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  • Nearly 30 Years As Methodist Nurse: She’s Witnessed Unforgettable Moments

    12/05/2017

    The hospital is abuzz – doctors and nurses, patients and techs whisking by in a blur -- when Sheila Zielinski seems to stop. She stops to think about the question she was just asked. Is there a patient that really stands out in her three decades…  Read More

  • Surgeons Share Sons of Joy – Times Three

    12/07/2017

    There’s a language they all three understand when they are in the operating room performing surgery for hip and knee replacements. It’s a glossary that has become part of their every day vocabulary. But outside the hospital setting, three…  Read More

  • Why A Nurse Stayed Late On Christmas For A Mother And Her Baby

    12/08/2017

    The mother was anxious and nervous and scared. She told labor and delivery nurse Jeanine Blom her fears. The birth of her first child had been traumatic. The baby’s shoulders were stuck during birth. The epidural didn’t work. As that mother…  Read More

  • ‘I Had To Have A Colonoscopy Way Too Soon’

    12/07/2017

    It started at the gas station. No pun intended. No joke. It started at a gas station – the kind with fuel tanks and monstrous fountain drinks and bags of chips. It was last Saturday morning, a bright and sunny day. I was pumping gas when I looked…  Read More

  • Teachers and Professional Talkers Find Help Here

    12/07/2017

    It’s that time of year when holiday carols are heard in restaurants, malls, and waiting rooms, but for Doctor Benjamin Anthony, music is not seasonal; it’s not optional. Music is every day. A professionally trained vocalist, Dr. Anthony remembers…  Read More

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Surgical Tech Encourages Because Others Encouraged Her

12/08/2017 | Stories

Mollye Banks was in Middle School faced with the angst that many teenagers face – wondering, “what do I want to be when I grow up?” She could hear her mother’s words playing over in her head as she attended a Junior Achievement Career Fair. Sylvia Keys frequently told her four children: “The key to success is education. You never stop evolving. When you want more, strive to get more.” A nurse who worked at a Louisville Hospital, Keys was big on education. Banks…

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Why A Nurse Stayed Late On Christmas For A Mother And Her Baby

12/08/2017 | Stories

The mother was anxious and nervous and scared. She told labor and delivery nurse Jeanine Blom her fears. The birth of her first child had been traumatic. The baby’s shoulders were stuck during birth. The epidural didn’t work. As that mother lay at IU Health Methodist Hospital on Christmas Eve last year, ready to give birth to her second child, Blom was determined to make this birth a wonderful one. “A beautiful baby boy was born Christmas morning and the birth process went quite…

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‘I Had To Have A Colonoscopy Way Too Soon’

12/07/2017 | ConditionsCancerStories

It started at the gas station. No pun intended. No joke. It started at a gas station – the kind with fuel tanks and monstrous fountain drinks and bags of chips. It was last Saturday morning, a bright and sunny day. I was pumping gas when I looked through the back seat window and saw my sons’ basketball bags sprawled amid loose gum wrappers. And a 24-pack of water bottles spread out in disarray. I pushed auto click on the gas nozzle, grabbed the backseat intruders and headed to put them…

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Surgeons Share Sons of Joy – Times Three

12/07/2017 | Stories

There’s a language they all three understand when they are in the operating room performing surgery for hip and knee replacements. It’s a glossary that has become part of their every day vocabulary. But outside the hospital setting, three surgeons at IU Health Saxony have another frame of reference. It’s not unusual for conversations to include words and phrases like “sit up,” “crawl,” “sleep” and “eat.” Doctors R. Michael Meneghini,…

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Wonderful! Methodist’s Michael Alexander Is Cancer Free

12/07/2017 | ConditionsCancerStories

Michael Alexander has been giving plenty of high fives lately. They are followed by two words. “Cancer free,” Alexander, 60, says with a smile on his face and a thumbs-up sign. As the guy who works the front desk, welcoming people to IU Health Methodist Hospital, Alexander gets what a blessing good health is. And he understands the fear and intimidation and sadness people feel when they’ve learned that their health is in jeopardy. It was during a routine medical checkup that doctors…

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