Dignity Health | hello Healthy | Summer 2019

2 DignityHealth.org/central-california | Fall 2019 TAVR patient celebrates 100th birthday Happy 100th birthday to Elva Eastwood! Just three years ago, Eastwood underwent minimally invasive heart valve surgery at Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Eastwood had the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, which does not require a large chest incision like open-heart surgery. With this procedure, specialists at St. Joseph’s are able to insert a catheter into a small opening, usually in a leg artery, and deliver a new valve to the heart. Because it’s less invasive than open-heart surgery, TAVR offers people who can’t have a major operation – because of their age or other health problems – a chance at a longer life. The TAVR team and other hospital staff gathered together to host a special birthday celebration in honor of Eastwood’s 100th birthday. Stick It to Cancer Night Get fired up for some hockey! The Stockton Heat will host Stick It to Cancer Night, presented by Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Stockton Arena. The evening will raise awareness and funds for St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute through group ticket sales, a silent auction, a jersey auction, mystery puck sales, and more! To learn more and buy tickets, call St. Joseph’s Foundation at 209.467.6347 or email SJFSJ@dignityhealth.org . We hope you enjoy this issue of HelloHealthy . Comments about this publication can be directed to the Marketing and Communications Department: DIGNITY HEALTH – St. Joseph’s Medical Center SJMCinfo@DignityHealth.org or 209.467.6348 HelloHealthy is published by Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Be inspired Follow @humankindness on Twitter for more kindness inspiration from Dignity Health. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/ StJosephsStockton for health tips, information abou t upcoming events, and an extra dose of inspiration. Facebook “f”Logo