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Fresh update on "texas medical center" discussed on Houston's Morning News
"Is 5 18 here in Houston's Morning news. Alright Soul yesterday, the governor Which was predicted 11 days ago here on this radio station. 75% capacity for restaurants. Here's the truth of that. And just about any restaurant owner will tell you this. That it doesn't have anything to do with how many people you can put in a cz. Muchas it has to do with how many tables you have. How many square feet of Ford do you have? How do you maintain 6 ft distance so we can go from 50 to 75 for a small restaurant. It doesn't mean that they can increase their capacity at all because they still have to maintain the 6 ft distance. So in reality for a lot of smaller restaurants, this really the only thing that really helps them at this point. He's just opening everything up, saying you can have as many customers in there as you want. But of course, that was enough is sure already told you that was done enough for the mayor. Yesterday. I had the opportunity to listen to the governor's remarks today, using the hospitalizations. As the determining factor for the spread of the hours. I know he's allowing a restaurant, retail establishments jams on others to open at 75%. That is a little bit more aggressive than I would and I would prefer in announcing the next round of re openings preferred course. Would be to move forward but to be more cautious rather than aggressive. Because the positivity rate still needs to go down much more. As Dr Per said, We're not at like 1% in New York and in Boston. I think it's right around one or 2%. You know the last number that we reported with 6.1 for this week? So we still need to crush this. This virus and until that is done, or vaccine and effective vaccine comes on the scene is better to be more cautious. Tend to be aggressive, especially when we're about to approach the flu season. And many of our kids are getting ready, for example, and if you wish to return to campus learning Well, give me a break. Here's here's what I would like to know, because he never defines it. What? What? What is cautious in his mind what he obviously considers what the governor's doing too aggressive. He never defines. What cautious is. What would you like it to stay where it is? And 50. Would you like it? See it Increased six, says he's still talking positivity. Or is he now talking hospitalization? No, he was talking positivity talk in New York City, 1%. So evidently, he wants to down on one purse. Oh, if you go to the Texas Medical Center, which is where the hospitalizations for the most part occur here in Houston. They're positivity rate. Is below 4%. You know, Where is he getting this 6%, Which is probably why he's calling for 1% What He's given examples of 1% because he knows it's below 5% we know. And we've heard Methodist in some other hospitals in the state of Texas. There now releasing and going back to these special units for other illnesses. They they're disbanding their covert units. Yeah, well, just remember here this is this is the goalpost always moves. Oh, yeah With politicians. It does. And this is politics and the goalpost is moving again for Mayor Turner, 5, 21 time for traffic.
"texas medical center" Discussed on WJR 760
"One person was shot and killed during a third night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the shooting of Jacob Blake by police. They're shooting took place near a gas station. That was being protected by what a report calls armed men. The man shot. Jacob Blake was badly injured. He had a bullet, according to his attorney, sever or almost completely severed. His spinal cord has holes in his stomach had his small intestine most of that removed as well as his colon, and he was shot also in the arm. He will be recovering for a very long time, but he is expected to survive. Hurricane Laura moving toward the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. The Hurricane center is warning of the usual damages. This could be a Category three or four when it hits land along the Coast speech from the first lady Melania Trump Cap the second night of the Republican National Convention. I have been moved by the way Americans have come together in such an unfamiliar and often frightening situation. It is in times like this that we will look back. And tell our grandchildren to kindness and compassion, strength and determination way were able to restore the promise of our future. A Michigan state government employee teamed up with his barber's wife and together, federal prosecutors say they stole over a million dollars in unemployment money 41 year old Germaine Rose, who is a claims examiner with the state unemployment insurance agency. Not together with his barber's wife, 36 year Old Serenity pointer to swindle more than a million dollars and unemployment aid money, according to the federal prosecutor, Brazil A Slater of Harper Woods died while in police custody at the Harper Woods Jail in June. But the medical examiner says she died due to natural causes. Cardiac dis arrhythmia. The woman's death ignited lots of protests outside of the Harper Woods Police Department charging racism. The state of Michigan reports 779 new cases of Copan, 19 and 20 new deaths from the day before the Lions canceled their practice. As a protest the world Market update sponsored by Mother Waddles, Donate your car tow mother wattles and help the poorest of the poor called 313 Wattles, well after several days on the upside China's market Had a big loss. Tokyo was up. However. The London 4100 is flack. Dow Futures are down. I'm Decatur Jr News.
