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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. The prestigious designation is awarded to hospitals with exceptional...
26-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Play Key Role in Making Ventral Hernia Surgeries More Successful


Millions of Americans suffer ventral hernias, conditions that require surgery to repair. However, about 30 percent of patients require a second procedure to fully repair a hernia. To improve the odds of success for an initial surgery, physicians and...
25-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


Harris Health System treats more than 350 patients annually through its Low Vision Clinic where patients suffering from congenital diseases like glaucoma or cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, trauma or stroke get a chance to...
4-Mar-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ben Taub Hospital Surgical Unit Garners National Award for Patient Care


The surgical intermediate care unit at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital now has the distinction of being one of two intermediate units in Houston, and one of three in Texas, to receive the Beacon Award (Silver Level) for Excellence in...
4-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Young Woman Champions Early Screening, HPV Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer


About 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, a diagnosis that could be avoided by early detection and preventive vaccination. Dr. Lois Ramondetta, chief, Gynecologic Oncology, Harris Health System's Lyndon B....
22-Jan-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ben Taub Hospital Earns Coveted International Baby-Friendly Designation


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. The designation means the hospital meets or exceeds rigorous...
7-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harris Health’s Stacey Mitchell Wins National Forensic Nursing Award


Stacey Mitchell of Harris Health System received the Virginia A. Lynch Pioneer Award in Forensic Nursing by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the highest honor bestowed by the more than 3,000-member association with membership in 27...
12-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harris Health Lone Selection to Help U.S. Fend Off Healthcare Cyberattacks


Harris Health System is the only healthcare system in the nation awarded a $150,000 grant to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop and improve ways to share cybersecurity threat information and protect the critical...
12-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prescription: A Healthy Dose of No News for Election Blues


Whether supporting President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney, this year’s election will take people on a roller coaster of emotions from elation to anger depending on the results. To deal with post-election blues, Harris Health System...
2-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EDT

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