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December 6, 2018

63-Year-Old Amarillo Man Survives Four Heart Attacks Over 17 Years

Sixty-three-year-old Mark Hazel has had four heart attacks in 17 years, the latest one due to a 100 percent blockage of a coronary artery. To help prevent future heart attacks, Hazel had 13 stent placements; 12 of which were done at BSA Health System. Stent pl...

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November 26, 2018

‘We Don’t Suit Up to Lose’: A Panhandle Man’s Story of Survival

Rob Lackey, 60, had plans to meet his wife and their youngest daughter for lunch on Aug. 12, 2017 in Amarillo when he suddenly felt tired and not himself. Contemplating whether or not he should head back to their home in Panhandle, Lackey decided to go to t...

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November 2, 2018

Texas Nurses Association Honors Eight BSA Nurses

BSA Health System is proud to announce eight BSA nurses have been recognized in the third annual Panhandle Great 25 Nurses list by the Texas Nurse Association for excellence in nursing. Nurses were chosen by their peers in the community. “Their commitment...

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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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