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September 2017 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about:

  • the people behind the scenes  at WMH who make a difference every day;
  • our newest hospitalist, Dr. Andrew Keaster;
  • a new member of our psychiatric team, Dr. Zara Masood;
  • upcoming open enrollment periods;
  • and more!

To download this edition, click on the link below:

September 2017 Healthbeat.pdf

July 2017 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • WMH's successful approach to employee wellness;
  • Chris Baker, RN, wins Daisy Award for Exceptional Nursing;
  • meet the new Patient Experience Coordinator;
  • Hospital Auxiliary grants wishes to help community;
  • and much more!

July 2017 Healthbeat Final.pdf

May 2017 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, topics covered include:

  • how speech therapy helps local children;
  • an introduction to Dr. Sylvie Giroux;
  • an update on WMH's financial picture;
  • services covered by the new FastCare clinic;
  • and much more!

To read this edition, download Healthbeat at the link below.

May 2017 Healthbeat - Final.pdf

March 2017 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, look for stories on these topics:

  • a DeTour man's experience with robot-assisted surgery;
  • children with disabilities get help from Dr. Newhouse;
  • cancer doctor participates in national Moonshot meeting;
  • helicopter to provide emergency transport in EUP;
  • and much more!

To download this edition of Healthbeat, click on the link below.

March 2017 Healthbeat - Final.pdf

January 2017 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, look for stories that include...

  • What to expect in 2017 (an article by CEO David Jahn);
  • New access to cancer expertise;
  • Sharon Portice, RN, wins Daisy Award;
  • Getting help in a mental health crisis;
  • and much more!

Click on the PDF link below to download this edition.

January 2017 Healthbeat - Final.pdf

November 2016 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • WMH & LSSU: Working Together
  • Chapel Project Underway
  • Sensory & Social Play Group for Kids
  • New Pain Relief Options for Childbirth
  • and much more!

Click on the PDF link below to download this edition.

November 2016 Healthbeat - Final.pdf

September 2016 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, look for these stories:

  • Robotic Surgery Comes to WMH
  • Long Term Care Family Respite Room takes shape
  • Behind the Scenes with a CNA
  • "One Patient. One Record."
  • Wall of Gratitude
  • and more!

To download, just click on the PDF link below.

September 2016 HB Final.pdf

July 2016 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • Our new Diabetes Coordinator
  • One man's view on the ICU
  • Andary and Rechner join the Board
  • the Patient Advisory Council
  • our new physician, Dr. Daha
  • and more!

To read these stories and more, click on the downloadable PDF below.

July 2016 Healthbeat

May 2016 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • Upgrades to the Electronic Medical Record;
  • WMH's team of Advanced Practitioners;
  • Gentle C-Section at WMH;
  • Nutritional Coaching available to area residents;
  • and the work and legacy of W.W. "Frenchie" LaJoie.

To read these stories and more, download the PDF below.

May 2016 Healthbeat - Final.pdf

March 2016 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • Hospital security upgrades;
  • CMU med students working at WMH;
  • Cancer Care Center opening;
  • Billing processes, and;
  • Results of medical staff surveys.

To read these stories and more, download the PDF below.

March 2016 Final Version.pdf

January 2016 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about:

  • Local care available to Veterans;
  • Sault native Dr. Sarah Amo practicing at WMH;
  • FDA-approved drug options for weight loss;
  • Dr. Kyle Raycraft joins Emergency Department, and;
  • Cancer Care Center opening update.

To read these stories and more, download the PDF below.

January 2016 Healthbeat.pdf

October 2015 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about

  • CEO David Jahn's update on the Affordable Care Act;
  • A variety of events to support the Cancer Care Center expansion;
  • a new family practice physician, Dr. Gunasekera;
  • a new internal medicine physician, Dr. Samuel;
  • the work of cardiologist Dr. Doghmi;
  • our newest Daisy Award winner, Charlotte Folkersma, RN;
  • and more!

To download the PDF of the entire newsletter, please click on the link below.

October 2015 Healthbeat - Final.pdf

August 2015 Healthbeat

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In this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • our Fall Health Fair;
  • Rev. Laursen's thoughts on WMH Oncology expansion;
  • available specialists at WMH;
  • a new certification for your local hospital;
  • Dr. Al-Ghandour, our new pulmonologist, and;
  • Hands-Only CPR.

To read these articles and more, click on the PDF link below.

August Healthbeat Final.pdf

June 2015 Healthbeat

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Inside this edition of Healthbeat, you'll find....

