We had a great time at our annual hospital week crawfish boil! We were so excited to finally get back to this tradition after not being able to last year due to the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not even a pandemic can change our standard of care. When Mychael developed COVID-19, she knew she could count on us.
Are you worried about the coronavirus? Infectious Disease specialist Dr. Aly talks to us about spread, prevention and risk in this edition of Ask OakBend.
Do you know where to go when you have an injury? Dr. Schmidt, Emergency Physician with OakBend Medical Center, explains which injuries warrant an ER trip and which can be handled through urgent care treatment. #NoWaitER
What is rooming in, and how does it help moms and babies bond? Payal from our Williams Way Labor & Delivery department explains in this episode of #AskOakBend.
Sudden cardiac death in teens and young adults seems to be happening more and more. Why is it happening, and what can be done to prevent it from happening to your child?
CNAs, or Certified Nursing Assistants, serve as liasons between patients and their nurses and doctors–taking care of their needs, providing meals or simply spending quality time with patients. Angie and Bernice from our ACE Unit tell us a little bit about what it takes to be a CNA. #CNAWeek
Highlights from our annual employee appreciation crawfish boil, held in May of each year!
When you get blood taken, where does it go? Jayne from our Williams Way lab walks us through the process from sample to results. #LabWeek
Do you have a cramping in your thumb or forefinger when you grab things? You may have trigger finger! What is trigger finger, exactly? OakBend Occupational Therapist Kristi Chapman explains in this edition of #AskOakBend. Listen in! #OTMonth
Kathy was a smoker for over 40 years. Until last Christmas, when a special nurse at OakBend helped her see a real reason to quit smoking–and get her future back.
Curious to know more about our Stroke Walk? Listen to this edition of Ask OakBend!
Longtime Fort Bend County resident Ray Aguilar explains the difference in care at OakBend Medical Center.
What’s it like working in a field that is predominately male? Dr. Irene Hernaez has been practicing medicine for 20 years and has some advice for young women interested in a career in healthcare. Listen in to this edition of Ask OakBend.
The Mediterranean Diet has been named the top diet for 2019–but what can you eat? One of our Registered Dietitians Thao explains what foods make up the diet, and how to make smart decisions about portions.
Never wait for emergency care when you come to OakBend. Just ask Wharton County resident Julian Reyna about his experience with our No Wait ER process. Julian arrived at our Wharton Hospital Campus No Wait ER concerned about his condition. Once it was determined that he was having a heart attack, he was transported via…
Why do we have a No Wait ER? Because your care cannot wait.
Can you get cancer from secondhand smoke? Are e-cigarettes less dangerous than regular cigarettes? Respiratory therapist Christy gives us the scoop on all things lungs!
After the failure of his diaphragm in 2015, Don thought he’d never go deer hunting again. Then he met Kelley.
In honor of #GivingTuesday, a few of our hospital’s supporters explain why they give to OakBend Medical Center to help create a first-class healing environment for our patients.
Our generous supporters make moments like this possible! We’re glad to live & work in a community that cares so deeply about the health of its citizens. #Vision2020
The FDA is changing the nutrition label we all know–but why? Thao explains the changes in this edition of #NutritionNotes <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/IZC8zMtghxc” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>
What’s the weirdest thing ever seen on an X-Ray? How do you know what scan you need for what body part? Clint Hudgeons lets us know, and gives a little insight in to his 14 years as radiology tech on this edition of #AskOakBend. #RadTechWeek
What’s the difference between regular heartburn and GERD? OakBend Medical Center gastroenterologist Dr. Nitesh Vachhani gives us a little insight–and clues on what foods to avoid– in this edition of #AskOakBend.
A few of our Wharton staff read comment cards left for them by patients!
Peggy Spillers began her career at OakBend in 1972. Forty-five years later, she reflects on what keeps her committed, and how the hospital has changed.
Are there really foods that can prevent cancer? How many vegetables do you actually have to eat to protect against breast cancer? Find out on this month’s edition of Nutrition Notes with Thao, one of our Registered Dietitians!
It takes a Chief to keep a hospital safe! Listen to Harold Allen, Chief of Security, explain how he does it in our latest episode of Ask OakBend.
The last thing new parents want to think about is their newborn ending up in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit–but it happens more often than you think. Two of our NICU nurses, Lorena and Payal, explain what babies need care in the NICU and what makes their work so fulfilling in this edition of Ask…
Sepsis kills one person in the United States every two seconds–so why don’t more people know what it is? Dr. Sarfraz Aly walks us through the ins and outs of sepsis in the latest edition of Ask OakBend.
Are eggs really bad for you? OakBend dietitian Thao Vo weighs in on cholesterol’s bad reputation.
As measles makes a comeback in Texas, we talk with Infection Control Practitioner Mohammad to ask why vaccination popularity is at a low, and why we need vaccinations in the first place.
Listen in as we answer frequently asked questions about our Wharton Hospital Campus!
Our Wharton Hospital Campus is now open.
When Ruben Flores got injured on the job working as an EMT/Firefighter, he thought he’d never go back to the way things were. With the help of OakBend Medical Center’s Industrial Rehabilitation Program, he’s now back keeping our community safe.
Whether it’s an emergency or your loved one’s recovery, OakBend Medical Center is quality healthcare, close to home.
Local business owner Rosanne Wechter appreciates when her customers shop local–so she chose to do the same when she had an emergency.
As 2017 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on all that’s happened this year. While it’s been an exciting year of growth for our hospital and community, tragedies like Hurricane Harvey remind us that the most important thing we can ever have is each other.
Working mom Liz Bray of Rosenberg knows she can count on our No Wait ER Guarantee when she has an emergency–helping her get in, out and back to her family as soon as possible. Hear why she chooses OakBend every time.
