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  • She Guides 120 Cardiovascular Critical Care Nurses At Methodist

    02/15/2018

    Jessica Jones’ roster is an impressive one – 120 nurses and 15 support staff. Her team’s mission is a crucial one – care for some of the most critically ill patients at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The 34 beds inside the cardiovascular…  Read More

  • Lung Transplant Joins Two Hearts

    02/14/2018

    The mailbox. It’s the first thing visitors see when they approach the newlywed’s single-story brick home. Their names are printed on the box “Don and Krystal Smith.” For those driving down the Kokomo side street, the mailbox is…  Read More

  • Love In The Air for LifeLine Crew

    02/13/2018

    When Jeff Pearson first joined the LifeLine flight crew coworkers were anxious for him to get acquainted with a certain respiratory therapist. That therapist, named Kellie, also remembers coworkers urging her to meet Jeff. Eventually, they joined their…  Read More

  • Trauma Surgeon Dr. McKinley: Would-Be Astronaut, Ironman, Lifesaver

    02/08/2018

    The town was small. Osage, Iowa. Todd McKinley was the fifth generation to grow up in the county 20 miles from Minnesota. It was the kind of place where teachers taught kids to reach for the stars. Where parents, and grandparents and aunts and uncles…  Read More

  • Learning Curve – A Path To Patient Care

    02/06/2018

    A couple of years ago, Caleb Ginn, was living at home with his parents, brother and sister; playing video games; sleeping, hanging out with friends and occasionally holding down a job. Now, the 23-year-old is employed by a 360-bed healthcare facility…  Read More

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Cancer “Coach” Is Friend To Fellow Patients

02/21/2018 | ConditionsCancer

In high school, Jonathan “Jon” Hughes, the eldest child of Les Hughes and Wendy Sorsoleil was active in about any sport imaginable – football, soccer, baseball, and swimming were his favorites. These days he’s taking on a different role on the team. He’s a coach. “I’ve always been outgoing. I like video games, food, sports, traveling, fishing, barbeques and jamming in the backyard with my friends,” said Hughes, 32. But when his home away from home became…

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Road To Recovery Leads To Hospital Where He Was Born

02/20/2018 | ConditionsStories

There’s a history that Andrew “Dru” Gaddie brings with him through the doors of IU Health Methodist Hospital. Some of that history connects him to the hospital; some of it connects him to his role as a behavioral specialist for patients with drug addictions. Gaddie entered the world on July 21, fifty years ago. The obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered him – Dr. Frank Perry Lloyd would eventually have his portrait hanging in the lobby just inside the doors that Gaddie…

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She Guides 120 Cardiovascular Critical Care Nurses At Methodist

02/15/2018 | StoriesCardiovascular

Jessica Jones’ roster is an impressive one – 120 nurses and 15 support staff. Her team’s mission is a crucial one – care for some of the most critically ill patients at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The 34 beds inside the cardiovascular critical care unit are filled with people who’ve just had heart transplants and lung transplants and open heart surgeries. Some days, that unit is filled with happiness and victories. Some days, the tears and the loss creep in. And yet,…

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Lung Transplant Joins Two Hearts

02/14/2018 | ConditionsStories

The mailbox. It’s the first thing visitors see when they approach the newlywed’s single-story brick home. Their names are printed on the box “Don and Krystal Smith.” For those driving down the Kokomo side street, the mailbox is nothing out of the ordinary. But for those who know the tale of the Smiths it’s a sentimental symbol of a love story that began not in the heart – but in the lungs. Don Smith grew up in the Delphi and Camden areas where his boyhood was filled…

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Love In The Air for LifeLine Crew

02/13/2018 | Stories

When Jeff Pearson first joined the LifeLine flight crew coworkers were anxious for him to get acquainted with a certain respiratory therapist. That therapist, named Kellie, also remembers coworkers urging her to meet Jeff. Eventually, they joined their work friends for a night out to an Indians game and the friendship took off from there. “We cautiously tiptoed toward our first date,” said Jeff, 37.  He popped the question in April 2016 and they were married last March. Jeff grew…

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