Health Notes

Exceptional Care the Second Time Around

by admin on October 31, 2014

JennieEdOn behalf of my husband, I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital 4th floor nurses, aides and students, especially those who saw him through some scary episodes before his anti-anxiety meds were resumed! Their calmness and gentleness with him (not to mention their patience in putting up with my endless questions!) will forever be remembered and appreciated.

I’d like to especially recognize Sara Crinklaw. She was assigned to him three of the seven days he was there and she was phenomenal! All the staff was exceptional, but she just “clicked” with him and he very much appreciated her quiet, calming presence.

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Holding Her Hand through It All

by Katina Gordon on October 29, 2014

Alan and Nancy Stahl participate in the 2014 Race for the Cure sponsored by Methodist Health System.

Alan Stahl has been in love with his wife Nancy since she was nine years old.

In the 45 years they’ve been married, his heart has been steadfast. They’ve been through a tour of duty in Vietnam, the births of four children, eight grandchildren and even worked together at the same company for years.

“We’ve been around the world twice. She takes really good care of me,” said Alan. “She’s my rock.”

When a breast cancer diagnosis came five and a half years ago, Alan held Nancy’s hand through it all. He went to every chemo treatment and never left her side.

“He’s supported me through this,” said Nancy, smiling at her husband. “We’re a team. We’re best friends.”

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Carve Out Time for Halloween Safety

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One week from now, our streets will be overrun with pint-sized princesses, cowboys and zombies. Even the tiniest of the undead will all thirst for…. candy. As you are carving out your Halloween plans, this Omaha physician has a plea for you to put some extra thought behind safety. Tricks-or-treats are meant to be fun, […]

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Fighting Cancer as a Family

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Jayne Dean knows he’s out there somewhere… her older son, Andrew, wandering around the CenturyLink Center before the 2014 Race for the Cure in a tight pink body suit that hugs him from head to toe. She also knows he wouldn’t be wearing it if it weren’t for her. Signing the Methodist banners recognizing breast […]

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Flamingo Friends Fight Cancer Together

October 15, 2014

People participate in the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – sponsored by Methodist Health System – for many different reasons. They are mothers, daughters, husbands, grandmothers and friends, all fighting for the same cause. Learn why these two “flamingo friends” come back to race year after year.

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New Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

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Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital are expanding services offered by the Heidi Wilke SANE/SART Survivor Program to provide healing and hope to survivors of domestic violence. “We are really here to help victims start that process of healing the second they walk through our doors,” said Anne Boatright, SANE/SART Program Coordinator. The program offers […]

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Seven Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

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How do you envision your retirement? Whether it’s leisure and relaxation or enjoying travel and adventure, a fall could put your dreams at risk. You don’t need to be elderly to suffer a serious fall or the devastating injuries they can cause. “The majority of our patients are ages 40 to 65, and when it […]

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“Life Was a Blur”

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Almost two years to the day before Sandy Miller’s breast cancer was diagnosed, her husband received his own cancer diagnosis. The esophageal cancer raced through his body quickly, and seven months later he was gone. “It went pretty quick right down the tubes,” said Sandy. Dressed in pink and wearing her pink survivor’s race numbers, […]

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Thousands Think Pink and Prevention

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Hundreds of participants signed banners supporting breast cancer survivors at the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Methodist Health System is a proud sponsor of the annual event. Click here to view a slideshow. They came by the thousands, sporting their signature pink – some in very clever ways. The 2014 Susan G. […]

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Patient Experiences The Meaning of Care First-Hand

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It 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 […]

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