In 2015, Memorial Hermann embarked on a new adventure in the journey towards population health through the initiation of the Accountable Care Organization Service Line (ACOSL) projects. Under the auspices of the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization (ACO), these projects aim to increase efficiency and decrease cost for Medicare inpatients in the areas of Orthopedics, … [Read more...] about Memorial Hermann-affiliated physicians working together to improve quality while lowering costs
Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation-Greater Heights is making it easier than ever to get back to daily living and sports activities with the opening of a new stand-alone, outpatient facility. Slated to open on March 13, this 5,000-square-foot clinic features advanced technology and exceptional patient care, along with free, convenient, curbside … [Read more...] about Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation to open new Heights clinic
March is National Nutrition Month®! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has chosen “Put Your Best Fork Forward” as the 2017 theme. This catchy phrase reminds us that every bite we eat counts towards our health. We hold the tools to make our lives healthier by making small changes in our food choices for greater health results in the future. Americans are on-the-go more than … [Read more...] about Put Your Best Fork Forward!
I have been reading a lot about essential oils lately – both about the benefits that people say they derive from them, and about the dangers of not using them correctly. So I asked Leader reader Tara Lehr, who sells essential oils, to give me the low down. Lehr says that basically essential oils are what gives plants their wonderful smell. “Technically speaking, they are the … [Read more...] about Essential Oils 101
Lori Martin loves living in the Houston Heights. She and her husband Neil are raising two children in the community: a daughter, 3-year-old Quinn, and a son, 8-year-old Will. Will’s school is just a few blocks from their home, which is helpful as he is what healthcare professionals call “medically fragile;” he is a child at constant risk of a life-threatening health … [Read more...] about Medically Fragile – Changes to legislation put Texas children at risk