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Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Center
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SUPPORT GROUPS Grief Support Childbirth Class
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) A group for those who have suffered the loss Class covers physiology and anatomy of
(636) 933-1211 or the Central of a loved one. First and third Monday of the pregnancy, the labor process, Lamaze
Service # for AA (314) 647-3677. month at 1 p.m. in the Conference Center. breathing, and childcare. Pre-admission is
Contact Chaplain Dennis Heck recommended. Contact (636) 933-1385.
Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders (636) 933-1325.
First Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. in Sibling Class
the Crystal Oaks Nursing Center. Contact Hospice Grief Support Group A special 90-minute class for future brothers
Michelle at (636) 933-1818. Second Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in and sisters. Call (636) 933-1385.
Better Breathers & Healing Hearts
For patients and their family with chronic lung
the Jefferson Regional Home Health and
Hospice Building. Call (636) 933-1200.
Now Open: Missouri’s First
Short-Stay Surgical Hospital
disease and/or heart disease. Classes held in EMOTIONAL WELLNESS for patients diagnosed with heart or lung
the Conference Center. Stress Evaluations disease. Family members are welcome.
Contact (636) 933-1681. A free, confidential service. A professional For more information call (636) 933-1681.
therapist on staff at Jefferson Regional
Breast Cancer Support Groups Medical Center is available to meet with you Dial-A-Doc
Meets the second Saturday of each month in or a loved one. Call the 24-hour Hotline at Free Physician Referral (636) 933-1147
our Rehab Center. Call (636) 933-5757. (636) 933-1211. or (636) 464-1883.
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Breastfeeding Classes Coordinated services for older adults includes
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message from the President
...now you know.
All surgeons with privileges
at Jefferson Regional
Medical Center may
perform procedures at the
new Surgical Hospital.
Patients at Jefferson
Jim Muehlhauser Regional are benefiting
President and CEO from a medical team
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
structure that offers both
nurse practitioners and
What does access to
exceptional healthcare mean
to you and your family? Jefferson Regional Medical
Center will return for a third
At Jefferson Regional Medical Center, it is providing the communities we straight year as a sponsor
serve with the ability to receive the care they need, when and where they for the Start! Heart Walk at
need it. Our commitment to accommodating your access is never-ceasing. Busch Stadium, scheduled
When new and complementary services, facilities, and technologies are for May 14th.
identified, we proactively pursue making them available for you. We have
highlighted a few of our success stories in this issue of Visiting Ours.
Jefferson Regional’s new Surgical Hospital is the first in the State of
Missouri and is conveniently located across the street from the main On the cover:
medical center. Designed for maximum efficiency with outpatient and short- The new Surgical Hospital at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
stay procedures, the surgical hospital’s skilled team, latest technologies
and convenient location make for an easily accessible and improved patient
Visiting Ours is a Jefferson Regional Medical Center publication
The story gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the 25,000 square foot
offering practical and inspirational healthcare and wellness
surgical hospital. It features four operating rooms, two endoscopy rooms
information. It is not intended to diagnose illness, prescribe
and 15 private patient suites — each with a private bathroom, digital
treatment or replace the recommendations of your physician.
television, and a comfortable adjoining area that allows a family member to
stay the night in the patient’s room.
Now you can experience a dynamic model of care at Jefferson that
includes the talents of primary care physicians, hospitalists and nurse
Bone And Joint Awareness
More than just a trend, the number of hospitalists in the U.S. has grown
from about 100 in 1996 to about 30,000 in 2010, making it the fastest-
growing physician specialty in medical history.
Nurse practitioners deliver high-quality healthcare services in hospitals
and physician practices throughout the country, here at the medical
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center, and in our community. They complement the care provided by your
physician, and can promote a faster appointment time, in-depth education
and expertise that adds up to improved access.
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They are a great way to get your new year off to a healthy start.
