Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Northwest offers world-class care to Heights

Team members at the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Northwest, (back
row, left to right) Debra L. Johnson, Office Coordinator, Radiation
Oncologist Neelofur Ahmad, M.D., Oncology Nurse Navigator Angela Sisk, R.N.,
Radiation Therapist Noe Perez, Diana Howard, R.N., Volunteer Clara Cook
Lambert; (front, left to right) Radiation Therapist JoAnn Alvarado,
Radiation Therapy Manager Nancy Stamos.

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital For The Leader Clara Cook Lambert offers a unique perspective to patients at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center-Northwest. “I was a patient and now I’m on the Cancer Center team as a volunteer,” Lambert said. “Our goal is to make treatment less stressful and as easy as possible for our patients.” Lambert […]

New breast milk bank in Heights offers convenience, health benefits for mothers

Nicole Gallagher holds her 5-month-old daughter Claire while dropping off a container of breast milk at Texas Lactation Consultants on Heights Boulevard. (Contributed Photo)

As a mother of two young children, Nicole Gallagher knows better than some the importance of having a healthy supply of milk for growing infants. She says she is blessed with an “oversupply” of breastmilk, and she’s putting it to good use at Texas Lactation Consultants, Houston’s first neighborhood-based breast milk bank which opened its […]

Memorial Hermann Northwest uses advanced technology to light the way on the path of healing

Pictured are Ibrahim Garcia-Mowatt, MD, Board Certified Specialist in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and Kwame Mensah, RN, BSN, with the LUNA Fluorescence Angiography System at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Wound Care.  This system allows both doctors and patients to see the blood flow as it is happening to help determine the best treatment options to promote healing.   Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, on the 610 service road just before Ella Blvd, is the only facility in the Houston area with the LUNA Fluorescence Angiography System.  (Contributed Photo)

An advanced technology now available at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in the Greater Heights area has the capability to drastically improve wound care for patients and greatly reduce the impact of chronic wounds, according to Ibrahim Garcia-Mowatt, M.D., a board-certified specialist in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest. Chronic wounds, […]

Memorial Hermann: Early screening essential to preventing colorectal cancer

GI Specialists of Houston recently moved to a new address at 1900 North Loop West #390, Houston, TX 77018. Pictured left to right are Clinical Manager Amanda Cordova, Administrator Gaby Cortez and business office staff Adriana Rodriguez and Shay Lewis. For more information, visit (Contributed Photo)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital For The Leader March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and colorectal cancer expert Vijaya L. Kaila, M.D., a gastroenterologist with GI Specialists of Houston and affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, is trying to raise awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease. “Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer in […]

Going the Distance – Local marathoner inspires others

Heights resident Felix Lugo has been inspiring fellow runners for years through his Houston FIT training group. Since 2002, Lugo often carries an American flag across the finish line at the Houston Marathon, compelled by the 9/11 terrorist attacks and his father’s military service. (Contributed Photo)

By Renae Virata For The Leader Heights resident Felix Lugo began running in the 1980s to stay in shape and to run in various 5K and 10K races. In 1997, he decided to take his running one step further by completing a full marathon, joining the marathon and half marathon training program Houston FIT to […]

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital names physician and employee of the year

Anu Flemin, RN, and Binu Aji, RN, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital’s 2014 Employees of the Year with CEO Susan Jadlowski. (Contributed Photo)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital For The Leader The “Dynamic Duo” Anu Flemin, RN, and Binu Aji, RN, Intensive Care Unit, have received very special honors from Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. Dr. Melendez, a pulmonologist, was named Physician of the Year, and twin sisters Flemin and Aji, critical care nurses, together were named Employees of the […]

Before, during and after – Coming back strong after joint replacement

Caroline Kihunah, RN-BC, helps people who choose joint replacement navigate the entire process.

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital For The Leader From pre-surgical education sessions to postoperative follow-up, Caroline Kihunah, RN-BC, helps people who choose joint replacement navigate the entire process – before, during and after surgery – at the Memorial Hermann Joint Center at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. “Having a knee or hip joint replaced isn’t as disruptive […]