Bartlett Regional | HouseCalls | Early Spring 2017

Chuck Bill, CEO Content Early Spring 2017 3 What’s a hospitalist? Bartlett’s new type of docs. 4 Treating mental health issues We make it a priority. 6 Addressing opiates How Bartlett tackles this nationwide epidemic. 8 A healthy MIND This diet may prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. 9 Keeping your balance Tips for staying steady. 10 Breastfeeding? We can help! We’re Baby-Friendly! Find out what that means. 13 A team effort Healthy habits to start together. Our cover photo is a view of Pump House at Sandy Beach on Douglas Island. It was taken by Pat Costello on Christmas Eve morning 2016. CEO’s corner Welcome to the Early Spring 2017 edition of House Calls . I hope you are finding these quarterly magazines informative about what is happening at Bartlett Regional Hospital and helpful in meeting your health care needs. In this issue, we feature Bartlett’s behavioral health services, with a focus on mental health and addiction. We also introduce our new hospitalist program spearheaded by Mimi Benjamin, MD. Then Food and Nutrition Services Director Kari Natwick, RDN, LD, makes the connection between healthy eating and healthy aging. We also spotlight our obstetrics department and congratulate Director Karen White, BSN, RNC-OB, and her staff on Bartlett Beginnings breastfeeding recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as White’s selection as nurse manager of the year for Alaska! We have springtime suggestions for keeping your mind and body on track and ideas for making healthy living a team effort. We even have a delicious recipe for nontraditional grilled cheese! Happy spring! Chuck Bill By Chuck Bill Website: Provider directory: Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai EATING SMART VISIT US 2 HouseCalls Early Spring 2017 GIFT OF LIFE MEDICAL STAFF HouseCalls is published as a community service for our friends and neighbors in Southeast Alaska by: Bartlett Regional Hospital 3260 Hospital Drive Juneau, AK 99801 907-796-8900 | Information in HouseCalls comes from a wide range of medical experts, including our own staff and our partners at Coffey Communications. If you have any concerns or questions about any content or your own medical situation, please contact your health care provider. 2017 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.