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Jefferson regional Medical center
Jefferson Regional Opens
Missouri’s First Short-Stay Surgical Hospital
Jefferson regional Medical center
efferson Regional became familiar with a The Surgical Hospital’s unique advantages an orthopedic surgeon. “Many of the scopes are
view from the top in 2010, consistently include the convenient location just across the simply state-of-the-art. We’ve invested a lot of
earning No. 1 rankings, breaking new street from the medical center’s main campus resources in outfitting the hospital with the tools
ground on “first of its kind” facilities and and more predictable scheduling. Scheduled we need that are on the leading edge of the
continuing to add the latest technologies. surgeries in a hospital setting may be delayed technologies that are available to us today.
In April 2010, Jefferson Regional Medical by emergency procedures, compared to the “For example, the Storz High Definition
Center was the first in the St. Louis region to outpatient setting where they are more likely to imaging technology at the Surgical Hospital
earn Cycle III Chest Pain Center Accreditation stay within a set schedule. offers the physician up to six times higher
from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and later input resolution and delivers more detail and
in the year the medical center was recognized depth of focus allowing optimal diagnosis. It’s a
by the CareChex organization as No. 1 in the St.
The heart of the new surgical center remarkable tool for us.”
Louis region for overall Cardiac Care is a team of professionals delivering Gastroenterologist Edwardo Verzola, MD,
On October 4, the new Surgical Hospital at exceptional care. The Surgical cares for patients facing diseases of the
Jefferson Regional opened its doors as the first gastrointestinal tract, esophagus, stomach and
Hospital’s physicians, nurses,
short-stay surgical hospital in Missouri. colon.
“At the new Surgical Hospital, patients have technologists and support staff come “The most common procedures we perform
the benefits of outpatient (one-day) surgery to you with extensive experience from at the Surgical Hospital include the upper GI
services combined with the advantages of the main hospital. All physicians endoscopy,” Dr. Verzola said. “We examine the
a short-stay surgical hospital in a single, esophagus and the stomach and look for such
convenient location,” said Pam Pearch, R.N.,
with privileges to perform surgeries things as cancer, ulcers and infections in the
Director of Surgical Services at Jefferson at Jefferson Regional can schedule upper GI tract. We also perform colonoscopies
Regional Medical Center. “The Surgical Hospital your procedures at the new Surgical where we examine the entire colon to screen for
is a smart option for patients with its modern, colon cancer, look for sources of GI bleeding
single-level floor plan and the latest technology in and causes of abdominal pain.
the hands of the region’s best surgeons.” “We can achieve excellent results with the
The new 25,000 square foot surgical hospital In addition to the newness of facility, the center’s Olympus endoscopes, which are
features four operating rooms, two endoscopy Surgical Hospital is equipped with remarkable considered to be the ‘best of the best’ among
rooms and 15 private patient suites — each technology. The skilled surgeons at Jefferson gastroenterologists. Our procedures are
with a private bathroom, large digital television, Regional have access to a full range of the most performed using Olympus endoscopes, so this is
and a spacious area that can comfortably modern equipment. a real benefit for the patient.”
accommodate a family member who wishes to “The technology at the new Surgical Hospital The latest technology can also be found in the
stay overnight with the patient. is the latest available,” said Clarence Temple, MD, patient suites.
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Two of the 15 well-equipped patient suites are outfitted with special
equipment for patients with limited mobility due to their weight, physical
size, shape, or other health concerns. These rooms feature the Cirrus
Electric Ceiling Lift with the power to lift and transport up to 600 pounds.
These rooms also feature reinforced beds with fully adjustable mattress
width for the patient’s optimal comfort.
“As a general surgeon, most of the surgeries I perform tend to be
abdominal surgeries, such as removal of gall bladders, hernia repair,
breast cancer procedures and a lot of removal of skin lesions, moles,
lumps and bumps,” said Steven Kurzweil, MD, a general surgeon at
Jefferson Regional. “A large majority of my practice is performing both
outpatient procedures and surgeries that may require a short stay. The
surgical hospital compliments my practice exceptionally well.”
“I have heard all positive feedback from my patients who have
stayed overnight at the new facility,” Dr. Kurzweil said. “In addition to
the comfortable patient suites, there is a very favorable nurse-to-patient
Edwardo Verzola, MD
ratio and decentralized nurse’s stations that keep the nurse closer to the
patient for more personalized care.”
