FEBRUARY IS HOAG HEART MONTHHeart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one in every three deaths attributed to heart disease and stroke. During Heart Awareness Month, Hoag promotes heart health awareness with a host of information and services available to encourage heart-healthy lifestyle changes.
Hoag offers a variety of state-of-the-art screenings that help identify early signs of heart disease. Hoag is currently offering the following special screenings for eligible seniors:
Valve Screening: Seniors 65 and Older
Through a generous grant from Edwards Lifesciences, Orange County seniors may qualify to receive a heart valve screening at no cost. Seniors who have not had previous heart valve surgery, or have been diagnosed with heart valve disease may be eligible. For more information, call 949.764.VALVE (8258).
“Welcome to Medicare” Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
Medicare covers this one-time screening ultrasound if you receive a referral at your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. You must get the preventive visit and the screening ultrasound referral (not the ultrasound exam itself) within the first 12 months you have Medicare Part B.
Those eligible must:
> Have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm
> Be male, age 65-75 who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime
> Have never had an AAA ultrasound screening paid for by Medicare
A physician referral is required for the AAA ultrasound screening to bring to your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. To schedule an appointment, call 866.473.5605.
Start your heart healthy journey with a free education class this February, presented by a Hoag Cardiologist. Class topics include: What are the Signs of Early Valve Disease, How to Prevent a Heart Attack, and Women and Heart Disease. For more information, visit Hoag.org/winter-classes or call 800.400.HOAG (4624).
Make Healthy Meal Choices
Hoag is proud to collaborate with Subway to offer a special “Hoag Heart Month Deal” at participating locations* throughout Orange County. In February and March, anyone who purchases a 6 inch sub sandwich or larger can ask for the “Hoag Heart Month Deal” and receive a complimentary beverage. The Hoag Deal is valid from February 1 - March 31, 2013 at more than 90 participating locations. *For a complete list of locations, visit hoag.org/heart.
During Heart Month, take the opportunity to connect with your health care provider to receive an annual check-up, and outline the ways in which you could improve your heart health.
Nationally Recognized Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute
Rated the top heart program in Orange County and one of the Top 100 Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in America, Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute has a trusted and nationally recognized reputation for delivering the highest level of quality care. With its exceptional team of physician experts and staff, progressive technology, and state-of-the-art facilities, Hoag continues to lead the way in comprehensive cardiovascular care both locally and nationwide. To learn more about Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute and Hoag Heart Month, visit www.hoag.org/heart, or call 949.764.5871.
READY, SET, THRIVE. RESOURCES FOR LIVING WELL
We all strive to improve our health – to be more energetic, more focused, and more productive. But whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking, or manage stress, getting started and staying motivated can be a challenge. As a Kaiser Permanente member, you have a partner you know and trust giving you the right information and support – so you can focus on living life to the fullest.
My Health Manager
Stay connected and informed about your health with My Health Manager – online or with your smartphone or mobile device. As a member registered on kp.org you have secure, 24-hour access to convenient tools for managing your care at our facilities.
> Email your doctor’s office.
> View lab test results as soon as they’re available.
> Refill prescriptions.
> Schedule or cancel routine appointments.
> Help take care of a family member, like a child or parent, using these features and more.
For a guided tour of My Health Manager, visit kp.org/experience.
Healthy lifestyle programs
You have many online healthy lifestyle programs to choose from. Select the program that’s right for you, and get a personalized action plan for healthier living.
> Take a total health assessment for an overview of your well-being.
> Manage ongoing conditions.
> Lose weight.
> Eat healthier.
> Manage diabetes.
> Quit smoking.
> Reduce stress.
> Manage pain.
> Get a good night’s sleep.
> Manage depression.
> Reduce back pain.
Visit kp.org/healthylifestyles for more information.
Get the extra support you need to make healthy changes and stick with them with your own personal wellness coach. Our experienced and licensed coaches are available to members by phone, at no cost.
Your coach will work one-on-one with you to help set goals to improve your health, share available tools and resources, and personalize support to achieve them.
Eating well is easier when you bring home fresh food from our farmers’ markets. They’re conveniently located at many of our facilities, so you can pick up some healthy fruits and vegetables after your visit.
Go to kp.org/farmersmarket to find one at a facility near you.
CHOC CHILDREN’S NEW TOWER
TO OPEN IN SPRING 2013
There’s no place like CHOC. Not in California or anywhere else in the nation. When the doors of their state-of-the-art patient care tower open in 2013, CHOC Children’s will be one of the safest, most advanced children’s hospitals in the world.
