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Sara Brelsford, WHCNP, joining Women’s Health Center
Women's Health Center will welcome Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Sara Brelsford in mid-October. Sara has a master’s degree in nursing and was a registered nurse for ten years in a rural hospital in Kansas prior to moving to Grants Pass and becoming a WHCNP. Sara is also a certified menopause practitioner. She is married to her best friend, Steve, and together they have two daughters, three sons, and a spoiled beagle that thinks she is a daughter, too.
Sneak Preview Features Women’s Health Center
Women's Health Center is featured as the front page Business Grapevine business in the August issue of Sneak Preview. Thanks Curtis for a great article! Not only that, but Dr. Tamara Medley and Dr. Felicia Cohen were chosen as two of the favorite doctors in the 2016 Best of the Rogue Valley poll. Congratulations! Check out the article: Sneak Business Grapevine August
WHC Wins Boatnik Float Awards!
With it's Candyland themed float, Women's Health Center won two awards at the Boatnik Parade on May 28! WHC was awarded 1st place as the best Commerical business float and received the 4th place Mayor's Award. The float committee worked tirelessly for weeks and all the hard work paid off. What a fun and rewarding day!
National Women’s Health Week, May 8 – 14
In honor of National Women's Health Week, Women's Health Center of Southern Oregon supports and encourages all women to take steps to improve their health and well-being. Whether you're in your 20's or 90's, making your health a priority is a key to a longer, happier life!
There is only one you. Take good care of her.
◾Visit Women's Health Center for your annual preventive exam and age-appropriate screenings
◾Add more activity and exercise to your day...
◾Eat more fruits and vegetables and less processed, sugary foods
◾Get enough sleep and pay attention to your stress level
◾Avoid unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, taking drugs, texting while driving and not wearing your seatbelt
◾Be in safe, respectful, healthy relationships
For more information on National Women's Health Week, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/
Named One of the Best Companies to Work For!
Women's Health Center has recently been acknowledged as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for 2016. This is the 23rd year this list has been published and will be featured in the March edition of the magazine.
"We are not only honored and excited but it's also a great thing for southern Oregon as a vast majority of the top 100 are usually in Portland and northern Oregon," said Alison Pazourek, director of practice operations.
More than 235 companies and 10,730 employees statewide entered the two part scoring process which included a workplace policy evaluation and by conducting comprehensive, confidential employee surveys with topics such as training, work environment, benefits and job satisfaction.
"Our culture of mutual respect and teamwork means that we celebrate our professional and personal accomplishments together and this award is shared by everyone at our practice," said Dr. Tamara Medley, physician and partner at Women's Health Center.
Nancy Mason, WHCNP is joining Women’s Health Center
Women's Health Center is excited to announce that Nancy Mason, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, joins our practice December 7. Nancy and her husband are moving here all the way from Kansas and are looking forward to calling Grants Pass their home! Nancy has over 25 years of experience caring for women of all ages. We are scheduling appointments for Nancy now, so call us at 541-479-8363 or request an appointment online.
Boot Camp for New Dads Second Saturdays!
Do you know a new dad-to-be? Would he benefit from spending time with new dads and experienced dads to learn some of the realities of fatherhood? Boot Camp for New Dads brings experienced dads (along with their babies!) together with new dads for encouragement, open and honest talk and education about the joys and challenges of being a new dad. Everything from burping a baby to dealing with relatives will be covered in this class. This class is sponsored by Allcare Health and is FREE! It takes place the second Saturday of each month at the Women's Health Center conference room. Register at www.gpbootcampfornewdads.com. Real men. Real babies. Real-world training.
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.