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Winona Health - Healthy Connections Fall 2006

Winona Health - Healthy Connections Fall 2006

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Fall 2006
 Healthy fuel for back to school Orthopaedic surgeon putting the spring back in the community’s step Eye Care Center opening soon
Healthy Connections
Fall 2006
 Healthy Connections
is publishedquarterly by Winona Health to provide you with information about health,wellness and the many resourcesavailable to you, close to home. Sending you
 Healthy Connections
is anotherexample of how we’re striving to fulfillour mission:
Winona Health is devoted toimproving the health and well-being of our  family, friends and neighbors.
We welcome your questions, suggestionsor comments about Winona Health andthis publication. Please contact:
Loretta Bronson
Chief Communication Officer 
Michelle Foerster
Graphics/Web Content Specialist 
Jennifer Olson
Community Relations Specialist 
Karen Sibenaller
 Marketing Communication Coordinator 
 Also contributing to this issue:
Adeola Fadumiye
 Public Relations/Marketing Intern
In this issue...
From the President/CEO
Eye Care Center opening
Orthopaedic solutions
The right fuel for school
Award-winning heart attack care
Notes & news
On the cover:
Winona resident ElizabethWaters is pictured with orthopaedicsurgeon Timothy Gabrielsen, MD, whoperformed her knee replacement surgery in July.
Welcome to
 Healthy Connections
Fo e Pesiden/CEO
e are fortunate in Winona. Ourcommunity is strong, thriving anddiverse in a number of ways. And while thereare many strong businesses and industriesrepresented in Winona, the healthcare sectorhas its role to fulfill. We at Winona Healthrecognize the critical responsibility of providing high quality, effective healthcare inour community, and we are honored to doour part.Healthcare has an impact on all of our lives,whether we are dealing with personal healthissues, concerned about healthcare costs,expecting high quality care and service, or hoping our health will hold up sowe don’t need healthcare services. At Winona Health we are committed to arevolutionary transformation of community healthcare, and we are excitedabout what this means for patients, residents and the community. Ourchallenge is to meet your changing needs and to exceed your expectations.You will read in this issue how the focus of physicians and staff has resultedin nationally recognized outcomes and how key procedures can changesomeone’s life. This happens every day at Winona Health.I am so impressed with the quality and caliber of physicians in our community.We have a number of outstanding new physicians on our medical staff andrecruitment efforts continue to attract others. We also have said good-byeto some physicians as they make their own life changes, and we wish themthe best.The community’s physicians, and our staff, too, work together with a singlefocus—caring for you and your family. It is our pleasure to serve you and wethank you for giving us the opportunity to do so.Rachelle H. SchultzPresident/CEO
Rachelle H. Schultz
Healthy Connections
Fall 2006
phthalmologist LaurelQuinn, MD, will openthe Winona Health Eye CareCenter in October.“My husband and I choseto come to Winona for theopportunity to fill a realneed—to provide importantservices to this community,”said Dr. Quinn. “I believe my career goals fit well with themission of Winona Health: toprovide great comprehensiveprimary care.“I chose to go into medicine so I could use my scientificcuriosity and communication skills to help people,” explainedDr. Quinn. “I chose ophthalmology as a speciality because vision is so important to people every day. It is so rewardingto be able to make things better for people in a way they canSEE, using optics and surgery.”She added, Another factor that attracted me to ophthalmology is that I’ll be able to see patients of all ages.” A generalophthalmologist with aninterest in pediatrics,Dr. Quinn underwentspecialized training inchild development duringmedical school and hasdone extensive clinicalresearch with childrenduring her ophthalmol-ogy training.Dr. Quinn received hermedical degree from theUniversity of MinnesotaMedical School inMinneapolis and completed her residency at the Casey EyeInstitute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland,Oregon. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract andRefractive Surgery.New to Winona but native Minnesotans, Dr. Quinn and herhusband, Jason, have two young daughters, Grace and Faith.“My husband and I are also looking forward to living closerto those of our relatives who are still in the state.”
This new Winona Health Physician Clinic will be locatedon the third floor of the new medical office building on Winona Health’s campus. If you would like to make anappointment with Dr. Quinn, please call 507.474.7830.
Eye Care Center opening soon
Surgeries performed byDr. Quinn include:
Cataract extraction withintraocular lens implantationLaser treatment of diabeticretinopathy and other retinalvascular disease and glaucomaFiltering surgery for glaucomaEye alignment surgery forstrabismusEyelid repair procedures
Laurel Quinn, MD
To preserve and protect yourvision, Dr. Quinn advises:
Take care of your general health
to minimize thethreat to vision posed by out-of-control systemicdiseases such as diabetes, hypertension and tobaccodependence.2.
Use appropriate protective eyewear
for sporting andwork-related tasks known to be high risk for eye injuriessuch as paintball, hockey, and metal or woodworking.3. Your health history and current health may affect thehealth of your eyes.
Regular exams will often helpdetect problems before specific symptoms develop
.Early detection and treatment of possible eye problemsis the key to protecting your vision. If you have afamily history of eye disease or are experiencing anyeye problems, talk to your doctor.

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