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Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., MPH, MACP - Courtesy Memorial Hermann

Sudden Changes in Leadership at Memorial Hermann

HOUSTON, (Covering Katy) — Benjamin K. Chu, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Memorial Hermann Health System has stepped down after only about 13 months on the job.  According to a press release from Memorial Hermann he’s decided to “pursue his passion in health and public policy.” “I have admired Memorial Hermann from afar […]

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Johnson Development Hosts Couture for the Cause 2017

Event will honor Carolyn Williams RICHMOND, Texas (Covering Katy) – Johnson Development company will be presenting this year’s Couture for the Cause at one of the company’s newest Fort Bend communities, Harvest Green. Couture for the Cause is an event benefitting The American Cancer Society. This year’s event,  titled Garden Glitz, will celebrate and honor the […]

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UH Study: Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression and Stress in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

  UH Adaptive Athletics to Host Wheelchair Rugby Camp HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Wheelchair rugby is a high-octane team contact sport changing the lives and mental health of the spinal cord injury patients who play it. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance found that frequent participation in wheelchair […]

VibraLife of Katy to provide a new Post-Acute Community

  KATY (Covering Katy)  – A 70-bed transitional care rehabilitation center, an 18-bed assisted living center, and a 16-bed secured memory care unit will soon be opening in Katy. The 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will be located in the Parkwest Business Park off Interstate 10, adjacent to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Vibra Healthcare, Memorial Hermann Health System, and […]

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Anti-Smoking Event Held at MD Anderson

  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted Wednesday, May 31, its inaugural International Anti-Tobacco Artwork Contest in celebration of World No Tobacco Day, an annual health initiative led by the World Health Organization. In collaboration with the Instituto de Cancerología Las Américas in Colombia and the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias in Mexico, and […]

Scholarship recipients joined by their athletic training coaches and members of Memorial Hermann leadership.

Katy ISD Students Receive Scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Five Katy Independent School District (KISD) athletic trainers were recently awarded sports medicine scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for KISD. Each recipient was awarded a $700 sports medicine scholarship in recognition of the distinguished service the students provide to KISD athletic programs. This year’s recipients […]

Memorial Hermann Katy Opens First Occupational Medicine Clinic

KATY (Covering Katy) – Katy area employers now have access to a comprehensive suite of services aimed at creating a healthier workforce with the recent addition of a new Memorial Hermann clinic dedicated exclusively to occupational medicine. Memorial Hermann Occupational Medicine Katy, located in the Medical Plaza adjacent to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, opened this month. […]

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Expands Heart and Vascular Services

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital recently expanded heart and vascular services with the opening of two new cardiac laboratories that can be used for catheter-based procedures as well as electrophysiology procedures. The labs represent a $5.2 million investment into the Katy community by Memorial Hermann Health System. “We see this expansion […]

Dr. Rachel J. Ellsworth, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon.

Houston Methodist West to Host Colorectal Cancer Seminar

  KATY (Covering Katy) — Coinciding with National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Houston Methodist West Hospital is hosting a seminar this month to educate the West Houston and Katy communities about this common, but preventable disease. Join Dr. Rachel J. Ellsworth, colorectal surgeon to learn more about colorectal screenings, myths and truths and receive a free at-home screening kit. […]