• Womens Center Newsletter Issue One, December 2013

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    Tis the Season to be grateful! Sharing the story of the Park Nicollets Womens Center and Womens Services Model.


    Our dedicated Steering Committee team with support from the staff at the Park Nicollet Foundation set out to increase awareness of our plans for a new facility. The innovative programming and facility plans had been on the drawing board for eight years, and now we are less than 6 months from making that dream a reality. We are excited to share with you the accomplishments to date, and our ongoing plans, as we prepare for next springs grand opening. Sharing the vision Over 600 Park Nicollet staff and community members toured the fifth floor of the Heart and


    Vascular Center on the Methodist Hospital Campus to see the future of the Park Nicollet Womens Center. The Center will bring together 19 preventive and specialty services in one location designed to support women.

    Seeking connection with our community These same tour attendees provided over 100 ideas of current community programs and services where the Womens Center could collaborate to better reach women in need.

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    David Abelson, MDPresident of Park Nicollet

    HealthPartners Care Group

    Mary BrainerdPresident and CEO of HealthPartners

    Andrea WinterSenior Director of Womens Services

    Kathryn Babich, MDMedical Director of Womens Services

    Janette Strathy, MDSteering Team Co-Chair

    Gregg Strathy, MDSteering Team Co-Chair

    Park Nicollet Womens Services

    When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier; they are better fed; and their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is true of communities and, eventually, of whole countries. -Kofi Annan

    Former UN Secretary-General

    A Message from the Steering Team Co-Chairs:

    For women in all stages of life, Park Nicollet offers comprehensive, integrated care and an exceptional patient experience.

    Mark Your Calendars

    Watch for more information about a

    Grand Opening event in

    May 2014

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    We are dedicated to providing an exceptional

    patient experience through four key areas that make it easier for

    women to take charge of their health.


    (Continued from page 1) Showing local support Support for the Womens Center was included as part of Park Nicollet Foundations Annual Campaign. One hundred percent of the clinicians and staff from the St. Louis Park OBGYN site participated in support via donations or payroll deduction pledges. HealthPartners provided a dollar for dollar match! Finding philanthropic support from corporate partners Our vision of providing necessary health services to women in need has really touched the hearts of corporations who have a history of giving back. Target and UnitedHealth Foundation led the way with an incredible campaign; For You. For Them. That promoted the importance of screening mammograms to employees and also provided support to women in need through our Mammo A Go Go Community Outreach Fund and for a research project to investigate barriers to mammograms in insured populations. Partnering with the health plans We are meeting with our key partners from insurance companies to show how our plans for a health care navigator and care


    coordinators can improve their members health and thus decrease the overall cost of care. We seek their investment in these important positions. Planning for the future What we dont accomplish in 2013 will give us goals for 2014. All great projects and worthy efforts require continuous nurturing along the way. That is a strength we have at Park Nicollet! The women we care for in our clinics and communities will benefit. And as we all know from our favorite quote from Kofi Annan, that benefit extends to their families and communities as well.

    To those of you who have so generously given in support of this project, WE THANK YOU! As of this date, we have over $1.2 million dollars in donations and pledges! To those of you still considering if this project fits with your giving goals, we welcome any support that will fill your heart with joy. We count as one of our greatest blessings the opportunity to work at Park Nicollet and support this program through the Park Nicollet Foundation.

    With gratitude,

    Drs. Jan and Gregg Strathy

    Donor Story:

    The Womens Center will provide care for women of varying ages and cultural backgrounds access to exceptional care. The

    ability the Center will have to promote health care specifically for women at one convenient location opens up a whole new concept of care. Community outreach services such as Mammo A-Go-Go, education scholarships and support groups will offer the women of our community a wide variety of services to choose from. I believe care specifically for women has been lacking in the health care system. The Womens Center will provide access to all women, in all stages of their lives. I am grateful to have an opportunity to contribute to such a needed endeavor. I would like to thank the many individuals from Park Nicollet that made the Womens Center a reality.

