakingthemedicationsasprescribed.Havinganagenda.Makealistoyourtopissuesthatneedtobeaddressedandthenyouwontorgetanythingyouwanttocoverinourappointment.AsaphysicianIalwayshaveatleastoneortwothingsIdliketoaddresswithmypatientsaswell.Yourhealthandwell-beingaremynumberoneconcern.Askingquestions.Iyouareconusedaboutsomethingthedoctorissayingoryoudonotunderstandpleaseask.Asprovidersourjobistocaretreatandeducate.Iwouldratherapatientaskmeaques-tiontoclariysomethingthanhaveacomplicationariseromhimorhermakingthewrongassumption.Wearepartnerstogetherinthisjourneytokeepyouhealthyandaspartnerscommunicationisvital.ReadmoreofDr.HolmeshealthylivinginformationforolderadultsatCarrollHospitalCenter.orgOlder-Adults CarrollHospitalCenter.org5LearnmoreaboutthehospitalsawardsandqualitycareatCarrollHospitalCenter.orgAwardsHospitalreceivesDelmarvaExcellenceAwardCarrollHospitalCenterispleasedtoannouncethatitistherecipientothe2013DelmarvaExcellenceAwardgivenbytheDelmarvaFoun-dationorMedicalCareanindependentnot-or-profthealthcarequalityimprovementorganization.Tisawardrecognizesindividualhospitalsthatexcelinpatientsaetyandqualityimprovementinournationalinpatientclinicalareasacutemyocar-dialinarctionheartattackheartailuresurgicalcareimprovementandpneumonia.Tehospitalhadtomeetspecicperormanceimprovementcriteriaon14measuresineachotheourclinicalareastoreceivethispres-tigiousaward.DuringaspecialceremonyonAugust26ColumbusGilesM.D.DelmarvaFoundationchiemedicalofcerpresentedtheaward.Tisisanamazingachievementhesaid.Ittakestheworkotheentireteamthroughleader-shipandthehardworkothepeopleonthegroundtomakethishappen.CarrollHospitalCenterpresidentLeslieSimmonsR.N.FACHEechoedthosesentiments.Testasdedicationtopatientcarehadahugeimpactonmak-ingthishappensaidSimmons.Becauseoeveryoneseortswevereceivedthisawardandweareworkingtowardbettercareoourpatientseveryday.InadditiontotheDelmarvaExcellenceAwardCarrollHospitalCenterhasreceivednumerousaccoladesinrecentmonthsincludingoverallhospitalaccreditationandtheGoldSealoApprovalbyTeJointCommissionthein-dependentnot-or-protgroupthatevaluatesthesaetyandqualityohealthcareorganizations.TehospitalreceivedtwoPracticeGreenhealthEnvironmentalExcellenceAwardsthe2013PartnerorChangeAwardandthe2013MakingMedicineMercury-FreeAward.Tesenationalawardsaregiveneachyeartohonorout-standingenvironmentalachievementsinthehealthcaresector.Tehospitalalsoisaseven-timeconsecutivewinnerotheAllianceorWorkplaceExcellenceAwardandaour-timewinnerotheAmericanHeartAssociationPlatinum-LevelFit-FriendlyWorksite.LefttorightLeslieSimmonsR.N.FACHECarrollHospitalCenterpresidentColumbusGilesM.D.DelmarvaFound-ationchiefmedicalofficerJohnSernulkaCarrollHospitalCenterCEOandStephanieReidR.N.B.S.N.M.B.A.CarrollHospitalCentervicepresidentofqualityandchiefnursingofficer. 6AHealthyDoseFall2013ABreakIcameoutofsurgeryandfeltinstantrelief.ItwaslikeIhitthelottery.JohnA.SteersM.D.directorofminimallyinvasivegeneralsurgeryIfyouthinkyouhaveaherniaCallyourdoctorpromptlyforadiagnosis.CallCarrollHospitalCentersCareConnectat410-871-7000orvisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgPhysicianstofindaphysicianwhocanhelpyou. JessePainterJr.knewsomethingwaswrong.Testomachandgroinpainhehadbeenlivingwithformonthshadreachedexcruciatinglevels.IcouldhardlywalkIcouldntworksometimesIwouldevenscreamoutinpaintheWestminsterresidentrecalls.Buteverydoctorhesawinsistedthathewasne.JessehadeverytestromhisheadtohistoesbutnoonecouldhelpussaysShirleyPainterJesseswie.SosheturnedtoJohnA.SteersM.D.thegeneralsurgeonwhohadperormedgallbladdersurgeryonJesseyearsbeore.IbroughtalloJessestestsandmedicalreportstoDr.SteersandsaidPleasehelpmyhusbandwedontknowwhatelsetodo.Dr.Steersimmediatelysuspectedahernia.Jessesched-uledasingle-siteherniarepairanewminimallyinvasivesurgicaltechniquethatrequiresjustasmallone-inchincisionatthebellybuttoninsteadoaour-inchincisionatthegroin.CarrollHospitalCenterisoneotherstandonlyhospitalsinMarylandtooerthisbreakthroughapproach.Withherniarepairtheincisionhealingisalwaysthemostpainulandtime-consumingpartotheprocesssothesingle-siteapproachgreatlyminimizesthatexplainsDr.Steers.Patientscangetbacktotheirnormalliveswithintwotothreeweeksasopposedtothetraditionalsixtoeightweeks.Ontopothatthesingle-siteincisionismadeinsidetheoldothepatientsnavelsotheresnovisiblescarring.ForJessewhowasofciallydiagnosedwithadoubleherniaonceinsurgerythebenetsotheprocedurewereimmediatelyelt.Icameoutosurgeryandeltinstantreliehesays.ItwaslikeIhitthelottery.Hewasjustaspleasedwithhisrecovery.WithinsixweeksIwentromnotbeingabletowalktogolngandwalkingveorsixmilesadayorun.Ihadreallymissedbeingabletodothingslikethat.ForDr.SteersJessesstoryisanotherchapterinCarrollHospitalCenterslonghistoryogroundbreakingsurgicalcare.Wehavea20-plus-yeartraditionodoingadvancedminimallyinvasivesurgeriesthatotherhospitalsdontdolikethesingle-siteherniarepairhesays.Ourpatientsknowtheycancountonusorthehighestandlatestlevelocare.inHerniaRepairSingle-siteherniarepairprovidesfasterrelieflesspainandscarringApproachCarrollHospitalCenter.org7HospitalAwardedCenterofExcellenceDesignationinWomensHealthSurgeryTheAmericanInstituteofMinimallyInvasiveSurgeryrecentlynamedCarrollHospitalCenteraCenterofExcellenceinWomensHealthSurgerymakingitoneoffewerthan40hospitalsinthenationtoeverreceivetheprestigiousdesignation.Thehospitalwashonoredafterarigorousaccreditationprocessthatincludedananalysisofkeydatasuchascomplicationratesandreadmissionratesaswellasanin-depthclinicalreviewandon-siteevaluation.through UpdatefromCampaignChairmanM.LeePrimmRecentlyIsentalettertoallofourcampaigncontributorsaskingwhatmotivatedthemtogivesogenerouslytotheCampaigntoCureComfortAlways.Iwastouchedandastoundedbytheresponse.JohnB.Yinglinggavetothecampaignbecauseotheexcellentcaregiventohismother.TiswillenableCarrollHospitalCentertoexceltoserveuturegenerationsopatientsheexplains.MaryLeeYinglinghelpedwiththeoriginalcampaigntohavethehospitalbuiltgoingdoortodooronLincolnRoadinWestminstertocollectdonations.ItwasandstillisanexcitingtimetoseewhathastakenplaceandwhatwillcontinuetodosothereorewhatlittleIcandonowisajoyorme...IremembermydaysonLincolnRoadwithmyamilyandImsogladIhadtheopportunitytobeapartothisgreatexperience.AsahospicevolunteerdonorSandyWelchersayssheseesthedevastatingeectscancerhasonpatientsandtheiramilies.Iwantourcancercentertobeabeaconthatwillleadourpatientsincopingwiththesedifcultiessheshares.Asomid-Septemberthecommunityhasgivenmorethan20milliontosupportourgreatendeavorwithhospitalemployeesvolunteersauxiliarymedicalstaandboardleadersdonatingmorethan6.4milliontowardour22milliongoal.Weareexcitedatthepossibilitiesthecommunitysgenerosityhasaordedusandweimploreyoutohelpusreachourgoal.TolearnhowyoucansupportthecampaignpleasevisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgCampaignCarrollHospitalCenterandlocalphysi-cianshavejoinedtogethertocreatetheCarrollPhysician-HospitalOrganizationPHOasanothertoolforimprovinghealthcareinthecounty.AcollaborationbetweenphysiciansandthehospitalCarrollPHOocusesoncarecoordi-nationandhealthinormationsharingandsolutions.TePHOisgovernedbya15-memberboardchairedbyTomasK.GalvinIIIM.D.andconsistingocommuni-typhysiciansphysiciansromCarrollHealthGroupthehospitalsafliatedmulti-specialtypracticegroupandhospitalandCarrollHealthGroupadministrativerepresentatives.CarrollPHOaimstoimprovehealthcareinthecountybyprovidingaorumtoworkmorecloselywithcommunityphysiciansusingtechnologytomoreeectivelymanagecareandevaluatingtheappropriatenessandneedohealthservicesandproceduresinordertotransormtheoverallpatientexperience.CarrollPhysician-HospitalOrganizationAimstoImproveHealthCareinCarrollCountyLearnmoreatCarrollPHO.com8AHealthyDoseFall2013ConstructionUPDATEWearepleasedtoreportthatconstructionoftheWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenterandTevisCenterforWellnessisontargetforcompletionbyfall2014.Drivebyandseetheamazingtransforma-tionunderway. CarrollHospitalCenter.org9AtitsannualcommunityoruminMayTePartnershiporaHealthierCarrollCountyalongwithCarrollHospitalCenterintroducedSharingtheS.P.I.R.I.T.athree-yearplanorimprovingthehealthoCarrollCountyandthesurroundingcommunitiesorfscalyears2014through2016.Teplanoutlinesobjectivesandstrategiesortacklingsevencommunityhealthprioritiesobesitydiabetesheartdiseasementalhealthandsubstanceabusecancerandlackoexercise.Teseprioritieswereidentiedthroughthe2012CommunityHealthNeedsAssessmentayearlongprocessthatincludedsurveysoCarrollCountyresidentsandlocalleaderstargetedocusgroupsevaluationocomparativestatewidedataandmuchmore.SharingtheS.P.I.R.I.T.alsoincludesstrategiestoim-proveaccesstohealthcareandelderhealthtwoprioritiesthatemergedinpreviousneedsassessments.Astheplansdatashowstheseprioritiesarecritical.Forexam-plenearly70percentoadultsinCarrollCountyareoverweightorobeseandmorethan35percentotheadultssurveyedhavebeentoldtheyhavediabetes.TegoaloSharingtheS.P.I.R.I.T.istoreversethesealarmingtrendsbyleveragingandexpandingcurrenthospitalprogramslikethepopularLoseoWinWell-nessChallengeandintroducingnewprograms.ProgresswillbetrackedinasystemcalledHealthyCarrollVitalSignswhichwillbeupdatedannuallypostedonTePartnershipswebsiteHealthyCarroll.organdreportedatTePartnershipsannualpublicorum.WhatdoesS.P.I.R.I.T.meanS.P.I.R.I.T.isshorthandorCarrollHospitalCenterssixcorevaluesthatguideeverystafmembersactions.ServiceExceedcustomerexpectationsPerformanceDeliverefcienthighqualityservicesandachieveexcellenceinallwedoInnovationaketheinitiativetomakeitbetterRespectHonorthedignityandworthoallIntegrityUpholdthehigheststandardsoethicsandhonestyTeamworkWorktogetherwintogetherBeapartoftheplan.Communitymembersandorganizationsareencouragedtousetheplansinformationandresourcestodeveloptheirownstrategiesforhealthierliving.VisitHealthyCarroll.orgtoviewanddownloadacopyofSharingtheS.P.I.R.I.T.now.CommunityBeneitHealthImprovementPlanUnveiled2014-2016 10AHealthyDoseFall2013Patient-Tailored