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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

Anne Clutterbuck Elected Chair of Harris Health System Board of Trustees


Anne Clutterbuck, former Houston City Councilmember, has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body of the public healthcare system in Harris County. Harris Health has served the community of Houston/Harris...
6-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Harris Health Honors Staff Innovation, Creativity at Its Third Annual Summit


A new automated microbiology laboratory that grows, incubates and identifies bacteria in minutes won Innovation of the Year at Harris Health System’s Innovation Summit, a celebration of the staff suggestion program to improve patient care,...
3-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Tumor Survivor Moves Into Next Phase of Life Thanks to Rehab Experts

Physical therapist Jorge Neira is helping Ruben Arellano regain use of his arms and the ability to walk. Arellano had a baseball-sized tumor removed from his head. The two share successes and setbacks on the arduous road to recovery at Harris Health...
19-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harris Health Occupational Therapist Receives Horizon Award


Catherine Graves, a registered occupational therapist at Harris Health System, received the Horizon Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The award is given to a practitioner with less than five years of experience and who has made...
16-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Dire Effects of Sports Head Injuries, Concussions Still a Concern


As football and soccer become year-round sports, their popularity accounts for more concussions and head injuries. This has parents, athletes and head injury experts at Harris Health System sounding the alarm of long-term health concerns for...
18-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patients Find Comfort with CAPES to Tell Children about Their Illnesses


The role of child life specialists is traditionally one of helping hospitalized children cope with their illness, treatment and hospital stay. However, at Harris Health System, child life is breaking with tradition to help patients suffering severe...
14-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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