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Sugar Land, TX News – New Certification for Sugar Land Hospital

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted January 05th 2015

Sugar Land, TX News (January 5, 2015) – Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has taken a giant step towards improving the health of newborns and infants by earning the Texas Ten Step Program facility designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Free Heart Health Screenings

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted December 29th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (December 20, 2014) –  Think of your heart as your body’s delivery system. It pumps out the good stuff—oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood—to every inch of you via a network of arteries.

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Sugar Land, TX – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Physicians Perform New Procedure to Relieve Post-Surgical Abdominal Pain

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted December 10th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (December 10, 2014) – Physicians at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently performed Fort Bend’s first transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with laparoscopic colon surgery to minimize post-surgical pain.

TAP blocks numb the nerves supplying the anterior abdominal wall prior to abdominal surgery. They are performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. The TAP block limits the amount of post-operative pain, minimizes the need for post-surgery pain medication and reduces the length of stay in the hospital.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Medical Center Receives Grant for Indigent Program

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted November 19th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News – OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, TX was recently granted $750,000 from the George Foundation to support the hospital’s Indigent Care Program.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Fort Bend Women’s Center Receives Grant

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted November 06th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (November 6, 2014) – The Sugar Land Verizon Communications Store Team recently presented a Hopeline Grant of $15,000 to the Fort Bend County Women’s Center in support of the “Safety Teen Leadership Program.” The program reaches teens before or as violent relationship patterns are emerging, and provides education and empowerment for developing healthy relationship habits.

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Sugar Land, TX – Houston Methodist Streamlines Cancer Diagnoses & Staging

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted October 30th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (October 30, 2014) – Pulmonary and sleep specialist Priya Oolut of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently performed the first endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with fine-needle aspiration biopsy to diagnose and stage lunch cancer in a patient in Fort Bend County.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Memorial Hermann Offers Advice For Arthritis Pain

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted October 16th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (October 16, 2014) – Memorial Hermann Sugar Land knows that hand pain can be debilitating and prevent you from accomplishing simple tasks like opening a jar or picking up a child. The good news is, it can be easily treated.

“Osteoarthritis affects one in three people age 65 and older, probably because older joints and surrounding cartilage wear out,” says Matthew Koepplinger, D.O., a hand surgeon with UT Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “One of the most common places for arthritis to strike is the hands, and women are more likely to suffer than men.”

Other possible causes of hand pain include accident or injury, overuse disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke, and osteoarthritis.

One of the most effective methods of treating hand pain is hand therapy, which can help ease the ache and restore lost abilities. This type of relief is typically provided by an occupational or physical therapist. Nonsurgical treatment options include exercises to increase flexibility, splints to prevent or correct injury, and training to perform tasks correctly and easily.

The first thing a therapist does is learn what you normally do with your hands and find ways to adapt. If you like to bake, for instance, spooning batter for cupcakes may be easier than pouring it from a bowl. Your therapist may also give tips for how to deal with hand pain throughout the day. For example, if your hands hurt most in the morning, beginning your day with a warm bath or shower may ease your pain.

It may be just as important to find out what you shouldn’t do with your hands as what you should do. To stop or change activities that cause hand pain, don’t bend or twist your hands repeatedly, avoid using tools that are too big for your hands, keep your forearms level with your keyboard to avoid flexing your wrists when you type, and take regular breaks to avoid repeating the same hand movements too frequently.

To learn more about hand pain and other orthopedic issues, visit www.memorialhermann.org/orthopedics.

Sugar Land, TX News – Sugar Land Hospital Performs Single-Site Hysterectomy

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted October 13th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (October 13, 2014) - Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital recently became the first hospital in Fort Bend County to perform a single incision laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure.

“Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is passionate about providing the best patient care available and offering more options for our patients,” said Board-certified Gynecological Surgeon Nicole Fleming, M.D., who performed the first procedure in August. “Fewer incisions may speed recovery time, reduce the chance of infection and other surgical complications, and potentially result in less pain for the patient.”

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Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Welcomes New Associate

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted October 07th 2014

Sugar Land TX News (October 7, 2014) – Susan Mathew, M.D., recently joined the Sugar Land staff of Houston Methodist Rheumatology Associates.

Dr. Mathew cares for patients with a wide range of rheumatic diseases, with a special emphasis on lupus. She comes to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from Geisinger Medical Center, a clinical campus of Temple University in Danville, Pennsylvania, where she served a fellowship in rheumatology.

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Deploys New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted September 24th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (September 24, 2014) - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first in Fort Bend County to use a next-generation cardiac ablation system to treat a patient with a common heart rhythm condition called atrial fibrillation, or AF. Patients with AF are typically treated with point-by-point radiofrequency ablation, which uses heat to ablate, or remove, extra tissue that is causing the heart to beat irregularly.
However, Sohail Jalal, M.D., a board-certified electrophysiologist, used the new Arctic Front Advance Cardiac Cryoballoon System, made by Medtronic, to treat his patient in a minimally invasive procedure at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted September 10th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (September 10, 2014) – The City of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at mosquito traps located in the Sugar Land Business Park and the Sugar Creek subdivision. The mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile on Sept. 9.

