The Lily Pad, 01.31.22

Monday Motivation

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

—Nelson Mandela

Unscramble Skwibble


Ever met Skwibble? He’s a Grouchie: Those annoying, little characters you’ll sometimes find when you’re trying to get urgent care, a blood test, or an X-ray. Skwibble, in particular, is the mascot of confusing healthcare bills. But you won’t see him at Gateway Hancock Health (or anywhere in our healthcare system). We keep Skwibble and his mates at bay by making sure the care we’re providing is quick, convenient, and affordable. Not only that, when you come to Gateway, you’ll get one easy-to-understand bill per visit. Learn about Skwibble here.

Making Health Possible

Listen up, sweetie: There’s nothing healthy about refined sugar, which you’ll get a lot of in lots of processed drinks and foods. Still, there’s something so tempting, even addictive, about those white granules. The situation presents a conundrum for most people. But our award-winning website,, can help with advice on which sugars to remove from your diet and what you can include in moderation.

Want a surgery drink? How about something else?

Diabetic? There are sweet treats for you!

Love chocolate? Enjoy it in moderation.

How Safe Is Surgery?

What a great question! If you’re about to have surgery, it’s bound to cross your mind. Dr. Raquel Ton, of Hancock OB/GYN, gives the great, thorough answer here and on If you haven’t visited our new website yet, it’s dedicated to helping patients make informed choices about our procedures. Don’t forget to check it out!

Hank’s Dad Joke of the Week

Q: What does Hank do with paper?

A: Rip-it!