  • an introduction to Dr. Joel Slade - medical director of anesthesia;
  • news about a new arrangement with CMU to train future doctors;
  • an article honoring Deb Marx, RN - DAISY Award winner;
  • information about some of the area's specialists, and;
  • an invitation to support the expansion of WMH's Oncology Dept

To read these articles and more, click on the link below to open the PDF.

June 2015 Healthbeat.pdf

April 2015 Healthbeat

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Inside this edition of Healthbeat, read about....

  • A rough start with a happy ending for a baby boy
  • A new DAISY award winner
  • Plans for an expanded Oncology Unit at WMH
  • The new director of our Community Relations/ Development Fund

and so much more! Click on the PDF link below to open this edition.

April 2015 Healthbeat FINAL.pdf

January 2015 Healthbeat

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Inside this Healthbeat, readers will find:

  • An introduction to the new Emergency Dept Medical Director
  • Winter Safety Tips
  • A story explaining the work of medication reconciliation techs
  • News of a new multi-specialty clinic

....and so much more!

Click on the link below to see or download the entire January Healthbeat.

Healthbeat Jan. 2015.pdf

December 2014 Healthbeat

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Inside this Healthbeat, readers will find:

  • A St. Ignace woman's story of implant success;
  • An announcement about new technology in the Radiology Department;
  • Daisy honors for a nurse in the Emergency Department;
  • New treatment for depression...

....and so much more!

Click on the link below to see or download the entire December Healthbeat.

Healthbeat Dec 2014.pdf

September 2014 Healthbeat

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Inside this Healthbeat, readers will find:

  • A letter from CEO David Jahn;
  • A virtual tour of the newly-completed Emergency Dept.;
  • Introductions to Dr. Arango (Oncology/Hematology) and Dr. Rivera (Internal Medicine)
  • An announcement regarding a generous, life-saving gift

Click on the link below to see or download the entire September Healthbeat.

September 2014 Healthbeat.pdf

July 2014 Healthbeat

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Inside this month's Healthbeat, you'll find these stories:

  • Road to Recovery wins an award
  • Sound waves used to treat kidney stones at WMH
  • Dr. Arthur Luka joins medical staff
  • Purchasing partnership with California hospital
  • New equipment for off-site consultations
  • Colonoscopy & endoscopy in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Gifts from WMH Auxiliary

Click on the link below to see the entire July 2014 Healthbeat.

July 2014 HB Final.pdf

May 2014 Healthbeat

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Inside this month's Healthbeat, you'll find stories that cover:

  • A pacemaker-like device that helps women with incontinence;
  • A Newberry baby that came into the world early and unexpectedly;
  • The schedule for upcoming dermatology clinics;
  • A word of thanks for our Road to Recovery supporters;
  • The results of our most recent Long Term Care survey, and;
  • An update from our CEO on War Memorial's financial picture.

Click the link below to see this month's Healthbeat.

May 14 HB final.pdf

March 2014 Healthbeat

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Inside this month's Healthbeat, you'll find:

  • CEO David Jahn's thoughts on the environment of collaboration and affiliation among Michigan hospitals;
  • A list of doctors arriving in the community in the coming months;
  • Dr. Mark Wallace offers balloon sinuplasty in the office;
  • Introduction of WMH's new Chief of Anesthesiology;
  • A look at Ron Calery's service on the WMH Board of Trustees;
  • Season changes and mood disorders are explored by Dr. Paul Sorgi;
  • and a variety of extras, including event info, planned giving, and more.

March 2014 Healthbeat.pdf

January 2014 Healthbeat

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Inside this month's Healthbeat, you'll find:

  • CEO David Jahn's thoughts on 2014;
  • New space now open in Emergency Dept.;
  • Highlights of the hospital's new website;
  • Introduction of Dr. Lynne McCormick as new Urologist;
  • Introduction of Dr. Radwan Alkiek as new Cardiologist;
  • Story reviewing WMH  3-year goals;
  • and a complete list of area physicians and providers.

Click on the link below to download the PDF.

January 2014 Healthbeat Final.pdf

October 2013 Healthbeat

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Inside this month's Healthbeat, find the following stories:

  • Anderson joins WMH Board of Trustees
  • Sault Pediatrics, a "Medical Home" for area families
  • New Hope for Motherhood: Introducing a procedure to reverse tubal ligation
  • Emergency Department welcomes Dr. Lindsay Showers
  • Boston psychiatrist takes the reigns at WMH Behavioral Health Center
  • Pink Glove Dance needs your vote
  • Golfers help save lives - maybe yours!

October 2013 Healthbeat.pdf