Volunteer program celebrates 50 years of service

From a young age, Nancy Zimmerman, now manager of volunteer services at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, remembers looking forward to seeing the “ladies in the yellow dresses” when she would visit the hospital. Once known as “The Yellow Birds” for their yellow uniforms and cheerful attitudes, the volunteers — who now wear … Continue reading Volunteer program celebrates 50 years of service

Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  While advances and setbacks in cancer research and weight loss seem to grab most of the health headlines, there is a massive healthcare problem in America that doesn’t get nearly the same publicity — behavioral health disorders. Nationally, about one in five … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority

Healing with hope: Chaplain shares message of unity following Hurricane Harvey

As we continue to witness the destruction and despair caused by Hurricane Harvey, I wanted to share a few thoughts for those of us left grappling with how we can help. We face so many difficulties and challenges ahead — and so many opportunities to show kindness to one another. I’m inspired by the goodness … Continue reading Healing with hope: Chaplain shares message of unity following Hurricane Harvey

Business of Health Care: Lowering health care costs

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  For most people in the developed world, their long-term health outcome is not dependent on the amount of medical care readily available to them. Instead, environmental and lifestyle factors are typically much better predictors of longevity. But that’s not to say that … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Lowering health care costs