House Calls

WIN 2018

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D ear friends, I hope this New Year finds you refreshed and energized after the various festivities and time with family and friends. January comes wide open with possibilities, and I for one am always glad for that jump-start to reaching new goals. As your community of healthcare providers, our goal is to continue to expand and improve access to the best possible care for all who need it. That includes those beyond our immediate region as well, thanks to Roper St. Francis teammates like Ali Swanson, an orthopedic physician assistant and our 2017 Humanitarian Award Winner. It was my immense privilege to honor Ali for her volunteer medical outreach in Nicaragua, and present her with a check that will support this mission through Partners 4 Global Health. Roper St. Francis remains committed to helping you be your healthiest in 2018 and beyond, and that means doubling down on prevention and wellness resources and strategies, starting with this issue of House Calls. I hope you'll read our in-depth feature on sleep, an often overlooked yet critical factor for improved well-being. And our doctors also offer exciting news on new treatments for atrial fibrillation, as well as tips on managing chronic pain—a relevant topic in light of opioid concerns (see our eye-opening infographic on that topic on page eight). We are pleased to present reader-friendly information to help boost your health, via House Calls as well as our RSF Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds (see icons below). But we also like to see you in person, because despite our high-tech advancements, the caring, personal interaction remains the foundation of good medicine, and it's always been our specialty. Wishing you a 2018 full of good health and good times with those you love. Sincerely, Lorraine Lutton (right) with Ali Swanson, winner of Roper St. Francis' 2017 Humanitarian Award. 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 www.rs.com 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 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. 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. GULFSTREAM C O M M U N I C A T I O N S A Helping Hand house calls Lorraine Lutton, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Roper St. Francis P H O T O G R A P H B Y S H A N E E L L I S h o u s e c a l l s { winter 2018 } 3 president's letter Editor Molly Ramsey Design Director Melinda Smith Monk Art Director Julie Wood • Graphic Designers Cassidy Hurt Ruby Kelly Junior Graphic Designer Molly Wickham Production Designer Christine Dorsey • Art Interns Jacob Buchholz, Cocoa David, Taylor Drake, Taylor Jordan, & Kelsey Peterson • 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 Finances Pamela Robinson • Accounting Assistant Terrie Bergdorf President and CEO, Roper St. Francis Lorraine Lutton Creative Services Coordinators Renee Dickinson Stephanie Hunt Editorial Advisory Board Nichole Stevens Andy Lyons Angela Poindexter Jessica Puder Krista Robertson Follow us: rsf On December 8, 2017, Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, executive director of the Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center, participated in a joint lecture with world famous soprano Renée Fleming on the subject of "Sound Health: Music and the Mind." "We need to demonstrate to the world that music is not just for entertainment but to heal," Dr. Mintzer said. Follow Roper St. Francis on Instagram to get the scoop on more health-minded events. instagram.com/roperstfrancis Oh What a Nig ht TM TM

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