Health Notes

Methodist Employees Give Backpacks a Boost

by Katina Granger on July 27, 2015

Back to School backpacksBackpacks, notebooks, crayons, paper and glue are pouring into blue barrels all across the metro. Members of the community are getting behind the KETV 7 Can Help Kids/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program.

Many of those giving to kids in need of supplies this school year are Methodist employees. As a proud sponsor of the annual program, barrels are located at all three Methodist hospitals, Metro-area Methodist Physicians Clinics and at Nebraska Methodist College.

“They’ve come to empty our barrel a couple of times already,” said Kellie Tuller, clinic manager at Methodist Physicians Clinic in Millard. “It was neat to see how many supplies we’ve been able to collect. Everybody wants to make a difference for these kids.”

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Care and Compassion, Even at Midnight

by Katina Granger on July 24, 2015

Linda Stafford, BSN, RNNight nurses know, delivering The Meaning of Care happens at all hours. Linda Stafford, BSN, RN, a nurse coordinator for the Methodist Hospital Cardiac Unit, knows this all too well.

Linda was recently honored with the DAISY Award for her actions going above and beyond to care for a patient and family at their hour of need. She was nominated for the honor by a fellow nurse on the unit, who cited a recent example of Linda’s commitment to excellence at a time when nurses were working diligently to keep an unstable patient alive.

The nominator wrote, “As charge nurse on the night shift, Linda made it a point to get to know the family, be available for questions and help ease their minds as tensions and emotions ran high. When it was time for the end-of-life discussion, Linda was right there to talk with the family and comfort the wife.”

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From Blue to Beautiful

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Young artists from the Kroc Center helped decorate 22 barrels for the KETV 7 Can Help Kids/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program. (L to R) Mason, Diego, Angel and Ayana. “I just hope that they like it and they will donate.” Mason, one of 25 kids ages 8-12 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center who helped […]

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A “Home Away from Home”

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Methodist staff will often go to great lengths to make patients as comfortable as possible during their stay. Terry Bahl and his wife, Kay, can attest to that. An avid cycler who has crossed the country twice on his bike, Terry spent 56 days at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital – at a time when most […]

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An Eye on Eye Health: 5 Steps to Healthy Vision

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Every summer we pay special attention to protect our skin against harmful UV rays and risk of skin cancer. But the summer months are also prime time for keeping an eye on eye health. With more time outdoors, there is increased exposure to bright sunlight and the elements. So what can you do to protect […]

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Staff Delivers Great Care at Methodist Hospital

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I want to thank everyone for the great care I received when I had to come into the Methodist Hospital emergency department on Monday, June 1, 2015. From the minute I arrived, along with my daughter, I felt like I had known everyone along the way – all so friendly and caring. I was on […]

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Taking the Extra Step – Every Day

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Sometimes a bug bite is just a bug bite. Sometimes it’s something more. A sore red spot on Ron Derochie’s arm was the last thing on his mind when he brought his daughter, Kathy Rohloff, in for surgery at Methodist Hospital. “I was more concerned about Kathy than anything that was going on with me,” […]

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Donate Your Back-to-School Backpacks Today!

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It seems like summer just got started… so it’s hard to believe school is just around the corner. In a few short weeks, classrooms will start filling once again with kids (mostly) eager to learn. Methodist hopes to help make this school year a success for all kids. That’s why we teamed up once again […]

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Healthy Aging through Weight Loss

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Let’s face it. After 50, the weight simply doesn’t want to budge. Our metabolism slows and regular diet and exercise may not seem to work the way it did when we were younger. “Some women have not changed anything with their diet and exercise and put on 10 to 20 pounds,” said Annette Dillon, APRN, […]

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Methodist Physicians Clinic Opens in Gretna

July 1, 2015

Methodist Physicians Clinic ushered in a new era of health care for the community of Gretna with the cut of a ceremonial ribbon during a community open house July 1. “It is with great excitement that we are here today at the ribbon cutting for the new Methodist Physicians Clinic in Gretna,” said John Fraser, […]

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