A Doctor’s Plea to the Community: Do Your Part and Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Dr. Jayavani Moodley, Medical Director, Integrated Hospital Medicine, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Last week, my son started kindergarten. Unfortunately, what could have been a normal, exciting experience for both him and us is now something marked by anxiety and fear due to the delta variant. What’s hard as a physician is knowing I can’t [Continue Reading]

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Seven Siblings and One Viral Photo Inspire Others to Dream Big

By Alexandra Becker On April 10, 2021, Dr. Chinyere Okpaleke, a family medicine hospitalist for Memorial Hermann Medical Group, posted a photo on her social media accounts to celebrate National Siblings Day. The picture showed the smiling faces of five sisters and one brother—each wearing a white coat to symbolize their respective careers in the [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Meet Two of Memorial Hermann’s Longest-Tenured Female Employees

By Hannah Pietsch Memorial Hermann has 80 employees with more than 40 years of service, and 69 of these employees are women. As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a few of the women at Memorial Hermann with the longest tenure. In 1971, Georgia Bertrand decided to apply for a job [Continue Reading]

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Why I Chose to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

By: Kristin Malaer During pregnancy and afterwards, mothers are faced with making tough decisions. Each has its own set of challenges, as every pregnancy is unique, and this is certainly the case with being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a first-time mom, I was faced with decisions about how much to share, who to [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Dr. Gary Sheppard

By Alexandra Becker As early as the seventh grade, Dr. Gary Sheppard knew he wanted to become a physician. He’d always enjoyed science, and the idea of helping people at the same time appealed to him. There were no doctors in his family and no life-altering events that shaped this decision: he simply knew it [Continue Reading]

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