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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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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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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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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...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

June 16, 2017

HOUSTON (June 16, 2017) – St. Joseph Medical Center welcomes Heidi Wolf, MSNA, BA, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer. Wolf joins the hospital from The Medical Center of Southeast Texas where she served as its Chief Nursing Officer since 2007 and was instrumental in establishing and maintaining hospital operations during Hurricane Ike, which directly hit the Port Arthur area.  Wolf began her nursing car...

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Understanding Prostate Health

May 26, 2017

by Robert J. Cornell, M.D. One in six men will develop prostate cancer Fifty percent of men over the age of 50 suffer from an enlarged prostate called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. The prostate continues to grow throughout a man’s lifetime and studies show that by the age of 85, most men will have BPH. Only about 30 percent of them will find the symptoms bothersome.  While it cannot be prev...

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Dr. Niki Carayannopoulos Joins Staff of St. Joseph Medical Center

April 11, 2017

HOUSTON -- Niki Carayannopoulos, D.O., a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the staff of St. Joseph Medical Center and practices at Houston Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. Orthopedic surgery involves treating the musculoskeletal system, which includes degenerative conditions, trauma, sports injury, tumors and congenital issues. She is a specialist in ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts 4th Annual Heart Health Luncheon Feb. 17

February 17, 2017

Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes presents “Tune Up Your Heart: Maintaining the Engine of Life” HOUSTON (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Women of Wellness (WOW) Program of St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will celebrate the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month with a health fair, partner expo and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 17. WOW is a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providin...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts 4th Annual Heart Health Luncheon Feb. 17 – Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes presents “Tune Up Your Heart: Maintaining the Engine of Life”

February 8, 2017

The Women of Wellness (WOW) Program at St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will celebrate the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month with a health fair, partner expo and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 17. WOW is a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and hosting fun, inspiring events that celebrate women’s roles in their own welln...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2017

January 3, 2017

The Perez family welcomed a baby boy as the first infant born in 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston’s first hospital. Ulises Perez Jr. made his appearance at 2:19 a.m. weighing in at eight pounds, four ounces after 28 hours of labor. This is the second child for parents Ulises and Jacqueline Perez who said the baby’s sister Avaya is pretty excited about her baby brother, but she will have ...

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Heart Health: What You Need to Know About Coronary Artery Disease

December 12, 2016

by Jon-Cecil Walkes, M.D.   The American Heart Association estimates that more than 16 million Americans suffer from coronary artery disease. It is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Coronary artery disease (CAD), or coronary heart disease, is a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack. These fatty deposits may develop in ch...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts Workplace Wellness Luncheon Dec. 15; Human Resources, Health and Wellness Professionals Invited to Attend

November 18, 2016

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will host a Workplace Wellness Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 15, for employers interested in starting or enhancing their organization’s wellness program. Human resources, health, wellness and safety professionals should attend this free event to network, gain wellness resources and learn how SJMC can partner with their organization in the coming year. The U.S. Chambe...

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Don’t Delay: Begin Annual Mammograms at Age 40

October 14, 2016

By Daisha Hayden, M.D. It is a fact that breast cancer incidence increases substantially around age 40 and the incidence rate for ages 40-44 is twice that for ages 35-39. One in six breast cancers occur in women ages 40-49. The message is simple: since regular mammography screening began in the U.S. in the 1980s, the breast cancer death rate has plummeted 35 percent. Yet with so much contradicting...

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WOW “Pink Power” Luncheon Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Oct. 7; St. Joseph Medical Center Hosts Physician Panel on Breast Health

September 12, 2016

Five leading physicians specializing in women’s breast health will participate in a panel discussion on the latest information about prevention of and therapies for breast cancer at the Women of Wellness (WOW) “Pink Power” Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7, hosted by St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC.) WOW is a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational inf...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Invests in Patient Safety and Care Quality

July 25, 2016

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) announced that it is live in Greater Houston Healthconnect’s (Healthconnect) regional health information exchange, which enables physicians at SJMC to access prior medical records for their patients from other participating organizations in the exchange. SJMC’s membership in the health information exchange underscores the hospital’s commitment to patient safety an...