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Ask OakBend: Coronavirus
January 28, 2020

Ask OakBend: Coronavirus

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.

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room
July 26, 2019

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

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

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Ask OakBend: Rooming In
July 16, 2019

Ask OakBend: Rooming In

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.

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Sudden Cardiac Death
July 2, 2019

Sudden Cardiac Death

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?

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Ask OakBend: What makes a CNA?
June 12, 2019

Ask OakBend: What makes a CNA?

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

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OakBend Medical Center Crawfish Boil 2019
June 10, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Crawfish Boil 2019

Highlights from our annual employee appreciation crawfish boil, held in May of each year!

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Ask OakBend: Processing Lab Samples
April 4, 2019

Ask OakBend: Processing Lab Samples

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

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Ask OakBend: What is Trigger Finger?
April 1, 2019

Ask OakBend: What is Trigger Finger?

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

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How Kathy Reclaimed Her Future
March 21, 2019

How Kathy Reclaimed Her Future

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.

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Ask OakBend: Stroke Walk
March 15, 2019

Ask OakBend: Stroke Walk

Curious to know more about our Stroke Walk? Listen to this edition of Ask OakBend!

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OakBend and Fort Bend
February 19, 2019

OakBend and Fort Bend

Longtime Fort Bend County resident Ray Aguilar explains the difference in care at OakBend Medical Center.

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Ask OakBend: Women in Medicine
January 30, 2019

Ask OakBend: Women in Medicine

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.

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Nutrition Notes: The Mediterranean Diet
January 24, 2019

Nutrition Notes: The Mediterranean Diet

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.

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Your Care Cannot Wait
January 15, 2019

Your Care Cannot Wait

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…

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No Wait Emergency Room
December 11, 2018

No Wait Emergency Room

Why do we have a No Wait ER? Because your care cannot wait.

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Ask OakBend: Lung Health
December 5, 2018

Ask OakBend: Lung Health

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!

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Don Martin Changes His Life
November 27, 2018

Don Martin Changes His Life

After the failure of his diaphragm in 2015, Don thought he’d never go deer hunting again. Then he met Kelley.

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Giving Tuesday – Giving to OakBend Medical Center
November 26, 2018

Giving Tuesday – Giving to OakBend Medical Center

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.

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Fifth Floor Transformation
November 20, 2018

Fifth Floor Transformation

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

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Nutrition Notes: New Nutrition Labels
November 13, 2018

Nutrition Notes: New Nutrition Labels

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>

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Ask OakBend: Radiology Tech
November 2, 2018

Ask OakBend: Radiology Tech

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

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Ask OakBend: GERD
November 1, 2018

Ask OakBend: GERD

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.

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Patient Testimonials: Wharton
October 22, 2018

Patient Testimonials: Wharton

A few of our Wharton staff read comment cards left for them by patients!

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Peggy Spillers: 45 Years at OakBend
October 18, 2018

Peggy Spillers: 45 Years at OakBend

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.

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Nutrition Notes: Cancer-Fighting Foods
October 16, 2018

Nutrition Notes: Cancer-Fighting Foods

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!

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Ask OakBend: Hospital Security
October 1, 2018

Ask OakBend: Hospital Security

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.

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Ask OakBend: Neonatal Nursing
September 17, 2018

Ask OakBend: Neonatal Nursing

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…

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Ask OakBend: Sepsis
September 17, 2018

Ask OakBend: Sepsis

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.

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Nutrition Notes: Cholesterol
September 17, 2018

Nutrition Notes: Cholesterol

Are eggs really bad for you? OakBend dietitian Thao Vo weighs in on cholesterol’s bad reputation.

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Ask OakBend: Immunizations
September 17, 2018

Ask OakBend: Immunizations

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.

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Ask OakBend: Wharton Hospital Campus
September 17, 2018

Ask OakBend: Wharton Hospital Campus

Listen in as we answer frequently asked questions about our Wharton Hospital Campus!

