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From the CeO Action, Answers and Awards What our accolades mean for you as a patient I f you ever wonder how critical a few short minutes can be, talk with our health professionals on the front lines for heart attacks and strokes. Our prehospital care partners will tell you how calling 911 when symptoms occur enables them to invest every second of ambulance time in assessing and stabilizing the patient. Our Emergency Department staff will explain how the minutes between the incident and reopening the blocked vessel can be the difference between life and death. Our dedicated Cardiovascular and Stroke teams will emphasize the fact that there is not a moment to waste. And they know, as confirmed by St. Anthony Hospital’s having recently earned some of the nation’s most coveted care designations. • We are now a Heart Attack Receiving Center. Awarded by the American Heart Association Mission: LifeLine program, this designation shows we have met or exceeded quality-of-care measures for people experiencing ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—the most severe type of heart attack in which blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart. • We are now an official Chest Pain Center. The recognition from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care confirms that patients arriving here complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved. • We are now a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This certification from the Joint Commission confirms that we have the professional staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, procedures and training to receive and treat patients who have the most complex strokes. It shows we have dedicated neuro ICU beds for these patients to provide neurocritical care 24/7. It speaks to our advanced imaging, the fact that we can coordinate post-hospital stroke care, that we participate in stroke research, and that we have the processes and performance measures in place that evidence has shown yield better outcomes. Each of these new designations came only after a stringent on-site review by independent experts. Not only did we meet expectations, but the caliber of our staff’s teamwork also merited commendation from these national survey groups. We salute the physicians and associates who garnered this “trifecta.” Even more important: It is their extraordinary care awaiting your family if stroke or heart attack occurs. And that’s great news. Jeff Brickman, FACHE President and CEO St. Anthony Hospital 2 Fa l l 2 013 Jeff Brickman, FACHE, President and CEO Loralee Sturm, Communications Coordinator Carla Carwile, Contributing Writer/Editor PRODUCTION Editorial VP/Content: Jeff Ficker Editor-in-Chief: Sally Kilbridge Editors: Erin Feeney, Matt Morgan, Ellen Olson, Tom Weede 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 Washington 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 St. Anthony Hospital 11600 W. 2nd Place Lakewood, CO 80228 720-321-0000 We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in our communities. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please tear off the shipping label and mail it to Remove Me, P.O. 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, Arizona 85014, 602395-5850. 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.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - St. Anthony

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - St. Anthony
From the CEO
Community Connections
Lung Imaging as Never Before
Taking Action Against AFib
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
Help in a Heartbeat
What Tomosynthesis Taught Me
Hogans’ Heroes
Feeling Grand
Ask the Experts

Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - St. Anthony