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    Many Faces of the Hidden Souls: Medical and Neurological Complications and Comorbidities in Disorders of Consciousness

    HOUSTON (May 21, 2021)

    This is the first large retrospective cohort study on the primary medical and neurological complications and comorbidities in persons with DoC. A total of 146 patients admitted to a specialized inpatient DoC rehabilitation program from 1 January 2014 to 31 October 2018 were included.

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  • PBS NewsHour

    How Gabby Giffords is using music to rewire her brain after being shot

    HOUSTON (April 8, 2021)

    Dr. Gerard Francisco, Chief Medical Officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann and Chair of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UTHealth, talks about music therapy for the brain.

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    Houston Newsmakers: ReelAbilities goes Virtual

    HOUSTON (February 14, 2021)

    Rhonda Abbott, Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, talks about TIRR Memorial Hermann being a founding partner and supporter of the ReelAbilities Festival.

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    How Gabby Giffords Used Music to Regain Her Speech

    HOUSTON (January 15, 2021)

    How music therapy helped U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords find her voice after being shot.

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    'We are so fortunate' | Polio survivor gets COVID-19 vaccine

    HOUSTON (January 14, 2021)

    A Kingwood, TX woman who contracted polio as a child before the development of vaccine vowed not to miss out on getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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    Houston woman to play basketball for Team USA at Tokyo Paralympics

    HOUSTON (November 25, 2020)

    Kaitlyn Eaton started playing wheelchair basketball at 5 years old. She was born with a condition where part of her spine missing.

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    ER doctor who survived COVID-19 reunites with family after 3-month battle

    HOUSTON (July 24, 2020)

    An ER doctor from Louisiana survives COVID-19 after spending weeks in the hospital and going through rehab at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

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    'COVID toes,' lung scarring among long-term effects of coronavirus, expert says

    HOUSTON (July 20, 2020)

    A UTHealth/Memorial Hermann doctor talks about the long-term effects of COVID-19.

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    Specialized program at TIRR Memorial Hermann helps COVID-19 patients recover

    Houston (June 24, 2020)

    Most patients who survive COVID-19 after being treated in ICU, need to undergo rehabilitation to get their mobility back. TIRR Memorial Hermann has created a program specifically designed to help these patients.

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    "Our rehabilitation programs can mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19."

    HOUSTON (June 23, 2020)

    Gerard Francisco, MD, is chief medical officer for TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital and chairman and professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School. He spoke with TMC News on June 3, 2020. From what we heard about COVID...

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    Rehabilitation of critically ill COVID-19 survivors

    HOUSTON (June 11, 2020)

    Survivors of critical illness from acute respiratory syndrome and the prior SARS epidemic suggest that critically ill COVID-19 survivors may experience a wide range of sequelae, resulting in long-lasting physical, cognitive, and psychological dysfunction. Early rehabilitation can mitigate these c...

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    High School Principal Who Nearly Lost His Life to COVID-19 Discharged

    HOUSTON (May 19, 2020)

    Lake Creek High School Principal Phil Eaton was unconscious and using a ventilator for nearly three weeks at Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands. "I shouldn't be alive," he says. After spending 21 days on a ventilator fighting for his life, Phil Eaton spent a month as a TIRR Memorial Hermann-The Woodl...

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    COVID-19: Screening and triage challenges in people with disability due to Spinal Cord Injury

    (May 11, 2020)

    People with spinal cord injury (SCI) represent a unique diagnostic challenge as it relates to coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals with SCI develop a myriad of physiological changes that not only increase their risk of morbidity from COVID-19, but may also mask the presentation of a...

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    Cy-Fair area teen recovering after ejection from vehicle

    CYPRESS, TEXAS (July 24, 2019)

    Lacy Johnson, 17, has recently begun regaining function in the left side of her body thanks to TIRR Memorial Hermann.

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    Hospitals to list service costs online Jan. 1 due to new federal rule

    HOUSTON (December 27, 2018)

    Hospitals will be required to post the cost of their standard services online, starting Jan. 1, 2019. Patients will be able to compare prices before seeking treatment.

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    Out of Control: In Texas, the cost of one crash

    HOUSTON (December 5, 2018)

    The crash injured Anzaldua so badly that he initially could not speak or breathe on his own. It was weeks before he could swallow on his own. He spent almost two months at TIRR Memorial Hermann, one of the premier rehabilitation facilities in the country.

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    Remembering President George H.W. Bush's impact on the Texas Medical Center

    HOUSTON (December 3, 2018)

    Houston disability rights activist Lex Frieden, one of the ADA’s authors, told TMC News this year that working with Bush was a defining moment in his advocacy efforts.

