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Free Clinical Breast Exams
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in partnership with Asante Women's Imaging, Women's Health Center will be offering free physical breast exams on Thursday, October 27 from 3pm - 5pm. Dr. Caroline Kelly and Sue Moravec, WHCNP will volunteer their time for this very important women's health screening event. You can also learn about resources for no cost or low cost mammograms. Registration is required. Please call Asante Women's Imaging at 541-955-5446.
WHC adds 6-week childbirth class series
Women's Health Center now has TWO choices for Childbirth Preparation classes! A one-day class the first Saturday of each month and a 6-week session happening on Weds nights! Choose the class that best suits your schedule and needs as you plan for the birth of your child. Advance registration required...call us for dates and times! 541-479-8363
Dr. Caroline Kelly joins Women’s Health Center
We are excited to announce that Dr. Caroline Kelly will be joining Women's Health Center on September 14, 2015. We are accepting appointments for her now and she welcomes new patients of all ages. Call 541-479-8363 to schedule your appointment. Dr. Kelly finds the practice of OB/GYN to be a rare privilege, partnering with women to optimize their reproductive health and overall quality of life. Dr. Kelly wants her patients to know that she will be their ally, helping them to develop personalized solutions for their medical issues. She first became drawn to OB/GYN when living in Southern Africa and helping mothers to deliver healthy babies.
Dr. Kelly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and trained in Philadelphia, PA. She and her fiancé are thrilled to be settling in Southern Oregon and having the opportunity to hike, cycle, and kayak in the beautiful Rogue Valley.
One-Day Childbirth Class Offered at WHC!
One Saturday a month, Women's Health Center offers a one-day childbirth class for expectant parents. Get an overview of what to expect during the last months of pregnancy, learn relaxation and breathing techniques to help during labor and learn what to expect in the first days at home with your new baby. Pre-registration required and the class fee of $55 is covered by some insurance carriers. View the events calendar on our website for dates and times.
Call 541-479-8363 for more information or to register.
Women’s Health Center first SCOPE certified office in Oregon
Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon has been awarded a Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Women’s Health Center is the first office to be certified in the state of Oregon and is among the first in the country to be awarded this prestigious certification.
SCOPE is a comprehensive patient safety review program available to medical practices in which obstetrics and gynecology services are provided. SCOPE assesses the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques in an office setting. Applying for certification in the SCOPE program is voluntarily and certification is awarded based on a set of very specific criteria. Patient safety is essential to providing optimal health care for women, and implementation of patient safety measures reduces medical risk, and leads to positive patient outcomes. By achieving SCOPE certification, Women’s Health Center has demonstrated excellence in all areas of patient safety processes.
“Women’s Health Center has always been committed to patient safety. Two years ago we decided to put ourselves through this very lengthy and intense certification program to ensure we were promoting an environment of patient safety at every level of care.” said Lisa Redfern, Executive Director of Women’s Health Center. “Pursuing and achieving certification through the SCOPE process allowed us to better understand our strengths, make sure every process we have in place is effective, and work to enhance our already robust patient safety practices. To be the first OB/GYN office in the entire state of Oregon to receive this certification further demonstrates how committed we are to our patient care.”
Sue Moravec, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at WHC!
We are happy to announce that Sue Moravec, WHCNP, has joined Women's Health Center!
Sue concentrates on the health care needs of women from adolescence through menopause and beyond, focusing on gynecologic and reproductive health. She comes to us with over 15 years of experience and sees patients for well-woman health care, contraception and family planning, uro-gynecological problems, menopause and hormone management and pregnancy and prenatal visits.
Sue welcomes new patients and accepts most insurance plans. We are so happy to have her at Women's Health Center and know you will enjoy her compassionate care.
Dr. Battey returns from medical mission to Haiti
Dr. Richard Battey, served a medical mission to Haiti in January. Dr. Battey spent a week in Bonne Fin, Haiti, teaching and performing surgeries and screening for cervical cancer. Dr. Battey was contacted by a fellow Grants Pass physician who had been to Haiti and knew of the need for a gynecologist to teach more modern surgery techniques to the gynecologist at Lumiere Hospital. Lumiere Hospital is managed by Apolstolic Christian World Relief.
"We spent a few days in the communities surrounding Bonne Fin meeting women and doing visual cervical cancer screenings." said Dr. Battey. "Each woman paid $1 to have a visit with us which is a lot of money for them. An actual Pap test is quite expensive and just not an option for the vast majority of women. The resources and methods we take for granted here in the U.S. are really non-existent in Haiti."
Dr. Battey also performed seven surgeries alongside Dr. Mario Florestal, teaching him less invasive techniques for gynecologic surgeries, which will result in less recovery time for patients. He and Dr. Florestal communicated via email prior to the visit and continue to stay in touch. "Dr. Florestal is able to ask me questions about medical issues his patients are experiencing and I can give him advice when he needs it." says Dr. Battey.
He also took four crates of medical supplies with him, including gloves, swabs, speculums and suture material donated by Three Rivers Medical Center and Women's Health Center.
30 WOMEN PROVIDED WITH FREE BREAST EXAMS
On Wednesday, October 23, three Women's Health Center physicians provided free physical breast exams to 30 women, in conjunction with Asante Women's Imaging. Some were also provided with free mammogram vouchers through the Connie Fiske Fund. Have you had your mammogram yet?
Women’s Health Center awarded AIUM Accreditation
The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine has announced that Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation in the areas of Obstetrics and Gynecologic Ultrasound. Women’s Health Center is only one of two practices in all of southern Oregon with this prestigious accreditation.
Women’s Health Center achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
The Center was last accredited in 2010, effective for three years.
“One of our core values is to provide excellent, compassionate care that fulfills the needs of the women in our community”, says Lisa Solomon, Executive Director of Women’s Health Center of Southern Oregon. “We often voluntarily seek to meet more stringent standards, such as this AIUM accreditation, in order to ensure we are offering our patients the absolute best care available to them.”
The AIUM is a medical association of more than 9900 physicians, sonographers and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research and accreditation. For more information, visit www.aium.org
Women’s Health Center celebrates 15 years!
October 1 marked 15 years in business for Women's Health Center of Southern Oregon. Since 1998 we have provided the women in our community the best in specialized women's healthcare. Our experienced and skilled group of physician/surgeons and nurse practitioners understand each woman is unique with her own healthcare goals. You can always be confident Women's Health Center of Southern Oregon will always give you the excellent care you deserve!