The tower will house new and advanced pediatric services, and meet capacity needs for future generations. A new emergency department, operating rooms, laboratory, and imaging services will each have a dedicated pediatric environment and staff. Enhanced family amenities will create a serene, healing environment for children and their families.
One of the safest hospitals in the nation
The first children’s hospital in the world to borrow innovative concepts from the aerospace, aviation and manufacturing industries, CHOC’s new tower will feature standardized processes and design elements that will help the team perform vital functions flawlessly:
> “Same-handed” rooms – Each patient room will be identical, with supplies and equipment located in exactly the same places. “Same-handed” rooms require more space and are more expensive to build. However, standardizing these rooms reduces error because physicians, nurses and other staff members are already oriented to the room.
> Private patient rooms – Private rooms reduce the spread of infection and allow the hospital care team to focus more intently on individual patient needs. Private rooms can also be better controlled for individual noise, lighting and atmosphere preferences, helping to give patients and their families a place to call their own while staying at CHOC.
> Built-in nursing alcoves – Located directly outside the patients’ rooms, these workspaces allow nurses to keep patients within eyeshot. Advanced wireless communications and healthcare information technology will keep critical patient information immediately accessible.
These elements – and so much more – will take patient safety at CHOC to an even higher level.
Recruiting and retaining top pediatric talent
CHOC’s new tower is an important component in the recruitment and retention of top pediatric experts from throughout the world. It’s the final piece of a comprehensive package that offers experienced, compassionate physician and hospital staff dedicated to the relentless pursuit of pediatric medical excellence; leading-edge patient safety and health information technology; research and academic opportunities through CHOC’s affiliation with UC Irvine; and professional opportunities that only a full-service, nationally recognized children’s hospital can provide.
To learn more about CHOC’s passionate pursuit to provide the safest, most advanced care for children – and how you can support it - visit www.choc.org/giving. Or, call the CHOC Children’s Foundation at 714.532.8690.
SADDLEBACK MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center is a 325-bed acute care, not-for-profit hospital with locations in Laguna Hills and San Clemente. For more than three decades, South Orange County residents of all ages have turned to Saddleback Memorial for quality, compassionate health care.
Treating more than half a million people each year, Saddleback Memorial offers award-winning care and expertise in cardiac, stroke, cancer, women’s, orthopedics and 24-hour emergency services, as well as a variety of outpatient programs and educational classes that support its mission of enhancing the health and well-being of individuals, families and the community.
MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Saddleback Memorial
At the heart of the services offered at Saddleback Memorial is the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute, providing state-of-the-art technology and a complete spectrum of personalized care.
Comprehensive cardiovascular services include:
• Heart & Vascular Screenings
• Outpatient External Counter Pulsation Therapy
• Cardiac Receiving Center (STEMI)
• Stroke Receiving Center
• Stent and Pacemaker Implantations
• Off-Pump Bypass Surgery (Beating Heart Surgery)
• Pacemaker and Arrhythmia Clinic
• ICD’s (Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators)
• Therapeutic Hypothermia
• Heart Failure Disease Management Program
• Medically Supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and On-Site Gym
With emergency treatment times that beat the national average, Saddleback Memorial is one of just a few designated cardiac receiving centers in Orange County. State-of-the-art facilities feature full-service cardiovascular catheterization laboratories for diagnostics, cardiovascular pre-admission testing, minimally invasive interventions, and an open-heart surgery program.
Saddleback Memorial is committed to staying on the pulse of innovation, and was instrumental in pioneering off pump or “beating heart” surgery. This advanced procedure provides better overall health results than traditional open heart surgery with significantly less risk because it doesn’t require stopping the heart or putting the patient on a heart and lung machine.
After receiving inpatient care, most cardiac patients continue their treatment with the cardiac rehabilitation program for lifestyle modification and cardiovascular education.
Saddleback Memorial is recognized for quality outcomes and received The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 2011 Get With The Guidelines Gold Award for Heart Failure, achieving at least two years of 85% or higher adherence to all program quality indictors.
For information on services offered through any of Saddleback Memorial’s services, call 949.452.7255 or visit www.MemorialCare.org/Saddleback
ST. JOSEPH HEALTH
Q&A on the future of health care in Orange County
Deborah Proctor, President & CEO, St. Joseph Health
In 1912, the Sisters of St. Joseph traveled across the country to open a school and eventually a small hospital in Eureka, Calif. From these humble beginnings, St. Joseph Health, based in Orange, Calif., is now a $4.6 billion, 14-hospital system serving California, Texas and New Mexico – including four outstanding hospitals in Orange County. Deborah Proctor, one of the Top 25 Women in US Health Care according to Modern Healthcare magazine, began her career as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital more than 30 years ago and now serves as the organization’s president and CEO.
