• February 22, 2019

    Staying Heart Healthy While Pregnant

    Maintaining a healthy heart during pregnancy is important due to the natural effects pregnancy has on the heart and circulatory system. Since the body is now circulating blood for two people instead of one, changes in blood volume, heart rate and blood pressure may occur. Adopting certain heart healthy habits can help lead to a successful pregnancy and birth.

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  • February 14, 2019

    Meet BSA’s New Cardiothoracic Surgeon

    BSA Cardiothoracic Surgery would like to officially welcome Dr. Donald J. Robertson to BSA Health System.

    Dr. Robertson completed his medical training at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and his Thoracic Surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Robertson is providing patients with expert diagnosis and treatment in cardiothoracic surgery.

    Dr. Robertson’s path to cardiothoracic surgery began with a good book.

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  • January 31, 2019

    Amarillo Mother Reflects on a 9-1-1 Call That Saved her Son’s Life

    In late summer of 2018, Lindsey Kinard was asleep when she was woken up by her five-year-old son, Laken whose nose was bleeding profusely. Laken’s nosebleeds are usually nothing out of the ordinary for the Kinard family, but this time it was different.
    To stop the bleeding, the Kinards were instructed to use Afrin, a nasal decongestant spray.
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  • January 28, 2019

    Urgent Care Center vs. Emergency Room: What's the Difference?

    You’re cutting fruit and you accidentally slice your finger. The pain isn’t terrible, but the cut looks deep and is bleeding badly. Do you visit the ER at BSA Hospital or head to BSA’s Urgent Care Center?

    When urgent medical care is needed, knowing where to go can be a life-saving decision.

    BSA Urgent Care Center

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  • December 31, 2018

    Amarillo Mother Donates Hope Boxes to Families Experiencing Great Loss

    Paul and Lizette Weinheimer were over-the-moon excited about their second pregnancy. Their five-year-old son, Carson, would officially become a big brother and their family would welcome a new baby boy with open arms.
    Just 20 weeks into their second pregnancy, the Weinheimers received devastating and heartbreaking news. They learned that their son, Thomas Walker Weinheimer, would not live long after birth.
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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 placements are small tubes inserted into the coronary artery to help keep the artery open, promoting blood flow to the heart.

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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 the emergency room at BSA Hospital. “I can still show you where I parked my pickup in the parking lot,” Lackey says. “I walked in the entrance which was a little bit of a slope. By the time I got in there, I was a little bit out of breath.”

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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 to the health and healing of others is an invaluable service for BSA and our community,” said BSA Chief Nursing Officer Belinda Gibson, RN, BSN, MAM. “I am proud to work alongside these extraordinary role models.”

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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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