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St. Joseph Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

October 26, 2020

St. Joseph Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for the third year in a row. This distinction places St. Joseph Medical Center in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers,...

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Newest Members of Physician Practice Share Common Passion

October 26, 2020

Stacey Wells, MD, who recently joined the Medical Associates of Houston, saw firsthand the effects of a poor diet when her grandfather suffered a significant stroke during her first year in medical school. He was on a fat-based diet and, as a result, developed high blood pressure, had high cholesterol, and was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. This chronic condition affects how your body metabolize...

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October 19, 2020

The terms "sudden cardiac arrest" (SCA) and "heart attack" can be easily confused; however, the two conditions are vastly different.  October is the month set aside to educate the public on SCA, what causes it, and how it can be prevented. According to the American Heart Association, SCA is a leading cause of death in the United States and kills more than 350,000 people annually. It is described a...

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween During a Pandemic

October 16, 2020

The fall season is officially here, which means Halloween is right around the corner. For many, it’s a favorite pastime and one that will indeed look different this year as a result of COVID-19.  “Many of the traditional Halloween activities we are accustomed to will need to be re-evaluated because of the pandemic,” said David Soo, MD, primary care physician at St. Joseph Medical Center. “But this...

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Steward Health Care Encourages Communities to Help Protect Against Seasonal Influenza by Getting a Flu Shot

October 1, 2020

During the continued COVID-19 pandemic, protecting yourself and your loved ones from the seasonal flu will be more important than ever. With the health and safety of our communities as our top priority, Steward Health Care is encouraging all residents who are eligible to receive a flu vaccination this fall. “Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 this fall, we want to encourage our communities to take ...

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Nurse Navigation Program Launches for Breast Cancer Patients

October 1, 2020

Learning you have breast cancer can be overwhelming at best with all the many twists and turns a treatment plan can take. To help ease the stress and anxieties such a diagnosis can bring, St. Joseph Medical Center has launched a Breast Navigation Program to centralize and manage care for breast cancer patients. “We know from research that early detection, diagnosis, and swift intervention are the ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Champions City of Houston’s COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative

October 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 – St. Joseph Medical Center announced earlier this week its support of the City of Houston’s newest program to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Officially launching today, “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education and Support Services,” (HESS) will include a mental health helpline to help individuals cope with the mental and emotional stressors associated with COVID-19. “Our Cen...

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Steward Medical Group Now Offering COVID-19 Virus Antibody Testing

May 20, 2020

Blood test will identify if an individual has had a past COVID-19 infection (WATERTOWN, MA- May 21st, 2020) – For individuals wondering if they had the COVID-19 virus but did not know it at the time, the answer to that question is a simple blood test away. Steward Medical Group primary care offices, in partnership with onsite laboratories, are now offering antibody tests that can determine if a pe...

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Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Stroke and Heart Attack Patients from Seeking Care

April 20, 2020

HOUSTON (April 14, 2020) – Due to the widespread threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) many patients who need life-saving care are not seeking the help they need when every minute counts. If you are experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attack, you are encouraged to call 911 or have someone bring you to the nearest emergency room. “At St. Joseph Medical Center, we are taking every precaution to ...

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Steward Medical Group Launches Telehealth to Expand Access to Care for Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020

Virtual Visits Designed to Mitigate the Spread of the Disease, Ease Concerns of Going to the Doctor’s Office

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Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 26, 2020

Steward Medical Group is offering telehealth video visits in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Patents can continue to receive the medical care they need without going to the doctor’s office. All you need is a smartphone, desktop, or laptop equipped with a web camera. Call your doctor’s office today if you need an appointment.  Telehealth appointments are available for primary care and inter...

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How Hospitals Are Preparing For A Rush of Coronavirus Patients

March 18, 2020

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Dr. Joseph Weinstein, chief medical officer of Steward Health Care (@Steward), which has 35 hospitals in nine states, about moving towards dedicating one hospital in Boston as coronavirus-only treatment. This segment aired on March 18, 2020....

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VISITOR ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

March 17, 2020

Visitor Restrictions In Effect Steward Wide Only 1 visitor age 18 and over per patient will be permitted in the hospital until further notice.  Please help us to keep our communities safe.  Thank you for your cooperation Everyone on Steward properties should have a mask on, including patients and visitors. This new measure has been put in place for your protection, as well as the protection of ...

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Robert Horry Sports Medicine Hosts 7th Annual Big Shots Basketball Classic

November 20, 2019

On Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, girls and boys high school basketball teams from across the Houston area attended the 7th Annual Big Shots Basketball Classic at Heights High School, hosted by Robert Horry Sports Medicine. See pictures and scores from the event here: https://symc.ly/2QxXpzk...

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The Importance of Primary Care: Meet Dr. Aparasu

July 9, 2019

The best prescription for good health is building a long-term and ongoing relationship with a primary care physician. Studies have shown significant health benefits result when adults see a primary care doctor – such as an internal medicine physician – on an annual basis. Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. The benefit ...

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UV Safety Month Warns to Protect Eyes from Sun Damage

July 8, 2019

HOUSTON (July 8, 2019) – Medical studies have shown that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of several eye diseases including cataracts, growths on the eye, macular degeneration and cancer. In support of UV Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) encourages shielding eyes from the sun’s harmful rays with 100 percent UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimme...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces New Chief Medical Officer

July 1, 2019

HOUSTON (June 26, 2019) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is pleased to announce that Harold E. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, CPE has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gottlieb is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive with The American Association for Physician Leadership. In addition to his medical degree, he holds a master’s degree in business administration f...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Celebrates Cancer Survivors June 30

June 19, 2019

HOUSTON (June 18, 2019) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is honoring cancer survivors this month with celebration events for former cancer patients who were treated at its cancer centers. “We are so proud to honor our former cancer patients in recognition of Cancer Survivors Day in June,” said Radiation Oncologist Ngoc Pham, M.D. “We enjoy catching up with our patients to see how they are doing ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Celebrates Cancer Survivors

June 6, 2019

HOUSTON (June 5, 2019) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is honoring cancer survivors this month with celebration events for former cancer patients who were treated at its freestanding cancer centers. “We are so proud to honor our former cancer patients in recognition of Cancer Survivors Day in June,” said Radiation Oncologist Sanjay C. Mehta, M.D. “We enjoy catching up with our patients to see h...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces First “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Winners

May 29, 2019

Pictured above from L to R: Alfredo Martinez, HFD Asst. Chief; Justin Wells, HFD Asst. Chief; Sam Pena, HFD Chief, Randall Walthall, HFD EMS Award Winner; Kim Bassett, St. Joseph President; Donald Johnson, SJMC EMS Director and Brenden Hayden, Steward System VP of EMS HOUSTON (May 29, 2019) – Four EMS providers who have gone above and beyond in their interactions within the medical community and S...