“Feeling doubly blessed this Mother’s Day after delivering twins early – and two weeks apart.”

by LaTroya Woolridge In September 2016, I found out I was expecting not one, but two babies. The news filled both me and my husband with an overwhelming sense of pride and joy. We knew my pregnancy would be considered high risk because I was 35 and pregnant with twins. With that knowledge, I made [Continue Reading]

“How I found my calling as a nurse, caring for critically ill children.”

By Melissa Evans, RN, BSN, CPN Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit My first time in nursing school, I brought my Barbie dolls. I was four years old and my mom was the nursing school student. I’d sit back with plenty of Barbie accessories to swap out and keep me occupied. I’d like [Continue Reading]

Why We Come to Work: For These Four Women, It’s Personal

Did you know oncology nurse navigators are critical in helping cancer patients through their most difficult times? Not only do they aid with the transition from diagnosis to treatment, but navigators also provide emotional and educational support while helping coordinate care. Memorial Hermann Health System has a team of oncology nurse navigators who service all [Continue Reading]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Try these healthy alternatives.

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.  While not widely celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage here in the United States. If you are looking for a [Continue Reading]

When a stroke strikes, do you know where to go?

When Marshall Handy had his first stroke in 2007, he did not receive care from a certified Primary Stroke Center. What he received was an injection, discharge papers and the challenge of teaching himself to walk and write again. Fast forward to 2017 when Handy had his second, more severe, stroke at age 67. This [Continue Reading]