Houston-based Texas Medical Center releases new metrics to track coronavirus spread, guide reopening decisions
"Mark now for cases of positive Cove in 19. The number of hospitalizations though down now, yesterday was 7500 now is down to 7216. That means it's declining. Yes, folks, the Texas Medical Center, starting up new covert 19 tracking metrics now That they say will give us all a better picture of things. They include the reproduction rate. We're not talking about what you normally thank the reproduction rate of the virus and the positivity rates at Texas Medical Center hospitals, the SEC and the A. C C. Say they're
Houston - Texas Confirms Record Number Of Coronavirus Cases And Hospitalizations
"Texas. Health officials are reporting another single day record of new covid nineteen cases Tuesday with ten, thousand, seven, hundred forty five cases and eighty seven deaths. This is third time in seven days that the state has reported at least ten thousand new corona buyers cases over two hundred, seventy, five thousand confirmed. Cases are being reported here in Texas now. The Medical Center says the average. Average number of people testing positive for covid nineteen is four times higher than it was during the peak in April sixth several of the early warning indicators, the hospital systems attract have ticked into the yellow moderate concern level. Still new hospitalizations continue to remain relatively flat after several straight weeks of rapid increases. The Texas Medical Center remains in face to of expanded intensive care capacity with more. More than twenty four hundred people hospitalized for covid nineteen, some eight hundred eighty six people have died with the illness. Now here's some interesting results Michael that we received from Rice University. A team out there says even though corona virus cases are surging. A sizable number of people are feeling less anxious about it. More than three thousand people have taken survey through Rice's Cova Nineteen registry. Thousand nine percent of them report a decrease in their anxiety about the pandemic, as time has gone on sixty seven percent say they've about have the same level of anxiety. When the pandemic began only fourteen percent say they've grown more anxious. Some other takeaways from the survey Michael Respondent say they're doing more of the activities. Health experts encouraged to stay safe, so that's good news. Ninety percent say they're washing hands more often. Fourteen percent say they're using facemasks frequently and on the other hand, though thirteen percent of respondents. Respondents say they're no longer limiting outings to only essential activities, something experts have advised against
Houston Hospitals Navigate NY-Like Surge, Mixed Messages
"Now here in Houston health officials over at the medical, center say sixty two thousand coronavirus cases are being reported across our local region. Close to four hundred people are being admitted to the MED center each day. That's been the case since the end of June a month ago, the average was about one hundred people a day. The Texas Medical Center remains in phase two of its intensive care capacity plan at the current ICU growth rate Michael Medical Center leaders think it's unlikely they'll have to move in face three within the next two weeks now as cases surge. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is still calling on the governor to order a two week. Shut down while Governor Rabbit has said putting the state back on lockdown is a last resort, but the state is doing what it can to help. Fight the spread of the virus. A US army medical force arrived in Houston yesterday. Health officials say the eighty five member task force comprises of medical and support professionals from the army reserve, and they'll use a wing out in the United Memorial Medical Center and start transferring covid nineteen patients from other hospitals to help lighten the load and build more efficiency and capacity space for these hospitals and quickly Michael. A medical resort is opening up in the Willow Brook area. This will be a nursing home that's been vacated and it'll be used to take care of patients who've been hospitalized and who are on their way to recovery to medical resorts are already currently in Operation
Houston Hospitals Seeing Surge In Coronavirus Admissions
"In Houston, 2673 patients have been hospitalized in general care with covert 19 961 in I C U Texas Medical Center is at 105%. I seeyou capacity 46% of the I. C U patients have covert 19 The CEO of Hera's health says it's alarming. I can't begin to tell you how distressed I am thinking about the stress both mentally and physically that my staff are suffering through, carrying for the overnight in patients, a condition that is preventable Governor Greg Abbott Tails Houston's Fox affiliate. It's essential for Texans to wear facemasks. Or else the state may have to pursue more
Surge in virus hospitalizations strains Houston hospitals
"Deal with a surgeon Corona virus cases just in the Houston area. The number of patients and eating an I C U bed has risen every day for the past week. McKeon is the CEO of the Texas Medical Center in Houston. We used to be known as one of the states that had it completely under control, and now we're in the top two or three states that are looking at this massive surge, he says. Even when beds are available, there is not enough staff to take care of the patients lying in them. Meanwhile, a
Patients waiting for beds in Houston hospitals are actually waiting for enough staff to treat them - KTRK-TV
"Texas is trying to deal with a surgeon Corona virus, but there is a problem even when beds are available. There's not enough staff to take care of the patients lying in them. Bill McKee and his CEO of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, We used to be known as one of the states that had it completely under control. And now we're In the top two or three states that are looking at this massive surge just in the Houston area. The number of patients needing an I C U bed has risen every day for the past
Houston hospitals are transferring patients to free up beds
"And used in the number of intensive care patients is now exceeding capacity of Houston's Texas Medical Center hospitals and I see you bids are being added, and patients are being moved around in South Texas had all going stark counties of issued shelter in place for residents. Because they've run out of hospital beds altogether in Austin hospitals are expanding. I seeyou capacity to other beds because hospitals are full, but the concern of city leaders is having enough medical staff for all those hospitals in
"texas medical center" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"You know our parents should die of old age they shouldn't have to succumb to corona virus because somebody doesn't want to wear a mask or because somebody's not doesn't want to follow protocol during a crisis at today's coronavirus task force briefing doctor found cheap to what he called societal responsibility saying that what is happening in hot spots now can affect other parts of the country including states that brought their numbers down north sorry many ballpark as thank you we're gonna turn now to the other hot spot of Houston where hospitals are running out of space the city is considering using a stadium complex as overflow but there is positive news out of that city one I see you she says lessons from early on in a pandemic have helped them learn how to treat these patients Janet Yellen is outside a busy hospital in Houston good evening Janet your taxes is shutting back down the governor today closing bars across the state at noon and reducing restaurant capacity to fifty percent this state was among the first to reopen opening the door to an unrelenting search as night here in Houston they're locking down even further level one red alert issued for the Houston area today judge Lina Hidalgo telling the region's five million residents stay home today we find ourselves careening toward a catastrophic and unsustainable situation the advisory calls for no gatherings of more than one hundred people as hospitals in the Texas Medical Center now reports intensive care unit one hundred percent full the state reported more than fifty one hundred cove and patients are currently hospitalized another record high for the fifteenth consecutive day we currently are running three covert ice using we're standing up today for covert ICU and probably early next week the fifth probably by the end of next week at six so this is.
