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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Event for Providers
Tues., April 29, 6 - 8 p.m., St. Luke's Nassif Heart Center

Screening Mammography remains the best examination for the early detection of breast cancer despite conflicting studies that have created controversy. Screening Mammography remains the recommendation of many medical societies for patients beginning at age 40, including the American CancerSociety, American College of Radiology and National Cancer Institute. There has been a recent technological advance in the improvement of mammography called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) which further advances the technique of mammography for breast cancer screening. We anticipate that this enhanced technology will be available at St. Luke's Breast & Bone in June.

RSVP to Deb Nachazel via e-mail.

St. Luke's receives Magnet redesignation

St. Luke's Hospital has succeeded in achieving Magnet recognition for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC.) This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is considered the gold standard in patient care. Of those U.S. hospitals seeking redesignation, only about three percent succeed. Magnet hospitals consistently outperform non-Magnet organizations with better patient outcomes and report higher patient satisfaction rates. Magnet hospitals also report increased nurse retention and job satisfaction. St. Luke's is the only hospital in Cedar Rapids to be recognized as a Magnet Nursing Excellence organization.

2013 Provider & Resource Directory

Please find attached a link to our online Provider & Resource Directory. We are currently printing a limited run of paper copies which will soon be distributed. Please also bookmark this online link for easy reference.

Medical Staff Bylaws- Proposed new By Laws available below.

Click here to see the proposed final Medical Staff Bylaws. Click here to see the version with all of the comments included. If you have any questions or comments please send a note to Susan Weber in the Medical Staff Office or call her at 369-8035.

We are constantly updating our Area Physicians database. Please take a minute to make sure your information is accurate. If you'd like to update your photo, please contact the communications office at 369-7755.

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