08.11.20 E-Newsletter
Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Says Thank You to the Tri-State
Thank you to the 140+ corporations, small businesses and individuals throughout the Tri-State who donated PPE, food and other items in support of our physicians, clinical and support associates. Take a moment to watch this video featuring our associates and leaders thanking our valued donors.
Stroke Patient on Road To Recovery with Therapies from Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
After suffering a stroke on his right side, Robert Dilback of Henderson is on the path to a strong recovery. As an inpatient of our Rehabilitation Institute for over a month, and now an outpatient at the new downtown Ascension St. Vincent YMCA, he is improving daily. He receives occupational and physical therapy twice a week and is now walking distances without his cane, starting to drive and is getting back to the life that he used to know with his wife, Judy.

Robert states, "I love both facilities and all the therapists and staff are wonderful. It's been a real success and gets better everyday. Thank you to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital and all those who are taking care of me."

Ascension St. Vincent YMCA Physical Therapist, Sarah Stuckwisch, stated, “Robert is such a sweet man and truly one of the hardest working patients I have ever had. He makes my job the best. I can tell you that there is no one more deserving of recognition for hard work and dedication than him.”

Robert is pictured with Physical Therapist, Sarah Stuckwisch, and Occupational Therapist, Shanie Maurer.
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"Mammograms Until Midnight" Event Provides
Convenient Access to Mammograms for Local Women
Recently, on July 31, Ascension St. Vincent Breast Center held their first "Mammograms Until Midnight" event. The goal of this event was to provide convenient, after hours appointments for women who missed or delayed their annual screening due to COVID-19 or other reasons.

Sheila Hauck, Director of Ascension St. Vincent Breast Center, stated, "Cancer is a horrible disease. It's very scary, and the treatment for breast cancer, while very curable, it's rough. Often if we catch it early enough, the only treatment some women have to have is surgery. They don't have to have chemo or radiation therapy."

In total, the event provided mammogram screenings to 20 women. For some, it had been many years since they had a mammogram. For others, it was an opportunity to get their screening done before they could put it off. All appreciated the safety precautions put in place by our Ascension St. Vincent Breast Center staff. 

Jacquelyn Garnett, Breast Mammography Technologist, stated, "We had a great turn out for our initial 'Mammograms to Midnight' event. Every patient that I screened was very appreciative that we were able to add appointments to our regular schedule as many were late due to COVID-19. We were able to accomodate a few employees as well; they were thankful that they did not have to take off from work to get their mammogram done." 

Sandy McCall, Breast Mammography Technologist, stated, "...Although some [women] hadn't had a mammogram in over 10 years and heard about the event from the newspaper, there were a few that missed their screening appointment during the COVID quarantine. I was glad that we could provide a service for these women."
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Ascension St. Vincent Orthopaedic Hospital
Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
Ascension St. Vincent's Orthopaedic Hospital recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on July 22.

John Greaney, Vice President of Operations over the Orthopaedic Hospital, had this to say: "Patient satisfaction at the Ascension St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital is in the top ten percent in the country because staff, work processes, and facility design are all uniquely focused on the safe, effective delivery of orthopedic and spine services. Along with our partners at Tri-State Orthopaedics, we help people regain their mobility, bounce back from injury and chronic pain, and get back to the activities they value most in their lives." 

Congratulations to all our staff on a great year of providing high quality care to our patients and community!
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Gaming Cart Purchased by Ted & Clare Ziemer Society Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients
Thank you to the Ted & Clare Ziemer Society who recently funded a gaming cart for our Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Pediatrics Unit. The fully loaded cart includes multiple video games and a portable gaming console. Pictured is patient, Joshua Helms, who thoroughly enjoyed playing with all the games during his stay on the unit. Staff report he loved the gaming system and thought the entire console was "super cool."

Through projects like these, the Ziemer Society is working to create a more pleasant experience for our pediatric patients and their families during what can often be a scary situation.
Daughters of Charity Prayer Garden
Honoring Loved Ones' Memories Brick by Brick
In 1872, the Daughters of Charity established Evansville’s first hospital, St. Mary’s. Help commemorate the Daughters’ legacy by purchasing a brick in the Daughters of Charity Prayer Garden, which is located next to St. Mary’s Chapel and Ascension St. Vincent Center for Advanced Medicine.

• Individual brick size is 8.25 inches x 5.5 inches.
• A gift of $250 will purchase a brick.
• Bricks can be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend.

To purchase a brick or to receive more information, please contact Kimberly Greer, Foundation Development Specialist, at 812-485-4986 or kimberly.greer@ascension.org.You may also visit the Foundation's website for additional details.