Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Fall 2018

TEXAS LIVER TRANSPLANT PROGRAMS* 1-YR SURVIVAL RATES* CITY Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital San Antonio 97.40 % Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center Houston 94.90 % Baylor University Medical Center Dallas 94.80 % Houston Methodist Hospital Houston 94.00 % UT Medical Branch Galveston Galveston 93.30 % Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dallas 93.00 % National Average USA 92.33 % St. Luke’s Health Baylor College Houston 91.60 % UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas 89.60 % University Hospital San Antonio 89.60 % Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth 85.20 % Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Houston 80.40 % Our success is helping people live healthier and longer lives. BEST IN TEXAS 2017 The Liver Transplant Medical Team of San Antonio’s Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital¹ Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio continues to have the highest one-year liver transplant patient survival rates in Texas. Since it began in 2001, more than 600 liver transplants have been performed through this program. The Transplant Surgeons, Transplant Hepatologists, and entire clinical staff are committed to excellence in the treatment and care of each patient they are privileged to serve. Visit or call 1-844-869-4401 (toll-free) for information and to set appointments for consultations. Liver Disease and Transplant Clinics of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital are regularly held in: San Antonio • Austin • Corpus Christi • Laredo • El Paso *Of adult liver transplant programs in Texas performing >10 procedures a year from deceased donors. SOURCE: SRTR; UNOS ¹Members of the Transplant Team of Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital include (from left to right): Dr. Lokesh Bathla , Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgeon, Transplant Surgeon; Dr. Kavitha Thudi , Transplant Hepatologist; Randy Ramirez , Nurse Practitioner; Dr. Preston F. Foster , Transplant Surgeon; Yesenia Williams , Nurse Practitioner; Dr. Omer Junaidi , Transplant Hepatologist; Dr. Madhavi Rudraraju , Transplant Hepatologist; Katrina Peterson , Nurse Practitioner; Dr. Fernando Membreno , Transplant Hepatologist; Yuni Corwin , Nurse Practitioner. Not pictured: Dr. Luke Shen , Transplant Surgeon. Carole Harris still do. I obsess over other moms who seem to have it all together, but I fall onto the couch after work and it is tough enough for me to cook dinner, let alone clean. Before anyone questions my daughter helping, she has chores, but I don’t want her whole childhood to be spent cleaning. I want her to be a kid and have fun while she can. She has enough responsibility being a straight-A student, a tremendous athlete (especially in track) and in honors orchestra. I also would rather spend time with my family and loved ones than mop the floor. In the end, I would rather my daughter look back at her childhood as having fun and being a little messy, than not having me around but we had a clean house. For all of you out there who feel you’re not perfect, know that you are not alone. No one is. Stop comparing yourself to other people, because I guarantee you they have a mess, too. “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” —Drew Houston Carole Harris Community Relations Specialist WomanPlus® and 55PLUS® F A L L 2 0 1 8 K E E P I N G W E L L 3 N E W S , V I E W S & T I P S M E T H O D I S T H E A L T H C A R E