The City increased mosquito spraying to twice per week this summer and has been working closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services to trap and test mosquitos for the presence of the West Nile virus. The traps supplement the City’s larvicide and mosquito spraying operations. (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Fort Bend County Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted August 01st 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (August 1, 2014) - A sampling of mosquitoes in Fort Bend County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. When an area tests positive for the West Nile Virus in a few mosquitoes, it does not always mean there is a high risk of human infection. Simple measures can prevent the spread or infection of the West Nile Virus. Working together with Fort Bend County and the cities in the county, residents can help control the mosquito population.

When an area has mosquito samples that test positive for West Nile Virus, Fort Bend County Road & Bridge or the appropriate city department makes a focused response to prevent mosquito breeding by increasing spraying and larviciding in the area until a sample of mosquitoes tests negative for the virus. Testing is conducted by trapping mosquitoes and submitting the sample to be tested for viruses.

Mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus does not necessarily lead to human cases of disease. There have been no human cases of West Nile Virus in the county so far this year. (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Primary Care Group Welcomes Dr. Rajan

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 28th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (July 28, 2014) - Houston Methodist Primary Care Group is pleased to welcome family medicine specialist Dr. Jessen Rajan.

Dr. Rajan will share a practice with Dr. Adelola Ashaye in Missouri City, located at 5819 Highway 6, Suite 370.  Dr. Rajan is board certified in family medicine, and her practice serves patients of all ages, with a special emphasis on preventive care.

Dr. Rajan

Dr. Rajan

“I am thrilled to be a part of Houston Methodist Primary Care Group,” says Dr. Rajan.  “The Fort Bend area is an exciting place to live and work, and I am looking forward to establishing long-term relationships with my patients in Missouri City and surrounding areas. I am especially pleased to be affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and to have access to the hospital’s leading technology and excellent staff.”

Dr. Rajan comes to Houston Methodist Primary Care Group from the Lone Star Family Health Center in Conroe.  She earned her medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center in College Station and her undergraduate degree from University of St. Thomas in Houston.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rajan, call her office at 281-276-0653 or schedule online at houstonmethodist.org/primarycare.

Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Now Offers Endoscopic Ultrasounds

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 28th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (July 28, 2014) - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital gastroenterologist Madhukar Kaw, M.D., recently performed the hospital’s first endoscopic ultrasound procedure, an advanced technology that enables doctors to generate accurate, detailed images of lesions in the digestive tract that are not visible through routine endoscopy.

Endoscopic ultrasound combines traditional endoscopy – in which a small, lighted flexible tube with an attached ultrasound probe is inserted into the upper or lower digestive tract.  The scope includes a tiny device that creates sound waves to generate additional close-up images of organs, enabling the physician to see detailed pictures both from the camera and via ultrasound.  Endoscopic ultrasound is especially helpful in guiding the physician during the biopsy of organs and lymph nodes.

Dana G. Lewis, R.N., endoscopy charge nurse; Kenneth Isaac, endoscopy technician; Madhukar Kaw, M.D., gastroenterologist; Max Mejia, endoscopy technician; Roderick Carter, endoscopy technician.

Currently, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the only facility in Fort Bend providing endoscopic ultrasounds.

“Images from a traditional endoscopic camera don’t always allow the physician to detect some early-stage cancers,” says Dr. Kaw.  “And routine ultrasounds, because they travel through the body, are typically not helpful until there is a mass of some size.  Now we can create both close-up camera and ultrasound images with one tool that enables us to clearly see lesions or abnormalities and to directly guide biopsies for further study. The endoscopic ultrasound has become an integral technology in identifying and staging gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, stomach, rectum, pancreatic, and bile duct cancers.”

Sugar Land, TX News – New Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center Now Open in Missouri City

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 24th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (July 24, 2014) - Missouri City residents now have convenient access to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading emergency care capabilities.

The new state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center opened July 15 in the heart of Missouri City, at 8200 Highway 6 between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients of all ages who are ill or injured.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated the new Emergency Care Center on July 10 with over 400 attendees. The 9,600-square-foot facility includes 10 private treatment rooms, full-service X-ray, CT, and ultrasound capabilities.

Maime Ballard, Physician Relations; Dr. Jessen Rajan, Houston Methodist Primary Care Group; Dr. Deepshikha Sharda, Houston Methodist Primary Care Group; Dr. Adelola Ashaye, Houston Methodist Primary Care Group.

Most importantly, Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians specializing in emergency care from pediatric to geriatric patients, working alongside specially trained nursing and ancillary staff with extensive experience in emergency care.

“The new Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center gives Missouri City residents a first-class ER right in their own neighborhood,” says Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  “Patients treated at the new center will have direct, expedited admission to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital if needed, along with personal assistance from patient representatives in scheduling any necessary follow-up appointments.  And the center accepts all insurance plans that are in-network with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital including Medicare.” (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Gives Back to FBISD

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 27th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (June 27, 2014) - Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land offers their annual sports physicals for Fort Bend and Alief Independent School Districts’ middle school and high school athletes. They have been associated with these school districts for more than 15 years as team physicians.

University Interscholastic League (UIL) requires all high school athletes to undergo and pass a physical examination prior to participating in sports.

Physical evaluations include testing height, weight, vision, blood pressure, pulse, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, spine, and all joints in the upper and lower body.  Physicians discuss the athletes’ medical history and consult with them and their parents if further evaluation is necessary prior to releasing them to participate in sports.

