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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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'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.

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Care Navigators Go the Extra Mile for Heart Failure, COPD Patients

Today's Medicine

“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.”

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Commitment to Community: Nurse Practitioner Goes Above and Beyond During Flooding

From the Heart

“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.”

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Couple Gets Engagement Photos Where Their Love Began: Methodist Hospital

From the Heart

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.

 

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'A Rare Gift for a Supervisor': Service Leader Honored for Supporting Deployed Nurse

From the Heart

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.