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                                                                           March 9 Oak Cliff Tribune
March                                                                      With longer days and warmer weather, spring                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 2005 –
March Spirit of Women                                                      is the perfect time to get outside and exercise,
The spring issue of Spirit of Women magazine                               said Dr. Roberto Wayhs, a cardiologist on the                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 2006
included a story about heartburn and                                       Methodist medical staff. Wayhs said walking
              gastroesophageal reflux disease                               is still one of the best ways to lose weight,
              (GERD). In the article, Dr. Randal                           lower your blood pressure, and improve your
               Macurak, a gastroenterologist                               overall heart health.
               on the Methodist medical staff
                                                                           March 10 Dallas Business Journal
                at Methodist Health System,                                                                                                            March 23 Oak Cliff Tribune
                                                                           Shifting more of the medical bill to consumers,
                discusses a new wireless                                                                                                               The new lighting system at Oak Cliff Founders                                                                                                                          “In the News” offers an
                                                                           touted for years as a panacea for higher health
                 monitoring technology that                                                                                                            Park, a projected funded by Methodist,
                                                                           care costs, is proving to be less than a magic
                  allows doctors to make an                                                                                                            highlights the beautiful park, which sits at the                                                                                                                       overview of recent press
                                                                           bullet for North Texas hospitals. But Dallas-
                  earlier and more accurate                                                                                                            intersection of Zang Blvd. and Marsalis Ave.
                                                                           Fort Worth hospital and insurance executives
                   diagnosis of heartburn                                                                                                              overlooking downtown.                                                                                                                                                  coverage received by
                                                                           say they’re encountering patients unwilling to
                                                                           pay their share of the cost. Michael Schaefer,                              March 28 Fort Worth Star-Telegram                                                                                                                                      Methodist Health System.
               March Spirit of Women                                       executive vice president and CFO for                                        Methodist and Mansfield Independent School
In the spring issue of Spirit of Women                                     Methodist, said the trend has contributed to                                District are proposing a 10-year partnership,                                                                                                                          This resource is updated
magazine, Dr. Laurence Weider, a plastic                                   higher charity care and bad debt rates.                                     which includes naming rights to the new
surgeon on the Methodist medical staff,                                                                                                                Mansfield athletic stadium, as well as opportuni-                                                                                                                       twice a year to provide
talked about the increasing popularity of                                                                                                              ties to provide health and education initiatives
plastic surgery. One major factor is that                                                                                                              and programs for MISD students and faculty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Ed Charnock, a neurologist and sleep specialist on the Methodist medical staff, stopped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you with an ongoing view
procedures have become much safer with                                                                                                                                                                                          by the WFAA-TV Channel 8 studios to discuss how important it is for teenagers to get
                                                                                                                                                       Also featured on:
reduced healing times.
                                                                                                                                                       Channel 5 (Mar 27, 28)                                                   the proper amount of sleep. Dr. Charnock’s appearance on “Good Morning Texas” was one         of the role publicity plays
March 5 The Dallas Morning News                                                                                                                        Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Mar 29)                                        of dozens of recent TV appearances by experts from Methodist Health System.
An in-depth business story looked into                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in shaping the awareness
                                                                                                                                                       March 30 The Dallas Morning News
hospital quality. More than 3,000 hospitals
                                                                                                                                                       Reporter Bob Moos wrote about Medicare’s                                                                                                                               of our programs and
have joined the Institute for Healthcare
                                                                                                                                                       new drug coverage and how the program
Improvement’s campaign to prevent 100,000
                                                                                                                                                       hasn’t caught on with the seniors who stand                                                                                                                            services to the community.
deaths by adopting six changes in patient                                                                                                                                                                                       As one of the most respected                   and remarkable community service,
                                                                           March 16 Oak Cliff Tribune                                                  to benefit most from it. Part of the problem is
care. One best-practice is to deploy a “rapid
                                                                           Methodist Central Market, built by hospital                                 that individuals with more than $11,500 in                               health care institutions in                    Methodist programs and services,
response team” consisting of a critical care
                                                                           employees, is a simulated supermarket                                       assets (houses and cars don’t count) aren’t
nurse and a respiratory therapist at the first                                                                                                                                                                                   the Metroplex, Methodist Health                and the physicians on the Methodist
                                                                           designed to help rehabilitation patients get used                           eligible. “It’s frustrating that seniors with
sign of a hospital patient’s decline, such as a
                                                                           to life on their own. Using the market, designed                            meager incomes can’t get the subsidy just
drop in blood pressure. Methodist vice                                                                                                                                                                                          System is continually working                  medical staff, have been recognized
                                                                           by occupational therapist Duffy Bloemendal,                                 because they have a little something stashed
president Virginia Davis, RN, Amanda Wyatt,
                                                                           therapists teach patients how to reach for                                  away in the bank,” said Jerri Locke, director of                         to reach out to our community to               through stories that have appeared
RN, and Sonya Goffney, RT, were quoted about
                                                                           heavy objects, like canned foods and bottled                                Methodist Senior Access.
the success of the rapid response team at                                                                                                                                                                                       communicate vital health information           in local, regional, and national media,
                                                                           drinks, and navigate grocery store aisles in                                Also featured in:
Methodist Dallas.
