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Kingwood Medical Center celebrated Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring its board-certified nurses.

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February 26, 2015

Kingwood Medical Center, an HCA Affiliated Hospital, celebrated Heart Month and supported the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® national movement to help end heart disease and stroke in women by showing off their red threads on “National Wear Red Day.” The hospital donated $2,456.38 to the American Heart Association raised from its cafeteria lunch sales on February 6th and hosted Ladies Night Out, Love Your Heart community events on February 19th and 24th to increase women’s awareness about the risk factors and symptoms for heart disease. Over 135 community women attended Ladies Night Out, Love Your Heart events, learning more about women’s risk factors and symptoms for heart disease.

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January 30, 2015

Kingwood Medical Center, an HCA Affiliated Hospital, today announced Interventional Cardiologist Rick Ganim, M.D. has successfully performed the first interventional heart procedure using the “the world’s smallest catheter-based heart pump,” the Impella Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in the Lake Houston area.

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January 02, 2015

Kingwood Medical Center and Dr. Julie Bernell helped Sofia Sisneros and Samuel Cruz welcome their daughter into the world at 12:16 AM on January 1, 2015. Baby Mikeila Virginia Cruz Sisneros weighed 2 pounds and 8 ounces and is 11.5 inches long. Baby Mikeila was delivered 10 weeks prematurely and is receiving specialized care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Women & Children’s Center.

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November 28, 2014

In just two years since obtaining the da Vinci Si robotic-assisted surgical system, more than 400 patients have experienced the benefits of physician-guided robotic surgery at Kingwood Medical Center. For patients, the benefits include less pain, less risk of infection, smaller incisions and less scarring, reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

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October 28, 2014

Kingwood Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

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October 24, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The most important step you can take in preventing breast cancer is to get a mammogram. Our commitment at The Breast Center is to provide the highest quality imaging services and breast care to women of Northeast Houston. We focus on the “whole” woman, and offer comprehensive approaches to providing the very best in breast health, screenings, education and risk reduction.

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September 26, 2014

HCA, which operates 164 hospitals and 114 surgery centers in 20 states and England, and the CDC Foundation today announced a $1 million cash donation by HCA to the CDC Foundation to help support international Ebola epidemic response efforts involving the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their work with partners on the ground in West Africa.

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September 23, 2014

HCA (NYSE:HCA), which operates 164 hospitals and 114 surgery centers in 20 states and England, today announced the signing of an agreement to purchase PatientKeeper®, a leading provider of intuitive software and mobile applications that help physicians access and work with patient information.

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September 02, 2014

Melinda Stephenson, CEO of Kingwood Medical Center, was doused with a large ice-cold bucket of water on August 25 after accepting the challenge to raise awareness for the ALS Association. During the ALS ice bucket challenge, Melinda Stephenson calls on Lake Houston Area community leaders to take on the ALS Ice Bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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