Linda Cook of Brentwood has a new outlook on life these days. Formerly a one-pack-a-day smoker, the busy 54-year-old mother of two didn’t expect a heart attack to stop her in her tracks. But months after undergoing a cardiac procedure at the Heart Institute at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where she had a stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, she is committed to maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
Former western Pennsylvania resident Mary Beth Lowery returned to the Pittsburgh area from Rochester, NY, and accepted the position of director of marketing and communications at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Her responsibilities at Jefferson Regional include directing and implementing strategic internal and external marketing and communication initiatives at the award-winning community hospital located in Jefferson Hills and multiple outpatient locations in various South Hills communities.
Terry J. Yandrich, RN, MSN, JD, has been appointed Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. In her position, she is responsible for directing the operations of the Risk Management department of the Medical Center and overseeing comprehensive efforts to ensure the safety of employees, patients and visitors.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center will join in the worldwide celebration of life during the 24th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 5. The day is set aside to pay tribute to those who are living active, productive lives with their disease and to recognize the contributions of families, friends, researchers and healthcare providers who support them.
According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a “survivor” is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of his or her life.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sometimes called a brain attack, a stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.
Obesity is associated with many health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, depression and more. A multidisciplinary, comprehensive bariatric surgical program at Jefferson Regional Medical Center brings hope to patients seeking a healthier lifestyle.