Do You Know Your Family Health History?

November — a month that’s all about family!

But for us at The Wright Center, the celebration of family is also about your health. November is national Family Health History Month and a time to take stock in what you need to learn about the health of your family members and how that may impact you as you age.

This is why we’re excited to announce that coming soon The Wright Center will provide genetic testing. Assessing your genetic risks and understanding their implications can help you make informed medical management decisions and lifestyle choices.

More importantly, genetic testing is the best way to assess your future risk of many forms of hereditary cancer. The information from genetic testing can help you develop a cancer prevention plan, prevent secondary cancers, help us determine which treatment options are best and provide life-saving knowledge for you and family members.

We will begin completing genetic testing in December, but appointments may be made now to get you on the path to a clearer medical future. Click here to make your appointment!

Meet Our New Registered Nurse Angelica!

Angelica is a new member of our clinical support team! Her nursing career has focused mostly in the area of perioperative procedures at Edward Hospital as well as a medical/surgical unit at Morris Hospital. She also held a director of nursing position in an assisted living facility. Outside of work, she keeps busy with three amazing teenagers. She also enjoys taking her dog for a walk, reading as much as possible, and listening to music preferably outdoors.  In her short time with us, she was already selected as October’s Exceptional Staff Member due to her incredible value to our organization. Welcome, Angelica!

Meet Our Guest Intake Coordinator, Cecilia!

Cecilia (Cece) is our new guest intake coordinator. She has a wealth of experience in pharmaceuticals, customer service and sales. She joins our team with her infectious positivity and love for service. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, gardening, and doing hair and makeup.

Meet Our New Lab Manager Michelle!

Michelle has a Biology degree from Aurora University and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Colorado Tech University.  She brings 20 years of healthcare experience to the company and is excited to return to her passion in clinical care.  In her free time, she loves to spend time with her 2 children, her two newfoundland dogs, and her husband.  She loves to be active and loves to be outdoors.

The Wright Center’s Ongoing Work to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

When I joined The Wright Center for Women’s Health as the Provider Lead in early June of this year, I was knee-deep in Coronavirus guidelines and updates.

As an OB Hospitalist, I was on the front line of what I knew would be a long battle so I decided to explore alternative options for providing women’s healthcare during the pandemic. The Wright Center piqued my interest as it offered “exceptional, personalized luxury healthcare every day all day.”

I wasn’t quite certain what to expect at my first in-person visit and subsequent visits to the office. How, I wondered, was this unique Ob/Gyn practice adhering to the evolving COVID guidelines? How was guest and staff safety prioritized? I was pleasantly surprised. Not only is it possible to receive exceptional care during the pandemic, it is necessary and TWC is getting it right!

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about profound changes in healthcare within an astonishingly short period of time. This has certainly been evident in obstetrics and gynecology, both in doctor’s offices and in hospitals.

Because the majority of my work had been primarily on Labor & Delivery units, my primary concern was protecting myself from COVID-19 given my proximity to COVID patients. I read as many articles, news reports, studies, and commentaries specific to COVID-19 as possible. I relied heavily on social media from those in the medical field and resources from COVID-19 interest groups, which were an amazing source of real-time learning and story sharing.

What I quickly learned was that I did not need to know it all. The medical community was learning about COVID together. We learned to trust in the power of PPE, handwashing, physical distancing and we practiced with an abundance of caution. What we soon learned was COVID transmissions were as likely to occur outside of the hospital as they would within the inpatient setting. In my now dual role of a practicing Ob/Gyn at 2 Chicago area hospitals and a clinical administrator at TWC, my front-line knowledge and experience would be useful in both settings.

My initial impressions of The Center amid the Covid pandemic were overwhelmingly reassuring and I continue to be impressed with our wonderful staff. We are healthcare professionals who have heightened precautions to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.

We clean meticulously, wear masks, screen our guests, test our staff regularly and limit the number of guests in the office at one time. Everyone knows that these measures mitigate the spread of the virus.

Daily, we discuss and plan our office and telehealth visits daily so that we continue to provide care that is over and beyond our guests’ expectations. Additionally, we follow recommendations from the CDC, ACOG, IDPH and government officials. We counsel our guests to do the same. These efforts are working.

Finally, during these unsettling and stressful times, taking time to personally recharge with family and friends amid work responsibilities provides the strength to persevere. We continue to look for ways to provide our guests with unique, modern, and compassionate options for care. It is my hope and prayer that what we learn about ourselves and others from this pandemic will allow us create a healthier world.

