Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Mobile Medical Unit Gets Trial Run in Houston

    Blood clots in the brain are some scary business. Luckily, we now have what's been called "the first" mobile stroke unit in the nation in operation since late last month. It has some fancy equipment, but most importantly, it has people on board who can administer tPA, the clot-busting medication kn ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Deputy and Canine Partner Injured in Major Accident on Beltway 8

    A Harris County deputy is in critical condition after an accident on Beltway 8, the North Sam Houston Parkway, Tuesday morning. Deputy Jason Denham was flown by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann. He was in the vehicle with his canine partner, Sjors, who, after being checked by a vet, was determined to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    UPDATED Bicyclist Dies Three Days After Hit-and-Run in the Montrose

    UPDATE: The victim has been identified by her boyfriend as Chelsea Norman. He tells us Norman clocked out of work at Whole Foods at 10:17 pm Dec. 1, and was likely hit between 10:20-10:35 pm, while riding home. She was found lying face up in the bike lane, with her bike 20-30 feet from her, in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Sneak Peek: Vallone's, a New Addition to the Tony Vallone Empire, Sets December 1 Opening

    "Imagine how many proposals are going to happen here," a friend said to me as we surveyed the crowd filling the freshly painted and carpeted dining room at Vallone's. "And how many anniversaries and promotion celebrations and birthday parties and first dates. That's what's so exciting about a new re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    IndyCar Returns With A Double Feature For Houston

    For the first time in six years, open-wheel racing made its return to the Bayou City this past weekend, as the IZOD IndyCar Series hosted a two-race weekend at Reliant Park. The timing couldn't have come at a better time for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Race fans saw - or should I ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013

    Getting Stuck: Uninsured Patients Slammed with Lawsuits by Not-for-Profit Hospital

    Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Cover Story: Getting Stuck

    As Igancio Alaniz lay beneath his ancient white Buick, trying to get his car restarted one evening in January 2012, he heard a click as his car popped into gear. A split-second before more than 3,000 pounds of metal smashed over his chest, Alaniz realized he was about to be run over by his own car. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    This Houston Team -- Unlike the Texans, Rockets, Etc. -- Is Number One

    For the past few years, a Houston-based team has quietly produced college-basketball talent for prestigious school like the universities of Arizona, Alabama and Oklahoma. The elite squad has traveled all over the country, owning the competition in tournaments in places like Philadelphia. And this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Mary Helen Aranda, 60, Alleged DWI Victim, Bayou Body Count No. 164

    A 60-year-old woman was killed by a drunk driver who also sent a four-year-old girl to the hospital Saturday night, police say. Mary Helen Aranda, 60, was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound in the block of 6700 Lyons about 8:10 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by the PT Cruiser being driven eastbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Osasuyi Victor Uhunmwangho, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 141

    A Katy man was shot to death on a sidewalk on the far west side of town shortly before midnight Tuesday, Houston police say. Osasuyi Victor Uhunmwangho, 27, was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital after the 11:45 p.m. shooting in the 100 block of West Parkwest, at the Parkwest Townhomes co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Jerry Gray Napper, 35, Shot in His Car, Bayou Body Count No. 106

    In what we hope will be the end to a week that felt pretty damn violent on all counts, Houston police are investigating the shooting of Jerry Gray Napper, 34, of Pasadena. Napper was shot multiple times inside his car at the Indigo Falls apartment complex at 9800 Ledge around 3 a.m. Friday morning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting That Also Wounded Trae Tha Truth

    Trae Tha Truth Releases Statement on Wednesday's ABN Shooting HPD Releases ABN Shooting Report: Poppa C Was Target Reports: ABN's Dinky D, Poppa C Shot Dead Outside Strip Club: A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline Houston Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting that killed three pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Ashton Craven Charged With Felony DWI After Woman, Five Months Pregnant, Loses Baby In Accident

    Ashton Vincent Craven looks very surprised in his mugshot, and maybe it's because he has learned of what he's done. Craven, 38, was diving drunk when he ran a stop sign at Bataan and Rutland a little after 1 Saturday afternoon, cops say. His Taurus struck a Corolla driven by a woman who was five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Summer Ott: Memorial Hermann Hires The Michael Jordan Of Preventing & Treating Youth Concussions

    Memorial Hermann now boasts the Michael Jordan of concussion expertise: Neuropsychologist Summer Ott, Psy.D, has been brought on board to head up the Sports Concussion Program at the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann. Along with her deep knowledge of head trauma caused during a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Alvin Foley III, Jordan Sampson & Prince Fair: Three Teens Shot In Apartment Complex Fight

    Houston police say three teenagers were shot Sunday night at a southwest side apartment complex after the got into an altercation. The victims are Alvin Foley III, 18, of Houston, Jordan Sampson, 17, of Houston, and Prince Fair, 18, police said. Foley suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in crit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sylvia Casares, Noted Chef, Shot By Boyfriend

    Sylvia Casares, the chef and owner of Houston fave Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach Monday night by her boyfriend, our sister blog Eating Our Words reports. Casares was allegedly shot by Michael Warren, who is also her business partner. Warren is on the run and the Fort Bend Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Deloyd Herman Wheatley III: Photographs Himself Leaving Phone to Catch Sexy Bathroom Action

    Deloyd Herman Wheatley III: Easy investigation.​Is there anything more sexy than smartphone footage of a woman going to the bathroom? Before you answer "OF COURSE," put yourself in Deloyd Herman Wheatley III's shoes. Specifically, put yourself in his shoes at his job at Memorial Hermann in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Rosalio Pena, 48, Bayou Body Count No. 152

