Eastern WA Heart Beat Fall 2019

Health & Hope is a newsletter designed to educate and inspire Western Montanans on life-saving procedures, community events and services to keep you and your family healthy.

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Putting the Care in Caregiver HEALTH FOR A BETTER WORLD We continue to pioneer care delivery, working with partners to improve our communities' health and well-being. EXECUTIVE EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR Liz DeRuyter Nicole Stewart MEDICAL EDITOR Jeff Collins, M.D. Elaine Couture, Chief Executive BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mary Selecky, Chair Larry Soehren, Vice Chair Kevin Christie Jeff Clode, M.D. Daryll B. DeWald, PhD Rich Hadley Michelle Hege Robin Hines, MD Courtney Law Mike Moore, M.D. Mike O'Malley David L. Peden, SE LEED AP Jeff Philipps Mark Schemmel, M.D. Ben Small Copyright 2019 © Providence Health Care. Send comments to or Marketing & Communication, 101 W. Eighth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204. For more information, visit HeartBeat PROVIDENCE FROM THE HEART THANK YOUR CAREGIVER Share your gratitude on social media by tagging us or email READ ON YOUR TABLET OR PHONE: PROVIDENCE.ORG/HEARTBEAT 3 THE PROVIDENCE VISION Elaine Couture, RN, BSN, MBA Executive Vice President/Regional Chief Executive, Washington and Montana Chief Executive, Providence Health Care Whether it's leading the way in developing the latest advancements in health care or volunteering to meet our communities' most challenging needs, our caregivers—the name we use for every employee who is part of Providence—are at the heart of that care. Our cover photo introduces you to a couple of caregivers who recently joined our team. Sarge and his handler, Pat, are the first hospital-based K9 team in the state of Washington. Read how our leadership team took action to protect our caregivers and at the same time, meet our Mission to be expressions of God's healing love for our patients. When you read about the Martin family, you'll see how our orthopedic and sports medicine caregivers took a team approach in providing customized care based on the patients' needs. In this issue, you'll also read how our stroke experts, in collaboration with our EMS partners, are giving patients their best possible outcomes. Read how Patrick McNally benefitted from that rapid response and continued his recovery with caregivers at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and our outpatient stroke clinic. Providence caregivers have taken care of me and members of my family, and I've expressed my gratitude. I invite you to do the same by thanking caregivers who have supported you, consoled you and cared for you in a time of need. Every day, they answer a call to provide compassionate care for others. Providence Health Care Eastern Washington (PHC) is the parent organization of a number of Catholic health care ministries sponsored by the Sisters of Providence and the Dominican Sisters in Spokane and Stevens counties. These ministries include: HOSPITALS Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Providence Holy Family Hospital Providence Mount Carmel Hospital (Colville) Providence St. Joseph's Hospital (Chewelah) OTHER HEALTH SERVICES Providence Adult Day Health Providence DominiCare (Chewelah) Providence Emilie Court Assisted Living Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Providence Medical Group Providence Medical Park, Spokane Valley Providence VNA Home Health St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Providence St. Joseph's Care Center & Transitional Care Unit MISSION STATEMENT As expressions of God's healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. CORE VALUES Compassion | Dignity | Justice | Excellence | Integrity CONNECT WITH US

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