Medical center opens Wound Care Center in acute care...

HEALTH NOTES

February 05, 2002

Medical center opens Wound Care Center in acute care pavilion

Anne Arundel Medical Center has opened its Wound Care Center, which offers outpatient treatment of chronic, nonhealing wounds.

Vascular surgeons David Deaton and Mark Peeler, podiatrists Timothy Lynch and John Deleonibus and general surgeon Gina Massoglia are the core physicians for the center. Registered nurse Meg Hutchings is the center's program director and Jill Carr, also a registered nurse, is clinical manager.

For patients suffering from poor circulation, diabetes or other conditions, and for those enduring long-term immobilization, a simple blister can result in a chronic open sore or infectious gangrene. The Wound Care Center prevents these problems by curing chronic wounds before they progress to the most serious stages.

The center is on the sixth floor of the Acute Care Pavilion.

Information: 443-481-5187.

Health agency's Web site has Youth & Tobacco page

As part of its Learn To Live cancer-prevention campaign, the county Health Department's Web site, aahealth.org, has a new Youth & Tobacco page.

The page offers parents advice about preventing children from smoking and dealing with children who are already smokers. It also provides links to other tobacco-prevention sites.

Parents can order free Learn to Live publications, including a Smoke-Free Kids kit for younger children and a Quit Kit for teens who smoke by calling 410-222- 7979.

North Arundel brochure wins print industry award

North Arundel Hospital's capabilities brochure won Best Overall Institutional Catalog in the large-press category at the 24th annual Print Quality Awards sponsored by the Printing and Imaging Industries of Maryland.

The brochure, which was produced to inform area residents about the hospital's services and accomplishments, was judged on printing, creative design, consistency of color, technical expertise and the difficulty of the piece.

More than 40 companies entered more than 500 pieces in the competition. All award winners are displayed in the lobby of the Mercantile Building, Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore.

Copies: 410-787-4367.

Calendar

Arc seminar: The Arc of Anne Arundel County and FOCUS Group will sponsor a free seminar on financial and estate planning for families of individuals with developmental disabilities from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Anne Arundel Community College's Arnold Campus, Cade Building, Room 207. Information: 410-269- 1883.

Cardiac health: North Arundel Hospital's Community Center at Woods will hold a cardiac health fair from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Information: 410-787-4367.

Nutrition: Dietitians will staff nutrition booths at county supermarkets Friday through Sunday to answer questions on nutrition and cancer prevention. The schedule is: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Metro Food Markets at 7858 Quarterfield Road, Severn, and 5722 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Giant Food, 3131 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Giant Food, 6626 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie; 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Box N Save, 7931 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Metro Food Market, 670 Old Mill Road, Millersville; and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Metro Food Market, 8160 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Information: 410- 222-7979.

Surgical weight loss: North Arundel Hospital will hold a Surgical Weight Loss Support Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Padussis Conference Center on the hospital's third floor. Drs. George Linhardt and Meredith Garrett, directors of the weight loss program, will lead the meeting. Information: 410-787-4367.

Lung cancer: Harbor Hospital will hold an information session about its new lung cancer screening program at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the LifeResource Center. Dr. Bruce Berlanstein, radiologist, will explain the procedure and eligibility for the screening. Information and registration: 410-350-8255.

Talkin' Back: The schedule for Talkin' Back, WCBM-AM's talk show featuring health care professionals from North Arundel Hospital, is: stroke, with free stroke screenings, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 13; glaucoma, Feb. 27; colon cancer, with free colon cancer screenings, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 27. All screenings are offered at North Arundel Hospital on a first-come, first-served basis. The show is broadcast from the hospital 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every other Wednesday. Information: 410-787-4246.

Flexibility class: Harbor Hospital will offer a class on the importance of flexibility 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the LifeResource Center. Participants will learn proper timing, techniques and exercises to increase flexibility. Information: 410-350-8255.

Cholesterol: North Arundel Hospital will offer free cholesterol screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane. Information: 410-787-4367.

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