Healthcare

Memorial Hermann Earns American Hospital Association Awards for Commitment to Quality, Innovation in Palliative Care and Improving Community Health

Only Houston Health System to be recognized at the AHA Leadership Summit

In a rare accomplishment for a U.S. health system, Memorial Hermann was nationally recognized for awards in multiple categories by the American Hospital Association (AHA) – notably for its commitment to quality, employing innovation in palliative and end-of-life care and for improving community health. Memorial Hermann will be the only Houston health system recognized at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego July 17-19.

Expecting and new moms invited to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Community Baby Shower

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Birthing Center invites expecting and new moms – along with their partners and babies – to its annual Community Baby Shower on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  The event will feature demonstrations on how to safely use baby carriers, presentations on the importance of safe sleeping practices, and a Sugar Land police officer will be speaking about car seat safety. In addition, lactation consultants from the Birthing Center will be available to talk one-on-one with moms and provide guidance and support.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosts annual National Cancer Survivors Day® Luncheon

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital joined nearly 14 million American cancer survivors in the annual celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day®. Also recognized were the many family members, friends and health care providers whose contributions to and support of cancer survivors help make the celebration possible.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Earns an “A” Grade for Patient Safety

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital once again earned an “A” for patient safety in the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score ratings program. The Hospital Safety Score is an elite designation from The Leapfrog Group that sets the highest standards for patient safety in the United States. They assign letter grades to hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections while in the hospital.

Feeling blessed to be alive, Aortic Dissection Survivor Randall Parr reunites with Cardiovascular Surgeon Stephen Maniscalco, M.D.

Aortic dissection is a life-threatening emergency. It occurs when the inner layer of the aorta, the large blood vessel branching off the heart, “dissects” or tears. Blood leaks through the tear into the wall of the main aorta, causing the inner layers of the aorta to separate. This condition most frequently occurs in men in their 60s and 70s and the mortality rate is very high. Only a few survive.

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