Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare - (Page 1)

CONTENTS SPECIAL An Epic Change Rolling out electronic medical records to improve caregiver efficiency, communication and patient safety. 49 DEPARTMENTS 2 Community Message How electronic medical records are changing the face of healthcare, and why they’ll keep you safer. 50 Spotlight on Community Hospital Surgeons on staff at Community Spine & Neurosurgery Institute offer a full spectrum of care. 52 Spotlight on St. Catherine Hospital An East Chicago man gets a new lease on life after bypass surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. 54 Spotlight on St. Mary Medical Center The Family Birthing Center helps families have great beginnings. FEATURES 34 38 42 46 56 A Day in the Life of Your Heart Your heart is on the job 24/7. Learn how you can make its work easier. Unexpected Heroes How can you help someone with cancer? By supporting their caregiver. Get in Gear Recognizing a problem with your thyroid can help you get back on track. A Real Lifesaver Why the benefits of a mammogram outweigh the minimal risks of radiation exposure. A Safer Hospital Stay Bar code technology reduces errors and ensures that the right patient is receiving the right dose of the right medication. 3 6 10 16 20 24 When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count Hospitals of Community Healthcare System provide quality care when time matters most. Rays of Hope Fight Cancer New approaches to cancer detection and treatment are offered by the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. Girl Talk Four women share their wisdom on staying healthy at every age. Say What? Common yet surprising causes of hearing loss—and how to prevent it. Action Plan Exercise can ease joint pain. Discover the right combination for relief. Like This? Try That! Add some diversity to your diet. We’ll show you how to do it the healthy way! COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY TODD PLITT, GETTY IMAGES ON THE COVER 28 Vim & Vigor · SUMM ER 2011 George Clooney is the object of affection the world over. And as this year marks the star’s midcentury birthday, he reflects on his life and health. Learn the dos and don’ts for how to look this good at 50! 1

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare
Contents
Community Message
When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count
Rays of Hope Fight Cancer
Girl Talk
Say What?
Action Plan
Like This? Try That!
Being George Clooney
A Day in the Life of Your Heart
Unexpected Heroes
Get in Gear
A Real Lifesaver
A Real Lifesaver
Spotlight on Community Hospital
Spotlight on St. Catherine Hospital
Spotlight on St. Mary Medical Center
A Safer Hospital Stay

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2011 - Community Healthcare

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