Pandemic Guidelines as of June 14
Like many of you, we’re excited to see our community taking small steps towards brighter days. As the pandemic evolves, we find ourselves continuously evaluating efforts to see that we are also moving safely in the right direction.
New Recommended Age to Begin Colorectal Screening is 45
The new recommended age to begin colorectal screening is 45 in average risk adults. This is 5 years earlier than the old recommendation and has roughly 21 million people aged 45-49 scratching their heads as to the next steps. We sat down with Dr. Sighinolfi to break down the important information.
Outpatient Service Center Progress Continues
Construction continues at the St. Joseph Healthcare Park at 900 Broadway. Most recently there was increased construction activity with multiple crews from Versant Power onsite working to upgrade our electrical system. The electrical upgrade was necessary to support the addition of an X-Ray unit at the soon to be Outpatient Service Center.
You VS. Mental Health Stigma
When talking about the issues of mental health in our community, the topic of “stigma” often follows. Why does the mental health stigma exist? Why is it so damaging to those seeking treatment? How can we break the stigma? The solution is complex, but it starts with you.