The next time you’re at our South Sacramento Medical Center, drop by the new Healthy Living Store. You’ll find exercise balls, yoga mats, cookbooks, exercise DVDs, relaxation CDs, water bottles, pedometers, and more. You’ll also find therapeutic items, such as shoulder pulleys, hip kits, and foam rollers.
“All our products are quality items, so you can be sure you’re getting something of value,” says Health Education Manager Brock Thayer. “In some cases, we can offer lower prices than other stores.”
The Healthy Living Store in South Sacramento is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Medical Office Building 2, 1st floor, across the hall from Pharmacy 2. For more information, call 916-688-2428.
We’ll also have a Healthy Living Store at our Promenade Medical Offices in Elk Grove when the facility opens this fall.
It’s a teenager’s dream: a room filled with electronic games, big-screen TVs, music, and computers. It’s the Teen Room at our Women and Children’s Center in Roseville.
“We built the Teen Room to help kids have a more normal experience when they’re hospitalized at our Women and Children’s Center,” says Sandy Sharon, chief operating officer for Roseville. “Some patients are here for months, and this becomes their second home.”
The Teen Room was funded by a grant from the Alicia Rose “Victorious” Foundation, an organization named for a girl who died of cancer at 17. It features a 47-inch flat-screen TV with a Nintendo Wii, two 26-inch TVs, an iPod dock, two iPods, an iPad, and a MacBook laptop.
When it opened in January, Kiersten Gallagher, now 15, had been hospitalized with leukemia for almost two months. She’d undergone two rounds of chemotherapy and was preparing for a bone marrow transplant, which she received from her brother, 11-year-old Cameron, in March. She liked using the wireless Internet in the beach-themed room to stay in touch with Facebook friends on her laptop.
Portia Rosario’s 16-year-old son, Corey, had been in and out of the hospital for seven months, undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation for a brain tumor.
“When Corey saw the Teen Room, his eyes just lit up,” she says. “He loved the way the room was decorated with surfers. His favorite things were the video games and big-screen TV.”
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