Katy Business September 2017

| September 1, 2017

AHA’s Allison Capetillo presents award to staff at Houston Methodist West Hospital. (L-R): Dr. Nicolas Nammour, neurology medical director; Lynn Cahill, RN, med-surg manager; Tonia Shelton, RN, stroke coordinator; Allison Capetillo; and Vicki Brownewell, RN, chief nursing officer.

AHA’s Allison Capetillo presents award to staff at Houston Methodist West Hospital. (L-R): Dr. Nicolas Nammour, neurology medical director; Lynn Cahill, RN, med-surg manager; Tonia Shelton, RN, stroke coordinator; Allison Capetillo; and Vicki Brownewell, RN, chief nursing officer.

HOUSTON METHODIST WEST HOSPITAL EARNS STROKE GOLD PLUS AWARD FROM AHA/ASA

Houston Methodist West Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guide­lines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. The hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

“A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Vicki Brownewell, RN, chief nursing officer. Houston Methodist West has also met scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.

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The Living Arches in the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island.

The Living Arches in the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island.

CANE ISLAND DEVELOPER WINS TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS’ DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Rise Communities, developer of the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island, has won the prestigious Developer of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Builders.

The award was presented at the association’s 2017 Star Awards program, part of the Sunbelt Builders Show in Dallas.

“When the top minds in home construction and real estate development give you a thumbs up, that’s certainly speaks volumes for the quality of our work,” says Dan Naef, president of Rise Communities.

Katy’s Cane Island, the 2016 GHBA Community of the Year, also was recognized with Star Awards for Best Billboard, Best Website and Best Television Commercial. Last year, Cane Island was recognized with Star Awards for its Livings Arches arrival experience as Best Community Feature, Best Showroom Sales Center and Best Sales Brochure by a developer.

Established in 1992, the Star Awards are the only statewide tribute to excellence in the home building industry, showcasing the work of Texas real estate professionals in more than 100 categories.

Cane Island offers new luxury homes from the mid $200s to the millions, including those in gated sections and on prized cul-de-sac homesites. Residents enjoy a resort-style Amenity Village along with easy access onto Interstate 10 via the Cane Island Parkway. The community also offers The Estates at Cane Island, a gated custom home neighborhood with Houston’s first street pantries.

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Karen Karapasha with her agency’s award.

Karen Karapasha with her agency’s award.

REAL LIVING REAL ESTATE TOPS HARRIS POLL FOR REAL ESTATE BRAND

Real Living Karapasha Realty has announced that Real Living Real Estate was nationally recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Most Trusted” real estate brand in the 29th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. Real Living Real Estate has received Brand of the Year honors for two consecutive years and is the only brokerage network to be recognized twice in its category.

The Harris Poll EquiTrend Study® ranks the strongest brands across industries based on consumer response.

“Receiving this award for the second year in a row is a wonderful tribute to the strength and reputation of our Real Living Real Estate brand,” said Karen Karapasha, broker and owner of Real Living Karapasha Realty in Katy. “Our agents work consistently with diligence and care on behalf of their clients and this recognition is a testament to that unending dedication.”

Robert McAdams Jr., president of Real Living Real Estate, stated, “Client satisfaction is at the very foundation of the Real Living Real Estate brand… We understand the importance of providing only the best customer experience possible.”

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Jefferson Development will cap off its Firethorne master-planned community in Katy/Fulshear with the construction of an aquatic playground.

Jefferson Development will cap off its Firethorne master-planned community in Katy/Fulshear with the construction of an aquatic playground.

FIRETHORNE NEARS COMPLETION

Firethorne has been a true trailblazer of FM 1463 over the past 12 years, developing close to 3,000 home sites, growing from 0 to 10,000 residents and generating a staggering $1.004 billion in tax valuation for the municipal utility district, school districts and county coffers. As the Katy/Fulshear master-planned community nears completion, developer JDC Firethorne is taking stock, celebrating the success of its 1,400-acre master-planned community.

Firethorne has generated upwards of $400,000 in support of local charities and education through sponsorships, donations and fundraising efforts over the past dozen years – the Katy ISD Future Farmers of America Livestock Auction, for instance. JDC Firethorne purchased a cumulative $330,000 in show animals,which directly funded Katy ISD FFA students’ college scholarships.

The community celebrates the opening of its second elementary, the new Lamar Consolidated ISD’s Katherine Lindsey Elementary in August.

Firethorne has approximately 110 acres containing 372 lots remaining to be developed. Its Model Home Park showcases homes by Ashton Woods Homes, Coventry Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes and Ravenna Homes. At full build-out, these homes will generate an additional $140 million in taxable value.

Family amenities include a resort-style multi-level family swim center, sports fields, a neighborhood Community Center with a meeting room and fully equipped fitness facility, a competitive Swim Center with regulation six-lane, 25-yard-long lap pool and a Club­house for residents’ private functions. Its final major amenity, a family pool and aquatic playground, is scheduled for completion later this summer.

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Lara Hamilton

Lara Hamilton

CHRIST CLINIC ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Christ Clinic, a charity medical clinic in Katy, has announced the selection of Lara Hamilton, RN as its new executive director. Hamilton, who served as the interim executive director, will fill the vacancy created by former director Kara Hill’s departure to join the Christus Foundation. The selection was made by the Christ Clinic’s board of directors in July.

Hamilton, a registered nurse, has been with Christ Clinic since 2012 and has been involved in patient care and clinic operations. Her five-year experience cultivating and maintaining relationships with both patients and volunteer providers will be valuable as she leads the clinic in providing quality healthcare to the uninsured in the Katy community.

“I am humbled and excited to serve as the executive director of Christ Clinic,” remarks Hamilton. “My vision for the clinic is to provide medical care to the underserved in our community in a safe and welcoming place without judgment. Our goal is to make patients feel valued and to experience God’s love and healing grace through our actions. We want to empower people to take control of their health and supply them with the necessary tools.”

Christ Clinic provided care to over 5,000 patients in 2016. The clinic offers ongoing primary care, health promoting classes, mental health support and an after-hours walk-in clinic. The nonprofit clinic operates independently of government or insurance funding and relies overwhelmingly on charitable donations from local churches, businesses and individuals.

The clinic will host its sixth annual Breakfast for a Blessing on Sept. 22 to raise funds to provide health services for thousands of uninsured patients in the Katy area. For more information, visit christclinickaty.org.

 


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