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Mount St. Mary's to host open house 'Safari' Feb. 19

by jmaloni

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Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm

Will feature tours, health information, food refreshments

Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host an open house "Safari" Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3-7 p.m. The event will feature tours of facilities and departments, displays, health information, raffle prizes and free food and refreshments. The entire event is free.

Visitors are encouraged to enter through the main (south) entrance. Tours will be provided through the Center for Women, diagnostic imaging, the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, cardiology diagnostics and rehabilitation, and nutrition services. There will also be a cooking demonstration by the hospital's chef, Richard, and information by the Diabetes Education Center. 

"This is an opportunity for the community to get a personalized tour of several of our departments and see the medical diagnostic and treatment equipment, which we have invested in and utilize," said hospital President and CEO Judith A. Maness, FACHE. "Our associates are proud of our services, and we are looking forward to hosting the community so we can show off what we have. We will answer questions for people, have a chance to demonstrate our commitment to excellence, and have some fun as we share information." 

In addition to the tours, food and refreshments, a series of health information programs featuring physicians of Mount St. Mary's will be presented.

In Room 723A

4 p.m.: Dr. Pirousz Fakhraei, primary care, speaking on "Palliative Care"

5 p.m.: Dr. Zina Hajduczok, cardiologist, speaking on "The Aging Heart" 

In Room 249

4 p.m.: Dr. Brenda Perez, primary care, speaking on "Chronic Disease Management of the Patient with Diabetes"

5 p.m.: Dr. Charles Rice, wound care, speaking on, "Healthy Choices - Healthy Life" 

In the cardiac rehabilitation facility on the seventh floor:

4 p.m.: Lindsey Schultz, MOTR/L, and Kristin Barnard, DPT, "Exercising with Arthritis: Learn the do's and don'ts about arthritic pain.

5 p.m.: Kathryn Kopf, PT, MSPT, Cert. MDT, CLT, "Physical Therapy and Pelvic Floor Disorders: Learn how physical therapy can help with pelvic pain, urinary leakage and sexual health."

For information, call 716-298-2146.

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