Thrive August 2015 Edition


  • 4 ciabatta rolls, cut in half
  • 1 pkg. Canadian style bacon
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dill
  • ½ teaspoon chives
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, create ranch dressing by whisking together the yogurt, sour cream and all seasonings. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Place cut ciabatta rolls face up on cookie sheet.
  4. Spread ranch dressing over the top of each roll, then layer the cheese, Canadian bacon and pineapple chunks on each.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  6. Refrigerate remaining ranch dressing.

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Two years ago, St. Charles Health System’s Board of Directors recognized Prineville was ready for a new hospital. The board approved the construction of a facility that was consistent with the nonprofit organization’s vision for health services in the region.
Now construction of that new hospital, St. Charles Prineville, is now complete.
“This is such an exciting time,” said Jeanie Gentry, CEO of St. Charles Prineville and St. Charles Madras. “We’re just weeks away from opening a truly innovative facility that is designed to grow with the community for many years to come.” 

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Registration now open for Prineville 5K

It’s time to Get Your Move On! Join us Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. for a fun, family 5K race through Prineville.
The race—which is stroller and pet friendly—starts at St. Charles Prineville at 384 SE Combs Flat Road and then heads north onto Combs Flat Road. The course then turns east onto SE Lynn Boulevard and south onto SE Fairgrounds Road, and loops back to the hospital.
The race ends at the St. Charles Prineville Sneak Peek, where participants can enjoy festivities including live music, nonalcoholic drinks and snacks.
Registration costs $20 and includes a drawstring bag and t-shirt.
Click here to download a registration form.

Stroke patient learns to quilt one handed 

Sewing has been an important part of Marie Rosenau’s life for about as long as she can remember. Her mother and grandmother taught her to sew when she was not even 10-years-old.
“My mom was a seamstress and she was awesome and I would drive her crazy with my sewing,” Rosenau said. “She would go without patterns and I had to read every word of the instructions.”
The first quilt that Rosenau put together on her own is one of the most special, she said, because it is the only one her mom was able to see before she died. Another quilt – one the 57-year-old Terrebonne resident made for her son when he went away to school – is special because it came back to her when she needed it most. 

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New program educates kids on asthma management
Kids with asthma have to think about avoiding a lot of little things.
House dust, pet dander, exercise and even extreme emotions of laughing or crying can trigger asthma attacks.
For those with severe asthma, like 12-year-old Kiana Lewis, an attack can mean a trip to the emergency room just to get her breathing under control.
“Kiana has bad asthma,” said her mom, Jen Lewis. “We need outside help to get it under control.”
Kiana was selected as one of the first members of a pilot program at St. Charles Health System called Asthma Champions. The program focuses on kids with severe asthma and their parents and aims to provide in-depth education and resources on how to best manage the disease. 

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The American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program is designed to help you stop smoking or chewing by providing you with information and strategies that will direct your efforts to quit. The program consists of four small group sessions that take place over a four-week period. Understand why and how you use tobacco, learn to manage the stress and obstacles common to the quitting process, and develop strategies for ‘staying quit’ forever.
Why a group? Many smokers and chewers benefit from and enjoy being in a group setting. Some are stimulated by the group discussions, and many of the best quitting ideas come from other smokers and chewers. The support and camaraderie between the facilitator and other participants is often the push needed to become tobacco free. Enrolling in the group is also a reason to avoid putting off quitting.
The class will be held at St. Charles Bend on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 22 through Oct. 13. The cost is $35.
To register, click here.