What’s New in Area Hospitals

A roundup of local hospital news

The Mended Hearts Program: Hope and Healing for Cardiac Patients

Fear and anxiety are common emotions among cardiac patients. Often, the trauma of heart-related health emergencies is as difficult on loved ones as it is on the patients themselves.

Texas Bariatric Specialists: Local Expertise for Bariatric and Heartburn Surgery

Austin residents now have local access to the full gamut of surgical and nonsurgical weight-loss and heartburn treatment options from providers who emphasize procedural expertise and long-term patient support.

Sophisticated Technology, Cross-Specialty Collaboration Push WVU Healthcare to the Frontiers of Neuroscience

At West Virginia University, the confluence of globally recognized research and clinical practice translates to comprehensive, personalized neurological and neurosurgical care.

Pioneering Spine Surgeon Joins Forces with SLUCare—The Physicians of Saint Louis University

St. Louis native H. Dennis Mollman, MD, PhD, helped pioneer the use of minimally invasive technology during his years as a spine surgeon in Minnesota. With his arrival at SLUCare–The Physicians of Saint Louis University, he now applies a seasoned understanding of that technology as well as decades of broad surgical experience to produce superior outcomes for patients from throughout the region.

Neurosciences at WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial: Progressive Care for Developing Minds

Pediatric neurology providers at WVU Healthcare understand the unique needs 
of West Virginia patients.

Medicine and Research at WVU Healthcare Orthopaedics

Patient-centeredness, efficiency and fidelity to best-practice standards in clinical medicine, research and education — hallmarks of WVU Healthcare Orthopaedics — mean patients receive outstanding care throughout the continuum.

Laughing at My Nightmare: 
Nonprofit Organization Raises Funds and 
Awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Research

It wasn’t until Shane Burcaw realized his popular, pithy blog, Laughing at My Nightmare, had reached critical mass in 2011 on the social media site Tumblr that he and supporters thought it was time to develop a nonprofit organization earmarked to aid muscular dystrophy research.

Innovations in WVU Healthcare's Department of Orthopaedics

Fellowship-trained physicians in West Virginia University’s Department of Orthopaedics provide an easily accessible one-stop shop for the entire spectrum of pediatric and adult orthopaedic care.

Holy Name Medical Center Gynecologic Oncology Practice Provides Robust Treatment Offerings

For Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, FACS, and Phyllis A. Tarallo, DNP, DCC, the practice of gynecologic oncology and surgery within the context of women’s health has been elevated from a profession to something akin to a calling.