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    Fernando Arzola, MD Joins Staff at SoutheastHEALTH
    January 06th 2017 by Dee Loflin
    Fernando Arzola, MD Joins Staff at SoutheastHEALTH

    Dexter, Missouri - Fernando A. Arzola, MD, Cardiology, has joined the Medical Staff at Southeast Hospital. He is affiliated with Cardiovascular Consultants and will be permanently based at its Dexter clinic. Dr. Arzola comes to SoutheastHEALTH from Van Buren, Arkansas, where he practiced with Crawford Cardiology.

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Dr. Arzola earned his MD degree from Central University of the Caribbean, Cavey, Puerto Rico.

    He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and completed an Internal Medicine residency and a fellowship in Cardiology at University District Hospital, Puerto Rico Medical Center, San Juan.

    Dr. Arzola served with the U.S. Army Reserve, attaining the rank of major, before retiring in 1997.

    He commented that practicing in mid-sized to smaller communities is appealing “because they are similar to the communities I grew up in as a child. It’s wonderful to get to know your patients inside and outside your practice. They become your friends and neighbors and there is a true sense of community.”

    Preventive medicine is important, he adds. “I am a strong believer in prevention, making every effort to prevent damage in the first place. I don’t want patients to wait for heart attacks to occur. I want to help them try to prevent it from ever occurring. Why does the farmer do preventive maintenance on his farming equipment? To reduce the number of equipment failures during harvest. My patients’ hearts and bodies are more important than equipment and I am committed to bringing a focus on the preventive approach to disease in our community.”

    He is pleased to be in Dexter, noting, “My wife and I feel blessed to be able to serve the people of Stoddard County and the surrounding region, bringing Cardiology services closer to home.”

    Dr. Arzola’s professional memberships include the American Society of Echocardiography, the Military Office Association of America and the Reserve Officer Association.

    SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County will still have their Cardiologists that visit from Cape each week, but have expanded their offering to meet the needs of the community by having a cardiologist available every day.

    Last Updated on January 06th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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    RHF 10th Annual Team Fitness Challenge
    January 04th 2017 by Dee Loflin
    RHF 10th Annual Team Fitness Challenge

    Dexter, Missouri - The Regional Healthcare Foundation will once again sponsor the "TRI" Team Fitness Challenge!  This is the 10th year the Fitness Challenge has been in existence and is quite popular with the community.

    The main focus of people who participate is to improve their health.  People are very conscious that diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are on the rise in our area.  The Fitness Challenge offers weekly accountability for weight loss.  Team support serves as a reinforcement for shedding those unwanted pounds.

    The 2017 TRI Team Fitness Challenge will begin on Wednesday, January 11th and continue until Wednesday, April 26th.

    Teams may sign up for the Challenge on January 11th, 18th or the 25th.  Teams will consist of 3 people and each team must have a creative name ready at time of sign-up.  Individuals who do not have a team can still sign up and will be combined into teams of three.

    Each week handouts will be provided about health and nutrition.  Blood pressure checks will be made at the beginning of the Challenge and then at the end of the Challenge for comparison

    Many people enjoy the holidays and all the fine dining and special treats knowing they will get serious about losing those extra holiday pounds by participating in the Fitness Challenge!  
     
    A new component has been added to the Fitness Challenge this year.  The Walkers for Wellness Program, a piggyback program for previous Fitness Challenges, will now be the Exercise for Wellness Program and a part of the Fitness Challenge.  Participants may enroll for the Exercise for Wellness Program along with the Fitness Challenge.  participants may sign up for both programs or sign up for one of the programs.

    Weekly charts for the “TRI” Team Fitness Challenge will be available to show the progress of each team.  Charts will list team names and  the percentage of weight loss for the team.  

    Weights are completely confidential.

    Prizes For Fitness Challenge: Prizes are based on the greatest percentage of weight loss of the team.