D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D., Sports Medicine; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D., General Orthopedics, Joint Replacement Surgery; Mark W. Maffet, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgery; Ray R. Valdez, M.D., Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery; David A. Braunreiter, M.D., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management; Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Jeffrey A. Kozak, D.O., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management.

“We truly enjoy working with the schools in Fort Bend County,” said Dr. Vincent Phan, orthopedic surgeon and team physician. “I grew up here and actually went to Elsik High School, so it is an honor to come back and support the players.  We look forward to continuing to support these school districts.”

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land generously donates proceeds that are generated from the physical examinations back to the school’s athletic training programs. In the last five years, this group of physicians has donated more than $250,000 back to local schools. Athletic trainers use this money to purchase the necessary equipment they need for the upcoming school year in addition to what their budget allows. (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Welcomes Dr. Michael Yaakovian

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 25th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (June 25, 2014) - Michael Yaakovian, M.D., is joining Drs. Timothy Oppermann and Ashish Saharia at Methodist Department of Surgery, effective in July.

He comes to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from Kaiser Permanente Healthcare in Baltimore, where he was a general surgeon and director of the wound care unit.

Michael Yaakovian, M.D.

Dr. Yaakovian is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He performs a broad range of surgeries and procedures including colon surgery, breast surgery, gall bladder surgery, hernia surgery, skin and soft tissue surgery, colonoscopies, and upper endoscopies.

“We are excited to have someone of Dr. Yaakovian’s background and skill set join our team,” says Dr. Oppermann. “He is a talented surgeon who recognizes the importance of providing personalized, hands-on care to his patients.”

Dr. Yaakovian is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and he completed his residency and an internship in general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also served as a research fellow in trauma/critical care. He later completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and served as an assistant professor of surgery at the school before accepting the position at Kaiser Permanente.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yaakovian, call 281-275-0860. His office is located in Medical Office Building Three on the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus, 16605 Southwest Freeway, Suite 450.

Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Breaks Ground on New Orthopedics Facility

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 23rd 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (June 23, 2014) - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently celebrated the official groundbreaking on a new 60,000-square-foot home for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

The state-of-the-art facility – on the corner of Highway 59 and Sweetwater Boulevard – will allow Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to move from its current location on Highway 6 and Brooks Street to the Houston Methodist Sugar Land campus, with easy access to the hospital and its diagnostic imaging and other services.

Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Jeffrey A. Kozak, D.O., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management; D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Vincent C. Phan, M.D., Hand & Upper Extremity, Orthopedic Surgery; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D., General Orthopedics, Joint Replacement Surgery; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Lindley Cramer, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Practice Administrator; Carl A. Hicks, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgery; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgery; Ray R. Valdez, M.D., Foot & Ankle, Orthopedic Surgery; Mark W. Maffet, M.D., Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D., Sports Medicine and David A. Braunreiter, M.D., Sports Medicine, Concussion Management.

“Orthopedics and sports medicine are among the fastest growing specialties of care in Fort Bend and Southwest Houston, and this amazing new facility will be a tremendous benefit to our patients, bringing all our related services together at one site on the hospital campus,” said Chris Siebenaler, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital CEO.

In addition, the new building will include space for physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, an outside training facility for athletes recovering from injury, a sports medicine urgent care clinic, and a sports performance training program.  The building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015. (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Gridiron Legends Promote Good Health at Brazos Bend Elementary School

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 05th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (June 5, 2014) - Former NFL players are making their way into area classrooms to promote healthy eating habits among students. J.J. Moses, former Houston Texans Kick Returner, and Don Trull, former Houston Oilers Quarterback, recently surprised students at Brazos Bend Elementary School with a visit as part of the Gridiron Legends Fit for Life Program.

Pictured (from left) are Don Trull, PE Teacher Sandra Arreola, Brazos Bend Principal Ida Ford, Assistant Principal Stephanie Viado and J.J. Moses.

Presented by Kelsey-Seybold, the program promotes healthy living and an active lifestyle through a fun-filled, interactive presentation. Moses and Trull spoke to students in grades 3-5 about the benefits of eating a healthy diet and surrounding themselves with positive people. Trull also demonstrated his athletic ability by throwing passes to students throughout the presentation.

Sugar Land, TX News – New Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center Opens in Missouri City

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 04th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (June 4, 2014) - Missouri City residents will soon have convenient access to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading emergency care capabilities.

The new state-of-the-art Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center opens July 15 in the heart of Missouri City, at 8200 Highway 6 between the Sienna Plantation and Riverstone communities. The center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to treat patients of all ages who are ill or injured.

The 9,600-square-foot facility includes 10 private treatment rooms, full-service X-ray, CT, and ultrasound capabilities.

Most importantly, Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians specializing in emergency care from pediatric to geriatric patients, working alongside specially trained nursing and ancillary staff with extensive experience in emergency care.

“The new Houston Methodist Emergency Care Center gives Missouri City residents a first-class ER right in their own neighborhood,” says Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  “Patients treated at the new center will have direct, expedited admission to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital if needed, along with personal assistance from patient representatives in scheduling necessary follow-up appointments.  And the center will accept all insurance plans that are in-network with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.” (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Breaks Ground on New Patient Tower

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 03rd 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (June 1, 2014) - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrated the official groundbreaking for its new six-story patient tower in May.

