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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.
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!
63 BABY BOYS AND GIRLS WELCOMED IN SEPTEMBER
Women's Health Center providers brought 63 new babies into the world in the month of September, bringing the total number of deliveries so far in 2013 to 529 new bundles of joy!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our new moms, dads and families!
76 BABIES WELCOMED IN AUGUST!
Our patients kept our doctors busy in August! 76 new boys and girls were welcomed into the world in the month of August. For 2013, 466 babies have been born to moms who have had Women's Health Center care for the during their pregnancy.
Happiness and congratulations to all the moms, dads and families!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR 60 JULY BABIES!
July was a busy month for little baby boys and girls. The doctors at Women's Health Center delivered 60 bundles of joy!Congratulations to all new moms, dads and families!
So far in 2013, 390 babies have been welcomed and delivered by Women's Health Center physicians.
Women’s Health Center featured in Southern Oregon Magazine for our green practices!
Women's Health Center of Southern Oregon is featured in the Summer issue of Southern Oregon Magazine as one of six sustainable businesses in southern Oregon!
The article states,""These six are businesses have taken a green mandate to heart and through their business practices and products offer their customers more environmentally responsible buildings, education, environments and opportunities to experience and integrate some earth-friendly elements into their own daily routines."
Click here to read the featured article. SO Magazine Article 7.2013.
We hope you are enjoying the many sustainable features we have carefully selected to make Women's Health Center a peaceful, healing environment.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO 61 JUNE BABIES!
The providers at Women's Health Center delivered 61 baby girls and boys in June. Half way through 2013, 330 babies have been born to patients of Women's Health Center!
Happy Birthday to all the June babies and congratulations to the new moms, dads and families!