Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Winter 2021

2  SAHealth .com Methodist Children’s Hospital andMake-A-Wish ® partner to grantwish for 4-year-old patient The pediatric bone marrow transplant team at Methodist Children’s Hospital makes it their mission to ensure their patients know they are loved and deserving of the absolute best life has to offer during their cancer journeys. The care team accomplished this for 4-year-old acute myeloid leukemia fighter, Nicole Liu, and her family. During the summer of 2020, Nicole received a bone marrow transplant at Methodist Children’s Hospital. Nicole’s greatest wish was to visit Walt Disney World. With her condition worsening, her care team collaborated with Make-A- Wish ® North Texas and Central & South Texas chapters to grant her wish. In November, Nicole was able to meet her favorite princesses Anna and Elsa from Frozen at a safe and secluded party with her family, held shortly before her passing. “It meant so much to all of us who have cared for Nicole over these last few months to be able to celebrate her and her utmost strength and joy in this way,” said Jennifer Painter, certified child life specialist. “Seeing her running, riding in the carriage and interacting with the princesses was just amazing.” Nicole Liu with princesses Anna and Elsa and her family. Good to know Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital 210-22-NURSE (210-226-8773) Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Weekends and major holidays When your child has a medical need, Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital has specially-trained pediatric nurses to assist you with medical advice concerning your child. HealthBus andWellWaldo’s Wheels 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) Do you worry about how you will get to your next doctor’s appointment? Do you use a wheelchair and need a little extra assistance getting to the hospital for outpatient testing? Do you have a child with special needs and lack a vehicle that can accommodate your child’s medical transportation needs? Methodist Healthcare has the answer. HealthBus for adults and Well Waldo’s Wheels for children and expectant moms provide transportation from your home to your doctor’s office or hospital and then pick you up later and take you home. For information on how to schedule a ride and specific hospitals and zip codes served, please call 210-MHS-RIDE . Medical Advice for Adults 210-575-0355 Available 24/7 2 S ealth.c KEEPINGWELL —WINTER 2021 NOTHING BEATS SAVING A LIFE LEARN HANDS-ONLYCPR Please visit us on Facebook at MethodistHealthcareSA and join Sean Elliott and Claudia Zapata-Elliott MONDAY, FEB. 15, AT 6 PM To learn hands-only CPR Facebook Live hosted by Jorge Alvarez, MD Board President, American Heart Association