Texas Health 2018 Top Ten Stories

As 2018 draws to a close, the Texas Health communications team has taken a look back at our favorite stories from the last 12 months. From the tragic to inspiring, these stories have raised awareness about various health issues, shined the light on caregivers and, most importantly, inspired us through the strength and determination of our patients. In the end, these articles, and the thousands of other stories that echo through the halls of our hospitals, outpatient centers and doctors’ offices, have moved us and our social media followers. Click the links below to read these stories from the year.

  1. Despite the rain on this Halloween day, these dressed-up bundles of joy were safe and sound at Texas Health Fort Worth. Nurses in the hospital’s NICU made the costumes on their own time. The NICU holds 63 babies, and is caring for 56 today
  2. Our guest of honor has arrived! We’re excited to welcome ‘Moxi,’ a new robot assistant, at Texas Health Dallas
  3. Texas Health Plano’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the first in Collin County and in Texas Health Resources to earn the state’s highest designation — Level IV — meaning the hospital is capable of providing the highest level of care available to our smallest patients.
  4. The memory of a Texas Health Forth Worth nurse lives on. We learned five people including four in Texas, received life-saving organs that were donated by Linny Nguyen, who died in a car accident on June 25. Her gifts continue to help and give hope to those patients in recovery.
  5. In honor of Independence Day, we share with you an inside look at how caregivers, volunteers and other employees of Texas Health Arlington and four other Texas Health hospitals honor the memory of U.S. military.
  6.  Time stood still at Texas Health Fort Worth today as Dan W. Pratt finally met the woman who had anonymously given him her kidney.
  7. Read an amazing story about Susan Blume, a Texas Health nurse on a mission to help human trafficking victims.
  8. When Linda Sconyers, gift shop manager at Texas Health Arlington, looks back on her childhood, she fondly remembers the window shops in downtown Boston that took her breath away.
  9. What life-changing message does this young, 34-year-old father want to share? View and read several stories to learn how Dr. John Lee, a cardiologist at Texas Health Allen, helped a McKinney man make a change for the better.
  10. At the end of 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) released new definitions for normal, elevated and high blood pressure, lowering the threshold for what is considered hypertension and eliminating the category of prehypertension.

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