Daily coronavirus cases hit new high as states mandate masks
"We begin tonight with the dramatic spike in virus cases throughout many states, most notably Texas and Florida both states rolling back reopening. Dr Anthony Fauci sounding new warnings today. Florida California Arizona Texas places like that. There really is a difficult situation. Because as individual states, cities locations are opening up They're really saying a a serious concern of increase in cases, and it isn't just because they're doing more testing, there are more cases. There are more hospitalizations in some of those places and soon you'll be seeing more debts if you. You. Say you're going to go back into lockdown? They'll be an absolute pushback on that. You might have to do it. You never take that off the table, but before you do that. How about doing the things that we said all along? You should do for goodness. Sakes avoid crowds. Wear masks when you see most of the young people. I totally understand. The desire and the urge since you've been locked down so long to go out and just let it let it rip as they say just go out and have a great time. You've got understand that A. we're seeing more and more situations where young otherwise healthy people who get infected. Ill, so you have a responsibility to yourself, but as important is that when you get infected? Even if you don't have any symptoms, you apart of the dynamic process of propagating pandemic. That's killing people. Taxes has become one of the nation's most critical hotspots. There's fear things are so bad. Hospitals are on the verge of being overwhelmed. Dr Salil Bondar is an emergency room doctor at Houston Memorials Herman and is with us live tonight Dr Dari. Give us a sense of what it's like there right now. I mean. It's a very critical time in this city without a doubt. Just just to give you an example, our idea where we're at a prior to June first, we had about one hundred sixty patients across our hospital systems that were in fact with Covid, and now we're at about five hundred patients. Hospital systems that are infected with covid and even yesterday we had six thousand new cases. In Texas a Covid, so there's definitely a high degree of concern amongst everybody here at the hospital in our hospital system and and all throughout the city. What are you seeing in terms of the ages of people being hospitalized, and those being admitted to the ICU, because we're hearing a lot that it is younger people contracting the disease, and those are the new cases, but if so, then then, why are they being hospitalized and wire? They being admitted to the ICU. We did not see those young ages when we went through this here in New York. No that's definitely. That's definitely a paradigm shift that we're seeing a little bit more that we were seeing before. There are larger percentage of younger patients better coming into the hospital competitive before. The good thing is, is that usually? They don't end up staying in the hospital for as long as some of the older patients but that is something new that we are seeing compared to before the slightly larger percentage of patients of the younger population. What's capacity at this point in the hospitals handle the surge. And that's a great question. I think there's been a lot of misinformation about that buys wanted to give you a better understanding of where we're at met. Specifically right now. The Texas Medical Center We have one one thousand, three hundred thirty beds that are available, normally are normal capacities, one, thousand, three, hundred thirty, and yes, those beds are pretty much full at this point in time, however we have prepared for surge capacity as well, and that's about three hundred seventy three additional beds as at search past. If those fill up, there are about five hundred additional beds beyond that potentially. We could utilize as well so right now we have extra bedroom to to care for some of those people using our surge capacity, but if the rates continue as they are right now if the rates continued to the degree that they are right now, two weeks from out, could be very very different story. Tell us about some of the treatments that you are using. Do you have access to disappear? And if so, do you have to ration it? Yes so we're definitely using. For Sure A. Lot of the ICU patients especially there have been some new trials that have come out from the UK about about some steroids as well that can use a text methadone. That we are looking into. In addition, but at the end of the day there's still no vaccine for this, so we still need to do everything that we can toward off people coming into the hospitals, and it's all about all those preventative measures that we've been saying for a long time that that I think Houston really needs to make sure that we follow and do all of those things otherwise two weeks from now. We're GONNA be in a very very difficult situation, even worse than now that we may not be able to come back from Iraq now we can handle it, but we just hope it doesn't get even worse than it is right now. Governor Abbott did roll back some of the reopening plans today including shutting down bars and rafting. Is that enough from your perspective or does he need to close more? I. That was definitely a needed step. without a doubt may end up needing more than that I here in the city of Houston judge. Lena Hidalgo has issued a stay at home advisory for for all residents of Houston and I think at the end of the day we we all know. What to do for this viruses, no mystery as to how to to flatten the carbon, bring down the curve. We know that what works what doesn't. We know that we just need to stay at home and and avoid contact with all those. Extraneous people are going out to different places. We know what to do and I think we may end up needing more than that, but we'll kind of see how it goes. But for right now. That was definitely a needed a good step.
Texas, Florida slow reopening as virus cases surge
"While vice president Mike pence says states have been re opening safely and responsibly to states Florida and Texas hit by a surgeon coronavirus infections are putting the brakes on re opening Florida governor Ron de Santis if you go from June first until now the number of cases from twenty five to thirty four have almost tripled just in less than a month now CBS is Danya Bacchus Texas is seeing a similar surgeon infections a day after saying the state's re opening would pause governor Greg Abbott ordered bars closed and impose new restrictions on restaurants pretty clear that these measures by themselves won't be adequate in Houston and elsewhere hospitals are nearly full the Texas Medical Center says it's icy you beds
Houston hospitals say they can handle Covid-19 spike as reopening pauses
"Had for Houston hospital leaders here for the Texas Medical Center having to reassure everyone after all the scaring tactics of national press they say they're ICU capacity is fine despite the recent increase in testing positive a corona virus patients now Houston Methodist CEO doctor mark boom he says their ICU beds yeah they're almost ninety percent full but that's why you have those beds there you know we are seeing younger patients we are seeing a shorter length of stay we are seeing lower mortality and we are seeing lower ICU utilization right now with the dynamics we are seeing with the honest at this point time it's not all covered some of it is just heart patients that's what they do their concerns have been rising after the Texas Medical Center said this week that they were at ninety seven percent capacity but you know here you go
"texas medical center" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"I just saw that this second it just makes sense that we are fanning the flames night this time this is not good yeah I saw the tweet it was a shocking thing to say that I won't dignify it with any further comment the move comes as president trump has taken a tough line against protesters have been demonstrating after the killing of George Floyd a new this morning several states are seeing spikes in covert nineteen cases including Texas and Florida Dr Umair Shah is the executive director of Harris county's public health department he told CNBC he's concerned about the rising numbers in and around the Houston area and the inconsistent message being sent by government officials it's a tough question you know I I will say that there was a contribution to our re opening across the country right re opening means you're gonna have increased people getting together and and potential for transmission but what we don't know is how much that has contributed we also know when I call it is a layering of fact it's all the re opening but on top of that it's milestone events like mother's day Memorial Day weekend you know activities graduations and all come in to play then and it becomes really hard today and untangle it I'm sure you're watching your hospitals very closely what can you tell us tonight how close to capacity or emergency rooms and and hospitals in general well you know we've been watching a lot of indicators are our county leadership led by judge Lina Hidalgo and and even in the city with marathoner there's been a lot of real activity we've been working with our Texas Medical Center colleagues you know TMC Texas Medical Center is the largest in the world and they're in the incredible amount of institutions I'm M. S. twenty year you know number of TMC institutions what.
