When the Chaplain Becomes the Patient

By Meredith Whittemore Robert Binkowski is no stranger to hospitals. As a volunteer chaplain at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital for more than a decade, he’s spent hours with patients and caregivers. “I’m here to support everyone: patients, caregivers, staff. We want people to know we’re here for anyone who might be having a rough time,” [Continue Reading]

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A Look Back at Our Most Popular Patient Stories in 2018

By Meredith Whittemore This year, Memorial Hermann celebrated the resiliency of the human spirit. Many of our blogs highlighted patients who overcame serious medical conditions and found themselves smiling on the other side. As 2018 comes to a close, Memorial Hermann is taking a moment to look back at some of our blog posts that resonated most with [Continue Reading]

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Houston’s Singing Nurse Competes for Grand Prize This Week on America’s Got Talent

By Shannon Dillon As if her day-to-day responsibilities as a utilization review specialist at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and raising two sons weren’t enough, Christina Wells’ star continues to rise on America’s Got Talent (AGT). The singing sensation is now a semifinalist in the competition and is preparing to go against 21 other acts for the grand prize. [Continue Reading]

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Firefighters’ Epic Lip Sync Challenge Leads to a Surprise Visit for Houston’s Hospitalized Kids

By Evan Koch Earlier this summer, the Spring Fire Department (SFD) showcased its talents by performing in a lip sync challenge music video, generating more than 100,000 views on Facebook and local media coverage. SFD’s encore to that performance was a surprise visit to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. When several SFD firefirefighters stopped by [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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Following Mom’s Lead in Caring for Others

When 4-year-old Mark Littler attended his mom’s graduation from nursing school with his triplet brothers, Luke and John, little did his family suspect that 25 years later he would be following in his mom’s footsteps.  Today, mother and son are both on staff at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, caring for patients. For mom, Pam Littler, [Continue Reading]

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