In The News


Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Asim Shah, Ben Taub/BCM, interviewed

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