IAHCSMM Infection Control Tips


The Grand Hyatt Conference Center in San Antonio played host to thousands of professionals for the annual IAHCSMM Conference & Expo (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management). Vendors, educators and professional converged to focus heavily of the topic of GI, Endoscopy and the best practices of processing of scopes. In the latest edition of Healthcare Purchasing News, there is an excellent trade recap of the winners, educators, vendors, spotlights and more. READ MORE

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Hospital Development

Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital Opens its Doors

PEARLAND, Texas, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The cranes and construction crews are gone, and in their place is the new, Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital – a 250,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art healthcare facility that ushers in a higher level of quality and safe care to the Pearland community.

Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital officially opens its doors offering a number of high-quality services and specialties to Pearland, Alvin, Angleton, Manvel and surrounding communities.
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The hospital, along with the Convenient Care Center and adjoining medical office buildings, make up a 40-acre, comprehensive medical campus. Memorial Hermann Pearland becomes the 14th hospital in the Memorial Hermann Health System.

“This is an exciting time for us as we open our hospital and I say our hospital because many of our employees, including myself, live in Pearland,” says Mario Garner, Sr. Vice President and CEO, Memorial Hermann Pearland. “We want Memorial Hermann Pearland to quickly become the hospital of choice for the residents of Pearland, Alvin, Angleton, Manvel and surrounding communities.”

With its 64 beds, Memorial Hermann Pearland offers a number of high-quality services and specialties, including orthopedics and sports medicine, neurology, general surgery, heart and vascular, labor and delivery, gastroenterology and urology.

As an added amenity, Pearland Café, located inside Memorial Hermann Pearland, is open to the public serving breakfast from 7:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. daily. While at the hospital, patients and guests can also view Pearland’s historical timeline located just off the hospital’s main lobby. The timeline, which was developed in coordination with the Pearland Historical Society, illustrates the history of Pearland dating back to the early 1800s.

“We wanted our patients and their families to walk through our doors and into a warm, welcoming environment,” says Garner. “The unique architectural design of the hospital – which includes high ceilings and a lot of natural light – promotes a comforting healing environment for all. Equally important, the new hospital offers advanced, state-of-the-art technology to expertly address any healthcare need of the patient.”

The medical campus will offer additional benefits as part of the Memorial Hermann Health System. For example, if a patient arrives at Memorial Hermann Pearland in need of a higher level of care, they may be transferred to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital or Memorial Hermann LifeFlight® can quickly and safely transport patients to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center or Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Memorial Hermann Pearland is located at 16100 South Freeway on the southbound side of Highway 288 near FM 518.

Glenn Willey
Corporate Communications
(713) 242-2581 (o)
(919) 622-0623 (c)

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AORN Surgical Conference & Expo LogiQuip Storage Solutions

AORN Surgical Conference & Expo

Don’t forget to visit our representatives with LogiQuip Healthcare Storage Solutions at the annual AORN Surgical Conference and Expo in Anneheim, California on April 2-6, 2016. Houston Hospital Services proudly represents several lines that will be exhibiting and presenting cutting edge solutions for the Texas Medical Center.

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Hospital Development

New Memorial Hermann Campus Opening!

Houston Hospital Services, Inc. was proud to serve our local community on February 22, 2016. In a recent Community Impact Newspaper (Cypress Edition) article by Shawn Arrajji,  The Memorial Hermann Hospital System expansion continues by opening a Convenient Care Center in the Cypress area north of Houston. Located at 27700 Hwy 290 in Cypress, TX the center is housed on the first floor of a six-story medical plaza that includes an additional 125,000 square feet of medical office space. The ribbon cutting was on March 1, 2016.

For the last year, together with GKL Health Services, Houston Hospital Services, Inc has provided support and solutions to assist the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Cypress, In the next year, Memorial Hermann plans additional expansion adding eight operating rooms, 16-bed intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac catheterization lab and a Memorial Hermann Life Flight helipad. For more information on this article, please visit the Community Impact Newspaper Online.

SGNA Houston

National GI Nurses & Associates Week!


Join Houston Hospital Services, Inc as we celebrate our GI professionals March 21-25. We show our love and support for these important doctors and nurses and are proud to be part of their local Houston SGNA chapter. The SGNA mission is to provide all gastroenterology and endoscopy patients, care providers and collaborative partners at all levels of practice with evidence-based procedural resources that will ensure safety from infections throughout the gastroenterology and endoscopy experience. We celebrate this week and honor all GI professionals.

Click HERE to learn more about SGNA and their educational resources.

SGNA Houston

SGNA Houston Conference & Tradeshow Tomorrow!

On February 27, 2016, Houston Hospital Services, Inc. represents Healthmark Industries at the local Houston SGNA Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow! Located at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Greenway from 6:30am until 5:00pm. Join us to see what’s new from Healthmark Industries and how Houston Hospital Services can help your Gastroenterology departments with the latest tools in reprocessing and cleaning verification. Anyone centered around the Gastroenterology or Endoscopy departments in the Texas Medical Center and surrounding hospital systems are encouraged to attend.

SGNA Houston

SGNA Releases New Infection Prevention Documentation

SGNA (The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.) released new infection prevention documentation for GI professionals. Additionally, there are related educational webinars focused on the newly released documentation. For more information, see this link from Infection Control Today. To sign up for the webinars, Click Here!


SGNA Houston

Join Us at SGNA Houston!

On February 27, 2016, Houston Hospital Services, Inc. represents Healthmark Industries at the local Houston SGNA Annual Spring Conference and Tradeshow! Join us to see what’s new from Healthmark Industries and how Houston Hospital Services can help your Gastroenterology departments with the latest tools in reprocessing and cleaning verification.

To see the full agenda and register for this event, please CLICK HERE!

Cleaning Verification Stations Healthmark Industries Infection Control Tips

Video Of The Week: Flexible Inspection Scope Verification


Did you know that your flexible scope cleaning station could be equipped with a flexible inspection scope verification tool like this one? It’s a small price to pay to ensure that all the ‘nooks and crannies’ are being scrubbed and cleaned of bio-burden. No human eye can possibly detect all the possible places bio-burden may be hiding. Why put your patient and your hospital at risk? Take the extra step and get a better view of your scopes once they have been “cleaned”. Need further verification? Healthmark Industries is the leader is cleaning verification tools for these scopes. With EndoCheck™, ChannelCheck™, Pro-Check™ and HemoCheck™. Click here to learn more or call Houston Hospital Services, Inc at 713-640-5393 for more information!