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SCHNEIDER HOSPITAL MEDICAL ADVANCES ANNOUNCED

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March 30, 2003 – Noting Sunday's designation as National Doctors Day, Rodney E. Miller Sr., chief executive officer at Roy L. Schneider Hospital, said the hospital is fortunate to have highly skilled and talented madical staff.
"In their increasingly demanding profession, our doctors attend to patients around the clock and in emergency situations," Miller said in a release issued on Friday. "They also work collaboratively with the hospital to ensure high standards of quality are met and that new medical technologies and procedures are introduced to the local community."
Miller also announced that Schneider Hospital now can do endoscopic sinus surgery to restore sinus ventilation. He said the procedure, which uses fiber-optic telescopes that allow video monitoring, is a significant improvement over conventional sinus surgery and has greatly reduced post-operative symptoms.
The hospital has made advances in other areas, as well, Miller said, including orthopedic procedures such as knee and hip replacements, ligament and cartilage replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. The hospital can also perform laparoscopic gall bladder procedures, he said.
Of the hospital's medical staff, Miller added: "With their intellectual curiosity and lifelong commitment to learning, they are constantly pushing the boundaries in their quest to ease human suffering and to improve the quality of life of patients."
Miller, who also oversees operations at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St. John, said March 30 was first set aside to recognize physicians by then-President George H.W. Bush. The day has its roots in a 1958 resolution adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1991, a bill making it a national observance finally made its way through Congress.

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