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AUGUST 5-12, 2013
El Paso, TX
– Sierra ProvidenceHealth Network is offering freeseminars on various topics includ-ing: Caregiving, Childbirth, Babycare, Weight Loss Surgery and Ma-ternity Tours.
To register, please call 577-SPHN(7746).
Our free toursare held Monday through Friday8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. on a walk-inbasis at Sierra Medical CenterLabor and Delivery located on the5th floor and at Providence Memo-rial Hospital, Labor and Delivery onthe 2nd floor.
8:30a.m. To 4:30p.m.
Sierra Medical Center,Labor & Delivery on the 5th floor at1625 Medical Center or ProvidenceMemorial Hospital, Labor& Delivery2nd floor at 2001 N. Oregon.•
Teen Prepared Childbirth Class:
for teens age 19 or younger andwill teach preparation for birth withan emphasis on Lamaze relaxation& breathing techniques and role ofcoach/father during labor and birth.
Monday,August 5, 2013
Providence MemorialHospital - 2001 N. Oregon –Auditoriums B & C.•
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar:
Please join us as we discuss thethree types of procedures that areperformed here; the lap bandingand gastric bypass, gastric sleeve.Our physicians who perform thesurgeries will explain all proce-dures in detail.
Wednesday,August 7, 2013
New Me Bariatric Center,1250 Cliff, Suite 1-C.•
Baby Care Class:
This classteaches parents how to bathe, dia-per and care for a newborn. Grand-parents-to-be and children 8 yearsand older are welcome to attend.
Thursday,August 8, 2013
Providence Memorial Hos-pital - 2001 N. Oregon – Auditori-ums B & C.•
Spanish Childbirth Class:
Please join us as we discuss preg-nancy, childbirth, newborns andbreastfeeding. The relaxation tech-niques, breathing and other deliv-ery techniques will not beaddressed in this class.
Saturday,August 10, 2013
Sierra Medical, ClassroomA, 1625 Medical Center Drive•
Are You Living With KneePain?
Please join us while we talkabout treatment options for yourknee pain and the MAKOplastyRobot for robotic partial knee resur-facing surgery. Potential benefits ofthis procedure are:- Smaller Incisions- Rapid Recovery- Shorter Hospital Stay- More Natural Feeling Knee
Wednesday,August 7, 2013
Dr. Keith Johnson
Sierra Medical Center, 1625Medical Center Drive.
Please call 577-SPHN (7746) toregister for classes. All classesare FREE.
SIERRA PROVIDENCE HEALTH NETWORKFREE SEMINARS
Patricia Carter Promoted to Service LineAdministrator for Oncology and Hospice Services
El Paso, TX
– We are pleased to an-nounce that Patricia Carter, RN,MSN, CHPCA, has been promoted toService Line Administrator for On-cology and Hospice Services for theSierra Providence Health Network.Patricia joined the Sierra Providencefamily in 2001 as a La Mariposa Hos- pice staff nurse and in 2005, acceptedthe Administrative Director positionfor Oncology with a total of 38 yearsof oncology experience.“Patricia has already had a very dis-tinguished career in oncology andhospice care and I know she will con-tinue to promote excellence as theService Line Administrator for Provi-dence and Sierra,” Eric Evans, CEOof Providence Memorial Hospital,Providence Children’s Hospital andSierra Medical Center, said.Patricia completed her MSN in 1980from Northwestern State UniversityLouisiana and practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology for 10years before moving into manage-ment roles in nursing and oncology.In 1990, Patricia moved to El Paso,assuming the Director of Oncology position at what was then Sun TowersHospital and since then, has held anumber of positions in Oncology andHospice in both hospital and private practice settings.Throughout her career, Patricia has been very active in the Oncology Nursing Society, American NursesAssociation and Texas Nurses Associ-ation. She has served as a volunteer and board member of the AmericanCancer Society at the local and statelevel. Currently, she serves as a lifemember of the El Paso AmericanCancer Society Advisory Board and a board member for Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. She is an Advanced On-cology Certified Nurse, one of veryfew nurses to be certified as a Hos- pice and Palliative Care Administra-tor and has received numerousrecognitions for her volunteer serv-ices.Sierra Providence Health Network The Sierra Providence Health Net-work includes the hospitals of Provi-dence Memorial Hospital andProvidence Children's Hospital,Sierra Medical Center, and SierraProvidence East Medical Center. The Network also offers a wide range of outpatient services including SierraProvidence TotalCare, Sierra Provi-dence Urgent Care Centers, SierraProvidence Trawood Center and ER,Sierra Teen and Women’s Center,Wound Care Centers and Sierra Prov-idence Sleep Disorders Center. For more information please visitwww.sphn.com
UTEP, El Paso to Become Hub of Commercial Space Exploration
The University of Texas at El Paso signed a cooperativeand international affiliation agreement with Japan’sKyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) on Monday,July 29 to form a new academic and research partnership.The partnership allows for faculty and student exchange,as well as collaborative research on advancing aerospacetechnologies.KyuTech has been historically funded by JAXA, theJapanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, and plans to col-laborate with the NASA University Research Center (URC), and Center for Space Exploration Technology Re-search (cSETR) at UTEP.“This is more than just a signing ceremony,” said AhsanChoudhuri, Ph.D., chair and professor of mechanical engi-neering. “This is a long-term strategy to build this regioninto a commercial aerospace hub.”He added, “There is already an interest to utilize this re-gion for aerospace purposes, so we are going to capitalizeon this dawn of commercial space exploration by placingourselves as the strategic lead of capabilities in the area.”The University plans to work with two nearby entities:Spaceport America and Blue Origin. With a launch andtest facility in Van Horn, Texas, Blue Origin, LLC is anaerospace company that plans to develop technology toenable private human access to space. Located in Sierra, N.M., Spaceport America is a launch site dedicated solelyto commercial space flight to take customers into space.Expanding off a winged rocket platform developed byKyutech, the UTEP collaboration will result in a reusable,suborbital vehicle to validate emerging space technologies.UTEP will provide the propulsion systems and assemblyof the vehicle that will utilize avionics and structural com- ponents from the Japanese.“Our goal is to show that our capability goes beyond thelab and training students for aerospace careers,” Choud-huri said.Richard Schoephoerster, Ph.D., dean of the College of En-gineering, said, “This ceremony is an indicator of the ca- pacity building UTEP aims for in creating uniqueopportunities for our region while making internationalimpacts. It also stands as an example of the many excep-tional ways we find to educate, train and prepare a moreadvanced workforce.”