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Community Newsletter – May 2022

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Quality Department Moves To EHS-Deerbrook

We are happy to announce that our Quality Department has moved to EHS-Deerbrook. The location of the new office is: 8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Rd W Suite 105, Humble, TX 77338. So, now the offices of our Chief Quality Officer Neeru Khanuja, Quality Director Rodrigo Blasco, and Director of Infection Control Travaughn Baker-Johnson … Continue reading “Quality Department Moves To EHS-Deerbrook”

Learn More About Hypertension Management

We’re pleased to share this article by Jeffrey A. Klem M.D., F.S.C.A.I about hypertension and its impact on the health of millions of Americans lives. Dr. Klem provides inpatient comprehensive consultative services as well as non-invasive, invasive, nuclear and interventional cardiology services. For further questions, contact Dr Jeffrey Klem at   832-873-2919 or jklem@nhfm.care May was … Continue reading “Learn More About Hypertension Management”

Meet Our Recent Graduates

We are proud of our staff’s accomplishments, especially when it comes to professional growth and development, and we appreciate and value the effort they made in developing their career paths. Join us in congratulating these six graduates: Cassie Kavanaugh- MBA (Master in Business Administration) from Louisiana State University in Shreveport Chelsi Yorick- AAS (Associate of … Continue reading “Meet Our Recent Graduates”

Upgraded Hospital Clinical Lab At Deerbrook

With the opening of our new hospital in Deerbrook, the clinical laboratory that was running at this location has been upgraded to become a hospital clinical laboratory providing more services to our inpatients, med surg and outpatients. The lab has sophisticated equipment, such as the hematology testing analyzer running on Cell DYN Emerald, which is … Continue reading “Upgraded Hospital Clinical Lab At Deerbrook”

Our Atrium Garden Renovation At TEH Is Underway

The renovation of our atrium garden is underway at Texas Emergency Hospital with the purpose of becoming a place where patients, visitors and employees can take a moment to relax and get fresh air in a spot surrounded by flowers, trees, and foliage. We are very happy that this project is becoming a reality, since … Continue reading “Our Atrium Garden Renovation At TEH Is Underway”

Celebrating Hospital Week

May 8 to 14 was “National Hospital Week”, a week dedicated to highlighting and paying tribute to hospitals, health centers and the people who work in them. At EHS, we took the time to recognize and thank our staff for their hard work, dedication, and commitment. We are very proud of each of our team … Continue reading “Celebrating Hospital Week”

2022 Patient Safety Challenge Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Patient Safety Challenge. The winner was Leslie Armstrong, a registered nurse at Texas Emergency Hospital who was able to correctly identify all the “safety issues” and errors that were presented in a video showing a nurse interacting with a patient in a hospital room. Leslie … Continue reading “2022 Patient Safety Challenge Winner”

Meet Our Latest Daisy Award Winner

We’re happy to announce our DAISY Award winner for the first quarter of 2022. She is Stacie Cline, RN, House Supervisor for Texas Emergency Hospital and ER Nurse for EHS- Deerbrook. Stacie has been working for EHS since 2020 and from the beginning, she has shown exemplary commitment and dedication to her work going above … Continue reading “Meet Our Latest Daisy Award Winner”

EHS Participates In The Taste Of Cleveland Biz Bites Expo

We were very excited to participate in the “Taste of Cleveland Biz Bites Expo” event organized by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 19 at the Civic Center in the city of Cleveland, Texas. This event is organized annually and gives members of the community the opportunity to have a fun time … Continue reading “EHS Participates In The Taste Of Cleveland Biz Bites Expo”

Compliance Corner

By Robin Brown, Chief Compliance Officer Our compliance program is off to a great start this year! We have re-established the compliance committee, we are introducing our newcomers to our compliance program in the new-hire orientation each month, and we are updating policies and procedures. One of the core documents that drives the compliance program … Continue reading “Compliance Corner”

Words from our CEO

Thank you for your interest in reading our quarterly newsletter. I want to start this article by saying that we are very happy and satisfied with the results obtained so far this year, from a growth standpoint. Our organization remains strong and in good standing, and this can be seen in the number of procedures … Continue reading “Words from our CEO”

Go Texan Real Outro

Patient Safety Week 2022

OPENING OF NEW OPERATING ROOMS AT TEXAS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL

We are very excited to announce the opening of our new Operating Rooms at Texas Emergency Hospital. The ORs have passed all state inspections and are now ready to be placed into service.  The new surgery rooms have been outfitted with state-of-the-art surgical equipment. With this opening, all Cleveland Emergency Hospital surgical services will be … Continue reading “OPENING OF NEW OPERATING ROOMS AT TEXAS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL”

Meet Dr. Morris

Join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Morris who has joined Emergency Hospital Systems as surgeon. Dr. Morris is a general surgeon who focus on hepatobiliary surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

EHS Welcomes Robin Brown as Chief Compliance Officer

We want to welcome Robin Brown, our new Chief Compliance Officer.  Robin comes to us with over 30 years of industry and consulting experience in healthcare.  For many of those years, she served as a compliance officer for a few surrounding Houston hospitals. Her responsibilities include developing, implementing and managing EHS’s corporate compliance program ensuring … Continue reading “EHS Welcomes Robin Brown as Chief Compliance Officer”

Patient Got His Life Back After Suffering A Major Heart Attack

Due to the amazing doctors and nurses throughout Emergency Hospital Systems, Mr. Carlton Ferguson got his life back. After having a major heart attack in a Walmart parking lot, which made his defibrillator fire 6 times to keep his heart beating, multiple hospitals told him there was nothing they could do. Fast forward a month, … Continue reading “Patient Got His Life Back After Suffering A Major Heart Attack”

