Posted on · LBJ and Ben Taub hospitals are operating at or above capacity and have not had significant upgrades in about 30 years, according to county officials, while Harris County’s population has nearly doubled during that span.
Posted on · Currently, LBJ is the only hospital serving the northeast quadrant of Harris County. The rebuild would include increasing its number of patient beds by over 80 percent, from 215 to 390, with room for up to 450 total if extra beds were needed.
Posted on · Houston-area hospitals and nonprofits are stepping up to assist those impacted by the category four storm. It's just the latest in a string of storms that have forced Houston and Louisiana to rely on one another.
Posted on · House says the district will weigh a mask mandate, which would put the state's largest district at odds with an order from Gov. Greg Abbott. The superintendent joins us to discuss that and other issues facing HISD.
Posted on · Harris County's positivity rate has more than doubled in the past month, as the rate of vaccinations continues to slow down.
Posted on · Harris Health System CEO Esmaeil Porsa cited the vaccines' emergency use authorization as a reason to wait, though he said he expected full approval by the end of the summer.
Posted on · Two of Houstons safety net hospitals have treated more than 3,500 COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic, and COVID-19 patients represent 18% of the total capacity in the two hospitals, slightly higher than average for all Harris County hospitals.