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]

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]

Meet the Medical Power Couple Who Has Delivered Thousands of Babies

For more than a decade, Dr. Donny Eckhardt and his wife, Kari Eckhardt, have been working side-by-side, bringing new lives into the world and helping thousands of women become mothers. The Eckhardts are a well-known couple in Montgomery County, where they have practiced for many years. Dr. Eckhardt has delivered more than 5,000 babies since he started [Continue Reading]

Healing with Heart: A Letter of Gratitude from One Nurse to Another

National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 through 12 to recognize nurses’ hard work and celebrate their compassionate spirits. One such nurse is Laura Wueste. As the lead nurse practitioner for cardiovascular services at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, she addresses not only the needs of patients’ physical hearts, but also their emotional [Continue Reading]

Using Augmented Reality to Improve Precision in Sinus Surgeries

Seeing is believing when it comes to the new augmented reality technology being used for the first time in the U.S. for sinus procedures at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Martin J. Citardi, MD, chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been a vigorous proponent [Continue Reading]