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  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Khalife

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Khalife

    Expertise in Oncology Care – Mustapha Khalife, MD, Hematology/Oncology

    Posted: 01/14/2020

    Hendrick Health System is proud to welcome Dr. Mustapha Khalife to Hendrick Cancer Center. “I was drawn to medicine because of my desire to help people in need,” said Dr. Khalife. “The continuous changes and progress happening in the field of oncology allow me to provide the best care possible for my patients.” Dr. Khalife received his medical degree at The American University of Beirut in Lebanon and completed his internal medicine residency and oncology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, wh...

  • Hendrick Diabetes Center offers free workshop for managing diabetes, Jan. 11

    Hendrick Diabetes Center offers free workshop for managing diabetes, Jan. 11

    Posted: 01/06/2020

    Diabetes continues to grow at an alarming rate in the United States, with more than 30 million Americans facing possible devastating consequences of the condition. Approximately 2.9 million Texans, or 14.6 percent of the adult population, have diabetes. Because Hendrick Diabetes Center is dedicated to diabetes education and to the management of the disease, the community is invited to attend a free seminar, Saturday, Jan. 11 from 8 a.m. – Noon. Deep in the Heart of Texas Diabetes Expo, formerly Dia...

  • Hendrick offers advice on visitor etiquette

    Hendrick offers advice on visitor etiquette

    Posted: 12/27/2019

    While patients enjoy seeing family and friends during their hospital stay, visitors should follow some guidelines to keep everyone safe and healthy. Remember the following visitor etiquette the next time you visit a sick friend or family member in the hospital.     - Do not visit if you are ill.     - Before visiting, call or text ahead to let the patient know you are coming.     - Do not wear perfumes, body sprays or colognes.   &nbs...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Jebakumar

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Jebakumar

    Protecting, Promoting and Maintaining the Health and Well-Being of Patients – Adlene Jebakumar, MD, Internal Medicine

    Posted: 12/24/2019

    Hendrick Health System is proud to welcome Adlene Jebakumar, MD, to practice internal medicine in Abilene. Dr. Jebakumar earned her medical degree from Tirunelveli Medical College in India. She served as a clinical research trainee in rheumatology at Mayo Clinic and completed her internal medicine residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Most recently, Dr. Jebakumar served as a primary care physician with Sharpe, Dillon and Cockson Associates in Edina, Minn. She is board certified...

  • Texas State Guard makes an early Christmas delivery to Hendrick Children’s Hospital

    Texas State Guard makes an early Christmas delivery to Hendrick Children’s Hospital

    Posted: 12/16/2019

    Christmas came early for patients in Hendrick Children’s Hospital. On Friday, representatives from the Texas State Guard (TXSG) delivered approximately 2,500 new toys to the hospital. The event is part of the annual Young Heroes of the Guard Christmas Toy Round-Up for Texas Children’s Hospitals. Hendrick Children’s Hospital began receiving donations from the program in 2013.  “We can’t express our gratitude enough for the toy donation that the Texas State Guard provides Hendrick Children’s Hospital...

  • Hendrick offers less invasive procedure as alternative for at-risk heart patients

    Hendrick offers less invasive procedure as alternative for at-risk heart patients

    Posted: 12/05/2019

    Hendrick Health System is now offering high-risk cardiac patients a minimally invasive procedure to replace diseased aortic valves. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a viable alternative for those patients who cannot undergo open heart surgery. “Because Hendrick is committed to bringing state-of-the-art technologies to our community, high-risk patients affected by aortic valve disease now have a surgical option for valve replacement,” said Dr. Joji Varghese, interventional cardiologi...

  • Hendrick Pulmonary Rehab offers free screening for COPD Month

    Hendrick Pulmonary Rehab offers free screening for COPD Month

    Posted: 11/22/2019

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death in the nation, with more than 65 million Americans affected and millions more unaware they have it. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. To raise awareness of COPD, Hendrick Pulmonary Rehabilitation is offering free COPD screenings. “Patients often visit their doctors with complaints of shortness of breath, wheezing ...

  • Hendrick welcomes Dr. Olanrewaju

    Hendrick welcomes Dr. Olanrewaju

    Patient-Centered Medical Care – Oyewole Olanrewaju, MD, Family Practice

    Posted: 11/20/2019

    Hendrick Health System is pleased to welcome Oyewole Olanrewaju, MD, to our team of primary care physicians. Dr. Olanrewaju comes to Abilene from Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He received his medical degree at the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences in Nigeria and served as family medicine chief resident at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as a member ...

  • Hendrick offers free education and assistance for Marketplace insurance enrollment on Nov. 22 and Dec. 6

    Hendrick offers free education and assistance for Marketplace insurance enrollment on Nov. 22 and Dec. 6

    Posted: 11/06/2019

    Hendrick Health System is offering two opportunities for the community to receive free education and enrollment assistance for Marketplace insurance plans. The Enrollment Educational Fairs are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 and Friday Dec. 6 in Hendrick Medical Center’s Shelton Building lobby, located at 2000 Pine St., from 4-7 p.m.  Certified application counselors from Hendrick will answer questions and assist individuals who wish to apply for Marketplace insurance plans. Participants should bring...

  • Hendrick Health System nationally recognized with ‘A’ for hospital safety

    Hendrick Health System nationally recognized with ‘A’ for hospital safety

    Posted: 11/06/2019

    Hendrick Health System was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction  recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of healthcare committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. “We are proud to be recognized again by The Leapfrog Group for our record of providing quali...