Celebrating Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Dr. Jamie Terry

By Alexandra Becker Growing up, Jamie Terry watched her mother suffer from a congenital and chronic lung disease that forced her in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals. Terry, a middle child, remembered being especially struck by the difference her mother’s medical care made—how in the throes of her disease, it was the doctors [Continue Reading]

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Five Things to Know About the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker On Feb. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine. Manufactured by Janssen Biotech Inc., a pharmaceutical company owned by Johnson & Johnson, this new COVID-19 vaccine varies substantially from those created by Pfizer and Moderna, with notable differences in its technology [Continue Reading]

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What You Should and Should Not Do Ahead of the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Alexandra Becker With vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson now approved under Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an increasing number of Texans now have the opportunity to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Although the State of Texas is currently recommending that available doses are prioritized for individuals [Continue Reading]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: “We Do It”

By Hannah Pietsch As American men joined the fight for freedom during World War II, they left behind thousands of jobs. To help fill the gap, the U.S. government created the “Rosie the Riveter” campaign with the slogan “We Can Do It” to encourage women to fill these traditionally male-dominated roles. The campaign was a [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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One Year Later: Reflections and Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alexandra Becker One year ago this month, the Greater Houston area saw its first positive case of COVID-19. Since then, Memorial Hermann Health System’s hospitals, urgent care centers and clinics have cared for more than 250,000 patients with suspected or positive COVID-19 disease. Thanks to the courage and resilience of our frontline workers, we [Continue Reading]

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