The new tower – part of a $131 million expansion effort under way at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – will add 104 beds, primarily for intensive care and medical/surgical patients, and will provide space for future growth as needed.  Once the new tower joins the Main and Sweetwater Pavilions on campus, the hospital’s total capacity will reach 347 beds.

“Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital continues to grow to meet the needs of the community,” says CEO Chris Siebenaler.  “Our investment in new facilities, like our new patient tower, enables us to continue to expand our service offerings and provide the latest and most sophisticated procedures right here in Fort Bend.”

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Team breaks ground on new six-story patient tower

The new tower should be open for patients in the Spring of 2016.

The patient tower is just one of five major projects included in the hospital’s current expansion plan, which also includes construction of a new 60,000-square-foot facility for Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, expansion and relocation of the Heart Center and a stand-alone Emergency Care Center to serve residents of Missouri City. (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Leader Selected for Health Care Fellows Program

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 29th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (May 29, 2014) - The inaugural class of the Texas Hospital Association’s Leadership Fellows Program was recently announced in Austin and includes a local health care luminary.

Malisha Patel, Chief Operations Officer at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, was one of 24 hospital executives selected for a year-long program designed to promote the professional development of health care leaders and position them to drive health care innovation. THA’s Leadership Fellows program brings together health care leaders from around the state for a focused study in becoming effective health care advocates for Texas hospitals and the communities they serve.

Malisha Patel

“We are proud of the role we play in serving the health care needs of Sugar Land and today we are proud to have Malisha Patel representing Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital in THA’s Fellows program to ensure we are doing even more to influence the future of health care,” said Greg Haralson, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital CEO.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Partners with Fort Bend ISD

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 28th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (May 28, 2014) - Tristan Gray, star shortstop for the Elkins Knights’ varsity baseball team, was preparing for his all-important senior season when he dislocated his knee cap in a preseason practice.

Fortunately for Gray, Elkins athletic trainer June Tomlin was at practice that day. She responded immediately, and once Gray was stabilized, she called team physician Dr. Timothy Sitter on his cell phone and alerted him.

When the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital orthopedist examined Gray, he determined that the injury was not season-ending but would require physical therapy. Dr. Sitter outlined an extensive physical therapy program, and twice a day at school, Tomlin worked with Gray on the appropriate conditioning and strengthening exercises.

When the season started, Gray was back in peak condition, and he proved it by being named co-MVP of District 23-5A and signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at Rice University.

Gray was fortunate to have an experienced, licensed athletic trainer onsite at the time of his injury, one with a direct connection to one of the area’s leading sports medicine specialists. Now, thanks to a unique partnership between Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Fort Bend Independent School District, that comprehensive approach to athletic injuries will now be possible across the district. (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Next Level Urgent Care Opens New Clinic to Provide Affordable After-Hours Health Care in Fort Bend

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 27th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (May 27, 2014) - Next Level Urgent Care recently opened its fourth Fort Bend County clinic in Long Meadow in Richmond, Texas, continuing its mission to provide a cost-effective alternative to emergency room care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

“Our clinic, which is located on FM 99 between West Belfort and Bellaire, provides an easily accessible location for people who need medical care quickly,” said Juliet Breeze, MD, Next Level Urgent Care CEO and Medical Director. “Most medical problems do not require an emergency room visit, we provide an alternative solution that can save patients time and money.”

“Our neighborhood clinics, which are designed around patient comfort, provide an alternative for the treatment of non-life threatening complaints that is faster and an average of six times less expensive than a trip to the emergency room,” Breeze added. “Costs vary depending on your plan, but typical copay with us is $25-$75, compared with $150-$500 for an emergency room. Additionally, we don’t charge uninsured patients more than $200 total for a single visit and that includes doctor’s fees, X-rays, stitches, and other services.”

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Sugar Land, TX News – Marsters Family Recognizes Nursing Excellence at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 23rd 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (May 23, 2014) - After making so many trips to the hospital that their entire family was on a first-name basis with the staff, Frank H. and Linda Marsters, III, established the Marsters’ Nursing Excellence Award at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Created to recognize the quality, family-centered care received by their extended family, the Marsters presented the 2014 award to Lori Foster, B.S.N., during Nurses’ Week celebration at the hospital.

The couple’s tie to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land began more than 30 years ago. Raising adventurous twin boys and an asthmatic daughter in Quail Valley, the Marsters made frequent trips to what was then Fort Bend Hospital.

“When I say I raised two boys, I’m not kidding,” laughs Linda as she recalls broken bones, stitches, surgeries, and even one son who required a police search when he hid in the oven while playing hide-and-seek. “The hospital has such a family-like atmosphere that is also very professional, warm, and caring.”  (more…)

Sugar Land, TX News – Williams Elementary’s Nurse is Honored at Luncheon

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 16th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (May 16, 2014) - For her dedication to the children of Williams Elementary, Nancy Nowak was honored May 8 at the Houston Chronicle’s Salute to Nurses luncheon.

Sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health and Houston Methodist Hospital System, the luncheon honored the top 100 nurses in the Houston area.

Nowak, who is retiring at the end of the school year, is the only nurse Williams has ever had, arriving on campus when it opened in 1985.

