Health Notes

“When She is Present, Hope is There.”

June 20, 2017
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Maureen Shea, BSN, RN, is more than just a nurse. According to the husband of a patient who received care at Methodist Hospital, she is an angel. “We are going through some hard times with my wife’s liver,” wrote the patient’s husband, “but when she is present among us, hope is there. She is a […]

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Bringing Care Closer to Home

June 19, 2017
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“I couldn’t do it alone. I don’t think I could have managed.” Delores Thorell has had a lot of health ups and downs over the last 2 ½ years. She’s battled pneumonia, lung issues, and just a few months ago broke a vertebrae in her back. But despite her health challenges, this 89-year-old still lives […]

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Relief for the Strains and Sprains of Summer

June 12, 2017
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From the softball and soccer fields of summer to a leisurely bike ride or run. Sometimes our favorite activities can be sidelined by injury. “The biggest thing is to ice the wound right away,” said Dr. Gregory Precht, a family medicine provider at the Methodist Physicians Clinic at 192nd and W. Dodge Rd. “The joint […]

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Protecting Your Aging Skin

June 9, 2017
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Your skin is your body’s armor – the protective barrier between you and the outside world. With all that we put our skin through, it’s no surprise that it changes dramatically as we age. As the largest organ in our body, our skin is susceptible to disease and disorders that effect our overall health. That’s […]

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Artwork Sends Message of Hope to Patients at Methodist

June 7, 2017
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Dana Groves, BSN, RN, and Cheryl Bohacek, MSN, RN, OCN, read the inspiring messages that are a part of the new artwork on Methodist Hospital’s Oncology Unit. “I feel like it’s special,” said Pam Hamre. “It’s just kind of nice to walk by and remember.” Pam is more than just a nursing assistant on Methodist […]

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Nurse Finds Healing through the Gift of Life

June 2, 2017
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“It was six years ago and I still cry every time I talk about it.” Becky VanWinkle’s eyes turned misty and a small tear gathered as she described one of the worst days of her life. “I was 34 weeks pregnant with my first child when we got the call,” said Becky. “All we knew […]

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A New Perspective on Quality Care

May 29, 2017
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Patient Rachel B. with her husband and son delivered by Dr. Carlson I just wanted to share some feedback on one of your OB-GYN physicians, Dr. Mark Carlson. I was a patient of his from 2008 until December of 2016. He saw me through several health issues, assisted me with fertility treatments and delivered my […]

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Stroke? Thinking F.A.S.T. Could Make All the Difference

May 23, 2017
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Methodist and Nebraska Medicine train to work F.A.S.T. when stroke strikes. Watch a video about the recent stroke training drill. When it comes to a stroke, being F.A.S.T. could mean the difference in a positive or negative outcome. That single acronym can help you identify the warning signs of a stroke. “Being aware, noticing these […]

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Teen Diagnosed with Meningitis Makes Remarkable Recovery

May 19, 2017
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Jordan Matukewicz, who survived a deadly bout with meningitis, catches up with the Methodist nurses who helped save her life. “Oh my gosh, Jordan! You look so good!” The nurses at Methodist Hospital’s Critical Care Unit were so thrilled to see Jordan Matukewicz visiting them Thursday afternoon. Her smile, laugh and bright eyes were a […]

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“He Understood What I Was Going Through”

May 15, 2017
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“Every time he enters our room, we feel safe. Knowing he has the skills to better our situation, really helps.” When Larry Potts wrote Methodist about his nurse, Robb McBride, BSN, RN, he didn’t hold back when talking about the care his wife Laura received. “His verbal skills between nurse and patient are excellent,” wrote […]

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