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Feel Better with Firelands - Spring 2018

Firelands Regional Medical Center brings you stories of inspiration, innovation, and empowerment in its Feel Better with Firelands magazine.


WOMEN & CHILDREN [Continued] PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY CLINICS Monthly specialty clinics for children, staffed by Board Certified Pediatric Specialists. Firelands Main Campus 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky Pediatric Cardiology Clinic Claudine Whitfield, MD Toledo ProMedica Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Specialist Firelands South Campus Outpatient Specialty Clinic 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic Judy Splawski, MD, Sharon Perry, NP Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist Pediatric Neurology Clinic Max Wiznitzer, MD, Kathy Maxwell, NP, Dr. Jennifer Waldron, MD Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurology Specialists Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic George Thompson, MD Christine Hardesty, MD Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists Pediatric Physiatry Douglas Henry, MD Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Pediatric Physiatry Specialist Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic Amy DiMarino, DO Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist Benjamin Goldstein, MD Toledo ProMedica Hospital Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist To schedule an appointment, please call: Dr. Whitfield, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic & Dr. Goldstein Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic: 419-557-7840 Dr. Henry, Pediatric Physiatry Clinic: 216-448-6179 All Other Pediatric Clinics: 1-800-377-3117 General Information Contact Tina May, NCMA 419-557-6767 SCREENINGS MORNING COFFEE Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Fasting lipid profile for $17. Firelands South Campus 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky First Wednesday of every month, excluding July which will be July 11, 8–10 am FREE BLOOD PRESSURE & BLOOD SUGAR SCREENINGS Screenings are offered at various locations throughout Erie County. For a listing of dates and locations, please call 419-557-7410. HEALTH & WELLNESS SCREENINGS Various screenings offered to community members for a low-cost fee. Cash or check only. Costs: Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel – $45 (No eating or drinking for 12 hours – water allowed; Includes liver and kidney function studies, fasting blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, HDL/LDL and triglyceride levels.) Hemoglobin A1C – $25 PSA – $30 Saturday, April 21 7:30 – 9:30 am Office of Dr. Ruggles 348 Milan Ave., Suite 2, Norwalk Saturday, May 12 7:30 – 9:30 am Office of Drs. Kuns 101 S. Washington St., Castalia Saturday, June 16 7:30 – 9:30 am Office of Dr. Williamson & Dr. Perez 300 Williams St., Huron Thursday, July 12 7:30 – 9:30 am Office of Dr. Rogers 1605 State Route 60, Vermilion Saturday, July 21 7:30 – 9:30 am Office of Dr. Braniecki 3960 E. Harbor Rd., Port Clinton Must pre-register for all lab work. Call 419-557-7840 to register. FREE BREAST CANCER SCREENING For the uninsured or underinsured. Screening will include a clinical breast exam, education on prevention and early detection, and screening mammogram if indicated. Center for Breast Care 703 Tyler St., Suite 152, Sandusky Saturday, April 7 9am–12pm Call 419-557-7840 to register. FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING This skin screening is open to anyone in need of a check for any suspicious moles or areas of concern. Screening provided by: Thomas E. Fleming, MD, board certified dermatologist, and Natalie Felter, NP-C. University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center 701 Tyler Street, Sandusky Thursday, April 19 4–7pm Call 419-557-7410 to register. FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING Screening to help families identify how their child is progressing cognitively, developmentally and socially. Families will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with therapists who specialize in early childhood development. Children’s S.P.O.T. Firelands South Campus 2nd Floor 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky Tuesday, May 29 9 am – 12 pm Pre-registration is required by calling 419-557-7076. EDUCATION BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) This CPR course is for healthcare providers such as nurses, doctors and other patient caregivers who respond to cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies. Firelands South Campus 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky Cost: $55 includes textbook 8 – 11:30 am Tuesday, March 20 Thursday, April 26 Tuesday, May 8 Thursday, May 31 Wednesday, June 20 Tuesday, July 10 1 – 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 3 Tuesday, May 22 Monday, June 4 Thursday, July 26 Register: 419-557-6740 or FREEDOM FROM SMOKING This 6-week program provides a supportive group environment and teaches a step-by-step method for changing behavior and quitting smoking for long-term freedom. Firelands Main Campus 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky 6 pm Tuesdays: April 10–May 15 Registration required, call: 419-557-6151 or email: HEARTSAVER FIRST AID WITH CPR/AED This combo course teaches the chain of survival including first aid basics such as medical, injury and environmental emergencies, plus all CPR components and AED training. Firelands South Campus 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky Cost: May take each class separately for $55 or as a combo for $100; price includes textbook. 8 am – 1 pm Wednesday, April 11 Wednesday, May 23 Wednesday, June13 Wednesday, July 11 Register: 419-557-6740 or