Coronavirus Update with Dr. Peter Hotez
"My Name is Dr Peter. Hotels and I believe that everybody in the United States deserve access to new drugs and therapies vaccines for cove in nineteen regardless of their ability to pay Arina. Sorry Dr Hotels. Thank you so much for joining us again. A lot has happened since last. We spoke some of it. Good and a lot of it bad. Can you just give us an overview about the status of the pandemic in America right now? Well of course the big over you for the US was this really horrible humanitarian tragedy in New York New Jersey Connecticut in the northeast. And we're still not nearly done. It's probably still going to go on for a few more weeks but I never thought we would see that level of the station in terms of death and admissions to the hospital in intensive care unit. And it's given me a real perspective on how things could go terribly wrong here in the United States so for me. Now it's all hands on deck and making certain that what happened in New York especially in places like Queens New York which you know I know you know very well would never happen again elsewhere in the US. Well I mean you call that a humanitarian crisis. Why do you identify it as that? Well it's the level of suffering that I'm seeing and it goes beyond you know it's not just the ticks of the number of deaths. I mean we're hearing about scores of schoolteachers. For instance getting sick and dying. And even you know there was an article that really broke my heart about the doormen New York. Yeah numbers of them have gotten sick and died and I went to medical school and Graduate School in New York at Cornell and Rockefeller. And you know you'd have a bad day in the lab and you just take a walk and the only people up at that hour would be guys standing in the doorway and on some evenings. They'd be your only friend and you'd have a little. You know nothing little informal chat with them and and that all those people are getting so sick and dying is really heartbreaking. So that the situation in New York and New Jersey and the thing that I'm really concerned about now is whether we really learned our lessons from New York and New Jersey. Why do I say that's so? For instance here in Texas. We saw what was happening in New York. We implemented social distancing early on really ahead of the virus so we never saw peak anything close to resembling what happened in New York and New Jersey. And that's been great. We've not had a huge number of admissions in the Texas Medical Center to the hospital the ICU we've got some. But it's definitely a manageable problem but now I think we're starting to hear from the governor that now they're anxious to open things up again right and relaxed social distancing even though a number of the epidemiologic models and I know the epidemiologic models are not perfect they have their flaws are basically saying for some states like Texas. We need to maintain that social distancing until June. One until we go back to containment vote and the problem is that the governor's in many parts of the south and the West. Just don't have the appetite for that. They're going to open things up earlier than June one. And maybe even by next week or the week afterwards and I understand the realities of closing down the economy. I understand the hardships that many people are facing that. They're not getting a paycheck and I understand the need to open segments of the economy. The piece that bothers me is that I'm not confident. We have the public health infrastructure. That's been put into place in order to manage what's going to be a new surge. We don't have places of business well set up to do testing a regular basis. We don't have the staff in place from public health agencies to do the contact tracing. We don't have syndrome surveillance activities in place so I'm very worried not so much for the next few weeks but I'm worried we're going to start to see a brand new round of searches that could even dwarf the ones. We've been seeing what happens starting over the summer. So I'm very worried and going on cable news a lot explaining this that come July and August if we don't have national plan in place not only around the economic recovery but linking at the public health we could even see unfolding situation. That's worse than we saw in March and now the first couple of weeks of April. Well the thing that I don't understand is has it. Peaked and with governors wanting to open up their states. Will there even be a single national peak or are we just going to keep peaking state by state and not get on the same page with this? And is it necessary to get on the same page? That's basically the worry right. The peak in New York according to the models is already happened a few days ago and one in Texas maybe in another week or so and then the numbers are starting to go down. The problem is we often forget. This is like the eye of a hurricane just because the first wave of the hurricane hit and you see the eye doesn't mean I go outside and play. It means the second part is coming so that part has to be considered and then not having a system in place to prevent a bigger resurgence in the summer of great concern. Because if you look at the models and yeah anybody can do this by the way. It's that's what I'm thinking about the models that they've set up in Seattle is anybody can go to just go to health data dot org and you can click on your state and see what's happening the models basically show a peak and then decline going all the way to August and don't really try to predict what's going to happen after that because they don't know what's going to happen in terms of relaxing social distancing by understand the urgency to relax social distancing. It's just that with out a plan in place for my during it. We're just asking for a huge problem. Potentially much bigger than the one. We've already faced
Houston - Rep. Dan Crenshaw on Fighting the Coronavirus
"Welcome back this is the Ben Shapiro show joining us online is represented in Crenshaw represented for Texas's second congressional district to point to the homeland security committee and budget committee down is a brand new book out called the fortitude American resilience in the era of outrage it's a must read it really is excellent in thanks for joining the show appeared okay Sir I am doing well thanks for having me been so when we begin obviously with the the situation around the country with regard to covet nineteen so obviously we are seeing the numbers roll in that they're really ugly what's the situation down in Texas because we've heard sort of conflicting media reports about our area's locked down what policies that should be implemented in Texas yeah it definitely is a hit as hard as New York by any stretch or Louisiana or many other parts of the country there's probably a number of reasons for that we we we live with social distancing a much more so than typical New Yorker white or even somebody from LA or San Francisco so I I monitor the number of new cases here in Houston daily and that they're increasingly early but not exponentially and that continues to be good news our hospitals are are far from being overwhelmed were also quite accustomed to dealing with disasters and our our hospital they've often prepared accordingly now we have the Texas Medical Center here in Houston which is the greatest greatest in the world so we're feeling pretty good R. as as far as what are locked down is it it's a safer at home order so it's not nearly as strict as saying California or New York which are more shelter in place orders and we can we can go out to we can get take out we can we can go grocery stores but you know but for the most part the federal guidelines are being implemented here so when we look forward to at the development of the virus it is very difficult to tell based on the modeling where this thing goes or how we get out of it because they're the modeling basically says you're supposed to stay in place for now they're saying weeks perhaps months all the way up to beginning of June maybe I. N. the model from university of Washington is currently being revised downward in terms of number of hospitalizations number of insulators that are needed the death tolls are coming in fairly well below where those estimates were even a week ago they've they've lowered it now over the weekend to eighty thousand by August first which is still a terrible number but it was ninety five thousand about five days ago so what are the factors that you are looking for and taking into consideration in terms of how we get back out there when we re open economy and how it's done yeah when we look at these Kirsty people have to understand something the area under the curve is basically the same and so the whole point of slowing the spread in taking actions that we're taking right now it was too quite quite literally slow the spread into our public health system to catch up so what I want to see from our leaders but the local level and the federal level is is a strict adherence