Celebrating Go Texan Day At EHS

February 25th was “Go Texan Day”, and at EHS we took the opportunity to celebrate Texas Western heritage. Staff from across our facilities dressed up with their jeans, boots, cowboy hats, and other Texan gear to show their Texan pride. Go Texan Day is a Houston tradition that marks the start of Houston Livestock Show … Continue reading “Celebrating Go Texan Day At EHS”

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day At EHS

The EHS Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) surprised all staff on St. Patrick’s Day with small bags containing delicious green chocolate dipped pretzels. The bags also came with a little note wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Volunteers dedicated hours of their time putting together more than 300 small pretzel bags, which they distributed to … Continue reading “Celebrating St Patrick’s Day At EHS”

Emergency Hospital Systems Presenting Sponsor Of The 2022 Annual Awards Banquet

Emergency Hospital Systems was the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Annual Awards Banquet hosted by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce on January 22 at the city’s Civic Center. This year’s theme was the “Roaring Twenties”. Attendees had a great time going back in time to wear 1920s attire. Many women dressed in flapper dresses … Continue reading “Emergency Hospital Systems Presenting Sponsor Of The 2022 Annual Awards Banquet”

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month® and at EHS we celebrate it by promoting the importance of eating healthy and nutritious food. For that, we invited Dan Phelan, Corporate Chef of Luby’s Culinary Services, who gave a fantastic healthy cooking demonstration at Texas Emergency Hospital. He not only showed us step by step how to prepare … Continue reading “Celebrating National Nutrition Month”

EHS Holds Virtual “Lunch And Learn” Classes For Clinical Staff

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing quality health care to the communities we serve and to ensuring that our clinical staff receives the training needed to provide optimal care, the EHS Education Department launched the “Lunch and Learn” classes designed to educate and train our clinical staff on the latest trends, treatments, and … Continue reading “EHS Holds Virtual “Lunch And Learn” Classes For Clinical Staff”

Grand Opening of EHS-Deerbrook Hospital

We’re very happy to announce the opening of our new hospital, the Deerbrook branch, a full hospital located in the Deerbrook and Humble area. December 14 was a great day for EHS as we saw our family expanded with the addition of a new full hospital. The official opening was held with a ribbon-cutting ceremony … Continue reading “Grand Opening of EHS-Deerbrook Hospital”

Texas Emergency Hospital Nurse Recognized with DAISY Award

We are happy to present our third quarter DAISY Award recipient. She is Christine Amsler, RN. Christine has been recognized for her excellent patient care and for demonstrating great positive attitude and professionalism in her workplace. The award presentation took place via Zoom in a surprise conference call on December 23, 2021. Due to COVID … Continue reading “Texas Emergency Hospital Nurse Recognized with DAISY Award”

CMS Vaccine Mandate Goes Into Effect In Texas

There has been a significant conversation related to the CMS COVID Vaccine mandate lately. CMS issued a mandate in October 2021 that all facilities that receive funding from Medicare and Medicaid must require all staff to be vaccinated, or meet exemption criteria with documentation by a set deadline. There were several challenges to this mandate … Continue reading “CMS Vaccine Mandate Goes Into Effect In Texas”

2022 Patient Safety Week Kickoff

Patient Safety Awareness Week was March 13-19 and at EHS we celebrated with a number of activities aimed at raising awareness of patient safety and the ways staff can improve the safety of our Clinics, Emergency Rooms and Hospitals. Activities were spearheaded by EHS Quality Department. To kick off the week, the Quality Department rolled … Continue reading “2022 Patient Safety Week Kickoff”

Raylene Atkinson Appointed as New Chair and President of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce has named Raylene Atkinson as its new Chair and President for 2022. She is also the Operations Manager for Cleveland Emergency Hospital and has been with Emergency Hospital Systems for four years. She is an active member in the Cleveland community spending much of her time assisting the Cleveland … Continue reading “Raylene Atkinson Appointed as New Chair and President of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce”

Words from our CEO

As we enter 2022, things are beginning to return to normal with COVID cases declining and staff returning to usual activities. Overall we can say that the organization is doing great and that 2022 will be a year of great growth and progress for us. We will see more growth in our hospitals in Cleveland … Continue reading “Words from our CEO”

EHS Float At The Hometown Christmas Parade

We were happy to participate in the annual Hometown Christmas parade with a beautiful float that looked like Santa’s sleigh and that included a Christmas tree, a snowman and lots of lighted balloons. This was possible thanks to the teamwork and effort of our employee engagement committee who came together to decorate the float and … Continue reading “EHS Float At The Hometown Christmas Parade”

Vaccines For Children 5 Through 11 Years’ Old

Since November 15, the Texas Emergency Hospital Vaccination Hub has been vaccinating children ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19. The CDC director endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee Practices” (ACIP) on immunization and recommended that children 5 through 11 years of age be vaccinated with the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Children ages 5 to 11 receive … Continue reading “Vaccines For Children 5 Through 11 Years’ Old”

Words From Our CEO

As we enter into the Holiday season, we reflect on the year we have had and the year to come. Emergency Hospital Systems has seen a year of challenges and a year of growth, but most importantly, the year has demonstrated the resolve of every member of the EHS family to provide care to our … Continue reading “Words From Our CEO”

Thanksgiving Food Drive

We are very proud and grateful to our employees for their generosity and compassion. The EHS employee engagement committee hosted a Thanksgiving Food Drive again this year to help local families in need during the Thanksgiving season. The drive was a great success! Employees from across our facilities donated a great amount of non-perishable food … Continue reading “Thanksgiving Food Drive”

