OakBend Medical Center has been celebrating local EMS teams around our community by delivering tacos. We know that they deserve so much more, but this is just a small ‘thank you’ for all that they do! We are so thankful for the hard work and dedication these medics exhibit on a daily basis.
OakBend Medical Center once again partnered with Gurecky Manufacturing Service to provide education and physical therapy screenings to employees. ER Director Bill Hamlyn provided education on safeguarding against bloodborne pathogens, and OakBend’s Physical Therapy team performed balance, strength and correct lifting tests.
OakBend Medical Center and OakBend Medical Group’s cardiologist Dr. Cindy John provided education and free blood pressure screenings at the Veranda by Johnson Development Health and Wellness Fair on January 25, 2020.
OakBend Medical Center Emergency Departments participated in Fort Bend County’s Mass Casualty Drill, to prepare staff for mass casualty incidents that may occur. The purpose of these drills is to prepare Fire, EMS and trauma departments for the teamwork it requires to deal with many patients at once. Congratulations to all of our OakBend staff for being well-prepared for the drill and completing it successfully!
This year’s Patchwork of Life fundraiser raised more than $350,000 for a 3D Mammography machine for the Jackson Street Women’s Imaging Department! The event honored Dr. Ivan Mefford, the second ever recipient of the Jeff Council Award.. A lively live auction, raffle prizes and quilt square sales helped raise the funds for another successful year!
OakBend Medical Center volunteers were proud to participate in this year’s AccessHealth Back To School Fair. We provided blood pressure screenings, glucose tests and information about our hospital and its services to over 800 attendees of the fair, located right around the corner from our Jackson Street Campus.
OakBend Medical Center employees donated school supplies and bags to children in the community in need this year. We believe that an educated community is a healthy one, so we’re always doing what we can to set students up for success.
OakBend Medical Center’s annual Seeds of Generosity Employee Giving campaign had its best ever year in 2019, raising more than $102,000 in two weeks. For the past three years, employees have donated to the employee campaign raising more than $295,000. The 2019 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeding $102,000. This year, 400+ employees donated to the campaign, which equates to greater than 40% employee participation.
OakBend Medical Group doctors performed sports physicals at our Williams Way Campus on Saturday, May 18th to local students who need a physical to participate in school-sponsored sports teams. Several OakBend Medical Group doctors were in attendance to provide foot exams, physical exams and sudden cardiac death screenings.
OakBend Medical Center celebrated Police Week in May by delivering snacks and treats to all of the local police departments that protect and serve us daily! They deserve much more, but we are thankful for all that they do!
We were thrilled to host students from the Wharton County Youth In Philanthropy program at our Wharton Hospital Campus on February 16, 2018. The students volunteered their time to assist the hospital with administrative tasks and other needs around the hospital. They also got a good look at how a hospital operates! We love having the opportunity to open our doors to the future of medicine!
On January 23, we joined the employees at Gurecky Manufacturing Service for their annual Lunch and Learn! We provided blood glucose screenings, blood pressure checks, strength testing and demonstrated correct lifting techniques. Kristi Council from our physical therapy department gave a presentation about correct body mechanics and back health. We love being a part of this community!
On July 28, OakBend Medical Group and OakBend Medical Group physicians provided sports physicals to students entering school in the fall. Sports programs often require physician clearance to participate, and OakBend Medical Group doctors went one step further by offering sudden cardiac death screenings in addition to sports clearance physicals. Sudden cardiac death can affect young people ages 13 to 17.
In early April the VFW 3903 volunteer group held a large catered lunch for all the nurses at OakBend Medical Center to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication they show to their patients each day.
To kick off American Heart Month, several of our OakBend Medical Center Volunteers spent weeks knitting and crocheting red newborn baby hats for the new arrivals at our Williams Way campus. Volunteers Arline Franklin, Jeanenne Tucker, Kathy Gerrie and Pat Burks spearheaded the idea and delivered the hats to our Labor & Delivery floor on February 1, 2018.
In November 2016, we were named one of the 26 finalists across the country for the Hospital Charitable Service Awards. We were the only Texas hospital to be named a finalist and was nominated for our Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. In 2012, we began participating in an incentive program referred to as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP). Within the program we have nine projects which include: Chronic Disease Registry, Increase Access to PCPs, Expand Specialty Care Access, Patient Experience, Patient Navigation, Breast-Feeding, Wellness, Medication Management, and Behavioral Health Patient Navigation.
> Our annual “Stepping Out Against Stroke 3K” is growing and going strong. This year over 350 people registered to walk the 3K for stroke awareness. This year, two stroke survivors participated in the walk, along with their stroke therapist. Both suffered a stroke in 2015 but with physical therapy and determination they both walked and completed the 3K.
The Marsalia family wanted to find a way to say thank you to the doctors and staff at our Jackson Street Hospital campus for making the final days of their wife and mother’s life a bit easier. The Marsalia family decided to purchase one of the six new benches anchored in front of our Jackson Street Hospital Campus. They graciously dedicated the bench with a plague inscribed “In loving memory of Thelma Marsalia with deepest appreciation to the OakBend ICU nurses.”