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    After two years, Montgomery County child still recovering from polio-like illness that is now spiking in U.S.

    THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (November 25, 2018)

    On the Fourth of July in 2016, Braden Scott came down with what seemed like just a summer cold. But a couple of days later, when the 5-year-old couldn’t swallow and was having trouble walking, his parents took him to urgent care in Beaumont. But Braden continued to get worse, so his parents...

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    The story of Hiram, a Texas child who during his few years of life has struggled to overcome various disorders

    HOUSTON (November 20, 2018)

    Since the birth of little Hiram was diagnosed with Charge syndrome and, for this reason, had to undergo different treatments and operations that would allow him to continue alive. Today, at 4 years of age, he has managed to overcome medical prognosis, walks by his own means and communicates with ...

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    Patient with spinal cord injury returns to military, school thanks to TIRR Memorial Hermann

    HOUSTON (November 9, 2018)

    The impact from the accident tore Sneed’s spinal cord from the base of her skull. Two weeks later, Sneed was transferred to TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston—the No. 2 rehabilitation hospital in the nation—for in-patient care. Although she was unable to talk, walk, move her limbs...

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    Paralyzed just six weeks ago, A&M student gets back to walking

    HOUSTON (November 2, 2018)

    What started as minor numbness in her face, by the end of the day, she was completely paralyzed. “It’s a disease where the body, something causes it to attack itself. It attacks the nerves," said Dr. P. Jacob Joseph with TIRR Memorial Hermann/UT Health. Dr. Joseph says the exact cause...

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    Young Katy Dad’s Hardest Job Ever: Coming Back from a Stroke

    KATY, TEXAS (October 18, 2018)

    Keith Smith, a 40-year-old father of two, spent four weeks in the Memorial Hermann Katy ICU following a stroke last February. Once discharged from the acute care hospital, Keith began intense rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital – Katy, part of the Memorial Hermann Reh...

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    Keeping busy helps woman fight breast cancer

    HOUSTON (October 3, 2018)

    “I sat down with my doctor to come up with a plan to allow me to continue to teach class as I went through chemo. My doctor said, ‘You’re not sick. You might have cancer, but you’re not sick.’” Her medical oncologist is Dr. Michelina Cairo. Her breast surgeon i...

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    Memorial Hermann: Planning for the future of your health

    HOUSTON (October 1, 2018)

    Dr. Kristyn Greifer with Memorial Hermann Health Plan and Memorial Hermann ACO stops by to share the importance of Medicare Advantage plans.

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    Lack of sleep could increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

    HOUSTON (September 27, 2018)

    An Alzheimer's study found that excessive daytime sleepiness may cause plaque buildup in the brain that's considered a hallmark of the condition. A leading Houston sleep doctor said this study should be a wake-up call to everyone. "This should be something you think about and one of the many reas...

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    Boy uses Siri to save life of grandmother having stroke

    HOUSTON (September 26, 2018)

    A 7-year-old boy is being credited with helping save his grandmother's life by using Siri. Noble Koontz was with his grandmother, Evon Pruitt, on a business trip on Sept. 17 when Pruitt suffered a stroke. Koontz realized something wasn't right with his grandmother because she was unable to use he...

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    Out from Under: How one surgeon survived two tragedies

    HOUSTON (September 4, 2018)

    After Eugene Alford suffered six broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken shoulder blade from the accident, he went through rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

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    Most Admired Nonprofit CEO: Chuck Stokes

    HOUSTON (August 23, 2018)

    The Houston Business Journal named 48 business leaders as honorees for the 2018 Most Admired CEO Awards, including Chuck Stokes, president and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System.

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    Most Admired Nonprofit CEO: Chuck Stokes

    HOUSTON (August 23, 2018)

    The Houston Business Journal named 48 business leaders as honorees for the 2018 Most Admired CEO Awards, including Chuck Stokes, president and CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System.

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    Health systems launch collaboration to improve care for Medicaid patients

    HOUSTON (August 22, 2018)

    Seventeen health systems have launched a national collaboration through the Avia innovation network to develop more effective ways of serving their Medicaid populations.

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    Texas Medical Center hospitals recognized among the nation’s best

    HOUSTON (August 14, 2018)

    TMC institutions named among Top 10 hospitals nationwide in several medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

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  • Woodlands Online

    Veteran scuba diver walking again after therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands

    THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (August 14, 2018)

    For Katie Sorrentino, her Mother’s Day scuba dive started off as normal as the hundreds of dives she had completed over the last 35 years. The veteran, licensed diver was on vacation with her family in the Bahamas when she experienced symptoms of decompression sickness or “the bends.&...

