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HMFW in Associated Press Story
10/27/2008

HMFW in Associated Press Story

Barbara VanWart, manager of the emergency department at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, was interviewed by the Associated Press in an article about easing ER overcrowding by utilizing hallway protocols. HMFW is one of several hospitals nationwide utilizing this strategy – a solution that a recent study finds to be helping the overcrowding problem.

HMNW in Azle News

Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital was featured on the cover of the last week’s Azle News in a story about Senator Jane Nelson’s recent visit to the hospital. Sen. Nelson toured the hospital and received the Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award from the Texas Hospital Association (THA), who also visited HMNW that day. Winjie Tang Miao, president of HMNW, was quoted in the article.

HMEC in Stephenville Empire-Tribune

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune featured Halloween safety tips from and quoted Dr. Helen Ong, a physician on the medical staff at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital.

HMWR in Cleburne Times-Review

The Cleburne Times-Review featured Halloween safety tips and quoted Dr. McDavid “Mac” Mahaffey, a physician on the medical staff at Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital.

PHD's Locker Talks to DMN About Concussion Program

Friday's column by Dallas Morning News sports writer Kevin Sherrington focused on the concussion management program at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Ken Locker, director of sports marketing for PHD and director of the program, is quoted. The concussion program, which is also offered through the Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Program at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, aims to ensure local high school athletes who have suffered from concussions are fully recovered before returning to competition.

PHD Hyperbaric Unit Treats Carbon Monoxide Patients

Local media have been covering the story of a Lewisville family that suffered carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday after their home heater failed. Dr. Jeffrey Stone, medical director of hyperbaric medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, was interviewed about the dangers of carbon monoxide and the need for all North Texans to have monitors in their homes that warn when the colorless, odorless gas leaks into the air. Stories have aired on KDFW-TV (Channel 4). KXAS-TV (Channel 5), WFAA-TV (Channel 8) KTVT-TV (Channel 11), KRLD-AM (1080) and appeared in The Dallas Morning News and on wfaa.com, dallasnews.com and other Web sites.

PHD Breast Surgeon on KDAF-TV

Dr. Kandice Kilbride, an oncology breast surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, recently appeared on the KDAF-TV (Channel 33) news to talk about the importance of funding for breast cancer research. Dr. Kilbride said money raised by organizations like the Komen Foundation, which funds research and provides medical services to women across the country, is a key tool in the fight against the disease.

PHD ER Policies Mentioned in DMN Story

A story in The Dallas Morning News looked into ER wait times and billing policies at local hospitals. The story centered around a patient who recently went to Parkland Memorial Hospital and was charged a fee for medical services — even though she left before being seen by a physician. If a patient is triaged in the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas ER but elects to leave before being seen by a physician, the hospital does not charge for the services. The story also appeared on WFAA.com, TXCN.com, KVUE.com and dallasnews.com.

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