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1 awards. Respiratory Therapy Magazine names Methodist Charlton among the best. page 2 Volume 2 November December 2013 in the news. Methodist Dallas performs its first paired kidney transplant. page 5 safety. Methodist Mansfield implements new foley protocol to prevent CAUTIs. page 7 A newsletter for physicians on the Methodist medical staff Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton recognized 2 years in a row for lactation care The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association have recognized Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers for excellence in lactation care for the second consecutive year. Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton each received the 2012 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Award in recognition for staffing certified lactation consultants, as well as for providing a lactation program that is available five to seven days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, the hospitals demonstrated that they recently have provided breastfeeding training for medical staff who care for new families and have completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton are also designated as Texas Ten Step Hospitals by the Texas Hospital Association for providing optimal care to improve breastfeeding outcomes. me Progress Notes! If you would prefer to receive Progress Notes only as an electronic PDF, please send an to: Methodist Charlton: Methodist Dallas: Methodist Mansfield: Methodist Richardson: Sam Bagchi, MD, chief quality officer and chief medical informatics officer Medication safety increases with CPOE Medication management is a key opportunity for improvement in the quality and efficiency of care across all patient populations. Since the cost of drug-related morbidity and mortality is more than the $200 billion cost of the drugs themselves, there is intense financial pressure to improve medication safety and management. According to the Institute of Medicine, medication errors harm more than 1.5 million patients annually, with more than 400,000 of those errors being preventable drug-related injuries in hospitals. Medication safety includes four tiers in hospital-based medication ordering and administration: 1. The ordering physician has the ability to detect and prevent medication errors by correctly selecting medications that are appropriate for the patient s diagnoses while considering possible drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions. 2. The clinical pharmacist has the ability to verify the physician medication orders. 3. The nurse administering the medication has the ability to triple-check the patient identity, dose, route of administration, dosing frequency, and drug-allergy interaction risks. 4. The patient provides the final check in best-practice medication management. Patients need to know the medications being administered, conditions treated, and possible side effects. When informed, patients and families have the ability to confirm medication indication accuracy. When implemented successfully, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) can reduce medication errors by more than 80 percent and bring key safety features to patients, including: Real-time drug-drug interaction checking at the time of physician order entry Real-time drug-allergy interaction checking at the time of physician order entry Legible medication orders that contain all of the key elements necessary for safe medication administration Integration of structured, evidence-based clinical decision support during the physician order entry process. By including decision support measures at the time of physician order entry, physicians can catch and correct errors sooner, decreasing the risk of harm to patients. This is particularly important for high-risk patients. Those with chronic conditions, who require frequent hospitalizations, are at a higher lifetime risk for medication errors. Those with acute life-threatening conditions, such as pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction, have additional risks because of the time-sensitivity of their conditions and the necessity for timely, effective pharmacological intervention. By implementing CPOE measures, medication errors and preventable readmissions are expected to decrease costs in these conditions by 10 percent over the course of the project.

