Thumbs Up, Wings Down: Patient and WWII Veteran Leaves Lasting Impact on Anesthesiologist Who Cared for Him 

Advancing health. Personalizing care. It’s a promise that Memorial Hermann has made to its community, and it’s one that Dr. Yvonne Cormier, an anesthesiologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, fully embraces. In fact, Dr. Cormier’s experience with her longtime patient, Glenn Martin, is a direct reflection of the System’s brand promise in [Continue Reading]

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Inspired By Those Who Cared for Her Mother, a Daughter Becomes a Nurse in Her Honor

Cristi Luque, a nurse with TIRR Memorial Hermann, pauses to remember her mother every year on Mother’s day. Judy Hoover was just 62 years old when she died of colon cancer. “She was so loving and compassionate and just really loved us,” said Luque, describing the woman who adopted her at two weeks old. “Mom [Continue Reading]

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Spotlight on National Donate Life Month: Memorial Hermann-TMC’s Donor Specialty Care Unit Honors Organ Donor Heroes

By Marla Carter Selph Each April, healthcare organizations across the U.S. recognize National Donate Life Month in an effort to spread awareness and information about the lifesaving impact of organ donation, including the incredible fact that just one organ donor can save up to 8 different lives. Dr. George Williams, vice chair for critical care [Continue Reading]

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As a Doctor and a Ukrainian, My Heart Breaks for the Humanitarian Crisis that is Unfolding

By Dr. Kateryna Komarovskiy, a Houston-based Endocrinologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Medicine runs in my blood. My great grandfather was a pharmacist, my grandfather was a family doctor and my mother a cardiologist. From when I was a child, I knew that I, too, wanted to become a doctor. I was 9 years old when [Continue Reading]

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Memorial Hermann Employee Presented with U.S. Department of Defense’s Patriot Award

In early March, Kenia Perez, the patient escort coordinator at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, received a distinguish honor at work. Although her dedication to her team is widely recognized within her facility, this award was especially notable, as it came from the U.S. Department of Defense. Perez was presented with the Patriot Award [Continue Reading]

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Our Negotiations with BCBSTX: What’s Really at Stake

By J. Kevin Giglio, M.D., Primary Care/Family Medicine As an independent physician who has partnered with Memorial Hermann’s highly successful clinically-integrated physician network (MHMD) and serves on the network’s board of directors, I am disappointed and confused by the actions of BlueCross BlueShield of Texas (BCBSTX). The current contracts between BCBSTX and Memorial Hermann will [Continue Reading]

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