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Kathy Lesko

Video celebrates a legacy of excellence

For the past 115 years, Scott & White Healthcare has provided exceptional health care to the residents of Central Texas. With 12 hospitals, an additional two under construction and more than 140 clinics in 65 locations, Scott & White provides care for individuals in a 29,000-square-mile area. This is no small accomplishment when you look …

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Glass hands allow families to reflect on challenges, triumphs of illness

In the summer of 2009 glass blower Stephen Bishop, a volunteer with the Child Life program in the Children’s Hospital at Scott & White, was asked by Child Life specialist Jan Upchurch to cast a hand print of a terminally ill child. The family wanted some kind of memorial keepsake to represent their child’s life. …

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Celebration bells help pediatric cancer patients mark milestones

Andrea Moore of Waco stood in the chapel at her youngest son Andrew’s school leading morning prayer. The selection she read that day — a prayer from St. Augustine of Hippo — spoke to the struggles we must sometimes endure, and the importance of God’s grace upon us. Little did she and her husband Scott …

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Nurse Practitioners: Partners in health

During the week of November 7, Scott & White Healthcare will join the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in recognizing and thanking its 78 nurse practitioners (NPs) for the care they provide to patients at Scott & White facilities. This year’s Nurse Practitioners Week theme, “Everyday Heroes,” reflects not only the clinical care NPs provide, …

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Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

October 6-12 marks Physician Assistants Week, an observance designed to highlight the contributions of a very important member of the healthcare team. Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret test results, provide preventive care counseling, assist in surgery …

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