2 Methodist mansfield Methodist Charlton Sleep protocol improves patient satisfaction on surgical acute floor Methodist Mansfield Medical Center s surgical acute unit is planning to implement a facility-wide sleep protocol to prevent sleep loss and sleep debt in hospitalized patients. In a recent sleep study conducted on the unit, they found hospitalized adult patients experience a 20 to 30 percent loss of their usual sleep. The sample consisted of 84 patients admitted to the unit. Patients were selected based on predefined criteria and randomized to a control or experimental group. The control group received standard care for the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. The experimental group received sleep promoting interventions such as coordinated care, sleep masks, earphones, back rubs, and white noise. Sleep questionnaires and nighttime interruption sheets were administered the following morning after admission to the unit. The results show that patients in the experimental group were more likely to have a higher perception of and satisfaction with their sleep. HAVE QUESTIONS? Please contact Tonya Pena, nurse manager, at Respiratory care receives national recognition The respiratory care department at Methodist Charlton Medical Center was recently nominated to Respiratory Therapy Magazine s 2013 Best Respiratory Care Departments. The Best of recognition was designed to let clinical laboratory professionals know that a facility is committed to best practices and excellence in respiratory care. As a nominee, Methodist Charlton will receive nationwide recognition. The nominees are listed in the magazine s October 2013 issue. All the respiratory care departments nominated demonstrate a commitment to improving patient care. Through ongoing educational and training opportunities, the departments leadership helps to ensure that their respiratory therapists are up to date on the latest developments in their field all with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes. Methodist dallas Heart attack, trauma care receive recognition Physician co-authors book Anshul Agarwal, MD, PhD, on the Methodist Charlton medical staff, recently co-authored Design, Synthesis and Cloning of Adult Human Hemoglobin Gene, based on his research on blood substitutes. In addition to being a family medicine specialist, Dr. Agarwal is also certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and has a doctorate in biomedical engineering. The book was co-authored with Steven Jones, PhD, and is available on Amazon.com. Methodist Dallas Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology s NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The award signifies that the hospital has reached the highest standard for treating heart attack patients outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. Only 196 hospitals nationwide have received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award. Congratulations to our teams serving in the emergency department and the Sam & Anne Kesner Heart Center! In addition to heart attack care excellence, Methodist Dallas trauma care has been recognized with reverification as a level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. Many thanks to Trauma Program Manager Dot Howard and the entire team for all of their time and effort! 2 november december 2013 Progress Notes

3 Methodist RICHARDSON Investments toward women and children s services point to bright future for moms and babies Less than two years ago, Methodist Richardson Medical Center formulated a strategic plan with ongoing commitment to the growth and development of its women and children s service line. As part of that plan, the new Bush/Renner 120-bed hospital, scheduled to open in spring 2014, will be home to an upgraded women and children s services floor focusing on family-centered care and providing the best-possible care to women and infants of North Texas. It will be certain to attract mothers from not only Richardson but also East Plano, Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, Rockwall, and Rowlett, all of which were kept in mind for the decision to expand the Bush/Renner facility. In July 2012, Methodist Richardson partnered with the NICS Group, Neonatologists Intensive Care Specialists, to re-establish a level III NICU for babies at 24 weeks gestation and above. To date, the NICU is caring for babies at 30 weeks gestation and will continue to progress toward caring for the younger infants. The new Bush/Renner facility is home to an eight-private-bed NICU with 24-hour physician coverage by the NICS Group. The next step in reflecting our commitment to the women and children s service line was to partner with an obstetrics hospitalist group to provide care to our patients and coverage for on-staff obstetricians. In August, Methodist Richardson began collaborating with OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG), with an anticipated launch date of December OBHG will provide 24/7 in-house coverage and establish and manage our obstetrics emergency department. This addition will provide the highest level of immediate care to our patients and additional support to the physician and nursing staff, including surgical assistants, medical screening providers, emergency drills, and patient and staff education. Methodist mansfield Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center approaching one-year anniversary Methodist Mansfield Hospital voted Best Hospital, Best Emergency Department and has