OakBend Medical Center

Fort Bend County EMS – Part 1; “We’re Not Just Ambulance Drivers”

Our Fort Bend County EMS was formed in 1972 and is still going strong and growing, There are currently 16 paramedic units, called MICUs (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) and three single paramedics that are in squad which are SUVs located in rural areas. Fort Bend EMS has one in Needville, one in Orchard and one in the Fulshear-Simonton area. There are also three 24-hour supervisors on duty strategically placed on East, one North and one […]

Oakbend Medical Center’s Employee Giving Campaign Raises More Than $101,000

For the past three years, OakBend Medical Center employees have donated to the Seeds of Generosity employee campaign raising more than $396,000. The 2020 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeded $101,000. This year, 345 employees donated to the campaign, and surpassed the $100,000 goal. Development Director, Schell Hammel, sent an email to the staff stating “Being the ‘new guy’ in town, I can’t covey how impressed I have been with the […]

Oakbend Medical Center Revises Visitation Policy Due To Rising Covid-19 Numbers In Fort Bend County

OakBend Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in concert with other major hospital systems in the Houston area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as noted below. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Effective December 1st, 2020 there will be no visitors allowed to enter our facilities, with the following exceptions: • Labor and Delivery patients are allowed one significant other. • One person per patient at the time of discharge […]

Oakbend Medical Center 2020 Jeff Council Award Winner Announced

Sheree Oehlke, the Manager of Case Management at the Jackson Street campus, has been awarded the 2020 Jeff Council Award. The Jeff Council Award was created in 2018 to honor Jeff Council for his years of service to OakBend Medical Center, which spanned more than three decades. Jeff personified OakBend’s core values of Compassion, Integrity, Ownership and Excellence. As a young girl, Sheree looked up to her aunts who were nurses. According to Sheree, “When […]

Oakbend Medical Center’S 2020 Patchwork Of Life Event Raises Funds And Honors First Responders

Battalion Chief Bryan Lewis and Chief Mike Youngblood of the Richmond Fire Department present the Fire Department's plaque placed " In Honor of those who have suffered, sacrificed, and supported during the COVID 19 pandemic, may we always be grateful and never forget. “ - Richmond Fire Dept.

OakBend Medical Center’s eighth annual Patchwork of Life event went virtual this year and not only raised money for the hospital but honored First Responders around the county and named the recipient of the Jeff Council Award. Complying with the CDC recommendations for the COVID pandemic and State and County restrictions, the hospital reinvented this year’s event to become a virtual telethon à la Jerry Lewis. Several of the communities first responders were honored during […]

Oakbend Medical Center Happy Hour Joint Pain And Helpful Tips

Dr. Enrique Garcia-Pena with OakBend Medical Group will be discussing joint pain on Friday’s podcast. From over-the-counter remedies to joint replacement surgery. Dr. Garcia-Pena explains what works and what may not work and when surgery is the right option. Did you know that some issues will heal themselves in 4-6 weeks? The podcast airs each Friday at 5 P.M. on OakBend Medical Center’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/OakBendMedicalCenter, Podbean at https://oakbendmedicalcenterhappyhour.podbean.com/, Spotify, Amazon Music/Audible, Google Podcasts and […]

Everything Old Is New Again Oakbend Medical Center’S Patchwork Of Life

Fundraisers have become challenging in 2020 so OakBend Medical Center reached into the past to help its Patchwork of Life event this year. OakBend has reinvented its own version of the “Jerry Lewis Telethon.” On Thursday, October 8 the live broadcast will appear on Facebook, YouTube or at patchworkgiving.com. Beginning at 3 PM, there will be live program and video appearances by local high schools and demonstrations by local EMS, Fire Departments. Police Departments, the Fort Bend […]

Oakbend Medical Center’s Certified Vestibular Therapists Help Patients Keep Their World From Spinning

Richmond, Tx– Do you sometimes feel that you are on a carnival ride with your world going round and round? Do you get dizzy when you jump out of bed or stand up or turn around too quickly? At OakBend Medical Center’s rehabilitation clinic, they frequently hear patients ask… “Do I have the Vertigo?” or the common complaint “Every time I move, my world is spinning and I can’t stand up!” Does this sound familiar […]

Oakbend Medical Center Hold Celebration For Success Of The Hospital’s Seeds Of Generosity Employee Giving Campaign

Richmond, Tx– OakBend Medical Center celebrated the success of the hospital’s employee giving campaign, “Seeds of Generosity,” by holding a reception in the Joe & Doris Gurecky Atrium after hours last week. The three week campaign, which ran from April 24 to May 12, raised $90,000 for the hospital’s Vision 2020 Campaign. An employee giving campaign is considered a success if there is at least a 10% participation rate by employees. Through checks, cash, credit […]

Oakbend Medical Center Volunteers’ “Power Of The Pur$E” Fundraiser…Another Successful Year

Melissa Wilson, Fox 26, LaDonna Gatlin, Keynote Speaker

    On April 6, 2017 the Volunteers of OakBend Medical Center held their second Power of the Pur$e fundraiser to raise money to help with the renovation of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit. The event, held at Safari Texas, included lunch and a silent auction of 31 purses ranging in value from slightly less than $100 to over $1,000. The keynote speaker for the event was LaDonna Gatlin, Texas humorist, singer and song writer, […]