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2017 Jubilee of Caring Check Presentation to Harris Health System

The HCHD Foundation held a very successful 2017 Jubilee of Caring on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The event honored Barbara and Corby Robertson, Jr. and was co-chaired by Mr. Robertson’s sisters and Mrs. Robertson sisters-in-laws: Mrs. Carroll Robertson Ray, Ms. Beth Robertson, and Ms. Lillie Robertson (the “Tres Hermanas”). The 2017 Jubilee of Caring raised a record amount of over $680,000.00. The income of $600,000.00 will be a Restricted Grant from the HCHD Foundation to…

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Women’s Health Network Tour

The Women’s Health Network (WHN) committee was formed when the non-profit Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center merged with the GHWCC. The WHN provides a regional network for health professionals interested in advancing women’s health through collaborations in education, research, and advocacy. These professionals include healthcare executives, providers, researchers, educators, administrators, and community leaders who are dedicated in improving the health of women and girls in Texas.   The tour was conducted on…

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Fit and Strong Together Program Gets Patients Moving

11/2/2017 When Robert Flores was told he needed a knee replacement, his doctor told him it would be beneficial to lose weight before the surgery. Robert, determined to get healthy, joined Harris Health System’s Fit and Strong Together Program, also known as FAST, a 12-week program designed to encourage patients to make healthy lifestyle changes. The program is for patients who struggle with their weight and factors that come with it—hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and pain….

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6,500 trained at lifesaving event held in 14 Texas cities including trainings led by Dr. Oz HOUSTON, TX (February 13, 2017)— On Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 750 medical students trained over 6,500 Texans in life-saving hands-only CPR at 42 sites across 14 Texas cities making the 2017 Texas Two Step, what organizers believe to be the largest event of its kind in the US. The Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign…

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Healing Art for Ben Taub Hospital

Ben Taub Hospital gets Art Donation   Photographs are powerful. They allow us to shift our mental focus and are a tool for meditation. In viewing a photograph, we co-create the image with the artist, transporting our mind to see the world in new ways. Photos move us out of the ordinary. Researchers are learning more about the precise ways works of art help patients and families in the healing process. One 1993 study found…

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