National Women’s Health Week, May 8 – 14
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.
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.
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