Best Physicians in Arlington, Mansfield Methodist Mansfield Medical Center was voted the Best Hospital and Best Emergency Department in the recent Living Magazine Best of Arlington and Mansfield Reader s Choice Awards. Thousands of readers voiced their opinions on the best local businesses and professionals in Arlington and Mansfield to determine the winners. Voters also named some physicians on Methodist Mansfield s medical staff as the best in health care: cardiothoracic surgeon Darien Bradford, MD; vascular surgeon Joseph Caruso, MD; urologist Patrick Collini, MD; dermatologist Jeannine Hoang, MD; and otolaryngologist Luke Shellenberger, MD. We are so honored to be recognized as the Best Hospital and Best Emergency Department in Arlington and Mansfield, says Methodist Mansfield President John Phillips, FACHE. We are proud of our staff, volunteers, and physicians, many of whom give back tremendously to our community in so many ways. It s because of their community connections and pride in Methodist Mansfield that we were chosen to receive these awards. The Methodist Mansfield Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center had its 1st anniversary on Oct. 1. The wound care center has the closest hyperbaric oxygen chambers for patients living in the Arlington, Mansfield, Midlothian, and Grand Prairie areas. In the past year, it has treated 215 patients with a healing rate of 97 percent and 34 days to heal on average. The multidisciplinary physician panel includes Medical Director Joseph Caruso, MD; Barry Bass, MD; Mahesh Kottapalli, MD; Shelley Lenamond, DO; Bryan Molen, DPM; and John Willis, DO. The physicians and nurses at the wound care center provide a comprehensive treatment approach that includes complete vascular assessment, treatment of infections, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bioengineered skin substitutes, wound debridement, epidermal skin grafting, and topical wound care, as well as patient education. FOR WOUNDS THAT WON T HEAL. Any wound that is not continuously progressing toward healing or remains open after four weeks would be an appropriate referral for the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. Contact Program Director Jeanie Parsley at for more information. Progress Notes november december

4 Methodist mansfield Ahmad Zankar, MD, conducts a sports physical on a student athlete at Mansfield High School. Physicians volunteer to keep student athletes injury-free Thank you to the following members of the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center medical staff for volunteering to help conduct 221 sports physicals and 58 echocardiograms for Mansfield ISD athletes: Eric Beadle, MD; Darin Charles, MD; Alexander Cho, MD; Brandy Davis, PA; John Drkulec, MD; Jeff McDaniel, MD; Donna Shannon, MD; Alan Taylor, MD; Ketan Trivedi, MD; Mary Welp, MD; and Ahmad Zankar, MD. Your efforts help our community be a healthier place. Methodist mansfield Runners take off in the inaugural Run with Heart 5K at Methodist Mansfield. Run with Heart raises awareness of heart disease More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in Run with Heart on Saturday, Sept. 14, to improve their heart health and support Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. We would like to thank the medical team who helped support the event, including Brandy Alexander, PA; Shelley Lenamond, DO; Samir Nangia, MD; Donna Shannon, MD, Alan Taylor, MD; Ketan Trivedi, MD; and Lisa Williford, MD. Important: Upcoming medical staff vaccination requirement Last year, the Texas State Legislature approved the Policy on Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 224 and 25 TAC Sections This legislation requires each hospital to do a risk assessment to determine which vaccines should be required for its health care personnel to protect its patients. The vaccine-preventable diseases policy approved at Methodist Health System requires health care personnel to ensure compliance with the following vaccinations: influenza; measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap); varicella; and hepatitis B. The Medical Executive Committee recently approved that physicians and allied health practitioners (AHPs) with medical staff privileges at Methodist also comply with this policy. Starting with the upcoming flu season, all physicians and AHPs will be required to submit documentation of influenza vaccination on an annual basis. A one-time attestation will be required for other vaccinations, including MMR, Tdap, varicella, and hepatitis B. Further details, including allowed exceptions to the influenza vaccine for religious and medical reasons, were included with the attestation form that was sent by the medical staff office in September QUESTIONS? For more information, please contact Zakir Shaikh, MD, hospital epidemiologist, at or Methodist RICHARDSON Cancer Center to launch STAR program to benefit cancer survivors The Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation has funded a program called STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) to benefit cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1 in 3 people will face cancer and that 13.7 million people in the U.S. are living with a history of cancer. Research studies on different cancers have found that a large proportion of survivors experience long-term or late effects of cancer treatment that include pain, fatigue, cognitive deficits, and mobility problems for months or years after treatment. With the STAR program