Media Tip Sheet - Fall 2007

Lutheran Cancer Center sponsors celebration for ovarian cancer survivors
The Lutheran Cancer Center will honor women surviving ovarian cancer with an event called No Day but Today: Celebrating Ovarian Cancer Survivorship. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, Suite 109, of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. This event is intended for anyone living with ovarian cancer. The program agenda includes a special flower ceremony with flowers courtesy of Adams Floral, a compelling story from a survivor, and a light brunch. Survivors will have the opportunity to meet others affected by this disease and celebrate their trials and tribulations together. Media is invited to attend; but prior arrangements must be made by calling the community relations department at (260) 435-7107 or (260) 435-7119.

Dupont Hospital Center for Sleep Health is awake and ready to help patients
On Sept. 4, Dupont Hospital opened a Center for Sleep Health to accommodate the sleep needs of residents of northern Allen County. The center is located in the Dupont Medical Park, 2514 E. Dupont Road., Suite 120. The Medical Director Sanjay Jain, MD, with The Heart Center Medical Group, is board certified in sleep medicine. Other partner physicians who are also board certified in sleep medicine include Manuel Cervoni, MD, Richard Cardillo, MD, and Pushpom James, MD, a pediatric specialist. The four-bed center is managed by sleep technologists and respiratory therapists. Physicians offices or patients may contact scheduling at (260) 416-5820 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., however, sleep studies will occur 24/7. A care plan is determined after review of the sleep study results.

Anyone concerned about irregular sleep patterns may take an online quiz at More than 20 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, but fewer than 1 million are diagnosed and treated. There are more than 84 identified sleep disorders. Contact the community relations department for more information.

Rehab Hospital offers much more than basic physical therapy
Rehabilitation awareness will be celebrated nationally this year the week of September 16. With the word "rehabilitation," it is easy to picture a physical therapist working with a pro athlete to get a surgically repaired knee back in playing shape or a Hollywood starlet entering into a treatment program to battle an ongoing substance abuse problem. But for many in northeast Indiana, rehabilitation is synonymous with a specialty hospital that has been providing care for patients on the Lutheran Hospital campus since 1993.

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne is a freestanding, licensed acute care hospital, specializing in physical rehabilitation medicine. The Rehab Hospital offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to people requiring intensive therapy. Its mission is to provide individualized care for patients and families while rebuilding lives in a compassionate environment.

Treatment for traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple fractures and neurological disorders represent just a few of the possible cases the skilled experts at Rehab Hospital address on a daily basis. Visit to learn more about the Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne or contact the community relations department to set up an interview with caregivers and patients who inspire us all.

RediMed's Business Health Services feature executive physicals as company protection
An organization's leadership is an asset to the company and those individuals are often considered a business investment. The health of top executives is vitally important to efficiency, planning growth and profitability of the company. RediMed's Business Health Services division helps protect this investment through executive physicals.

Business Health Services offers a comprehensive program developed and supervised by medically trained specialists. The program is customized based on the personal requirements of the executive staff. Medical professionals review all testing and make recommendations that vary for each executive. A follow-up appointment occurs approximately two weeks after the physical and assessment results can be forwarded to the participant's personal physician.

The executive physical assessment provides a thorough examination using:

  • lifestyle analysis PWP questionnaire
  • laboratory analysis of cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, hemoccult, urinalysis, CBC, and medical profile
  • hearing and vision screening
  • body composition analysis
  • muscular strength, flexibility and endurance testing
  • nutrition counseling
  • pulmonary function screening
  • cardiac stress test (treadmill)
  • personal report
  • chest X-ray
  • physical exam
  • Optional testing may be recommended based on age specifics and/or family history.

Contact the community relations department for more information.

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