Blogs

October 17, 2018

Cancer Survivor Reminds Women the Importance of a Mammogram

Myrna Steeves has always been an advocate for women to get their yearly mammogram. “I’ve religiously gone for mammograms since I was about forty and I’ve had several biopsies in the past,” explained Steeves. At age 71, Steeves didn’t think twic...

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October 8, 2018

The Ramos Family Can’t Stress Mammograms Enough

Six months after a routine mammogram, Louisa Ramos, 65, returned to BSA Harrington Cancer Center. “The doctors saw some spots in my right breast but were not sure if it was cancer, so they told me to come back in six months,” said Louisa. At her six-...

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October 8, 2018

BSA Advanced Wound Care Specializes in Treating Chronic, Non-healing Wounds

A wound or sore that won’t heal can affect a person’s everyday life and if left untreated, can become life-threatening because of the risk of serious infection. For 37 years Jolynne Mitchell has had a wound on her leg. One year ago, Jolynne became a...

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September 14, 2018

Woman with Chronic Health Issues Finds Relief after BSA Bariatric Surgery

When Taylor Fisher, 23, experienced life-threatening health issues, bariatric surgery was her only option. “I was about to go blind due to intracranial hypertension and I needed immediate weight loss,” said Fisher. Intracranial hypertension, also known ...

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September 10, 2018

Health Screenings at BSA Care Fair

The BSA Care Fair will take place on Saturday, September 29 from 7-10 a.m. in the BSA Auditorium. The fair will include a free blood pressure measurement and blood draw to test triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose. For accurate results, all participants are ...

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July 12, 2018

Wedding Bells at BSA

  Twelve years ago, Kerry and Rebecca Lucero met in the BSA Emergency Department.   Four years later, the two were married at the BSA Chapel by BSA Spiritual Care Chaplain, Chris Caldwell.   When it was time to plan the we...

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June 29, 2018

BSA Celebrates Mother Heading into C-Section

After spending eight weeks in the BSA Labor and Delivery Department, Tracy May was more than ready to give birth to her twin girls. The mother of two (now four) had spent eight weeks in the BSA Labor and Delivery Department, due to her monoamniotic pregnanc...

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January 22, 2018

BSA and Cook Children's Partner to Bring Texas Panhandle First Telemedicine Platform

BSA Hospital has partnered with Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth to offer telemedicine in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics Department. The BSA NICU and Pediatrics are the first in the region and third in the nation to use te...

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January 10, 2018

BSA Nurse Celebrates 50 Years of Service

BSA recognizes Mary Holcomb, RN, MSN, CPAN, who has dedicated 50 years of service in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at BSA. Mary’s career began in 1967 as a part-time nurse in the recovery room at St. Anthony’s. Mary began her full-time career in 1969. Mary...

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November 10, 2017

A Heart for Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Two years ago, Michelle Hutton, Reimbursement Coordinator in the BSA Pharmacy and Lori Lineman, a Certified Pharmacy Technician began training for the Emergency Medical Task Force (EMTF). The EMTF is an organization of state medical teams who are rapidly mobil...

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