It's hard to make a definitive claim about the state of the opioid crisis in Fort Bend County. No one is collecting data about fentanyl and opioid deaths in the county. Why?
The Memorial Hermann Health System is allowing more visitors at many of its facilities in the Houston area, including Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital at 17500 W. Grand Parkway South, as a result of a declining number of new coronavirus cases in the region and across the hospital system,…
After coronavirus cases in Fort Bend County reached a peak in September, hospitals across the region have seen fewer admittances in recent weeks, according to medical experts.
Third doses of the fully-approved Pfizer vaccine as well as the Moderna vaccine which is still under emergency use authorization – or coronavirus booster shots – are being administered in Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals and clinics throughout Greater Houston to immunocompromised ind…
The first Fort Bend County resident to contract West Nile virus encephalitis this year has been confirmed, according to Fort Bend County Health and Human Services.
A growing concern about the spike in delta variant cases of coronavirus has led to more people getting vaccinated in recent days, at least in some parts of Fort Bend County.
Fort Bend County Judge KP George has raised the county's COVID-19 threat level from yellow (moderate risk) up to orange (significant risk) amid a growing number of new Delta variant cases and hospitalizations, according to the county.
A growing number of residents have checked themselves into Fort Bend County hospitals in recent weeks and been diagnosed with the Delta variant of COVID-19, setting off concern among physicians that this could be the beginning of another wave of coronavirus, according to health experts.
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services has submitted a $2 million grant proposal to the Texas Department of State Health Services, seeking to add staff and create infrastructure needed to serve a county of almost 900,000, according to the department’s proposal.
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, according to a news release from the hospital.
Fort Bend County residents are receiving their coronavirus vaccines at rates above most suburban and urban counties in Texas, with some 71 percent of the population age 12 and older having received at least one dose, according to state data.
Health officials have found that at least five cases of the new, more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Fort Bend County.
The Memorial Hermann Health System is allowing more visitors at many of its facilities, including Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital at 17500 W. Grand Pkwy. S., according to a May 24 news release.
H-E-B is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Saturday at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, according to a news release from the Sugar Land Skeeters.
The Memorial Hermann Medical Group (MHMG) is now offering free walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations to community members across Greater Houston, according to a May 3 news release from the hospital system.
On May 3, OakBend Medical Center’s campuses at 22003 Southwest Fwy. and 1705 Jackson St. in Richmond were given ‘A’ grades for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
The Hope Biosciences Stem Cell Research Foundation (HBSCRF) in Sugar Land announced April 28 it had received authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Phase II clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of multiple intravenous (IV) infusions of stem cells in patients with Parkinson’s.
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is now offering walk-in vaccinations for anyone at least 16 years old, a Wednesday news release from the hospital said.
Houston Methodist Hospital will be providing physicals for all Fort Bend ISD students who require one for school activities during the 2021-22 school year. The physicals began April 14 and will be offered at various FBISD school sites through the middle of May, according to a news release fr…
The city of Stafford will host a community drive-through food distribution, as well as a COVID-19 and HIV testing site, at the Stafford Centre at 10505 Cash Rd. from 9 a.m. until supplies are gone.
Memorial Hermann Health System is administering doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a a drive-through event at Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land.
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, located at 17500 W. Grand Pkwy S., was among eight hospitals in the Memorial Hermann Health System recently named as “Best Maternity Care Hospitals” by Newsweek.
When the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) announced teachers would be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations on March 3, Kristin Lucas wanted to be among the first to join the ranks of inoculated educators in Fort Bend County. She received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine …
Even though Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is lifting the statewide mask mandate and allowing businesses to open to full capacity, effective Wednesday, Fort Bend County’s medical facilities will not be changing the policies they have in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
OakBend Medical Center, which has locations at 1705 Jackson St. and 22003 Southwest Fwy. in Richmond, announced Thursday that the hospital is modifying its COVID-19 visitor policy to allow for more visitors.
Patients at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, 17500 W. Grand Pkwy. S., will be allowed one adult visitor per day effective Thursday, the health system announced.
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services (FBCHHS) received 8,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses Feb. 9, Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced in a Facebook Live video.
