Riding Again After a Terrible Rodeo Injury: Tara’s Story

  Tara Fox has always had an affinity for animals. She grew up around horses and during her senior year of high school, she began participating in barrel racing in competitions throughout Southeast Houston and across Texas. “I loved riding and my horse, Cross, was like my child,” Tara said. In the summer of 2015, [Continue Reading]

Grateful for Another Holiday with My Family After Surviving a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

Jeff Swift still isn’t sure why he called the receptionist at his office on the afternoon of May 8, 2015; he just felt something was wrong.  The next thing the 64-year-old remembers is waking up 10 days later in a hospital bed with his son at his side. “When I called the receptionist I had [Continue Reading]

TIRR Memorial Hermann Ranks No. 2 in the Nation for Top Rehabilitation Hospital

For the third year in a row, TIRR Memorial Hermann ranks No. 2 in the nation for top rehabilitation hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2017-2018. TIRR Memorial Hermann has been included in the prestigious rankings since the report’s inception 28 years ago. The physicians, nurses, therapists and caregivers [Continue Reading]

From a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient to a Memorial Hermann Employee

By Barre Morris, PMP,CSM, ITIL  Becoming Universal Studio’s biggest franchise of all time, the Fast and the Furious is a series of action films about illegal street racing. Driving on the highways and roads of Houston sometimes seems no different from being among the fast and furious either. Houston’s population growth and suburban sprawl has [Continue Reading]

Paralyzed after a fall, teen determined to dance at her prom. Read her story.

By Katie Vacek, Needville High School Class of 2017 My senior year at Needville High School was more than halfway complete.  I was a class officer, in National Honor Society, ranked 6th in my graduating class, member of the fighting bluejay band, a 3-year varsity cheerleader, and on the powerlifting team. My future was pretty [Continue Reading]

A severe headache or a stroke? Would you know the difference?

Rex Brown doesn’t remember collapsing at his job, but he does remember the EMS crew showing up and rushing him to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital in March 2016. What he thought was a bad headache turned out to be much more serious. “EMS was asking me questions and I could tell I was slurring my [Continue Reading]