1 JUNE 1, 2018 | VOLUME 20 | ISSUE 22. MERCY OPENS NEW CLINIC FOR LUNG. CANCER PATIENTS. Lung CANCER patients in central iowa now have access to Providers work together and with patients and their a specialty CLINIC allowing them to receive comprehensive families to develop the treatment plan best suited for the treatment and support more quickly and conveniently than patient ever before. The MERCY Lung CANCER CLINIC will open to MERCY CANCER Center's state-of-the-art treatment options patients June 5 at MERCY Medical Plaza. The new CLINIC will such as the da Vinci Surgical System for minimally offer a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and invasive lung CANCER resection, the CyberKnife . management of lung masses and lung CANCER . stereotactic radiosurgery system, and targeted medical therapies The new CLINIC allows patients to make a single appointment, during which time they will see multiple specialists all A nurse navigator available to help coordinate CANCER in one location.
2 By combining these services during the testing and treatments, and link patients to support same outpatient visit, extra travel time, expense and networks and community services time away from patients' normal activities is eliminated. Easy access to the education and support services offered The experienced team providing patient care includes by the MERCY CANCER Center pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, One referral by the primary care physician or office staff thoracic surgeons and others from MERCY CANCER Center, CIC Associates, iowa Heart Center, Medical Oncology Reduced amount of time between diagnosis and treatment & Hematology Associates and MERCY Medical Center . Des Moines. These providers work collectively to offer The MERCY Lung CANCER CLINIC is designed for treatment a compassionate, comprehensive consultation and an of patients who have previously received a lung CANCER individualized treatment plan for each patient.
3 Diagnosis. Patients will need a referral from their primary care provider. Find out more at In addition to the time-saving benefit to patients, MERCY Lung healthylung. CANCER CLINIC offers these benefits: MERCY WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF TRANSPLANT SERVICES. In April, MERCY welcomed Meghan Stephenson, RN, MSN, CPTC, as the new director of transplant services. For the past 11 years, Stephenson worked for the iowa Donor Network in deceased organ donor management and recovery and hospital development. In addition, she served an instrumental role in iowa Donor Network's process improvement journey as part of the organization's work with the iowa Quality Center and the iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence. Prior to her work with iowa Donor Network, Stephenson worked as a critical care nurse.
4 She has earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in leadership in health care delivery. She also holds certification as a Transplant Procurement Coordinator from the American Board for Transplant Certification. NEW MEDICATION DROP BOX AVAILABLE AT CENTRAL CAMPUS. Through the efforts of MERCY 's accidentally get used by someone they or unused non-controlled substances pharmacies and Pain Center, MERCY is weren't intended for, says Jessica during business hours. Prescription and the first hospital in central iowa to offer Nesheim, PharmD, BCPS, MERCY over-the-counter medications that can be patients and the general community a emergency medicine clinical pharmacy turned in include: safe, secure location for disposing of specialist. This is another way MERCY Pills, tablets, capsules expired or unused medications.
5 The new helps keep patients and others safe.. Ointments, creams, lotions MERCY Medication Drop kiosk is located and powders Additionally, MERCY 's three outpatient in the lobby at the main entrance of pharmacies located at MERCY West Inhalers and nebulizer solutions MERCY 's central campus. in Clive, MERCY North in Ankeny and Liquid medicines Items dropped into the receptacle the main lobby of central campus all Solutions and suspensions are stored securely under 24-hour offer medication disposal for expired surveillance until the container is full. The deposits are then shipped off- site for incineration. All medications, ACCEPTED NOT ACCEPTED. including schedule II-V controlled substances, can be disposed. Schedule Over-the-counter medications Sharps ( , needles I controlled substances and other ( , aspirin, cough syrup, and syringes).)
6 Illegal or dangerous substances are not cold medicine). Hazardous medical waste permitted. Prescription medications, Illegal substances patches and ointments We are excited to offer this option for Vitamins proper disposal so medications don't IMPROVING ACCESS TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ACROSS. MERCY HEALTH NETWORK. MERCY Health Network (MHN) is four years the program will expand to 16 associated with mental illness. committed to providing high-quality, residents. The new psychiatry residency MERCY - iowa City continues to expand compassionate care to patients in the program is designed to train high-quality access to its outpatient Behavioral communities we serve. In recent years, physicians who will remain in iowa after Health CLINIC and will add two many research studies and organizations graduation to provide care.
7 Additional providers in July. MERCY have recognized the increased need for Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo is - iowa City is committed to increasing behavioral health care services. As a expanding its emergency department by access for patients by making it easier for result, MHN ministries across the state creating four additional holding rooms them to be seen quickly in the outpatient are taking action. and a common area for stable adult setting. The outpatient CLINIC was This week, MERCY Medical Center behavioral health patients. Holding opened less than two years ago to meet Des Moines filed a Certificate of Need rooms in the new space will be slightly needs beyond the hospital's inpatient application with the State of iowa larger than a standard emergency room. Behavioral Health Unit.
8 Requesting approval to construct a 100- The new environment is intended to bed, freestanding inpatient behavioral provide a safe and secure area within the CONTACT US. health hospital in Polk County. The Covenant Medical Center Emergency proposed facility would expand and Department to avoid or diminish The Bulletin is published weekly for staff improve access to essential behavioral escalating harmful behaviors among and friends of MERCY Medical Center, 1111. health services for all members of the this population. 6th Ave., Des Moines, iowa 50314-2611. community. More information about MERCY -North iowa has begun If you are interested in submitting information this project will be shared in next week's to be printed in the Bulletin, send it to PR and construction on their behavioral services edition of the Bulletin newsletter.
9 Marketing or call 515-247-3050. expansion to serve adults and children MERCY -Des Moines will also welcome in need of inpatient behavioral health FOLLOW US: the inaugural class of its new ACGME- services. A community resource center accredited Psychiatry Residency will be located at the front of the area, program in July 2018. During the next with the goal of reducing the stigma @MercyDesMoines