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January 2005



Give a pint ~ Get a pound

You give us a pint of blood and we'll give you a pound of delicious Dunkin' Donuts® coffee!

Dunkin' Donuts is teaming up with the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital to encourage local residents to donate blood.

In January, anyone who donates blood at the Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke's Hospital or at any Southcoast Blood Bank site or blood drive will receive a certificate for a pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Coupons are redeemable at any Dunkin' Donuts shop.

www.southcoast.org/bloodbank/


Walk-In Wednesdays


Come in from the cold and we're certain you'll warm up to our fantastic Nursing opportunities at Southcoast Hospitals.

Walk into Human Resources at either Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford or Tobey Hospital in Wareham for Winter Walk-In Wednesdays, January 12 through February 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tobey hospital hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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Youth Peer Corner

Southcoast's RAPPP program has been helping area teens deal with pregnancy prevention and parenting for years.

Now there's a new place on RAPP's website where area teens can share their experiences and knowledge.

Southcoast's RAPPP Program (Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention) is an adolescent pregnancy prevention program designed to be used within the curriculum of the health or science department of high and junior high school systems.

www.southcoast.org/rapp/


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We're building you a New St. Luke's


Major construction has begun on the new St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, which will bring an expanded Emergency Department, additional beds and more operating rooms to you and your family.

Our website is full of information about the project, including construction updates, photos and answers to your questions. And you can learn how your support is vital to this project.

www.southcoast.org/stlukes/updates.html


Weight Loss Surgery

Some 400,000 Americans die prematurely each year of obesity-related complications such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Southcoast's community-based gastric bypass program is designed to incorporate a thorough approach to weight loss surgery with a team that includes dieticians, psychologists and surgeons to provide a safe and comprehensive surgical weight loss program.

Potential patients must attend a free informational session that is held monthly to provide information about gastric bypass surgery and explain the risks and benefits.

Upcoming seminars:

    Thursday, January 13 ~ Wareham

    Tuesday, January 18 ~ North Dartmouth

www.southcoast.org/weightloss/


ExpressCare 24 @ Charlton

When your family has a health problem — and your doctor isn't in — turn to ExpressCare 24 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.

We're here whenever you need us — all day, every day — with top-notch doctors backed by the full services of Southcoast Hospitals. We'll have you in and out in about one hour.

Get your own ExpressCare 24 keytag — and get much more than great urgent care.

Your keytag gives you the following advantages:

  • A free first aid kit for your home or car.
  • Discounts at local merchants.
  • Regular news about new services and medical advancements at Southcoast.

ExpressCare 24 @ Charlton. The care you need. Now.

www.southcoast.org/24/



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