I grew up at Methodist Hospital. I was born at here – as were all of my children and my grandchildren.
As a child, I used to visit the hospital with my dad, M.B. Flanigan, MD. My parents, my aunt and uncle, me, and now my daughter have all called MethodistHospitalhome.
My first real job was at Methodist in the laboratory. When I graduated from the Methodist School of Medical Technology, I continued to work in the lab. I went back to school and earned my Master's degree, courtesy of MethodistHospital. And I stayed on for 20 years.
I left the Methodist workforce in 1991, returned in 2005 - but never left the Methodist family. My family members have all been served by the talent and technology that this hospital offers to critically ill and injured patients.
Traumatic brain injury - check. Neonatal distress - check. Thyroid storm - check. Motorcycle accident - check. Preeclampsia - check. Life happens to families - including these kinds of things.
Am I grateful that MethodistHospital offers the technology and staff to take care of all of them? Yes.
Am I grateful that my family members have all had positive outcomes as a result of their care at MethodistHospital? Absolutely!
Am I grateful that Methodist will continue to provide critical care services in the future? Absolutely yes!
I support the Methodist Hospital Lighting the Way Campaign as a way to give back to for all she's given to me: an education, a family connection, life-long friends, and most of all, assurance of the best care possible for anyone who needs it.