HOUSTON METHODIST WEST HOSPITAL RECEIVES $16K DONATION FROM LOCAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Houston Methodist West Hospital recently received a $16,000 donation from the Willow Fork Ladies Association. The money, raised through the Association’s annual breast cancer awareness event “Pretty in Pink” will help patients who need support for breast cancer related issues. “We are thankful for the support and generosity of this community-minded group,” said Wayne Voss, chief executive officer at Houston Methodist West. “They can be assured that their donation will make a positive impact on local patients.”
Through its Breast Care Center, Houston Methodist West provides women the most advanced options and comprehensive services for breast health, including 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, ultrasound biopsies, stereotactic biopsies and MRI-guided biopsy. Cancer services range from prevention and diagnosis to advanced treatments, follow-up and survivorship. Additionally, the hospital offers screenings, educational events, second opinions, clinical trials, genetic testing and support groups.
The recent financial contribution brings Willow Fork’s total hospital donations to more than $80,000 since 2013.
“It is a great honor to be a committed partner of Houston Methodist West,” said Allyson Hoag, president of the Willow Fork Ladies Association. “We understand the importance of supporting women right here in our community.” For more information, visit houstonmethodist.org/west or call 832-522-5522.
COUPLE WELCOMES TRIPLETS AT MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL
The year started off on a high note for Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital when Robert and Lindsay McClellan welcomed triplets into their family on Jan. 6.
“We already have one son, Rory, but we knew we always wanted one more child. When Dr. Corovessis said I was pregnant with triplets, we were shocked! We’re so excited for our new, big family,” said Lindsay.
Baby boys Conor and Kelly and baby girl Remi are the first triplets born in the new expansion of Memorial Hermann Katy, which includes a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As designated by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Level III NICU is capable of caring for babies born as young as 28 weeks or those who are critically ill. According to the March of Dimes, more than 90 percent of triplets are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks.
“Any pregnancy with multiples increases the risk for complications. Before Memorial Hermann Katy had the Level III NICU, we would have recommended mothers like Lindsay deliver their babies in the Texas Medical Center in order to have access to that level of care,” says Catherine Corovessis, M.D., an OB/GYN affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy. “While the McClellan triplets were very healthy overall, they were born a few weeks premature and did need to spend a little time in the NICU. It’s important that expecting parents ask about the levels of care that are offered at a facility, should complications arise.”
The McClellans say all three babies are now at home in Katy and doing well.
“It was such a comfort to be able to deliver my babies close to home, knowing Memorial Hermann Katy was able to provide a higher level of care, had we needed it. Now our biggest concern is keeping up with our growing diaper needs!” jokes Lindsay.
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