at the Methodist Richardson Cancer Center, our goal is to provide cancer survivors with a program that promotes the physical and emotional health of the whole person and improves his or her quality of life. The STAR program is an institutional certification that provides the framework for a multidisciplinary and best practices cancer rehabilitation service line. The hallmark of the STAR program is the training, implementation, and continued support of a highly trained multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who deliver evidence-based cancer rehabilitation medical treatment and improve patient health outcomes. We are excited to be launching this new program at Methodist Richardson and to the community at large. REACH FOR THE STAR PROGRAM. Patients can call Methodist Richardson s physical therapy department for more information or to schedule an appointment: november december 2013 Progress Notes

5 Methodist dallas Methodist mansfield Plan-of-care rounding helps facilitate surgical acute discharge Hospital s first paired donor transplant results in 3 lives saved Pamela Agee has a new lease on life after a paired donor transplant helped her acquire a new kidney. Her husband, John, generously offered one of his kidneys to a patient in Maryland. The couple is shown here with their son, Brandon. More than 94,000 people in America are waiting for a kidney transplant. About 12 of these patients die every day because there aren t enough donors. Many kidney patients have someone who is willing to donate, but because of immune system or blood type incompatibilities, they are not able to give a kidney to their loved one. Kidney paired donation was designed to help. The process matches one incompatible donor-recipient pair to another donorrecipient pair in the same situation. The donor of the first pair gives to the recipient of the second, and vice versa. In other words, the two pairs swap kidneys. Methodist Dallas first paired kidney exchange took place Wednesday, July 10, and involved three donors and patients. Alejandro Mejia, MD, removed the donor kidney in the morning at 6:30 a.m., and the donor s kidney was sent to Maryland just before noon. The same day, surgeons in Maryland and Ohio removed their donor s kidneys. Maryland s donor s kidney was sent to Ohio, while the Ohio donor s kidney came to Dallas. Richard Dickerman, MD, performed the transplant Thursday evening. All patients are recovering well. The surgical acute unit at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center now offers interdisciplinary plan-of-care rounding for the benefit of its patients and their families. The purpose is to go to the bedside to address any concerns and prepare for discharge with the involvement of patients and family members in their plan of care. Rounding takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m., and patients are selected by the clinical coordinator and nursing staff. The team consists of a social worker, primary nurse, charge nurse, respiratory therapist, chaplain, therapist from the physical medicine department, and dietitian. For patients who need a referral for outpatient diabetes education at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, physician referral forms are available on the unit. ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS. To learn more, call Melissa Mitchell, RN, nurse clinical coordinator, surgical acute, at Methodist RICHARDSON New programs look out for women at higher risk for breast cancer When patients receive a screening digital mammogram at the Center for Women s Health at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, as part of our service, our dedicated radiologists review each patient s history to identify any indications that the patient is at high risk for breast disease. If the patient is identified, our dedicated breast radiologists compare their answers with national standards and evidence-based data to determine their lifetime risk for developing breast cancer. With these additional details, physicians can encourage patients to be proactive about decisions related to their breast health. For those patients with a higher-than-average risk for developing breast cancer, they can now choose to receive specialized monitoring through a new program, the High-Risk Breast Surveillance Clinic. Through the clinic, Jenevieve Hughes, MD, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon and medical director of Methodist Richardson s Breast Cancer Program, helps patients make informed decisions regarding possible treatment and surveillance options. She also assists primary care physicians in monitoring patients. HOW TO LEARN MORE. Visit richardsonbreastsurgeons.com or call Progress Notes november december

