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2008-07-14 12:00:07

By Jim Bishop, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jul. 13--Ah, how skillful grows the hand that obeyeth love's command! ...And he who followeth love's behest far excelleth all the rest. I have to go back a long way to recall the first time I met Dr. Michael DeBakey. It was in the halls of The Methodist Hospital in the wee hours of the morning. It was more than 40 years ago, and I was a thoroughly intimidated young reporter of 23 or so, standing as I was in the presence of perhaps the most...

2008-07-13 06:00:04

By Anita Hassan, Houston Chronicle Jul. 13--Colleagues of Dr. Michael DeBakey gathered Saturday morning at Baylor College of Medicine to remember the legendary heart surgeon's work and life. "Last night, The Texas Medical Center and the world lost Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the most prominent physician of the second half ... of the 20th century," said Dr. Peter Traber, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine. "He was really a citizen of The Texas Medical Center and the world," he...

2008-07-12 06:00:00

By Lynn Cook, Houston Chronicle Jul. 12--The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the nation's top cancer treatment hospital for the second year in a row, according to the latest list by U.S. News & World Report. M.D. Anderson regained the top spot last year after falling behind Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. "Every day, our faculty, staff and volunteers live our mission to eradicate cancer, and this honor recognizes their relentless efforts. We...

2008-06-18 06:00:00

By Renee C. Lee, Houston Chronicle Jun. 18--Community leaders and health care leaders are rallying to establish a trauma center in Montgomery County to provide more immediate care in emergency situations such as car accidents or shootings. That would mean patients could be treated closer to home instead of being transported to one of Houston's two overburdened trauma centers, and it would save valuable time. It takes 40 to 80 minutes to transport a patient by ambulance from Montgomery...

2008-02-19 15:00:43

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Feb. 17--It would be impossible to recognize the old Target store at Sanger Avenue and State Highway 6. No bull's-eye signs or shopping carts to be seen. The 98,500-square-foot building has been transformed into Central Texas Medical Center, where doctors relocating from other parts of town will offer an array of services. "It's fully committed," says spokesman Wes Gilliland, referring to lease space in the building. The owners,...

2007-11-09 12:00:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Menninger Clinic, the international specialty psychiatric hospital in Houston, today unveiled plans for The Menninger Mental Health Epicenter -- that include The Clinic's new campus and an international center for mental health research, treatment, training and advocacy. Menninger will be located within a 10-minute drive from the Texas Medical Center on South Main Street, near South Post Oak Road -- moving The Clinic closer to affiliates Baylor...

2007-08-20 12:02:45

HOUSTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luby's, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Baylor College of Medicine to provide culinary services for its Texas Medical Center campus in Houston. Luby's worked closely with Baylor on the development and design of their new kitchen and dining facility that opened August 13, 2007. "We are excited about this partnership and look forward to providing quality food and service to Baylor. Our culinary services...

2007-06-19 12:00:40

TIRR Foundation has received a $3M grant to fund Project Victory -- a comprehensive rehabilitation/community re-integration program set in motion by TIRR Foundation to treat service members who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq (OIF). "Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has become the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts," said Cynthia Adkins, Executive Director...

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2007-05-06 06:00:00

On June 10, 2006, aging and ailing, Edith Pereira was taken by ambulance from St. Dominic nursing home to Memorial Hermann hospital. It might have been nothing that serious. Urinary-tract infections had sent the 91-year-old with Alzheimer's and diabetes to the hospital often in the previous year, and the St. Dominic's nursing staff thought that likely was the problem this time. But Memorial Hermann doctors found no infection. Instead, they said, her altered state -- high blood sugar that...

2007-02-27 09:01:06

eClinicalWorks™, a market leader in unified EMR/PM systems, today announced that Memorial Hermann Health Network Providers (MHHNP), the largest independent physician organization of its kind in Texas, has selected eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) solution to streamline practice operations, facilitate collaborative disease management initiatives, and accelerate adoption of evidence-based clinical practice protocols among 1300...