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PHD STEMI Time Among Nation's Quickest

PHD STEMI Time Among Nation's Quickest

A man suffering a heart attack recently arrived at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and was eventually treated by Dr. Kenneth Saland, an interventional cardiologist at PHD, with an angioplasty procedure in 28 minutes. The story illustrates the importance of providing treatments in a safe, rapid way to those suffering heart attacks. The story appears on, and several other Web sites.

PHD's Gamma Knife in Dallas Business Journal

The current edition of the Dallas Business Journal includes a story about new cyberknife technologies being used by hospitals in the Dallas area to treat brain tumors. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas spokesman Stephen O'Brien said PHD still considers Gamma Knife the gold standard for radio-surgical treatment of brain tumors. He added that PHD is investing more than $3 million in a new radio-surgical technology, the Elekta Infinity, that will feature advanced treatments for tumors in other parts of the body.

Goodson, HMFW in Star-Telegram

Amy Goodson, registered dietitian at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, was honored in the Star-Telegram for becoming a board certified specialist in sports nutrition. Goodson is one of 194 board certified sports dieticians in the U.S. and one of only 21 in Texas.

Stephenville Empire-Tribune Features HMEC

Two employees from Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital were featured in the July 27 edition of the Stephenville Empire-Tribune. The story recognized long-time employees, Paula Hymer, R.N., and Linda Henderson, director of human resources, who both recently celebrated more than 20 years with the hospital.


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