EHS Holds Annual Superhero Skills Fair

Education and assessment can be fun and engaging, especially when there is an enthusiasm for learning, and at EHS we are proud of our staff who made this possible! With games, photo booth, superheroes characters, Halloween decor, flu shots, prizes and snacks, the Education Department at EHS held its Superhero Skills Fair at TEH, CEH … Continue reading “EHS Holds Annual Superhero Skills Fair”

Saying Thank You To Our Respiratory Care Week

During Respiratory Care Week, we were proud to celebrate our Respiratory Care Team for their dedication and tireless commitment to patient care. This incredible group of professionals provides care to patients with cardiopulmonary diseases such as coronavirus, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, among others. They had a challenging year, as they were on the … Continue reading “Saying Thank You To Our Respiratory Care Week”

Quality Department Launches Culture Of Patient Safety Survey – 2021

As part of the Hospital’s patient safety program, the Quality Department at EHS recently launched its Culture of Patient Safety Survey- 2021. The survey which will be available until December 15th plays a vital role in our healthcare system as it will help to improve the way things are being done at each facility in … Continue reading “Quality Department Launches Culture Of Patient Safety Survey – 2021”

Quality And Infection Control Appreciation Week

The third week of October we had a lot to celebrate as it was National Healthcare Quality Week and International Infection Prevention Week, and we did so by recognizing our EHS professionals that work in these critical areas. Our quality team plays a critical role in our system as they ensure that our patients receive … Continue reading “Quality And Infection Control Appreciation Week”

Proud Of Our Environmental Service Team

National Healthcare Environmental Services Week was September 13 -19 and we took the time to show our gratitude and appreciation to our incredible cleaning and environmental health staff for all the effort they make to keep our facilities clean, safe and sparkling. Our environmental services team is a vital piece of the EHS family. Since … Continue reading “Proud Of Our Environmental Service Team”

Liberty County City Mayors Receive Booster Shots At TEH

It was a historic moment at Texas Emergency Hospital when mayors from the cities of Cleveland, Liberty, and Dayton came together to receive their COVID-19 booster shots. They have been working closely throughout the pandemic to encourage people from across the county to get vaccinated. Vaccination in Liberty County is around 54.3% (fully vaccinated), a … Continue reading “Liberty County City Mayors Receive Booster Shots At TEH”

Honoring Our Radiology Team

Our radiology team plays a vital role in patient care. They work alongside other medical professionals to ensure that our patients receive the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment. National Radiologic Technology Week® was November 7 – 13 and we took the opportunity to tell them how much we appreciate and value their work. This talented … Continue reading “Honoring Our Radiology Team”

EHS – The Woodlands Holds Halloween Costume Contest

Members of the EHS- The Woodlands team members had a fun time on Friday, October 29 when they held a Halloween costume contest to choose on the scariest, funniest and most original Halloween costume. Three winners were selected from among the creative costumes. Contest judges were: Michael Adkins, CEO; Patti Foster, COO for Texas Emergency … Continue reading “EHS – The Woodlands Holds Halloween Costume Contest”

EHS Recognized By Governor Abbott

We are greatly honored to have been recognized by Governor Greg Abbott and Lady Cecilia for our hard work and efforts in helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Texas. Since Texas Emergency Hospital was designated as a Vaccination Hub in January 2021, the hospital has provided nearly 50,000 doses of the … Continue reading “EHS Recognized By Governor Abbott”

EHS Christmas Tree At Hometown Christmas 2021

EHS employees got into the holiday spirit by decorating the EHS Christmas tree for the Annual Hometown Christmas tree decorating contest sponsored by the city of Cleveland. The theme they chose this year was “Christmas Around the World”, and the result was amazing! They set up a beautiful Christmas tree with ornaments from around the … Continue reading “EHS Christmas Tree At Hometown Christmas 2021”

EHS Receives Mayor’s Proclamation For Heroic Efforts During The Covid Pandemic

EHS Local staff and healthcare workers were recognized with a proclamation by the City of Cleveland during the “EHS Day” ceremony held at Texas Emergency Hospital and Cleveland Emergency Hospital this past October. The proclamation was issued in gratitude to the heroic efforts made by TEH and CEH healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and … Continue reading “EHS Receives Mayor’s Proclamation For Heroic Efforts During The Covid Pandemic”

Celebrating Our Healthcare Food Service Workers Team

National Healthcare Food Service Week® was October 3 thru 9 and we celebrated by giving a special thanks and appreciation to our healthcare food and nutrition team for the integral role they play in helping our patients stay well-nourished and healthy. The work they perform is essential to our healthcare system. They are an important … Continue reading “Celebrating Our Healthcare Food Service Workers Team”

Astros Day at EHS

EHS staff were invited to wear their Astros shirts and jerseys to work as a way to show their love and support for their hometown baseball team. The spirit and excitement were high and many members of the EHS team wore orange and blue shirts on the “EHS Astros Day” that took place during the … Continue reading “Astros Day at EHS”

Words From Our CEO

As we move towards Fall, I would like to take a moment to recognize the incredible work everyone has done over the previous summer months. We continue to be faced with an unprecedented pandemic in this country and in our community.  The illnesses related to Covid-19 have caused the resources of our hospital to be … Continue reading “Words From Our CEO”

Texas Emergency Hospital Performs Innovative Procedure To Treat Heart Failure

Doctor Shanti Bansal is an electrophysiologist and cardiologist who has been practicing in Houston for the past 10 years. Prior to coming to Houston, he has been in training for 15 years. He has taken care of countless patients who´ve had problems with congestive heart failure. Patients often times come to see him because of … Continue reading “Texas Emergency Hospital Performs Innovative Procedure To Treat Heart Failure”

