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Primary Care Newsletter Friday, November 28, 2014

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Pinnacle Health

Primary Care Newsletter Friday, November 28, 2014

The Latest FamilyCare & Specialty Care News

PinnacleHealth Medical Group

Effective, April 1, 2012, Heritage has joined PinnacleHealth to establish a physician-led medical group called PinnacleHealth Medical Group (PHMG). PHMG integrates the Heritage providers with PinnacleHealth’s primary care providers. The combined organization has 65 physicians and 29 Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants. 
 
The new organization will pursue further development of patient centered medical care and innovative ways to manage chronic disease and population health. We are pleased that this venture will provide you with even more great, quality locations to choose from.

How to Find Dr. Right

Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most important in your life. You should be able to trust your physician with your most private health issues or problems and should feel certain he or she is your ally. Here are some steps to take during your search.

April is National Donate Life Month

Celebrated every April sinec 2003, National Donate Life Month is a time to recognize the generosity of those who have saved and enhanced lives by becoming organ, eye, and tissue donors and to honor the recipients of their selfless donations.

People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissue can be donated.

To join other Americans in a national effort to register 20 million new donors in 2012, please visit www.donatelife.net. For more information about PinnacleHealth's transplant services, click here.

Upcoming Events

April 19   Expert Advice on Weight Management
 
April 23   Introduction to Diabetes Class
 
May 2   Total Joint Replacement

Backyard BBQ Bash

No covered dish necessary. We’ll provide the food and entertainment! Join us Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at PinnacleHealth, Silver Spring (near CV High School on the Carlisle Pike) for a FREE barbecue on the lawn and health screenings, treats from our ice cream truck, kids’ activities and a visit from the Clown Around Town, ltd. Meet Matt from the WINK 104 morning show. Also enter to win Hersheypark season passes, GIANT gift certificates, and gift baskets.

Donation & Transplant Stats

  • Approximately 79 organ transplants take place every day in the U.S.
  • More than 28,500 patients began new lives in 2011 thanks to organ donors
  • On average, a single tissue donor can save or enhance the lives of up to 50 people
  • On average, more than 142 epople are added to the nation's organ transplant waiting list each day - one every 10 minutes
  • More than 112,000 people are currently waiting for an organ transplant