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07.25.2016

Ben Taub Hospital Stroke Center Recognitions Mean Expert Care

Suzanne Moffett didn’t even know she had a stroke until she woke up after a life-saving procedure at Ben Taub Hospital, home to one of six comprehensive stroke centers in greater Houston.
07.08.2016

Harris Health System Achieves “Most Wired” for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth year in a row, Harris Health System earned the “Most Wired” recognition in the 18th annual survey and benchmarking study conducted by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.
06.16.2016

Ben Taub Hospital Is Two-Time Recipient of National Award for Cardiac Care

For the second year in a row, Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award from the American Heart Association for its care of severe heart attack patients.
06.14.2016

Alan Vierling Named New Leader at Harris Health System’s LBJ Hospital

Alan Vierling has been named executive vice president and administrator of Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, the 328-licensed bed facility operated by Harris Health System.
05.19.2016

Harris Health System Receives Hallmark Accreditation for its Cancer Programs

Harris Health System has received a hallmark accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, meaning its comprehensive cancer programs in its hospitals and outpatient facilities have met stringent quality care standards.
05.13.2016

Clearing the Air for African Americans, Sufferers with More Asthma Deaths

Quiana Spears was a regular at Houston-area hospitals when severe and debilitating bouts of asthma hit her. That all changed thanks to her participation in a study aimed at helping asthmatics like her control and manage their condition and live better.
05.11.2016

Harris Health Named CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Employer for Fourth Straight Year

Harris Health System has again earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.
04.27.2016

The neonatal intensive care unit for sickest of newborns at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital is the only Gold Level recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence in Texas.
04.26.2016

Ben Taub Hospital Newborn ICU Garners National Award for Patient Care

The neonatal intensive care unit for sickest of newborns at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital is the only Gold Level recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence in Texas.
04.26.2016

The neonatal intensive care unit for sickest of newborns at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital is the only Gold Level recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence in Texas.
04.18.2016

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03.30.2016

Xochitl (So-Chil) Flores had her gallbladder removed after years of digestive issues. However, within a year after surgery she developed an uncomfortable bulge near the incision of her previous surgery. The pain was excruciating and debilitating.
03.24.2016

Patients Play Key Role in Making Ventral Hernia Surgeries More Successful

Xochitl (So-Chil) Flores had her gallbladder removed after years of digestive issues. However, within a year after surgery she developed an uncomfortable bulge near the incision of her previous surgery. The pain was excruciating and debilitating.
03.08.2016

Harris Health Recognized Among “Best 50” in US, Canada for Second Year

Harris Health System has again been named among the “Best 50” healthcare providers in the U.S. and Canada for its industry-leading efforts in supply chain management by the Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX).
03.04.2016

Low Vision Patients Don’t Suffer Alone Thanks to New Support Group

A slip and fall with his face hitting a concrete step left David French with a detached retina in one eye and damage in the other. He now faces life with diminished or low vision.
03.02.2016

The Harris County Hospital District was created in 1966 with the mission to provide quality health care to the underserved population within Harris County. Fifty years later, they are still holding true to that mission.
02.05.2016

Known for its life-saving care, the surgical intermediate care unit at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital received the Beacon Award (Silver Level) for Excellence in patient care by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
01.27.2016

Ben Taub Hospital Surgical Unit Garners National Award for Patient Care

Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital received the Beacon Award (Silver Level) for Excellence in patient care by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
01.22.2016

Ben Taub Hospital has maintained its Level 1 trauma center designation, avoiding a potentially crippling reduction in trauma services for an already underserved region, officials said Friday.
01.07.2016

Special Delivery Kicks Off 50th Anniversary for Harris Health

A special delivery was made Jan. 1, 2016 (New Year’s Day) at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, a date that also kicked off a year-long celebration for Harris Health System. The safety-net healthcare provider in Harris County turned 50 years old on Jan. 1, 1966.
01.07.2016

Don’t Let Stress and Overindulging Ruin Your Super Bowl Parties

Ahead of the 2016 NFL Super Bowl, several local agencies led by Harris Health System and Baylor College of Medicine will host an event on Feb. 6 to educate fans on ways to avoid heart attacks resulting from high levels of stress.
01.07.2016

Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital has earned the coveted international recognition of Baby-Friendly Hospital, joining a select number of such facilities in Houston and Texas.

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