The new surgical hospital represents the medical center’s latest
response to the growth of our community and patient load, said Veronica
Schlett, RN, Fifth Floor Nursing Director.
“On occasion we were running at full capacity with our beds,” she
said. “We were looking for ways to add more beds to the facility in order
to best serve the community. Moving some of the surgeries that were
previously performed in the main hospital to the Surgical Hospital has
helped open those beds. It is a win-win situation, adding 15 beds and
opening more beds in the main hospital for medical patients.”
Otolaryngologist James Gould, MD, performs a variety of ear, nose
and throat surgeries in the new center. He provides outpatient and short-
stay procedures including sinus and thyroid surgeries, tonsillectomies,
ear tubes for children who have repeat ear infections, as well as sleep
“The new Surgical Hospital provides the community with state-of-the-
art surgical care performed by leading specialists in the St. Louis and
Jefferson County regions,” Dr. Gould said.
In addition to the technology available and the skill of the practitioners,
Pam Pearch said the community will be struck by the appearance of the
“The minute they walk through the front door they are going to be
impressed with the warm and inviting feel,” Pearch said. “From the
soothing wall and floor colors — greens and purples — to the eye-
catching photographs donated by area residents, patients and their
families can feel at home.
“If a short-stay is necessary following a procedure, patients will
appreciate the larger rooms with space for a loved one to stay over,” she
said. “Patients and their families can instantly feel at ease because they
Steven Kurzweil, MD know they will receive exceptional care.”
It is the level of care everyone would expect from a facility that
regularly finds its name at the top of the list as a No. 1 provider in the
region and state of Missouri.
All surgeons with privileges at Jefferson Regional
Medical Center may perform procedures at the new
Surgical Hospital. Surgeons with privileges include:
Anthony Anderson, MD J. Travis Methvin, DO
Mark Comess, DPM Ryan Miller, MD,
Daniel E. Cox, MD Randall Nacke, MD
Kevin Enger, MD Mitchell Needleman, DPM
Charles Freeman, MD Craig Ruble, MD,
Gregg Ginsburg, MD Bruce Schlafly, MD
James Gould, MD Rita Schuman, MD
Mohideen Jamal, MD William Sciortino, MD
William Kennen, DO, Robert Smeyne, DO
Steven Kurzweil, MD William Snidle, MD
James Gould, MD
Ronald Loucks, DPM Mark Spurrier, MD,
Paul Maynard, MD Clarence Temple, MD
Luis Mertins, MD Edwardo Verzola, MD
Jefferson regional Medical center
Mark Your Calendars!
Family Health Fair Offers Free Screenings,
Information, Something for Everyone!
The annual Jefferson Regional Medical Hospital departments and physician offices
Center Family Health Fair attracts will be offering screenings at the fair. Among
hundreds of area residents looking for the many free tests available will be screening
free health screenings, information and for glaucoma, high blood pressure, hearing
other services. loss, bone density, sleepiness, pulmonary
The fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. function, and more.
to noon on Saturday, March 12, Health fair visitors will be able to pick
in the hospital conference center. up vouchers to receive a complete lipid
More than 50 booths will be set up panel screening at their convenience in the
throughout the center offering help Outpatient Lab for only $10.
and information for all ages. For more information about the health
One of the most popular features fair, call 636-933-1686.
of the Family Health Fair returns this
year offering children’s bike helmets
for only $5.
Fa m i l y H e a l t h Fa National
th Satkag Da!
W l in
Kicks Off National Start! Walking Day
The 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge returns this and CEO. “We hope that all of
spring as Jefferson Regional Medical Center Jefferson County becomes inspired
teams with the American Heart Association to to add more physical activity to
raise money for heart disease research and raise their daily routines.”
awareness about the benefits of exercise for In addition to hospital staff,
good health. several members of the Board
Scheduled to roll non-stop from 9 a.m. April 6, of Directors also took turns
until 9 a.m. Thursday, April 7, the medical center keeping the treadmill belt
plans to add a second treadmill this year to allow turning.
the community to participate. Individuals and For more information on
organizations are invited to join the effort. how to get involved or to
“Our employees and volunteers had a lot of reserve a time on the
fun with this event, so we are hoping to involve treadmill call Wellness
the community more this year for National Start! Coordinator Andrew Held
Walking Day,” said Jim Muehlhauser, President at 636-933-1603.