“To keep from crying, I tell the students I finally passed the (assessment test) and I am moving on,” Nowak said.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Time to ‘Pink Out’ Constellation Field

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 14th 2014

Sugar Land, TX (May 14, 2014) - Join Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters for this year’s Pink in the Park, Pink Out game in support of breast cancer awareness. The second annual event will be held May 23.

Survivors are invited to register for the pregame ceremony, and the first 50 survivors to register will receive two Picnic Area tickets that include food and drinks.  In addition, some 2,000 fans will be given a complimentary gift. During Pink in the Park, all registered breast cancer survivors in attendance will receive on-field recognition during a pre-game ceremony.

There will be no doubt that this event focuses on breast cancer as attendees wear pink and the Skeeters’ players wear pink jerseys.  During the game, an auction of the Skeeters’ commemorative pink jerseys will take place with all proceeds benefiting the comprehensive Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Breast Care Center. Last year, $9,500 was raised to support the expansion of the center.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Performs County’s First Hybrid Coronary Intervention

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 12th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (May 12, 2014) - A local resident is back to mowing his lawn after undergoing two different heart surgeries on the same day— a practice made possible by minimally invasive coronary intervention.

Two Houston Methodist Sugar Land physicians, Yassir Sonbol, M.D., an interventional cardiologist, and Uttam Tripathy, M.D., a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, were the first in Fort Bend County to perform a same day hybrid coronary intervention, which is a combination of percutaneous intervention and minimally invasive heart surgery. This allows the patient to have two different heart surgeries on the same day, thereby minimizing the invasiveness of the procedure.

John Strong called his primary care physician, Tayma Shaya, M.D. after experiencing chest pain, a heavy feeling in his chest and trouble walking. He had no previous history of heart problems but did have an elevated blood pressure at times.

Yassir Sonbol, M.D.; John Strong and Uttam Tripathy, M.D.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Sugar Land Bike to Work/School Day Set for May 8

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 30th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (April 30, 2014) - The City of Sugar Land and Shape Up Fort Bend will hold the fourth annual Bike to Work Day and second annual Bike to School Day on Thursday, May 8.

The event – part of National Bike Month – begins at 7:30 a.m. at the South Meadow Pavilion at Sugar Land’s Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., with vendors, giveaways, and music.

Riders will depart for Sugar Land Town Square at 8:15 a.m. The 4.2-mile ride will take riders down University Boulevard to Fort Settlement Middle School, Elkins Road, Sweetwater Boulevard, and Lexington Boulevard.

Sugar Land’s Comprehensive Mobility Plan identifies a vision for “Superior Mobility.”  Participation in National Bike Month is a component of supporting transportation choices and healthy, active lifestyles.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Leading Physicians

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 23rd 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (April 23, 2014) - At its eighth annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians, including seven leading physicians nominated and voted on by over 900 hospital employees. In honor of Doctor’s Day, hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in a “Thank a Doctor” campaign. They were able to thank a special doctor in honor of National Doctor’s Day and show their appreciation to a physician who has touched their life by writing him or her a short note. Many physicians received an envelope containing thank you notes and comment cards at the event.

Seven physicians were recognized at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Doctor’s Day celebration and medical staff meeting. At the Oscars-style event in appreciation of physicians, secret envelopes revealed the winners. The physician winners then gave a small speech to recognize and thank those that voted and supported them throughout the year.

Physicians in leading roles for 2014 were announced in seven categories: Female Physician of Excellence, Dr. Bushra Cheema, Oncologist; Male Physician of Excellence, Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr., Neurologist; Best Educator, Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, Pulmonologist; Most Respectful, Dr. Shiva Satish, Geriatrician; Most Supportive of Nursing, Dr. Timothy Oppermann, General Surgeon; Best Bedside Manner, Dr. Kumara Peddamatham, Gastroenterologist and Most Technologically Innovative, Dr. Vincent Phan, Orthopedic Upper Extremity Surgeon.

Doctor’s Day Award Winners: Dr. Eddie Patton Jr., Dr. Shiva Satish, Dr. Bushra Cheema, Dr. Vincent Phan, Dr. Mauricio Reinoso and Dr. Timothy Oppermann (not pictured: Dr. Kumara Peddamatham)

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Sugar Land, TX News – Next Level Urgent Care Brings Accreditation to Houston Area

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 08th 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (April 8, 2014) – Next Level Urgent Care is the first organization in Texas to achieve Urgent Care Center Accreditation through the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM). Accreditation is a voluntary process that measures the quality of services and performance against nationally recognized standards.

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Sugar Land, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Receives Stroke Gold Plus Award

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted January 03rd 2014

Sugar Land, TX News (January 3, 2014) — Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Kate Simpson, American Stroke Association; Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr., Neurologist; Dr. James Ling, Medical Director of the Stroke Program; Maria Socci, Stroke Program Manager; Dr. Larry Tran, Neurologist; Dr. M. Faisal Khan, Neurologist.

Kate Simpson, American Stroke Association; Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr., Neurologist; Dr. James Ling, Medical Director of the Stroke Program; Maria Socci, Stroke Program Manager; Dr. Larry Tran, Neurologist; Dr. M. Faisal Khan, Neurologist.

