Bartlett Regional | House Calls | Fall 2018

Our cover: Eaglecrest’s carpet of fall berries. Photo by Katie Bausler Chuck Bill, CEO CEO’s corner Website: Provider directory: House Calls 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 House Calls 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. 2018 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. The days are getting shorter, but there are still great outdoor activities available. We have an article encouraging us all to take advantage of them. In this issue, you will learn about our same-day surgery program and meet Laura Gregovich, RN, one of our star nurses who works there. (Although I’m sure most of you already know her.) You will meet our new nursing director for our Bartlett Beginnings program, Michelle Van Kirk, RN, and hear from a couple who just had their baby there. We will also introduce you to Deb Koelsch, RN, MSN, our clinical quality coordinator. Finally, flu season is coming. Don’t forget to get vaccinated! Happy fall! Chuck Bill, CEO 4 Trusted hands Why a new mom and nurse practitioner couldn’t be happier with Bartlett Beginnings. 6 How to love exercise Get outside—it’s good for your health! 8 All in one day The ins and outs of same-day surgery. 10 The voice of experience Having surgery? Laura Gregovich, RN, ensures your team is well-prepared. 11 Get with the new guidelines Find out what you need to know about colorectal cancer screenings. 12 Fit for play? A sports physical can help your child get off to a safe start. 14 Directory A complete list of Bartlett Regional Hospital’s medical staff. Content Fall 2018 VISIT US HEALTHY STEPS LIVING HEALTHY NEW BABY Welcome to the fall edition of House Calls from Bartlett Regional Hospital!