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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

About the Author:

Patrick Smith, a content strategist for Methodist Health System, has over a decade of experience writing and editing for newspapers and other publications. He enjoys meeting new people and telling stories that highlight Methodist's mission to deliver The Meaning of Care.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and participating in church and Masonic events. 


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After Brightening Lives for 45 Years, Methodist Hospital Cafeteria Staffer to Retire

From the Heart

Family, friends and coworkers stopped by the Methodist Hospital cafeteria to honor Merl Drey, share memories and wish him well.

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'They Saved Your Life, Dad': Patient Transfer Line Makes Big Difference in Western Iowa

Today's Medicine

When medical staff in surrounding communities don’t have the resources patients need, they can call 844-JENNIE1 and immediately reach the Jennie Edmundson Emergency Department.

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A Cutting-Edge Tool in the Fight Against Cancer

Today's Medicine

Methodist Hospital installed the region’s only digital PET scanner in 2018. For patients like Jake Arnold, the benefits are immediately obvious.

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Community Health Clinic Dedicated to Meeting Patients' Evolving Needs

In the Community

As part of the Kountze Commons partnership in downtown Omaha, Methodist is key player in efforts to break down barriers to care and services.

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'No Tobacco Challenge' Artwork Exemplifies Students' Commitment to Health

In the Community

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. 

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Methodist Stroke Drills Highlight Benefits of Quick Action

Today's Medicine

“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.”

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Down but Not Out: Survivor Battles Physical, Emotional Effects of Testicular Cancer

From the Heart

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."

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'What an Amazing Staff You Have': Teamwork Makes Impression on Methodist Patient

From the Heart

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.

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Methodist Pre-Op Nurse Kept Shining After Patient's Surgery

From the Heart

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.

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'Rock Star' at Jennie Edmundson: Physical Therapist Was Patient's 'Guardian Angel'

From the Heart

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.