Question: Given the changing health care landscape, how is your health system transforming?
Deborah Proctor: We began making changes long before health care reform became law by embracing an illness and wellness model to foster broad networks of care – not just hospitals for treating the ill or injured – that includes a more integrated continuum of services for the community. We changed our name in May to St. Joseph Health in California and Covenant Health in Texas and these new names embrace the spirit of our new networks of care.
Q: What obstacles will hospitals and providers face going forward?
DP: We understand that families and employers are struggling and we are extremely concerned about the accessibility and affordability of health care. Health care reform will enable people in our communities to get the services they need. Our goal is to ensure our hospitals and providers are accessible while maintaining quality of care, becoming both the value and quality leader in our communities.
Q: What makes the care provided by St. Joseph Health unique?
DP: At St. Joseph Health and Covenant Health, we are committed to our core mission outcomes of Sacred Encounters, Perfect Care and Healthiest Communities. In pursuing Perfect Care, we will seek out best practices, tightly monitor our outcomes and complete the system-wide implementation of the electronic medical record that greatly reduces clinical error. These changes will result in better, safer delivery of services. As for building the Healthiest Communities, we will sharpen our focus on health management and prevention. In addition, we will deepen the truly special element that differentiates the St. Joseph Health and Covenant Health experience, which refers to our unified, uncompromising efforts across our health care networks to make every interaction a Sacred Encounter.
Q: How will the hospitals in Orange County help fulfill this mission?
DP: With four outstanding hospitals and excellent physician partners serving Orange County, we are the preeminent provider of health services in the region. St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, and St. Joseph Hospital in Orange are among the state’s most respected and technologically advanced, offering care in multiple specialties including cancer, heart, orthopedics and women’s services. Our more than 10,000 dedicated employees strive daily to provide Perfect Care, build the Healthiest Communities and ensure every encounter is sacred.
For more information on St. Joseph Health, visit us on the web at www.everymomentmatters.org.
THE WOMEN'S PLACE FOR WELLNESS
ONE CALL. ONE APPOINTMENT. ONCE A YEAR.
Every busy woman knows how hard it can be to find time for their annual exam and other screenings. Thanks to The Women’s Place for Wellness, taking care of you has never been easier. Now you can schedule all your annual exams and screenings at the same time, in one location, with a one call.
Best of all, this unique program is brought to you by a trusted leader in women’s healthcare for more than 30 years—Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. In fact, Saddleback Memorial has received superior ratings in women’s patient experience. And you have access to the experience and knowledge of board-certified specialists in women’s health, heart and vascular, cancer and more.
Convenient, Quality Healthcare Made Easy
As we age, and the number of screenings we need increases, it can become a lot to manage—visits to numerous locations, with different specialists and choosing where to go, not to mention making the time for multiple appointments.
“The Women’s Place for Wellness at Saddleback Memorial was created to make it easy for busy women to take care of themselves. During a brief phone call, we will assess your needs and schedule everything you need for a single visit,” says Margaret Rasouli, MD, medical director.
After you’ve completed your comprehensive health assessments and exams, you and those who count on you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are taking care of yourself. You won’t even have to remember when it’s time for the next exam, we’ll send you a reminder.
Everything You Need at One Time
Depending on your age and healthcare needs, your appointment can include:
• Women’s annual exam—Including pelvic, vaginal and breast exam, as well as, pap smear.
• Screening or diagnostic mammogram—Using the latest digital technology for the best possible image.
• Osteoporosis screening—DEXA scan for bone density and/or vertebral fracture assessment, depending on age and risk factors.
• Health risk assessment—To provide a picture of your overall health and risk for heart disease.
• Cholesterol check—Includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and glucose.
• Body composition analysis—Percentage of fat and body mass index.
• Colorectal screening—Hemoccult stool slide tests for hidden blood in stools to screen for colon cancer.
• Other assessments as needed—Depending on your risk factors, other screenings may be recommended or provided during your appointment.
Take care of yourself today. Schedule your appointment today by making one call to 949.452.7255.