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SugarLand, TX News – MD Anderson Experts Share Tips for Improving Mood and Energy

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted December 13th 2013

SugarLand, TX News (December 13, 2013) – A packed winter social calendar, endless temptations for fattening holiday foods, and mounting holiday expenses may make one want to hide under the covers until spring.

These feelings could be signs of the winter blues, said Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in integrative medicine at MD Anderson. ”During winter months, some people experience feelings similar to depression,” Powers-James said.

And, the shorter days and darker nights of winter can amplify this sluggish mood. Daylight lets the body know when it should be awake and asleep. So, more sunlight makes people more alert and less sunlight makes people groggier. As a result, people crave comfort foods, lack interest in their usual hobbies, and have less energy to exercise during winter.

“But giving in to unhealthy habits can not only negatively affect your health, but also cause extra stress,” said Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of integrative medicine at MD Anderson.

Cohen and Powers-James offer these strategies to help avoid or overcome a winter slump:

1. Eat a healthy diet. Feeling blue can make it easy to desire foods high in fat, carbohydrates and sugar. But try to resist temptation. (more…)

SugarLand, TX News – Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital honors outstanding nurse with DAISY Award

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted December 12th 2013

Sugarland, TX News (December 12, 2013) – Suresh Thampi, RN, is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s DAISY Award winner, a national honor that recognizes the contributions of extraordinary nurses.

Suresh, house supervisor, was chosen because he always offers the highest level of compassion and support to fellow nurses. He is known for his cheerfulness and great attitude, even during high stress situations. He is honest and ethical in everything he does, and he is an inspiration to other nurses in the hospital for his strong devotion to work and the Houston Methodist I CARE values.

Sugar Land, TX

DAISY Award recipient, Suresh Thampi, RN, with wife and the DAISY Award committee.

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Eclipse Soccer Raises Money for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted October 28th 2013

Sugar Land, Texas (October 28, 2013) – Eclipse Soccer, recently had a shirt sale/drive for Breast Cancer Awareness month. They created pink t-shirts for their club and sold them to their community. A portion of the amount raised from sales of the Eclipse Pink shirts (the ones the girls are wearing), was donated back to the Memorial Hermann Foundation.

Paul Rossetti, Eclipse President said, “With over 3 million women battling breast cancer in the U.S. today, it is our responsibility to join the efforts to raise money for research and awareness.”

Dr. Michael Kent (Richmond Bone and Joint), Kim Vinson (Eclipse Soccer club), Steven Ramirez (Memorial Hermann Sugar Land) and Paul Rossetti (Eclipse Soccer Club). Front row, from left: Nicholas Sanders, Joshua Sanders, Lauren Vinson, Taylor Vinson, Kara Canetti, Morgan Vinson, and Owen Rossetti

Dr. Michael Kent (Richmond Bone and Joint), Kim Vinson (Eclipse Soccer club), Steven Ramirez (Memorial Hermann Sugar Land) and Paul Rossetti (Eclipse Soccer Club). Front row, from left: Nicholas Sanders, Joshua Sanders, Lauren Vinson, Taylor Vinson, Kara Canetti, Morgan Vinson, and Owen Rossetti

 

Pelvic Cancer Study at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted September 30th 2013

Sugar Land, Texas (September 30, 2013) – A trip to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s emergency room for a swollen leg uncovered a major surprise for Pauline Stevens – a pelvic tumor about the size of a soccer ball.

The mass was determined to be cancerous, and it had spread from Stevens’ uterus to her ovaries. Jorge Darcourt, M.D., hematologist/oncologist and director of the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital infusion center, diagnosed Stevens with endometrial cancer.

Pauline Stevens and Jorge Darcourt, M.D.

Pauline Stevens and Jorge Darcourt, M.D.

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Memorial Hermann Announces $93 Million Expansion of its Sugar Land Hospital

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted September 25th 2013

Sugar Land, Texas (September 25, 2013) – Memorial Hermann Health System today announced a $93 million expansion and upgrade of its Memorial Hermann Sugar Land hospital into the area’s most advanced facility.

The expansion to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land hospital is designed to significantly enhance the patient experience and meet the healthcare needs in the rapidly growing Fort Bend County region. Through this expansion, Memorial Hermann will continue to provide high quality, safe and nationally recognized patient care to families in the Sugar Land community as it has done for nearly a decade. When complete, the expansion will include a new six-story, 120,000-square-foot patient tower that will increase the hospital’s total bed count to 141, as well as an additional professional building, new equipment and related facilities.

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New Headache Center Opens in Sugar Land

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted August 29th 2013

Sugar Land, TX — (August 29, 2013) — It can start as a dull ache - barely noticeable - but by the end of the day you’re clutching your forehead in pain. “Most of the time, headaches are a nuisance and nothing to worry about,” says Rajesh Bindal, M.D., neurosurgeon and medical director of the neuroscience program at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “However, if headaches disrupt your life on a regular basis, they should be discussed with a physician.”

Neurologists affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Headache Center: Larry Tran, M.D.; Irfan Lalani, M.D.; Eddie Patton Jr., M.D.; Amitabh Shukla, M.D.; M. Faisal Khan, M.D.

Neurologists affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Headache Center: Larry Tran, M.D.; Irfan Lalani, M.D.; Eddie Patton Jr., M.D.; Amitabh Shukla, M.D.; M. Faisal Khan, M.D.

