Vaccination efforts increase across Houston area
Another first this Friday, the Michael E. DeBakey V.A. Medical Center in Houston started facilitating a new vaccination method for veterans: first come, first served. “This is really important to us, we are vaccinating America’s heroes,” said associate director of the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center, Chris Myhaver. The line stretched for miles for the first-come, first-served veteran vaccinations, but Navy Veteran Earl George did not mind. AdIf you are an eligible veteran and want to get vaccinated, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center drive-thru vaccination clinic opens at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Judge Hidalgo, Mayor Turner ask residents to cancel holiday gatherings as hospitalizations, positivity rate climbs
HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner urged residents Wednesday to cancel holiday gatherings as hospitalizations and COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Houston area. The judge urged residents to stay home and put plans on hold as Christmas and the end of the year approaches. “Mayor Turner and I wanted to join forces today to convey the seriousness of how important it is for everybody to cancel gatherings. The positivity rate is increasing.”As of Wednesday, the Houston Health Department reports 634 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths. “It may triple by January, and that’s why it’s extremely important for us to avoid any type of gatherings this holiday season,” Persse said.
Who was Lemuel Bruce, HFD arson investigator killed in shooting
HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department is mourning one of their own who was killed in the line of duty. A procession was from the Medical Center to the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office was held Friday morning for HFD Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce. RELATED: Houston Fire Department arson investigator dies after shooting in NW Houston“It’s a tragic loss. Please keep the Bruce family in your prayers. Arson Investigator DJ Bruce was killed in the line of duty this morning.
Memorial Hermann’s new Susan & Fayes Sarofim Pavillion Critical Care Tower
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. HOUSTON – Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center recently opened the brand new Susan & Fayez Sarofim Pavilion critical care tower which includes a new emergency & trauma center, the new home for Memorial Hermann Life Flight, and one of the only trauma hybrid operating rooms in the state. The new pavilion is also the new home to the Memorial Hermann Life Flight program with a brand new helipad that is 10,000 square feet larger and can accommodate the weight of a Black Hawk helicopter. Through a well operated “scene to OR” process, patients picked up by Memorial Hermann Life Flight and transported to RDTI are able to be assessed and triaged in flight while communication is being sent to the trauma surgeon on call. For more information on the brand new advances inside the Susan & Fayez Sarofim Pavillion, log on to memorialhermann.org.
HCA Houston Healthcare shares tips on how to get heart healthy
HOUSTON – February is American Heart Month, and HCA Houston Healthcare is helping us start our journeys to better heart health through education and lifestyle changes. Their network has 13 hospitals, nine outpatient surgery centers, 11 free standing emergency centers and numerous diagnostic imaging centers located across the greater Houston area. Everyone should know the classic symptoms of a heart attack, but not all chest pain feels the same. HCA cardiologist Dr. Pranav Loyalka shared a few tips if you or someone you know experiences symptoms. Start your journey to better heart health by checking in with a health care professional at HCA Houston Healthcare today.