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Houston Methodist West Hospital Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety

  KATY (Covering Katy) – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced Monday, Oct. 31 by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Houston Methodist West was one of 844 hospitals […]

Surgical staff at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus at the perioperative suite expansion ribbon cutting.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Expands Hospital’s Perioperative Suite

KATY (Covering Katy) – Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus recently unveiled the newly expanded perioperative suite which includes four new operating rooms, a new procedure room, three new call rooms, as well as a new doctor’s lounge, staff kitchen and break area. The expansion brings the total number of operating rooms at West Campus to […]

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Know the Symptoms

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer KATY (Covering Katy) – The American Cancer Society says prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men, and screenings often find the disease before a patient has any symptoms. That’s why physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital urge men to consider beginning annual […]

Anti-depressants may Prevent Onset of Depression in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Houston (Covering Katy) – Contrary to popular belief, a new study suggests that anti-depressants may not be useful when depression has already had its onset in patients with traumatic brain injuries. In a paper published today in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa reveal that the onset of […]

Matt Schaefer - Courtesy Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus names Matt Schaefer as president

KATY  (Covering Katy) – Texas Children’s Hospital has announced that Matt Schaefer is the new president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Houston’s first community hospital designed exclusively for children, was created to respond to the growing need for expert pediatric health care in West Houston/Katy. The hospital offers expert care […]

Memorial Hermann Katy employees who’ve worked at the hospital for most, if not all, of its 35 years serving Katy. From left to right: Dudley Koy, M.D., Mark Bing, M.D., Barbara Oswald, RN, John Kueven, COO, Linda Salter, RN, Steve Dinwiddie, Jim Parisi, CEO

Memorial Hermann Hospital Celebrates 35 Years In Katy

KATY (Covering Katy) – When Katy Hospital first opened in 1981 on Pink Oak Road, it had 100 beds, four operating rooms and two delivery rooms. That small hospital has since relocated and expanded into what is now known as Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.  On August 31st, the hospital celebrated 35 years of service to […]

Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation

HOUSTON (Covering Katy) – Five pediatric oncologists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center have received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for projects ranging from the study of a gene mutation involved in the rare cancer Langerhans cell histiocytosis to research focused on using and enhancing the body’s own immune system to destroy cancer cells. Theirs […]

The Health Risks of Doping

Houston (Covering Katy)  – Olympians are often considered the best athletes in the world, but with that comes the pressure to perform. As a result, some Olympic athletes may turn to doping. Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Thomas Kosten examines the effects of doping and discusses why doping is an important issue to address. “Doping […]