                                                                           wheelchairs or with walking canes.                                          Denton Record-Chronicle (Mar 30)                                                                                        including newspapers, magazines,
Also featured on:                                                                                                                                                                                                               as well as to publicize the many
                                                                                                                                              (Mar 30) (Mar 5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                important programs and services                trade publications, Web sites, radio, (Mar 5)                                                                                                                                       March 31 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
International News Service, Australia (Mar 13)                                                                                                         Howard Chase, president and CEO of                                       we offer. From our outstanding                 and television. (Mar 13)                                                                                                                                       Methodist, wrote a letter to the editor about
                                                                                                                                                       the affordable, high-quality health care                                 employees to our clinical excellence
March 6 Channel 23
                                                                                                                                                       provided at Methodist Dallas. Mr. Chase
Spanish-language Channel 23 (Univision)
                                                                                                                                                       submitted his comments after a March 24
featured the neonatal transport team at
                                                                                                                                                       story erroneously stated how much Methodist
Methodist Dallas. For over 25 years, day and
                                                                                                                                                       Dallas charges for balloon angioplasty. “The
night, seven days a week, the team has
                                                                                                                                                       truth is that Methodist Dallas charges well
                                                                                        Where life shines bright.
provided the tiniest and most critically ill
                                                                                                                                                       below the state average,” Mr. Chase wrote.
newborns with a better chance at life. When it
                                                                                             PO Box 655999                                             “Just as important, the quality and safety of
started in 1980, Methodist Dallas became
                                                                                        Dallas, Texas 75265-5999                                       angioplasty and other procedures at
the first hospital in the Dallas area to have a
                                                                                                                                                       Methodist Dallas are on par with any hospital
neonatal transport team.                                                                      214-947-8181
                                                                                                                                                       in North Texas.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Where life shines bright.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.   330-3198-0406
    Methodist in the News October 2005 – March 2006
                                                                                                       October 14 Dallas Business Journal                                                                 November Pulse Magazine
    October                                                                                            Methodist’s $134 million project to build
                                                                                                                                                        November                                          Caring for transplant patients is a
    October Dallas Medical Journal                                                                     Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is one         November Trustee magazine                         multidisciplinary approach that requires a
    The Methodist Dallas Wound Care and                                                                of what analysts think will be several medical   Methodist Mansfield will be the first full-         well-orchestrated team of medical
    Hyperbaric Center was accredited by the                                                            facilities coming to the growing Tarrant         service hospital in 20 years in fast-growing      professionals, ranging from physicians and
    Undersea and Hyperbarics Medical Society,                                                          County community. Several other projects are     Mansfield, reporters Brad Barker and Donald        nurses to social workers and pharmacists.
    making it one of only 45 health care facilities                                                    being discussed for the Mansfield area            DeBord wrote in their story about innovative      Transplant coordinators at Methodist Dallas
    in the United States – and the only one in                                                         because of the significance of the Methodist      hospital designs. “What will really set the       are on the front lines.                          Lynette Wilkinson          Stephen O’Brien
    North Texas – to meet the strict criteria and                                                      Mansfield project.                                hospital apart is the patient-centered care,”                                                      PR SPECIALIST              PR SPECIALIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                          November 3 Today Newspapers
    receive the prestigious honor.                                                                     Also featured in:                                said George R. Schrader, a member of the
                                                      October 9 Channel 4                                                                                                                                 Dr. Kent Aftergut, a dermatologist on the
                                                                                                       Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Jan 2)                 Methodist board and vice chair for planning.                                                       Whether it’s dealing with an
    October Dallas Medical Journal                    Studies have shown that mammography                                                                                                                 Methodist medical staff, wrote a guest
                                                                                                       Dallas Business Journal (Nov 11)                 “Our new hospital is designed to focus on
    Recognition was given to Methodist for the                                                                                                                                                            article about the importance of facial care in
                                                      pain is a major reason some women do not                                                          the patient’s safety, privacy, and convenience                                                     urgent request from a newspaper
    role it played in relief efforts for Hurricane
                                                      return for annual screenings. The Women’s
                                                                                                       October 14 Dallas Business Journal                                                                 combating acne. Young people should
                                                                                                                                                        – with hospitality in mind.”
    Katrina evacuees. Special mention was made
                                                      Imaging Centers at Methodist Charlton,
                                                                                                       When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast,                                                         understand that acne is normal part of the       reporter on deadline or informing
    of Bob Simonson, DO, medical director of the                                                       thousands of medical professionals from the      November ePregnancy magazine                      teenage years, but it can and should be
                                                      Methodist Dallas, and the mobile mammo-                                                                                                                                                              TV stations about a new surgical
    Methodist Dallas Trauma Center, and Tom                                                            region were displaced. Many of them ended        Dr. Juan Arias, a physician on the Methodist      treated, Dr. Aftergut wrote.
