Posts by Jeff Brull

Jo Murphy’s Extra Dimension of Caring

Jo Murphy

Volunteers at HaysMed add the extra dimension of caring according to Jo Murphy. And she would know. Jo spent nearly 35 years with wholehearted dedication and pride in being part of that Volunteer team. Jo passed away on May 1, 2019. Jo began her work in the Hays medical community as a Volunteer, rising quickly…

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New CT Scanner Improves Patient Care

DSCI CT Scanner

The staff of HaysMed’s Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Institute (DSCI) takes pride in providing outstanding patient care. We recognize that the best possible patient care is the result of a combination of resources that all work well together. This spring, DSCI installed a new CT scanner used to plan our patients’ radiation therapies. The new large-bore scanner…

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The View From Here…

From Executive Director Jeff Brull, Summer 2019 I find myself reflecting in my office following the memorial service of Jo Murphy, where many stories were shared about the dedication and loving personality of HaysMed’s former long-time director of Volunteer Services. No doubt she connected with hundreds if not thousands of people over the course of…

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Hadley Rooms Receive Upgrades

Hadley Rooms Receive Upgrades

Hadley Room Renovation The Hadley Foundation underwrote state of the art renovations for the Hadley Rooms. These four large rooms are located in the main floor of HaysMed’s and are used for education and training of HaysMed associates as well as regional symposia and community events. The renovation project includes presentation and remote meeting equipment,…

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The Paul and Virginia Miller Society Luncheon

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Members of the Paul & Virginia Miller Society along with friends of the HaysMed Foundation gathered for the annual Society luncheon held in April. Speaker Dr. Jeffery Curtis, Director of Cardiology Services, shared the history of the DeBakey Heart Institute and the plans for the future. HaysMed President and Chief Executive Officer Eddie Herrman reviewed…

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National Doctors’ Day: March 30

We are excited to celebrate National Doctor’s Day each year.  We take this opportunity to thank our HaysMed physicians for their commitment to providing expert and compassionate care for our patients.  Our celebration is just one day, but we hope they know that our gratitude lasts all year long! This stunning Red Dress, created by…

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Opioid Epidemic: Our Community Response

The opioid epidemic is considered the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Every day 110 Americans die from drug related overdoses. Prescription and illicit opioids are driving the U.S. drug overdose epidemic – accounting for 66 percent of drug poisoning deaths nationwide according in 2016 to the Center for Disease Control. HaysMed, part of the…

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“Lotusland” Graces Hospice Office

"Lotusland"

Local artist Doloris (Pfeifer) Pederson recently donated the original oil painting “Lotusland” which she created while visiting the botanical garden of the same name outside Santa Barbara, CA. The gift hangs in the newly relocated Hospice area at HaysMed as a tribute of celebration to the artist’s parents, Pater A. and Rosa Pfeifer and their…

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Don and Chris Bickle Philanthropy Award Announced

Don and Chris Bickle

Beginning this year, the HaysMed Foundation will bestow a special annual recognition to a benefactor that has demonstrated leadership through investment in the programs and people of HaysMed. It is fitting that this award serves both to honor its inductees as well as inspire the proliferation of their passionate support. This year’s awardees are Don…

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Planning your Legacy

An old Chinese proverb says that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, and the second-best time is today. If you didn’t take inventory of your assets and plan your legacy twenty years ago, you are not too late. The second-best time to do it is today. Even if you did,…

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