Hospital Headlines

Hospital Headlines features late breaking news stories or recent developments from local area hospitals.

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Newly developed therapeutic shown to combat drug addiction
For invasive bladder cancer, removing whole bladder better than less invasive options
Phase III study shows quizartinib prolongs overall survival for patients with deadly type of relapsed or refractory AML
Study of gene enhancers sheds light on how some cancers form and spread
Findings from breast and gynecological cancer study may have potential for future clinical applications
Texas Children’s Hospital receives grant to continue developing a vaccine for Chagas disease
Memorial Hermann expands video consultation capabilities with Virtual Clinic
MD Anderson study evaluates need for biopsies during follow-up care in women with early breast cancer
Institutional Property Advisors brokers $58 million sale of medical office portfolio near Houston
Memorial Hermann and Emerus announce joint venture to improve access to highquality care
Houston Methodist St. John Hospital launches online check-in for Emergency Room patients
Houston Methodist Primary Care Group expands Into Friendswood
TESARO and MD Anderson announce immuno-oncology collaboration and exclusive license
Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Memorial City makes significant investment in cardiovascular services
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas to affiliate with Pearland Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Katy reaches new heights with expansion
Vice President of UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus announces retirement
CHRISTUS Health announces joint venture with Velocity Care increasing accessibility and convenience
Memorial Hermann and MD Anderson expand integrated breast screening and imaging program
Quality Healthcare has a new name: Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Nation’s first medical makerspace opens inside Texas hospital
MD Anderson to build new outpatient center in West Houston
Houston Methodist opens new family medicine facility near Sienna Plantation
Disease transferred by fleas on rats, opossums found in Galveston County
Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation gives UTMB $3 million for a student center at Jennie Sealy Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute announce affiliation
2015 Hospital System Administrator Survey
Memorial Hermann Wound Care opens at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital helps determine standard of care for children with cleft lip and palate
First evaluation of HER 2- specific ‘killer’ T cells in humans
Study looks to confirm antivenom has “bite” against copperhead snakes
Stem cell clones could yield new drug treatment for deadly blood disease
Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancer
From chick to bedside: Removing the Wnt barrier
Sign of the times for hearing impaired patients
MD Anderson and NanoString Technologies announce multiyear collaboration
In year two, MD Anderson Moon Shots Program begins to spin off innovation
ExxonMobil donates $18 million to world-renowned Houston health institutions
The 2014 Physician’s Recruiting Standard
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Vintage Hospital named one of “The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.”
Cellular process required for vaccine protection identified
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital earns Quality Award from TMF Health Quality Institute
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital join national collaboration to solve most difficult, rare medical cases
Japanese urologists visit Texas Children’s Hospital to observe robotic surgery training
Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital’s Stroke Center earns more national recognition
Innovation in patient safety and quality
Texas Children’s Hospital leads the way in introducing proposed program to help EMS personnel identify the right place for a child’s treatment faster
AcuityHealthcare announces they are the first 100% employee owned long term acute care hospital in the country
2014 Hospital System Administrator Survey
Environmental health focus of new collaborative center
UTMB awarded $4.4M to develop universal flu vaccine
Texas Children’s Heart Center boasts outcomes among the best in the nation, treating more than 17,000 children with congenital heart defects annually
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus presented with top honor
Houston VA Re-Designated Magnet Hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center
Shriners Hospital for children expands cleft lip and palate services with addition of the Cronin-Brauer Clinic
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3.7 million in new wave of state cancer funding
Chevron grant to strengthen patient care throughout Romania
UTMB receives $3.2 million to continue collaborative research on cancer treatment and outcomes in Texas
UTMB study examines hospital readmission rates after inpatient rehabilitation
MD Anderson informs patients of loss of USB drive containing their data
UTMB Level 1 trauma center status renewed
Two Houston CHRI STUS hospitals become part of Houston Methodist
Affiliation between Orlando Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center set to expire
UT MD Anderson and Cooper University Health Care unite
Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Hospital CEO Survey
GHEP & Methodist Sugar Land
UTMB launches Hurricane Isaac relief and supplies drive
Emergency Preparedness
Health Reform Passage is just the beginning
Installing an electronic medical record system is more than just an IT project
Houston Northwest Medical Center - specialized services just for children
BCM scientists find “molecular trigger” for sudden death in epilepsy
spinal tumor removal restores patient’s mobility
Texas A&M Health Science Center’s plan of consolidation
Cell phone “texting” added to disaster alert system
Baylor begins emergency medicine program at Ben Taub Hospital
HCA affiliated Kingwood Medical Center grows cardiac services