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Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas physicians are deeply involved in giving back to the community – from serving as team physicians for local school districts to giving their time to charitable programs.
Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas have partnered with The City of Sugar Land Parks and Recreation and are excited to host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for local youth. This event will take place Saturday April 14th from 1- 4 p.m. at First Colony Park in Sugar Land, Texas. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete; free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills.
Competitions are divided by gender and into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14. Participants will have the chance to advance through three levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.
All participants must bring of a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/wavier form prior to the start of the competition. Pre-registration is preferred and you may pick up registration forms at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas, 1201 Brooks Street, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. For questions concerning the competition, please contact your Local Coordinator, Laurel Norton at LDNorton@tmhs.org or call 281-340-6474.
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will join over 12 million American cancer survivors in observing the 25th annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day this year. Hundreds of communities worldwide will host events on this day to celebrate life and demonstrate that there is hope. The contributions of the families, friends and health care providers who support cancer survivors will also be recognized.
The National Cancer Survivor’s Day Foundation (NCSD) administrator is encouraging everyone to participate in their community’s event. “Come join in the fun and see for yourself that life can go on, and is sometimes even enhanced by a cancer diagnosis,” says Foundation spokesperson, Paula Chadwell. “National Cancer Survivor’s Day is a great opportunity for cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family to come together and affirm the possibility of quality of life after a diagnosis of cancer,” added Clive Shkedy, M.D., radiation oncologist and Medical Director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center.
NCSD started in the United States and is now worldwide, says Chadwell, and it is observed in countries as far away as Australia, Italy and Malaysia.
“A ‘survivor’ is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life,” as defined by the Foundation. Cancer survivors may face many challenges such as hindered access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no insurance, financial hardships, employment problems and psychological struggles. “Despite these difficulties, cancer survivors can live active, productive lives,” says Chadwell.
Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center welcomes all local cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians and anyone passionate about the cause to join us as we honor the survivors living with a history of cancer in America today.
The Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration and Luncheon will be held Friday, June 1, 2012 from 11:45-1:00 p.m. at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Conference Center. RSVP Required.
Please RSVP your attendance by May 29th to Frances Goerlich by calling 281-274-7930 or emailing at FGoerlich@tmhs.org.
For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit MethodistSugarLand.com or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.
More information on cancer and cancer survivorship:
National Cancer Survivors Day: ncsd.org
National Cancer Institute: cancer.gov
American Society of Clinical Oncology: cancer.net
American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures: cancer.org/statistics
American Cancer Society: cancer.org
Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center Radiation Oncology Staff and Clive Shkedy, M.D., Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center.
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At its sixth annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians including seven leading physicians, nominated and voted on by over 900 hospital employees. New for Doctor’s Day 2012 was the “Thank a Doctor” campaign to give community members and hospital employees the opportunity to thank a special doctor in honor of National Doctor’s Day and show their appreciation to a physician who has touched their life by writing him or her a short note. Over 300 physicians received an envelope containing thank you notes and comment cards at the event.
Seven physicians were recognized at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Doctor’s Day celebration and medical staff meeting. At the Oscars-style event in appreciation of physicians, secret envelopes revealed the winners. The physician winners then gave a small speech to recognize and thank those that voted and supported them throughout the year.
Physicians in leading roles for 2012 were announced in seven categories: Female Physician of Excellence, Dr. Jane Starr, OB/GYN; Male Physician of Excellence, Dr. John Boon, Urologist; Best Team Player, Dr. Scott Rivenes, Emergency Medicine; Most Respectful, Dr. B. Keith Ellis, Cardiologist; Most Supportive, Dr. Nicholas Desai, Podiatrist; Best Bedside Manner, Dr. Jeffrey Wood, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Most Technologically Innovative, Dr. Uttam Tripathy, Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
“Our physicians bring a great deal of knowledge, skill and compassion to the residents in the Fort Bend community,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “The awards ceremony and “Thank a Doctor” campaign are just a few ways for us to recognize the incredible work our physicians do.”
