The statistics are sobering. Last year, more than 66,000 Texas children became victims of child abuse and neglect, according to the latest report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The Houston area alone counted more than 6,000 victims, the agency found. And the consequences are dire. Survivors of maltreatment face lifelong emotional, [Continue Reading]
Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and their families don’t need pictures or videos to remember their first days. Now they can simply pull out a string of beads to quickly recount every step on their journey home. Just this past December, the Babies Excelling and Developing (BEAD) [Continue Reading]
Before you check into a hospital, it’s always a good idea to check its record for quality and patient safety. But decoding hospital score cards is no easy trick. From U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals to Truven Health’s Top 100 Hospitals to the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score or Consumer Reports’ Health [Continue Reading]
What is “supportive medicine?” It’s a term often misunderstood by both healthcare practitioners and patients. Also known as “palliative care,” this medical discipline is revolutionizing the healthcare industry’s approach to the delivery of care to patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Supportive care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and [Continue Reading]
For 20 years and with little fanfare or recognition, Memorial Hermann’s Health Centers for Schools program has been working to provide access to medical, mental health, nutritional and dental health services for students across the greater Houston area. Why? “We do it because there was need then and a need now,” Carol Paret, Memorial Hermann’s Senior [Continue Reading]
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of renowned surgeon James H. “Red” Duke, Jr., a true Texas legend and educator whose innovative approach to trauma medicine saved countless lives. Help us honor his memory and celebrate his life by sharing your #DrRedDuke stories and comments below.