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Dr. Ericka Brown Named New Leader at Ben Taub Hospital


Dr. Ericka Brown has been named executive vice president and administrator of Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, a 586-licensed-bed facility and one of the nation’s premiere Level 1 trauma centers. The hospital also has earned the...
30-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Groundbreaking NIH Diabetes Study Helps Patients Make the GRADE


Harris Health System and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine are enrolling Type 2 diabetes patients who have been diagnosed within the last 10 years and are only taking metformin, the most common first-line diabetes medication prescribed, to...
22-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

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. The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer is given to...
18-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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. Nearly 15 years later, the now 23-year-old and recent mother,...
12-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

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—becoming only the fourth hospital in...
30-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Sisters Share Rewards of Nurse Midwife Deliveries, Group Prenatal Program


A nurse-midwife is an option for low-risk expectant mothers at Harris Health System. For sisters, Dominga and Leticia Gomez Lozano, the option became a family affair. Both opted for a certified nurse-wife delivery versus a traditional obstetrical...
27-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT

ICU Support Group Leader Shares Personal Tragedy to Help Others


Karina Valencia needed more hope than the physicians and staff could muster shortly after her son’s shooting, the near-death victim of a convenience store robbery. Luckily, she got the hope she needed, and more, from a peer support group set up...
20-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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 where patients and families have a greater say in the...
13-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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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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