Dignity Health | Be well | Spring 2018

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT: Connect with us on social media and on the web! CHECK OUT OUR INTERACTIVE WEBSITE: mercy.org Our website is the perfect place to: � Find a physician � Log on to the patient portal � Register for classes and events Dignity Health in North State Mark D. Korth Chief Transformation Officer/SVP Operations Dignity Health and North State Service Area Todd Smith President, Mercy Medical Center Redding Jordan Wright President, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Rodger Page President, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta Joyce Zwanziger Amanda Harter Editor-in-Chief Mike Mangas Marcelyn Miracle Managing Editors If you do not wish to receive future marketing communications from Dignity Health North State, you can either call our telephone number, 530.926.9358, or email us at joyce.zwanziger@dignityhealth.org and leave a message identifying yourself and stating that you do not wish to receive marketing communications. BE WELL is published by the Dignity Health North State marketing team as a community service for the friends and patrons of MERCY MEDICAL CENTER REDDING, 2175 Rosaline Ave., Redding, CA 96001; MERCY MEDICAL CENTER MT. SHASTA, 914 Pine St., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067; and ST. ELIZABETH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, 2550 Sister Mary Columba Drive, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Information in BE WELL comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2018 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Dear North State Community Members: Here at Dignity Health North State, we un- derstand the needs of our community. And we understand that much of what goes on here and elsewhere in the state, the nation, and even the world, are often intertwined. Sometimes there is angst, but there is also great joy. There remains an uplifting spirit in our citizens that reflects positivity and a can-do attitude. After all, we’re neighbors. What affects one often affects all. With this in mind, we believe we should always seek to be well— mentally, physically, and emotionally. This is also what we strive to do with Be Well . In our minds, this is both a promise and an aspira- tion. In our Dignity Health hospitals, clinics, and medical groups, we work to deliver better health and well-being to our communities while also delivering advanced care for a wide range of issues. Each time we sit down to write our latest edition, we showcase a variety of different stories. In this issue, you’ll find information on Dignity Health Connected Living, leadership changes, a new biplane suite for stroke patients at Mercy Medical Center Redding, a visiting music program for Mercy Hospice Mt. Shasta, and more. Perhaps one of our most important stories is our showcase of acts of humankindness. Our hospital, clinic, and medical group employees continue to do more than their jobs—they also go above and beyond to help others achieve greater health and happiness. Every day brings new challenges—new hopes and possibilities and, yes, sometimes sorrow. That’s why it’s important to always look out for one another, to be kind, and to Be Well . Sincerely, Mark D. Korth Chief Transformation Officer/SVP Operations Dignity Health and North State Service Area Helping you to Be Well Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai