Bartlett Regional | HouseCalls | Summer 2017

Content Summer 2017 Our cover depicts a Princess cruise ship on a summer evening on the glassy Gastineau Channel, with Douglas Island and Mt. Jumbo in the background. Photo taken from Juneau waterfront. Photographer: Katie Bausler Hi, and welcome to the summer issue of HouseCalls from Bartlett Regional Hospital. In this issue, we share an article featuring Bartlett’s busy emergency department and the talented and caring physicians and staff that provide great care under sometimes difficult circumstances. We will also share some summer safety tips. Next is an article about our new infection prevention specialist. She will give updates on viruses and other diseases in Juneau and tips on how to avoid catching them. There is a short note about our developing outpatient opioid treatment program. Finally, our nutritionist provides tips about healthy eating, family meals and how to avoid eating disorders. Enjoy, Chuck Bill, CEO Website: Provider directory: Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai EATING SMART VISIT US Chuck Bill, CEO By Chuck Bill CEO’s corner 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. 3 No cruel summer Stay safe with our tips for keeping your family injury-free. 4 Our emergency savvy is your peace of mind In a health crisis, you can lean on our expert care. 6 Infection protection Why handwashing is key to warding off an illness. 9 More support for lasting recovery Our substance abuse treatment program is better than ever. 10 What’s for dinner? Making family meals a priority. 12 Forever young Five things to do to help your happy golden years be healthy. KEEPING WELL RECOVERY SUPPORT