    Barb Degnan

    Care: The Womens Center will offer comprehensive services women want and need through a central facility with strong linkages and ease of passage to services across the entire Park Nicollet system.

    Comfort: The patient experience is designed for your comfort with integrative services such as aromatherapy and massage to enhance wellness and reduce stress; complimentary beverages; and iPads and iPods for use during visits.

    Convenience: The Womens Center will offer healthcare designed for womens busy lives with 19 preventive and specialty care services in one convenient location. Our comprehensive 4-in-1 visits will offer multiple preventive services in one coordinated appointment.

    Community: The Womens Center will be dedicated to outreach and advocacy for all women, no matter their ability to pay.

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    The month of October was filled with amazing pink activity. Our annual Be Pink campaign encourages women to be empowered in the fight against cancer by promoting the importance of early detection and raising funds to provide mammograms, co pay assistance and diagnostic services to women in need. Thank you to all the women who have shared their stories and journeys with breast cancer thank you for being courageous and inspiring. More than $70,000 has been raised through Be Pink activities to support our patient programs and Mammo A-Go-Go Community Outreach Fund. Contributions enable us to serve women in need in their own communities through mobile mammography, eliminating transportation barriers and access to care.

    Thank you to our Pink People! Hundreds of people in our local communities supported Be Pink this year by contributing, sharing their stories and encouraging others to get screened we are grateful for you all!

    Thank you to our Pink Partners who promoted Be Pink 2013! They decorated and lit their businesses pink, helped build awareness about screening mammograms, held events and provided financial and in-kind support to help women in need.


    BuzNs Girls with Guitars benefit concert featuring Sheryl Crow, Kellie Pickler, Gloriana, Maggie Rose and Ashley Monroe

    Be Pink Glam Event Be Pink Wayzata fundraising

    breakfast and Be Pink Wayzata Table Hosts

    Bloom Time Floral BMO Harris Bank BMW of Minnetonka Caribou Coffee Chicos of Wayzata Christmas Dcor City of Wayzata Country Financial Edina High School Volleyball

    Club Flaunt Accessories Fuzzy Duck Designs HealthSource Chiropractic of



    Lilia Flower Boutique McCormicks Pub and

    Restaurant Motorwerks BMW New Reflections Salon Spa Park Center Pirates Volleyball

    Boosters Park Nicollet Shorewood Clinic Revive Salon & Spa Sakana Sushi Schuler Shoes Sheels Eden Prairie Side Door of Wayzata Sushi Fix Wayzata Venture Photography WCCO Walser Automotive Wayzata Country Club Wayzata Bar and Grill Wayzata Wine and Spirits Wine Merchants Girly Girl


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    Anonymous Maria Aagesen-Reznecheck, MD Nancy Adickes Regina and Gary Aiken Cynthia M. Ahlberg Amy Alexander Beth Almquist Jack and Cheryl Amdal Deborah Ammentorp Barb Anderson Isabel H. Anderson, MD JoAnne Anderson Nancy Anson Kristen Arends Gretchen Arne Beth Aschinger Barb Augustinack Kathryn Babich, MD Tara Baillet Leslie Baken, MD and Mike Schock Andrea Baldwin Miki Banavige Laurence and Matthew Banfield, MD Chad Bartley Sherrie Bartolotto Lee A. Bastyr-Ching Robin D. Baumgartner Patricia A. Becker Barbara Bedell Teri Behling Maureen S. Bellows Jessica Benney Steve Berchow John and Nancy Berg Virginia Berg Richard Bergenstal, MD and Carol Bergenstal Rachelle and Alan Bergquist Patricia A. Betlach Phyllis and David Bishop Max A. Boller, MD and Jane Boller Kathleen Bonnesen Edwina N. Boone Jennifer L. Bourgoine Sally Bowman Ed and Dawn Boyle Amy Brandl, CNM Donald and Jane Brattain Victoria Brink Brian Brinker Diane Brower-Johnson David W. Brown, MD Lori A. Brown Walter M. Brynteson Ann and Charles Bryz-Gornia, MD Ruth Buelow Ashley Bull Leah Bungener Patricia Burdick Katherine Butler Jason R. Bysina Daniel Caldwell Diane Callahan Dan Carlsen and Susan Gerstner David and Kathleen Carlsen Samuel and Barbara Carlson


