HOUSTON (April 20, 2016)

On Thursday, March 24, Memorial Hermann’s Heroes in Health hosted more than 80 guests at a reception with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital affiliated physicians. The event, which highlighted six critical care specialists from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, allowed physicians to discuss their pediatric subspecialties and their current research projects one-on-one with guests. Dr. Mary Austin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery; Dr. Lindsay Crawford, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Charles Cox, Co-Director of the Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute and Director of the Pediatric Trauma Program; Dr. Kevin Lally, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Surgery; Dr. Alfred Mansour, Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Pediatric Orthopedics; and Dr. David Sandberg, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center, all wowed the group as guests enjoyed food catered by Tony’s at the beautiful Hanover Post Oak. Topics included pediatric orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, emergency services and general surgery.

Through the hospital’s academic partnership with McGovern Medical School, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital provides Houston’s tiniest premature infants, children and adolescents access to state-of-the-art technology and research, the most advanced treatment therapies and highly specialized surgeries. The hospital treats more than 20,000 children annually and is Houston’s longest standing Level I pediatric trauma center. “Children admitted to our hospital receive the most comprehensive and highest quality care offered in Southeast Texas. The incredible physicians joining us tonight represent Memorial Hermann’s dedication and commitment to our young patients,” shared Susie Distefano, senior vice president and CEO of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The reception, generously underwritten by Enterprise Products Partners L.P., represents just one of many opportunities young professionals receive as Heroes in Health members. “As a member of Heroes, you directly connect with Memorial Hermann’s exceptional doctors and researchers as well as learn more about the ever-expanding and changing healthcare landscape. Events like this bring members closer to the exceptional work being done every day at Memorial Hermann’s 14 hospitals,” shared Heroes Steering Committee member Will Hedges. The program also raises awareness and funds for Memorial Hermann’s programs and research initiatives.

For more information on how to join Heroes in Health or ways to support Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, visit memorialhermannfoundation.org or call 713.242.4400 for more details.

Young professionals in the crowd included: Mari Treviño and Bryan Glass; Jay Zeidman; Bethany and Ben Buchanan; Whitney and Leigh Martin; Sarah and Max Mischer; Judy and Jacob Roberts; Margot Rosson; and Hannah and Vince Strake. Also attending were: Will Williams, Memorial Hermann Health System Board Chair and his wife Mary; Deborah Cannon, Memorial Hermann Board Chair-Elect and her husband Gardner; Brian Dean, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center; Chuck Stokes, executive vice president and COO of Memorial Hermann; and Ileana Treviño, executive vice president and CEO of the Memorial Hermann Foundation.