                                                      graphy van offer women a softer, warmer, and
    Noble, Methodist vice president, for their                                                         up in the Dallas area; Methodist hired several   medical staff, spoke with reporter Julia
                                                      more comfortable mammogram through the                                                                                                              November 10 Midlothian Today                     procedure available at Methodist,
    work to help organize and run the medical                                                          of the health care workers. Tim Meeks, vice      Rosien about the emotional challenges of a
                                                      MammoPad®. Renee Bryant, manager of                                                                                                                 Methodist held an open house for Methodist
    center that was created to help New Orleans                                                        president for human resources, said some of      high-risk pregnancy. While diagnosis and                                                           working with the media is a
                                                      women’s imaging, discussed the MammoPad                                                                                                             Midlothian Health Center, featuring tours, a
    residents who arrived at the Dallas                                                                the new hires have indicated they want to        treatment are welcome relief with some
    Convention Center.                                on Channel 4’s Positively Texas.                 make Dallas their permanent home.                medical conditions, a high-risk pregnancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          scavenger hunt, refreshments, and free           challenging and rewarding job for
                                                      Also aired on:                                                                                                                                      blood pressure screenings. Methodist
    Also featured in:                                                                                                                                   often involves a “wait and see” approach                                                           PR specialists Lynette Wilkinson
                                                      Channel 21 (Oct 22)
                                                                                                       October 14 Dallas Business Journal                                                                 Midlothian includes two medical office
    Oak Cliff Tribune (Oct 6)                                                                                                                           once a medical issue is identified.
                                                                                                       Methodist is one of the Metroplex hospitals                                                        buildings and an imaging center with the
    Pulse (Nov)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Stephen O’Brien. Over the
                                                      October 13 Today Newspapers                      that joined the national patient safety          November Pulse Magazine                           area’s first open MRI, a multislice CT and
    October UNOS Update                               Columnist Steve Snyder took aim at               initiative called the 100,000 Lives Campaign.    Methodist is part of a nationwide, five-year       diagnostic X-ray capabilities, as well as        last six months their hard work
    The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas           Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Louisiana,   The campaign, founded by the Institute of        study to determine whether early inter-           advanced ultrasound, lab and blood work,
                                                      criticizing FEMA and other elements of the       Healthcare Improvement, is designed to extend    vention to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms       EKG and CXR asthma testing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           has paid off: Methodist has
    added Alejandro Mejia, MD, as a transplant
    surgeon on the medical staff. Prior to joining    relief efforts. But Snyder failed to mention     or save the lives of 100,000 patients by using   — the 13th leading cause of death among           Also featured in:                                appeared in more than 180 news
    Methodist, Dr. Mejia served as an assistant       the positive and coordinated response right      proven, evidence-based, clinical practices.      Americans – will save lives. The study is being   Waxahachie Daily Light (Nov 11)
    professor at the University of Texas at           in his own back yard. Methodist CEO and                                                           led by Dr. Kenneth Kollmeyer, a vascular                                                           stories, in addition to dozens of
                                                                                                       October 18 KHVN 970 AM                                                                             November 12 The Dallas Morning News
    San Antonio, performing both adult and            president Howard Chase sent the paper a          Buffie Pleasants, manager of mobile               surgeon on the Methodist medical staff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Methodist Charlton received an Award of          calendar items to promote
    pediatric transplants.                            guest column detailing the professional and      mammography at Methodist, was an                 November UNOS Update                              Excellence for demonstrating excellence in
    Also featured in:                                 compassionate work to help displaced             in-studio guest for an education program,        Methodist Dallas was honored by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Methodist health events. In all,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          health care quality improvements through
    Oak Cliff Tribune (Oct)                           residents who arrived in Cedar Hill at the Mt.   “Breast Cancer Updates, Research and             transplant services center at UT                  improved performance on national quality         that’s more than one positive
                                                      Lebanon Baptist Encampment. Chase pointed        Education,” during Robert Ashley’s               Southwestern as a member of the                   measures. The award was given by TMF,
                                                      out the work by Drs. Michael Marshall and        Community Forum talk show.                       Leadership Council of top eye and tissue                                                           story in the news every day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          formerly known as Texas Medical
                                                      Donna Shannon, along with Methodist                                                               donor hospitals in North Texas.                   Foundation, Health Quality Institute and
                                                                                                       October 25 Channel 8
                                                      Charlton social workers Colleen Parker and                                                                                                          Texas’ Medicare Quality Improvement
                                                                                                       Dr. Ed Charnock, a neurologist and sleep         November Pulse Magazine                                                                            Breakdown of Media Placements
                                                      Leslie Wolfe.                                                                                                                                       Organization. The award honors
                                                                                                       specialist on the Methodist medical staff,       Sandra Fritchie, who retired after 50 years as
                                                      October 13 Oak Cliff Tribune                     stopped by the WFAA-TV Channel 8 studios to                                                        extraordinary hospitals that are involved in                       Web
                                                                                                                                                        a nurse in the Methodist Dallas OR, looked                                                                                   Magazines/
                                                                                                                                                                                                          quality improvement for adult patient care.                        sites
                                                      Methodist launched three new Spanish-            discuss how important it is for teenagers to     back on the highlights of her legendary career                                                                               Trade Pubs
                                                                                                       get the proper amount of sleep.                                                                    Also featured in:                                                             12%
                                                      language sections of its Web site to better                                                       with reporter Bridget Barry.