    Barbara A. Carmouche Marcia Caron, MD Leslie Carpenter Tyler Carroll Sue Casson Leland P. Cheng, MD and Sheila J. Jenkins, MD Linda Cherne Gloria A. Chesney Margeaux Chihak Nicole Chivers Catherine Christiansen Gerri Clements Alan and Paula Cole Lori J. Connelly Robyn L. Cook Richard and Judith Corson Theresa Covert, MD and Charles Covert James L. Craig, MD and Roberta Craig Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich, MD Nancy Darnall Belle Davenport Alicia Davis Jeffrey O. Davis Elisabeth J. Dayton Nicole Dean, MD and Aaron Dean

    John and Barbara Degnan Arch and Belinda DeMery Kate DeVIlliers Sandra G. Dignen Martin Doering Stan D. Donnelley Annie E. Doughty Kim G. Drasher Deb Drew David A. Druckman, MD Sue Dubbs Dave Dudinsky Maureen Dunn Kathy P. Duxbury Jolene Elvine Cari Erickson, CNM Sarah M. Essen Jennifer Estes Sandee Fellinger Sandy Fisher Angela G. Fjerstad Catherine Flaherty Jeanne Flavin Sheila M. Fleming Callie Flolid Debbie Foss Cathryn L. Fossing Pamela Foster Elizabeth Frankman, MD David and Laura Frazier JoAnne Funch Cindy Furda Kelly S. Furda, MD Laura Furda


    Katherine E. Gabler Jacki Gallagher Natalie Gansop Rachel K. Garant Kate Garlock Linda S. Gasch M. Lillian Gavitt Charity S. Gendason Jeanne Gengerke, MD and Todd Gengerke Chris and Christa Getchell Jodi Glaser Nora Gondack Laura Good William and Kathryn Gordon Nancy Gossard, WHCNP Mary E. Greenbush Shirene Greene William R. Grierson Lynn Groll Tammy Gustafson-Ochs Eva Gutmann Patricia and Robbie Gutzke Caroline P. Haakenson, MD Thomas P. Haas, MD and Catherine Haas

    Wendy Haas Karen and Michael Haehn Jacqueline W. Hagen Julie A. Halverson, WHCNP Dana Hamilton-Bloyer Lori Hansen Rosemary and Timm Hansen Susan Lee Hansen Lisa and Gareth Harcombe-Minson Barbara Harmdierks Patricia L. Haroldson, CNM Patricia Hart-Fuller, MD and Randy Hart-Fuller Kathryn V. Hary Krista K. Haslach Dan Haugen Angela Haugh Anita L. Hawks Lisa Hayes Mary M. Hearne Kim Heenie Rebecca J. Heflin David and Brenda Heim Sue Hemmeke Donna J. Henry Kathleen Henson Ev Hess Sheryl Hill Norma J. Hocking Cynthia M. Hoffman James and Laura Holasek Nancy E. Holden Gina Holman Gary and Mary Holmes