Texas Emergency Nurse Wins DAISY Award For Exceptional Care

We are pleased to announce our DAISY Award winner for the second quarter!.  she is Viorica Moldovan, RN and is the first DAISY Award recipient at EHS.  She has been honored for her excellence, kindness and compassion in caring for patients. The recognition took place in a surprise ceremony held on July 22 at Texas … Continue reading “Texas Emergency Nurse Wins DAISY Award For Exceptional Care”

September Marks The Peak Of Hurricane Season

September marks the peak of hurricane season with Sept. 10th statistically the peak day. This remembers all that preparing for hurricanes should be a year- round task. September is also National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at … Continue reading “September Marks The Peak Of Hurricane Season”

Recognizing Employees For Excellence In Work Ethics

We are excited to present the “Champion Club Award” initiative that has been implemented by our Infection Control and Quality Assurance Department and which aims to recognize EHS employees that go above and beyond in displaying excellent work ethics. Some of the criteria that will be taken into consideration for the designation of the nomination … Continue reading “Recognizing Employees For Excellence In Work Ethics”

Proud Of Our Frontline Warriors

These are difficult times for everyone. The COVID pandemic has brought great challenges that can be very stressful and overwhelming for many. This is especially true for our frontline workers who have been working tirelessly since this pandemic began showing great strength and commitment. At EHS we are very proud of them. They are the … Continue reading “Proud Of Our Frontline Warriors”

Get To Know Our Champion Club Award Winners

We are very excited to announce the nominees for our second quarter’s Champion Club Award. Congratulations to them!! We are very proud of our champions as they have displayed positive attitude and excellent work ethics and performance. The Champion Club is an initiative carried out by our Infection Control and Quality Assurance Department with the … Continue reading “Get To Know Our Champion Club Award Winners”

Eyeglasses Drive For Cleveland Lions Club

Donate your old eyeglasses for those in need! If you have a pair of eyeglasses or readers that you’re no longer using, you can drop them-off in any of the collection boxes that have been placed in the main lobby of our two hospitals in Cleveland and HOPDs in Deerbrook, The Woodlands, 2920 and Porter. … Continue reading “Eyeglasses Drive For Cleveland Lions Club”

EHS was Presenting Sponsor of the Outdoor Expo Cleveland Event

Emergency Hospital Systems was the presenting sponsor of the Outdoor Expo Cleveland event, which was held on Saturday, June 5 at Stancil Park and the Cleveland Civic Center. This event is organized each year by the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, and it’s a Family fun event that brings together many attendees from the Cleveland … Continue reading “EHS was Presenting Sponsor of the Outdoor Expo Cleveland Event”

EHS To Offer Covid Vaccine Booster Shots To Everyone Starting The Week Of September 20

The Liberty County Hub through the EHS vaccine clinic is preparing for administering the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots beginning the week of September 20, 2021 based on the Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. This includes applying vaccine boosters to individuals after eight … Continue reading “EHS To Offer Covid Vaccine Booster Shots To Everyone Starting The Week Of September 20”

EHS Implements New QAPI Dashboard To Enhance Quality Of Care

Our Quality Department is developing and deploying a new Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Dashboard process that includes a comprehensive and integrated approach to quality management that is data-driven and user-friendly. The new QAPI Dashboard process will help in identifying, correcting, promoting and sustaining performance improvement with a focus on safe delivery of high-quality … Continue reading “EHS Implements New QAPI Dashboard To Enhance Quality Of Care”

EHS Hosts School Supply Drive For Cottonwood Elementary

EHS hosted a school supply drive for the starting of the 2021/2022 school year. Drop-off boxes were placed at Texas Emergency Hospital and Cleveland Emergency Hospital in July and August for employees to donate new school items. The response couldn’t have been better. A large number of school supplies were collected, including notebooks, pencils, markers, … Continue reading “EHS Hosts School Supply Drive For Cottonwood Elementary”

EHS Hosts 4th Of July Commemorative Employee Potluck

What a better way to celebrate 4th of July than by hosting a potluck to have some fun and to reconnect with co-workers.  On Friday, July 2, EHS hosted a 4th of July commemorative employee potluck at its six locations. Employees brought their favorite food to share with everyone. The initiative was promoted by the … Continue reading “EHS Hosts 4th Of July Commemorative Employee Potluck”

Celebrating Our New Graduates

We are very proud of our employees and because of that, we continually acknowledge the effort they pour in achieving their goals.  This time we wanted to celebrate the incredible accomplishments made by our teammates in the past year. Cassie Kavanaugh, Chief Nursing Officer for EHS organized the 2021 bi-annual employee graduation celebration potluck to … Continue reading “Celebrating Our New Graduates”

Another Free-Standing ER Under EHS Banner

We’re very excited to announce that we have partner for another free-standing ER off Kuykendahl and 2920. The facility is a fully functioning working ER that offers CAT Scans, ultrasounds, radiology and a full service lab. On top of all these services, we also partner with our hospitals in Cleveland, Deerbrook and 1960 to meet … Continue reading “Another Free-Standing ER Under EHS Banner”

WORDS FROM OUR CEO

Michael T. Adkins RN, BSN, MBA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Emergency Hospital Systems It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself as the new Corporate Chief Executive Officer for EHS. This is an exciting time for Emergency Hospital Systems. Throughout the history of the organization, there has been a team in place that … Continue reading “WORDS FROM OUR CEO”

STATE-OF-THE-ART LABORATORY AT EHS

By George Zeinier MT Laboratory Director at EHS Emergency Hospital Systems opened its laboratory in 2018 providing fast and accurate test results to the communities it serves. The lab combines innovation with highly qualified staff making it possible to conduct more tests, with high levels of accuracy and in a brief period of time. The … Continue reading “STATE-OF-THE-ART LABORATORY AT EHS”

