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Phil’s Feature With You on Your Journey We’re always striving to make healthcare a seamless experience A s a thriving organization in a robust community, we constantly analyze both the needs of our area and the fabric of our healthcare offerings. An estimated 40,000 people in the Gwinnett area are currently living with cancer. And when it comes to cancer care, the needs vary based on diagnosis, stage and the patient’s personality. To form a more seamless system of care, Gwinnett Medical Center now has a strengthened relationship with Suburban Hematology Oncology Associates PC. For the past 30 years, these board-certified oncologists have provided infusion services, offering personalized care and innovation. Located in Lawrenceville, Duluth and Snellville, the infusion centers are now known as the Center for Cancer Care, a service of Gwinnett Medical Center. The venture allows us to build on our individual strengths and together set new goals for continuously improving our services for patients now and in the future. Patients can expect the same experienced physicians and staff of Suburban Hematology Oncology Associates, as well as the same infusion and injection services, including chemotherapy, hydration and other IV therapies. Although this new relationship is critical to GMC’s cancer services, we also are looking ahead to other program elements that might make a difficult journey somewhat easier. It’s a spectrum of care that involves not only prevention and treatment, but also ongoing survivorship to help patients live their lives to the fullest once treatment is complete. We realize healthcare is a journey that doesn’t simply end and begin, but moves along with you through life’s hills and valleys. As a member of your community, we plan to be with you every step of the way. Philip R. Wolfe, FACHE President and CEO GWinnett Medical center President and chief executive Officer Philip R. Wolfe Gwinnett Health System Board of directors Carlton Buchanan, MD; Renee Byrd-Lewis; Keith Carnes, MD; Jay Desai, MD; Carolyn Hill; L.C. Johnson; J. Michael Levengood; Tom Martin; Miles H. Mason III, MD; David McCleskey, Chairman; William McGann; Charles Oglesby; Manfred Sandler, MD; Wayne Sikes; Jeff Wages; Philip R. Wolfe Vim & Vigor Managing editor Aaron McKevitt Vim & Vigor assistant Managing editor Lisa L. Stauffer editorial Board Abbey Brown, Kelli Massey, Amy Motteram, Keyonda Noel, Beth Okun, Dolores Ware PrOductiOn VP/Content: Jeff Ficker Editor-in-Chief: Sally Kilbridge Editors: Erin Feeney, Matt Morgan, Ellen Olson, Tom Weede Copy Editor: C.J. Hutchinson Art Directors: Rod Karmenzind, Kay Morrow, Pamela Norman Senior Production Manager: Laura Marlowe Special Projects Coordinator: Jenny Babich Imaging Specialist: Dane Nordine Production Technology Specialists: Julie Chan, Sonia Washington VP/Business Intelligence Group: Patrick Kehoe Postal Affairs & Logistics Director: Joseph Abeyta 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 Gwinnett Medical Center 678-312-1000 1000 Medical Center Blvd., Lawrenceville, GA 30046 If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please tear off the shipping label and mail it to Remove Me, PO Box 17910, Phoenix, AZ 85011, or go to Vim & Vigor,TM Fall 2013, Volume 29, Number 3, is published quarterly by McMurry/TMG, LLC, 1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602-3955850. Vim & VigorTM is published for the purpose of disseminating healthrelated 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. Copyright © 2013 by McMurry/ TMG, LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions in U.S.: $4 for one year (4 issues). Single copies: $2.95. For subscriptions and address changes, write: Circulation Manager, Vim & Vigor,TM 1010 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014. 2 Fa l l 2 013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Kind and Generous
How Can We Help?
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Next-Gen Surgery
Attack from Within
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Clear Passage
New Life with New Knees
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center