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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...

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Patrick W. Wills, M.D. Named Chief of Staff of St. Joseph Medical Center

July 25, 2016

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is proud to announce the appointment of Patrick W. Wills, M.D. as Medical Chief of Staff. Dr. Wills serves as Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee and as the medical staff liaison to St. Joseph’s administrative staff and the governing board. “Dr. Wills’ commitment to St. Joseph and his dedication to delivering expert care to the Houston community make him a...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Launches AngioScreen® Mobile Program

July 25, 2016

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has launched an innovative non-invasive mobile screening program to offer consumers important information about their vascular health and risk of heart disease or stroke. The AngioScreen® mobile program provides information about heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure and fitness. The information is compared to normal levels for the participant’s age ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Receives Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care

July 22, 2016

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has received the Gold Plus award from the American Heart/Stroke Associations (AHA/ASA) for its “2016 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke” program. This is the highest achievement awarded by the associations in recognition of a commitment to provide quality care to stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke is an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by pr...

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Quivering Heart Beat May Be Sign of Atrial Fibrillation

May 19, 2016

By Jaime Benrey, M.D., Cardiologist  Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, affects almost three million Americans. AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat called arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.  Basically, the heart has its own electrical system. This system makes the signals that start each heartbeat. The heartbeat be...

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Evaluate Treatment Options for Basal Joint Arthritis

February 18, 2016

Evaluate Treatment Options for Basal Joint Arthritis  by Rosemary Buckle, M.D. Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints. It often affects the joint at the base of the thumb, called the basal joint, which allows for the swivel and pivoting motions of the thumb. It is also referred to as thumb CMC (carpometacarpal) joint. Because ...

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SJMC to Host 3rd Annual “Go Red for Women” Luncheon Feb. 5

January 6, 2016

Relationship expert Julie Nise delivers straightforward steps to reducing stress; Cardiologist Dr. Ethan Podet provides heart health tips St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will celebrate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5 with its 3rd Annual “Go Red for Women” health fair, partner expo and luncheon as part of its Women of Wellness (WOW) Program. WOW is a healt...

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WOW First Quarterly Event

November 30, 2015

Women’s Health – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly On Thursday, November 19th the WOW program hosted our first quarterly event at St. Joseph Medical Center. The guests started out by perusing the partner booths and enjoyed a light lunch. The sixty-five women in attendance learned from our two OB/GYN’s speakers. Dr. Cristo Papasakelariou who spoke with his topic being, “Is Hysterectomy the Only Opt...

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New Partnership with DiabetesAmerica to Provide Patients with Personalized Diabetes Care

November 30, 2015

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) announces that DiabetesAmerica, LLC has opened a clinic at its downtown hospital to provide comprehensive diabetes care and educational services to patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes. “DiabetesAmerica is a choice provider of treatments and programs tailored for the need of patients,” said Mark Bernard, CEO of SJMC. “Havi...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Recognized by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

November 16, 2015

(HOUSTON – September 21, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has been recognized in the US News & World Report Best Hospitals edition for its achievement with “Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke,” the award-winning quality improvement program from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. SJMC received a “Gold-Plus Achievement,” which is the highest award level, and re...

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St. Joseph Medical Center to Host Women’s Health Luncheon – Two leading OB/GYNs review latest treatment options

November 12, 2015

HOUSTON (Nov. 11, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will host an educational luncheon Thursday, Nov. 19 on gynecological health and treatment options as part of its Women of Wellness (WOW) Program. 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 role in their own wellne...

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Keys to Becoming Your Personal Best – WOW Expo & Dinner Program

October 6, 2015

Women of Wellness Women have a tendency to take care of everyone and everything before we take care of ourselves. We’re mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, business professionals, caregivers, volunteers and the list goes on. Today is the day to think about you! Come join a group of women who are taking time to focus on themselves! If you’re healthy and strong you can support your loved ones for...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Launches Women of Wellness Program Kickoff Event Celebrates “Real Women, Real Life”

August 25, 2015

Keynote Dale Smith Thomas to motivate women on choosing success at Oct. 15 event HOUSTON (August 21, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center announces its new Women of Wellness (WOW) program, a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and hosting fun, inspiring events that celebrate women’s role in their own wellness. WOW launches on Oct. 1...