Manatee Healthcare System Health News Magazine Winter 2019 (January)

Health News Magazine Winter 2019 (January)

Health News from Manatee Healthcare System is a publication designed to bring you the latest news about Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Diagnostic Center and Manatee Physician Alliance, as well as health and wellness information you can use throughout the year.

In This Issue:
Manatee Healthcare new emergency care center
Winter 2019 (January)

Introducing Our New Emergency Care Center

The expanded facility at Manatee Memorial Hospital is double the size. Processes are in place to provide faster, more streamlined care as our community’s need for emergency services continues to grow.
you're not just a number
Winter 2019 (January)

Mary's Wow Moment

"I was enormously impressed by the hospital's emergency staff and their lifesaving work," said Mary Manilla, following a visit to the emergency room. "You're not just a number. They're going to care for you no matter what it takes."
His Amazing Transformation with Weight-Loss Surgery
Winter 2019 (January)

His Amazing Transformation with Weight-Loss Surgery

"All my life I’ve been big,” says Pedro Alfaya. “In high school I weighed over 200 pounds. Several times I lost weight and could never keep it off.”
I believe in screening
Winter 2019 (January)

“I Believe in Screening” — Georgene Adkins, recovered lung cancer patient

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, but chances of survival are better if it is diagnosed early. Georgene Adkins can attest to this firsthand.
Holding her hand, and warming her heart, through breast cancer treatment
Winter 2019 (January)

Holding Her Hand, and Warming Her Heart Through Breast Cancer Treatment

Cathy Johnson, who is a patient at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, first met Breast Care Navigator Michelle Lynch at her breast biopsy. “She held my hand the whole way through,” Johnson says. “She just reassured me.”
Ask the Doctor Weathering the Cold and Flu season
Winter 2019 (January)

Ask the Doctor: Weathering Cold and Flu Season

Getting the flu vaccine is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy at this time of year, but seasonal illness remains an unavoidable concern as winter kicks into high gear. To help you be prepared, Michael Austen, MD, and Reed Holland, DO, share important health reminders.