Recognizing our Medical Records Team

From April 18-24, we were happy to celebrate Health Information Professionals Week (HIP).  It was a wonderful opportunity to say “thank you” to our entire HIP team for all the work they do to keep our patients’ health information safe and accurate. The work our medical records team play is vital to EHS. They are … Continue reading “Recognizing our Medical Records Team”

Recognizing Our Lab Professionals Team

Laboratory Professionals Week was April 18-24, and we took the time to thank and recognize all our wonderful lab team. We are deeply grateful to them for the time, energy, and dedication they pour into their work every day. Laboratory professionals play a critical role in the healthcare system and patients care, although they are … Continue reading “Recognizing Our Lab Professionals Team”

Participating at the Taste of Cleveland Business Expo 2021

We were happy to take part in the Taste of Cleveland Business Expo 2021, which was held  on May 18. It was a wonderful event that brought the community together with fun and joy. It was very exciting to reconnect with our community and see everyone’s smiling faces again. We are deeply grateful to the … Continue reading “Participating at the Taste of Cleveland Business Expo 2021”

HONORING OUR AMAZING NURSES

All our gratitude and appreciation went to our more than 150+ nurses during #National Nurses Week held nationwide between May 6-12. Our nurses are our superheroes, they are always there to comfort and care for our patients, no matter what, and at EHS, we wanted to honor and thank them for all that they do, … Continue reading “HONORING OUR AMAZING NURSES”

EHS JOINS THE DAISY AWARD® PROGRAM

EHS is pleased to announce that it has recently joined the DAISY Award ® For Extraordinary Nurses program, which aims to recognize and honor the superhuman work that nurses do for patients and their family’s each day. DAISY recognizes nurses for their extraordinary acts of compassion and excellence in their work with patients, co-workers, families, … Continue reading “EHS JOINS THE DAISY AWARD® PROGRAM”

Saving Hearts: EHS Implements Quality Improvement to Reduce Electrocardiogram (E.K.G) Time on Patients With Stemi

By EHS Quality Department For every minute that a patient waits between the first recognized symptom of a heart attack and receives treatment, heart cells begin to die irreversibly. Once cardiac symptoms develop, an imaginary clock starts ticking. According to the ACC or the American College of Cardiology “A patient experiencing an ST-segment elevation myocardial … Continue reading “Saving Hearts: EHS Implements Quality Improvement to Reduce Electrocardiogram (E.K.G) Time on Patients With Stemi”

CELEBRATING NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK

#National Hospital Week was May 9-15, and we wanted to take this moment to recognize and honor our incredible hospital workers for their invaluable support and dedication in caring for patients. Especially during these challenging times of the pandemic, our hospital staff have gone above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care and we wanted … Continue reading “CELEBRATING NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK”

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF DAY 2021

April 24 was #National Administrative Staff Day, and we took a break to acknowledge and thank our wonderful administrative team for all they do every day to make our facilities a better place. Our administrative staff are at the backbone of our operations, they are behind the scenes to support our staff, patients, and their … Continue reading “ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF DAY 2021”

WORDS FROM OUR CEO

Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter for the year 2021. I hope everyone is well and warm after the winter storm that hit us. I know we all have faced tremendous things in recent months, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and then with the freeze. Many people in Texas were without electricity, drinking … Continue reading “WORDS FROM OUR CEO”

Ehs Employees Join the Go Red for Women Initiative

February was the month of love and the month of the heart too! and at EHS we celebrated it in a big way by inviting our employees to join the “Go Red for Women” initiative, which is organized by the American Heart Association with the purpose of raising awareness about the incidence of cardiovascular disease … Continue reading “Ehs Employees Join the Go Red for Women Initiative”

Texas Emergency Hospital Adds Nuclear Medicine Unit

We are pleased to announce that Emergency Hospital Systems recently opened a nuclear medicine unit at Texas Emergency Hospital in Cleveland, Texas. With this new addition, patients will be able to benefit from a wide variety of advanced imaging diagnoses including myocardial perfusion, whole body bone scan, 3-phase bone scan, kidney scan, gastrointestinal bleeding imaging, … Continue reading “Texas Emergency Hospital Adds Nuclear Medicine Unit”

Rapid Response of Our Trauma Team Saves Life of Minor With Gunshot Wound

The rapid response of our trauma team saved the life of a minor who arrived to EHS-Deerbrook emergency room with a gunshot wound in January 2021. The child was stabilized, treated, and transported to a nearby trauma center for definitive care in a timely and safe manner. Inter-facility transfers protocols stipulate a maximum of 120 … Continue reading “Rapid Response of Our Trauma Team Saves Life of Minor With Gunshot Wound”

Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases Through Hand Hygiene

By Travaughn Baker-Johnson, CIC Director of Infection Control Emergency Hospital Systems Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple and effective way to prevent and slow the spread of infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. There are two … Continue reading “Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases Through Hand Hygiene”

Texas Emergency Hospital Improves Quality Measures

Rodrigo Blasco Director of Quality Emergency Hospital Systems  Our quality department would like to give major kudos to Texas Emergency Hospital (TEH) emergency department and medical surgery for reducing their ED throughput from 383 minutes in the third quarter (Q3) to 285 minutes in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020. The ED throughput is an … Continue reading “Texas Emergency Hospital Improves Quality Measures”

CELEBRATING NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY

On January 17 we celebrated National Pharmacist Day, and it was a very special day for us, as we had the opportunity to honor and thank our pharmacy team for the extraordinary work they do each day. Pharmacists play a critical role within the hospital system. Not only they’re responsible for filling patients’ prescriptions, advising … Continue reading “CELEBRATING NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY”

