Harris Health System


Harris Health Hospitals Recognized for Heart and Stroke Care

Harris Health’s Ben Taub Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital have earned national recognition from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for their exceptional heart and stroke care. The accolades highlight the commitment of the public healthcare system in Harris County, Texas, to providing life-saving treatment and facilities for heart and stroke…


Harris Health Targeted in MOVEit Cyberattack

Harris Health, the public healthcare provider for Harris County in Texas, is one of several organizations to have been targeted by the recent MOVEit cyberattack. The healthare system has announced the implementation of security safeguards to counter a vulnerability in managed file transfer software targeted in the attach, additionally engaging third-party cybersecurity experts as it…


Renovated Quentin Mease Health Center to House HIV and Dialysis Services

Harris Health Quentin Mease Health Center, a newly renovated specialty facility in the Third Ward area of Houston, Texas, is getting ready to usher in a new era of healthcare. The facility, which was formerly a Harris Health community hospital with outpatient clinics, will now be home to relocated Harris Health HIV and infectious disease…


U.S. Health and Human Services Department Recognition for Harris Health Homeless Program

Harris Health System, the public healthcare provider in Harris County, Texas, has received a silver badge award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in recognition of its Healthcare for the Homeless Program. The award in the ‘Health Center Quality Leader’ category follows national…


Texas Department of State Re-Designates Harris Health LBJ Hospital as Maternal Level III Facility

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital has received its re-designation as a Maternal Level III facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services, a recognition that places the Harris Health System hospital among 44 similarly designated facilities for their high quality of care and service for new mothers and newborns.  The hospital which is operated by…


Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Achives Baby-Friendly® Redesignation

Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital has again earned coveted international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® Hospital, joining a select number of healthcare facilities that meet or exceed rigorous guidelines promoting high levels of newborn breastfeeding and mother-baby bonding. “As we celebrate this notable recognition for our team’s commitment to the care of our mothers and infants…


Harris Health System Begins US $16 Million Makeover of Casa de Amigos Health Center

Harris Health System will soon begin a $16 million renovation and expansion project to transform Harris Health Casa de Amigos Health Center into a ‘healthcare beacon’ in Houston’s historic Northside. Once completed, the 29,000-square-foot facility will include 3,000 more square feet of space, a new entrance and exterior. The three-phase construction project will touch nearly…


Harris Health System Vendor Equity Study Highlights Opportunity for MWBEs

Harris Health System, the public health system of Harris County, Texas has announced the findings of a disparity study commissioned by its Board of Trustees in 2020 which reviewed its use of Minority-and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) for locally sourced contracts. The study, conducted by Colette Holt & Associates, shows Harris Health’s utilization of MWBEs…


Fwd: News Release – Harris Health System Again Urges the Public to Not Go to Hospital Emergency Centers for COVID Testing


Harris Health System Announces New Chair

04.03.2021, 16:31 Harris Health System Announces New Chair Dr. Arthur Bracey has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County, Texas. A professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, and chief of clinical pathology at CHI Baylor St.…


Coveted ANCC Recognition for Ben Taub Hospital

23.11.2020, 22:23 Coveted ANCC Recognition for Ben Taub Hospital Ben Taub Hospital in Houston has become the second hospital operated by Harris Health System to achieve Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In September, the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, which is also owned by the State of Texas’ public healthcare…


A Lifesaver for Covid-19 Patients

06.08.2020, 07:53 A Lifesaver for Covid-19 Patients Teams at Houston-based Harris Health System hospitals, Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), have perfected the technique of ‘proning’ which places Covid-19 patients on their stomachs to improve oxygen levels. Pre-pandemic, the procedure was sparingly used on pneumonia or severe hypoxia (oxygen deprived) patients. When patients are…


Meeting the Emergency Need for Facemasks

16.04.2020, 18:04 Meeting the Emergency Need for Facemasks A collaboration between Harris Health System and the University of Houston (UH) is supporting companies that are unable to fulfil emergency requests for medical face shields in hospitals caring for COVID-19 patients Faced with the challenge of ensuring supply of the critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to…

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