April 6 halleng
Jefferson Regional Partners with
American Heart Association for the Start!
Heart Walk at Busch Stadium scheduled for May 14
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Start! Heart Walk, Jefferson Regional also
has reinforced its commitment to a heart participates in activities for National Start!
healthy community by extending and Eating Healthy Day in November and the
expanding its support for the American National Start! Walking Day in April.
Heart Association and efforts to help area “The American Heart Association is thrilled
residents “Learn and Live.” to have the support of Jefferson Regional
As the Start! Cause sponsor Jefferson Medical Center for our Start! program,”
Regional will return to the Start! Heart said Tracy Brazelton, Executive Director of
Walk at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the American Heart Association Greater St.
the third straight year. The annual walk Louis Division. “Their commitment to the
begins and ends at Busch Stadium, and health of the region lines up perfectly with
is scheduled for May 14 with a goal of our mission of building healthier lives free
$1.5 million this year. of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This
In support of the Start! Heart sponsorship will increase awareness for our
Walk in 2010, teams from Jefferson No. 1 health threat, while empowering others
Regional raised more than $31,000 to embrace a healthier lifestyle.”
to help American Heart Association For more information on how to get
H eart Wa
Midwest Affiliate exceed its goal of involved or join the Jefferson Regional
$1.2 million. team call Chest Pain Center Coordinator
In addition to the annual Laura Bailey, RN, at 636-933-1118.
jefferson regional hospitalists
Diana Kornhardt, ANP
Briccio Cadiz,MD Hospitalist Group
Internal Medicine Benjamin Albano Jr.,MD
Primary Care Physicians ✚ Hospitalists ✚ Nurse P
new care delivery model at Jefferson once the patient is in the hospital, the hospitalist “Hospitalists close this gap by being available in
Regional Medical Center makes the flow of oversees the treatment plans, makes tweaks as practically non-stop shifts and creating treatment
patient care seamless and efficient. necessary and stays in close contact with the plans with the patient’s primary physician.”
By working together a patient’s primary care primary physician along the way. Temple also notes that the “next-day checkout”
physician and the medical center’s hospitalists The term hospitalist was first coined by Dr. for emergency room patients can actually be a late-
offer a unified prognosis and peace of mind. Robert Wachter and Dr. Lee Goldman in an article in-the-day discharge for patients who are waiting on
Patients can be assured that if they have questions published in the 1996 New England Journal of their primary-care physicians to stop in.
or require follow-up treatment, each member of Medicine. Since then, the number of hospitalists “These physicians have clients at 8 a.m.
the medical team will be familiar with the patient’s in the U.S. has grown from about 100 to nearly and won’t be in to see you until their other
history and treatment plan, and be able to offer 30,000, making it the fastest-growing physician appointments are finished. That’s why if they
more timely, cost-effective and quality patient care. specialty in medical history. coordinate with a hospitalist, they can get your
A hospitalist is a physician who guides the “Sometimes a patient is at the mercy of a care plan finished much sooner.”
treatment and recovery of patients in the hospital primary physician’s schedule, and this can mean Internal Medicine Specialist Benjamin Albano
setting. A patient’s primary care physician may longer wait-times to be seen,” says Blake Temple, Jr., MD, is the medical director of the Hospitalist
initially diagnose and create a treatment plan, but Executive Vice President at Jefferson Regional. Program at Jefferson Regional. He calls a
Jefferson regional Medical center
Shiela Frimml, WHNP, BC
Practitioners = Seamless and Effective Patient Care
hospitalist “the quarterback of the team.” “We have hospitalists available for every medical “If you hit an emergency room where there’s a
“A primary physician works long hours and specialty, and our goal is to soon have them hospitalist on staff, they are going to assess and
is constantly playing catch-up,” Albano says. available 24/7,” Temple says. order tests for you within a couple hours. If you
“They see patients at the office, visit patients in Hospitalists allow more efficient delivery of need surgery, sometimes this can happen on the
the hospital, make follow-up phone calls in the medical care, and help to maximize the productivity same day.”
