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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!
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!
52 BABY GIRLS AND BOYS WELCOMED IN MAY!
Women's Health Center providers brought 52 new babies into the world in the month of May, bringing the total number of deliveries so far in 2013 to 269 new bundles of joy!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our new moms and their families!