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07.23.2015

Ben Taub Hospital Earns More National Recognition for Cardiac Care

Ben Taub Hospital, best known for its expert trauma care, is quickly building a national reputation for its excellent cardiovascular services.
07.14.2015

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

For the fifth year in a row, Harris Health System earned the “Most Wired” recognition by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
06.29.2015

Dr. Ericka Brown Named New Leader at Ben Taub Hospital

Dr. Ericka Brown, current administrator of Harris Health System’s Ambulatory Care Services, has been named the new head of the system’s Ben Taub Hospital, a nationally recognized facility for its stroke, cardiac and trauma care.
06.25.2015

Ben Taub Hospital Earns National Recognition for its Cardiac Care

Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital has received the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award from the American Heart Association for its treatment of severe heart attack patients.
06.22.2015

Groundbreaking NIH Diabetes Study Helps Patients Make the GRADE

Harris Health System and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine are looking to enroll many more Type 2 diabetes patients to participate in one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted by the National Institutes of Health.
06.16.2015

Harris Health System Delays Openings for June 17

Tropical Storm Bill has made landfall along the central Texas coastline. However, the severe weather and flooding anticipated prior to the storm has not occurred. We now plan to reopen all clinic and eligibility locations Wednesday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
06.15.2015

Harris Health System Cancels Clinics for Tuesday, June 16

With anticipation of locally heavy rainfall and area flooding, Harris Health System is closing all of its primary care and specialty clinic locations on Tuesday, June 16.
06.08.2015

Dr. Kimberly Monday Named to Harris Health System Board of Managers

Pasadena-area physician Kimberly Monday, MD, has been appointed by Harris County Commissioners Court to the Harris Health System Board of Managers, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County.
06.05.2015

Amid the shiny new towers that give the Texas Medical Center its jewel-like sparkle, a looming crisis lurks in an aging, drab building.
06.04.2015

Harris Health Names Familiar Face as New Chief Nurse Executive

Maureen Padilla, who has been serving as senior vice president of nursing for Harris Health System and chief nursing officer of Ben Taub Hospital, will transition to the full-time role of senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Harris Health.
06.04.2015

Despite more than 250 layoffs, and a new policy limiting the patients Ben Taub General Hospital can handle in its ICU, Harris Health System is operating at a $14 million deficit this year.
06.02.2015

A Houston-based insurer is experimenting with a new way to pay for pregnancy care that could improve the outcomes for expectant mothers and their babies.
05.18.2015

Harris Health Again Earns Employer CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

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.
05.12.2015

In instances of sexual assault, child, or elder abuse, evidence can make or break a case. When the evidence is on a victim's body, forensic nurses have the special training to gather it, get it to police, and care for the patient at the same time.
05.12.2015

First-Grader of Near-Fatal Pencil Accident Celebrates 15th Anniversary

First-grader Destiny Lopez had just sharpened her pencil eager to finish up a writing assignment when she accidently tripped—impaling the pencil through her chest and into her heart.
05.12.2015

Harris Health System is now using sign language video technology to better communicate with its hearing-impaired and hard-of-hearing patients.
05.08.2015

When Harris Health recently announced it was eliminating 254 staff positions, and Ben Taub Hospital revealed that its trauma care and medical education efforts were in jeopardy.
05.06.2015

Despite the wealth of resources available throughout the Texas Medical Center, too many children and adolescents seeking mental health services in Houston find themselves waiting for treatment.
05.06.2015

Nearly 38,000 patients were admitted at Harris Health System last year, and more than 182,000 patients came through the health care provider's emergency department.
05.06.2015

Lois Robicheaux works in the Patient Accounts Services Department of Harris Health System, a position she’s held for 25 years. Over the years, she’s become quite familiar with the billing habits of many of the physicians that work at Ben Taub Hospital.
05.06.2015

Lois Robicheaux works in the Patient Accounts Services Department of Harris Health System, a position she’s held for 25 years. Over the years, she’s become quite familiar with the billing habits of many of the physicians that work at Ben Taub Hospital.
05.06.2015

Lois Robicheaux works in the Patient Accounts Services Department of Harris Health System, a position she’s held for 25 years. Over the years, she’s become quite familiar with the billing habits of many of the physicians that work at Ben Taub Hospital.
04.30.2015

LBJ Hospital Named CNOR Strong for its High Number of Certified Nurses

Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital has been named CNOR Strong by the Competency and Credentialing Institute because of its high number of certified nurses in the operating rooms (CNOR) staff.
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.
03.19.2015

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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