                                                      serve the increasingly diverse Dallas                                                                                                               Midlothian Mirror (Nov 16)                                                          TV/Radio
                                                                                                       October 26 Dallas Morning News                   November Texas Hospitals                                                                                                               12%
                                                      population. According to tracking data, the                                                                                                         Today Newspapers (Nov 17)
                                                                                                       Columnist Norma Adams-Wade highlighted           Laura Irvine, executive vice president of         Advance for Nurses (Oct)
    October 5 Channel 23                              translated sections – locations, women and       the innovative ways the Methodist Prostate       Methodist and president of Methodist                                                                               Newspapers
    Dr. Pablo Anglas, a pediatrician on the           children’s services, and transplant – are the    Screening and Awareness Program has              Mansfield, received the Early Career               November 14 Fort Worth Business Press                              68%
    Methodist medical staff, spoke with KUVN-TV       most frequently accessed sites on the            reached men in Dallas County. The program,       Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Laura Irvine, executive VP of Methodist and
    Channel 23 about speech development in            Methodist Web site.                              which celebrated its fifth anniversary in         presented by the American College of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          president of Methodist Mansfield, received
    children. Dr. Anglas said it’s important for                                                       2005, has screened more than 26,000 men          Healthcare Executives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the inaugural Young Healthcare Executive
    parents to talk and read to their children                                                         in the county during those five years –                                                             of the Year award, presented by the Dallas-
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    when they’re young, which fosters speech                                                           more than any other hospital-based program                                                         Fort Worth Hospital Council.
                                                                                                                                                        Dallas Business Journal (Oct 12)                                                                   If you have a story idea or know someone
    and reading skills later in life.                                                                  in the nation, officials say.                                                                       Also featured in:
                                                                                                                                                        Fort Worth Business Press (Oct 24)                                                                 who would make a good source for
                                                                                                       Also featured in:                                                                                  Midlothian Today (Nov 24)                        timely medical stories, call 214-947-4603
                                                                                                       Oak Cliff Tribune (Nov 10)                                                                         Oak Cliff Tribune (Dec 1)                        or 214-947-7460 or e-mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Dallas Morning News (Jan 8)         or
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    Methodist in the News October 2005 – March 2006
    November 15 Dallas Business Journal                                                                  traumatic events. The group worked with              December 15 Channel 11                                                                                 January 5 Oak Cliff Tribune
    Howard Chase, Methodist CEO and president,                                                           Dallas paramedics who went to New Orleans            KTVT’s Ask The Experts program featured plastic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   January                                           The shining beacon of light atop Methodist
    announced his retirement, which will take                                                            to help in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.      surgeons on the medical staff at Methodist           January D Magazine                                Dallas that’s visible from downtown Dallas
    place by the end of 2006. In his tenth year at                                                                                                            including Drs. Kent Hughes and Laurence              A special New Year section, called “New Year,     was the subject of an article in the Oak Cliff
                                                                                                         December Pulse Magazine
    Methodist, Chase said he takes great pride in                                                                                                             Weider. The physicians answered questions            New You,” featured several physicians on the      Tribune. The cross, designed by Rev. Don
                                                                                                         Wayne Remig, BSN, MSN, PhD, was named
    all that Methodist has accomplished during                                                                                                                about cosmetic surgery procedures, how               Methodist medical staff. Dr. Laurence Weider      Benton, was dedicated June 1990 by the
                                                                                                         vice president of nursing at Methodist Charlton.
    his tenure. “The future of Methodist remains                                                                                                              to choose a plastic surgeon, and how to              talked about the popularity of plastic surgery    Methodist Auxiliary to honor Dr. and Mrs. T.
                                                                                                         Remig has served 28 years as chief nursing
    very bright and promising,” he wrote in a                                                                                                                 determine if you are a candidate for plastic         in Dallas and how people should investigate       Bolton Boone. Mr. Boone served as
                                                                                                         executive in hospitals as small as 62 beds
    letter to employees. “My heartfelt thanks go                                                                                                              surgery. Medical reporter Dr. Mona Khanna also       the benefits of a procedure before undergoing      administrator for Methodist from 1948-1972.
                                                                                                         and as large as 1,650 beds.
    out to all of you who have enabled us to                                                                                                                  conducted live interviews with the doctors.          the surgery. The surgical director of the         Also featured in:
    accomplish so much.”                             November 21 Channel 4                               December 1 Cedar Hill Today                                                                               Methodist Weight Management Institute             North Texas Conference Reporter (Feb 10)
                                                     David Humphrey, a minister at Lakeside              The Methodist mobile mammography unit
                                                                                                                                                              December 22 Park Cities News
    Also featured in:                                                                                                                                                                                              talked about weight-loss surgery and the
                                                                                                                                                              Cordelia Boone hosted a morning coffee to                                                              January 9 Fort Worth Business Press
    Dallas Morning News (Nov 16)                     Baptist Church in Granbury was a liver              celebrated 15 years of service by returning to                                                            importance of patients’ commitment to
                                                                                                                                                              kick off the announcement of the 2006 Robert S.                                                        Methodist Mansfield Medical Center will feature
    Texas Hospitals (Feb 1)                          transplant patient at The Liver Institute at        the Cedar Hill School District administration                                                             recovery and keeping the weight off.