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    Stratford football player Ben Miller battles back after traumatic injury

    HOUSTON (August 5, 2018)

    A Stratford High School football player, excelling in the sport he loves, saw his life flash before his eyes. The end result - an appreciation for everything we all sometimes take for granted.

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    Spotlight: Lex Frieden

    HOUSTON (July 2, 2018)

    This year, 2018, is 50 years after I graduated from what is now TIRR Memorial Hermann, 40 years after we founded the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) Program at TIRR and 30 years after the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center opened.

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    Baytown teen accidentally shot in head walks at graduation with senior class

    BAYTOWN, TEXAS (June 14, 2018)

    A Baytown teen who suffered from a gunshot wound due to an accidental shooting was able to walk the stage with his senior class.

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    Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center offers new procedure for recurring strokes

    THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (January 29, 2018)

    As part of Hellard’s recovery plan, he was referred to TIRR Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands for inpatient rehabilitation. During treatment, Hellard was referred to an interventional cardiologist/heart disease specialist.

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    Alive inside: How a Houston hospital restores patients with severe brain injuries

    HOUSTON (December 11, 2017)

    Across the country, thousands of people with severe brain injuries are wrongly labeled as unconscious each year. Among them, a small number make it to a Houston rehab hospital, where those with even the worst injuries get a shot at recovery.

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    Kothari: It’s time to talk about life, death and brain trauma

    HOUSTON (December 11, 2017)

    Thousands of people are wrongly labeled unconscious after severe brain injuries each year. Some have their life support withdrawn; some are sent to nursing homes and left to lay in bed, aware but unable to show it. A fortunate few make it to a Houston rehab hospital, where those with even the wor...

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    Memorial Hermann Recognized Nationally for Adoption of Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

    HOUSTON (November 17, 2017)

    The Joint Commission last week recognized Memorial Hermann Health System as a 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ Expert Contributor for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data.

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    Meet Chuck Stokes

    HOUSTON (November 1, 2017)

    The fly-fishing paintings and golf course photos in Chuck Stokes’ office are there to remind him that he should take time to relax - but there hasn’t been much down time.

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    Meet Deborah Gordon, CLO of Memorial Hermann

    HOUSTON (November 1, 2017)

    Memorial Hermann is one of the largest integrated health care delivery systems in Texas, with more than $5 billion in total operating annual revenue and more than 25,000 employees.

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    How Houston hospitals fare in new U.S. News rankings

    HOUSTON (August 8, 2017)

    TIRR Memorial Hermann again ranked as the second best hospital for rehabilitative care in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the nation's best hospitals, released Tuesday.

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    Willis teen pushes through paralysis, set to walk in May

    THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (February 10, 2017)

    A Willis teenager paralyzed from the waist down in a serious auto accident last year is on track to walk across the Sam Houston State University stage for his high school graduation in May. "Walking honestly wasn't even a goal (in the beginning)," said Matthew Haynes, TIRR Memorial Hermann The Wo...

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    Stem cell treatment could help paralyzed patients move

    HOUSTON (January 15, 2016)

    Paralyzed from the neck down, 20-year-old Louis Tontodonato has enrolled in the first clinical trial testing the ability of stem cells to repair spinal cord injuries and restore sensation and movement in quadriplegics.

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    Best Of 2014 Winners

    HOUSTON (January 1, 2014)

    Check out the 2014 Best in Health Care winners in north and south Texas.

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    Robot Leg Gives Near-Normal Mobility

    HOUSTON (September 25, 2013)

    Dr. Danielle Melton's opinion on robotic control systems for prosthetic legs in Michael Smith's article, "Robot Leg Gives Near-Normal Mobility" in MedPage Today.

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    Houston school bombing victim shares perspective on Boston explosions

    HOUSTON (April 16, 2013)

    Director of the Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, discusses the psychological implications of losing a limb on KPRC.

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  • The New York Times

    Doctors Detail Giffords’s Progress

    HOUSTON (November 3, 2011)

    Dr. Kim said that Ms. Giffords had no memory of the shooting, but that that was normal for someone with this kind of injury. The rest of her memory seems to be intact, he said, including her long-term memories of things past and her ability to remember new events and people.

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    Giffords' neurologist finds poetry in gray matter, blue skies

    HOUSTON (May 22, 2011)

    Kim spoke with Houston Chronicle medical reporter Todd Ackerman about the wonders of the brain, his feigned childhood proficiency in kung fu, and why he likes Houston better than more celebrated cities he's lived in.

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For the 32nd consecutive year, TIRR Memorial Hermann is recognized as the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and No. 2 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best Rehabilitation Hospitals" in America.

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