Ann Szapor, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. As CNO, Szapor has executive oversight of regulatory standards, compliance, patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of patient care, and employee engagement. “We are excited to have Ann lead our nursing team. Her extensive background in team building and leadership is supported by a collaborative mentality that elevates patient care,” said Susan Jadlowski, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. “Ann has a track record of improving patient experience within multi-campus health care systems, like Memorial Hermann Health System, and she will be an excellent addition to our team.” Most recently, Szapor served as … [Read more...] about MHGH hires new VP, CNO
Recovery time is a major concern when women learn they need surgery, especially if they are caregivers and breadwinners. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital is addressing this concern by offering the da Vinci® Si Surgical System, which utilizes state-of-the-art, robotic-assisted technology for minimally invasive surgery. With robotic-assisted technology, surgeons operate from a console, viewing high-definition 3-D imagery of the surgical field and directing precise micro-movements of a surgical robot. Because smaller surgical incisions are used, patients typically experience shorter hospital stays, less pain and quicker recoveries. These procedures can help lower the risk of infection and minimize scarring. Robotic Technology Offers Greater Range of Motion Concepcion … [Read more...] about Women appreciate minimally invasive surgery at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
When The Leader visited with local chef Karuna Diedericks two years ago, she had started a cooking and consulting business to build upon a personal chef service she had offered since 2011. It was centered on Ayurvedic principles — Ayurveda being the traditional medicine of India dating back 5,000 years. Now she is fine tuning her vision and taking the endeavor full time, partnering with ISKCON of Houston to offer cooking classes at their eight acre property in Acres Homes. An Ayurvedic practitioner who earned her degree from the California College of Ayurveda in 2007, Diedericks said that the impetus for shifting gears was part necessity and part passion. “I was also doing education and sales for ten different vitamin and skin care lines with Whole Foods and other health food … [Read more...] about Plant based cooking school to open at ISKCON’s The Farm
St. Joseph Medical Center – The Heights 1917 Ashland St | Houston, TX | 77008 713-969-5400 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Complete Wellness Package: Life-Saving Cost of Only $80 *We accept flexible spending account (FSA) or health saving accounts (HSA). This life-saving screening service takes just 15 minutes and provides you with detailed information about your heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure, and fitness. Our mobile heart attack and stroke risk assessment unit is facilitated by a team of experienced healthcare professionals and equipped with the latest imaging technologies. Screening package includes: • Carotid Artery Ultrasound • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) • Blood Pressure in Both Arms • Resting Heart Rate • Body Mass Index (BMI) • … [Read more...] about AngioScreen Vascular Health Screenings at St. Joseph Nov. 21
By Monica Thomas, MPH, RD, LD For The Leader A night of drinking alcohol heavily can lead to that pesky hangover feeling. However, is a hangover really the only side effect we should be worried about? The National Institute of Health assessed the latest research which showed that alcohol consumption both light and heavy can have long term effects on our health. It is important to note that alcohol can affect people differently based on genetics, family history, diet, etc. Alcohol and Your Organs The organ most often associated with the negative effects of alcohol consumption is the liver. However, what most people do not realize is that alcohol consumption can also negatively affect the brain, heart and pancreas. When we think of the impact alcohol has on the brain, we often … [Read more...] about How does alcohol affect your health?