Katy Business March 2017

| March 1, 2017

Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in Fulshear recently held a “rope” cutting to celebrate its Grand Opening.

Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in Fulshear recently held a “rope” cutting to celebrate its Grand Opening.


Memorial Hermann has further expanded healthcare services in the Katy area with the opening of Memorial Hermann Urgent Care in Fulshear. The clinic represents yet another major investment made by Memorial Hermann in the Katy community over the last few years.

“The recent expansion of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and local openings of a Convenient Care Center and Urgent Care clinic demonstrate our commitment to the greater Katy community and our mission to offer health care solutions that fit everyone’s schedule and needs,” says Jim Parisi, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

Located in the HEB shopping center near the intersection of S. Fry Road and FM 1463 at 5102 FM 1463, Suite 1200, the clinic provides walk-in care from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week. It is staffed by board-certified family medicine physicians Funke Agbasi, M.D., Michael Nguyen, M.D., and Ladan Pourmasiha, D.O., who treat patients six months and older. The clinic also offers convenient access to x-ray and lab services.

“Memorial Hermann Urgent Care clinics provide on-demand healthcare for the times you can’t get in to see your primary care physician, but don’t need to go into an emergency center,” says David James, M.D., Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Medical Group (MHMG). If your primary care physician is a member of the MHMG, records of your Memorial Hermann Urgent Care visit will be placed in your Memorial Hermann electronic health record. This will allow your MHMG primary care provider to easily review your Memorial Hermann Urgent Care records during any follow up appointments. For more information, call 281-574-1104 or visit mhmg.memorialhermann.org and look for Fulshear under “Locations.”


Liz Garcia

Liz Garcia


Houston Methodist West Hospital received the 2016 Exemplary Five Star Service Award for birth registration by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit for the sixth consecutive year.

“We are proud and honored to have received this award once again,” said Vicki Brownewell, RN, chief nursing officer at Houston Methodist West. “This recognition reinforces the commitment of our birth registry team to deliver high quality and personalized care to our patients.”

Houston Methodist West Hospital is
one of only 10 hospitals in Texas to receive the Exemplary Five Star Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in timeliness, customer service, certification and training and accuracy in filing birth certificates.

Houston Methodist West Hospital’s birth registrar Elizabeth (Liz) Garcia accepted the award at the Texas Vital Statistics 62nd annual conference in Austin last month.

For more information about the Childbirth Center and Women’s Services at Houston Methodist West Hospital, visit houstonmethodist.org/west or call 832-522-4200.



Brainy Learning Club provides learning development support for all K-12 subjects including Pre-AP and AP subjects, SAT/PSAT/ACT/AP and STAAR test preparation, math enrichment and competition preparation as well as enrichment for Gifted and Talented (GT) screening.

Brainy Learning Club knows that each child may have a different learning style, and their tutors customize the tutoring to each student’s learning style in small groups of not more than three maximum, employing strategies to help build self-confidence and continued success. Brainy Learning Club also offers Robotics and Science camps during school breaks and chess coaching all year. Call 832-437-4580 or visit BrainyLearningClub.com to learn more about their passion for learning.


The resort-style Amenity Village in Katy's Cane Island, a master-planned community by Rise Communities.

The resort-style Amenity Village in Katy’s Cane Island, a master-planned community by Rise Communities.


Rise Communities, developer of the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island and the Texas 288 master-planned community of Meridiana, has been named Develo­per of the Year by the Asian American Real Estate Association.

Rise Communities was recognized for the quality of its two new communities and for hosting community events which draw families to both Cane Island and Meridiana, according to Dorothy Yee, president of the Asian American Real Estate Association.

“The efforts of Rise Communities, including the build out of the Cane Island and Meridiana Amenity Villages ahead of their new homes, certainly caught the attention of our Realtor members,” says Yee.

Concerts, festivals and other public events in both Cane Island and Meridiana also played a role in selecting Rise Communities for the award, she adds.

“We greatly appreciate this award as acknowledgment of our efforts to develop two unique, highly amenitized communities,” says Dan Naef, president of Rise Communities.

In addition to recognition from the Asian American Real Estate Association, Rise Communities’ Cane Island was named 2016 Community of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association, one of the top honors presented annually by the GHBA. Cane Island also received GHBA PRISM awards for Community Entrance of the Year, Recreation Center of the Year and Landscape Design of the Year.


Fajita Pete’s new Katy Mason restaurant kicked off the grand opening with a huge turnout.

Fajita Pete’s new Katy Mason restaurant kicked off the grand opening with a huge turnout.


Conceptually designed to focus on to-go, delivery, and catering options, Fajita Pete’s grand opening attracted over 1700 people to join in the family-friendly festivities.

Covered by tent and equipped with tables and chairs, it didn’t take long for lines to form with eager first-timers, ready to try fresh-of-the-grill fajitas. Families and friends, snacked on popcorn, released fajita-fueled energy off in the bounce houses and took part in the 104.1 KRBE DJ hosted prize give-aways. The afternoon-long event welcomed nearby communities to get a taste and feel for everything Fajita Pete’s has to offer, including its fresh and high quality ingredients that have made this Houston-based Mexican restaurant a popular alternative to pizza and Chinese food delivery.

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