                                                                                                                                                              Folsom Leadership Award honoring Nancy Ann                                                             some of the latest technologies on the market
    DFW Hospital Council (Feb 1)                     Methodist Dallas. He suffered from an               building. “This was the first location where the
    Modern Healthcare (Mar)                          advanced liver disease brought on by                mobile van performed services for the public,”
                                                                                                                                                              Hunt. The award was established by the               January 2 The Dallas Morning News                 when it opens this December. Fort Worth
                                                                                                                                                              Methodist Foundation to recognize individuals        In the special section “Your Life,” Dr. Lewis     Business Press reporter Stephanie Patrick talked
                                                     sarcoidosis. He was given the gift of a new         said Buffie Pleasants, manager of the unit.
                                                                                                                                                              whose demonstrated commitment and                    Pincus, medical director of the Methodist         with Pam McNutt, Methodist Health System
                                                     liver when the nephew of his secretary was          “We’ve been back every year since that time.”
                                                                                                                                                              excellence in community leadership emulates          Weight Management Institute, talked about         senior vice president and chief information
                                                     killed in a motorcycle accident. Jeffrey
                                                     Weinstein, MD, a gastroenterologist with The
                                                                                                         December 3 The Dallas Morning News                   the achievements of Robert S. Folsom.                how difficult weight loss can be in a culture      officer, and Laura Irvine, executive vice president
                                                                                                         The Methodist Weight Management Institute            Also appeared in:                                    that features fast-food meals, huge portions      of Methodist and president of Methodist
                                                     Liver Institute, was interviewed for the segment.
                                                                                                         was designated by the American Society of            Forest Hills Neighbors (Dec 17)                      and high-fat, high-calorie foods. In a separate   Mansfield, about hospital features such as
                                                     Also appeared in:
                                                                                                         Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of   Dallas Business Journal (Dec 18)                     story, Leslie Miller, who has worked at           electronic record keeping, portable
                                                     Channel 21 (Nov 19)
                                                                                                         Excellence. The recognition was established to                                                            Methodist for nine years, spoke about her         workstations, and “smart” IV pumps.
                                                                                                         recognize top-performing centers around the          December 22 Today Newspapers                         decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.
                                                                                                                                                              The volunteer department at Methodist                                                                  Also featured on:
                                                                                                         country. The lengthy application process                                                                                                           (Jan 9)
                                                                                                         includes a site visit and a review of medical        Charlton received more than 200 unique               January 3 The Dallas Morning News
                                                                                                                                                              handmade Christmas stockings from the Best           Healthy Living reporter Sophia Dembling
                                                                                                         charts and patient outcomes.
    November 17 Channel 11                                                                                                                                    Southwest Chapter of the American Sewing             looked into the common ways people deal with
                                                                                                         Also featured in:
    KTVT’s Ask The Experts generated more than                                                                                                                Guild. The Methodist volunteers stuffed              stress in their daily lives. Dr. Stephen Hines,
                                                                                                         Fort Worth Business Press (Mar 6)
    150 calls to gastroenterologists on the                                                                                                                   the stocking with gifts and delivered them to        medical director of the Methodist Dallas
    Methodist medical staff to discuss the causes                                                        December 5 Advance For Nurses                        patients on Christmas Day.                           Golden Cross Academic Clinic, said he
    and treatments for heartburn. The four                                                               Nursing staff at Methodist shared valuable           Also appeared in:                                    regularly talks to patients about maintaining
    physicians, Drs. Randal Macurak, Armond                                                              insight about being top-notch RNs. Nurses who        Oak Cliff Tribune (Dec 15)                           regular schedules and avoiding excessive
    Schwartz, Jeffrey Linder, and Janardhan Konda,                                                       participated included: Deniece Colbert,                                                                   amounts of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and
    fielded calls during the program.                 November 23 Channel 8                               Edelina Bacani, April Ridley, Stephen Andres,                                                             sweets to help manage stress.
                                                     Medical reporter Janet St. James visited            Thomas Hall, Martha Zavala, Terri Borter, and                                                             Also appeared in:
    November 17 Oak Cliff Tribune
                                                     Methodist Dallas to talk with Armond Schwartz,      Lisa Carr.                                                                                      , Austin (Jan 4)
    Methodist volunteers descended on Oak Cliff
                                                     MD, a gastroenterologist on the Methodist                                                                                                           , Southern California         January 9 Channel 8
    Founders Park as part of an annual clean-up                                                          December 11 The Dallas Morning News                                                                         (Jan 4)                                         Methodist nutritionist Sharah Yates visited the
    project of local parks. It was the second year   medical staff, about the causes and treatments
                                                                                                         More than one doctor has described a                                                            , Charlotte, North Carolina (Jan 4)       Good Morning Texas studios to discuss the
                                                     for gastroesophegial reflux disease (GERD),
    in a row Methodist has spruced up Founders                                                           resourceful librarian as a best friend, reporter
                                                     heartburn and acid reflux. Dr. Schwartz said                                                                                                                                                                     new FDA requirement that all food labels carry
    Park in conjunction with the Friends of Oak                                                          Susan Kreimer wrote. For her story, she
                                                     holiday eating habits contribute to heartburn, a                                                                                                                                                                the amount of trans fats in food. Yates said the
    Cliff Parks organization.                                                                            talked with Dr. William Smith, director of library
                                                     condition that affects millions of people in the                                                                                                                                                                fats, which make processed foods taste and
                                                                                                         services at Methodist. An explosion in health                                                                                                               feel crisp, can have negative health effects on
    November 18 The Dallas Morning News              United States.