Handling and Storing Covid-19 Vaccines

By Richard Molinaro, PharmD Pharmacy Department, Director Emergency Hospital Systems Our community immunization plan began on Thursday, January 21, 2021 with the arrival of the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at Texas Emergency Hospital. Pfizer’s vaccination arrives in carefully packaged containers designed to maintain the temperature of the vaccine between -60 C and -80 C (-76 … Continue reading “Handling and Storing Covid-19 Vaccines”

TEXAS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL SELECTED AS COVID-19 VACCINATION HUB

It is with great pride that we announced in January that Texas Emergency Hospital had been selected as a COVID-19 Vaccination HUB by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Since Pfizer’s first vaccines allotment arrived at TEH on Thursday, January 21, more than 6,000 people who qualify for Phase 1A and Phase 1B have … Continue reading “TEXAS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL SELECTED AS COVID-19 VACCINATION HUB”

Ehs Won the First Place in the Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

For the second year in a row, Emergency Hospital Systems (EHS) won the first place in the Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest organized by the Cleveland Civic Center. This event represents the 7th Annual Christmas Tree Decoration Contest organized by the civic center. During this holiday season, the Cleveland community will be able to enjoy … Continue reading “Ehs Won the First Place in the Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest”

Ehs Employees Join the Movember Campaign

In November, Employees at EHS joined the Movember campaign aimed at raising awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. In the last week of November, EHS employees wore fun mustaches with their face masks as a way to draw attention to health problems that affect men. The mustache … Continue reading “Ehs Employees Join the Movember Campaign”

EHS HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

With the theme “Donate Blood, Donate Life”, Emergency Hospital Systems hosted a blood drive on Monday, October 26 at the parking lot of Texas Emergency Hospital in the city of Cleveland. The campaign was a great success as many community residents and EHS employees participated in the blood drive. The event was made possible through … Continue reading “EHS HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE”

Sharpening Skills of Our Healthcare Team

Emergency Hospital Systems recently held its annual Clinical Skills Fair aimed at providing medical education and practice for their nursing staff. The Clinical Skills Fair was made possible thanks to Misty Anglin, Education Director and Ronna Baker, Education Services Coordinator with Emergency Hospital Systems. The Clinical Skills Fairs are designed to ensure competencies in clinical … Continue reading “Sharpening Skills of Our Healthcare Team”

CELEBRATING RESPIRATORY CARE WEEK

The last week of October was “Respiratory Care Week” which aims at recognizing the contributions of respiratory care professionals and raising awareness about respiratory health. At EHS, we took that week to celebrate and recognize our respiratory professionals: Clay Carroll, Jennifer Fowler, Stephen Chertier, Wendy Browning, Mary David and Carol Cook. They received the EHS’s … Continue reading “CELEBRATING RESPIRATORY CARE WEEK”

Ehs Employees: Raising Awareness of Health Issues

The past few months have had important dates to celebrate when it comes to health. September was Healthy Aging® Month, National Women’s Health and National Cholesterol Education Month; October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and November was Movember, the month of raising awareness about men’s health. EHS employees took advantage of these dates to help … Continue reading “Ehs Employees: Raising Awareness of Health Issues”

RECOGNIZING OUR QUALITY PROFESSIONALS

October 18-24 was National Healthcare Quality Week and at EHS we took the time to honor and celebrate our professionals in the quality department for the work they do to improve patient satisfaction and experience.  Our Quality Director, Rodrigo Blasco Figueroa, and Quality Specialist, Melissa Finch received the EHS’s Employee Appreciation Award which recognizes their … Continue reading “RECOGNIZING OUR QUALITY PROFESSIONALS”

Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week 2020

Healthcare Foodservice Week ™ ” was October 4-10, 2020, and at Texas Emergency Hospital we took the time to honor and recognize our healthcare food and nutrition professionals for their performance and for the integral role they play in helping employees and patients stay well-nourished and healthy. This year’s theme was “Healthcare Foodservice: Heroes Work … Continue reading “Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week 2020”

EHS RECOGNIZES EXTRAORDINARY NURSES

At EHS, we are very proud of our employees and we strive to recognize and honor them when they go far and beyond, do the extra mile or when they exhibit extraordinary attitudes with their patients and families. In this last quarter, four nurses received the EHS’s Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of their Exemplary … Continue reading “EHS RECOGNIZES EXTRAORDINARY NURSES”

Emergency Hospital Systems Awarded Accreditation by the Cihq

We are proud to announce that Emergency Hospital Systems has recently earned accreditation from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ). This has been made possible by EHS’ continued compliance with CIHQ’s rigorous performance standards. As part of the accreditation process, Emergency Hospital Systems (EHS) underwent an unannounced mid-cycle survey, in which a dedicated … Continue reading “Emergency Hospital Systems Awarded Accreditation by the Cihq”

Words from our CEO

Welcome to one more issue of our newsletter. The holiday season is around the corner and so is 2021.  2020 has been an intense year for everyone, full of challenges and situations that no one expected and imagined. Now, we need to focus on how we can face 2020 stronger and more resilient than ever. … Continue reading “Words from our CEO”

Supporting National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Our staff at Cleveland Emergency Hospital (CEH) wore their favorite Tie Dye T-shirt on August 14th to show their support in promoting breastfeeding in hospitals, workplaces, and communities. Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most babies, as it helps reduce the risk of certain health conditions in both babies and mothers. The American … Continue reading “Supporting National Breastfeeding Awareness Month”

DR. IMRAN BAIG

IMRAN BAIG, MD HOSPITALIST EMERGENCY HOSPITAL SYSTEMS               We are pleased to introduce Dr. Imran Baig MD, who is part of our medical team at Texas Emergency Hospital and Cleveland Emergency Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and has over 15 years of experience in … Continue reading “DR. IMRAN BAIG”

