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Methodist Sugar Land nurse receives DAISY Award

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When faced with a challenging situation, Ann Hernandez, RN – a nurse in Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s emergency department – went the extra mile to comfort a struggling patient and make his family feel secure. For her caring and concern that day, and her overall commitment to compassionate care, Hernandez was named Houston Methodist […]

Methodist Sugar Land is first in Fort Bend to deploy new atrial fibrillation treatment

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 Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first in Fort Bend County to use a next-generation cardiac ablation system to treat a patient with a common heart rhythm condition called atrial fibrillation, or AF. Patients with AF are typically treated with point-by-point radiofrequency ablation, which uses heat to ablate, or remove, extra tissue that is […]

Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehab Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Certified by Industry Leader

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Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. “Having a certified cardiovascular program confirms our commitment to maintaining […]

Five Fort Bend ISD football teams to begin district competition this weekend

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Class 5A-District 23 is considered one of the top districts in the Houston area. Two of its teams – Ridge Point (3-0) and Elkins (3-0) – enter district competition with an undefeated record. Ridge Point will host Marshall (2-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hall, and Elkins will leave the friendly confines of Fort Bend […]

Sugar Land’s job growth increases by 10 percent since 2010

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Since 1999, the Sugar Land Office of Economic Development has worked with more than 40 corporations and developers to expand operations, construct improvements or relocate to Sugar Land — bringing thousands of jobs and more than $1 billion in capital investment to Sugar Land. More than 15 corporations from the 2014 Fortune 500 lists have […]

Sheriff: Firearms stolen from Hwy. 6 company

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who burglarized a Houston-area firearms business. Just before 6 a.m. Sunday,, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Fountain Firearms, located in the 9400 block of Highway 6 South. Video from […]

Memorial Hermann adds new, free Nurse Health Line

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Anyone living in Houston or the surrounding counties can now talk directly with a registered nurse, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week by calling the new, free Nurse Health Line at 713-338-7979. Call night or day, weekday or weekend, and reach an experienced registered nurse who will carefully evaluate your health needs and advise you on the best course […]

Heritage Museum will be a permenant fixture in Sugar Land

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The Sugar Land Heritage Museum, with its treasure trove of rare photographs, art and mementos capturing the storied history of Sugar Land, now has a permanent home. Sugar Land City Council has approved the museum’s new location in Imperial Sugar Land where it will occupy 12,600 square feet of space on the second floor of […]

Sugar Land Imperials hockey to play home opener on Saturday

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Why would anyone travel from the town of North Pole to Sugar Land 3.5 months before Christmas? For 20-year-old Alex Tilman, he traveled 3,768 miles one way from the small town of North Pole, Alaska to play for the Sugar Land Imperials, a junior hockey team that plays in the NA3HL […]

KHOU: Man shot by police at his Sugar Land home

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A man was shot by police as the Drug Enforcement Administration carried out a search warrant at his Sugar Land home, deputies told our news partner, KHOU Channel 11. According to law enforcement officials, the shooting happened in the 1900 block of Rosewood Ln, not far from the Southwest Fwy. and Hwy. 6. Life Flight […]

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