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Troubleshooters Drives the Extra Mile to Vaccinate the Community


Karen Rasmussen knows the roadways and highways of Harris County too well. As driver for Harris Health System’s mobile immunization unit, she’s traveled nearly 30,000 miles in the last seven years crisscrossing the nation’s third largest...
13-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ben Taub Hospital’s Beacon Award is among Three in U.S., Canada


Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital joins two other hospitals in the U.S. and Canada to win a Beacon Award of Excellence for its Labor and Delivery Unit from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
27-Jul-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Man Undergoes Throat Reconstruction, Regains Voice After Vicious Horse Attack


After extensive reconstruction of a crushed larynx caused by a savage horse attack, surgeons at Ben Taub Hospital still weren’t sure if Ivory Lindsey Sr. would ever speak again, much less regain the ability to swallow, drink or eat food.
18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Advent of Telemedicine Tops Harris Health System’s “Most Wired” Award


For the seventh consecutive year, Harris Health System is named “Most Wired” by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives--one of 21 in Texas and five in Houston.
11-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ben Taub Hospital Is Three-Time ‘Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus’ Heart Care Recipient


For three years in a row, Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital cardiac service has been recognized with the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award by the American Heart Association. Additionally, the hospital also received the...
7-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Third Straight ‘Gold Plus’ Keeps Boosting Ben Taub Hospital’s Stroke Program


Ben Taub Hospital is quickly building its reputation for outstanding stroke care, evident by the AHA/ASA’s recent recognition of the Harris Health System hospital awarding its highest commendation for stroke care. The national award marks the...
30-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Harris Health Named CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Employer Five Years in a Row

Harris Health System has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ for the fifth straight year for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members.
19-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Harris Health’s Administration Building Named after Long-Time Trustee


Harris Health System recognized its longest tenured board of trustee-more than 31 years of service-by naming the Harris Health administration building in his honor. Harris Health is the public healthcare system in Houston and Harris County, Texas.
12-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intense Sunburn: What Medicines Are You Taking?


Known as drug-induced photosensitivity, the condition affects people taking prescribed medications and mimics intense sunburns with severe pain, skin peeling and blistering. People taking antibiotics and antidepressants are most at risk.
7-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Power of Touch to Connect, Encourage Breastfeeding Motivates Consultant

When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother’s bare chest. It’s a vital part of the delivery of babies at Harris Health System and one that studies show can...
21-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Dedicated Staff Keep Keen Eye on Early Detection of Diabetic Vision Loss

Capturing high-resolution images of a patient's eye and retina are vital to ensure good vision for people with diabetes. It takes patience and attention to detail for ophthalmology technicians to produce high-quality images that trained experts at...
29-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Jaromir Bobek of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital prides himself on his cardiology team's preparation and attention to detail. The service line routinely receives national recognition for its expertise and quick treatment of some of the most...
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST

Saving Limbs From Diabetes Drives Ben Taub Hospital Experts


Oscar Betancourt knows letting his diabetes get out of control is serious. So when a sore on his foot was not healing, he knew it required immediate attention. Fortunately, his medical team knew to refer him to in-house experts who specialize in...
31-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST

Prescription: A Healthy Dose of No News for Election Blues


Whether supporting President Barack Obama or Governor Mitt Romney, this year’s election will take people on a roller coaster of emotions from elation to anger depending on the results. To deal with post-election blues, Harris Health System...
2-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EDT

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