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PacesetterUnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge Fall/Winter 2014

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2 UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge

In this issue of Pacesetter

New Doctor ...................................... 3

Celebrating our Employees .........4

Meet Greg Porter ............................ 5

Creating a Successful ACO .........6

A Home for Health & Wellbeing ...........................................8

A Right Judgement Call .............. 10

Finding Purpose ............................... 12

Spoken from the Heart ............... 14

The Pacesetter is published by UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Center Marketing and Public Relations. All rights reserved: No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any way without written permission from Trinity Marketing and Public Relations.

Trinity Marketing & Public Relations802 Kenyon Road Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-574-6511

unitypointfortdodge.orgSue Thompson, CEOUnityPoint Health Fort Dodge

The point of unity is you.

Happy Holidays! During this holiday season its important to take time to reflect on the many blessings in our life. UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge has much to be thankful. Here is my list of our blessings, I hope I havent missed anyone. A Supportive Community As an organization we have been blessed with a community who gives generously to UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge and Trinity Foundation. We see the power of your support daily and are honored by your heart for our mission. Our Patients & Families We are grateful and humbled that you entrust us with your health care needs. This is a responsibility and honor that we do not take lightly!Our Physicians We are blessed with physicians who love what they do; physicians who are connected to the reason they chose medicine as their profession and vocation, who give time and talent to their patients many times at the expense of their own family. We thank you and are so very grateful for the work you do!Our Employees It is our employees who make UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge a great place to work. They care deeply for their patients and co-workers and go beyond the call of duty each and every day. We thank you, we applaud you, and we are inspired by you. Board Members To our remarkable, dedicated board members who volunteer their time to represent the spirit and interest of our community, providing strategic vision and thoughtful guidance to our organization and its leaders thank you!Our Volunteers We are blessed with many wonderful Volunteers! They come to work at Trinity and provide a special touch to our patients, families and visitors day after daybecause they love giving back. Our organization wouldnt be the same without them. Thank you for the gift of your time!Community Leaders Thank you to those who lead our community with a positive vision for the future of a growing and prosperous community and region. UnityPoint Health It is an honor to be a part of UnityPoint Health. This affiliation gives us the opportunity to live the promise of the point of unity is you each and every day.My Leadership Team The leadership team that supports me each and every day and their tireless passion for building and strengthening our health care system for the future you are all a blessing. Regional Relationships The growing relationships we enjoy across the region, especially with the communities and hospitals served by our physicians, including Eagle Grove, Humboldt, Lake City, Pocahontas, Sac City and Storm Lake. We are grateful for the outstanding patient care they provide. Sitting in the heart of the holiday season, we all have much to which to be thankful. I am thankful for you and your enduring support for our mission and the work that we do. I wish you much health and happiness in the coming year.Blessings to you!


Welcome New Doctor to UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge

Christine Segreto, D.O.UnityPoint Health - Berryhill Center is pleased to welcome Dr. M. Christine Segreto.

Dr. Segreto is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, but she will see patients of all ages at Berryhill. She previously served as the Medical Director of Seasons Center for Behavioral Health and the Medical Director of the Spencer Hospital Inpatient Mental Health Unit.

Dr. Segreto received her Medical Degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University. She completed a Residency in General Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Karl Menninger School of

Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Segreto also has a special interest in Attention Deficit Disorders.

Dr. Segreto will begin practicing with Berryhill Center in January of 2015.

UnityPoint Health Berryhill Center is an outpatient behavioral health clinic that provides a complete range of psychiatry and counseling services to individuals, families, and couples of all ages. We treat depression, stress, panic disorders, pho-bias, child behavioral disorders, bereave-ment, and addictions.

Berryhill Center has several outreach clinics in the communities of Fort Dodge, Algona, Clarion, Hampton, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Webster City.

To learn more about our services please call 1-800-482-8305 or visit unitypoint.org/berryhill.

The point of unity is you.

Helping you through lifes challenges.


Celebrating Our EmployeesAt UnityPoint Health Fort Dodge, we know it is our employees that are making a difference everyday in the lives of our patients and their families. We celebrate the following employee anniversaries from October through December.

We offer: Medical Insurance/Health Savings Account Dental Insurance Vision Plan Flexible Spending Account Paid Time Off Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Life Insurance Tuition Assistance Wellness Program Retirement Savings Plan Cafeteria Discount Employee Recognition and Appreciation Events Robust Leadership Development Programs

Are You Ready for a Rewarding Career?

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge has a variety of positions open. If you enjoy making a difference in your community and working in a family atmosphere check out our employment opportunities at www.unitypoint.org/careers.

Employees With 25+ Years of Service5 Years of Service Jessica AdamsKatie AndrewsChad BaedkeTaria BrandtDonna Davis Andrea Delaney Diane Dellachiesa Megan HannaCindy Polk Sarah SchluterShelly TreloarAshlee Wood

10 Years of Service Marcus AndersonKristin BurnsJenny CarlsonMichele JohnsonAmy PedersonCynthia Sweeden

15 Years of Service Susan Allard Jessica HaubJessica Lane Sandra LaubenthalDavid Wienhold

20 Years of Service Michelle BallRobin CobbJoann HarrisSheila Hefley Katherine MillerSusan QuadeLynda RoeJulie Samuelson

25 years of Service Lynn Hanish - Trinity Pharmacy Debbie Joslin - UnityPoint Clinic

- Family Medicine in Buena Vista

Claire Peterson - UnityPoint Clinic - Central Billing Office

Donna Stebug - UnityPoint Clinic Administration

Wanda Thilges - UnityPoint Clinic - Pulmonology

30 years of Service Janice Goche - UnityPoint

Clinic - Family Medicine in Humboldt

35 years of ServiceKim Dunne - Trinity Health

Information ManagementGregory Porter - Trinity Surgery

40 years of ServiceDiane Davis - Trinity Clinical

Performance Improvement Carolyn Matteson - UnityPoint

Clinic - Family Medicine in Eagle Grove

Christine Shunkwiler - Trinity Respiratory Care

45 years of ServiceLinda Fitzgerald -

Trinity Endoscopy

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I have to be honest, I didnt grow up thinking I want to be a nurse, shares Greg Porter, surgical nurse, but science always came easy for me and I really en-joyed all the sciences. So when it came time to graduate high school and make that, What do you want to be? decision, the field of nursing seemed to fit best for my interests. That life decision has fit Greg well and has opened more oppor-tunities than he realized when he made the choice.

It was 1979 when Greg first started his career as a nurse at Trinity on the Medi-cal Surgical patient care floor, and then transitioned to Surgery in 1981. Today, Greg works as a first assistant surgical nurse, as well as carrying many creden-tials which he has duly earned. A surgical first assistant works directly under the su-pervision of a surgeon. Not only do they assist and collaborate with the surgeon during surgical procedures, they also play an important role in the patients care before, during and after surgery.

Greg often meets with patients and their families before surgery. Meeting with a patient and their family is a part of my job that I really enjoy, states Greg. A lot of times they are really nervous before-hand, I try to calm their fears by answer-ing any further questions they may have. Even though its a short period of time, that face-to-face interaction to assure them they are in good hands and we truly care about them makes a big dif-ference.

Greg credits the daily teamwork and ca-maraderie of his co-workers that makes his job satisfying. Its important to like what you do every day, and its also important that your job is challenging, Greg states. Surgery never gets boring. You are always on your toes and you get to help people when they are very dependent on you to be at your best.

The leadership at Trinity has always en-couraged me to achieve a higher level of care, Greg shares. Whether it is to gain certifications or learn new technology to

aid in surgery, they have always been my greatest champion to do better. Trinit


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