Nation’s first-of-its-kind center aims to improve the health of moms and babies.

For Dr. KuoJen Tsao, the journey started with a single question: How do you improve the outcomes for newborns and their mothers, not just in the hospital, but before and after pregnancy, as well? That query started a process that spanned several years, a handful of organizations, and eventually resulted in the creation of the [Continue Reading]

Paralyzed after a fall, teen determined to dance at her prom. Read her story.

By Katie Vacek, Needville High School Class of 2017 My senior year at Needville High School was more than halfway complete.  I was a class officer, in National Honor Society, ranked 6th in my graduating class, member of the fighting bluejay band, a 3-year varsity cheerleader, and on the powerlifting team. My future was pretty [Continue Reading]

A severe headache or a stroke? Would you know the difference?

Rex Brown doesn’t remember collapsing at his job, but he does remember the EMS crew showing up and rushing him to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital in March 2016. What he thought was a bad headache turned out to be much more serious. “EMS was asking me questions and I could tell I was slurring my [Continue Reading]

“Feeling doubly blessed this Mother’s Day after delivering twins early – and two weeks apart.”

by LaTroya Woolridge In September 2016, I found out I was expecting not one, but two babies. The news filled both me and my husband with an overwhelming sense of pride and joy. We knew my pregnancy would be considered high risk because I was 35 and pregnant with twins. With that knowledge, I made [Continue Reading]

“How I found my calling as a nurse, caring for critically ill children.”

By Melissa Evans, RN, BSN, CPN Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit My first time in nursing school, I brought my Barbie dolls. I was four years old and my mom was the nursing school student. I’d sit back with plenty of Barbie accessories to swap out and keep me occupied. I’d like [Continue Reading]