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Cassandra Belek

Cassandra Belek

About the Author:

Cassandra Belek is a content strategist for Methodist Health System. She spent a decade working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and Chicago before joining the Methodist family and focusing on her love of writing and storytelling.

“I booked guests for television for seven years and had a blast meeting celebrities. But my favorite guests were always the extraordinary everyday individuals who lived their lives to help others and improve their communities. I loved telling their stories.”

Outside of work, Cassandra enjoys hiking, traveling, mentoring, comedy writing and watching whatever is on Turner Classic Movies and the Hallmark Channel.
 


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What a Patient Needed Most: A Hand to Hold

From the Heart

When Charlie Dix, 84, made the difficult decision to transition to comfort care, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital nurse Lisa Crowe remembered that sometimes what a patient needs most is simply to have their hand held.

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'Nobody That Deserves it More': Methodist Surgical Oncology Nurse Recognized With The DAISY Award

From the Heart

For her years of consistent care and compassion for a young woman with a benign liver tumor, surgical oncology nurse navigator Heather Hagewood, MSN, RN, OCN, was honored with The DAISY Award.

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Unsung Heroes of COVID-19: EVS Technicians Are First Line of Defense Against Infection

From the Heart

Environmental Services (EVS) cleaning technicians are the first line of defense against infection at health care facilities, making them health care heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unsung Heroes of COVID-19: Language Interpreters Become Lifelines for Communities

From the Heart

With COVID-19 disproportionately affecting Latinos, Spanish language interpreters have become essential members of many COVID-positive patients' care teams. 

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Where Are They Now? See the Jones Quad Squad 5 Years Later

From the Heart

Ezinne and Andrew Jones decided to have one more child – and were surprised with quadruplets. See where Arya, Kayla, Leo and Tommy are five years after becoming the second set of quadruplets born at Methodist Women's Hospital.

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What Are the Odds? Catching Up With Methodist Women's Hospital's First Spontaneous Identical Triplets

From the Heart

Where are they now? Nearly five years later, the Morgan triplets are running the show and playing their first sport. Read more about the first spontaneous identical triplets born at Methodist Women's Hospital.

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Unsung Heroes of COVID-19: Respiratory Therapists Work Side by Side with Doctors and Nurses

From the Heart

During the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory therapists have become the unsung heroes on the front lines as they work side by side with doctors and nurses.

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'She Put Me First': Methodist Fremont Health Nurse Honored for Treating Patient Like Family

From the Heart

Jill Broekemeier, a Methodist Fremont Health nurse, was honored with The DAISY Award for treating a patient and her twin daughters like family. 

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Fighting a Crisis, Improving Care

Today's Medicine

By making reductions in opioid prescriptions and usage, Methodist is changing patient care for the better and potentially saving lives.

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'They Truly Are Your Family': Cardiac Patient Finds New Home at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

From the Heart

Thanks to the compassionate care she received and the quick action of a dedicated nurse in recognizing the signs of stroke, cardiac patient Raquel Hartranft has found a new home at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.