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Students in Sugar Land, Fort Bend Enjoy Summer Fun With Dr. Health E. Hound

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 26th 2013

Dr. Health E. Hound joined students at the hula hoop station.

Sugar Land, TX – (July 26, 2013) - Students enrolled at the Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Summer School Program at Armstrong Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Dr. Health E. Hound and other representatives of UnitedHealthcare during the school’s Wellness Wednesday event on July 24. The UnitedHealthcare representatives joined Armstrong summer school staff in promoting healthy lifestyles by involving students in physical activity and health lessons.

Felicia Holmes, Armstrong Elementary Summer School Principal; first-graders Martha Garcia, Maria Gomez, Jonathan Lara, Julio Diaz; and Diane McDonald, Summer School Coordinator.

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Record-breaking Shrimp Boil Brings in More Than $130,000 for The Rose

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 16th 2013

Sugar Land, TX (July 16, 2013) — The 24th Annual Shrimp Boil broke fundraising records, drew comparisons to a family reunion, and launched a new awareness campaign for The Rose, the nonprofit breast health organization covering Houston and 24 counties.

Dorothy Gibbons, CEO of The Rose, with State Representative Mary Ann Perez

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Methodist Hospitals Setting Themselves Apart with New Name Change

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 16th 2013

Sugar Land, TX — (July 16, 2013)Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has a new name.

Effectively immediately, Fort Bend’s leading health care institution is now known as Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. The Methodist system, now Houston Methodist, changed its name to differentiate its hospitals from approximately 80 other Methodist hospitals across the country.

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Oakbend Medical Presents “Patchwork of Life”

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 08th 2013

July 8, 2013 (Richmond, TX) – Every day approximately 10,000 people turn 65. This means the senior community is rapidly growing and OakBend Medical Center is taking the increasing number of seniors seriously.  On October 17th OakBend presents “Patchwork of Life…Putting the Pieces Together”, an event designed to help bring an ACE Unit (Acute Care for the Elderly) to its Jackson Street location.

The ACE Unit is the first of its kind in Fort Bend County and will be dedicated to serving only geriatric patients.  Utilizing the most recent research on geriatric care, OakBend will design the unit and, manage its operations, to prevent the loss of physical and mental abilities that can occur in the elderly when hospitalized.

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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Earns National Quality Award

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted July 02nd 2013

Sugar Land, Texas Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing hospital in Xerox’s 2012 Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program, based on clinical results across a wide range of measures.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was one of just a handful of national award-winners in its size category. More than 600 hospitals nationwide participated in the program, and top performers were announced in early June at a presentation in Tucson, Arizona.

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Promoting Healthy Eating was the Recipe for Success at Heritage Rose Elementary

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 26th 2013

Sugar Land, TX - Recipe for Success instructors joined teachers at Heritage Rose Elementary School in teaching second-grade students how to grow, harvest, and cook their own healthy meals. Funded by a United Health Foundation grant, the program at Heritage Rose introduced students to the entire cycle of food, and empowered them to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves.

Student Alex Weigel shares the ingredients of his team’s meal with judges.

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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Welcomes Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 26th 2013

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists, who include: Bhadresh Shah, M.D., Suneesh Nair, M.D., and Priya Oolut, M.D.

Bhadresh Shah, M.D., Priya Oolut, M.D. and Suneesh Nair, M.D.

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Rev Up Your Engines At “Tune Up For Life” in Sugar Land

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 21st 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, rev up your engines and prepare for a morning of classics – from cars to music and men. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters are hosting “Tune Up for Life,” a men’s health expo on Saturday, June 29th at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.

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Methodist Center for Sports Medicine Hosts Pre-Participation Physicals and Health Expo

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 11th 2013

Sports participation offers a host of benefits for children, including weight management, social skill development and team-building skills. But there are downsides as well. Every year, millions of young athletes end up in the emergency room or doctor’s office with a sports-related injury.

D. Dean Dominy, III, M.D.; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D.; Jeffrey B. Wood, M.D.; Eddie T. Matsu, M.D.; Mark W. Maffet, M.D.; Timothy C. Sitter, M.D.; Vincent C. Phan, M.D.; Carl A. Hicks, M.D.; Christopher K. Smith, M.D.; David A. Braunreiter, M.D.; Ray R. Valdez, M.D. and Anthony J. Muffoletto, M.D.

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Pretty in Pink Charity Event Returns This Fall

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 06th 2013

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the Fort Bend Junior Service League are coming together once again for the second annual Pretty in Pink-Town Square – presented by local breast surgeons Dr. Sandra Templeton and Dr. Kelly Dempsey – back for the second year.

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Missouri City Mom Delivers Miracle Baby at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted June 04th 2013

Physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) call little Elayna Nigrelli a “miracle baby,” and with good reason.

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Local Dentist Named President of the Greater Houston Dental Society

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 21st 2013

Dr. Randal Glenn of Fort Bend Dental Associates was installed on May 16th, 2013 as the President of the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) founded over one hundred years ago. The GHDS is the local component of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA), and is the fourth largest local component society in the United States with a current membership of over 1,600. Their members are committed to providing the highest quality of oral health care to the Greater Houston community and are dedicated to the principles of ethics, professional advancement, and advocacy. The GHDS promotes public and professional oral-health education and strives to provide the most up-to-date information available in their profession so that local dentists can stay connected with what’s happening in the field of dentistry.

