Memorial Hermann offers increased access to healthcare through a team of Certified Community Health Workers (CHWs).
Certified Community Health Workers are located within Memorial Hermann’s Emergency Rooms to connect patients with a medical home and additional public resources.
MH is a partner in the Healthy Women Houston initiative, working to address the rising rate of maternal mortality and morbidity in the Houston area.
Memorial Hermann OneBridge Health Network works to improve access to specialty care for low-income, uninsured patients. Combining donated physician care, hospital services, medication, transportation assistance, ancillary services, and care coordination, ultimately improves patient outcomes.
An estimated 28% of our population have prediabetes - a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
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The Memorial Hermann Community Resource Center at Southwest is located inside Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital professional building. The Center is designed to offer MH Southwest Hospital Emergency department, onsite physicians and care managers, as well as community members with: accessing community resources, some of which will provide scheduled services on site; completing eligibility applications; and, receiving information and education on public health and social services. To date, specific services include: assistance enrolling in public health insurance; applications for public social services (SNAP, WIC, etc.); and referrals to the onsite partners that have begun to provide weekly schedules at the Center (Houston Food Bank, area Federally Qualified Health Centers, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Behavioral Health, and prescriptive assistance). As we work with our clients and community, we are continually assessing the need and opportunities for new partners. The goal is for collaboration with patients, the community, and service providers to result in upstream factors and efforts. Click here for more information.