February 27, 2017

All in the Family: Nurse delivers baby of the woman she delivered 26 years ago

When you deliver babies for more than 30 years, you may think you have seen it all. That is, until you help deliver the baby of the baby you delivered in 1991.Janet Hillers, RN is no stranger to BSA’s third floor. She has helped deliver hundreds of babies si...

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January 31, 2017

BSA Leadership Series with Physicians Surgical Hospitals Director of Surgical Services Julie Smith

At a very young age – even before entering kindergarten – Julie Smith, RN, found her passion. “I started playing classical violin when I was four years old,” she recalls. Her love for music and the violin continued as she grew older. “I was a music m...

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January 30, 2017

Knowledge and Prevention of Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great time for women to refresh their knowledge of cervical cancer and to take appropriate steps for disease prevention. The National Cancer Institute projected ...

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January 17, 2017

BSA Nurse Pursues Wellness One Pound at a Time to Reach Goal

BSA nurse, RaeEllen Brown, RN, has been caring for patients at BSA for 30 years. Her years of service are an accomplishment that speaks volumes of her dedication. Yet, she may argue the last nine months have tested her dedication more than ever, especially dur...

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November 23, 2016

BSA Leadership Series – an interview with Alan Sissel

Celebrating 20 years with BSA Health System, Director of Respiratory Therapy and Medical Physiology Alan Sissel, RRT-NPS shares his story with us as part of our BSA Leadership Series.I started working in grocery retail when I was 15 years old, working after sc...

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November 23, 2016

Tips for People with Diabetes this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Dr. Karen Smith, family medicine doctor for BSA Urgent Care, shares a few tips for ways those with diabetes can stay safe and healthy over the holiday weekend.  If you have diabetes, please remember these three tips as you celebrate Tha...

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November 21, 2016

A Doctor’s Passion for Mission Trips and the Generosity that Followed

Dr. Karen Smith, MD, a family medicine doctor in Amarillo, has a passion for going on mission trips each year. She currently works for BSA Urgent Care, and has regularly taken trips over the past few years to go with large groups to El Paso and along the ...

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November 10, 2016

Inside Careers at BSA - Nurse Practitioner

Tim Bixenman APRN, FNP-C joins us on the blog today to talk about his career as a nurse practitioner at the BSA Urgent Care Center. I started working for BSA Health System 23 years ago in 1993. After graduating with my master’s degree from West Texas A&M Uni...

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November 3, 2016

BSA Leadership Series with Director of Nursing Services Cindy Casey

A rewarding, challenging and life-long career is a gift. At 21-years old, Cindy Casey, RN carefully examined her own thoughts about what she wanted to do professionally. Though she had not grown up with family in health care, she believed nursing was the clear...

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October 19, 2016

BSA Leadership Series with Supervisor of Laboratory Services Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson, MLT (ASCP) supervisor of laboratory services, has worked at BSA for 37 years. What she learned from her leaders and mentors not only shaped her career, but also taught her about “The BSA Way”.I was the first one in my family to go into heal...

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