CarrollHospitalCenter.org11NotwokneereplacementpatientsarealikejustaskLanaStrickerandFrankDeCarlo.Whentheretiredschoolparaproessionalandtheavidhunterwenttoseetheirrespectivejointreplacementspecialiststheyeachgotverydierentbutequallylie-changingsolutions.ItsallthankstothegrowingarsenalotreatmentoptionsavailablethroughCarrollHospitalCentersaward-winningjointreplacementprogram.PartialKneeReplacementsforLocalizedJointDamageLanaStrickerrememberstheexactmomentwhenshehadherjointreplacementwake-upcall.Itwaslastholidayseasonandthepaininherrightkneehadbecomesoall-consumingthatshecouldnttakepartinoneoheravoriteholidayactivi-tiesdecoratingtheamilyChristmastree.ButwhenshewenttoseejointreplacementspecialistDavidSilberM.D.shegotsomesurprisingnewsshewouldonlyneedtoreplacepartoherknee.EverykneehasthreecompartmentsandorsomekneereplacementcandidatesthearthritisanddamageislocalizedtojustoneothosecompartmentsexplainsDr.Silber.Inthoseinstancesatotalkneereplacementcanbeoverkill.Itslikehavingafattireonyourcar.Teresnoneedtoreplaceallourtiresjustbecauseoneisntworking.Becauseitsasmalleroperationthanatotalkneereplace-menttherecoverytimeistypicallyasterwithpatientsotenocrutcheswithinonetotwoweeksandbacktotheirnormalroutineswithinourtosix.StrickeroronewassopleasedwiththeresultsoherrstpartialkneereplacementthatsheimmediatelyturnedtoDr.Silberoranotherwhenthepaininherotherkneebecameintolerable.ItshardtorememberhowbadithurtbecausenowImsopain-reeshelaughs.Mykneesworkaswellastheydid25yearsago.IcanwalkcleangardendanceIcandowhateverIwantnow.Computer-GuidedReplacementsforSevereJointDamageAsarbackashecanrememberFrankDeCarlohasnevermissedanopeningdayohuntingseasonuntillastyear.OnthatNovembermorningin2012theWestminsterresidentwokeuptondthepaininhisletkneehadlethimnearlyMorepersonalizedtreatmentoptionsgivepatientsbetterresultsReplacementsKneeMykneesworkaswellastheydid25yearsago.IcanwalkcleangardendanceIcandowhateverIwantnow.continuedonnextpageDavidSilberM.D.jointreplacementspecialistPartialkneereplacementpatientLanaStricker. 12AHealthyDoseFall2013immobile.Tatmomentjustkilledmeherecalls.IhadbeenlivingwiththisoryearsbutthatswhenIknewIdhadit.DeCarlospainstemmedromanoldhighschoolootballinjurythatdespiteseveralsmallsurgeriesovertheyearshadnevercompletelyhealed.Mykneewassobowedandoutowhackjustamesshesays.HisjointreplacementspecialistMichaelAnvariM.D.howeverhadjustthesolutioncomputer-assistedkneereplacement.Tisstate-o-the-artsurgicalapproachusescomputerguid-ancetechnologytoalignthepatientsboneandplacethekneeimplantwithadegreeoaccuracynotpossiblewiththenakedeye.ForpatientslikeDeCarlothisapproachcanmakeamajordierence.StudiesshowthatakneereplacementcanwearoutmuchasteriitallsoutsidetheidealrangeoalignmentwhichcanhappenorpatientswithsignifcantjointdeormitieslikeMr.DeCarloDr.Anvariexplains.Computer-assistedsurgerygetsthekneereplacementsetaccuratelysothatithaslessriskowearingoutprematurely.TeimmediatebeneftshavebeenjustasimpressiveorDeCarlo.Mykneeissostraightnow.Icantimaginehowtheywouldhavedoneitwithoutthistechnologyhesays.Igetaround10timesbetterthanIdidayearago.Justintimeorthisyearshuntingseason.Mykneeissostraightnow.Icantimaginehowtheywouldhavedoneitwithoutthistechnology.CarrollHospitalCenterNamedanExemplarHospitalforHipandKneeReplacementThissummerCarrollHospitalCenterwasoneofonlytwohospitalsinMarylandtobenamedanExemplarHospitalbytheInstituteforHealthcareImprovementIHIforitssuccessfulinitiativesinpreventingsurgicalsiteinfectionsSSIsfollowinghipandkneereplace-ments.AsanExemplarHospitalthehospitalhasbeenaskedtoshareitsbestpracticeswithotherhospitalsacrossthecountry.WehaveameticulousqualitycontrolandinfectionpreventionsysteminplacehereanditsclearlyworkingsaysjointreplacementspecialistMichaelAnvariM.D.Thisrecognitionjustreflectsourentireteamscommitmenttobeingoneofthemosthighlycoordinatedmodernjointreplace-mentprogramsinthecountry.Exploreyourjointreplacementoptions.VisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgOrthoStoriestoseemorepatientresultsfindajointreplacementspecialistandlearnmoreaboutthejointreplace-mentoptionsatCarrollHospitalCenter.MichaelAnvariM.D.jointreplacementspecialistComputer-assistedsurgeryhelpsthesurgeonpositionthekneeimplantwithadegreeofaccuracynotattainablewiththenakedeye. NewCarrollHomeCareTechnologyDramaticallyReducesReadmissionRatesForolderchronicallyillpatientslifecanfeellikearevolvingdoorofhospi-taladmissionsandreadmissions.Inacttheederalgovernmentestimatesthatoneinveseniorpatientswillreturntothehospitalwithin30daysoleaving.NowasurprisinglysimplesolutionissignicantlyreducingreadmissionratesorCarrollHomeCaresqualiedchronicallyillpatientstelehealthhomemonitoring.TeCarrollHomeCareHealthBuddyelehealthMonitoringSystemallowspatientstorecordtheirhealthvitalssuchasbloodpressureweightandoxygensaturationlevelselectronicallyonadailybasisattheirhome.TedataisthentransmittedbyphoneorInternetlinetoCarrollHomeCaresofceandevaluatedbyalicensednurse.Ianyresultsalloutsidethepatientsnormalrangethenursewillcallthepatienttocheckinortoscheduleahomevisitorphysicianollowup.Teoverallprocessisremarkablyquickandsimple.ManypatientsarescaredothetechnologyatrstsaystelehealthnurseDebbiePolingL.P.N.butthemonitorwalksthemthrougheverystepsotheyquicklyrealizehoweasyitis.Onaverage19percentoallhomecarepatientsreturntothehospitalatleastonceduringthetypical60-dayhomecareperiod.Forpatientsusingthetelehealthsystemhoweverthereadmissionrateduringthesameperiodislessthanonepercent.CarrollHomeCareExecutiveDirectorDianeLinkR.N.believesthatthelonger-termvalueisjustasimportant.Oneothebestsideeectsothesystemisthatitteachespatientstheimportanceomonitoringthemselvesonaregularbasisshesays.Ithard-wiresthegoodhabitintothemsothattheycancontinuetoavoidhavingtogobacktothehospitalevenatertheirhomecareservicesend.TolearnmoreaboutCarrollHomeCarecall410-871-8000orvisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgHome-CareOneofthebestsideeffectsofthesystemisthatitteachespatientstheimportanceofmonitoringthemselvesonaregularbasis.CarrollHospitalCenter.org13IRARolloverExtendedThroughtheEndof2013TeIRArolloverisasimpleandeasywaytohelpCarrollHospitalCenter.Iyouareage70orolderyoumayrolloverupto100000romyourIRAtochar-itywithoutpayinganyederalincometaxonyourgit.omakeanIRArollovergitsimplycontactyourcustodianandrequestthatanamountbetranserredtoCarrollHospitalCenter.Yourgitcouldbe10001000050000oreven100000PleasecontactJennyGambinointheFoun-dationOfceat410-871-6200orvisitourwebsiteatCarrollHospitalFnd.orgtolearnmoreabouthowanIRArollovergitcanhelpyouandhelpCarrollHospitalCenterstaythequalityhealthcareproviderochoiceinCarrollCounty. 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.SaturdayJanuary111030a.m.noonCarrollHospiceWidowsOpentowomenwhosespousehasdied.FirstTuesdayofeachmonth6308p.m.CarrollHospiceWidowersOpentomenwhosespousehasdied.FirstTuesdayofeachmonth6308p.m.CarrollHospice14AHealthyDoseFall2013A.W.A.K.E.NetworkForindividualswithsleepapnea.WednesdaysNovember6January1579p.m.ShipleyClassroomAdultDiabetesMondaysNovember4December278p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomRegistrationrequired.BeginningtheJourneyFornewlydiagnosedbreastcancerpatientswithinonemonthofdiagnosis.Opentomenandwomen.Facilitatedbyphysiciansandnurses.SecondTuesdayofeachmonth67p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomBreastCancerSecondTuesdayofeachmonth7830p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomBreastfeedingSupportThursdaysnoon1p.m.exceptholidaysOutpatientCenterClassroomCancerMenwomenandcaregiverswelcome.FirstandthirdWednesdayofeachmonthFourthWednesdayofeachmonthstarting20147830p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomCaregiverCaregiversarewelcometobringthosetowhomtheyprovidecare.SecondTuesdayofeachmonth4530p.m.CarrollCountyBureauofAgingandDisabilities125StonerAve.WestminsterCrohnsColitisCo-sponsoredbytheCrohnsColitisFoundationofAmerica.TuesdayNovember1278p.m.KellyConferenceRoomFibromyalgiaArthritisCall410-871-6161formoreinformation.LymphedemaCall410-871-6161formoreinformation.MultipleSclerosisSecondMondayofeachmonthexceptDecember10a.m.1230p.m.CarrollHospiceMeetingSpace292StonerAve.WestminsterOstomySecondWednesdayofeachmonth78p.m.OutpatientCenterClassroomParkinsonsDiseaseThursdaysNovember21December19February272330p.m.WestminsterSeniorActivitiesCenterProstateCancerWednesdaysNovember13January868p.m.ShipleyClassroomOurcallcenterhasanewnameCareConnectCareConnecthelpsyoufindtheresourcesservicesandsupportyouneedtotakecontrolofyourhealth.UseCareConnecttofindaphysicianregisterforaclassandmore.CallCareConnectfrom830a.m.to430p.m.weekdaystospeakwitharepresentativewhocanconnectyoutotheresourcesyouneedforbetterhealth. PlanningforParenthoodCarrollHospitalCenter.org15BreastfeedingPrepareforapositivebreastfeedingexperienceincludingbenefitsandtechniqueshandlingcommonbreastfeedingconcernsbreastpumpsandmore.TuesdaysNovember19December17January21February186309p.m.ShipleyClassroom30percoupleChildbirthReviewForcoupleswhohavepreviouslyattendedachildbirthpreparationclassandneedreviewoflaboranddeliveryincludingcopingtechniques.Call410-871-7000formoreinformation.FamilyBirthplaceToursToursofTheFamilyBirthplaceareheldtwiceamonthandareofferedaspartofthePreparedChildbirthprograms.Toregisterforatournotaffiliatedwithaparticularclasscall410-871-7000fordatesandtimes.PreparedChildbirthClass3nightsOfferspreparationforameaningfulknowl-edgeablechildbirthexperiencetaughtbyacertifiedinstructor.Relaxationandbreathingtechniquesareanintegralpartoftheprogram.TuesdaysThursdays69p.m.November5712December3510January7914February4611ShipleyClassroom70percouplePreparedChildbirthWeekendExpectantparentswithbusyschedulesmaywanttoattendaweekendofchildbirthpreparation.Friday69p.m.Saturday9a.m.3p.m.December2021January2425ShipleyClassroom100percoupleincludeslunchvoucheronSaturdaySafeStartFornewandexpectantparentsgrandparentsandcaregivers.Learnaboutinfantsafetyincludingchild-proofingpoisonpreventioncarseatsafetySIDSCPRandchokingrescueforinfantslessthanoneyearofage.Notacertificationclass.ThursdaysNovember21February206309p.m.ShipleyClassroom50percoupleincludesInfantCPRAnytimeKitHeartoftheMatterEducationSeriesClarifyingYourHealthGoalsFirstSteptoChangeTuesdayDecember1778p.m.ShipleyClassroomFreeGetHeartSmartTestsScreeningforHeartDiseasePresentedbyHemalathaNagannaM.D.cardiologyTuesdayFebruary1878p.m.ShipleyClassroomFreeLookGoodFeelBetterProgramtohelpwomencopewiththeappearance-relatedsideeffectsofchemotherapy.MondaysOctober28November25December9January20February1713p.m.TheWomensPlaceFreeCall410-871-6161toregister.LymphedemaReduceYourRiskWednesdayOctober30530630p.m.TheWomensPlaceFreeHealthyLivingJustforKidsBabysittingCPRInthistwo-partcourseparticipantswilllearnhowtocreateasafeenvironmentforchildrenplusappropriatewaystokeepchildrenoccupied.InstructiononhowtohandleemergenciesaswellasCPRtrainingisincluded.Participantsmustbeatleast12yearsold.ThursdayDecember269a.m.1p.m.andFridayDecember279a.m.1p.m.ShipleyClassroom60perpersonIAmSpecialSiblingPreparationProgramOfferschildrenages3to7anopportunitytoprepareforthearrivalofanewbabyinyourfamilyandtofeelspecialaboutbecomingabigbrotherorsister.SundayDecember151303p.m.SundayJanuary12101130a.m.15perchildTheRoadtoBetterNutritionandExercisePresentedbyStaceyWilsonexercisetherapistandwellnesscoachandElisabethDAltoR.D.L.D.N.MartinsFoodMarketnutritionist.TuesdayOctober2967p.m.TheWomensPlaceFreeSteppingStonesSurveillanceScreeningandMedicalFollow-upPresentedbyFlavioKruterM.D.hematologyandoncology.WednesdayNovember667p.m.TheWomensPlaceFreeCancerSurvivorshipSeriesPathwaytoHealthEmbracingtheNewNormAcancersurvivorshipseriesformenandwomen. 16AHealthyDoseFall2013SpecialServicesToscheduleanappointmentforanyofourservicescallCareConnectat410-871-7000.IntegrativeReflexology30-minutesession4560-minutesession70IPLLaserServicesHairremovaltreatmentofRosaceaspiderveinsonthefaceandskinpigmentations.Call410-871-6161formoreinformation.Receive10offany3-or4-treatmentpackage.TreatmentsmustbebookedbetweenNovember1andDecember312013.FirsttreatmentmustbescheduledfornolaterthanJanuary312014.Participatingprovidersonly.Cannotbecombinedwithanyotherdiscount.Opentonewandreturningpatients.JapaneseHotStoneFacialMassage30-minutemassage50LymphedemaTreatmentServicesCall410-871-6161forinformationandappointments.MassageGeneralpregnancycancerandmastectomymassage.Byappointmentonly.15minutes2030minutes4560minutes7090minutes95ReikiOnehour7030minutes45TheResourceCenterAcomprehensivehealthlibrary.OpenMondayFriday830a.m.5p.m.Call410-871-6161formoreinformation.AcupunctureByappointmentonly.Initialintake135follow-upvisits80Communityacupunctureintake40Communityfollow-upvisits25AromatherapyMassageSurroundyourselfinthearomaofyourchoicefromoneofthetherapistsessentialoilblendsandsootheawaystressandtension.75persessionTheBoutiqueattheWomensPlaceAboutiquespecializinginmerchandiseforwomenwithcancer.TheWomensPlaceChargesapply.Limitedquantitiesofwigsandheadcoveringsareavailablefreeofcharge.Appointmentspreferred.Call410-871-6161formoreinformationortoscheduleanappointment.CancerNavigationServicesAfreecomprehensiveresourceformenandwomenpendingadiagnosisorinanystageofcancer.Call410-871-6161formoreinformation.CancerNutritionalCounselingServicesIndividualappointmentswitharegistereddietitianavailablewithaphysicianconsent.Call410-871-6161formoreinformation.CenterforBreastHealthAcomprehensiveresourceforwomenpendingadiagnosisorinanystageofbreastcancer.Call410-871-7120formoreinformation.GeneticCounselingInpartnershipwithUniversityofMarylandGreenebaumCancerCenter.Servicesareavailableforcancerpatientsandthoseatriskforthedisease.Call410-871-6161formoreinformation.HotStoneBodyMassage60-minutemassage80InfantMassageForbabiesage3weeksto6monthsandoneorbothparents.Firstsession70includesinstructionmassageoilandbookAdditionalsession55ScreeningsBloodPressureScreeningsRegistrationnotrequired.Fordatesandtimespleasecall410-871-7000orvisitCarrollHospitalCenter.org.AllMindandBodyclassesandprogramsareheldatTheWomensPlaceunlessotherwisenoted.ContinuingYogaPracticeReview4weeksThursdaysOctober31November216715p.m.45perpersonMiniMassageDayWednesdaysNovember27January22February26Byappointmentonly.15minutes2030minutes45Yoga7weeksThursdaysFebruary6March27PrenatalYoga430520p.m.PhysicianconsentrequiredContinuingYoga530645p.m.BeginningYoga7815p.m.89perpersonMindandBodyRegistrationisrequiredforallclassesandprogramswiththeexceptionofsupportgroupsunlessotherwiseindicated.ToregisterorformoreinformationpleasecallCareConnectat410-871-7000orregisteronlineatCarrollHospitalCenter.org.Allfeesarenon-refundable.CalendarSupportGroupsTobaccoCessationGreatAmericanSmokeoutQuitSmokingWalk-inClinicSponsoredbytheCarrollCountyHealthDepartmentCigaretteRestitutionFundProgram.Briefindividualcounselingtohelpwithyourquitsmokingplans.Stopbyandyouwillbeseenintheorderthatyouarrive.VouchersforChantixwithdoctorsprescrip-tionandnicotinereplacementavailable.ThursdayNovember211130a.m.1p.m.KellyConferenceRoomFreeCall410-871-4429formoreinformation.StopUsingTobaccoforLife5weeksLearnstrategiesforquittinganddevelopinghealthynewhabits.SponsoredbytheCarrollCountyHealthDepartment.ThursdaysJanuary23February2068p.m.CarrollCountyHealthDepartment290S.CenterSt.WestminsterFree CarrollHospitalCenter.org17CertifiedCPRHealthcareProviderCPRInitialThisclassisforhealthcareprofessionalsandprofessionalrescuers.FridayDecember6MondayFebruary38a.m.1p.m.ShipleyClassroom80perpersonHealthcareProviderCPRRenewalMusthaveacurrentAHAHealthcareProviderCardtoregister.MondaysNovember18noon4p.m.January278a.m.noonShipleyClassroom64perpersonHeartCodeBLSAnalternativetothetraditionalBLSclassthisAmericanHeartAssociationBLSe-learningprogramisnowbeingofferedasanoptiontorenewyourHealthcareProviderCPR.Call410-871-7000formoreinformation.ASeasontoRememberTobenefitCarrollHospice.MondayDecember2throughTuesdayDecember10FestivitiesincludeTreeofLightsTreeAuctionTeawithMrs.ClausMemorialTrees.CalltheCarrollHospiceDevelopmentOfficeat410-871-7220orvisitCarrollHospice.orgformoreinformation.AuxiliaryBooksAreFunBookFairTobenefittheWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenter.MondayNovember410a.m.4p.m.TuesdayNovember57a.m.3p.m.CarrollHospitalCenterMainLobbyAuxiliaryShoppingintheRoundTobenefittheWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenter.ThursdayNovember2110a.m.4p.m.CarrollHospitalCenterMainLobbyToreserveaspacecontactCarrollHospitalCenterVolunteerServicesat410-871-7280.SpecialEventsTotalHealthExpoHealthandwellnesseducationscreeningsandfunactivitiesforthewholefamily.SaturdayOctober268a.m.noonCarrollHospitalCenterRegistrationrequiredforsomescreenings.Call410-871-7000toregister.PinkFlingLuncheonTobenefittheWISHFund.SupportstheCenterforBreastHealth.SundayOctober27ThePorticoatSt.John43MonroeSt.Westminster45perpersonCall410-871-6200formoreinformation.VeteransAppreciationBreakfastSponsoredbyCarrollHomeCareandCarrollHospice.WednesdayNovember139a.m.BestWesternConferenceCenterFreebreakfastforoneveteranandoneguest.Limitedseating.Call410-871-7205toRSVP.PostcardsfromParisThe54thAnnualCarrollHospitalCenterAuxiliaryGala630p.m.midnightMartinsWestminsterForsponsorshipsticketsdonationsormoreinformationcontactCarrollHospitalCenterVolunteerServicesat410-871-7280orvisitCHCGala.orgTobenefittheWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenterSaturdayNovember2 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