to a time line just IT needs that we we we we have to balance out the what what is it your public health crisis from the economical side because of the night I spoke to doctors here in Houston yesterday they're not allowed to do a lot of procedures even other hospitals are empty okay so people are putting off lane of potentially life saving procedures cutting off healthcare there's going to be consequences here there are consequences to an economic downturn whether it's increased suicide or depression rates whatever what have you divorce rate they're they're a real public health concerns here that that are outside the the concerns of the pandemic there has to be balanced here I think everybody realizes that but but there's this but there's this fear to actually set a a hard time line where we say okay you know what we're done with our tactical retreat I'm using military terms here I would call we're doing a tactical retreat okay we ran into the enemy we weren't quite prepared for that and to me so we retreated a little bit we need to get our centers about us we need to reload our ammo get our supply lines ready but then we actually eventually have to go and attack back in attacking back means living our lives in either opening society while we fight the pandemic the measures we have to be looking out of things like how many ventilators are we able to produce right now looks about and this is this is the minimum about five to seven thousand more ventilators a week now there's actually many more being produced that we just can't really measure as easily because they're being produced in the private sector oil and gas companies here are reformatting their factories produce more ventilators we're producing way more PP were ramping up our production rapidly and we're looking at ways to build field hospital so there's a lot of preparation on the public health side and that is occurring and we need to help people I think a little bit more clearly that that's the point of the isolation that's the point of the social distancing and then that ends when we actually come out and fight we unite we fight we get our supply lines in place and we actually we actually move forward because we have to balance that out we have to I I I think it's totally unrealistic to think that we continue the lockdown for months on end that that that that's not the same all yes so what does it look like when we come out of this there's been a lot of talking about you know people wearing masks social distancing mass events still we are not taking place like the RNC is posting place in August obviously so the DNC now and what you know the election in November there's been talk about a second wave that it happens in the fall it basically seems to me that the medical developments will be with the medical developments will be that the that the testing the testing will be what it will be that the I. C. using the ventilators will be what they will be and this can be very difficult to say to people that we want you to lock down again for months at a time can come September that there's going to have to be some sort of transition to a new normal until point when we have that you know we can go back to some sort of some sort of real normal also I've yet to hear sort of the factorial decision making from the trump administration as to when we go back to work so president trump is very encouraging that he wants to go back to work but he doesn't want to be a permanent change between the government and the American citizenry and that's something I'm missing from Democrats who seem to want to use this crisis as an opportunity to radically re shift the balance of power between citizens and the US government but it seemed time if you really nice you know the inputs are so that we could have some level of predictability like okay when it gets below this number we can talk about people who are below the age of forty going back to work when it gets below this number we can talk about you know how we reopen certain businesses or events of a particular size we haven't seen any of those sorts of models put out there yeah and and we have to decide I I've seen I've seen some suggestions I think I said I saw Scott Gottlieb say listen after fourteen days if if we're seeing a continued decrease in the new numbers of cases or deaths that's a good indication that we should be re opening that segment of society and another way to look at it is in the R. factor below one or above one as far as the contagion backer meaning if your person is infected how many people are you expecting of it is that the less than one well then you're on track to reopen the economy you could you could like you said let's just decide what it's going to be and we need to give people that predictability I I I am still in favor of even even without those specific factors we need to set a time line and we need to decide that we are just going to fight this and there are going to be new normals but we can live in that new normal whether it's we all wear masks now we all wear you know we all don't touch each other now but we can also still get back to work you know on a micro level Americans are pretty good at problem solving okay so we had an office and it was set up this way well we can still work there we have to set it up this way now we can also we should also be investing heavily in the in the testing regime that's one thing I didn't mention heavily heavily heavily in the testing regime but also testing for antibodies so you can you can imagine a future near future where we can ramp up the production of millions and millions of these tests to test for antibodies to see who is actually in me and we'll get them right back into the work force them to get that certificate of health with what that whatever it is but these are the kind of mo this is the kind of mobilization that we need to be thinking about and setting a timeline to because we have to give the economy and our society some
Houston-area COVID-19 cases climb to 922
"O'clock number of cases in the Houston area at nine twenty two as we speak Harris County two hundred forty cases the city of Houston two eighty six in our area eight people have passed away in the state of Texas you've got at least twenty eight hundred twenty cases thirty seven people have lost their lives city of Galveston closes all public beaches in the city PMR is extending flood insurance renewal policies to help customers affected by the pandemic you now have a hundred twenty day grace period to renew your policy instead of thirty days Harris County jail inmate tests positive officials say thirty more inmates are showing symptoms metro says two employees have covert they are cancelling all park N. rides except to the Texas Medical Center and from the this will make you shake your head category Harris County sheriff ed Gonzalez is a fourteen year old boy has been charged after allegedly coughing on produce as a prank at a grocery store the teen is facing a charge of tampering with consumer
Children's hospital in Houston combining with Galveston
"And Shriners hospital for children in Houston Texas Medical Center will close in twenty twenty one to consolidate area care at its larger Galveston hospital the Houston Chronicle reports the decision was not based on financial concern but rather driven by a desire to build one premier hospital closure will combine all for specialty care departments making them available to patients in one place the director of marketing at the Shriners national offices says it is still too early in the process to know what it will do with the existing building in the Medical Center after
"texas medical center" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"And now or see a hundred people day in August two thousand fifteen I walked into an elevator and something unexpected happened to set the stage I was in Houston Texas when I was up what's called the Texas Medical Center it has a lot of skyscrapers I was in one of them when I walked into that elevator there was a lovely lady who was holding up and inside the bag it appeared to be a whole lot of vegetables there was a gentleman in a suit standing next to me who turned to the lovely lady and she she said those are beautiful vegetables is there a whole markets food on this floor and she said no I was just at my doctor and after I received a clean bill of health he said hold on just a second I set up the story's gonna change I thought he was gonna come back and give me a prescription but instead of handing me a prescription he handed me this bag and inside the bag were to zucchini is two tomatoes and a banana and the gentleman the suit said to the lovely lady what kind of doctor gives you a prescription of vegetables and not so vile D. or a mock Cicilline and she said you haven't met my doctor my doctor is named Joe Gulati and his prescription for me is vegetables I'm Chuck Garcia welcome to a climb to the top stories of transformation my guest today is doctor Joe Galardi Joe is a hepatology just which means that.