    1st Place Team     - $1,000
    2nd Place Team     - $500
    3rd Place Team     - $250

    There will be a $250 cash prize for the individual who loses the greatest number of pounds.

    Additional Incentives For Fitness Challenge : Weekly Drawing for $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card
    To enter weekly drawing participant must have lost weight!

    Perfect Attendance Drawing For Fitness Challenge!

    Participants weigh in weekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  Team members are not required to weigh in at the same time of day.

    Let's get those bodies shaking and moving!!  Enter the Fitness Challenge and change your life!



    Last Updated on January 04th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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    Church of Christ Hosting Blood Drive
    January 02nd 2017 by Dee Loflin
    Church of Christ Hosting Blood Drive

    Dexter, Missouri - The American Red Cross is dangerously low on blood donations.  The Dexter Church of Christ is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, January 6, 2017 located at 1014 North One Mile Road in Dexter from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    No appointment is necessary; however if you can go online to schedule your appointment it will decrease the time you have to wait.  The need is great this time of year and the American Red Cross needs blood NOW!

    A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

    Platelets and type AB plasma also needed

    Platelet donors and those with type AB blood are also continually needed to help ensure patients receive the lifesaving blood products they need. Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, surgical patients and bone narrow recipients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed. Donors with type AB blood are urged to give blood or platelets to restock the plasma supply. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types.

    How to donate blood

    The free Blood Donor App – available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 – not only makes appointment scheduling easy, but donors can also access their digital donor card and be notified when their donation is distributed to a hospital. Donors can also visitredcrossblood.orgor call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

    Blood donors in the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visitredcrossblood.org/RapidPassand follow the instructions on the site.

    About the American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.orgor visit us on Twitter at@RedCross.


    Last Updated on January 02nd 2017 by Dee Loflin




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    Sue Ann Williams, CEO, Addresses Crowd at Groundbreaking Ceremony
    December 22nd 2016 by Dee Loflin
    Sue Ann Williams, CEO, Addresses Crowd at Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Dexter, Missouri - Cold temperatures did not deter a large crowd for the official groundbreaking for SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County's Emergency Services Expansion and adult Voluntary Behavioral Health Unit in Dexter.  More than 50 jobs will be added to the facility.

    Pictured: Sue Ann Williams, CEO, SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County addresses the crowd at the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Emergency Department expansion and the Adult Behavioral Health addition.  Aaron Mathis, President of the Regional Healthcare Foundation, Ken Bateman, President and CEO of SoutheastHEALTH and Robert Neff, SoutheastHEALTH System Board Chairman look on.

    Last Updated on December 22nd 2016 by Dee Loflin




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    SoutheastHEALTH Hosting Blood Drive on Wednesday - Urgent Need for Blood
    December 20th 2016 by Dee Loflin
    SoutheastHEALTH Hosting Blood Drive on Wednesday - Urgent Need for Blood

    Dexter, Missouri - SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County will host a Blood drive on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 1 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  The Bloodmobile will be located at 1200 North One Mile Road, Dexter.  No appointment is necessary; however if you can go online to schedule your appointment it will decrease the time you have to wait.  The need is great this time of year and the American Red Cross needs blood NOW!

    A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

    Platelets and type AB plasma also needed

    Platelet donors and those with type AB blood are also continually needed to help ensure patients receive the lifesaving blood products they need. Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, surgical patients and bone narrow recipients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so donations are constantly needed. Donors with type AB blood are urged to give blood or platelets to restock the plasma supply. Type AB donors have the universal plasma type, which can be given to patients of all blood types.

    How to donate blood

    The free Blood Donor App – available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 – not only makes appointment scheduling easy, but donors can also access their digital donor card and be notified when their donation is distributed to a hospital. Donors can also visitredcrossblood.orgor call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

    Blood donors in the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visitredcrossblood.org/RapidPassand follow the instructions on the site.

    About the American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.orgor visit us on Twitter at@RedCross.


    Last Updated on December 20th 2016 by Dee Loflin




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