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 […]

Memorial Hermann Northwest, HYPO celebrate successful toy drive

Members of the Heights Young Professionals Organization (HYPO) helped collect toys donated at local Walgreens. (Contributed Photo)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital partnered with the Heights Young Professionals Organization, the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, local Walgreens, and the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA to bring the joy of the holidays to underprivileged children in our community. Toy donations served children in the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA Outreach Program. […]

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Receives Nursing Excellence Designation

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital is celebrating receiving the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Pathway to Excellence designation, signifying the medical center’s commitment to providing nurses with a positive environment where they can excel.
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For The Leader Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Melody Dickerson chose nursing as a career in high school, after being hospitalized following a car accident. Today, she’s a master’s-degreed registered nurse, a certified professional in healthcare quality and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. “After my accident I realized I had a calling […]

Area health inspections from Nov. 24 to Dec. 9

Below are the list of inspections completed by the City of Houston from Nov. 24 to Dec. 9. More information and complete listings can be found online at the Digital Health Department’s homepage at houston.tx.gegov.com/media/search.cfm   77007   Golden Hynan 1801 Durham Change of Ownership Inspection (Dec. 3) Violation 20-21.23(a): Wall/Ceiling not maintained in good […]