    Lysa Holmstrom John and Judith Holscher Pamela J. Horner Katie Howeys Rita Howeys LaDonna Hoy Lisa Hunegs Karlene Hutson Khristina F. Irwin Elrie Iverson Katie Jackelen Margaret Jagodzinski-Wood Chelsea Janke Nadia M. Janson Brenda A. Jauer Dawn M. Jenkins MD Jennifer Jensen Roger and Lynn Johns Sarah Johnsen Debbie Johnson Deborah F. Johnson Janna L Johnson JoAnne Johnson Kaisa Johnson, CNM Kathleen Johnson Sarah Johnson Carol Marie and Steve Johnson Steve Johnson Linda Joiner Gerri H. Juntilla Nancy and Stanley Jurgensen Jeff and Faye Kamrath Donna and Owen Kane Patricia M. Kane, WHNP Sarah Kaplan, MD Penny Kastner Sheila M. Kaupa Jane and Gene Kay Bridget Keller, MD and David Keller Mary W. Kelly Maureen M. Kenney Vida S. Kent, CNM James and Janice Kjellberg Amy Knox, CNM and Mark Edstrom Ann Knuti Lynette Kobilka Amy Koch Jill Kohler Jennifer Kohorst Dawn Kontzelmann Janice L. Korstange Kelly M. Koss, DO Mary Kotchen Janet Krasowski Carrie Kremer, MD Shelley R. Kutschied Linda Lang Ginny Laporte Ann Larson Colleen Larson James Larson Mary Lastovich Theresa Lastovich Leslie A. Laub Herbert and Lydia Laube Jan Laudenbach

    Supporting the Vision

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    Community Partners


    Deena Laugen Kim Lawrence Kristin Lear Louise Lehner Anna Levine, CNM Connie L. Lewis Mary and Mike Lilja Elizabeth Lincoln and Bradley Fuller Alyssa Linn Jeff Litt Jean L. Lofgren Kari Logan Andrea and Christian Loger Stephanie Ludewig Mark D. Lund Lynda Macaulay, CNP Kelly Maciej Wynelle Mack Gina Macleod Steve Maeger Lois Magnuson Lou and Barbara Mahigel Judy Mangum Shannon Martinson Maureen McConnell and Craig Lommel Molly McInnis Mary McKasy Thomas McNanley, MD and Anna McNanley, MD Cara McNulty Montreena Medlock Penny Meier Caroline Melberg Steven Melberg Stan Meyers Sandra Miessen Marilyn Mileusnic Wendy Jo and Gregory Miller Heather Miller William P. Miller Anne Miner Pearson Michelle Mirau, MD Rene A. Moen Jane M. Mohr Christine Monnens Steph Montgomery Andrew and Kristin Mullin Fran Mullin James and Fran Mullin Heidi Mullins William and Gail Munsell Hugh Neeson, MD and Andrea Messina, MD Heidi A. Nelson Larissa L. Nelson, MD and Jeannie Thomas, MD Timothy and Michele Nelson Kimbra Ness Brenda Neubauer Anne Noonan Amy G. Novogratz Alissa Nudi Jenna Obler Debbie Odden Laura O'Donnell Elizabeth A. Ogren


    Kathleen O'Laughlin Julie Oleson Chad Olson Cynthia K. Olson Jan Olson Jodi Olson Michele Olson Michelle and Kyle Olson Miriam C. Olson Mark and Sharon O'Phaeley Jean M. Opheim Bernadette and Rob Osman Kathleen A. Ostroot Kellee Ott, MD Heather Page Jennifer Paidosh Deborah Paine Kari Palmer Jennifer Paquin Amy Parnell Ashley Patterson Jessica and Lee Patterson Linda S. Patterson Casey Paulsen Lisa C. Pearson Karyn Penn Sara Peterson Emily Peterson-Boone Suzanne Pettinari Richard A. Pfohl, MD and Margaret Pfohl Jerri Phyle Cheryl Pieper Becky Pierson Erin E. Porter Leslie Pratt, MD William and Mary Prechel Paige E. Prestholdt Sara Provart Christine M. Pulkrabek Kimbra Pung Krista Pyfferon Nicole Quiles Amy Quinlivan Rita E. Quist Terese Radford Ashley Reiner Lynn Reiners Karen Rettke Jayne and Roger Rhodes, MD Julie Rice, NP Stephanie Riley Kathleen Ringhofer, WHNP Michael J. Risvold Brigette Ritter Miest, MD Sandra N. Robertson Susan J Rock Mary K. Rosenberg, NP and Leonard L. Rosenberg Percy and Annie Ross Susan E. Ruff Robert A. Ruhland Mary Ellen Russell Greg and Lisa Rye Fran Sather Lynne R. Sather


