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PHD and HMFW get national press
05/15/2008

PHD and HMFW get national press

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital are featured in a number of stories locally and nationally about their involvement in the national perinatal safety initiative. Amy Hailey, director of women and infants’ services at HMFW, was interviewed as well as Liesel Smith, M.D., OB/GYN on the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The story featured the perinatal rapid response drills that are part of the entire safety initiative. This story ran on KTVT-TV (Ch. 11) on May 15 and was in the Star-Telegram on May 15.

Nationally, this story ran on the front page of the Health Section in USA Today and in Yahoo Finance.

HMFW featured in Fort Worth Business Press

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital is featured in this week’s Fort Worth Business Press in an article about genetic testing for breast cancer. Robyn Young, M.D., medical director of the hospital’s high-risk surveillance breast surveillance clinic, was quoted in this story. Young discusses risk factors for breast cancer and who qualifies for the genetic screening process. To read the full article, click here.

PHP featured in front-page story in Plano Star Courier

An article about Presbyterian Hospital of Plano receiving the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, the state's highest quality award, was featured on the front-page of yesterday's Plano Star Courier. The story quoted PHP president Phil Wentworth.

HMHEB in Star-Telegram

The May 15 Star-Telegram featured a story about Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital’s Auxiliary, which is celebrating a milestone achievement: surpassing $2 million in donations to the hospital. HMHEB president Debbie Paganelli and Volunteer Director Carolyn Braxton shared how vital the volunteers are to the hospital. Pictured along with the story is cardiac rehab volunteer Jim Fitzgerald in action as he works with a patient. The support of the more than 200 member Auxiliary has helped provide Northeast Tarrant County with the Siratt Women’s Center, an advanced radiology department, an expansion of the Emergency Department, and funding for a new oncology care unit.

HMHEB recognized for HCAHPS scores

Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital was also featured in this week’s issues of the Colleyville Courier, Grapevine Courier and Southlake Journal in a story recognizing the hospital’s excellent HCAHPS scores. HMHEB president Debbie Paganelli is discussed how HMHEB uses HCAHPS, along with other tools, to continually improve the patient journey. You can read the story on pg. 10 here.

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