Join us next Monday, November 27th at 5.30 for our annual Lights of Remembrance event.
Click here to reach our website with more information about this wonderful event.
Click here for more information.
Be sure to tune in this evening as Dr. Ganesha Santhyadka, Pulmonary physician at St. Joe’s talks to WABI TV 5 about The Great American Smoke Out.
You’re taking an important step toward creating a healthier life when you set out to quit smoking. A good plan can help you get past symptoms of withdrawal. Take these five steps to help improve your success:
National Nurse Practitioner [NP] Week 2017 is November 12 – 18.
The role of the NP will be showcased November 12 – 18, 2017, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United
States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 234,000 strong with an additional 23,000 NP students graduating each year.
We take advantage of this special week to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional contributions NPs make to the health of millions of Americans. The faith that patients have in the care they receive from NPs is evidenced
by the more than 1.02 billion visits made to NPs annually.
Nurse practitioners, also known as NPs, are expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary, acute and specialty health care.
• NPs offer high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care.
• 22 states and the District of Columbia have granted full practice authority to NPs, giving patients more direct access to the primary, acute and specialty care services that NPs provide.
• NPs provide a full range of services, such as ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests; diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions; prescribing medications and treatments; and managing overall patient care.
• There are more than 234,000 NPs licensed to practice in America today, providing solutions to the health care provider crisis.
• NPs have master’s degrees, and many have doctoral degrees, as well as advanced education and clinical training.
• NPs are licensed and can prescribe medication and other treatments in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
• Patients whose primary care providers are NPs have fewer emergency room visits and shorter hospital stays, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs.
This week … and every week … we give GREAT THANKS to our NP’s!
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Recognizes American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout
Today, November 16, St. Joseph Healthcare will recognize the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out, which is observed annually on the third Thursday in November, to encourage smokers to call it quits for 1 day, or devise a plan to quit, and begin working toward better overall health.
Currently more than 36 million Americans smoke cigarettes. In fact, in 1965 42% of the U.S. population smoked. By 2015, through awareness and education, that rate dropped to approximately 15%. However, the addictive smoking of cigars, pipes and hookah are on the rise and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world.
“At St. Joe’s we are encouraging the local community to take inspiration from this event – to reach out to smokers in their lives and support them,” said Ganesha Santhyadka, MD, St. Joseph Healthcare. “Those who commit to kicking the habit will benefit from a healthier lifestyle and significantly reduce their risk of cancer.”
Our Respiratory Care Team Can Help
Our respiratory care practice sets the standard for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of lung related diseases, offering a variety of services as well as a modern pulmonary function lab, medical imaging department and pulmonary rehabilitation program. They also offer smoking cessation counseling on an outpatient basis. For information on these sessions, call 207.907.1809. The respiratory care team may be reached at:
St. Joseph Hospital
360 Broadway – Suite 202
Watch WVII TV 7 today as Dr. Santhyadka talks about the importance of this day!
Watch WVII Channel 7 news tonight to catch Sue Bernier, executive director of foundation here at St. Joe’s chat about the Lights of Remembrance event taking place on Monday, November 27th at 5.30 at the hospital on Broadway!
For details on the event click here.
See you on the 27th!
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the name used to describe a number of conditions affecting the lungs including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
COPD makes it difficult to breathe and you might find everyday tasks can be a real challenge. But with the right support, it’s possible to live well with COPD.
Click here for more information about COPD.
November is COPD Month. Click the link below for more information.
St. Joseph Healthcare, in conjunction with St. John Episcopal Church, is airing the documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, November 30th at 6 p.m.
This film opens a discussion about end-of-life planning and is based on the best-selling book by the same title.
The event will be held in the St. John’s Parish House and Sunday School located at 234 French Street in Bangor.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Andrew Files, Director of Spiritual Care, St. Joseph Healthcare at ANDREW.FILES@sjhhealth.com
Or by calling Andrew at 907-1798.