House Calls

SPR 2018

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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D ear friends, How good it is to welcome longer days of sunshine and watch the Lowcountry come into bloom. Springtime feels full of promise and energy, and that's exactly how I feel about Roper St. Francis Healthcare. We recently celebrated the "topping out" in the construction of our Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital (see photo at right), but I assure you, we are far from topped out in our dedication to serving you and your family. From our Berkeley expansion to exciting progress on building our new Senior Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley (see page 14), our health system is actively extending our outreach in this community to bring our depth of experience and quality care to all who need it. And we can only do this because of the trust you continue to put in us as your caregivers. We don't take that for granted. I do hope that you will enjoying being outdoors and active in Charleston's glorious spring weather. Our House Calls feature on the hazards of too much screen time may be just the nudge you need to unplug and go for a walk. This issue is full of other healthy tips too, including a calorie-burning guide to spring cleaning and recipes highlighting heart-healthy greens. We hope you enjoy House Calls, and invite you to follow us on social media so you can stay tuned to the many ways Roper St. Francis helps you be your healthiest. To a vibrant spring season, Lorraine and Steve Porter, VP & CEO of Roper Hospital and Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital, sign a beam that will be placed in the new hospital. 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 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 Sweet Spring! house calls Lorraine Lutton, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer Roper St. Francis Healthcare h o u s e c a l l s { spring 2018 } 3 president's letter Editor Molly Ramsey Design Director Melinda Smith Monk Art Director Julie Wood • Graphic Designers Cassidy Hurt Ruby Kelly Molly Wickham Production Designer Christine Dorsey • Art Interns Jacob Buchholz, Shelby Hamilton, Taylor Jordan, Kelsey Peterson, & Brett Tighe • 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 Office Assistant Kristin Leounis President and CEO, Roper St. Francis Healthcare 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 Here are a few fast facts for you: Colon cancer affects one out of every 22 people. More than 60 percent of deaths from colorectal cancer can be prevented by colonoscopy screening. And for people whose colon cancer is detected at Stage 1, the survival rate is 92 percent. The importance of colonoscopies is just one of many topics covered recently on the Roper St. Francis Healthcare blog. Check in weekly to read in-depth articles like this one aimed at boosting your health and wellness. communities.rs.com Life-Saving Stats TM TM

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