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04.27.2015

Sisters Share Rewards of Nurse Midwife Deliveries, Group Prenatal Program

Dominga Gomez Lozano and her younger sister, Leticia, are quite close. They share a lot in common, and most recently shared the same method for childbirth—using a certified nurse-midwife and enrollment in a prenatal group program.
04.20.2015

ICU Support Group Leader Shares Personal Tragedy to Help Others

Karina Valencia needed more hope than the physicians and staff at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital could muster shortly after her son’s shooting, the near-death victim of a convenience store robbery.
04.17.2015

Texas stands to lose some $4 billion in annual funding to care for the poor unless it can persuade federal authorities to renew a Medicaid waiver due to expire in September 2016.
04.17.2015

No one coughed. No one sneezed or shuffled their feet. Instead, there was silence in Harris County Commissioners Court the winter day that Michael Segal, a public hospital social worker, was honored with what might have been a routine proclamation.
04.16.2015

Candy licorice twists may be just as effective in screening for gestational diabetes as a standard glucola beverage, according to research in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
04.15.2015

The system Harris County uses to provide indigent health care services is changing as more low-income individuals and families move from the city of Houston to the suburbs, due in part to the city’s gentrification.
04.14.2015

On this edition of Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s health and healthcare.
04.14.2015

Dozens of volunteers are doing their part to help families cope during their darkest hour. Some of them gathered at Ben Taub Hospital Tuesday to sew gowns for babies who don't survive.
04.14.2015

Una tragedia se convirtió en el inicio de una organización que cose trajes para bebés que pierden la vida recién nacidos.
04.13.2015

New LBJ Hospital Nursing Chief Sets High Academic Goals for Staff

Derek L. Curtis, new chief nursing officer of Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, wants to enhance the opportunities for nurses and increase their role in patient-centric care.
03.29.2015

George V. Masi and Elvin Franklin Jr. appear on public affairs show to discuss Harris Health’s financial situation and the level 1 trauma status of Ben Taub Hospital.
03.27.2015

Ben Taub Hospital is the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award.
03.26.2015

Ben Taub Hospital Stroke Center Achieves New “Elite Plus” National Award

Ben Taub Hospital is the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award.
03.23.2015

A Sign of the Times for Hearing Impaired Patients

Harris Health System is now using sign language video technology to better communicate with its hearing-impaired and hard-of-hearing patients.
03.19.2015

Study Looks to Confirm Antivenom Has “Bite” Against Copperhead Snakes

Dr. Spencer Greene wants to make sure the standard treatment for copperhead snake bites, the most common venomous snake in greater Houston and southeast Texas, works, and if it doesn’t, he wants to stop its use.
03.19.2015

Dr. Spencer Greene wants to make sure the standard treatment for copperhead snake bites, the most common venomous snake in greater Houston and southeast Texas, works, and if it doesn’t, he wants to stop its use.
03.15.2015

Flores, colores, soles, arcoíris, sombras y luces es lo que plasman para describir su vida.
03.12.2015

Robin Garza knows trauma. She sees it on a daily basis as trauma services program manager for one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the U.S.—Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital.
03.10.2015

Harris Health Recognized as One of “Best 50” in US, Canada

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), a worldwide healthcare technology company.
03.10.2015

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), a worldwide healthcare technology company.
03.05.2015

"Just Drive" Champion Backs Texas Lawmakers’ Efforts to Ban Texting/Driving

Robin Garza knows trauma. She sees it on a daily basis as trauma services program manager for one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the U.S.—Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital.
03.05.2015

The fight to enact a statewide ban on texting and driving in Texas is getting new life.
03.02.2015

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reverified the Level III trauma center for Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, a distinction the hospital has held since 1996.
02.28.2015

Harris County's public hospital system is teetering on the brink of calamity.
02.27.2015

Indigent patients, budget cuts and no Medicaid expansion equals a catastrophe.
02.27.2015

When considering some top nursing jobs in demand, nurse practitioner and clinical specialty registered nurse were on most all lists of medical facilities.
02.26.2015

