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1 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Reading, PA Permit No. 203 THE READING HOSPITAL SPEAKERS BUREAU

2 Knowledge can be a powerful tool in maintaining your health. We re committed to improving the health of the community we serve. That s why we created The Reading Hospital Speakers Bureau. The Reading Hospital Speakers Bureau shares valuable information about a wide range of healthcare topics that affect everyone in our community. And there is no cost to your organization! Our speakers, each with a distinctive style, are prepared to talk for 20 to 30 minutes. Some speakers have a formal presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Others are less formal, and encourage questions anytime during the presentation. Schedule a speaker today. Call our Resource Center at HELP. Please allow a minimum of four weeks notice. Our list of Speakers Bureau topics follows. If there is a specific healthcare topic not on our list, contact us at HELP. We may be able to tailor a program to meet your needs.

3 The New Hospital in Berks County The Reading Hospital recently opened a new addition that is larger than most free-standing hospitals in this country. N-Building centralizes care for major services like heart, cancer, and orthopaedics, and provides a greatly expanded Emergency Department. Learn what this approach to Hospital care means to our community. Emergency! Sudden illness or injury is an unnerving experience. Our Emergency Department handles everything from a cut finger to a life-threatening heart attack, 24 hours a day. Board-certified physicians and specially trained emergency nurses explain this important community healthcare service, and discuss the growing demand for emergency services in our community. Preventing Trauma We all know we should fasten our seat belts every time we get into a car, and that we should never drive after drinking alcohol. But can you recognize an accident waiting to happen right in your own home? Experts from Berks County s only accredited Regional Trauma Center point out ways that you can protect yourself and your family from accidents at home, at play, or in the workplace. After the Hospital As hospital stays become shorter, more health care following discharge is provided in the home, rehabilitation centers, or extended care facilities. Post-acute care professionals and social workers talk about the many programs available to patients to assure continuity of care. They will also teach you how to pick a home health agency, skilled nursing center, or extended care facility before the need arises. Maybe Baby The road to childbirth and parenting is full of physical, emotional, and social changes. The more you know before your baby is born, the better prepared you will be to face these challenges. Beginnings Maternity Center at The Reading Hospital offers speakers on a variety of topics related to pregnancy and newborn health. From pre-pregnancy health, to infertility issues, to breastfeeding support, our speakers educate you about what to expect during pregnancy, delivery, and after your baby comes home.

4 Women s Health Learn the latest technologies and treatments in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of women s health issues. Speakers from our Regional Cancer Center talk about the latest research in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer in women. Speakers from our Regional Heart Center help women understand the importance of heart health and how women are different from men when it comes to the early recognition and treatment of heart trouble. Road Back Thousands suffer temporary or permanent disabilities from stroke, accidents, arthritis, or other health problems. Our rehabilitation team discusses therapies available to restore each individual to his or her maximum quality of life. Emotions of Health Professionals from our Center for Mental Health or Chaplaincy Services Department discuss topics that impact the patient and family when health is threatened. Our speakers can focus on grief and death, coping with anger, and stress. Parenting Our Children Parenting Our Parents Parents taking care of young children can simultaneously be adult children taking care of aging parents. Experts from our Center for Mental Health talk about the sandwich generation. Loving Your Life Are you so busy that you wonder if there s more to life than just getting through the day s activities? Learn how to get your work finished and still have time to enjoy the gift of each day. Members of our Center for Mental Health staff share stress management tips, and talk about how you and your family can better enjoy life. Joint Camp Joint replacement surgery can offer those suffering from painful joints a new lease on life. Learn more about the types of disorders that may benefit from this innovative surgery so you can become active again.

5 benefits you and your family. Professionals in diagnostic imaging and treatment talk about the latest technological advancements and how they impact our community s health. Critical Life Choices Major decisions about life-supporting treatments are difficult to make in the setting of a medical crisis. Emotionally, it is even more difficult to stop a treatment once it has been started. This presentation discusses advance directives your decision now about what you want done or not done later. We ll talk about living wills, do not resuscitate orders, and durable power of attorney for health care. Take Your Pill Proper use of medications during a hospital stay is key to your road to recovery. Members of our Pharmacy team talk about what we do to assure safe dispensing and proper use of medication during your stay, as well as medication do s and dont s once you re home. No More Broken Hearts Speakers from The Reading Hospital Regional Heart Center discuss: the prevention and early detection of heart problems; advances in technology and treatment; and cardiac rehabilitation. Technology and Health Care What does digital technology have to do with x-rays? Learn how the unique application of technology to everyday medical procedures Preventing Sports-Related Injuries Whether you are a weekend warrior or a member of an organized team, there are precautions you can take to avoid sports-related injuries. This presentation talks about some of the most common sports injuries and provides tips for preventing them. What s New in Health Care? In recent years, the health system has undergone significant change. Financial constraints, an aging population, and patient expectations are all key factors forcing professionals to rethink how healthcare services are rendered. This presentation focuses on a team approach among policy makers, citizens, and health professionals to determine the future of health care.

6 The Business of Health Care The Reading Hospital operates as a not-for-profit Hospital, but what does that mean to you? This presentation provides insight into the business of health care: from what it takes to provide the people and the technology to keep us healthy, to what it means to invest dollar-for-dollar back into our community. Nutrition Need help interpreting the confusing nutrition messages that you hear or read every day in the media? This presentation by a registered dietitian clarifies information on nutritional programs, and identifies ways for you to implement habits to better control your weight, diabetes, heart disease, or blood pressure.

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