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By Bruce Felps

Speaking of Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, and we were just this morning, the Patient Access Services team pooled their respective carpentry talents to benefit Family Gateway, an Old East Dallas agency that provides housing and services to homeless families.

The access sevices staff built, with their very own hands, a children’s table and two stools for the charity. Continue Reading »


Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake — Courtesy Photo

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake recently received the Get With The Guidelines: Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

The recognition signifies that Doctors Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the AHA-American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients. Continue Reading »

Denise Krajewski — Courtesy Photo

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake named Denise Krajewski, RN, MSN, FACHE, as its new chief nursing officer.

Krajewski’s career in health care spans several decades. She has worked numerous leadership roles and most recently served in a dual role as chief nursing officer for Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and division chief nurse executive in San Antonio. In that position, she was responsible for facility and division clinical operations, including staff development, performance improvement, and program development. Continue Reading »

James Kohn, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake — Courtesy Photo

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Swollen. Ugly. Painful. While some women joke that varicose veins are merely “roadmaps” on the backs of their legs, that doesn’t change the truth behind this uncomfortable condition — nor does it alleviate the pain that often accompanies it.

“In normal veins, valves keep blood moving toward the heart,” said James Kohn, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake. “Varicose veins are the result of incompetent valves causing elevated venous pressure and reversal of flow. This abnormality makes the veins enlarged, twisted, and often quite painful.” Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

East Lake Veterinary Hospital yesterday alerted pet-loving East Dallas residents to the severe shortage of immiticide, the chemical used to treat heartworms. Continue Reading »

Kids engage during last year's health fair. — Courtesy Photo

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The Dallas County Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with the Church of the Incarnation, hosts a health fair next weekend targeting East Dallas residents in advance of the 2011-12 school year.

The church serves as the location Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is free to the public and is an easy way to bring children’s shots up to date. Immunizations will be provided by the Dallas County Health Department.

The clinic will feature the free immunizations, a bicycle safety course, an “Ask the Doctor” booth, a zumba dance demonstration, an “Ask the Attorney” booth, and health screenings, including mammogram appointments, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will hand out information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes, free screenings will be performed. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

No, television producers haven’t devised plans for taking the hit show “Glee” into the actors’ golden years, far as we know. Yet.

“Golden Age Glee” examines the healing qualities of laughter, particularly among older patients.

Virgil Heidbrink leads the free discussion at 2 p.m., Aug. 11, at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the C. C. Young retirement center campus. Continue Reading »

Katie McCorkle, ED; Cassandra Fortson, surgery; Amy Herrera, surger; Marita Deason, respiratory; back row: John Reese, respiratory; Charles Morgan, respiratory; Dwayne Anderson, surgery; Elizabeth Nichols, respiratory — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has again been recognized for its quality stroke care, this time, with a Bronze Achievement Award from the American Heart Association‘s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program.

The award signifies that Doctors Hospital has complied with at least 85 percent of the GWTG-Stroke program’s achievement measures for at least 90 consecutive days. Described as “the premier hospital-based quality improvement program,” GTWG-Stroke helps ensure that a hospital’s care for stroke patients is performed using the latest scientific guidelines. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Every now and again, Facebook delivers something useful if sad.

Kaati Brehm who worked at Terilli’s before the fire and at the Wine Therapist needs help from the community. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Café Lago serves up a benefit on the patio for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which works to fund breast cancer research.

Pink on the Patio takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 9, at the Garland Road eatery.

Admission, which goes to the Komen Foundation, costs $10. Continue Reading »

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