Center for Women taking shape to impact BV families

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Health services evolve for ground-breaking project, from pre-natal to end-of life care

Theresa Beem is excited as the new face behind Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's Center for Women. She's far from alone in anticipating the long-sought Center.

"People in the area are really excited about the fact we are going to have a Center for Women and state-of-the-art programs," the new Center for Women director said.

She was hired last month, and started last week, jumping right into the planning process for the Center even as it is being built. It's a natural fit in an area she cares so much about.

"Women work, are caregivers and play a big role in the family life," Beem said. "As caregivers they have to take care of themselves to be caregivers for their family."

For that reason, a major goal of the Center for Women will focus on preventative healthcare and educational efforts. Some areas that will be addressed include cancer, osteoporosis and menopause, to name a few.

"We have to take care of ourselves to do all that we do," Beem said.

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