Representatives from a local college nursing school recently donated their time to help Fort Bend County administer COVID-19 vaccines to its residents.
After its COVID-19 vaccine preregistration system reached capacity and closed Jan. 21, the online tool Fort Bend County Health and Human Services (FBCHHS) uses to facilitate vaccination appointments reopened Tuesday, County Judge KP George said during a news conference. George also said the …
After its COVID-19 vaccine preregistration system reached capacity and closed Jan. 21, Fort Bend County Health and Human Services (FBCHHS) announced Tuesday it will not reopen this week because the county has enough residents who have signed up to use the nearly 6,000 vaccines it received fr…
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services (FBCHHS) received 5,850 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet from County Judge KP George.
State Rep. Ron Reynolds, one of Fort Bend County’s representatives in Austin, is among the state legislators calling for teachers and other school staff to be moved near the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccinations.
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com OakBend Medical Center in Richmond announced Thursday in a news release that due to the rising COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the Houston area, it will be postponing all elective procedures that require hospital admission. The move follows Wednesday’s letter from County Judge KP George regarding the recent trend of the region’s […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org The rising COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the Houston region has forced bars in Fort Bend County to close, elective surgeries to be suspended and businesses that were previously open at 75 percent capacity to scale back to 50 percent, per the guidelines outlined in an October executive order by Texas Gov. […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com When will Fort Bend County residents have access to a COVID-19 vaccine, which residents will be eligible to get the vaccine first, and where can they get it? County officials addressed these questions during a Monday news conference and admitted that, because of the fluidity of the situation amid the pandemic, […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org In response to a surge COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates in Fort Bend County and Greater Houston, County Judge KP George announced during a news conference Wednesday that he would be elevating the county’s coronavirus threat level from orange — “moderate to significant risk” — to red, or “high community risk.” […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com What is the future of healthcare, and what role does innovation and technology play in improving the quality of care? How can healthcare experts tackle the evolving challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? A Zoom panel of local doctors gathered Thursday in a Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce virtual event […]
From Staff Reports Two public events aimed at bettering the health of the Fort Bend County community will be held this Saturday in Richmond and Rosenberg. The City of Rosenberg will host a free personal protective equipment (PPE) drive from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rosenberg Civic Center, located at 3825 Hwy 36 S. Kits […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org Amid an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalizations in Fort Bend County, area hospital CEOs wrote a letter Nov. 17 urging county residents to exercise caution and limit family gatherings for Thanksgiving, a sentiment shared by County Judge KP George. The letter was signed by Chris Siebenaler, CEO […]
From Staff Reports Houston Methodist Hospital, which has a Sugar Land location at 16555 Southwest Fwy., is partnering with national technology-powered primary care organization One Medical to deliver primary care services in the Houston metro area, according to a Sept. 30 news release from One Medical. According to the news release, Houston Methodist patients will […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Two years ago, life as Chris Preston knew it began to change. He first began to notice the abnormal lump on his neck in September 2018. Initially, he surmised it was a result of sleeping in an awkward position. But as it continued to linger, so did his concern. And then, […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org The Brazosport Water Authority (BWA) was informed late Friday by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) of the potential for brain-eating amoeba in the water supply, and issued a “Do Not Use” advisory for all water in Rosenberg as well as several cities in Brazoria County, two state prisons and […]
OakBend Medical Center announced Wednesday August 26, 2020 that its COVID-19 testing site at 4911 Sandhill Dr. in Sugar Land will be closed until Monday due to the impending landfall of Hurricane Laura along the Gulf Coast. The medical center’s emergency rooms will remain open for urgent care, including for COVID-19 patients.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the Houston region, an increasing number of doctors have transitioned to telehealth or virtual healthcare to safely meet their patients’ needs. A recent high school graduate from the area is working to make sure Fort Bend County’s highest-risk population for the disease can utilize the service while decreasing […]
Joe Freudenberger has seen many COVID-19 patients inside OakBend Medical Center in Richmond. The pandemic recently hit even closer to home for OakBend’s 59-year-old CEO, who is in the midst of recovering from his own battle with the disease. And though he has been asymptomatic since July 23, the longtime executive said it was not […]