                                                                                                         care informatics has dramatically increased                                                                                                                 the cardiovascular system.
    Business columnist Robert Miller wrote about     Also appeared in:                                                                                        December 23 Channel 5
                                                                                                         the call for librarians on the cutting edge
    the 18th annual Russell H. Perry Free            Oak Cliff Tribune (Dec 22)                          of technology.                                       Medical reporter Carol Wang spoke with                                                                 January 14 The Dallas Morning News
    Enterprise Award Dinner, which honored                                                                                                                    Dr. William Fears, medical director of                                                                 Methodist’s Health Happenings New Year –
    Dallas businessman and civic leader Pete                                                             December 14 Al Dia
    Schenkel. Vice chairman of Dean Foods Co.
                                                     December                                            Liz Guel, RN, graduated from UTA before joining
                                                                                                                                                              the Methodist Diabetes Self-Management
                                                                                                                                                              Program, about hormone shots that curb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New You was held to help people get the New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Year started – and finished – on a healthy
    and president of Dean Dairy Group, Schenkel      December Pulse Magazine                             the ICU team at Methodist Dallas fulltime last       appetite. For people battling obesity and                                                              note. The free event featured makeovers, chair
    has made many community service contribu-        Jodie Harbert, a licensed paramedic and             year. Al Dia sent a reporter and photographer        type 2 diabetes, the shots may offer help with                                                         massages and information about the latest
    tions, including serving on the board of         manager of the Emergency Medical Services           to the ICU to document Guel’s story and talk         their weight and controlling the disease.            January 5 Channels 4 and 5                        in weight loss treatments, fitness, nutrition, and
    Methodist Health System, and as board chair of   program at Methodist Dallas, spoke about the        about the collaborative efforts between                                                                   The first twins born in 2006 were delivered at     cosmetic surgery.
    Methodist Health System Foundation.              Dallas Area Crisis Response Team. The group         colleges and hospitals like Methodist Dallas.        December 26 Mansfield News-Mirror                     Methodist Dallas. As part of a promotional
                                                                                                                                                              A look back at the major happenings in                                                                 Also featured in:
    Also featured in:                                – made up of physicians, nurses, paramedics,        Also featured in:                                                                                         campaign, Pizza Hut gave the family a year’s
                                                                                                                                                              Mansfield during 2005 included mention of                                                               Midlothian Mirror (Jan 18)
    Oak Cliff Tribune (Jan 12)                       and others in allied health – helps first            The Dallas Morning News (Dec 21, Jan 1)                                                                   supply of free pizza.
                                                                                                                                                              the groundbreaking for Methodist Mansfield,                                                             Waxahachie Daily Light (Jan 13)
                                                     responders deal with the psychological affects                                                                                                                                                         (Jan 14)
                                                     of caring for mass casualties and other                                                                  an 80-bed medical center that will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Today Newspapers (Jan 19)
                                                                                                                                                              the city’s first full-service hospital in 20 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Dallas Morning News (Jan 19)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Oak Cliff Tribune (Jan 19)
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    Methodist in the News October 2005 – March 2006
    January 16 Mansfield News-Mirror                                                                  January 27 Dallas Business Journal                February 7 The Dallas Morning News                                                                   and cardiac rehab specialists: Roberto
    Methodist Health System, representatives                                                         Methodist Mansfield, the $134 million              This winter’s unusually dry weather was                                                              Wayhs, MD; Imran Afridi, MD; Lewis Pincus,
    from RTKL and Centex Construction, and                                                           medical center scheduled for completion this      the focus of the Feb. 7 Health Living section.                                                       DO; Michael Crayton, CCRN; Jerry Lair, CCRN;
    Mansfield city leaders, including Mayor Mel                                                       December, was ranked the eighth largest           Reporter Michael Precker turned to two                                                               and William Fears, MD.
    Neuman, came together to celebrate the                                                           construction project in the Metroplex. The        physicians on the medical staff at Methodist,
    “topping out” of Methodist Mansfield Medical                                                      construction cost of the project, not including   Drs. Bryan Serkin and Kent Aftergut, to discuss
    Center. Topping out, a construction tradition                                                    hospital equipment, is $65 million.               the effects the weather has had on Dallas-area
    that includes placing a tree and I-beam,                                                                                                           residents. The weather makes people prone
    signed by community leaders, atop a
    building’s newly completed framework,
                                                                                                     February                                          to nosebleeds, and skin conditions such as
                                                                                                                                                       eczema and psoriasis tend to flare up.
