In The News


11.14.2017

Harris Health RNs Listed Among Top 20 in Houston by Texas Nurses Association

Two Harris Health System nurses are among the 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2017, an award given by the Texas Nurses Association, District 9. The pair joins honorees nominated by peers and coworkers as exemplary registered nurses from greater Houston.
11.13.2017

Harris Health’s Team Approach Helps Patients Regain Control of Diabetes

Before diabetes takes or disables a life, Harris Health System wants to step in.
10.24.2017

Harris Health’s Smith Clinic Earns ‘Center of Excellence’ for Breast Imaging Services

Harris Health System has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), joining an elite group of imaging facilities in Texas.
10.24.2017

Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital Staff Mentors Students at HISD School Health Fair

Jones Futures Academy senior Marquinn Booker got an up-close and personal perspective on how to communicate and properly administer a blood pressure check under the supervision of nurses and staff from Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
10.19.2017

Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

Hurricane Harvey dumped 51 inches of rain on greater Houston and made LBJ Hospital a virtual island. During the 5-day storm staff maintained hospital operations and performed the first-ever brain surgery in the hospital’s 28-year history.
10.16.2017

UTHealth Surgeon Tien Ko Named Chief of Staff at Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital

Dr. Tien C. Ko has been named chief of staff at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, becoming only the fifth chief of staff in the hospital’s 28-year history.
09.07.2017

Moisture Damage from Hurricane Harvey is Prompting Room Closures & Repairs at LBJ Hospital

Effective at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital is taking steps to take out of service approximately 40 patient rooms due to water damage sustained during Hurricane Harvey.
08.25.2017

Harvey Updates

07.31.2017

Troubleshooters Drives the Extra Mile to Vaccinate the Community

As driver for Harris Health's mobile immunization unit, Karen Rasmussen has traveled nearly 30,000 miles in the last seven years to vaccinate children in Harris County.
07.27.2017

Harris Health System’s Troubleshooters Program Offers Free Back-to-School Immunizations

Gear up and beat the back-to-school immunization rush this August! Harris Health System’s Troubleshooters Mobile Unit is offering free immunizations for children two months to 18 years of age.
07.26.2017

Ben Taub Hospital’s Beacon Award is among Three in U.S., Canada

The Labor and Delivery Unit at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital is the only silver winner of the Beacon Award of Excellence awarded in the U.S. and Canada by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
07.05.2017

Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?

A Harris Health System expert warns ultraviolet rays can cause problems for people taking certain medications.
06.30.2017

Harris Health System’s Troubleshooters Program Offers Free Back-to-School Immunizations

Gear up and beat the back-to-school immunization rush this month! Harris Health System’s Troubleshooters Mobile Unit will be out and about offering free immunizations for children two months to 18 years of age.
06.27.2017

Third Straight ‘Gold Plus’ Keeps Boosting Ben Taub Hospital’s Stroke Program

Ben Taub Hospital received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s recent recognition of the Harris Health System hospital with its Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.
06.01.2017

Harris Health Named CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Employer Five Years in a Row

Harris Health System has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ for the fifth straight year for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.
05.30.2017

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

For the third year in a row, Harris Health System has 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).
04.20.2017

Power of Touch to Connect, Encourage Breastfeeding Motivates Consultant

When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother’s bare chest.
04.18.2017

The Harris Health System Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of Harris Health’s administration building in honor of Elvin Franklin Jr., the board’s longest tenured member.
04.14.2017

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04.06.2017

Harris Health’s Administration Building Named after Long-Time Trustee

The Harris Health System Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of Harris Health’s administration building in honor of Elvin Franklin Jr., the board’s longest tenured member.
03.27.2017

Dedicated Staff Keep Keen Eye on Early Detection of Diabetic Vision Loss

Once Rafael Duran, ophthalmology technician, positions patient Maria Cortez Orozco just right in front of the high-optic retinal scan camera, he turns off the lights and waits for Orozco’s eyes to dilate.
03.03.2017

Harris Health Honors Staff Innovation, Creativity at its Third Annual Summit

A new automated microbiology laboratory that now allows staff to quickly grow, incubate and identify bacteria in minutes won Innovation of the Year on March 2 at Harris Health System’s Innovation Summit.
02.24.2017

Anne Clutterbuck Elected Chair of Harris Health System Board of Trustees

Anne Clutterbuck, former Houston City Councilmember, has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body of the public healthcare system in Harris County.
02.15.2017

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Long before a patient is wheeled in for a life-saving stent or a coronary image of the heart, Jaromir “Jeremy” Bobek, cardiovascular technologist/invasive specialist, lays out essential equipment in the Catheterization Lab.
02.13.2017

Dr. John Higgins, chief of Cardiology, LBJ/UTHealth, talks about heart health at LBJ Hospital in recognition of Heart Month in February.
02.10.2017

02.10.2017

Internationally renowned pianist Abbey Simon, 97, was treated at Ben Taub Hospital after a car accident and received rehabilitation care at Quentin Mease Hospital. He now performs.
02.07.2017

The Golden Hour: Treating Trauma in Harris Health System

Thousands of people who have received lifesaving care at Ben Taub Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center or at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center are living proof of the medical trauma expertise of the dedicated staff.
01.30.2017

Saving Limbs from Diabetes Drives Ben Taub Hospital Experts

Oscar Betancourt has lived with diabetes for years. He knows letting it get out of control can affect all parts of his body, so when he noticed a sore not healing quickly on his foot he knew it was serious.
01.19.2017

Brain Tumor Survivor Moves into Next Phase of Life Thanks to Rehab Experts

Slightly swaying side to side and front to back on a swivel board shows how far Ruben Arellano has come since the removal of a baseball-sized brain tumor.
01.17.2017

Dr. Asim Shah, Ben Taub/BCM, interviewed

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