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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces First “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Nominations Due by April 15

March 26, 2019

HOUSTON (March 25, 2019) – In preparation for National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19-24th,  St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is proud to introduce the Houston “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards and is now accepting nominations for EMS providers who go above and beyond in their interactions with St. Joseph patients.   SJMC, a Steward family hospital, will accept nominations of ...

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Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Releases Statement on Cardinal DiNardo’s Treatment and Discharge at St. Joseph Medical Center

March 25, 2019

March 20,1019    STATEMENT BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON ON CARDINAL DINARDO’S RECOVERY FROM A MILD STROKE   HOUSTON — Following a mild stroke experienced last Friday evening while leading a Lenten observance of the Stations of the Cross, we are pleased to report that Cardinal DiNardo’s condition has improved to the point that he was discharged from St. Joseph’s Hospital today — and ha...

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Medical Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center Encourages Diagnosis and Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease and Varicose Veins

March 25, 2019

Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects almost nine percent of people in the U.S. and more than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  The symptoms of and treatments for these two conditions were presented by Jon-Cecil Walkes, M.D. at the recent 6th Annual Women’s Heart Luncheon at St. Joseph Medical Center. Walkes is boar...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts 7th Annual Heart Health Luncheon Feb. 8; Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes Discusses Vascular Health and Varicose Veins

February 1, 2019

The Women of Wellness (WOW) Program of St. Joseph Medical Center will celebrate the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month with a health fair, partner expo and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 8.

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Physicians Advise Early Detection, Screening Mammograms at St. Joseph Medical Center’s “Pink Power” Luncheon

November 7, 2018

The battle against breast cancer—the second leading cause of cancer death in women—is best fought by early detection, screening mammograms and knowledge, agreed the medical experts addressing women attending the Third Annual Pink Power Luncheon at St. Joseph Medical Center October 19.

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Low-Cost School Sports Physicals Offered August 18

August 16, 2018

Robert Horry Sports Medicine at St. Joseph Medical Center is offering these physicals for $15 on Saturday, August 18 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. St. Joseph physicians will check the athlete's vitals, joints, flexibility and vision. A short fitness assessment will also be included. 

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces New President

July 30, 2018

Kimberly Bassett Brings 28 Years of Health Care Leadership Experience to Houston

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“Stayin’ Alive” with Heart Health Basics and Hands-Only CPR

May 10, 2018

St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts 5th Annual Women’s Heart Health Luncheon; Women Advised to Learn Risks of Deadly Heart Disease

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RN Job Fair May 11

May 9, 2018

St. Joseph Medical Center is Recruiting Nurses

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Looking for a Rewarding Teen Volunteer Opportunity?

March 14, 2018

St. Joseph Medical Center Now Recruiting Teens to Join Its Summer Volunteer Family

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Women of Wellness - WOW Second Annual “Pink Power” Luncheon Oct. 13

October 13, 2017

Supports Breast Cancer Awareness; St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts Panel of Physicians, Survivors of Breast Cancer

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Steward Health Completes Acquisition of Iasis Healthcare

September 29, 2017

With 36 Hospitals Nationally Including St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, Steward Becomes the Largest Private Hospital Operator in the U.S.

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Harvey Puts One Texas Hospital’s ‘Code Brown’ Plan to the Test

September 7, 2017

As Irma barrels toward Florida, Houston’s St. Joseph Medical Center offers advice: ‘stock up and staff up.' Wall Street Journal  ...

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Nurses Go All In to Help Hurricane Victims; RNs Specialize in Pediatric Oncology

September 6, 2017

Nurses Perform Heroics in Houston Hospitals don’t take days off. That’s become more obvious as reports detailing hospital heroics come in from in and around Houston following Hurricane Harvey. At St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston, some nurses and doctors worked for nearly a week, and some hadn’t even been back home after the hurricane hit, according to an NPR report.  H&HN MAGAZINE...

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In A Houston Emergency Room, It Was A Week Like No Other

September 2, 2017

St. Joseph Medical Center is downtown Houston's only hospital, located just down the street from the convention center where thousands of evacuees have been staying since Harvey hit. As of Friday, some doctors and nurses have been on the clock for almost a full week. NPR (National Public Radio)​ Rachel Osier Lindley/KERA...

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Houston Health Care Workers On Overdrive; Sitting Down With Bart Weiss

September 1, 2017

More Harvey evacuees are heading to North Texas. Nearly 2,000 people were staying in Dallas shelters as of Friday afternoon. Most of them are at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown. Many of the newest evacuees are coming from Beaumont. Other Harvey evacuees are staying in Fort Worth and Irving.  KERA News Gus Conteras...

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Some hospitals hang on as others close amid Harvey's floods

August 31, 2017

One of the hospitals that has become self-contained is St. Joseph's Medical Center in downtown Houston, which has remained open for the duration of the storm.  CNN (https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/30/health/harvey-houston-hospitals/index.html) By Jen Christensen...

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Stryker’s 2017 Annual Review

August 31, 2017

Stryker’s 2017 Annual Review As Hurricane Harvey barreled toward Houston, St. Joseph Medical Center prepared for the worst. The staff’s stamina would be severely tested over the next five days, as historic amounts of rain pummeled the area, sending scores of desperate people to the hospital....

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What Men Need to Know About Low T

July 22, 2017

by John Bertini Jr., M.D., FACS Testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), now commonly referred to as low testosterone or "low T," is a condition seen in aging men. Current estimates are that six to 12 percent of men 40 years and older experience adverse effects due to testosterone deficiency—and many of them go undiagnosed.   There are several symptoms characterized by low testosterone including fa...

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Emergency surgery during storm stretches a surgeon’s comfort zone

July 13, 2017

Dr. William Sherman wasn’t due back at St. Joseph’s Hospital until 6 a.m., then still more than 12 hours away. The surgeon had worked a shift from 6 a.m. Friday until 9 or 10 o’clock Saturday morning, then slept until about 4 p.m. Houston Chronicle...