                                                     January 23 Channel 5                            February Healthcare Marketing Report                                                                February 18 Channel 11
    represents the highest structural point on the                                                                                                     Also appeared in:
                                                     Dr. Lewis Pincus, medical director of the       Whether it’s called a call center, contact                                                          Dr. Michelle Forbes, a pediatrician on the
    building. The $134 million hospital is                                                                                                    (Feb 6)
                                                     Weight Management Institute at Methodist,       center, or an access center, it becomes the                                                         Methodist medical staff, visited the KTVT-TV
    scheduled for completion in December 2006.                                                                                                (Feb 14)
                                                     was interviewed by KXAS reporter Carol Wang     organization’s primary access point and a                                                           Channel 11 studios to discuss the problem
    Also featured in:                                                                                                                                  Press-Enterprise, Southern California (Feb 8)
                                                     about the drug Xenical, a diet pill marketed    valuable marketing tool, reporter Ann West                                                          of childhood obesity. “Studies show that
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Jan 2)                                                                                                         , Charlotte, North Carolina (Feb 14)
                                                     in prescription form. An advisory committee     wrote. A recent report shows that “call                                                             when overweight children are not singled out
    Dallas Business Journal (Feb 10)
                                                     voted to recommend over-the-counter sales                                                         February 9 Mansfield News-Mirror                                                                      February 23 Channel 8
                                                                                                     centers generate a return on investment of                                                          for interventions, but the whole family
    Oak Cliff Tribune (Jan 26)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert Wayhs, MD, a cardiologist on the
                                                     of Xenical. Dr. Pincus reminded people that                                                       The promise of a booming medical district in      makes changes, weight loss is maintained,”
                                                                                                     three to one and are an essential driver of                                                                                                            Methodist medical staff was the featured
    January 17 The Dallas Morning News               Xenical is not a quick fix, and the keys to                                                        east Mansfield helped spark a record year for      Dr. Forbes said.
                                                                                                     hospital revenue, profitability, and patient                                                                                                            guest on Good Morning Texas to discuss the
    According to a recent study, over-the-counter    effective weight management are still diet                                                        economic development in 2005. Methodist
                                                                                                     loyalty.” Kathleen Beathard, Methodist’s vice                                                       February 20 Fort Worth Business Press              epidemic of female heart disease, the number
    cough medicines aren’t effective treatments      and exercise.                                                                                     Mansfield, which broke ground last year, is the
                                                                                                     president of public relations and marketing,                                                        Stephanie Patrick, medical reporter for            one killer of women in the United States. Dr.
    for colds and coughs. Reporter Michele                                                                                                             driving force behind much of the business
                                                                                                     said the Methodist call center focuses                                                              The Fort Worth Business Press, interviewed         Wayhs’ appearance helped promote “Day of
    Santos turned to experts at Methodist to learn                                                                                                     flurry, said Frank Bonilla, president of the
                                                                                                     on physician referral, class scheduling, and                                                        Methodist CIO Pam McNutt about the                 Dance for Heart Health” at Methodist Dallas.
    more about what doctors think about the                                                                                                            Mansfield Economic Development Corporation.
                                                                                                     support to niche service-line marketing.                                                            wireless capabilities being built into Methodist   Also featured on:
    findings and what they’re recommending to
                                                                                                     February Pulse Magazine                                                                             Mansfield. The technology will allow for such       Channel 5 (Feb 25)
    patients. She spoke with Michael Marshall,
                                                                                                     Reporter Wayne Epperson turned to experts                                                           things as computerized patient charting,
    MD, and Brett Johnson, MD, both physicians
                                                                                                     at the Weight Management Institute at                                                               bedside medication verification, Wi-Fi, and
    on the Methodist medical staff to get advice.
                                                                                                     Methodist to learn more about the obesity                                                           phone networks.
    January 20 The Learning Channel                                                                  epidemic and the latest treatments for it.                                                          February 20 The Dallas Morning News
    The story of a young woman who gave birth                                                        Lewis Pincus, DO, medical director of the
                                                                                                                                                       February 10 Dallas Business Journal               Bob Miller’s Business Day column highlighted
    while in a coma was the subject of a TLC story                                                   Weight Management Institute, said people
                                                                                                                                                       Methodist’s announced plans to build              2006 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award
    about miraculous births. Gregg Shalan, a                                                         don’t lose weight by going on diets; they lose
    neurologist on the Methodist medical staff,
                                                     January 23 Channel 4                                                                              Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital on 5 acres      recipient Nancy Ann Hunt and the major contri-
                                                     Flo Batto, a volunteer “cuddler” in the         weight by making lifestyle changes that                                                             butors to the event. The award, established
    treated the woman, who was brought to                                                                                                              of land near Methodist Charlton. The 48,000-
                                                     Methodist Dallas Neonatal Intensive Care        embrace healthier eating and regular exercise.                                                      last year by the Methodist Foundation, was
    Methodist Dallas after a car accident in                                                                                                           square-foot facility will provide the latest in
                                                     Unit, was featured on the Jan. 23 installment   February 2 Oak Cliff Tribune                      rehabilitation services. When the new facility    presented Feb. 24 at a gala dinner honoring
    2001. The mother eventually awoke from the
                                                     of Fox 4’s Hometown Heroes. News anchor         The Dallas Chapter of the Freedom                 opens in summer 2007, it will employ 110          and paying tribute to Mrs. Hunt.
    coma, after giving birth to the healthy baby.