evenings. That’s why hospitalists are here – to offer of the individual physicians. The hospitalist and his or her staff can work
faster and more fluid treatment. The hospitalist is “There are huge advantages to having a with a primary physician to create a treatment
a dedicated physician here to oversee the primary hospitalist on staff,” says Diana Kornhardt, a nurse plan, and the hospitalist will be able to put it into
physician’s treatment plan.” practitioner who works on a team of hospitalists. motion more quickly.
Albano says this also allows physicians to place “If you enter the emergency room at 2 a.m., your “This means you are feeling better and out of
more focus on their own practices. primary care doctor isn’t going to be able to see or here faster, and a one-night stay in the hospital is
Incorporating more hospitalists is a nationwide monitor you until perhaps the next evening, when definitely less expensive than three nights here,”
medical trend, and Jefferson Regional didn’t he finishes his own appointments and medical Kornhardt says. “Hospitalists help boost efficiency
hesitate to do its homework to become a part of rounds. and lower costs for everyone involved.”
this patient solution.
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Nurse practitioners like Kornhardt are trained independence, is the optimal route when it comes to always work so closely that any person on this
in the diagnosis and management of common to delivering the best patient care. medical team can pass the baton at any point and
medical conditions and work closely with Physicians must complete four years of college, the patient will be in great hands.”
physicians. They can even provide some of the four years of medical school, a minimum of three Many nurse practitioners prioritize educating
same types of care, such as prescribing some years in a residency program and additional patients on their conditions.
medications and administering treatment plans. years of training if they choose a sub-specialty. “As a nurse practitioner, I can have more
Nurse practitioners are particularly skilled in Physicians must also obtain a state medical license time with the patients and their families to help
prevention, wellness and patient education. These and have the option of earning board certification. address post-operative or post-hospital-stay
are key in helping patients and their families better Nurse practitioners must complete four years of care,” Kornhardt says. “A lot of time a surgeon
monitor symptoms or pain, and to recognize when college with a degree in nursing or a related field or physician may not have the time to provide
it’s time to follow up with a physician. and one and a half to two years of graduate school education and information multiple times a day –
The Journal of the American Medical Association to obtain a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner. that’s when a nurse practitioner steps in and can
conducted a two-year study of five large clinics They must obtain a state nursing license and, offer detailed steps and answer questions.”
near an urban academic medical school to gauge like physicians, have the option of earning board This education is crucial, as lack of preparation
the quality of care provided by physicians and certification. or education prior to discharging a patient can land
nurse practitioners in an emergency room or Kornhardt’s particular role on the hospitalist them right back in the hospital.
urgent care setting. team includes visiting and treating new patients “Patients are more satisfied and confident when
The findings suggest that the primary care and monitoring and discharging current ones. they can proactively take their health into their own
delivered by nurse practitioners is equal to that of “As an assistant to the physician, I think the crux hands and know what to look for symptom-wise or
physicians, based on the measurements of patient of this job is collaboration,” Kornhardt says. “Each how to prevent another hospital stay,” Kornhardt
satisfaction, health status, physiological test morning, the director, the two physicians and I says.
results one year later and service utilization. meet to review patient diagnoses and courses While physicians focus on the care of patients
“This is not a local phenomenon; there is a of treatment, as well as update each other on who may have more complicated conditions, nurse
tremendous national shortage of medical doctors changes and plans for discharging each patient in practitioners can easily treat patients who arrive
across multiple specialties,” Temple says. a timely fashion. This is truly team management of with straight-forward medical issues including
“Nurse practitioners are trained and certified patients.” fractures, gynecological check-ups or problems,
as competent in delivering basic primary care This team model is especially helpful for infections, lacerations, burns, migraines, flu,
to patients. Their role will become increasingly patients who may be uneasy about their hospital asthma or chest pains.