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OakBend Medical Center – Wharton Hospital Campus Now Open
June 4, 2018

OakBend Medical Center – Wharton Hospital Campus Now Open

Our Wharton Hospital Campus is now open.

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Back To Work – OakBend Industrial Rehabilitation
May 24, 2018

Back To Work – OakBend Industrial Rehabilitation

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.

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Close To Home
May 24, 2018

Close To Home

Whether it’s an emergency or your loved one’s recovery, OakBend Medical Center is quality healthcare, close to home.

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Shop Local
May 24, 2018

Shop Local

Local business owner Rosanne Wechter appreciates when her customers shop local–so she chose to do the same when she had an emergency.

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Coming Together: Hurricane Harvey
May 24, 2018

Coming Together: Hurricane Harvey

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.

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Rosenberg Resident Liz Bray on why she chooses OakBend Medical Center
May 24, 2018

Rosenberg Resident Liz Bray on why she chooses OakBend Medical Center

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.

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Joe and Doris Gurecky: Your Support Matters
May 24, 2018

Joe and Doris Gurecky: Your Support Matters

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.

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Victoria Chin Testimonial
May 24, 2018

Victoria Chin Testimonial

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…

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Tonya Andrews Testimonial
May 24, 2018

Tonya Andrews Testimonial

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…

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Watts Family Testimony
May 24, 2018

Watts Family Testimony

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.

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Hospital Week Crawfish Boil 2017
May 24, 2018

Hospital Week Crawfish Boil 2017

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…

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Compassionate Care
May 24, 2018

Compassionate Care

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.

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2016 Growth and Success
May 24, 2018

2016 Growth and Success

OakBend Medical Center is growing fast to serve your needs. To learn about our services and locations, please visit www.oakbendmedcenter.org.

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Hospital Week Crawfish Boil 2016
May 24, 2018

Hospital Week Crawfish Boil 2016

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…

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Stepping Out Against Stroke 3k 2016
May 24, 2018

Stepping Out Against Stroke 3k 2016

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…

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Senior Behavioral Health Unit at OakBend
May 24, 2018

Senior Behavioral Health Unit at OakBend

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…

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The ACE Unit Difference
May 24, 2018

The ACE Unit Difference

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…

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Four Convenient Emergency Care Centers
May 24, 2018

Four Convenient Emergency Care Centers

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…

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Labor & Delivery Services
May 24, 2018

Labor & Delivery Services

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…

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FASD Prevention Press Conference
May 24, 2018

FASD Prevention Press Conference

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.

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Vision 2020 Capital Campaign
May 29, 2015

Vision 2020 Capital Campaign

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…

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Stepping Out Against Stroke 3K
May 4, 2015

Stepping Out Against Stroke 3K

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…

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Invest In Your Health – Carl Ludwig
April 1, 2015

Invest In Your Health – Carl Ludwig

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,…

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OakBend Medical Center & Community
March 18, 2015

OakBend Medical Center & Community

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.

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Gurecky Manufacturing Lunch 'n Learn with OakBend
January 21, 2015

Gurecky Manufacturing Lunch 'n Learn with OakBend

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.

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ACE Unit Grand Opening
January 19, 2015

ACE Unit Grand Opening

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…

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Happy Holidays from OakBend Medical Center
December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays from OakBend Medical Center

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.

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OakBend Medical Center & Community
November 19, 2014

OakBend Medical Center & Community

Grady Prestage, Fort Bend County Commissioner, recalls the experience he had when his daughter was born at OakBend Medical Center.

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Snapshot of OakBend Medical Center
November 5, 2014

Snapshot of OakBend Medical Center

CEO Joe Freudenberger speaks about OakBend Medical Center at the Mayor & Council Dinner at OakBend’s Williams Way Hospital.

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Medical Quackery
September 11, 2014

Medical Quackery

Dr. Ed Uthman speaks to the HEAB members about Medical Quakery at their August meeting.

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Safety Net Hospital Mission
September 11, 2014

Safety Net Hospital Mission

Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert speaks about OakBend’s Safety Net Hospital Mission last month.

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