Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Summer 2019
BYSTANDER HANDS-ONLY CPR SAVES MAN’S LIFE SEE PAGE 3 ® M E T H O D I S T H E A L T H C A R E — S A N A N T O N I O ● S U M M E R 2 0 1 9 Superstar Justin Timberlake Makes Surprise Visit to Patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital Superstar Justin Timber- lake pulled some sun- shine from his pocket for patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, when he came by for a visit during a concert stop in San Antonio. The patients love Justin Timberlake and YouTube, so when they learned he was coming to San Antonio they cre- ated a video with help from hospital staff that showed them dancing to Timberlake’s hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which includes the “sunshine in my pocket” lyric. The young patients also made posters that read “J.T. See Me” that were featured in the video. Parents and patients shared the video, which went viral. Cynthia Ramirez, a fourth-grade teacher who saw the video, contacted the hos- pital to donate two tickets that she had purchased. “When I saw the video, I knew the tickets were not meant for me,” Cynthia said. They were given to young cancer patient Maria, who was cleared to go to the concert. Methodist Children’s Hospital provided a session with a professional makeup artist and new clothes for Maria to wear as well as limousine service to the con- cert. When Timberlake learned of Cynthia’s generosity, he arranged for Cynthia to receive two VIP tickets to the concert. So, Cynthia and Maria went to the concert together in the limousine. The day before the concert, Timberlake visited with the patients at the hospital one at a time, signed autographs and took lots of photos with his young fans. There is no doubt that these patients will be J.T. fans forever! Methodist Healthcare Teams UpWith Celebrity Couple to Educate Community on Living Healthier Lifestyles Methodist Healthcare System welcomes two exciting new additions to the Methodist Healthcare family: husband and wife, Sean Elliott and Claudia Zapata-Elliott. The health system has entered into a three-year partnership with the couple that incorporates the two in blog articles, event appearances, health promotion ads and social media messages. The couple have a history with Methodist Healthcare. Sean Elliott received his kidney transplant in 1999 at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital and con- tinues to get his care with Methodist physicians. “Methodist saved my life. The team of doctors, nurses and staff at Methodist provided me with the best care available when I had my kidney transplant. I could have gone anywhere in the world, and I chose Methodist,” said Sean Elliott. “All of our kids were born at Methodist,” added Claudia Zapata-Elliott. “And, as a couple who embraces healthy living, partnering with Methodist Healthcare to help lead San Antonio to a healthier place offers us a great opportunity to give back and empower and enrich our community.” “This partnership is a great example of living our core competency of build- ing partnerships in the community,” states Allen Harrison, president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare. The first community outreach effort with the couple is a campaign encouraging women to get annual mammograms as the screening can detect cancer early—when it is most treatable. As an incentive, South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers (STRIC) will give a commemorative #32 Elliott shirt to women who go to one of their centers and mention the code: SPURS . STRIC is a partnership between Methodist Healthcare and South Texas Radiology Group. Patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital, including Reggie Daniel (top photo) and Donovan Ramsey, will always remem- ber their special meeting with superstar Justin Timberlake.