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Winter 2015 Interactive MagazineWe are excited to welcome you to Adventist HealthCare & You, a quarterly magazine featuring the health stories of real people in our community that connects you with health care resources at our hospitals and beyond.

Current Issue – Winter 2015

We are Adventist HealthCare. That story, upcoming community health classes & events, and more in the Fall 2014 issue of Adventist HealthCare & You magazine. To read, launch the interactive edition of the magazine or browse the articles below.

 

Coming Together for You

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Coming Together for You

At Adventist HealthCare, we have a rich history of providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive services at locations convenient to you and your family. We provide care when you are sick. We also play a key role in keeping you healthy. You may not realize that Adventist HealthCare’s services go beyond care in a hospital and include rehabilitative medicine, in-home care, a broad physician network, mental health services and, soon, several urgent care centers. Even better, Adventist HealthCare’s services are becoming connected through...

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Home Care Q&A

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Home Care Q&A

Time spent at home with family during the holidays offers opportunities to notice signs that an aging loved one might need assistance with daily living. Keith Ballenger, vice president of Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services, answers four common questions. Request a Free Home Care Consultation What is home care? This valuable service helps people recover and function as independently as possible in their homes. At Adventist HealthCare Home Care, our compassionate team of nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians and certified nursing...

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Meet Two People Whose Contributions Help Shape Healthcare in Our Community

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Meet Two People Whose Contributions Help Shape Healthcare in Our Community

Whether large or small, contributions from community members to Adventist HealthCare Foundations allow the mission of improving the health of people and communities to continuously expand. In 2013, our community members, business partners, physicians and employees, through their generosity and giving spirit, helped to fund programs that assist patients with limited resources, purchase equipment and technology, and expand vital services across Adventist HealthCare. Donate to Adventist HealthCare The healthcare system is grateful to everyone...

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The Birth Center: Nearly 35 Years of Welcoming Babies Into the World

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The Birth Center: Nearly 35 Years of Welcoming Babies Into the World

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center celebrates nearly 35 years of welcoming babies into the world. Are you getting ready for baby? Learn About Our Free Birth Center Tour Baby 1… At 3:38 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1981, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital welcomed its first baby. The girl was born in the new obstetrical unit that included 16 maternal/child department beds, five labor and delivery rooms and a 20-bassinet nursery. Within 24 hours, the unit had delivered five babies. In 1981, the 55-nurse department emphasized “family centered”...

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Heart Health Inspiration from Two Former Adventist HealthCare Heart Patients

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Heart Health Inspiration from Two Former Adventist HealthCare Heart Patients

With February, American Heart Month, around the corner, now is a good time to reflect on what you’re doing to maintain or improve your heart health and make changes that could save your life. If you need inspiration, look no further than these two former Adventist HealthCare heart patients. Find Out Your Heart Age Chris Barritt: The Ride of His Life This former Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital heart surgery patient is pacing himself to meet his goals. “I have been living heart-healthy by eating well, taking a vigorous...

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Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care Centers Coming to Rockville, Germantown and Laurel

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Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care Centers Coming to Rockville, Germantown and Laurel

Adventist HealthCare is excited to announce the opening of three urgent care centers, in Rockville, Germantown and Laurel. The first Centra Care, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care center will open in Rockville in 2015, offering comprehensive urgent care to adults and children. Adventist HealthCare is partnering with Florida-based Centra Care to add this service to its system of healthcare. With more than 30 years of experience and 26 locations in Florida, Centra Care is an expert in providing quality urgent care. The Centra Care, Adventist...

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A New Logo and Unified Facility Names Embody the Quality Service You’ve Come to Expect from Us

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A New Logo and Unified Facility Names Embody the Quality Service You’ve Come to Expect from Us

When it comes to your health, we know you want the best medical experts, the highest quality and most compassionate care, and a personalized experience in a convenient, comfortable environment. Adventist HealthCare not only provides all of that, but we also have a long-standing mission of improving the health of people and communities. We fulfill our mission each day by providing for and promoting your health and wellness—mentally, physically and spiritually. As the national healthcare system evolves, Adventist HealthCare continues to deliver...

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Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center features State-of-the-art Patient Care

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Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center features State-of-the-art Patient Care

Last November, the Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center opened its doors, launching a new era in local cancer care. In its first year, the center has made a tremendous difference for cancer patients in Montgomery County and surrounding areas.   Learn more about the Aquilino Cancer Center, our services, by downloading our brochure. Download Cancer Center Brochure When it opened, the Aquilino Cancer Center offered imaging, navigation and oncology services, and soon it added lymphedema therapy, clinical trials, multi- disciplinary...

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Seasonal Depression is a Serious Yet Treatable Condition

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Seasonal Depression is a Serious Yet Treatable Condition

As the winter season approaches and days become shorter, many people begin feeling depressed, lethargic and overwhelmed. What some call the “winter blues”  might actually be a type of depressive disorder known as seasonal depression, occurring during the fall and winter months when exposure to natural sunlight is limited. Unlike the winter blues, which is often milder and more temporary, people with seasonal depression usually experience prolonged feelings of sadness and withdrawal along with a loss of interest in daily activities, such as...

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Leading the Way to Wellness

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Leading the Way to Wellness

Last spring, I took over the role of leading Adventist HealthCare into the changing health care landscape. It is rewarding and exciting to lead an outstanding organization and team of compassionate, skilled, expert care providers who focus each day on providing the very best care to those we serve. Our health care system is shifting from healing the sick to keeping the healthy, healthy. For Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest health care provider, this changing approach to care brings us back to our roots and connects...

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