Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Winter 2018

THE SPURS COYOTE and NBA star Sean Elliott re- cently joined Methodist Healthcare leadership in offi- cially opening the new Patient Tower at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. The expansion represents the fourth and most significant addition to the San Antonio hospital since it opened in March 2009. “The north central section of our city continues to ex- perience robust growth, and our expansion is a response by Methodist Healthcare to meet the increasing health- care demands of our nearby communities,” said Marc Strode, Hospital CEO. “All our major service lines will Information in KEEPING WELL comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2017 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. WINTER 2018 KEEPING WELL is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of METHODIST HEALTHCARE, 8109 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229, telephone 210-575-0355 , website . Jaime Wesolowski President and CEO Palmira Arellano Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations METHODIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 8109 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID San Antonio, TX Permit No. 1409 M e t h o d i s t H e a l t h c a r e COMING IN FEBRUARY 2018 RED DRESS 5K FUN RUN AND WALK Methodist Stone Oak Hospital Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association For more information, visit WWW.SAHEALTH.COM/ HEARTANDSOUL or call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 . From left, Spurs TV analyst and NBA champion Sean Elliott; Hospital CEO Marc Strode; Kate Holloway, MD; and Jaime Wesolowski, President and CEO of Methodist Healthcare, welcome the community to the new Patient Tower expansion. Completed this fall, the expansion is the fourth for the hospital, which opened in 2009. METHODIST STONE OAK HOSPITAL OPENS NEW PATIENT TOWER benefit from the additional space, and we will have two specialized floors: Women’s Services and Neurosciences.” The expansion includes a three-story tower housing more than 100,000 additional square feet of space and 100 additional beds. Approximately 20,000 square feet of space on the existing floor has been renovated. One of the hospital’s most robust clinical services is neu- rosciences, and the new tower affords the opportunity to consolidate and expand a neuro intensive care unit, a neuro step-down unit and a neuro medical unit into one center of excellence for patients with neurological conditions ranging from brain tumors to stroke to back pain. With the expansion, Methodist Stone Oak Hos- pital added an 18-bed women’s surgery unit. For Women’s Services, the expansion continues into 2018 as labor and delivery, the neonatal intensive care unit, and the postpartum unit increase in size. Also in 2018, a 15-bed acute re- habilitation unit will open and serve as an extension of the continuum of care for many patients needing that service for extended physical, occupational and speech therapy post-acute discharge. A dedicated oncology unit will also be added. 8 W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 K E E P I N G W E L L