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.
We’re currently celebrating National Social Work Month. It is an opportunity to show our appreciation for everything that social workers do throughout the year for our patients and their families. Let’s take a closer look at the role of a social worker in health care and how they help people. What does a social worker [Continue Reading]
Over one billion people live with some form of disability – that’s 15% of the world’s population. Since 1992, United Nations Enable has observed December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in order to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and wellbeing of persons with disabilities. [Continue Reading]