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Newswise: Harris Health Awarded First-Ever Gold Workplace Health Achievement

Article ID: 689853

Harris Health Awarded First-Ever Gold Workplace Health Achievement

Harris Health System

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded Harris Health System its first-ever Gold level Workplace Health Achievement for creating and implementing successful health programs for employees in the workplace. This award echoes AHA’s mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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20-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Brain Illness that Crippled Teen Isn’t Defining his Future

Article ID: 686813

Brain Illness that Crippled Teen Isn’t Defining his Future

Harris Health System

Comatose and unable to talk for nearly a year and half, a 24-year-old is again living a normal life. Harris Health System's medical team identified his condition as anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (anti-NMDA), a rare, and sometimes, difficult disease to identify and properly treat.

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13-Dec-2017 3:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Team Approach Helps Patients Regain Control of Diabetes

Article ID: 685171

Team Approach Helps Patients Regain Control of Diabetes

Harris Health System

Before diabetes takes or disables a life, Harris Health System wants to step in. Through an ambitious program that places patients with uncontrolled diabetes with a team of medical experts and support staff, the aim is to change the course of the disease in dramatic fashion.

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14-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Harris Health RNs Listed Among Top 20 in Houston by Texas Nurses Association

Article ID: 685169

Harris Health RNs Listed Among Top 20 in Houston by Texas Nurses Association

Harris Health System

Two Harris Health System nurses are among the 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2017, an award given by the Texas Nurses Association, District 9. The pair joins honorees nominated by peers and coworkers as exemplary registered nurses from greater Houston.

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14-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

Article ID: 683493

Hurricane Harvey Forces LBJ Hospital Surgeon to Perform First-Ever Brain Surgery

Harris Health System

As Hurricane Harvey battered Houston, dumping more than 51 inches of rain, the medical team at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital performed its first life-saving brain surgery on patient. The team, led by a colorectal surgeon, cobbled together tools and equipment for a successful procedure.

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19-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: UTHealth Surgeon Tien Ko Named Chief of Staff at Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital

Article ID: 683026

UTHealth Surgeon Tien Ko Named Chief of Staff at Harris Health’s LBJ Hospital

Harris Health System

Dr. Tien C. Ko has been named chief of staff at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, becoming only the fifth chief of staff in the hospital’s 28-year history.

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16-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

Article ID: 682715

Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

Harris Health System

With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital. They did in remarkable fashion.

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11-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Troubleshooters Drives the Extra Mile to Vaccinate the Community

Article ID: 680929

Troubleshooters Drives the Extra Mile to Vaccinate the Community

Harris Health System

Karen Rasmussen knows the roadways and highways of Harris County too well. As driver for Harris Health System’s mobile immunization unit, she’s traveled nearly 30,000 miles in the last seven years crisscrossing the nation’s third largest county to vaccinate children.

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13-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Ben Taub Hospital’s Beacon Award is among Three in U.S., Canada

Article ID: 678650

Ben Taub Hospital’s Beacon Award is among Three in U.S., Canada

Harris Health System

Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital joins two other hospitals in the U.S. and Canada to win a Beacon Award of Excellence for its Labor and Delivery Unit from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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27-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Man Undergoes Throat Reconstruction, Regains Voice After Vicious Horse Attack

Article ID: 678094

Man Undergoes Throat Reconstruction, Regains Voice After Vicious Horse Attack

Harris Health System

After extensive reconstruction of a crushed larynx caused by a savage horse attack, surgeons at Ben Taub Hospital still weren’t sure if Ivory Lindsey Sr. would ever speak again, much less regain the ability to swallow, drink or eat food.

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18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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