Joe and Doris Gurecky explain why they give to OakBend Medical Center and ensure a legacy for a lifetime. This Giving Tuesday, make a similar gift and leave your mark, too. Visit oakbendmedcenter.org/philanthropy.
Victoria’s used to feeling tired—as a mom to four boys and a Medical Technologist at OakBend, she’s used to not letting little things slow her down. While working in the microbiology lab one day, Victoria began to feel weak, tired and a little numb. She brushed it off at first, but her coworker Krystle recognized…
Tonya Andrews was diagnosed with M.S. in 2005. Since then, she’s had to do the hard work of getting back up again–with help from a service dog named Hope and Lifestyles at OakBend. Lifestyles at OakBend is a uniquely designed program that integrates the way you live into the way you work out. The program’s…
On an ordinary day in 2017, Patsy Watts of Richmond took a fall. Hear why she chose OakBend Medical Center for her recovery and rehabilitation. Click here to read more about our Skilled Nursing Facility.
On Thursday, May 11, we hosted our annual Hospital Week Crawfish Boil for all employees, volunteers, board members, partners and community members associated with the hospital. Following our CEO’s recipe, employees and volunteers cooked 1400 pounds of crawfish to be delivered and served at all of our campuses. A big thank you to our CEO…
At OakBend Medical Center, you are not just a number or a patient, you are family, and you are the most important part of the care process. Visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org to learn more about the services and care we provide for Fort Bend County.
OakBend Medical Center is growing fast to serve your needs. To learn about our services and locations, please visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org.
On Thursday, May 12, we hosted our annual Hospital Week Crawfish Boil for all employees, volunteers, board members, partners and community members associated with the hospital. Following our CEO’s recipe, employees and volunteers cooked 1400 pounds of crawfish to be delivered and served at all of our campuses. A big thank you to our CEO…
OakBend Medical Center’s annual “Stepping Out Against Stroke 3k” is growing and going strong. This year over 350 people registered to walk the 3K and support the stroke program at OakBend. The Stroke Walk, held at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, included breakfast, health screenings for blood pressure and a DJ to entertain the crowd while…
At OakBend Medical Center, our Senior Behavioral Health Unit was designed by experts in the geriatric field specifically for older adults in our community who are experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral problems. Licensed Psychiatrists, Geriatricians and Medical Doctors are available 24/7 for the in-patient program. The Senior Behavioral Health Unit is the only hospital-based program…
OakBend Medical Center’s Acute Care for the Elderly Unit, located on the third floor of the Jackson Street hospital campus, is specifically designed with the elderly in mind. The unit takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving a Geriatrician, Dietitian, Physical Therapists, Pharmacist, Case Manager, and NICHE trained Nurse Manager to provide a specialized care environment for…
OakBend Medical Center’s four Emergency Care Centers feature physicians with advanced training in trauma life support skills and nurses with advanced training in trauma nursing core curriculum and pediatric care. The dedicated nursing staff is credentialed in ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and ENPC. The Emergency Care Centers are affiliated with local nursing schools to provide clinical…
From the moment your labor starts until you take your newborn home, OakBend’s staff, using the latest technology, will do everything possible to give your baby a healthy and loving start. Our highly trained nurses and 30 bed full-service nursery provide a range of services for your well newborn and the newborn requiring special medical…
OakBend Medical Center is the first hospital in the United States to partner with The Arc for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention. On Wednesday, October 14, a press conference announcing this partnership was held at OakBend Medical Center’s Williams Way Hospital Campus.
For 65 years, OakBend Medical Center has provided quality, comprehensive healthcare to the residents of Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas. In an effort to create an environment that reflects OakBend’s commitment to excellence, Vision 2020 is a five-year campaign that will provide for the comprehensive renovation of its Jackson Street Campus. This project…
OakBend Medical Center’s Stepping Out Against Stroke 3K was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Seabourne Creek Nature Park. With over 200 participants, and perfect weather, the Stroke Program was recognized by the American Heart Association for receiving the Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award. Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, and…
Carl Ludwig, a Shoppa’s Farm Supply salesman from East Bernard, Texas, and member of our Health Exchange Advisory Board, recently went through a four month lifestyle change to lose weight and improve his health. After hearing an OakBend Medical Group physician speak at our quarterly HEAB meeting on preventing certain health conditions such as diabetes,…
Community members Jeff & Ann Council speak about their relationship with OakBend Medical Center and their family members’ experiences with the hospital. For more videos, please visit our YouTube channel.
We teamed up with Gurecky Manufacturing Service for a Lunch ‘n Learn on January 21, 2015. Dr. Ceballos from Oakbend Medical Group spoke about diabetes and then the employees participated in health screenings including BMI, Blood Pressure, and Blood Sugar. For more videos, visit our Youtube page.
The Grand Opening of the ACE Unit was held on January 8, 2015. Speakers included: Ron McCann, OakBend Medical Center Board Chair; Joe Freudenberger, OakBend Medical Center CEO; Crystal Lewis, OakBend Medical Center ACE Unit Manager; Dr. Owen Capocyan, OakBend Medical Center Geriatrician; Regina Morales, Central Fort Bend Chamber President/CEO. For more videos, visit our…
OakBend physicians, staff, friends and family wish you a happy and healthy holiday season! Be sure to check out this video and all of our videos on our YouTube channel.
Grady Prestage, Fort Bend County Commissioner, recalls the experience he had when his daughter was born at OakBend Medical Center.
CEO Joe Freudenberger speaks about OakBend Medical Center at the Mayor & Council Dinner at OakBend’s Williams Way Hospital.
Dr. Ed Uthman speaks to the HEAB members about Medical Quakery at their August meeting.
Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert speaks about OakBend’s Safety Net Hospital Mission last month.