Meet Dr. West

Hello! My name is Joy West and I am very excited to join Dr. Wright, the team of providers and the wonderful staff at The Wright Center for Women’s Health. I am a board-certified OBGYN with more than 25 years of general obstetrics and gynecology experience. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College and my Medical Degree from The University of Iowa. My residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology was completed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and I have been a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1996. My entire career has been dedicated to identifying and meeting the needs of women throughout the continuum of their life cycle. Though my primary dedication has been in underserved communities, I am excited to bring that knowledge, experience and awareness to The Wright Center‘s team, it’s guests, Naperville and the surrounding areas. I join Dr. Wright in the belief that every woman deserves high quality, individualized, executive level medical care. The guests at The Wright Center are promised an exceptional level of care and a unique, personalized office experience.

In my spare time, when I am not keeping up with the latest Covid 19 updates, I enjoy empty nesting with my husband and catching up with our 4 daughters.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

As you might imagine, our office has been getting a lot of questions about the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them are being directed to our Front Desk staff and a member of that team, Amanda (pictured above on the left), has taken the time to answer some of them in this blog.

The questions range from simple ones to some that are a little more complicated. So, over the next week or so we’re going to answer the ones that have come up the most often to help our guests feel safe and secure.

1. Are you keeping normal hours?

Yes. View our regular office hours here.

2. What measures are you taking for guest and employee safety?

We are taking numerous steps to ensure the safety of not only our guests but of our entire staff. These include:

  • Now offering telehealth services to our guests. Click here to discover more.
  • Practicing social distancing to the best of our ability while still servicing those in need.
  • Limiting the number of staff that we have in the office at any one time.
  • Rotating paid time off to help limit the number of people in the office.
  • Team members who are able to work from home are doing so.
  • We have suspended most, if not all in-person gatherings and are meeting virtually when possible.
  • Anyone with possible exposure to or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are being told to not come to the office and call to let us know.
  • Outfitting ourselves with appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Taking guest temperature with a laser thermometer outside our front door and conducting quick pre-health screenings before entry into the office.
  • Extra vigilance with cleaning after each guest, paying extra attention to high touch areas such as doors, doorknobs, countertops and faucet handles.

3. Have members of the staff been tested for COVID-19?

All members of the staff are being tested on a consistent and rotating basis.

4. Are many guests canceling appointments or moving them to later dates?

We are actually encouraging telehealth visits with our providers as we prefer to stay on top of our guest’s conditions and health. We are also conducting pre-health screenings the day before appointments and as guests enter the facility.

5. Do guests still use the waiting area? 

No, our parking lot now acts as our waiting area. We will contact you when it’s your time to come into the office.

6. Do you have someone on staff who is an expert in COVID health issues?

Yes. Dr. Joy West is a member of the Chicago COVID Task Force and is ensuring that we are always adhering to all CDC COVID guidelines.

Please reach out to us at 630-687-9595 or complete our contact form if you any further questions. We are eager and grateful to be able to work together with you to provide a safe environment for all.

On behalf of the entire team at The Wright Center for Women’s Health, we wish you and your family good health and continued well-being.

Stay safe

The Wright Center Team

Meet Our New Operations Manager & Clinical Lead Joe!

Joe is a graduate of Indiana State University and has worked in the Telecommunication industry for the last 14 years.  He has over 10 years of management experience and is happy to start a new career at the Wright Center. Joe has lived in the area for the past 11 years. He is a huge sports fan, loves spending time with his wife and son, and also golfing with his brothers while visiting family in Indiana.

Meet Our New Registered Nurse Jenna!

Hi, my name is Jenna and I am a newly graduated RN and I got my BSN from The University of Saint Francis. In my free time I love to watch movies, spend time with my family, and hang out with my dogs (a yorkie and a lab mix). I’ve always been very passionate about women’s health and I am excited to start my nursing career with The Wright Center for Women’s Health!

 Call us at (630) 687-9595

COVID-19 Updates

The Wright Center for Women’s Health remains open as we closely monitor the detection and spread of Coronavirus-19. There is no need to cancel your appointment unless you are sick with fever, cough, or having trouble breathing. If you are sick with these symptoms, please do not come to the office and call us to let us know at (630) 687-9595. If you have reason to think you might have been exposed to Coronavirus, do not come to the office – please contact us at (630) 687-9595. Please click here for more information.

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