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In this blog, you’ll hear from Memorial Hermann’s senior leaders on issues that affect everyone and how we’re pioneering new approaches to make health care more accessible, affordable and equitable.

As the largest nonprofit health system in Houston—America’s fourth-largest city and most diverse metropolitan area, home to the world’s largest medical center—Memorial Hermann is uniquely positioned to lead the way toward the future of health care. And as a community-owned health system, we seek to understand the challenges facing Houstonians and to be part of the solution to those challenges, including the social, economic and environmental issues that contribute to health disparities.

Memorial Hermann’s leaders are committed to creating healthier communities, now and for generations to come. In a rapidly changing health care environment, we are shaping industry best practices and pioneering new approaches to make health care more accessible, more affordable and more equitable. We’re reaching beyond our hospital and clinic walls to address social needs in an effort to promote health on a population level.

In this blog, you’ll hear from Memorial Hermann’s senior leaders on issues that affect all of us, from the gun violence epidemic to the cost of health care to the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. These are complex problems that defy simple solutions. But by working together as members of a community, we can find new ways to make things better. In the posts that follow, you’ll find insights drawn from Memorial Hermann’s legacy of more than a century of service to the Greater Houston community and the expertise of caregivers working at the cutting edge of health care to tackle these challenges every single day.

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    From Hospital Assets to Creating Healthy Communities: How Partnerships and Investments Can Pave the Road Forward for Health Systems

    Health care is in the middle of what seems like a never-ending roller coaster of change. With new disruptions and disruptors emerging daily, traditional health systems have two choices: lean in and adapt or fall behind. At Memorial Hermann, embracing a range of partnerships has allowed us to build a culture of innovation as we work to create healthier communities in and around Houston.

    Health care is in the middle of what seems like a never-ending roller coaster of change. With new disruptions and disruptors emerging daily, traditional health systems have two choices: lean in and adapt or fall behind. At Memorial Hermann, embracing a range of partnerships has allowed us to build a culture of innovation as we work to create healthier communities in and around Houston.

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    Gun violence is a national public health emergency. Here’s what we’re doing about it.

    Firearm-related injuries have become the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States. We need to take action today to give children a healthier tomorrow.

    Firearm-related injuries have become the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States. We need to take action today to give children a healthier tomorrow.

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    Leveraging Marketing Strategies to Support Healthier Communities

    To improve health for the entire community, Memorial Hermann is working to address the social determinants of health –– food insecurity, un- and under-employment, educational attainment, loneliness, health-related behaviors and housing –– that account for 80 to 90 percent of health outcomes. Our marketing team plays an essential role in achieving this vision.

    To improve health for the entire community, Memorial Hermann is working to address the social determinants of health –– food insecurity, un- and under-employment, educational attainment, loneliness, health-related behaviors and housing –– that account for 80 to 90 percent of health outcomes. Our marketing team plays an essential role in achieving this vision.

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    The Importance of Value and Equity in Health Care

    Memorial Hermann and the University of Houston recently partnered with the Houston Business Journal to survey local business leaders’ perspectives on the state of the health care industry, their understanding of value in health care and their perceptions surrounding health equity.

    Memorial Hermann and the University of Houston recently partnered with the Houston Business Journal to survey local business leaders’ perspectives on the state of the health care industry, their understanding of value in health care and their perceptions surrounding health equity.

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    Unlocking Peak Performance: A Perspective on What Health Care Delivery Can Learn From Formula One Racing

    The U.S. health care industry can draw valuable lessons from a sport that has innovated almost as fast as its race cars can accelerate.

    The U.S. health care industry can draw valuable lessons from a sport that has innovated almost as fast as its race cars can accelerate.

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