6 Methodist Mansfield Coming in first place at the Methodist Mansfield Medical Staff Appreciation Golf Tournament are the team of (from left) Yukihiro Nakamura, MD; John Thurmond, MD; and Darin Charles, MD (not pictured: Ben Dagley, DO, and Chris Neal). Thanks for joining us on the greens! We want to thank all of our teams of physicians who played in the annual Medical Staff Appreciation Golf Tournament for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Sponsors of the event at Tierre Verde Golf Club were Kindred Hospital, our platinum sponsor; Dallas Renal, our gold sponsor; and silver sponsors Mark Cabal/Keller William Realty, Frost Bank, Methodist Brain and Spine Institute, Methodist Mansfield Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center/Healogics, Ray s Pharmacy, Southwest Bank, Sundance Hospital, Texas Back Institute, and Texas Trust Credit Union. We look forward to seeing you at next year s tournament! Methodist Charlton Suburban Newspaper readers bestow Best Hospital award Methodist Charlton Medical Center received the Best Hospital award from The Suburban Newspaper. The award was based on votes from The Suburban Newspaper readers and members of the community. I am proud of our staff, physicians, and volunteers who are dedicated to consistently and compassionately serving the citizens of the Best Southwest area, says Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE. We are honored to be recognized as the best hospital by the communities we serve. The awards were presented at The Suburban Newspaper anniversary celebration held at Champions Cove in Duncanville. Methodist RICHARDSON Hospital aims to save lives through low-cost CT lung screenings Methodist Charlton Director of Quality Services Teresa Land and Director of Human Resources Preston Miller accept the Best Hospital award from The Suburban Newspaper. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a large National Cancer Institute sponsored, randomized, controlled trial, recently confirmed that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with an annual low-dose CT (LDCT) scan of the chest saves lives. In the NLST: 1 in 100 high-risk people enrolled in the study were found to have lung cancer on the first screening exam. One life was saved for every 320 high-risk persons screened with LDCT over two years (three screens). This resulted in a 20 percent lung cancer specific mortality benefit versus annual chest radiography. As a result of the NLST findings, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends that high-risk individuals undergo annual LDCT screening. The NCCN defined two groups at high risk for lung cancer, which includes people between the ages of 50 and 74 who have a history of smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years. Currently, most private insurers and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services do not reimburse for LDCT lung screening. In order to increase accessibility of lung screening to all people at high-risk, Methodist Richardson will be offering low-cost self-pay LDCT lung screening to people who meet the established NCCN highrisk criteria. The cost for the screening is $249 and includes the exam, physician reading, and report. HOW TO REFER YOUR PATIENTS. Physicians should fill out a screening criteria referral form for any patients who are interested in the program. To acquire a form, call Sheila Vest at Patients may also schedule a screening by calling central scheduling at november december 2013 Progress Notes

7 Notes from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Johns Hopkins on proper primary investigator (PI) oversight of research According to 2010 guidelines at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health IRB, adequate PI oversight includes: Assuming full responsibility for the study as its leader and monitoring day-to-day management of the study to ensure that the study is proceeding according to the IRB-approved protocol Being knowledgeable about the technical aspects of the study topic and methods Developing adequate standard operating procedures for study staff to follow Establishing good lines of communication among all staff and collaborators to ensure adherence to the protocol and to protect participants. Say NO to coercion Here are some words of wisdom regarding coercion: An investigator shall seek such consent only under circumstances that provide the prospective subject or the representative sufficient opportunity to consider whether or not to participate and that minimize the possibility of coercion or undue influence. 1 Payment in money or in kind to research subjects should not be so large as to persuade them to take undue risks or volunteer against their better judgment. Payments or rewards that undermine a person s capacity to exercise free choice invalidate consent. 2 Because payment for participation can have coercive or exploitative effects on potential subjects, [IRBs] generally take into consideration the amount and distribution of proposed monetary payments to subjects to ensure that subjects in the study will not be unduly influenced to participate. 3 Definitions! Definitions! Minimal risk is the probability and magnitude of physical or psychological harm that is normally encountered in the daily lives, or in the routine medical, dental, or psychological examination of healthy persons Code of Federal Regulations International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects by Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences and World Health Organization (2002). 