National Health Center Week

CELEBRATING NATIONAL HEALTH CENTERS WEEK #NHCW2020 National Health Center Week (NHCW) was August 9 – 15, and EHS took the opportunity to celebrate and recognize the important role that health centers play in the community. NHCW is an annual celebration that is held with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of … Continue reading “National Health Center Week”

RECOGNIZED WITH BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARD

TEXAS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED WITH BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARD We are truly proud and grateful to be the recipient of the June 2020 Cleveland Chamber, “Business of the Month” award. We have had the privilege to serve the Cleveland Community for the past five years. We would like to take this time to thank … Continue reading “RECOGNIZED WITH BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARD”

We’ve Open a New Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Ehs-deerbrook

EHS Opens New Cath Lab in Deerbrook We are thrilled to announce that we have opened our second cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab) in our Deerbrook facility located in 8901 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W. Suite 105. Humble. Our first cath lab was opened in March 2018 at Texas Emergency Hospital located in Cleveland, Texas. … Continue reading “We’ve Open a New Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Ehs-deerbrook”

Celebrating National Men’s Health Month

June was National Men’s Health Month and at EHS, we took the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of recognizing and preventing men’s health problems. So, in June, we encouraged our staff to wear blue every Friday of the Month as a way to show support for men´s health awareness. Men’s Health Month encourages … Continue reading “Celebrating National Men’s Health Month”

Opening of New Emergency Room in Porter

We are happy to announce another extension of Emergency Hospital Systems with our Porter location. The facility is located at 24520 FM 1314 Porter, TX 77365 and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  It has been designed to meet all the ER needs of our patients, including COVID-19 testing. We are very thankful … Continue reading “Opening of New Emergency Room in Porter”

More Than 12,000 Covid-19 Conducted Since the Pandemic Began

The past few months have been a challenging season for Emergency Hospital Systems.  There has been a lot to do and we have been able to remain true to our mission of being an organization dedicated to caring for our community. In line with this, we have been organizing COVID-19 testings, which have had a … Continue reading “More Than 12,000 Covid-19 Conducted Since the Pandemic Began”

We´re Upgrading Our Operating Rooms in Texas Emergency Hospital

We are pleased to announce that we have begun renovation and remodeling work on our operating rooms at Texas Emergency Hospital (TEH). We have started with the demolition of interior spaces and will continue with the renovation of existing areas. We expect to complete the project by October, and upon completion, the OR will have … Continue reading “We´re Upgrading Our Operating Rooms in Texas Emergency Hospital”

WORDS FROM OUR CEO

Welcome to one more issue of our newsletter. We hope that you and your family are fine in these uncertain times, and that you find the content of this newsletter useful. These last few months have been a great challenge for us. We have been working tirelessly in the fight against COVID19, while working on … Continue reading “WORDS FROM OUR CEO”

COMMUNITY PRAYER FOR OUR HOSPITALS

We wanted to thank our community and Cornerstone Church of Cleveland for stepping up and taking the time to pray and share their appreciation for our hospitals. Cornerstone Church organized a community prayer for the safety of our hospitals. patients, doctors and staff on Tuesday, April 21st. The prayer took place at the parking lots … Continue reading “COMMUNITY PRAYER FOR OUR HOSPITALS”

WORDS FROM OUR CEO

Greetings to all! Welcome to the June issue of our newsletter. Thank you for following us and for taking the time to read it. We appreciate it and hope that you and your family are healthy and safe during these uncertain times. This edition comes at an important time, as we have just entered the … Continue reading “WORDS FROM OUR CEO”

Honoring our Nurses on National Nurses Day

Our nurses are amazing, and the words really fall short to express how much they mean to us. We are deeply grateful to them! National Nurses Day was held on May 6, and we took the opportunity to celebrate and honor our nurses in a very special way. We wanted to let them know how … Continue reading “Honoring our Nurses on National Nurses Day”

Celebrating and Recognizing Our Lab Professionals

At EHS, we wanted to celebrate our laboratory professionals, and we took the opportunity to do so during the National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, which was held during the last week of April. Our lab technicians and professionals do an amazing job!  Now more than ever, our lab staff are working hard collecting samples, performing … Continue reading “Celebrating and Recognizing Our Lab Professionals”

Michael T. Adkins

Michael T. Adkins RN, BSN, MBA Corporate Chief Operating Officer Emergency Hospital Systems We are proud to introduce Michael Adkins, Corporate Chief Operating Officer for Emergency Hospital Systems. Mr. Adkins is a seasoned health care executive who has been working with us since October 2019. He has brought a hands-on approach to our leadership team … Continue reading “Michael T. Adkins”

How a Patient Won the Battle Against Covid-19

With this pandemic advancing within Liberty County, we wanted to capture the testimony of a Cleveland resident who managed to overcome the battle against the Coronavirus with the help of our staff, doctors, and nurses. Lanora Purvis is the founder and CEO of Heavens Army Home of Amazing Grace in Cleveland. She tested positive for … Continue reading “How a Patient Won the Battle Against Covid-19”

Free Covid-19 Testing for First Responders in Onalaska

We are very proud to have been able to partner with Polk County Emergency Response to provide free COVID-19 screenings among first responders and health care workers in Onalaska, Texas. As you might know, an EF-3 tornado landed in Onalaska, Texas, on April 22, destroying various neighborhoods. Several people died and hundreds of homes and … Continue reading “Free Covid-19 Testing for First Responders in Onalaska”

