House Calls

FAL 2018

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D ear friends, I am proud to come to work each day—proud of the quality that Roper St. Francis Healthcare delivers and proud of the compassion I see our teammates offer both to our patients and each other. Healthcare can be demanding, even under optimal circumstances, and then something like a hurricane evacuation adds further stress. It was wonderful to see how our teammates rose to the occasion during Hurricane Florence and how they have offered assistance and outreach to our neighbors in South and North Carolina who were harder hit. They show me each day that the power of a community health system truly lies in the "community" part. Speaking of community, I hope you saw us and perhaps joined us at the Charleston Pride Parade in late September and at the Komen Race for the Cure or the Heart Walk, among other places. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is out and about serving and representing the greater Charleston community in many ways. But there are quieter ways, too, that we work to ensure that our mission of "healing all people" indeed means all. That includes people with end-stage disease who sadly can no longer be cured but still deserve the highest quality of compassionate care until their last moments. Our new Roper Hospice Cottage in Mount Pleasant serves these patients—providing a place of extraordinary comfort and hospice care at the end of life. And "all people" certainly also means people who live in Berkeley County, who will soon be able to receive convenient, quality care at our new Roper St. Francis Medical Office Building opening this December on the campus of our forthcoming Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital. The fall is always a busy season, energized by cooler temperatures and crisp air. I hope you'll take a moment to read this issue of House Calls, with helpful information in our timely feature about teen mental health and a potentially life-saving lesson in Hands-Only CPR. Plus, as always, some yummy recipes and fitness tips on my favorite form of exercise—running. Enjoy! With pride and gratitude, Please send your change of address to: house calls RSF Marketing 84 Halsey Blvd. Charleston, SC 29401 VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND SUBSCRIBE ONLINE FOR FREE House Calls TM , a controlled- circulation magazine, is published quarterly by GulfStream Communications, an independent publishing company, P.O. Box 1794, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465 (843-971-9811). House Calls TM is a trademark of Dez Inc. dba GulfStream Communications. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without the express written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Medical information is provided by Roper St. Francis Healthcare and additional medical sources. House Calls TM is not intended to be diagnostic nor prescriptive. Consult your physician before undertaking any medical, diet, or exercise treatment. Your subscription is provided at no charge as a community service by Roper St. Francis Healthcare. All revenues generated from advertising in this publication go to GulfStream Communications. Advertising in this publication does not imply a relationship with Roper St. Francis Healthcare. GULFSTREAM C O M M U N I C A T I O N S Caring for All house calls Lorraine Lutton, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Roper St. Francis Healthcare h o u s e c a l l s { fall 2018 } 3 president's letter Editor Lauren Johnson Design Director Melinda Smith Monk Art Director Julie Wood • Graphic Designers Cassidy Hurt Ruby Kelly Molly Wickham Production Designer Christine Dorsey • Art Interns Sarah Alsati, Ellyn Morgan, Eliza Barrett, & Lilia Montero • Senior Account Executives Elayne Harrill Cason Gene Crim Courtney Flanagan Katie Hild Denise Janove Marion Lynam Lisa Miller Advertising Traffic Manager Brandis Woods • President James E. Drew Principal Jeff Drew Director of Finance Pamela Robinson • Accounting Assistant Terrie Bergdorf Office Assistant Kristin Leounis President and CEO, Roper St. Francis Healthcare Lorraine Lutton Content Manager Stephanie Hunt Editorial Advisory Board Nichole Stevens Andy Lyons Angela Poindexter Jessica Puder Krista Robertson Follow us: rsf Follow Roper St. Francis Healthcare on social media to learn all of the ways that RSFH is "going pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including offering free mammograms for the under- and uninsured. The Latest Developments TM TM rsf Lorraine marches with fellow teammates and their loved ones alongside the Roper St. Francis Healthcare "Healing All People" float and the Holy City Twirlers during September's Charleston Pride Parade.

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