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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
When Donna Morton heard from BSA Harrington Cancer Center Nurse Navigator Bobbie that she had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma (DCIS) last July, Donna was in disbelief. “You don’t believe it at first,” she shares. “Then it starts to sink in. I had never had any pain or found a lump, so I had no clue it was there, which is why it came as such a shock.” Donna had made it a point to go to BSA Harrington Breast Center for her annual mammogram every year since she turned 40.Read More
“It is humbling and rewarding to lead a division of nurses here at BSA recognized among hundreds of nurses in this way,” shares BSA Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Belinda Gibson, RN, BSN, MAM. She is one of eight BSA nurses recognized in the second annual Panhandle Great 25 Nurses by the Texas Nurse Association for excellence in nursing.Read More
Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to be outdoors. While you’re enjoying a family cookout and relaxing in the sun, remember to be safe when grilling and preparing food. One in six Americans will become sick each year due to contaminated food.
Follow these tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this Labor Day:Read More
BSA’s Rehabilitation department is full of talented, experienced physical and occupational therapists. But Wednesday seems to be a special day in the unit. It’s when they bring in the big dogs…literally.
Meet Cactus Jack and Bubbles La Belle, or Jack and Bell as many know them. They may walk on four paws and slobber for a treat occasionally, but they are sure to brighten your day.Read More
The BSA Environmental Services department launched their Turndown Service last year for patients and has received great feedback ever since. The Turndown Service takes place for each patient between 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and includes restocking of any supplies, sprucing up the room, shutting the blinds, checking water levels, making sure the patient is comfortable and more.Read More