important to all of us.” stay, she says. Nurse practitioner Amie Nash joined the Draves’
Though nurse practitioners offer some of the “When someone is in the hospital for a week Family Medicine practice more than decade ago.
same services as physicians, they each have and may see a bevy of doctors, there can be an “Their patient load was overwhelming, and they
significantly different educational backgrounds. unsettling feeling for the patient,” Kornhardt says. wanted to better serve more patients in less time,”
This suggests that collaboration, versus “The role of a hospitalist and his or her team is Nash says.
Nita Eggers, FNP, BC
At Jefferson Regional,
your primary care
physician will always
partner with whoever
is treating you,
whether that is a
nurse practitioner or
hospitalist. This group
effort will make
patients feel more
Jefferson regional Medical center
Gene Draves, MD
Draves' Family Medicine
Amie Nash, FNP
Draves' Family Medicine
Often the primary physician’s schedule is booked is to ensure a patient is taken care of from every means we can offer our community even more
in advance, and a nurse practitioner’s schedule aspect. We are already used to being at a patient’s accessibility to exceptional care,” Temple says.
will fill up that same day – mostly due to acute side, listening to their concerns and answering A proactive stance on incorporating more
conditions for which patients can’t afford to wait a questions. Becoming a nurse practitioner enhances hospitalists and nurse practitioners is good for
few days or weeks to see their regular doctor. this caregiver-patient experience.” Jefferson Regional and the community, he says.
“If nurse practitioners weren’t on site, physicians Frimml sees her role as a nurse practitioner as “It’s difficult to recruit physicians, especially
would have less time with a patient or perhaps not someone who takes care of a patient’s mind and with the fierce competition for graduating medical
be able to see that patient at all,” Nash says. body. students,” Temple says. “Geographically, these
Patients should feel confident in seeing a nurse “It’s a holistic approach. We serve as a patient new physicians can practice anywhere they want,
practitioner because it gives the patients an liaison and as a patient advocate. That’s where the with 50 job offers on the table. In smaller areas,
opportunity to be seen by a medical professional years of prior nursing experience come into play,” sometimes we have a greater number of patients
who can give individualized care on short notice. she says. “Our patients feel comfortable here who need care and not enough doctors to treat
Nash says that patients who see a nurse because they have options at any time of day, and them. Bringing in these tremendously qualified
practitioner will still receive undivided and individual at our practices, their voices are heard.” nurse practitioners and hospitalists is a fantastic
medical attention – sometimes even more time for Nita Eggers, a nurse practitioner at Jefferson solution.”
questions and answers. Health Urgent Care Center, brings 21 years of Temple predicts that nurse practitioners will
“The wonderful thing about my position is nursing experience to the practice. She says that soon become an integral part of the inpatient
that when my schedule allows, I can offer more she appreciates the rapport she’s fostered with her medicine world as populations rise and the burden
preventative care and patient education, such as patients. of urgent health issues become increasingly
teaching diabetes patients about diet and exercise “When your patients are comfortable and feel tougher to meet.
or how to check cholesterol levels and blood like you’ve listened to them and not rushed them, “At Jefferson Regional, your primary care
pressure,” she says. that’s a wonderful thing,” she says. “We are right in physician will always partner with whoever is
Sheila Frimml, nurse practitioner for between a nurse and a doctor. The most rewarding treating you, whether that is a nurse practitioner
Contemporary OB/GYN at Jefferson Regional, thing about being a nurse practitioner is that I’m or hospitalist,” he says. “This group effort is what
treats patients before, during and after able to be a provider, to actually order tests or should make patients feel more at ease.”
pregnancies; administers wellness exams and treatment that will help them.” Dr. Albano says Jefferson Regional Medical
testing; provides extensive patient education and Patients at Jefferson Regional are already Center is the place patients can find the pinnacle of
addresses general women’s health issues. She benefiting from a medical team structure that close-to-home quality healthcare.