Newport Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Newport Lido Medical Center – 361 Hospital Road, Suite #527
Parviz Hiroshi Goshtasby, MD, is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon specializing in plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgery at his Newport Beach practice. He offers many services, from cosmetic procedures such as facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation/ lift, tummy tuck, buttock/ calf augmentation, liposuction, and body lifts to reconstructive procedures for breast cancer defects, skin cancer, maxillofacial trauma, hand injuries, and burn care. His office is located in the Newport Lido Medical Center across from Hoag Memorial Hospital.
Orange County Urogynecology
Aram Bonni MD, FACS, FACOG
• Ladera Ranch
600 Corporate Drive, Suite 100
• Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena, Suite 420
Aram Bonni, MD is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is the only surgeon with approved fellowship training in both Urogynecology-Pelvic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. His background and training provide a unique expertise under one roof. His scope of practice extends from gynecology, female bladder matters, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders to advanced and minimally invasive surgeries including robotic surgery. He also offers many state of the art cosmetic gynecological surgeries and procedures.
Pacific Coast Cosmetic & Laser Medical Center, Inc.
James A. Heinrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
26730 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 250
James A. Heinrich M.D., F.A.C.S., founded Pacific Coast Cosmetic & Laser Medical Center, Inc. to provide state-of-the-art Facial Aesthetic Procedures to women and men in Orange County. Dr. Heinrich is internationally recognized as a physician certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Heinrich and his highly trained team of medical professionals, are dedicated to providing his patients with proven procedures, treatments, services and products. Pacific Coast Cosmetic & Laser Medical Center, Inc. is among the most comprehensive laser centers in California. Dr. Heinrich offers his patients a wide variety of both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
FITNESS & NUTRITION
Beau Corps Studio
13112 Newport Ave. Suite J-1
Tustin • 714.505.0250
Beau Corps Studio offers instruction in Pilates and Gyrotonic resistance training exercises. Both methods utilize floor exercises and state-of-the-art equipment. While the Pilates method improves core stability, posture and alignment, the Gyrotonic method increases joint range, stamina, and strengthens one's nerve pathways. Private and small group sessions are available by appointment. Beau Corps Studio trainers are certified Pilates and Gyrotonic instructors who's experience and sensitivity will give each client a unique yet thorough work-out experience.
The world's first organic meal replacement drink
Orgain, Inc. is an Irvine-based company that has just launched the world’s first ready-to-drink organic meal replacement. Orgain’s founder, Andrew Abraham M.D., is a cancer survivor and practicing physician that developed Orgain with one simple goal in mind…" to create the healthiest drink in the world.”
Orgain is ideal for active lifestyles on the run, as a replenshing post-workout shake, for weight management, nutritional support during an illness or for pure, organic nutrition on the go.
Orgain uses only the highest quality organic ingredients to provide perfectly balanced nutrition by blending organic whey protein, organic brown rice, omega-3’s, fiber, organic green tea and pomegranate extracts as well as 24 vitamins and minerals. My favorite part is that Orgain tastes great and has the antioxidant equivalent (ORAC value of 16,000+) of 10 servings of fruits and vegetables."
Orgain is available for purchase online at www.drinkorgain.com. Use promo code OCMetro at checkout for free shipping through Oct. 31, 2009.
HEALTHCARE & PREVENTATIVE CARE
American Cancer Society
1940 E. Deere Ave., Ste. 100
Santa Ana • 1.800.227.2345
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. To learn more or to get help, call us any time, day or night at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.
Millennium Medical Spa4341 Birch Street, Suite 101
Newport Beach • 949.863.1667
Orange County’s Weight Loss Secret!
Discover the best kept secret in weight loss at Millennium Medical Spa. We exclusively offer the patented weight loss product Releana®, that has clinically proven to help people lose weight quicker than any other program. Releana® is a safe, affordable weight loss program that has helped thousands of patients. Millennium Medical Spa also offers the finest in cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Lip Enhancement and Hormone Replacement Therapy.
HAIR & BEAUTY
Ferial Beauty Studio
2646 Dupont Drive, #30
Irvine • 949.922.2266
Ferial Beauty Studio is a great irvine salon located in the best part of irvine. We carry flexible hours to serve our clients after all we feel it is all about you we are commited be your best stylist ... our services do not end at the register. We listen to your requests and do our very best as we really want your absolute satisfaction. You will appreciate our commitment to do great work, our attitude and will understand why Ferial Beauty Studio has been “Voted the #1 Hair Salon in Customer Service by City Search”. for more information look us up at ferialbeauty.com.
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• 3969 Portola Pkwy, Irvine
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Newport Beach • 949.718.3646
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