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HMFW Trauma Surgeon to be Featured on Today

HMFW Trauma Surgeon to be Featured on Today

We anticipate that David Smith, M.D., who helped save the life of Truman Duncan when he was cut in half in a 2006 railroad accident, will be on the Today show at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 22. Today is seen locally on KXAS-TV (Channel 5).

Smith, a trauma surgeon at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, will talk about the work the HMFW trauma and medical team did to save Duncan's life. Smith is joining Duncan for the exclusive interview.

A version of this story will also air on KXAS-TV at 10 p.m. on Sept. 19.

Watch the segment from Today.

Background links describing the initial accident:

Man calls 911 after legs severed by train (WFAA, Channel 8, Dallas, June 28, 2006)

Duncan improves to serious; parents express appreciation (Cleburne [Texas] Times-Review, July 7, 2006)

HMEC in Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital’s car seat check day was featured in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune. The story promoted the event, which will be held Sept. 20.

PHW in The Winnsboro News

Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro’s Outpatient Education Center for Diabetes and Nutrition was recognized in The Winnsboro News. Vicki Johns, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., diabetes and nutrition manager, was recognized in the story.


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