    A robbery attempt turned into murder on the northside last week, Houston police say, and a man was arrested yesterday and charged in the incident. Rosalio Pena, 48, was shot in his driveway in the 4300 block of Edison about 8 p.m. on September 28, HPD says, after neighbors heard him arguing with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    No Light Rail For Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest

    Buses will take the place of rail​Thanks, Metro: You've taken away the best option for getting to and from the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest. There's no light-rail service this weekend "to allow Texas Children's Hospital to continue construction on a pedestrian bridge over Fannin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Concussions: Avoidance, Protection and Better Helmets

    Daniel Kramer​Justin Landers, head athletic trainer at Katy High School, leads me to a secret stash of football equipment. The attic-like room, which is only accessible by one skinny wood ladder, is floor to ceiling and wall to wall with hundreds of helmets and shoulder pads. Landers combs th ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    We said don't ask. ​In honor of the Fourth of July, we offer Health Department Roundup, a celebration of regulations and code enforcement, concepts as American as apple pie. Provided the pie in question was baked in a code-compliant kitchen. If not, you'll face the consequences. Drinking a sod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Gets Out of TIRR, Moves to League City

    Giffords heads to League City.​U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has completed her stint at TIRR and will begin outpatient therapy, Memorial Hermann announced today. The Arizona rep, shot in the head five months ago, will live in the League City home of her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 38

    Traffic​Houston roads are never the safest places and there have been several recent traffic fatalities as proof. Tuesday night, around 10:50 p.m., the unidentified male victim, 20, ran a red light in his Ford Taurus in the 6700 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway North service road. A blac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Is All Hospital Food Bad?

    A meal from Vall Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain: consomme, vol-au-vent of shellfish with prawns and a filet with mushrooms and potatoes.​That's the question posed by a Tumblr page called merely "Hospital Food," where patients are invited to submit photos of their hospital meals from acros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Shanoop and Sandra Kothari: Alcohol Swabs with Bacteria Killed Our Child, Lawsuit Says

    Alcohol swabs trigger federal suit​The parents of a two-year-old Houston boy who died after coming into contact with contaminated antiseptic swabs are suing the manufacturer of the swabs, which have been subject to a recall. In a federal wrongful death suit filed Sunday against the Triad Grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar​First things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    DaLeon Williams, Two Months Old, Bayou Body Count No.148

    Dead at two months old​Houston homicide police are investigating the death of a baby Wednesday afternoon on the far southwest side of town. DaLeon Williams, a boy, was found not breathing in his crib about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday while he was at home with his mother and other family members in the 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Architecture Gone Awry: Houston's 8 Ugliest Buildings

    Photo courtesy of SwamplotThe HISD Central Services building, a.k.a. the Taj Mahal​The old HISD Central Services building on Richmond -- called the Taj Mahal by HISD employees, both for its massive size and the massive budget that went into building it -- was torn down in 2007. One of the few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    You're Not Going To Be Independent Of Traffic Near Hermann Park This Weekend

    Photo courtesy GHCVBA lot of people will be converging on Hermann Park this weekend for various events, which means traffic could turn into one big hassle.The Parks & Rec department is urging as many people to take light-rail to the park as possible. (We're sure Metro's urging the same thing, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Medical Center Edition

    New contributor E. Ting likes eating, but for professional reasons prefers to remain anonymous. Yes, public health violations happen at hospitals, too. Here's the rundown for this month: St. Joseph Medical Center (1919 LaBranch), "conveniently located on the edge of Houston's revitalized downtown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Memorial Hermann Gets Wrist Slapped Over Anti-Trust Claims

    There's been a battle brewing for some time between the doctor-supported Town & Country Hospital and mega-health-care firm Memorial Hermann; the smaller hospital says the bigger one out of business.They claim Memorial put pressure on insurers not to do business with competitors. "At the same tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Roger Clemens Learns What's In A Name

    The Associated Press is reporting that Memorial Hermann is dropping the "Roger Clemens" from the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine at Memorial Hermann facility.The "Memorial Hermann" part will stay, apparently, unless there's a steroid scandal.MH spokeswoman Ann Brimberry refused to say wh ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Crime Doesn’t Pay(back): A Houston Press Special Report on Court-Ordered Restitutions in Texas

    More than 90 percent of Texas parolees walk away without paying off what the state ordered them to.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Houston Zoo No Longer Free On Labor Day

    The Houston Zoo is a victim of its own success. Every year the Zoo sets aside several days for free admission, usually including Labor Day. But more than 30,000 people swarmed the Zoo last Labor Day, making for a hot, crowded, not-so-much-fun-after-all experience. So, no more free Labor Day. Now yo ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    There's a Morning-After Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

    The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Doctors vs. Parents: Who Decides Right to Life?

    Following surgery, Sabrina Martin's condition went south. And then, her family says, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital set about arranging for her demise.

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    March 27, 2008
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    March 26, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Birth Defects

    Critics say contamination from the tie plant caused severe problems for these babies

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Helping Hands

    Rod Paige is still milking the Bush connection

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Bloodless Coup

    There'll be no waivers for patients in this experimental blood-substitute program

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    Critical Condition

    Expect the Iraq war to worsen the Medical Center's reduction in Arab patients

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    In the Hold

    Plus: Rebuttal Witness, Doctoring the Ratings, Breeding Greed?

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Reality TV Bites

    Shani and Chad Walter lost one of their twin baby boys. Thanks to Houston Medical, thousands of Americans got to witness their pain.

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    July 16, 1998
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    July 9, 1998
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    June 18, 1998

    Tell It to the Boss

    After their hospital's merger with Memorial, Hermann employees are asked prying questions

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