In the Mar/Apr 2008 Issue

President & CEO Bryant Hanson: Celebrating 17 years of dedicated service.

Generous Grant Increases Reach of Cancer Center of Indiana’s Therapeutic Massage Program

Thanks to a charitable grant of $20,000 from the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, Susan Waiz, a nationally certified massage therapist at Floyd Memorial, can now bring her healing touch to more than just cancer patients. The grant, allocated for patients and caregivers dealing with the effects of chronic pain, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary [...]

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Plastic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and facial reconstructive surgeons perform functions that are both interrelated and unique to each specialty. Facial reconstructive surgeons perform surgical procedures with the sole aim of restoring function and normal appearance to the head and neck, rather than enhancing aesthetics. Facial reconstructive surgery procedures include skin grafts for burn victims, cleft lip and palate [...]

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Expert Tips to Help You Stay in the Race

With the approach of spring, the running and race season is moving into high gear. With that in mind, William T. Beasley, DPM, and Kay Vannoy, PT, offer expert tips on what runners can do to help prevent injuries. Dr. Beasley is a podiatrist with Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center in Affiliation with Floyd Memorial who [...]

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Diagnosis of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Helps Solve Young Runner’s Medical Mystery

Imagine the terror of being in the middle of a race and suddenly finding yourself unable to breathe. That’s what was happening to young Dylan Truman when he competed in his favorite sport. A student at Silver Creek Middle School, Dylan had been to specialists in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and immunoallergy to try to determine [...]

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Patient Finds Support at Heart Failure Outpatient Clinic

Elvin Hammer is 81 years old and lives with two chronic conditions: diabetes and heart failure. In January, during his second stay at the hospital in five months for heart failure, he made a decision that would ultimately change his life – he became the first patient enrolled in Floyd Memorial’s new Heart Failure Outpatient [...]

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Lung Cancer Patients Benefit from Combined Surgical, Chemotherapy and Radiation Regimens

Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States and ranks as the number one cause of cancer deaths, but the prognosis does not have to be dreary. Many patients are unaware of their full range of options, both for curative and palliative care. Floyd Memorial and the Cancer Center [...]

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Advanced Hysterectomy Technique Preserves Pelvic Support

Who is a Good Candidate for the Procedure? LSH may be a good option if you have no history of uterine cancer or abnormal pap tests, and have good support from pelvic ligaments. It is often the preferred option for women who have never had children or who have had a C-section. As a reminder, [...]

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Honoring 17 Years of Service and Vision

Change and vision are words that come up often when people talk about Bryant Hanson. From his transformational vision and his ability to persuade others that change is good, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ success over the past years has been due largely to the forward-thinking Hanson had for this small community hospital when [...]

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Comprehensive Diabetes, Nutrition and Endocrinology Care

The Floyd Memorial Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate offers much more than exceptional diabetes care-we also offer full endocrinology services from our team of three board certified endocrinologists. They treat conditions ranging from osteoporosis to thyroid and metabolism issues, just to name a few. In addition, our staff of certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians are [...]

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A Fond Farewell

This is the first issue of HealthScope since its redesign in 2005 that has featured someone other than a physician on the cover. Bryant R. Hanson, FACHE, has served as the president and CEO of Floyd Memorial for over 17 years and the cover of our flagship publication seemed the perfect place to recognize and [...]

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