3 Schonfeld TL, Brown JS, Weniger M, Gordon B. Research involving the homeless: arguments against payment-in-kind (PinK). IRB Sep-Oct; 25(5): Code of Federal Regulations (d). Methodist Mansfield New foley protocol will help prevent CAUTIs The Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Nurse Foley Removal Protocol, approved by the medical executive committee and medical staff departments, went live Sept. 23 with a trial on 3E and in the intensive care unit. In order to prevent unnecessary foley placements and eliminate catheterassociated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), we re asking physicians to document on their physician orders the indication for the foley placement as well as anticipate its removal by ordering Insert foley catheter and remove per foley protocol. As a reminder, indications for indwelling urinary catheters are as follows (at least one indication should be documented): Acute urinary retention or obstruction Need accurate measurements of urinary output in critically ill patients Operative procedure for genitourinary or urology tract Open sacral or perineal wounds in incontinent patients Prolonged immobilization from an unstable thoracic or lumbar spine End-of-life comfort care. Methodist mansfield Physical therapy designed specifically for your female patients Nakisha Jackson is available for inpatient women s health-related physical therapy services. She also sees women for outpatient services such as pelvic floor rehabilitation and obstetrics-related issues. Jackson holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Indiana University as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in women s health physical therapy from Texas Woman s University. NURSING EXCELLENCE AT ITS BEST: Celebrating their finalist awards in Houston at the Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Awards 2013 banquet are (from left) Cherie James, Karen Yates, Shelley Cook, Kathy Ripley, Jane Reeves, and Sharon Smith. Methodist Health System had more finalists than any other. HOW TO REFER YOUR PATIENTS. You may refer both inpatients and outpatients for women s health issues by faxing a physician order for PT Evaluate and Treat to Progress Notes november december

8 P.O. Box Dallas, TX Nonprofit org. US Postage Paid Dallas TX Permit No Methodist RICHARDSON Last chance to reserve your table for the 2013 Yellow and Black Tie Gala Take advantage of this time to purchase a table or individual tickets to the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation s Yellow and Black Tie Gala. The event is Nov. 16 at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Funds raised through this event will benefit all programs and services offered by Methodist Richardson. Please come and enjoy a night of fine food, drink, silent and live auctions, and the presentation of the Legacy Award. SAVE YOUR SEAT. To sponsor or purchase a table or to learn about other ways that you can give, please contact Kim Hollwedel at the Methodist Richardson Foundation, or New physicians on the Methodist medical staff The board of directors approved the following providers as members of the Methodist Health System medical staff in May and June: Methodist Charlton Emergency medicine Aaron K. Chen, MD Zuhaib Patel, DO Christopher Phillips, MD Juan Rendon, MD Ronald B. Tanaka, MD Kevin Walters, MD Family medicine Vaishali K. Bhusari, MD Haresh Boghara, MD Ronya Emory, MD Cristian Vasilescu, MD Hospitalist Rajivkumar Amipara, MD Vaishali K. Bhusari, MD Haresh Boghara, MD April A. Morales, DO Sanjeev M. Pawar, MD Cristian Vasilescu, MD Methodist Dallas Anesthesiology John Y. Ok, MD Cardiology Ryan S. Williams, MD Critical care medicine Vanessa Shifflette, MD Electrophysiology Ryan S. Williams, MD General surgery Houssam G. Osman, MD Hospitalist Ahmed Alobaidi, MD Kevin G. Garnepudi, DO Susan Huynh, DO OB-GYN Joy M. Smith, MD Transplant hepatology Maisha Barnes, MD Surgery (transplant) Tariq N. Khan, MD Methodist Mansfield Emergency medicine Jason S. Biggers, MD Family medicine Oscar De Leon, MD Hospitalist Aisha Amjad, MD Uzoeshi I. Anukam, MD Ali Azeem, MD Victor M. Nwiloh, MD Carlos Wade, MD Neonatology Young S. Byun, MD Arlene N. Davis, MD OB-GYN Heather J. Havener, MD Kimberly Misamore, MD Methodist Richardson Cardiology Sumeet K. Chhabra, MD Electrophysiology Sumeet K. Chhabra, MD Emergency medicine Winston Tavee, MD Brian D. Vu, MD Plastic surgery Ricardo A. Meade, MD Psychiatry Gurjeet S. Kalra, MD Radiology Michael Maiers, MD Cuong T. Vuong, MD FIND A PHYSICIAN. To learn more about the physicians on the Methodist medical staff, go to MethodistHealthSystem.org/FindAPhysician. Methodist Dallas Physicians appear in local publications, on broadcasts P.O. Box , Dallas, TX Progress Notes Production Team Sam Bagchi, MD Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Methodist Health System Sarah Cohen Publication Specialist/Editor, Methodist Health System Kris Galloway Medical Staff Services, Methodist Health System Christi Johnson Methodist Dallas Medical Center Bill Schneider and Lynette Wilkinson Methodist Charlton Medical Center Bridget Flaherty and Angel Biasatti Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Emily Edwards Methodist Richardson Medical Center Phyllis Everage Institutional Review Board Heart disease effecting Dallas celebrities. The hospitalization of Randy Travis and the stent procedure with President George W. Bush earlier this year have provided physicians at Methodist Dallas Medical Center with the opportunity to share insights and information relating to heart disease with North Texans. On July 8, Mark Thompson, MD, was featured on KXAS (Channel 5) discussing Travis hospitalization from viral cardiomyopathy and the potential treatments he might require. Gaurav Gupta, MD, was featured on Aug. 6 in the Dallas Morning News blog, providing readers with insights about Bush s stent surgery. Praying with Patients article highlights Rohan Jeyarajah, MD. The power of faith and medicine was showcased in a Dallas Morning News feature article on July 27, with Dr. Jeyarajah interacting with patient Mary Jane Moix of Conway, Ark. november december 2013 :: (10/13)

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