How are seniors coping with the use of electronic health records?
"A thanks to the insurance providers and their demands on doctors shift toward electric delivery of medical care. Most of us can still get a normal doctor's appointment. And, and we still wait the same amount of time, at least, but when we get in there, we don't get as much time with the doctor anymore. Do we well know because it's been baited the doctor spends more than fifty percent of their time, just tapping on the computer and that means sometimes not looking right at you. And then they're doing this work, you know, after hours. Yeah, I've noticed a lot of that in recent doctors appointments, they've got that laptop because they have to have that little sheet for you to take home. That says everything you talked about in there, which is never everything he talked about. And it's getting a little bit frustrating, but how much time you said about half their time I guess, spent filling out forms arguing with the insurance companies. That's what I'm hearing from some doctors is that about right? Yeah. Because the, the electric records are not all that intuitive, you would as you would think, and you have to you know, they have to be accurate. So you really have the, you know, make sure all the details so there and that you've crossed all the teeth. And is there any way for for senior patients, especially for people say, older than seventy or seventy five who really just aren't aren't that technically savvy? Is there any way to get around this whole patient portal? Electron. It communication thing. You know, you know, they, they worry about people hacking into, you know, the, the emails physicians, you know, and they worry about, you know, the protected information and, you know, I think that we could employ people those the cost, but there's more there's more care management, and that, that care manager might have more time to speak to you about different things. And then bring the, the salient questions back to the duck. That's not a bad idea. There's gotta be a way to, to help us. I guess are there any? Any privacy issues other than what you more for the for the doctors files. But what about for the patients themselves with the patient portals? Have you heard any problems with that not necessarily just said it's it's difficult for people to use? And, you know, if you're computer savvy, fine. But if not, it's, it's very frustrating, but you're not you're not computer savvy. You'll never get a doctor a note to the doctor, it'll never happen speaking up. Did you see that dumpster full of records that ah doctor's office through away up? I think on the north side of town somewhere on the news last night. No. A practice was bought and sold, and then bought again, and somebody in that office dumped. Fifteen twenty boxes of medical records into a dumpster, so shredder. Would been easier. I want to spend some time talking about what you and your constituents are trying to put together for seniors and I'm here and talk of this. We mentioned it earlier age friendly health systems. What, what exactly does that entail? So help system was the name given to what we and other people around the country of China do for a while. And that is make the health system, more focused on the needs of the older patient. And so what the, Johnny Harper foundation and the institute for healthcare improvement did, along with the American hospital, sociation and the Catholic hospital. So situation wants to put together a program that could be easily adapted from health system to health system, inpatient and outpatient. Okay is the long term plan to build age friendly clinics first, and then grow them into hospitals or does it make more sense, to build hospitals, first, and then open clinics that follow that model and move patients into hospitals when it makes sense. You know, I don't think there's any appetite of the build the more hospital beds, because they're so expensive one point seven one point eight million dollars per new bed. Holy cow wasn't expensive. No need to do that. Because the patients are ready, they're already occupying hospital beds, what we have to do is build the systems and the processes around the patience that served. Yeah. There's more infrastructure than actual physical structure to be built. I guess it hope the people listening to this program, realize that if they were to get behind something like this, by the way, if they're in a position to contribute financially that they're sort of helping themselves down, the I'll tell you what. Dr if I win the lottery, one of the first big checks his to the consortium. I don't want my name on a building. I really don't wanna place where I can go where the doctor's know how to take care of me that, that won't be too much to ask. I hope it will not to calm in the check. I can assure you. I just want just want to know that there's going to be somebody there who knows about old people when I get there. Dr krummel, Dr from UT hills consortium on aging, let circle back for a second to this current situation in the country, eight friendlier, not how many how many more dedicated facilities do we need specifically for seniors before you you'd feel comfortable. Well, you know, since is it's hard to just now. Go to facilities difficult even to come to the Texas medical center live nearby. But I could imagine that in the city of Houston, if we had one at least in every quadrant, get to help people in the outpatient centers can be spread throughout the city. And then I think that we would we would have a really good start. Great start. You mentioned serving more you mentioned, only thirty five certified Jerry Trish in the entire city of Houston seven hundred thousand seniors. That's death. Not a really good ratio. Is it? Well, the homework force for older. Adults is woefully understand not just the doctors but the nurses and physical therapist and primary care givers in home care giving. And so that's what we're really working on at UT health is developed teaching programs and expand our teaching programs to that. We can. Crane, more people in the specifics of age appropriate cares. The clock is really ticking for, I think it's something like fifty thousand of turning sixty in this country every day is their time to put the right procedures in place and educate enough doctors and, and therapists, and nurses, so that you and I are going to get the care we deserve as we continue age. Well, you know it's, it's, it's not too early. Let's getting a little bit too. No. I think that I don't think that everybody has to be a full-fledged geriatrician. So that if you could give like we're doing, mini course to our wonderful hospital memorial Hermann at the Mets center. And then there's a Jerry tradition is the medical director for in her advice and oversight. Then I think that we could do that. So we're we're going to be looking at offering. So these more of these many fellowship, so that we import as much knowledge as we can without people having take years to do extra study. We're down to one minute is Medicare the solution here can Medicare even afford to cover what we're talking about here. Well, no. Because in my world in geriatric, we are Medicare for all. Yeah. So, and that's it, you know, you, if you take just the population of people on Medicare right now that it does cover the coast, since so. That's why we hope that this h friendly care in addition to providing better quality will also reduce costs, so that the money that is there in Medicare will go further and serve more
