Health Notes

Hundreds of Smiles and Hellos at NICU Reunion

by Katina Granger on August 22, 2016

2016 NICU Reunion slideshow
TThe Garcia quintuplets visit Methodist Women’s Hospital NICU staff during the 2016 reunion. Click here to view more photos from the event!

A parade of smiles and giggles stretched for blocks as happy babies and families made their way to the 2016 Methodist Women’s Hospital NICU Reunion.

More than 125 families – nearly 500 people in all – reunited with the nurses and staff who became like family during their stay in the NICU. The annual event has grown every year. It gives families a chance to connect once again with those who provided comfort and care during their sometimes lengthy hospital stay.

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Music and Memory: Breaking Through

by Katina Granger on August 15, 2016

There’s something about music that reaches deep within. Today, researchers are looking at the power of music in helping to reach and connect with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

Studies have shown music may help increase engagement, decrease agitation and improve many behavioral issues common in those in the middle-stages of the disease. It has been known to create better overall focus, brain health and quality of life. Even patients in the late-stages of Alzheimer’s have been able to tap a beat or sing lyrics – even after verbal communication becomes more difficult.

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125 Years of The Meaning of Care

August 11, 2016
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“When my mom was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Methodist was where we turned.” Over the course of 125 years, thousands have experienced The Meaning of Care at Methodist. Matt Sobczyk and his family are among them. “From the CNAs to the nurses, we had no doubt that my mom was in good hands, and […]

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There’s Still Time to Check Off the Annual Check-Up

August 10, 2016
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New Backpack: Check! Pencils: Check! Erasers: Check! Notebooks: Check! Back-to-School Physical: CHECK! The most essential thing on your back-to-school checklist isn’t found on the supplies list you get from your child’s teacher. It’s the one that ensures your child’s good health for the school year ahead. Back-to-school time is a great time to schedule an […]

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Big Smiles, Big Donations at Back-to-School Backpack Drive

August 5, 2016
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It was a big morning at Methodist Women’s Hospital as KETV Newswatch 7 broadcast live to bring in donations for the Back-to-School Backpack Program. Thanks to all who stopped by to give! Check out the video for a quick look at all the excitement.

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Christmas Caring for Every Season

August 4, 2016
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With holiday music playing in the background, the gifts arrived by the dozens: Boxes, bags and colorful red and green packages. For the residents of the Life Care Center of Elkhorn, it was Christmas in July thanks to staff at Methodist Hospital. “It’s easy to think of giving during Christmastime,” said Sara Hamilton, MSN, RN-BC, […]

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See a Blue Barrel? Fill It Up!

August 1, 2016
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Methodist Physicians Clinic staff members shared their selfie as they donated to the KETV 7 Can Help/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program. Pictured: Amy Anderson, Brittany Sopinski, Diane Robinson, Amanda Gabel and Katie Dean. When medical receptionist Diane Robinson heard about the KETV 7 Can Help/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program donation drive happening in the Methodist […]

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Challenging Patient Brings Out the Best in Methodist Nurse

August 1, 2016
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Blake Smith, BSN, RN, receives his DAISY Award pin from Teri Tipton, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, Vice President and CNO of Patient Care Services at Methodist Hospital. Not every patient deals with illness and life challenges with grace. Sometimes the most rewarding moments as a care provider are when breakthroughs are made with the most challenging […]

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Artistic Kids Work Hard for Backpack Donations

July 26, 2016
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The dozens of blue barrels collecting back-to-school supplies for Omaha kids in need have a colorful new look. It’s all thanks to the artistic talents of children who will benefit from your donation. Children attending the Salvation Army Kroc Center’s summer day camp, Camp Kroc, decorated the dozens of barrels located at Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s […]

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Happy Birthday Methodist Physicians Clinic Gretna!

July 22, 2016
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Happy Birthday to Methodist Physicians Clinic Gretna! Click here to view a slideshow of the celebration. Even the extreme heat couldn’t stop the celebrations in Gretna Friday as Methodist Physicians Clinic celebrated one year of service to the community. Patients, guests, physicians and clinic staff enjoyed free burgers, hot dogs and drinks under the Methodist […]

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