Methodist in the News
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
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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:
wheelchairs or with walking canes. Denton Record-Chronicle (Mar 30) including newspapers, magazines,
Also featured on: as well as to publicize the many
WFAA.com (Mar 30)
Dallasnews.com (Mar 5)
important programs and services trade publications, Web sites, radio,
WFAA.com (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.
TMC.net (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.”
www.methodisthealthsystem.org 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) email@example.com or
Dallasnews.com (Jan 8)
WFAA.com (Jan 9)
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 Bizpress.net (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
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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. KVUE.com, Austin (Jan 4)
Methodist volunteers descended on Oak Cliff
MD, a gastroenterologist on the Methodist Press-Enterprise.com, 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 WCNC.com, 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 Dallasnews.com (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)
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 DallasNews.com (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. KGW.com (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) WCNC.com, 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. Dallasnews.com (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: WFAA.com (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. WFAA.com (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.
WFAA.com (Jan 21) featured demonstrations by Dallas-area dance
moods. Dr. Pearson discussed how the lack syndrome, this helps them to focus on what
Dallasnews.com (Jan 21) troupes and free health screenings, was
of sunlight can have a real psychological is important rather than feeling like a February 28 myDNA.com
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: myDNA.com. Dr. Imran Afridi, a cardiologist on
Also featured in: February 20 The Dallas Morning News
DallasNews.com (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
Dallasnews.com (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