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Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrates Cancer Survivors

HOUSTON (June 5, 2018)—More than 100 cancer survivors and guests joined staff and physicians from Houston Methodist West on June 1 to celebrate the 31st annual National Cancer Survivors Day®. The western-themed Give Cancer the Boot event featured a resource fair, survivor testimonials, live music, line dancing and a barbeque lunch. Also recognized were the many family members and friends who supported their loved ones along their survivorship journey. In attendance were members of the […]

Teen Plays Piano For Seniors To Earn Boy Scout Citizenship In The Community Merit Badge  

HOUSTON, June 5, 2018 – Each Saturday during lunch you’ll find Clayton Smith, 15, stroking the keys of the black baby grand piano at Parkway Place (a faith-based senior living community in Houston) while residents clap and sing along to the classical tunes or Broadway hits. The Westside High School student is spending his lunchtimes at the senior living community to earn his Citizenship in the Community merit badge. He has been a Boy Scout […]

KelseyCare Expands Telemedicine Services for Health Plan Members

Telemedicine Video and E-visits Now Treat Up to 50 Medical Conditions Remotely at the Patient’s Discretion and Convenience HOUSTON (June 4, 2018) – Following the resounding success of KelseyCare Telemedicine Services in 2017, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is now growing Video Visits and E-visits with expanded hours, specialties, and treatable conditions. E-visits are medical visits conducted through a secure electronic exchange, and Video Visits are medical visits conducted through a secure, live video exchange. Telemedicine is delivered […]

Checkpoint inhibitor shrinks advanced squamous cell skin cancer

Michael Migden, M.D.

MD Anderson-led clinical trial shows nearly 50 percent of patients respond to cemiplimab HOUSTON – Clinical trials show that an immune checkpoint inhibitor shrinks the tumors of nearly half of patients with an incurable, advanced form of a common skin cancer, an international team led by a researcher at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in the New England Journal of Medicine. “These results mark a potential paradigm shift in the treatment of patients with […]

Are You Ready? Perfecting Your Hurricane Plan in a Post-Harvey World  

HOUSTON, Texas (June 4, 2018) –– In the aftermath of Harvey, the arrival of hurricane season is undoubtedly stoking some trepidation from Houstonians still reeling from last year’s unprecedented storm, but there’s no reason to panic if you have a proper plan in place. While June 1 marked the official start of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico has already seen its first named storm, Subtropical Storm Alberto, which made landfall last week on the Florida coast, […]

35 Texas long term care facilities win national award

THCA member operators improve quality of care despite chronic state underfunding (AUSTIN) — Thirty-five Texas nursing homes earned national honors today for improving their quality of care — despite a statewide staffing crisis that’s left facility managers scrambling to staff shifts. The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living awarded the 2018 Bronze – Commitment to Quality award to nursing homes that achieved the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality […]

Oakbend Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award For Its Jackson Street Campus And Williams Way Campus

Photo left to right: Michelle Ziakas - VP Nursing, Tim McCarty - VP Support Services, Sue McCarty - VP and Chief Nursing Office and Bhavisha Patel - Quality Manager

American Heart Association Award recognizes OakBend Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care Richmond, tx, May 28 2018 ― OakBend Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for both its Jackson Street and Williams Way locations. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. […]

Volunteers Donate $24,000 To Oakbend Medical Center    

Richmond, TX– During the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held in the Joe and Doris Gurecky Atrium, the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a check to Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center in the amount of $24,000 to use toward the renovations of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility. Each year proceeds from sales from the Gift Shop, which is run by the volunteers, and from fundraisers such as silent auctions and bake sales and the […]

A Transplant Family Is Celebrating BIG This Month

A Transplant Family Is Celebrating BIG This Month June 1, 2018 – For years to come, June will be a month full of celebration and joy for the Terry family of Canfield, Ohio. But when their daughter, Jasmine, was born six years ago this month little did they know just two years later their adorable little girl would be diagnosed with a rare disease that would turn their family’s world upside down. Jasmine was the first child […]