Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center offers innovative care

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Dr. Wendy Marshall uses new technology to help a patient better understand a diagnosis. Advanced technology takes women’s health to a higher level at The Women’s Center and Spa, a new facility at the Provena Healing Arts Pavilion in New Lenox. | SUPPLIE

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The Provena Healing Arts Pavilion opened in New Lenox in July and introduced a completely new concept for women, older than 40, to receive health care.

Housed within the beautiful 45,000-square-foot facility is The Women’s Center and Spa, a place where a team of specialists dedicated to women’s health concerns provides care in the luxurious atmosphere of a spa.

At The Women’s Center, the focus is on ladies who have spent years taking care of spouses, children, and parents and need to take care of themselves as they experience physical and emotional changes.

“Women want to talk with physicians who listen and understand their health concerns,” said Amy Stevens, Chief Operating officer, PSJMC.

Dedicated physicians who are experts in caring for women comprise The Women’s Center team. They include a female cardiologist, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, neurosurgeon, radiologist and urologist , directed by surgeon and breast specialist Dr. Wendy Marshall. Plastic surgeon Dr. Alan Chen heads the Spa at The Women’s Center, which offers everything from relaxing massages to an array of facial and body rejuvenation options.

“We have compiled the best specialists for women who understand what they are dealing with as life changes, and we are making the experience easy, convenient and even comforting,” said Beth Hughes, Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center’s President and CEO.

The environment of the Spa at The Women’s Center permeates the experience. Women do not put on hospital gowns. Instead, they are offered a robe and slippers. They can plan their annual mammogram, see their gynecologist and a digestive health expert or cardiologist or any of the other physicians in the same day . They can also enjoy a relaxing massage, have microdermabrasion or other rejuvenating procedure. In between they can sip hot tea or a cool beverage while relaxing in the Tranquility Suite.

“The building is beautiful and concept of care is unique ... a healthcare experience like no other,” said Lisa Lagger, Chief Relations Officer.

In the same building, 410 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, is an Immediate Care Center where patients are always seen by a board-certified physician quickly, and where they can be confident in getting an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The Diagnostics Imaging Center makes it convenient to obtain imaging often needed for precise diagnosis, and also is available for referrals for MRIs, CTs, X-rays, digital mammography, bone density testing and more, often the same day. The Provena Medical Group, comprised of family practice, internal medicine, pediatric and geriatric physicians, is also housed within the Healing Arts Pavilion. Patients are able on the same day to see their primary doctor or a specialist, or have a spa appointment..

More information about the Healing Arts Pavilion is available at www. provena.org/stjoes/healing and appointments can be made by calling (815) 462-5566.

— Provided by Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center