Health Notes

Acts of Kindness… Caring and Consistency

by admin on December 19, 2014

Methodist HospitalAs a frequent flyer to Methodist Hospital, I again have to compliment the team that is caring for me.

From the first response in the emergency room, to the cleaning woman that was so pleasant this morning, to the wonderful support staff on the floor… the consistency is wonderful.

In addition, I have a corner room which allows me to observe the staff interaction with other patients and that same caring and consistency is what I see. As a patient that is so reassuring. The care is excellent and the communication is outstanding. Having someone that is not on my team just pop their head in and ask if they can get me anything says everything!!!! Your training team has done an excellent job, and the care staff has done a great job by taking those lessons and applying them in my care.

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Nurses Share the Greatest Gift of All

by Katina Gordon on December 12, 2014

On Christmas morning, not all stockings will be hung by the chimney with care. Some will be waiting at the bedside of the tiniest patients at Methodist Women’s Hospital.

Each year, babies and families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are remembered by the nurses who care for them. This year, nurses purchased and assembled stockings filled with gifts for the little ones who will spend the holiday growing in their care.

“We don’t just see these babies as patients, they’re a part of our family, too,” said Mardy Spence, RN, a nurse in the Methodist Women’s Hospital NICU. “This is our way of sharing the Christmas spirit with our patients and families.”

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“The Highest Standards of Care and Compassion”

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Dear Methodist Hospital, On Friday, November 21, I came to your hospital for surgery and had an experience I really wasn’t expecting. I felt the need to share this positive experience with you. In a day and age when speed and greed seem to rule decision-making and quality suffers as a result, your institution consistently […]

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Helping Seniors Celebrate a Healthy Holiday Season

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The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends – creating memories with loved ones that last. With all the food and festivities, it’s easy to brush healthy habits aside. But for anyone over 50, good health can’t afford to take a holiday. Paying attention to diet, exercise and proper medication are important […]

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“She Made Me Feel Safe and Comfortable”

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I was a patient at Methodist Hospital on Friday, November 14th (Needle biopsy of my lung with Dr. Marcus and Dr. Thommi.) I would like to extend a sincere thank-you to my nurse, Sarah, who took excellent, kind care of me as I recovered. Sarah truly made me feel much more safe and comfortable. Her […]

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Nine Ways to Better Health with Better Sleep

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Sleep is your body’s way of recharging and refueling. Each night while you dream, the brain resets and muscles go to work repairing any damage that may have been done during the day. “We know sleep is a restorative healing time,” said Dr. Katrena Lacey, a pediatrician and internal medicine physician at Methodist Physicians Clinic […]

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Lucky to Be Alive

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“Every day, I thank God for giving me a second chance,” said Frank Delira, 50, who freely admits to his responsibility in bringing on a near-fatal heart attack in March 2014. One million Americans suffer heart attacks each year. Hundreds of thousands of heart attack victims die, and many survivors experience lasting heart damage, often […]

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Tiny Babies Show Big Potential at Methodist Women’s Hospital

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On a dark and quiet floor at 192nd and West Dodge Road, Dr. Brady Kerr makes his rounds visiting Methodist Women’s Hospital’s tiniest patients. “How I round from one day to the next usually isn’t the same,” said Dr. Kerr, a neonatologist in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “It’s unpredictable and you have […]

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Methodist Challenges Students to Stay Tobacco-Free

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When Methodist issued the challenge, Omaha students accepted in force. This year, 1892 students in 89 classrooms across the metro took on the No Tobacco Challenge, pledging to remain tobacco-free. The challenge is issued each year by the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Lung/Thoracic Oncology Clinic. Their goal: to encourage students to pledge to be tobacco […]

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Fantastic Full-Service Care at 192nd and Dodge

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I wanted to write about my experience with Methodist Women’s Hospital and Clinics at 192/Dodge. In the past I gave birth to all seven of my children at Methodist Hospital and I had a couple other procedures at Methodist. Each time I was very happy with my experience. I had been lucky enough to have […]

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