A Former COVID-19 ICU Patient Credits Nurses at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital for Saving his Life

Shortly after the holidays last December, 43-year-old Eddie Iniesta was admitted to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital with severe complications from COVID-19. For the next few weeks, Iniesta’s condition flipped between slowly improving to steadily declining. He refused, however, to be intubated, instead telling his nurses that he would be one of their “miracle patients.” That [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 Sexual Assault Awareness Month: A Q&A with Leaders of Memorial Hermann’s SANE Program

For several decades, Memorial Hermann has been a leader in advocating for victims of sexual abuse and assault throughout the Greater Houston area through their trailblazing SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Program. In addition to providing a personalized and compassionate care experience for this patient population, the program is committed to community partnerships and educational [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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A Tale of Twos: How Two Heroic Security Officers Helped Deliver Two Babies Outside Two Memorial Hermann Hospitals Late Last Year

Memorial Hermann Health System delivers thousands of Houston-area babies each year, but rarely do those deliveries happen just outside the hospital walls. Late last year, however, and in two separate occurrences, two heroic Memorial Hermann security officers stepped in to help deliver two healthy baby girls in the parking lots outside Memorial Hermann Sugar Land [Continue Reading]

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