Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston Methodist West Hospital receives an “A” for patient safety in spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

    The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization which assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, yesterday released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety grades. Houston Methodist West was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. “We are proud to receive our second ‘A’ in a row from The […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Houston Methodist West Hospital has received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The accreditation acknowledges Houston Methodist West’s expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. “Houston Methodist West has been leading the way in cardiovascular care since we were first established,” said Vicki Brownewell, RN, Houston Methodist West’s chief nursing officer. “I’m proud of our team for continuing to deliver the best possible […]

Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Living Well Expo

Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Living Well Expo Saturday – May 20, 2017 1 pm – 5 pm The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce Living Well Expo will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Parkway Fellowship Church located at 27043 FM 1093, Richmond, TX 77406. Title sponsors for this year’s event include MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist West Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Come out and enjoy an […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital Receives $16K Donation from Local Women’s Association

  Houston Methodist West Hospital recently received a $16,000 donation from the Willow Fork Ladies Association. The money, raised through their annual breast cancer awareness event “Pretty in Pink,” will help patients who need support for breast cancer related issues. “We are thankful for the support and generosity of this community-minded group,” said Wayne Voss, chief executive officer at Houston Methodist West. “They can be assured that their donation will make a positive impact on […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital demonstrates newest surgical robot for Girl Scouts robotics group

Back row, from left: Kyna McGill, Mary Behringer, Sadhana Balasubramanian, Sarah Behringer, Beatriz Pizarro, Hazina Wanjagi Front row, from left: Ishika Patel, Kashish Patel, Ava McGill

The “Brainiac Maniacs”, a Girl Scouts robotic interest group, alongside members of the West Houston community, joined Houston Methodist West Hospital surgeons and staff for a hands-on demonstration of the new da Vinci Xi surgical robot on Monday, Nov. 21. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to test the dexterity and precision of the robot by completing simple tasks such as moving tiny rings and opening a box of Girl Scout cookies. Through learning about the intricacies […]

Perioperative Nurse Week

If you or someone you love has had a surgical procedure, a perioperative registered nurse was directly responsible for you or your loved one’s well-being throughout the operation. While all of the other medical professionals in the room, including the surgeon, anesthesia provider, surgical assistant and other assistive personnel, are focused on their specific duty, the perioperative registered nurse focuses on the patient for the duration of the procedure.  Perioperative registered nurses provide specialized nursing […]

Sepsis – Quick facts

September is Sepsis Awareness Month Sepsis is a potentially life threatening complication of the body’s overwhelming response to infection. Sepsis starts out with an infection which can quickly deteriorate to tissue damage, multiple organ failure and death, especially if it is not recognized and treated in its early stages. People with weakened immune systems, chronic medical illnesses or the very young or very elderly are at the greatest risk for developing sepsis. Annually, more than […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital Hosts Community Blood Drive

Houston Methodist West Hospital is hosting a community blood drive. Please help area patients by making a blood donation. Donors will receive a free Houston Astros t-shirt. Dates: Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12 Time: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Houston Methodist West Hospital | Mesquite Conference Room – 1st Floor 18500 Katy Frwy. | Houston, TX 77094 | Free parking Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water prior […]

Houston Methodist West Hospital Receives American Heart Association Quality Achievement Award

Members of the Houston Methodist West Hospital Stroke Committee receiving award from Kate Ramos, director of quality and systems improvement, American Heart/Stroke Association.

Houston Methodist West Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. “This recognition further demonstrates our staff’s commitment to delivering stroke care to our patients quickly and safely,” said Vicki Brownewell, RN, Houston Methodist West’s Chief Nursing Officer. […]

Houston Methodist Cancer Center At West Honors Cancer Survivors

Houston, MAY 24, 2015—Houston Methodist Cancer Center at West welcomes all local cancer survivors and a guest to join us as we honor survivors living with a history of cancer. The Cancer Survivors Day Celebration and Lunch is on Friday, June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Houston Methodist West Hospital’s Mesquite Conference Room.  Space is limited at this free event and registration is required. Please call 832.522.5522 or visit houstonmethodist.org/events to reserve […]