Anna Jaques Hospital
Living Well E-Newsletter                       October 2015 
Join Anna Jaques Hospital, the Gerrish Breast Care Center, and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by participating in Pink Up the Port! This friendly photo contest encourages local businesses to incorporate pink and the spirit of raising awareness into their workplace.
  • Submit a photo capturing how your business participated in Pink Up the Port by October 23rd to Kelley O'Brien at 
  • Photo submissions will be voted on by a panel from the Gerrish Breast Care Center based on creativity and level of "pinkness" - with extra points for incorporating awareness and prevention!
  • The winning photo submission will be featured on the front page of the Daily News in full color the last week of October 2015

Sleep Apnea/CPAP Support Group

Hosted by Newburyport Sleep Diagnostics at AJH

On Thursday, October 22nd from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques, Newburyport Sleep Diagnostics invites patients with Sleep Apnea or using CPAP to learn the latest information and strategies for success, share advice, and benefit from peer support.
  • Meet with the Newburyport Sleep Diagnostics team
  • Apnea Basics presented by Dan Lyons, RPSGT
  • Presentation by Alison Hurteau, Registered Dietitian
  • David Buchta, Representative from Philips Respironics will be on-site to answer questions

Call 978-463-1131 to register for this free support group.  

Join the Aid Association for a new event, A Merry Night Out, on November 5th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Blue Ocean Event Center. This ladies night out (though men are welcome, too!) will feature great shopping at more than 20 local stores, pop-up demos on easy to do party hair and make-up, creative cocktails & hors d'oeuvres and beautiful holiday table arrangements and decorations! Participating vendors include:
  • AJH Gift Shop
  • Alexander Ryan
  • Amy Williams
  • Bennett & Co.
  • By the Sea Gifts
  • Callie & Company
  • Chococoa
  • Elephants Trunk
  • Farley's Clothiers
  • INTERLOCKS Spa + Salon
  • Lowell's Boat Shop
  • Nunan's Florist and Nursery
  • The Newburyport Olive Oil Company
  • Partridge in a Bear Tree
  • Pawsitively Best Friends
  • The Party Cake
  • Port Plums
  • Pretty Poppy
  • Roca's
  • RR Traders
  • Sage Market Design
  • Soak & Soak Shoreline
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Wicked Cool Seaglass Company

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Anna Jaques Invests $1.5 Million to Bring 3D Mammography to Newburyport, Amesbury and Haverhill this Fall/Winter
Institution for Savings commits $500,000 gift to support the purchase of 3D Mammography
In the coming months, Anna Jaques will bring 3D mammography to our patients - the latest and most advanced technology in breast cancer screenings and detection. 3D Mammography is the biggest breakthrough in breast cancer detection in 30 years because it provides clinicians with a level of clarity proven to improve accuracy and reduce call-backs and biopsies.
Through the generosity and commitment of the Institution for Savings, a $500,000 donation has been given to Anna Jaques toward the purchase of these three machines. 
"We are pleased to partner with Anna Jaques Hospital to bring this state of the art breast cancer detection and screening technology to our community," said Institution for Savings President & CEO Michael J. Jones. "At the Institution for Savings we know all too well the impact that breast cancer can have on individuals and families as we have had numerous employees and family members affected  by this devastating disease in recent years. We are proud to give individuals the opportunity to have this test performed close to home, applaud Anna Jaques for implementing this new technology and are happy that we could help."
3D Mammography produces thin slices of the breast, taking up to 180 pictures of a breast in about the same time it takes 2D to take four pictures. This allows the radiologist to view breast tissue one thin slice at a time, almost like turning pages in a book, which helps them make a more accurate diagnosis.
All patients will be offered 3D mammography for screening and diagnostic exams regardless of age or breast type. Initial screening results are provided within two business days.
Call us at 978-834-8210 to schedule a mammogram.
President & CEO Mark Goldstein and Radiologist Dr. Jonathan Arnow (who specializes in breast imaging) in front of the new 3D Mammography machine in Newburyport.  
New Pulmonary Rehab Program at Anna Jaques
Pulmonary Rehabilitation, a new program for patients who suffer from a variety of chronic lung diseases, is now open at 21 Highland Avenue, Suite 16. The program will offer individualized and supervised exercise plans for patients to improve their quality of life by providing educational sessions, continued treatment and tools to better their health.
Sarah Melville, BS, RRT, instructs a patient in the clinic.
"Pulmonary Rehabilitation is critical to the goal of improving the well-being of patients with chronic lung diseases through conditioning, education, and self-management of chronic diseases," said Dr. Charles Randall, Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy and the Sleep Laboratory at Anna Jaques.
The new program will be administered by respiratory rehabilitation therapists Nancy Lavoie, RRT, Coordinator of Clinical Services, and Sarah Melville, BS, RRT, Coordinator of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services. To learn more about Pulmonary Rehabilitation, contact Sarah Melville at 978-463-1289.