Archive - February 2011

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Meet Our Nurse Navigator, Ellie Ryan, RN
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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk—Save the date!
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Congestive Heart Failure—Be Informed
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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1990s
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Sick Child, but Have to Go to Work? Try the Care Depot
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Women: Would you recognize your own heart attack?
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Dr. Howard McNair Serves on a Mission Trip in the Dominican
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Hundreds Slumber in their PJs to Fight Breast Cancer

Meet Our Nurse Navigator, Ellie Ryan, RN

Working through cancer, whether patients are in the beginning stages of screening and diagnosis or in the heart of the treatment process, can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. They have to learn about screenings, possible treatments, how the treatment process works, and supportive services that are offered. The Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer…

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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk—Save the date!

Save the date to join us this Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011, for the 12th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk, a 3-mile walk beginning and ending at Ridge Park. 10,000 people are expected to join the walk to support the fight against breast cancer. This community-wide event has raised nearly $2 million for the Little…

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Congestive Heart Failure—Be Informed

If you have congestive heart failure, it means your heart is unable to pump an ample supply of blood to your organs. If you are diagnosed with congestive heart failure, it’s important to learn about how to manage the disease. Please join us for our Congestive Heart Failure series in March, for an opportunity to…

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Little Company of Mary by the Decades: The 1990s

The people of Little Company of Mary Hospital—including the sisters, physicians, nurses, staff, and patients—would likely agree that the Hospital is a place “where everybody knows your name.” By the 1990s, the number of babies born at the Hospital was upwards of 190,000. In 1997 the Hospital celebrated with a Baby Alumni Reunion, attended by…

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Sick Child, but Have to Go to Work? Try the Care Depot

The scenario is familiar to any family: first the sniffles hit the child, then it progresses to a cough, and the cough finds its way to the chest, and before you know it your child has an all-out fever. Day care is often no longer an option, and the child certainly can’t go to school….

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Women: Would you recognize your own heart attack?

As a woman, you probably hear a lot about common health concerns, such as breast and ovarian cancer. But what about heart disease? Women account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths in the U.S. Recognizing symptoms can help prevent you from becoming a victim. “In the U.S., heart disease kills more women than…

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Dr. Howard McNair Serves on a Mission Trip in the Dominican

Dr. Howard McNair, a Little Company of Mary Family Medicine Physician, recently returned from a mission trip with his church, New Life Covenant, to the Dominican Republic in June. He went with a team of people from all professions—nurses, doctors, business people, and more—just people who wanted to help. The group visited LaBombita, Barahona, which…

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Hundreds Slumber in their PJs to Fight Breast Cancer

More than 400 women laced in their pink boas, flannels and Pjs marched into Alsip’s Doubletree hotel on Friday evening, January 14, supporting the fight against breast cancer. This was the Southland’s first Pink Pajama fundraiser benefiting Little Company of Mary Hospital. The event sold out nearly immediately after registration opened, which was a large…

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