Patient Celebrates 102 Birthday

Richmond, TX…Myrtis B. “Tiny” Gates celebrated her 102 birthday on January 8 while recovering in OakBend Medical Center’s newly renovated fifth floor. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, Tiny now lives in Pecan Grove.

All smiles, Tiny was surrounded by family, friends and OakBend staff while she enjoyed her favorite vanilla cake decorated with pink, her favorite color.

Tiny has two daughters, Judy, who lives in Richmond and who was in attendance for her mom’s birthday and Glenda who resides in Dallas.

According to Judy, “Mom is a strong woman, At the age of 85 she had a triple by-pass operation and was out of the hospital in three days, she didn’t want to stick around any longer than necessary. She also likes to tell dirty jokes but she always forgets the punch line!”

OakBend Medical Center was thrilled to share this occasion with Tiny and wish her many more healthy, happy birthdays.

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About OakBend Medical Center

OakBend Medical Center is the last remaining independent, nonprofit hospital in the Greater Houston area, providing exceptional service with its four hospitals and many specialty centers. We recognize the importance of being connected to our community. Our patients are our neighbors, our family, and our friends. By acting with integrity and compassion, and each person taking ownership for providing quality care, we illustrate an absolute commitment to excellence in all that we do. We remain committed to developing the very best ways to care for our patients, ensuring a healthy future for generations to come.

OakBend Medical Center distinguishes itself among its healthcare peers in Fort Bend County by housing several unique programs and facilities including:

  • No Wait Emergency Room
  • Hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Advanced (Level III) Trauma Program
  • Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit
  • Geriatric Psychiatric Unit
  • Permanent Hospital-based Air Ambulance

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