Houston Matters

Why Houston Needs More Level One Trauma Centers

Posted on · Ben Taub Hospital has retained its “level one” trauma center status (meaning it has the surgeons, specialists and operating rooms to handle the worst of the worst injuries, at any moment). Houston Chronicle health reporter Markian Hawryluk shares with us why that status was initially threatened, and ultimately retained. Then Paige Phelps talks with Dr. David […]

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Government Extension Revives Hopes of Keeping St. Joseph Medical Center Open

Posted on · St. Joseph Medical Center downtown staved off possible closure last week (Nov. 24, 2015), after receiving an extension on a deadline from the federal government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid is giving St. Joseph until Jan. 15 to come up with a plan to correct some issues the agency says put patients in jeopardy. The […]