"texas medical center" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Center, Texas medical center. Now, I could go on and on her research mission is to advance the progress of the safe and effective use of health and cancer through innovative thinking systematic methodology and collaboration interactions through the university of Texas system and global research community in the long and the short of it all is she's a terrific researcher lecturer, she's on a mission to help educate people how they can avoid some of the pitfalls related to developing health problems, which are preventable. She's here with us today here today. Absolutely great to hear your voice again. Hope you and your family are doing fantastic. Yes. Absolutely. It's been off to a good start in twenty nineteen. All right fantastic. Let's get right into this. Again, Dr Smith, what is your role at the university of Texas health, and what is the focus of your current research. So I know you just officially get my official title. But my role is basically to take what we learn in the lab and bring it to clinic and in clinic to make observations and develop research questions to bring back to the lab and evaluate them further to hopefully, advance patient care, and my research is really focused primarily on the human papillomavirus and obesity, and using nutritional supplements to help eliminate both of these factors in cancer prevention arena for both men and women are are researchers apparently Ben in women, but it all extrapolates to men as well. Okay. So then you have students that are also what following you and helping you with your research. I work with those pharmacy students as well as medical students here McGovern medical school, and in various components of our research project, both on the lab side and in clinic. Okay. So tell our audience because I think a lot of people have heard about human papillomavirus or HPV. There's certainly television commercials trying to compel adults to get their attention related to their children how prevalent is HPV, and how can we protect ourselves against it. Okay. So the human papillomavirus HPV is fairly prevalent overall. There is over two hundred strains one hundred that are found in human and about forty strains are low with HP and fifteenth strains are high risk. And when we what do we mean by high risk means that they could cause cancer. And we asked me, but the CDC estimates that about seventy percent of the adult population has been infected with H P B at least once in their sexual life in a sexual history as long as you've been sexually activity. You probably have a high likelihood you've been exposed the good news is majority of people with a healthy immune system. Clear the infection on their own in about six to eight months. You can clear the virus on your own with a good, strong how the immune system. So protecting yourself obviously, minimizing exposure good barrier. Protection is the only way to prevent sexual transmission? And using some kind of barrier methods like a condom and how ever and that's not always feasible to. So and the other way is the vaccination, and there is a nine valid vaccination that's out now. Ideally, it's to help prevent HIV infections. However, it doesn't change any of the screening guidelines. And the jury is still out on the long term benefit of HP vaccine. You know, there's a lot of research on going looking at the long term follow up. It's only been about a decade. And so we're still learning about it. But it definitely is one possible way to help prevent HIV infection and both men and women. And then there is ways to help strengthen your immune system. And that's really where our research has focused in on looking at nutritional supplements. And particularly we've been working with HEC to help strengthen the host immune system to work more effectively to clear the infection. Even after you've been infected. All right. If you're just tuning into the program, our special guests is doctor Judith Smith. She's a research researcher and associate professor of the department of obstetrics gynecology and reproductive sciences at the university of Texas health govern medical school and director of women's health and integrated medicine research program there and Joseph, you know, when you say that people are listening to this conversation for the very first time that seventy percent of people who are sexually active are exposed to this HPV or human papillomavirus. That's pretty scary that I, you know, the person hearing this for the very first time seeing what you're kidding me. I think I'll stop having sex that if that's the case. It is intimidating, and it's also kind of the counter argument is that I I like to put people's mind at ease. 'cause when we think about a sexually transmitted disease people generally get very down on themselves and shameful when they've been diagnosed with an S T D. Well, the human papillomavirus is so prevalent that you know, it's more women than men that you know, it's it's almost every not everyone, but a good majority of people do get infected with this eight virus because it's so easily transmitted and undetectable for the most part, you're as dramatic until we've tested for it or develops into a problem. Now, you mentioned seventy percent of people are exposed to that are sexually active of that seventy percent. How many people have you determined that will actually develop the HPV the one that's dangerous that can lead to other health consequences? Well, HP becomes a problem when it becomes persistent infection, which means extending beyond that two years. So like, I said majority of people will clear the infection on their own. It's when it becomes a persistent infection. And that's about ten percent of the people who become infected develop that persistent infection. And that's when we have a problem. Okay. All right. Very good stand by Dr Smith, we're gonna take a break and come back with you got more questions of you. And just a moment. It just seems like you hit on something that's very important for our audience to know about. And that is that it's inevitable that the majority of people are going to be exposed to this this microbe in some manner at some time, therefore, it'd be hooves a person to be ready for immunologically. So that you have the opportunity to rise to the occasion get rid of it quash it. Your immune system. Take care of it. If at all possible, and that's exactly what she's here to tell us all about Dr Judah Smith. We're going to get more of that what you can do personally to help yourself out. She mentioned something called a H CC..
"texas medical center" Discussed on KTRH
"In spoiling joins us now clinical dietitian with memorial Hermann, Texas medical center to analyze share good morning. Good morning. So tell us about this is this a new study, this is this a new finding or has this been around in his just kind of being. Publicized. I know a lot of people who skip breakfast thinking. It's good for. It's a good way for them to watch their their calorie intake. Right. You know? I think we've always known that eating breakfast was important. And now we can really see some of the research coming out that shows not only is it just important for school children. You know, we learned that many years ago that kids needed the breakfast to perform well in school, guess what? So do adults and not only to perform in our work that also just for health. It just gets the day going it nourishes your body. You're able to stay focused do activities, your brain and nerve cells wanna be bad when you get up. But we're not exactly talking about the chocolate. Danish the donuts. Of so many people have had fallen to the point of toast. Even I mean, you're you're just run yourself on carbs early in the day because you get that immediate booze carbs and caffeine. How does that affect you? As the day wears on. What happens is if all you're doing is eating carbs, your body's going to continue to want carbs in your blood sugar does not say stable your blood, sugar's going to go up with carbohydrates all of carbohydrate becomes glucose in the bloodstream, and then it's going to drop and people with diabetes, usually specially touchy diabetes, which was to study are not always taking medicine. They may be taking medicine. They're not on insulin that they are usually taking medication many people control it with diet up. All you do is take in carbohydrate your blood sugar goes up. And then it drops it never stabilizes. If you have a breakfast with complex carbohydrate protein and fat. The mixture is what stabilizes your blood sugar. So.
