From Trauma Patient to Trauma Nurse in Houston’s Newest Level II Trauma Center: Aletha’s Story

A trauma center can be an emotionally difficult environment for nurses tasked with treating patients who are hurt and distressed, struggling to recover from a tragedy they never saw coming. For Aletha Savage, RN in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, the experience is a bit more [Continue Reading]

Toys that Make Physicians Nervous

The countdown is on to find those remaining items on your loved ones’ wish lists. However, as you shop for children, physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Health System also hope you will keep safety in mind. Here are the top five types of toys that make physicians nervous. Battery-powered toys The biggest risk from battery-operated [Continue Reading]

Doing His Part to Keep Our Life Flight Heroes in the Sky

Monse Ramos feels a great deal of pride every time he sees a Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopter flying across the Houston skies. “Sometimes I’ll tell my grandkids or my kids, ‘do you see that helicopter flying up there? I had my hands on that one just yesterday.’” Ramos is part of the maintenance team [Continue Reading]

Week of Thanks: Thankful to Be Alive After Being Gored by a Buffalo.

  They are among the most dangerous animals on the planet. Weighing anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds, equipped with horns and an unpredictable temperament, buffalo have been known to attack at random, according to the National Park Service. Roy Kaase knows all too well about the power of the buffalo. After years of raising [Continue Reading]

Something New Takes Flight at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

  Just days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, a group of excited Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center employees looked to the sky on the John S. Dunn Helistop as a blur of green zoomed through the air. The iconic red Memorial Hermann Life Flight® helicopters take off [Continue Reading]

He lost a leg, but he never gave up.

“There have been days when I didn’t feel like I would make it through,” says Jarrell Bryant, a formerpatient at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center who was admitted through the hospital’s Red Duke Trauma Institute. “I went through the ‘why me’s,’ but I got past it. My wife and I have an eight-year-old daughter I have [Continue Reading]