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Summer/Fall 2007

In This Issue

A breath of fresh air
Steven Packer, MD - President/CEO
Rehabilitation Services
The road to recovery
Resolving the symptoms of vertigo through physical therapy
Hand therapy
Susan Akers restores freedom of movement in her hands - and her golf game
James Keen learns to live with lymphedema
Wound care
Robert McGibben is back to the beach after wound treatment

Oxygen therapy
Dr. Ed Johnson brings special experience to hyperbaric oxygen therapy
From concept to completion
The new pavilions are open for business
Heart Health
Improving heart health in the community
Making the connection
The Community Benefit Program
Nurse of the year
Celebrating Stephanie Harr
New medical director of hospital Diabetes Program
Community Hospital welcomes James Chu
Open-heart surgery
Community Hospital's first two open-heart surgery patients.
Women's HeartAdvantage
Increasing awareness about risks of heart disease in women
Just breathe

Magazine staff
Mary Barker, Editor
Robin Beckman-Jones, Art Director/Designer
Lisa Crawford Watson, Writer
Rick Pharoah, Photographer
Randy Tunnell, Photographer

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