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Pink in the Park to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 16th 2013

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the Sugar Land Skeeters will team up to honor breast cancer survivors during Pink in the Park on Friday, May 17 at Constellation Field. The Skeeters take the field at 7:05 p.m. during the fourth game of a six-game home stand against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

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Southland Conference Baseball and Methodist Center for Sports Medicine Team Up

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 13th 2013

Four Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians have been selected to serve as medical directors for the upcoming Southland Conference baseball tournament, scheduled for May 22-25 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land.

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Strike Out Cancer Night with the Sugar Land Skeeters and MD Anderson

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 10th 2013

This annual event honors local cancer patients and survivors. MD Anderson Regional Care Center had great representation at last Saturday’s event. A current patient, a recent survivor, and a doctor at the center were all recognized in different ways throughout the evening.

Sugar Land resident Rosemary Herron throws out a ceremonial first pitch at the MD Anderson Regional Care Center “Strike Out Cancer Night” at Constellation Field on May 4th.  Herron, a long-time volunteer at the Sugar Land Regional Care Center, is currently receiving treatment at the Center and was honored – alongside other cancer patients and survivors – at the annual event.

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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Opens Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted May 03rd 2013

Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST) and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital are now offering an accredited primary care sports medicine fellowship program, designed to provide new physicians with the in-depth training needed to care for today’s athlete.

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Breast Cancer Support Group Meets in Sugar Land

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 29th 2013

The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Sugar Land sponsors the Breast Friends Focus and Support group for Fort Bend and surrounding communities, and the next meeting with be Tuesday, May 14.

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MD Anderson in Sugar Land Brings Gynecologic Oncology to Community

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 23rd 2013

Michael Bevers, M.D., and Nicole Fleming, M.D., have joined The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Regional Care Center in Sugar Land, bringing the area a new level of expertise for treating gynecologic cancers.

Bevers and Fleming, both gynecologic oncologists, lead a multidisciplinary team in Sugar Land. The collaborative and specialized team approach ensures that each patient receives the highest level of cancer care from physicians and advanced practice nurses who specialize in uterine, endometrial and ovarian cancers, and rare vaginal and vulvar cancers. Gynecologic oncologists are unique not only because of the cancers they treat, but because they perform surgery as well as oversee chemotherapy or other therapies.

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Memorial Hermann Named One of the Nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 18th 2013

For the second consecutive year, Memorial Hermann was the lone Texas hospital cited for exceptional patient safety and quality performance when it was named this week as one of the nation’s top 15 health systems by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

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Annual WATCH Health and Fitness Fair Draws Large Crowd

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 18th 2013

To help kick off WATCH Week in Fort Bend ISD schools, FBISD and the Fort Bend Medical Society Alliance hosted the 7th annual WATCH Your Wellness Health and Fitness Fair that welcomed community members from across the district for a fun and informative gathering that featured free health screenings, immunizations, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, activities and giveaways.

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Sugar Land Native Dr. Vincent Wang Joins Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 18th 2013

Dr. Vincent Wang has joined the staff at Texas Spine and Neurosurgery Center, located on the campus of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  He will also serve on the medical staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

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“Born to be Wild” Bowling Tournament

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted April 15th 2013

On May 18, 2013 Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc. will hold its 9th Annual Fort Bend Corporate Challenge “Born to be Wild” Bowling Tournament. Once again Union Pacific Railroad Company has stepped up to be the lead sponsor and invites local businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring a team and enjoy the fun while supporting this worthy organization.

Funds raised from this event will support the Summer Explosion, Youth Leadership Camp, October’s Red Ribbon Week activities, and many other programs provided by Fort Bend Regional Council.

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Doctor’s Day Awards Ceremony

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted March 29th 2013

At its seventh annual Doctor’s Day awards ceremony, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) literally rolled out the red carpet for their physicians, including seven leading physicians nominated and voted on by over 900 hospital employees.

In honor of Doctor’s Day, community members and hospital employees had the opportunity to participate in the MSLH “Thank a Doctor” campaign. They were able to thank a special doctor in honor of National Doctor’s Day and show their appreciation to a physician who has touched their life by writing him or her a short note.
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital hosts Successful Clinic and Toy Drive

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted November 08th 2012

 Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with Sugar Land and Fort Bend Exchange Clubs and the Sugar Land Rotary, provided free flu shots to community members who participated in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend residents graciously brought new, unwrapped toys or clothing items to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in exchange for a flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area during this holiday season.

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Pretty in Pink raises funds for Fort Bend Residents

Fort Bend Texas News
Posted October 26th 2012

The community charity event, Pretty in Pink—Town Square, raised more than $103,000 to benefit local cancer patients through the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) Cancer fund.

Presenting sponsors, Breast Surgeons – Dr. Sandra Templeton & Dr. Kelly Dempsey joined a wide range of other sponsors and donors to make Pretty in Pink a huge success.  “I am honored to be a part of this important event,” says Dr. Templeton, Breast Surgeon. “It was a great way to give back to the community and help bring awareness to the difficulties that so many patients face as they battle cancer. I especially like the fact that all money donated will stay at our hospital and relieve some of my patients’ financial burdens.”

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