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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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