                                                     Clarice Tinsley highlights the compassionate    Foundation of Valley Forge honored three          people, caring for patients recovering from       Also featured in:
    January 22 The Dallas Morning News               work of people in the area who give back                                                          strokes, traumatic head injuries, and spinal      Oak Cliff Tribune (Feb 16, 23)                     February 23 Oak Cliff Tribune
                                                                                                     Methodist volunteers with its George
    Methodist’s construction of a $134 million       to their community through volunteer work.                                                        cord injuries.                           (Feb 20)                            A full-page feature highlighted the return of
                                                                                                     Washington Honor Medals. Henrietta
    hospital in Mansfield and the expansion and       Batto has been a cuddler for several years,                                                       Also featured in:                        (Feb 20)                                  Dr. Manuel Rivera-Alsina to his post as director
                                                                                                     Pummill, Amy Arguijo, and David Leopard were
    renovation of Methodist Charlton and             helping to feed and hold the babies                                                               The Dallas Morning News (Feb 11)                                                                     of medical education at Methodist. For the
                                                                                                     recognized by the foundation for their years of                                                     February 20 The Dallas Morning News
    Methodist Dallas are three of the many           when parents can’t be at their bedside.                                                  (Feb 11)                                                                                    last year, Dr. Rivera, a captain in the U.S. Navy
                                                                                                     volunteer work.                                                                                     People with metabolic syndrome have a
    hospital construction projects under way in                                                                                                        Pulse (Mar)                                                                                          Reserve, was deployed overseas, where
    the region. Bob Moos, a health care reporter
                                                     January 23 The Dallas Morning News                                                                Oak Cliff Tribune (Feb 16)                        tougher time losing weight than others, said       he served as chief of professional services for
                                                     Leslie Garcia, a reporter with The Dallas                                                                                                           Dr. William Fears, director of the Methodist       one of the military’s primary medical centers
    for The Dallas Morning News, spoke with                                                                                                            February 15 The Dallas Morning News
                                                     Morning News, spoke with Dr. Daniel                                                                                                                 Diabetes Self-Management Program. “When            in the Iraq region. His team, the Expeditionary
    John Haupert, Methodist executive vice                                                                                                             Writer Norma Adams-Wade mentioned
                                                     Pearson, a psychiatrist on the Methodist                                                                                                            patients understand that it really is more         Medical Facility Dallas, treated patients from
    president, about the expansion projects.                                                                                                           Methodist’s “Day of Dance for Heart Health”
                                                     medical staff, about the mid-winter blues and                                                                                                       difficult for them to lose weight than other        all parts of the theatre of operation, including
    Also appeared in:                                                                                                                                  in her Feb. 15 column. The event, which
                                                     how the winter season can affect people’s                                                                                                           people who do not have metabolic                   Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, and Yemen. (Jan 21)                                                                                                                                  featured demonstrations by Dallas-area dance
                                                     moods. Dr. Pearson discussed how the lack                                                                                                           syndrome, this helps them to focus on what (Jan 21)                                                                                                                            troupes and free health screenings, was
                                                     of sunlight can have a real psychological                                                                                                           is important rather than feeling like a            February 28
                                                                                                                                                       designed to raise awareness about the crisis of
                                                     effect on some people.                                                                                                                              failure,” he said.                                 Heart disease was the focus of a story on
                                                                                                                                                       women’s heart disease.
                                                     Also appeared in:                                                                                                                                                                             Dr. Imran Afridi, a cardiologist on
                                                                                                                                                       Also featured in:                                 February 20 The Dallas Morning News
                                            (Jan 23)                         February 4 Channel 21                                                                                                                                  the Methodist medical staff, talked about the
                                                                                                                                                       Dallas Morning News (Feb 4, 21)                   “Heartbeat,” a special section of The Dallas
                                                                                                     Positively Texas host Iola Johnson talked                                                                                                              high prevalence of heart disease among women
                                                                                                                                              (Feb 4)                            Morning News, looked into the causes of
                                                                                                     with Dr. A.J. Applewhite, medical director of     Today Newspapers (Feb 9, 16)                                                                         and how it’s still viewed as a man’s disease.
                                                                                                     the Methodist Wound Care and Hyperbaric                                                             heart disease and the latest treatments for the
                                                                                                                                                       Spirit of Women Magazine (Nov)
                                                                                                     Center, about the effect of the diabetes                                                            condition, which affects millions of
                                                                                                                                                       Oak Cliff Tribune (Feb 16)
                                                                                                     epidemic on the health care system.               Quick (Feb 21)                                    Americans. Included in the section were
                                                                                                                                                                                                         physicians on the Methodist medical staff

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