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The JPS Podcast
30 minutes | 12 days ago
New Road, Same Rules
Own it. Seek joy. Don’t be a jerk. Those are the rules of the road at JPS. President and CEO Robert Earley talks about how in the face of a pandemic those rules are now more than ever key to the care we provide.
22 minutes | 19 days ago
How Far We've Come
COVID-19 has put pressure on the healthcare system and our caregivers, but we’re responding at record speed. Dr. Steve Davis gives us a look into what we’ve learned over the last nine months, and how we’re taking that into the future of medicine.
15 minutes | a month ago
Remembering Your Why
These are tough times, not only for healthcare workers, but for everyone. So, how do JPS team members, nine months into the COVDI-19 pandemic, find the determination to keep serving their community? We handed them the microphone and asked where they find the strength, courage and willpower to be ready to serve when they're needed.
18 minutes | a month ago
When Seconds Count
It may seem like time stands still for family members as they wait for a loved one to emerge from trauma surgery, but things happen fast when lives are in the balance. That’s why there’s no substitute for the skill and experience of the Level I Trauma team at JPS. Trauma surgeons Dr. Carlos Rodriguez and Dr. Raj Gandhi discuss what Level I Trauma care means for patients in an emergency and the community as a whole.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Making Time for Mental Wellness
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of fear and anxiety for many of us, but getting the care we need can be a challenge when we're supposed to stay apart. Fortunately, the JPS Behavioral Health team is finding new ways to connect with patients remotely, ensuring they get the counseling and resources they need to be well.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Breaking the Cycle of Violence
Intimate partner violence comes in many forms. Still, it is such a taboo subject that some people don't even realize when abuse is happening to them. This week, Scott Wuerz sits down with Manza Agovi and Mary Ann Contreras to discuss the processes JPS has in place, and the ways we connect patients to safety and community.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
Avoiding a Twindemic
A combination of influenza and COVID-19, potentially dangerous on their own, could be too much for a body to fight off at the same time. This week, we're talking with Krystle Gandhi, Executive Director of Clinical Informatics and Operations, about everything you ever wanted to know about the flu.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Finding New Ways to Connect
Technology helps bridge the communication gap, but recent efforts made by JPS team members have created the biggest impact. Devon Armstrong tells us how her team of social workers and nurse case managers has forged trusting relationships with the people they care for to help them overcome isolation and the fear of recovering from COVID-19 alone.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
On the Front Line Against COVID-19
The fight against COVID-19 has been the toughest test that healthcare workers across the country have ever faced. When the flow of patients in need of intensive care doesn’t seem like it will ever stop and there are more questions than answers, how do doctors and nurses keep moving forward? This week, we’re talking with pulmonologist Dr. Razaq Badamosi, Director of the Intensive Care Unit at JPS Health Network, about how COVID care has evolved over the last six months, where the battle against the virus stands and how the members of his team stay on top of their profession during seemingly endless shifts for the benefit of their patients.
2 minutes | 3 months ago
Welcome Back for Season 2
24 minutes | 6 months ago
Shaping the Next Generation of Doctors
JPS not only offers the highest standard of care to every behavioral health patient. It's also a leader in developing the psychiatrists of the future, teaching them how to treat people in need of behavioral health care in one of the premiere four-year psychiatry residency programs in the country.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
Finding New Ways to Provide Healthcare
JPS Health Network is always reaching for new ways to care for patients. Listen in to find out how medical homes and telehealth keep patients connected with personalized care tailored to their individual needs.
16 minutes | 6 months ago
Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Care
When a person's appearance has been altered because of an accident or health condition, the operation to save their life is only the beginning of the healing process. Listen in to find out how Dr. Steven Mapula and his team give hope and confidence to those patients so they can feel like themselves again.
12 minutes | 7 months ago
To Protect & Serve Patients
Being a cop isn't only about pursuing bad guys, investigating crimes and other typical police duties. It's about creating a safe place where people can get the care they need.
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Always Ready: 10 Years of Level 1 Trauma Care
A decade ago, JPS earned Level 1 Trauma Center status under the guidance of Trauma Medical Director Dr. Raj Gandhi. It's a standard no other Fort Worth hospital has been able to meet in the ten years that followed. Listen to find out more.
17 minutes | 7 months ago
The Future of Cancer Care
Cancer is the word no one wants to hear. We all live in fear of it every day because in the past a cancer diagnosis was almost always a death sentence. But Dr. Bassam Ghabach, Medical Director of the JPS Health Network Oncology and Infusion Center, said new treatments, techniques and philosophies have given doctors more tools to fight the disease than they’ve had before. Listen in to find out how oncologists are taking the battle to cancer these days, giving patients longer, healthier lives and a real chance to beat the disease.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
Pain Management Alternatives: How JPS is tackling the opioid crisis
It’s the job of Dr. Richard Teames to make the pain go away as patients recover from injuries or surgery. But, in a world where opioid drug abuse has been ignored for too long, Teames is on the cutting edge of finding non-narcotic ways to help control pain. Is it working? Tune in to find out more.
18 minutes | 8 months ago
Demystifying Palliative Care
Dr. Anthony Zepeda and social worker Kelle White join Scott Wuerz to discuss palliative care at JPS, giving us insight into this unique relationship between patient, provider and family. Palliative care has grown tremendously in recent years as the American population ages, still many people don’t know exactly what it is. We discuss the support our palliative care team offers to patients and their families and how to connect to those services.
24 minutes | 8 months ago
Establishing Trust with Those Experiencing Homelessness
Lewis Jackson talks with Joel Hunt, Director of Care Connections, about establishing trust with patients experiencing homelessness. When a person has lost everything, it often leads to them giving up on taking care of themselves. Joel discusses the JPS/Acclaim Street Medicine program and the efforts they make to care for this population and give consistent, compassionate medical care, the first step in helping a person without a home reclaim their life.
17 minutes | 8 months ago
Caring for Many Cultures
Tarrant County is quickly becoming an international community with people from all of the world calling it their new home. So how does JPS care for people with different cultural and religious beliefs? How do we connect with patients who don’t speak English well – or perhaps at all? Scott Wuerz sits down with Lee Ann Franklin, Executive Director of Spiritual Care and Ethics and Michelle Green-Ford, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, to talk about how we meet the needs of our diverse patient population.
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