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Kingwood Medical Center Honors Shining Star

Kingwood Medical Center February 14, 2017

Above: Kingwood Medical Center’s CEO, Melinda Stephenson presents Shining Star and Employee of the Year Award to Joyce Fu, Registered Dietician

Kingwood, TX, Feb. 14, 2017 — Kingwood Medical Center (KMC) honored Joyce Fu, registered dietician as the 4th Quarter Shining Star and Employee of the Year, for inspiring others and contributing to the success of Kingwood Medical Center. The award is part of the Kingwood Medical Center’s service recognition program to acknowledge those employees who go beyond the call of duty, every day.

Joyce Fu has been an exemplary employee since August 1992. For almost 25 years, Joyce has exemplified teamwork, integrity, communication and putting patients first. Her co-workers speak fondly about her, recounting many stories of Joyce’s selflessness and generosity. “Joyce has never received a complaint from a patient, department leader or staff member. She never leaves a patient’s bedside until they full understand their nourishment needs and all of their questions are answered,” stated Melinda Stephenson, CEO of Kingwood Medical Center.

Joyce is an avid baker and loves to prepare treats for her team, department and associates. She finds a way to prepare the sweets with only healthy ingredients and sometimes they are diabetic friendly. In addition to servicing KWMC, Joyce has also been in the army reserves for approximately 13 years, raised two sons, a daughter, and is an active member of The Greater North Houston Diabetic Association. Joyce was overwhelmed by this recognition, stating, “This award is so meaningful to me. All of the other nominees were outstanding; I am just doing my job.”

Stephenson concluded the event by saying “If anyone is deserving of such acknowledgment, Joyce is. 25 years of service given to her patients and co-workers is an accomplishment to be proud of.” For more information on Kingwood Medical Center, contact


About Kingwood Medical Center

22999 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX  77339

Kingwood Medical Center is a 373-bed acute care facility that has provided quality care to the Lake Houston Area for 25 years. It is home to the area’s only comprehensive cardiac care and neuroscience programs. The hospital is recognized by DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and ADA as an Accredited Diabetes Center.

Our Women & Children’s Center provides Level II and III neonatal intensive care units, high-risk obstetrics, a breast diagnostic center, a designated pediatric unit, and the area’s only pediatric emergency department. The hospital also provides surgical services, inpatient rehabilitation, laboratory, diagnostic imaging and emergency services – including a 24 Hour Emergency Care Center in Fall Creek. The Wound Care Center and The GI Center complete the services offered at Kingwood Medical Center: Quality Care, Close to Home.

Kingwood Medical Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, disability, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, payment source or ability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at

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