• 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 6, 2018

    102-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Crochets Hats for Cancer Patients

    Wenonah Martin, a 102-year-old volunteer at BSA Harrington Cancer Center, doesn't let her age slow her down. Each year, she donates hand-made hats for cancer patients to keep their heads warm.

    Wenonah first became familiar with BSA Harrington Cancer Center as a patient more than 30 years ago. She defeated cancer when she was 70 years old. Years later, a friend from Wenonah’s church suggested she volunteer at BSA Harrington Cancer Center.

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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 26, 2018

    BSA Health System Offering Free Transportation to Voting Locations for Mobility-Disabled Voters

    AMARILLO, TX (October 26, 2018) - BSA Health System is offering free BSA MED+VAN transportation services to voting locations for mobility-disabled citizens in Potter and Randall counties.

    Transportation services to polling locations are available Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. now to November 2. To qualify for transportation, voters must be able to sit unassisted in a wheelchair, be registered to vote and have a photo I.D. for voting.

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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 15, 2018

    BSA Hospital and Amarillo Surgical Group Surgeons Perform the First TCAR Procedure in the Region

    AMARILLO, TX (October 15, 2018) - BSA Hospital has teamed up with Amarillo Surgical Group surgeons to offer the first TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure in the region. Dr. Chance Irwin and Dr. David Langley with Amarillo Surgical Group are the region’s first surgeons to perform TCAR surgeries, offering patients a safer way to reduce their risk of stroke. Both Dr. Irwin and Dr. Langley specialize in general, peripheral and vascular surgeries.

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  • October 8, 2018

    BSA and Apollo MedFlight are Providing Neonatal Transportation in the Region

    AMARILLO, TEXAS (October 8, 2018) – BSA Hospital is proud to announce the launch of neonatal transportation through Apollo MedFlight, a critical care air ambulance service provided for babies born prematurely who need highly-specialized treatment. BSA began offering neonatal transportation through Apollo MedFlight on September 21.

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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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