Houstonians often talk in numbers: U.S. 59 and Interstate 45, Third Ward and Second Baptist. But here's a number you should be talking about more often: Three. As in the Houston region has only three Level 1 trauma centers.
02.19.2015

Kenneth Hopes and Shah Haque have good reasons for liking Harris Health System’s newest facility in Katy—the Danny Jackson Health Center. The center opened Jan. 20 to serve the primary and specialty care needs of patients in west Harris County.
02.10.2015

02.05.2015

Harris Health Opens Permanent Same Day Clinic near Heights

Sunset Heights, named after its near-Heights location in north Houston, is a 4,671-square-foot facility with eight exam rooms and two treatment rooms. The clinic is available for patients 18 months and older and is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
02.01.2015

Harris Health System’s Volunteer and Guest Services Department is accepting applications for its Summer Junior Volunteer Program. The program is open to students 14 to 18 years of age.
01.30.2015

Texas hospital trauma centers would receive hundreds of millions of dollars through legislation that would ensure the centers get all the money earmarked for them, state Rep. Sylvester Turner said Friday.
01.30.2015

For several years, more than $111 million has been collected by the state for medical trauma centers. It has not been used.
01.29.2015

After education, Health and Human Services make up the second-biggest part of the Texas budget. Despite the billions of dollars being spent, Texas remains the state with the highest proportion of uninsured in the country, at almost 24 percent.
01.27.2015

Harris Health’s Danny Jackson Health Center in Katy Serves a Need

Kenneth Hopes and Shah Haque have good reasons for liking Harris Health System’s newest facility in Katy—the Danny Jackson Health Center. The center opened Jan. 20 to serve the primary and specialty care needs of patients in west Harris County.
01.27.2015

Kenneth Hopes and Shah Haque have good reasons for liking Harris Health System’s newest facility in Katy—the Danny Jackson Health Center.
01.26.2015

Harris Health System Receives THA's Excellence in Community Service Award

Harris Health System is the Texas Hospital Association’s 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award recipient, recognizing the system’s work to identify and treat HIV-positive patients through its Routine Universal Screening for HIV (RUSH) program.
01.26.2015

Harris County is in its best financial shape in years with budget officials projecting a beginning fund balance of $515 million.
01.22.2015

The vote by Harris Health System's board of managers was 5-3 in favor of a proposed $1.3 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins in March.
01.21.2015

The board of Harris County's public safety-net health system Wednesday approved a budget with a $14 million operating loss, a compromise that shaves more than $50 million in expenses but retains all core clinical services.
01.20.2015

Attention high school students! Looking for ways to spend your summer? Consider volunteering at Harris Health System.
01.20.2015

Harris Health System’s Volunteer and Guest Services Department is accepting applications for its Summer Junior Volunteer Program. The program is open to students 14 to 18 years of age.
01.17.2015

Mixture of chemicals, herbs targeting teens risky, unpredictable.
01.16.2015

A national accrediting body has warned Ben Taub General Hospital about surgical deficiencies that could result in the downgrading of its Level 1 trauma center, a potentially catastrophic development in a region already sorely short of such facilities.
01.09.2015

An impending $71.8 million budget shortfall could force Harris County's primary public health agency to close school-based clinics, cap other services and eliminate jobs, agency leaders said Friday.
01.07.2015

Patrick Hetmaniak has come a long way since suffering a massive stroke last year. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and claimed his ability to walk and talk.
01.07.2015

Patrick Hetmaniak has come a long way since suffering a massive stroke last year. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and claimed his ability to walk and talk.
01.07.2015

Patrick Hetmaniak has come a long way since suffering a massive stroke last year. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and claimed his ability to walk and talk.
01.07.2015

Patrick Hetmaniak has come a long way since suffering a massive stroke last year. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and claimed his ability to walk and talk.
01.07.2015

Patrick Hetmaniak has come a long way since suffering a massive stroke last year. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and claimed his ability to walk and talk.
01.07.2015

Patrick Hetmaniak has come a long way since suffering a massive stroke last year. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and claimed his ability to walk and talk.

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