says it’s normal for patients to be hesitant or have offers both nurse practitioners and hospitalists and “A team model that includes nurse practitioners
questions about seeing nurse practitioner. allows them anytime-access to medical care and and hospitalists certainly allows us the opportunity
“We want patients to remember that we were greater peace of mind. to truly take this quality to another level.”
nurses before we were nurse practitioners,” “Developing more innovative team models
Frimml says. “We were taught that our first goal that include hospitalists and nurse practitioners
With nearly 24 million The Diabetes Support
Group returns to Jefferson
children and adults in the Regional in 2011 with
regular meetings on the
United States living second Tuesday of each
with diabetes, and an month.
additional 57 million Diabetic Educators
Mary Thompson, RN, CDE,
Americans at risk, and Ami Faerber, RN,
there is no time to waste. host the group and bring in
special guest speakers along
with providing information
to people with diabetes and
Diabetes is not
merely a condition.
It is a disease with deadly consequences.
Diabetes Support Group meets second Tuesday of each month.
For information call at 636-933-8071 or visit www.jhsmo.com.
Dedicated to helping diabetic patients live longer and healthier lives.
Specialists in treating diabetes, Endocrinologists also specialize in treating
disorders of internal glands such as the thyroid, pancreas, pituitary, ovaries
and adrenal glands, in addition to treatment of the metabolic system.
For more information or an appointment call
Jefferson Multi-Specialty Group at 636-933-2900.
Dr. Nicole Ducharme
MUlti-sPecialtY Dr. Narwas Makhsida
Serves 4; 3 ounces chicken and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving
1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled Chicken
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
(about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
olive or canola oil
medium tomato, seeded if desired and chopped
kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt ››››
1 1/2 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1. In a small bowl, stir together the oregano, paprika, and chili powder. Sprinkle
over the chicken. Press the mixture firmly onto the chicken.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the
bottom. Cook the chicken with the smooth side down for 5 minutes. Turn and
cook for 4 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center. Transfer
to a serving plate.
3. Put the remaining ingredients except the feta in the skillet. Stir. Increase the heat
to medium high and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom and side of the skillet
to dislodge any browned bits. Boil for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce is
reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring frequently. Spoon over the chicken. Sprinkle with
Nutrition Analysis (per serving) Sodium 476 mg
Calories 196 Carbohydrates 4g
Total Fat 7.0 g Sugars 1g
Saturated 1.5 g Fiber 1g
Polyunsaturated 1.0 g Protein 29 g
Monounsaturated 3.5 g Dietary Exchanges 1 vegetable
Cholesterol 70 mg 3 1/2 lean meat
This recipe is reprinted with permission from Love Your Heart, Copyright © 2007 by the American Heart Association. Published by Publications International, Ltd. Available at grocery-store checkouts nationwide in
February, while supplies last.
adenmt Serves 24; 1 square per serving
Dec ar Vegetable oil spray
2 c all-purpose flour
Cho dding 1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
Pu ake 1 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
›››› 2c boiling water
1 1/2 c firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with vegetable oil
spray; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
3. Whisk in remaining cake ingredients, blending thoroughly. Pour into baking pan,
4. In a large bowl, whisk together pudding ingredients until sugar and cocoa are
dissolved. Pour carefully over batter. (Pudding layer will be thin and runny.)
5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is firm to the touch. (A toothpick
inserted in center of cake won’t be an accurate test for doneness.)
6. Let cake rest for 15 minutes before cutting. To serve, slice cake and top
with sauce, or pool sauce on plate and top with cake. Cover and refrigerate
leftovers for up to 7 days or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months.
NUTRITION ANALYSIS (per serving) Total Fat 1.0 g
Calories 152 Saturated 0.0 g
Protein 2g Polyunsaturated 0.0 g
Carbohydrates 37 g Monounsaturated 0.0 g
This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook,
Copyright © 2000 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division
Cholesterol 0 mg Fiber 2g
of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere. Sodium 94 mg
#1 for cardiac care in
the St. Louis region.
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