    Lois M. Satterberg, CNM Cheryl Sattervall Janet M. Schaffer, MD and Greg Rudisill Scott and Kari Schlachter Melissa F. Schoenherr Anne E. Schottenbauer Leanne Schugel John E. Schuler Janet Schutz Melanie A. Schweitzer Pamela Scott Elizabeth Seavey Terry L. Seymour Robert Shadley Alice Shapiro Liz and Christopher Sheridan William Shimp, MD and Mitzi Shimp Judith Schoulak Sherri Shultheis Leona Simonette Roger Simonson Jacqueline Smith Megan Smith Melanie Smith Richard J. Smith Shawn E. Sollie Krista Sorgatz Andrea Sowers Ruth E. Spellmon Hayes Pamela Stanoch Brandi Steinmetz Sheri Stevens Aszani Stoddard, CNM Susan M. Strand Gregg M. Strathy, MD and Janette Strathy, MD Janette Hansen Strathy, MD Mark Sullivan Mary Sumners Melanie Sundquist Dawn Svensson Danielle Swaggert Andrea Swanson Linda and Alan Swanson Judith Swauger, MD and Mark Micus Sheryl Tanski Katherine C. Tarvestad Bao Thao Amber M. Thesing Kimberly Thie Deb and Chandler Thomas


    Amy Thompson Deb Thorp, MD and Kathleen Murphy LeAnn Thun Sonya Timm Amy Tischer Susan J. Torkelson, MD Coralee Towend Tracy Tracy Maggie Trenary Craig Troutman Tracy Turner Beth Ulrich Laura VaillanCourt Sherry Valley Wendy Van Neste Heidi Vasseur Barry and Ann Vermeer Lynn Vettel Rebecca Virden Allisen M. Waage Kelly Wagner Janette B. Walker Andrea Walsh Norma Walton Elizabeth A. Warner Angela Watters Amy Weckman, WHCNP and Craig Weckman Kira Weier, CNM Alan Weisteld Kathleen M. Welliver Jodi Wellner Patricia Welsh, MD and Matthew L. Brown Dan Weninger Pat Wertwijn Mayor Ken Willcox Teela Williamson Ramona Wilson Whitney Windmiller Eric and Andrea Winter Bonnie Wittenburg Sari Witzke, MD and Jon Witzke, MD Danelle Wolf Shannon Woods Theresa Wright Ann L. Wynia Julie Young Laura Zaldivar Connie Zerby Kris Zugan


    RBA Consulting Wayzata Country Club Fuzzy Duck Design Lilia Flower Boutique Bloom Time Floral Wine Merchants Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Service League Breast Cancer Partnership Christmas Decor of the Twin Cities


    Side Door, Ltd. Iconic Images I, LLC Walser Automotive Group Caribou Coffee Edina High School Volleyball Club Pacific Bells, Inc. Taco Bells


    TCF Bank Lindus Construction, Inc. Revive Salon & Spa LLC BMO Harris Bank Park Center Pirates Volleyball Boosters Motorwerks BMW/Mini Providence Academy Scheels McCormick's Pub & Restaurant

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    Youre invited! Come see our progress. In January we will be hosting a series of specially guided hardhat tours of the new Womens Center currently under construction. To register call the Park Nicollet Foundation office at 952-993-5023 or email us at [email protected] We encourage you to help spread the word. All are welcome to tour; bring your work group, book club, networking group, family! We look forward to seeing you.

    Tour Location: Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center (part of the Methodist Hospital campus), 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park.

    Park in the Blue ramp and bring your ticket with you to receive a parking voucher. We will meet at the concierge desk in the lobby next to the Heart and Vascular Center and proceed to the Womens Center on the 5th floor.

    If you do not wish to be contacted by email, mail or phone, please write to Park Nicollet Foundation at 6500 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55426 or call us at 952-993-5023.

    Park Nicollet Foundation

    PO Box 650 St. Louis Park, MN 55426

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