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Over 1,000 area fifth-graders recently completed the “No Tobacco Challenge,” a creative way to engage students and have discussions about the dangers of tobacco and vaping, as well as the importance of making healthy life choices.
“You’re losing brain cells every minute that you’re having a stroke,” said Pam Stout, MSN, RN, SCRN, Methodist stroke program coordinator. “So, truly, the most important thing is calling 911 and getting to the hospital.”
Brian Niedzwiecki has a message for young adults battling cancer: “It’s OK to cry. It’s OK to be anxious. It’s OK to be depressed. What you cannot do is let those emotions control your life."
A big reason Susan Bristol's recovery from surgery went so smoothly was Methodist Hospital's dedicated certified nursing assistants, aides who work closely with patients and also assist doctors and nurses with basic medical procedures.
When Lisa Smith arrived at Methodist Hospital for a routine surgery, she didn’t expect any surprises. Then she met prep-op nurse Peggy Zurek.
Bobbi Gill has been a physical therapy patient at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital for four years as she’s battled numerous health challenges. Mary-Ellen Bartels, a physical therapist, has been by her side much of the way.
“I think it’s rewarding to see that you’re making a difference,” care navigator Kathy Sindelar said. “I’m here for the patients and want them to have the best outcome, stay out of the hospital and feel the best they can.”
“Not very many people get a chance to change the world,” said Rachael Nielsen, APRN, “but there’s a lot of us out there who can change our little corner of the world.”
Methodist Hospital wasn’t just where Alex Anthone and Kacey Coenen met. It's where they bonded over the emotional highs and lows of nursing.
Becky Jizba, MSN, MBA, RN, was nominated for the Patriot Award by 1st Lt. Sarah Holst, BSN, RN, a nurse in the Army Reserve who is currently deployed.