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PHA in Allen American

PHA in Allen American

A story about Presbyterian Hospital of Allen being the first and only hospital in Texas to be designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital was featured in the Allen American on Oct. 16, as well as on more than 70 websites including,,,,,,, and

PHP in Plano Star-Courier, McKinney Courier Gazette

Presbyterian Hospital of Plano was featured in two articles in the Plano Star-Courier this week. A front-page story on Oct. 16 tells the story of a four-year-old boy who saved a quarter from his allowance every week for almost a year and donated more than $11 to PHP's pediatric programs. Quoted in the story are the boy and his mother; PHP President Phil Wentworth; Maria Chapman, clinical manager of pediatrics; and Jennifer Stripling, child life specialist. This article also was featured in the McKinney Courier Gazette.

A second story on Oct. 15 regarding a recent study stating that only one in four teens has received the new HPV vaccine against cervical cancer quotes Dr. Laura Scalfano, an adolescent medicine physician on the medical staff at PHP. Dr. Scalfano said that her rate of injection for eligible patients is 75 percent.

PHD’s Crites in The Dallas Morning News

A story about a mother diagnosed with advanced breast cancer immediately after giving birth to her third child at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas appears as an Oct. 17 front-page story in The Dallas Morning News. Her child was delivered in an emergency procedure by Dr. Frances Crites, an OB/GYN at PHD. The mother’s short life expectancy leads to her decision to leave behind written memories that will benefit her children later in life. The story also appeared on,, and in The Denton Record-Chronicle.

HMWR in Cleburne Times-Review

Saturday’s drive-through flu shot clinic at Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital was previewed in the Cleburne Times-Review. Ronda Dillard, R.N., occupational therapist, was quoted about the need to get a flu vaccine.

The Cleburne Times-Review also featured an article about the need for early detection of breast cancer, an October promotion for women who get mammograms, and no-cost screening mammograms provided at the hospital in partnership with the Black & White Gala.


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