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Texas Health in the News

THR in Star-Telegram

THR in Star-Telegram

A Star-Telegram story about health benefits featured a quote from Carla Dawson, administrative director of benefits, about Texas Health Resources' program. Additionally, the story featured two photos of employees taking advantage of the tower stairs and THR's walking track.

PHK in The Kaufman Herald

Patsy Youngs, president of Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman, was quoted in The Kaufman Herald about the upcoming gala to benefit the hospital and gala chairwoman Norma Fortner’s contributions to the event. The article also mentioned hospital employees Candy Countryman, program director of the Wound Care Center, Carolyn Whitehurst, director of human resources, and Jill Raymond, Youngs’ administrative assistant.

PHP Pediatric Hospitalist's Haunted House on KDAF-TV

Brian Skrainka, M.D., pediatric hospitalist at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, was featured on KDAF-TV (Channel 33) and for hosting an elaborate haunted house at his home on Halloween night. Close to 500 children in the community attended.

HMFW in Star-Telegram

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital was featured in the Star-Telegram in a Nov. 2 story about emergency voting for patients. HMFW is planning on assisting patients who have been admitted on or after October 27 and who remain in the hospital through Nov. 4 to vote from their hospital bed.

HMFW in Fort Worth Business Press

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is featured on the front page of this week’s Fort Worth Business Press in a story about hospital translators. Jessica Maack-Rangel, director of patient safety and customer relations, and Angelica Lowe, Spanish interpreter, were interviewed.

HMWR in Cleburne Times-Review

Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital’s re-designation as a Level IV Trauma Center was featured in the Cleburne Times-Review. Trauma Coordinator Marvin Cloud and hospital president Blake Kretz were quoted about the designation.

PHD Breast Program Featured on Web

The breast cancer risk assessment service at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas has been featured on several news sites, including, International Business and The PHD program identifies women at high-risk for breast cancer and assembles a team of specialists to ensure each woman has the tools at her disposal to reduce her risk of breast cancer and catch it at the earliest possible moment if it were to develop.

The story includes comments from director Daphne McDonald, Dr. Kandice Kilbride, an oncology breast surgeon at PHD, and Dr. Lee Bourland, medical director of PHD's breast care program. Risk-assessment services are also available at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.

AMH's Fiesta Health on WFAA-TV

Arlington Memorial Hospital held its annual Fiesta Health on Nov. 1, featuring health screenings, education, and physician lectures. WFAA-TV covered the event on its 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. Event coordinator Sue Sebazco, R.N,. B.S.N., director of infection prevention and employee health at Arlington Memorial Hospital, was interviewed.

AMH NICU Halloween in Star-Telegram, on KXAS-TV

Arlington Memorial Hospital's NICU helped parents celebrate their childrens' first Halloween. Each baby was dressed up as a pumpkin, and even had its own tiny trick-or-treat basket. The Star-Telegram ran a photo on the cover of the Nov. 1 Arlington Metro section. KXAS-TV (Channel 5) also did a story on the babies' first Halloween.

HMHEB in Star-Telegram

Harris Methodist HEB Hosptial is holding its annual prostate cancer and mammography screenings on Nov. 8. The Star-Telegram highlighted the events in its "Your Health" feature. The free prostate cancer screenings will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. Mammographies will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required.

PHW on, an online newspaper in Winnsboro, previewed the Nov. 14 blood drive and quoted Vicki Johns, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., diabetes and nutrition service manager at the Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro Outpatient Education Center for Diabetes & Nutrition.


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