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Community Message On Staying Healthy Working together to help you be well I ndiana, unfortunately, ranks among the states at highest risk for a number of unhealthy behaviors— John Gorski 33rd for diabetes, 42nd for obesity, 36th for hypertension and 44th for smoking, according to 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. Together we can work to change these numbers by taking action against unhealthy lifestyles and the elevated incidence of diseases. At the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, we have the expertise of our doctors, caring medical professionals, advanced technology and facilities, and hundreds of free and low-cost screenings to provide you and your family all of the services necessary to stay healthy. The Affordable Care Act puts in place new consumer protections, provides additional coverage options for preventive care and gives you the tools you need to make more informed choices about your health. These healthcare law reforms will continue to roll out through 2014 and beyond. Our hospitals—Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart—offer many programs that support preventive care. We offer smoking cessation classes, screenings and information on managing blood pressure and lipids, fitness center class passes, nutrition counseling and many other programs to help you maintain a healthy weight. In the pages of this issue, you will read about some of the services Community Healthcare System offers to address healthier lifestyles. New Healthy Me (page 6) is an incentive program that has been helping our employees stay on track with their health. Now it’s being offered to businesses across the region so they can help improve their employees’ health. Community leaders are working together with St. Mary Medical Center to invest in the future of healthcare (page 50) with medical training for high school students. Area residents are walking again without pain after getting the treatment they need for peripheral arterial disease at the PAD Center of Community Hospital (page 52). To help patients make more informed choices regarding their health and their prescription medications, the pharmacy department at St. Catherine Hospital has opened a retail outlet (page 54). These are just a few of the ways we’re reaching out to the community to promote healthier lifestyles. You’ll find Community Healthcare System is the place to turn to not only in times of sickness but also when you are healthy, so we can help keep you that way. John Gorski Chief Operating Officer Community Healthcare System 2 Fa l l 2 013 COmmunity HealtHCare SyStem President and CeO, Vice Chairman of the Board Donald S. Powers Board of Directors Frankie L. Fesko, chairman of the board; James J. Richards, secretary; David E. Wickland, treasurer; Steven Beering, MD; David Bochnowski; Joseph E. Costanza; Daniel Dumezich; William Hasse; Richard S. McClaughry; Joseph T. Morrow; Sister Kathleen Quinn; William K. Schenck; Monsignor Joseph Semancik; M. Nabil Shabeeb, MD; Donald Torrenga; Robert J. Welsh; Edward L. Williams, PhD; Joe Williamson; Jay Zandstra executive Staff John Gorski, chief operating officer; Carole Bezat, senior vice president of administration; Mary Ann Shacklett, senior vice president of finance and CFO; Donald P. Fesko, OD, CEO, Community Hospital; Jo Ann Birdzell, CEO, St. Catherine Hospital; Craig Bolda, COO, St. Catherine Hospital; Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center regional editors Mylinda Cane, regional director, marketing and corporate communications Elise Sims, public relations and publication specialist PrODuCtiOn editorial VP/Content: Jeff Ficker Editor-in-Chief: Sally Kilbridge Editors: Erin Feeney, Matt Morgan, Ellen Olson, Tom Weede Senior Copy Editor: C.J. Hutchinson Design Art Directors: Rod Karmenzind, Kay Morrow, Pamela Norman Production Senior Production Manager: Laura Marlowe Special Projects Coordinator: Jenny Babich Imaging Specialist: Dane Nordine Production Technology Specialists: Julie Chan, Sonia Fitzgerald Circulation VP/Business Intelligence Group: Patrick Kehoe Postal Affairs & Logistics Director: Joseph Abeyta Client SerViCeS Executive VP, Sales: Chad Rose, 888-626-8779 VP/Client Services & Strategy: Paul Peterson Account Managers: Carey Ballard, Gerry Kubek, Kirsten Markson, Barbara Mohr, Ryan Smeets aDminiStratiOn Vim & Vigor Founder: J. Barry Johnson Chairman: Preston V. McMurry Jr. Chief Executive Officer: Matthew J. Petersen Chief Operating Officer: Fred Petrovsky Chief Financial Officer: Clarke Rea Attention: Marketing, 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, IN 46321 If you prefer not to receive our magazine or other health and wellness information from Community Healthcare System, please call us at 219-836-4582 or write to Community Healthcare System, 905 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. Vim & VigorTM, Fall 2013, Volume 29, Number 3, is published quarterly by McMurry/TMG, LLC, 1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602-395-5850. Vim & VigorTM is published for the purpose of disseminating health-related information for the well-being of the general public and its subscribers. The information contained in Vim & VigorTM is not intended for the purpose of diagnosing or prescribing. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.Vim & VigorTM does not accept advertising promoting the consumption of alcohol or tobacco. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare
Contents
Community Message
Community Briefs
Dream Team
Spreading the Health
Memory Keepers
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
On the Cover
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Mary Medical Center
SPOTLIGHT ON: Community Hospital
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Catherine Hospital
In Good Hands

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