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HMEC featured in Stephenville Empire-Tribune
06/05/2008

HMEC featured in Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital was featured in this week's Stephenville Empire-Tribune in three separate stories. The first ran June 4 in a story about HMEC's Safe Sitter program. Jennifer McMeens, perinatal educator, was quoted.

The second story followed up on a local three-year-old boy who was bitten by a rattlesnake 10 days ago. He was originally treated at HMEC and then transferred to Cook Children's, where he was ultimately sent home and is doing well. Read the story here.

The third story was an article about bicycle laws and bike safety that mentions an upcoming Bike Rodeo, co-sponsored by HMEC along with the Stephenville Police and Fire Departments.

HMSW and HMFW featured on NBC 5

Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital were featured on KXAS-TV (Channel 5) at 10 p.m. on June 4 in a story about the hospital’s STEMI protocol. Sharon LeMond suffered a heart attack at HMSW and was sent directly to the HMFW’s cath lab as part of the STEMI protocol. LeMond was one of the first cases to arrive from an outlying hospital to the cath lab in under 90 minutes. Sreenivas Gudimetla, M.D., medical director of the Harris Methodist Heart Center, talked about the protocol and how saving time means saving muscle.

HMFW and PHD in Nurses Week magazine

The current edition of Nurses Week magazine includes a story about the national perinatal safety initiative being spearheaded by Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas – and 14 other hospitals around the country – to eliminate preventable birth injuries. The 21-month collaborative research project, called the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative, includes teams at both PHD and HMFW participating in simulated drills for certain high-risk protocols.

RedOrbit.com features PHD psychologist

A story on RedOrbit.com about a new book on the life and mental health of world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo features Dr. James B. Harris, a psychologist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Dr. Harris wrote a chapter based on his evaluation of psychological tests Kahlo underwent before her death in 1954. Redorbit is a Texas-based site for space, science and health news.

DMN story on salmonella includes PHD mention

A story in the June 4 edition of the Dallas Morning News looks into health warnings about raw tomatoes possibly causing an ongoing outbreak of salmonella in Texas and New Mexico – including four cases in Dallas County. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas has recently treated more cases of salmonella than normal. Steve O'Brien, spokesperson for PHD, was quoted.

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