STOP THE BLEED Designed to teach bystanders the importance of quickly stopping blood loss in the event of an emergency situation. Firelands South Campus 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky Cost: $15; optional supplies will be offered for purchase during class 1 – 2 pm Wednesday, March 14 Wednesday, April 11 Wednesday, May 23 Wednesday, June13 Wednesday, July 11 Register: 419-557-6740 or SUPPORT GROUPS For a listing of support groups, please visit or call 419-557-7410. COMMUNITY EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS LUNCHEON CLUB Sandusky Yacht Club 529 E. Water St., Sandusky Buffet lunch: 11am – 12:30 pm Presentation: 12:30 pm Cost: $18/person (Includes tax/tip, cash or check only) Wednesday, March 28 Bone Up on Osteoporosis – Tips on ways to keep your bones healthy and when/if medications are necessary. Speaker: April Hamlin, PT Firelands Pharmacist Wednesday, April 25 Hospice Myth Busters Clarifying the common misconceptions and myths that surround hospice care. Speaker: Dr. James E. Preston, MD Medical Director of Stein Hospice Wednesday, May 23 Breathe Easier Pulmonary issues common to aging and what you might be able to do to breathe easier. Speaker: Tammy Biglin, RRT Director of Cardiac/Pulmonary Services Wednesday, June 27 Being a Friend to Those With Memory Loss Approached with humor, wit, and compassion Speaker: Lynn Ritter, PhD Education Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter Wednesday, July 25 Skin & Aging The amazing protective shield known as skin is easy to take for granted, but no matter who you are there will be noticeable changes as you age. Your skin is one of the few human organs you can visually see when there are problems or changes. Learn what you can do to care and protect your skin; after all, it has protected you for years! Speaker: Tonia Copsey, ANP-C, MSN, CWOCN Nurse Director, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Program Early reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 419-557-7840 or online at AUXILIARY/ GIFT SHOP SALES & EVENTS BOOKS R FUN Featuring a wide variety of new books at prices up to 70% off retail value. Firelands Main Campus 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky Thursday, March 29 7 am – 4 pm Firelands South Campus 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky Tuesday, April 10 7 am – 4 pm MASQUERADE JEWELRY SALE The latest trends in jewelry and accessories. All items are $5. Firelands Main Campus 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky May 10 7 am – 8 pm GENEVA SHEET SALE Featuring a wide variety of Geneva sheets. Firelands Main Campus 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky June 4 & 5 7 am – 4 pm TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES EXTENDED TRIPS include roundtrip transportation, overnight accommodations, and some meals. For questions or reservations, call 419-557-7722. Pacific Coast Adventure Departing by air: July 12 Featuring Seattle, Portland & San Francisco – Seattle City Tour, Pike Place Market, Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland City Tour, Oregon’s Pacific Coast, Newport, Oregon Dune Buggy Tour, Crater Lake National Park, Redwood National Park, Avenue of the Giants, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Tour, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Cost: $3,189/per person Double Occupancy New England – Canada Cruise Departing by motor coach: September 28 Enjoy a 7 day voyage with Princess Cruises north along the Eastern Seaboard round trip from New York City onboard the magnificent Regal Princess. Visit Boston, New Port, Bar Harbor, Maine’s Acadia National Park, Canada’s Atlantic Provinces – Halifax & St. John; plus one night lodging in New York City. Cost: Starting at $1,974 per person inside twin; balcony & mini suites available at adjusted rates DAY TRIPS For questions or reservations, call 419-557-7722. Ohio Star Theater at Dutch Valley Departing by Motor Coach June 21 Journey to the heart of Amish Country to Sugarcreek, Ohio. Browse and shop, before enjoying a hearty Amish buffet lunch. Following lunch we will enjoy the Amish musical, “Home Game” at the Ohio Star Theater. Following the show we will shop at Troyer’s Country Market offering a wide variety of Amish goodies. Cost: $110/per person Detroit Princess Riverboat Cruise: August 9 A unique adventure on the Detroit Princess ship: the best of dining and sightseeing. Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch during the 2½ hour cruise on the Detroit River taking in scenery of both Detroit and Windsor, cruising past Belle Isle and up to the mouth of Lake Saint Clair. Entertainment is the Motown tribute band the “Prolifics.” After the cruise visit Dundee, Michigan and make a duel stop at the Russell Stover Candy Outlet and St. Julian’s Wine store for shopping, chocolates, wines, coffee and ice cream. Cost: $105 per person INTERESTED IN JOINING THE FIRELANDS AUXILIARY OR VOLUNTEERING IN OUR GIFT SHOPS? FOR MORE INFO CALL: 419-557-5469.