The Meaning of Care Magazine | Winter 2015
Life comes with abundant joys — and hard realities.
Sometimes babies are born too early. Sometimes deadly cancers strike people
in their prime. Sometimes chronic illness threatens to destroy quality of life.
At Methodist, we work to protect life, health and our patients’ wishes with compassion, medical expertise and innovation.
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At 38, Mary Robinson had it all.
She had her rock-solid faith and unstoppable zest for life. She had a community, friends and family she loved, most of all her husband and their four children. She had the teaching career and students she adored.
Every tiny heartbeat in the Methodist Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) tells a story.
Now, thanks to a highly advanced new tool, the story behind those heartbeats can be heard and help save babies’ lives.
Inside a small suitcase, a stack of wooden Scrabble® letters spells out the words, “I love you.” A pill bottle is filled with dimes and nickels for a quick game of cards. A rosary, cards, family photos and a harmonica are also packed neatly inside.
Picking out the perfect present was easy for friends and family attending Spencer’s first birthday. His parents asked them to skip the traditional gifts of toys and clothes. Instead they wanted their guests to consider donating to Methodist Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).