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Diagnosing and Treating Heart Arrhythmias

Heart Rhythm

By Mark Nosacka, CEO Good Samaritan Medical Center.
The heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through the body and beats about 100,000 times a day. Normally, electricity flows through the heart and produces the familiar thumping pattern heard through a stethoscope. But if an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, is detected, an electrophysiology study may be recommended to determine the cause of the abnormal rhythm.

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There are Polite Ways to Avoid the Flu

Avoid the Flu

By: Dr. Michael Dennis, Civic Association Director.

It has been a challenging flu season (and not over yet) with many suffering from symptoms including, but not limited to, fever, cough, respiratory problems, muscle aches, tummy troubles, and fatigue.

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Civic Association - Good Samaritan Luncheon – Sold Out!

Michele Kessler & Mark Nosacka

Michele Kessler, a Civic Association Director and member of the Executive Committee, opened her home for a Women’s Luncheon featuring leaders of Good Samaritan Medical Center. Over 35 Civic Association members attended.

Image: Michele Kessler & Mark Nosacka, CEO Good Samaritan

Michele Kessler & Mark Nosacka

Mrs. Kessler made welcome remarks and told the group about the strength of the Good Samaritan Hospital and how well it serves the residents of Palm Beach.  She said, “We are fortunate to have a medical center such as Good Sam in our own backyard” and shared her families own personal experience when needing emergency medical assistance. 

 
Mark Nosacka, Good Samaritan CEO, introduced two doctors from the hospital: Dr. Jeffrey H. Kotzen, Chief Medical Officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Dr. John Rimmer, the lead surgeon at the Good Samaritan Breast Institute.

All three talked about the expanding services at the medical center and how the hospital has been serving Palm Beachers since 1919, almost a hundred years.

They described their three institutes, one for cancer, cardiovascular and digestive disease treatment; a full-service, around-the-clock emergency department; the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System; a surgical weight loss center; and comprehensive women’s healthcare services.

Mr. Ned Barnes, Palm Beach Civic Association president thanked Good Samaritan hospital for the service to our community and their corporate partnership with the Civic Association.  ““Our partnership with Good Samaritan on critical issues involving health care and promoting greater citizen involvement in the community is a great success,” said Mr. Barnes. “We’re looking forward to more events and working together as the season continues.”

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Pat Griffin: Toward New Treatments for Disease

Pat Griffin Scripps Florida

Patrick Griffin’s scientific life, which involved a transition from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry to the academic world at the Scripps Florida campus over a decade ago, has always revolved around discovering new approaches towards treating disease.

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Do You Have a Higher Risk of Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer Awareness

A risk factor is something that increases or decreases your chances of developing a disease such as cancer. But just because you have one risk factor, or several, does not mean you will be diagnosed with the disease.

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