Covid-19 Drive-thru Testing in Cleveland for Four Days in a Row

Emergency Hospital Systems conducted COVID-19 drive-thru testing in the Cleveland area for four days in a row. This initiative was made possible thanks to a partnership established with The Sanctuary Church located at 100 E. Hanson St.  Cleveland, Texas. The testing took place at the parking lot of the Sanctuary Church from May 12 to … Continue reading “Covid-19 Drive-thru Testing in Cleveland for Four Days in a Row”

EHS Presenting Sponsor of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

EHS was the presenting sponsor of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce 2020 Annual Awards Banquet. The event was held on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Cleveland Civic Center. This year, the award ceremony was especially important to us as we were honored to have one of our staff members, Raylene Atkinson, be recognized … Continue reading “EHS Presenting Sponsor of the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet”

EHS Opens New EMS Room at Texas Emergency Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Emergency Hospital Systems (EHS) has opened an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) room at the Emergency Room (ER) of its Texas Emergency Hospital (TEH) located in Crocket Street, Cleveland. The EMS room allows medical professionals and first responders to have a place where they can rest between emergency calls, have … Continue reading “EHS Opens New EMS Room at Texas Emergency Hospital”

We had our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at EHS-Deerbrook

On February 26, the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce held the official opening ceremony of our Deerbrook facility in Humble. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was well attended by community members and organizations from the area. EHS and Chamber representatives cut the ribbon with the help of community members. On the same day, EHS held a … Continue reading “We had our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at EHS-Deerbrook”

EHS Prepares for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses throughout the United States, Emergency Hospital Systems is preparing as thoroughly as possible to efficiently and adequately manage a potential wave of coronavirus patients that could happen if there is a large spike of severe cases in our community. Public health officials have taken the necessary containment measures to lessen … Continue reading “EHS Prepares for Potential Coronavirus Outbreak”

EHS Holds its First Health Fair at its Deerbrook Facility

At EHS, our top priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of the communities we serve by providing quality healthcare in a professional and compassionate manner. In line with this, EHS organized its first Health Fair on Wednesday, February 26, from 10:00 to 2:00 pm at it’s  Deerbrook facility located at 8901 Farm to … Continue reading “EHS Holds its First Health Fair at its Deerbrook Facility”

Congressman Babin at Texas Emergency Hospital.

We would like to thank Congressman Babin, for joining us this morning on the KORG 95.3 FM Radio Talk show at Texas Emergency Hospital.

We Have Many Reasons to Give Thanks This Holiday

At EHS, we had many reasons to feel grateful this past Thanksgiving Day. We expressed our gratitude to our communities for having placed their trust in us and for making us feel that we are an important piece for them. We are grateful to our employees for their dedication, commitment and professionalism and for helping … Continue reading “We Have Many Reasons to Give Thanks This Holiday”

Remembering Cleveland’s First Hospital: 70 years of History

It is a great pride for the city of Cleveland and all its residents to have a Hospital with as much history, memories and roots as the Texas Emergency Hospital. We want to take this opportunity to go back in time and pay tribute to all of those who have put their energy, time and … Continue reading “Remembering Cleveland’s First Hospital: 70 years of History”

Grand Opening of Luby’s Restaurant and Fuddruckers Burgers at Texas Emergency Hospital

We are pleased to announce that Luby’s Restaurants and Fuddruckers Burgers opened their doors on November 11 at the Texas Emergency Hospital located at 300 E. Crockett St. in Cleveland. With this opening, community members will have more options for lunch in Cleveland, as well as greater access to healthy meals. The residents of the … Continue reading “Grand Opening of Luby’s Restaurant and Fuddruckers Burgers at Texas Emergency Hospital”

Ehs Recognizes Veteran Employees for Their Important Contributions

Emergency Hospital Systems has the honor of having among its staff a number of employees who have served our country with commitment, loyalty and courage. At EHS, we value the talents, character and experiences of our veterans. They add value to our organization, and contribute to the strength of our workforce. Our veterans fulfill various … Continue reading “Ehs Recognizes Veteran Employees for Their Important Contributions”

Ehs Presenting Sponsor at the Rock-n-ride Event in Cleveland

EHS PRESENTING SPONSOR AT THE ROCK-N-RIDE EVENT IN CLEVELAND For Emergency Hospital Systems, promoting health care in the communities where it operates is a priority, and this is often associated with getting its residents to adopt healthier lifestyles, such as increasing physical activity and practicing sports. In fact, lifestyle changes have been shown to significantly … Continue reading “Ehs Presenting Sponsor at the Rock-n-ride Event in Cleveland”

SPONSORS – EHS AT THE CITY OF CLEVELAND 2019 FALL FESTIVAL

We joined our community in celebrating the coming of fall at the City of Cleveland 5th Fall Festival, which was held on Saturday, October 5 at the Stancil Expo. From live music to food trucks, games, face-painting, crafts, and a pumpkin patch, it was a day full of fun and activities for families and children … Continue reading “SPONSORS – EHS AT THE CITY OF CLEVELAND 2019 FALL FESTIVAL”

DR. MARY J. GARNEPUDI, M.D.

Obstetrician and Gynecologist  Cleveland Emergency Hospital and Outpatient Clinic Emergency Hospital Systems is excited to welcome Mary Garnepudi, M.D.  to Cleveland  Emergency Hospital and outpatient clinic. As an obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Garnepudi brings 45 years experience in providing Well-Women Care, Obstetric Services, and a variety of gynecological procedures. Dr. Garnepudi graduated from Rangaraya Medical … Continue reading “DR. MARY J. GARNEPUDI, M.D.”

Ehs Awarded Hospital Accreditation From the Joint Commission

EHS AWARDED HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION (Cleveland, Texas July 2019).- Emergency Hospital Systems (EHS) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and … Continue reading “Ehs Awarded Hospital Accreditation From the Joint Commission”

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