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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 twice when she was asked to return for a diagnostic mammogram at BSA Harrington Cancer Center after a routine mammogram six months earlier.

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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-month appointment in March 2017, Louisa was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer and needed surgery and radiation.

    “It was a scary feeling when I found out that I had cancer because I didn’t know what to expect,” said Louisa. This would be Louisa’s first time to have surgery, other than the birth of her two children.

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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 patient at BSA Advanced Wound Care after her wound reopened for the fourth time.

    BSA Advanced Wound Care offers a wide variety of services to patients including treatment for bites, burns, cancer, diabetes, immune disorders, non-healing surgical sites, pressure ulcers, trauma and vascular disorders.

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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 as benign intracranial hypertension and pseudotumor cerebri, occurs when the cerebrospinal fluid pressure within the skull is too high. This condition can result in vision loss, severe headaches and other conditions.

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  • September 10, 2018

    Health Screenings at BSA Care Fair

    The BSA Care Fair will take place on Saturday, September 21 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 encouraged to fast for at least eight hours prior to having their blood drawn.

    Below, you can find information on services offered at the Care Fair:

    Blood pressure

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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 wedding, there was no question about where the two would marry, shared Rebecca. “We decided to get married at the BSA Chapel because our family is here. I’ve been here almost twenty years, so everyone here is like family to me.”
     
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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 pregnancy. Monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share an amniotic sac and placenta but have separate umbilical cords. Monoamniotic twins are rare and occur in approximately 1 in 35,000 to 1 in 60,000 pregnancies. There are many risks associated with this type of pregnancy, requiring constant fetal monitoring.

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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 telemedicine through Cook Children’s.
     
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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.

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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 mobilized in times of disaster.

    Following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in South Texas, Michelle reached out to ask if BSA was needed for relief efforts.

    “I didn’t think we would be needed since it was so far away from Amarillo, but I wanted to offer help,” Michelle said. “The next day, they asked Lori and I to head south.”

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