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The Meaning of Care Magazine | Summer 2015

President's Letter

We know that our patients’ illnesses, injuries, medical treatments, health and well-being affect not only them, but also their loved ones. We know the most helpful and healing care does not focus only on the patient.

We care for family members, too — as we did when tragedy struck 22-year-old Karla Perez, who suffered a catastrophic stroke early in her pregnancy.

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Karla’s Legacy

While pleading for their daughter to awaken, Berta and Modesto Jimenéz prayed and wept.

Their oldest child, Karla Perez, the 22-year-old mother of then-2-year-old daughter Genesis and unborn son Angel, had suffered a sudden catastrophic stroke early in her pregnancy.


Advanced Technology and Expanded Space Enhance Patient Care

With the click of a mouse, he moves the crystal-clear image in every direction — up, down and around — taking a 3-D glance at the blood vessels that need his attention and expertise. Interventional radiology uses high-end image-guided therapy to help patients feel better fast.

Surviving Cancer with a Smile

Cheryl Stevens wears a lot of different hats. Literally and figuratively. Most of them are colorful, quirky or otherwise simply laughable. But that is exactly the point.

She founded Flamingos for Hope, a group of cancer survivor-volunteers who bring laughter and light each month to the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. (Flamingos stands for Friends Laughing, Achieving Miracles, Inspiring and Nurturing Gifts, Offering Smiles.)

Methodist Women’s Hospital – NICU Expansion Project

Just five years after opening its doors, Methodist Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit needs more space. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is exceeding room capacity more than 90 percent of the time. As a result, a capital campaign called Everyday Miracles is underway to raise the $19.3 million needed to expand the unit.