“Thank you very much. This is quite the honor and I enjoy working with you all,” said Dr. Wood. Dr. Ellis stated, “Thank you administration for your support and thank you to the wonderful Cath Lab nursing staff as taking care of patients is truly a team effort.”
It was a day and evening of celebration to truly express Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s gratitude and support to their doctors.
“This is a big surprise. Thank you for making Methodist Sugar Land Hospital a great place to work. I’ve really found my home here. It has been a pleasure and privilege to be a part of the Methodist Family,” said Dr. Starr, winner for the Female Physician of Excellence award. Dr. Boon, the winner of the Male Physician of Excellence award agreed stating, “This is an unbelievable place to work. Thank you to the nursing staff for taking care of my patients. I enjoy working with you all.”
Doctor’s Day is a nationally recognized day of celebration held in March every year to honor the healing and lifesaving work of America’s physicians.
Seva Papageorge, M.D.; Timothy Sitter, M.D.; Leena Taneja; Amy Saenz and Jennifer Diamond, M.D
Doctor’s Day Award Winners- Dr. Uttam Tripathy; Dr. Jeffrey Wood; Dr. Nicholas Desai; Dr. John Boon; Dr. Jane Starr; Dr. Scott Rivenes and Dr. B. Keith Ellis
Physician Relations and Marketing Team – Leala Hall, Armando Saenz, Kaelyn Bujnoch, Leena Taneja, Amy Saenz, Kim Sprague, Paige Lavoie and Marcia Barham
John Boon, M.D.; Scott Rivenes, M.D.; Chris Siebenaler, CEO and Henry Pham, M.D.
Cake at Doctor’s Day event featuring the new, extra spacious 3 Tesla MRI
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently celebrated National Certified Nurses Day on March 19th. The hospital honored over 130 certified nurses for their knowledge, skills and experience demonstrated by achieving certification in a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes for patients.
March 19th has been declared National Certified Nurses Day to create a special day of recognition and celebration for certified nurses around the world. First-declared by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and endorsed by the American Nurses Association, many other nursing certification organizations have signed on to participate in acknowledging the importance of certification to nursing excellence.
“Certification is a formal recognition of knowledge and experience in a particular nursing specialty.” explains Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual's professional competence and a commitment to their professional development and to the patients they serve. We applaud those nurses receiving their certification which not only fosters professional growth, but also promotes career development.”
Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. A Registered Nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, and the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourages national certification for all of its nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiovascular, oncology, hospice, case management, neonatal, labor and delivery, emergency, critical care and many others.
Please join Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done!
To learn more about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital visit MethodistSugarLand.com or for a physician referral, please call 281-274-7500.
Honoring Nurses at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for National Certified Nurses Day
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital invites you to share your blessings, prayers, well-wishes and testimonials for our patients receiving care in the Emergency Department.
“We are requesting blessings and patient testimonials for our patients, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers in our Emergency Department. After your blessings and testimonials are collected, many of them will be displayed in our Emergency Department waiting area to provide comfort, hope and peace to all,” said Bill Bross, director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
To participate, please submit your blessings by April 15:
Mail — Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Attn: Bill Bross, Director of Spiritual Care
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
In person — leave them with our hospital receptionist
“We want our Emergency Department waiting area to be surrounded by the blessings, well-wishes and prayers of our diverse community. The Methodist Hospital System honors religious diversity, and we look forward to receiving messages from community members of all walks of faith,” Bross said.
A similar blessings project was completed prior to the hospital expansion in 2008. Now, many of the blessings, prayers and well wishes are displayed throughout the hospital, including hallways and the blessing wall located in the hallway connector between Sweetwater Pavilion and Main Pavilion.
“We often notice patients, families, visitors, physicians, volunteers and staff reading the blessings and well wishes. We are honored to display these blessings from the community, and it is our prayer that those reading the blessings will receive the comfort, peace and hope that we wish to provide at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Since we received so many blessings in 2008, we thought we would once again open the blessings project up for community members and share the blessings in the Emergency Department,” explained Bross.
For more information about the blessings project please call 281-274-8085. For more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit MethodistSugarLand.com, or call (281) 274-7500 for a physician referral.
Portion of the current Blessing Wall at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital