Virtual Reality Equipping Clinicians To Care for the Patients of Today with the Technology of Tomorrow

By Shannon Dillon It’s just after 1 p.m. on a Wednesday and Emilia is in labor. Her physician has been paged, but is an hour away and fighting Houston traffic. Emilia’s labor pains intensify. She groans louder. There’s no time to wait. Three nurses spring into action, preparing supplies and putting on gloves and gowns. [Continue Reading]

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New Facility Dog Lending a Helping Paw to Young Patients

By Alyson Ward The latest hire at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has all the skills he needs to help young patients: solid training, a strong work ethic, a good bedside manner, a wagging tail and a wet nose. Dexter, a 2-year-old golden retriever and Labrador mix, is a new facility dog who spends weekdays working [Continue Reading]

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I’m a Better Nurse Today Because of My Mentor

By Meredith Whittemore Sometimes, the most influential teachers reveal themselves outside of  the formal education process. That’s the case for Ashlyn Cooley, RN, a nurse at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Cooley participated in the Nurse Residency Program in 2018 and points to her Clinical Coach, Barbara Garza, RN, as having a large impact [Continue Reading]

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Serving Others on the Frontline and Now at the Bedside

By Shannon Dillon Lakeisha Atkins Malone is a familiar face on the neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where she’s worked as a nurse for nearly three years. But nursing wasn’t her first career. For almost a decade, Atkins Malone served as a cook in the U.S. Navy before training to become a [Continue Reading]

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Coping After Hurricane Harvey Through Hometown Healing

By Andrea Arrazolo, LMSW, a mental health specialist, with Memorial Hermann Medical Group Life since Hurricane Harvey has been an emotional roller coaster. It’s been a year, but every day I am reminded of Aug. 26, 2017 – a day that tested my will and my ability to survive. The reminders aren’t always negative or [Continue Reading]

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