Health Notes

Methodist HospitalIt is not often I am moved to write a note of commendation, but the expertise, care and attention displayed during my recent experience has prompted me to do so.

I had been referred to the ER by a local urgent care for possible heart issues. Upon arrival, I was evaluated with lightning speed by a team of extremely efficient and kind individuals. It was evident they were all highly trained and skilled. But most importantly, they took the time when possible to explain the process as it evolved. The kind manner in which these explanations were made was very helpful in reducing my anxiety as well as instilling a sense of confidence that they cared about how I felt. This caring treatment was experienced throughout my stay in the ER and continued at the 9th floor Observation Unit as well as the Heart Stress Test area.

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Methodist Women’s Hospital Breaking Records in Births

by Katina Gordon on October 1, 2014

Methodist Women's Hospital record 412 births in September 2014.

Meet Tennyson Davis Cromer, the 400th baby born at Methodist Women’s Hospital in September, a new record for the hospital and Methodist Health System.
Watch a video about his exciting record-breaking arrival.

Nearly 14 times a day last month, the familiar lullaby echoed through the halls at Methodist Women’s Hospital. Each signifying a new arrival to the world.

The lullaby played 412 times in September, a new record for Methodist Women’s Hospital and Methodist Health System.

“This morning we had five births before 9 a.m.,” said Sue Korth, vice president and COO of Methodist Women’s Hospital. “That was a lot of lullabies one right after the other!”

Since opening the Methodist Women’s Hospital in June of 2010, Methodist has continued to be the metro’s leader in births, delivering 3,948 babies in 2013, and more than 15,000 babies since opening in 2010. If the trend continues, the hospital is on track to deliver more than 4,000 babies in 2014.

“I’m excited about this milestone, it’s phenomenal,” said Korth. “The accomplishment of so much so quickly I attribute to our great staff. If they weren’t so fabulous we wouldn’t have people coming back to us, so they are doing a phenomenal job.”

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Racers Will Offer Personal Messages of Hope

September 30, 2014
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The power of pink will fill downtown Omaha on Sunday, October 5th. And as usual, most participants in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will have a personal story to tell. They’re racing for a wife, a mother, a grandmother or a friend. Many are survivors themselves. As a proud platinum sponsor of […]

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Evaluation and Early Intervention Key in Alzheimer’s

September 25, 2014
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Forgetting to pay bills. Missing appointments. Getting lost on a drive to the store. Many suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia don’t recognize the signs in themselves. A spouse, close friend or family member is often the first to notice the forgotten details or behavior changes that accompany memory loss. “A lot […]

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Remembering Children Loved and Lost

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White balloons polka-dotted the skies over Midtown Crossing on Sunday, each carrying messages of love for tiny lives lost. The 2014 Remembrance of Life was a tribute to precious children who had passed. With prayers and music, more than 200 people – families, friends, as well as Methodist volunteers and staff – were given a […]

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When “Absentminded” Means More

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We’ve all had that moment when we walked into the room and can’t remember why we are there. How many times have you lost your car in a parking lot? Most often these small memory lapses are simply related to stress or inattention, but as we age it is important to be aware of the […]

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Volunteens Deliver The Meaning of Care with a Smile

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It’s a task force more than 130 strong with one sole mission: to make the patient experience at Methodist hospitals even better. Volunteen Karthik Narayanan delivers newspapers and smiles to patients at Methodist Women’s Hospital. Today, Karthik Narayanan is delivering newspapers and warm, freshly-baked cookies room by room at Methodist Women’s Hospital. He says the […]

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5 Reasons Posture Matters (and What You Should Do About It)

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We’re nearly a month into the school year, and even for those students eager to return to get back to class, the newness has likely worn off. Those upright, attentive postures have probably slowly slinked down into youthful sluggishness… we’ve all been there. But there is good reason why you should stay on your student […]

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12 Healthy Living Screenings No One Over 50 Should Skip

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Enjoying life after 50 begins with good health. Ensuring your good health continues begins with a conversation with your doctor. “We try to encourage our patients over the age of 50 to come in for a simple wellness exam once a year,” said Ginny Ripley, MD, a family medicine physician at Methodist Physicians Clinic HealthWest. […]

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When Compassionate Care Means Everything

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Peggy Nielsen, BSN, RN, a care coordinator in the Care Management department at Methodist Hospital, recently received honors as the August DAISY award winner. It’s a recognition that rewards and celebrates extraordinary skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Peggy was nominated for the honor by a patient’s daughter who wrote to thank […]

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