"texas medical center" Discussed on KTRH
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What is autoimmune arthritis? Symptoms and treatment
"Shara fryer here with Dr Francis Williams, a Rheumatology specialistic Kelsey CBO clinic, Dr Williams what's the difference between arth rightous and rheumatoid arthritis. Well, Cheryl arthritis is really a generalized term, referring to inflammation of the bones and joints. For example, osteoarthritis is the more common form of arthritis. Typically occurring in older patients. It's a degenerative disease with localized symptoms usually due to overuse and the natural aging process, whereas rheumatoid arthritis can affect younger patients even in their twenties. It's an auto immune disease, meaning your body at Texas self it can produce symptoms affecting your entire body. Like what it may start with low grade fevers followed by stiffness and swelling in the fingers and rich it progress to larger joints, such as knees and shoulders often accompanied by excessive fatigue is there a cure. There is no known cure. But we have treatments to help manage symptoms, reduce pain and minimize the disease. Progression left unmanaged, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to disability and reduced life expectancy. So it's important patients. See a doctor with plenty of knowledge about this disease such as rheumatologist yes
Lab-grown lungs transplanted into pigs
"News if you're on an organ. Transplant waiting list it can be a long rough. Wait that's especially true for people needing lung transplant says donor lungs, are hard to come. By now. There may be new hope. Thanks to new research being conducted at. The university of Texas medical center at Galveston scientists there has successfully created. A new lung for a pig using the animal's own. Cells and that idea is not. New creating new organs from the recipients owned cells is something of a holy grail in medicine such Oregon's would significantly reduce the risk of, rejection of these organs often fail because they. Do not properly developed blood vessel networks but. Researchers at UT EMC have used a new method to build pig lungs that not. Only filled with air but continued to grow, after transplant, developing those blood Vessels it could be great news. For the nearly fifteen hundred, people currently awaiting lung transplant in the
Video Game Sales See A Huge Increase During First Half Of 2018
"Either an exciting business development or a sign of the demise of civilization spending on. Video games is way way up I'm Geoff Colvin. Of fortune magazine within side business this year is shaping up to be. Phenomenal for the video game industry total consumer spending on games in the US was up forty percent in this year's first half. To nineteen point five billion dollars this is not. A young industry far from it so. A forty percent increase is astounding most of that surge, came from spending on game. Software which total seventeen billion, dollars mobile games grew the most but spending on video game hardware hit a seven-year high in the year's first half and hardware spending generally rises much higher in the. Second half during the holiday season the spending surge is only likely to increase with the release of red dead redemption to set to release. October twenty six from rockstar games Creators of grand theft. Auto anticipation of the new game is. Running exceptionally high among players and other retailers are scheduling, the release of their big. Titles so they're not caught, in the retail blast zone of red dead among the games creating the biggest financial impact this year are of course fortnight plus activision perennial hit candy crush Ubisoft far. Cry five the best selling console game of the year so far and Sony's God of
"texas medical center" Discussed on KTRH
"Luxury apartment complex near the Texas. Medical center Tesla's CEO Elon Musk facing several class. Action lawsuits now plaintiffs. Claiming that he's trying to manipulate. The price of the. Stock with hints of taking the. Company private Aretha Franklin the Grammy award winning Queen of soul said to be in grave condition at a Detroit hospital, the, seventy, six year old has denied previous reports that she suffers from pancreatic cancer more of these stories right now at KTAR h. dot com and coming up here at the bottom of the hour Houston sounds good everywhere News. Weather and traffic next time you're at home Alexa play KTAR h. and heart radio it is six twenty five now Garrett Houston's morning news story that I think is a non story that's been. Made into a big story by the mainstream media is Charlottesville Virginia in Washington DC where they're supposedly was going to be, some protesting on the one year anniversary of that horrific event in Charlottesville here's an example here's. The Washington Post headline anti protesters far outnumber white supremacists as groups rally near the. White House well yeah because you had maybe a dozen or two dozen white supremacist who are in DC and you. Had. A few hundred There. Were, protesting, against them when you think of how many people are in the greater Washington DC metro that's not much for turnout On either side so I don't know why we're. Making a big deal out. Of this but they're making a big deal of it and here's the other, question I have about that Anti. Hate protesters what their members. Of Antigua in Washington DC during anti hate group antifa really mighty of an anti hate group they they got their own set of hates six twenty six. Your NewsRadio seven forty KTAR h. let me talk to you about the, folks at the good feet store. Five locations down including the newest one in Katie love the good feet, store when you feed is big as mind. If they heard everything hurts size fourteen feet and That's at least of my problems they're kind of flat so you know I. Need a little support when it comes to insoles, and I. Get knee pain every now. And again lower back pain every now and again all good reasons to try the good feet store which is what I did because I've been to the. Drugstore I've tried that those insoles they didn't really make any difference I, spent you know Big money. On shoes they didn't. Seem to make, any difference either doesn't necessarily mean it's gonna make all the difference in the world so what can make, the difference good feet store Yup the, good feet store by the way they wanted the, locations we told you it was clear like he's actually closer. To Webster's so let's go ahead and call it Webster locations..
"texas medical center" Discussed on StartUp Podcast
"With today's is that team that would definitely in addition to you and i will be extra sets of legs this was all encouraging but a little vague an arlen didn't have time for that she pressed for specifics i would like to nobody into what's happening that it's happening because there's so much going on need to know where all my energy is going absolutely so i'll tell you this i had a meeting on last week sometime it was with a person who is extremely interested in in funding this so i'm not as concerned about if it'll happen it's just packaging it right because it it wasn't an if paul said but the when wasn't specified funders were interested but he wasn't saying who at least around me meanwhile there was a building paul wanted arlen to see a possible location for the houston startup studio so he asked the driver to head south to houston's third ward and while we were driving arlen got a call here's no he sees it's pretty clear that this is the call she'd been waiting for from her mother to talk about the test results she just got arlen leaned against the window her phone pressed against her ear the only way to give her privacy was just talk louder so that's what we did about the city of houston and how great it is you know we have the world's largest texas medical center we have to international airports we have you know arlen put the phone down looked out the window for a moment nobody spoke arlen had just found out that her mom had been diagnosed with cancer i didn't learn that until later though because after a few long seconds arlen toggle back to business deal mode she couldn't afford to linger on the news just yet.
"texas medical center" Discussed on Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown
"You know what to do you know we're really still walk on the journey with our son but what i did was i knew how to put together a task force and so we went down the university of texas medical center and we brought together some of the top researchers doctors that were doing the top research on autism special needs at some of the top schools on special needs and we found the most important moms and dads were walking on the journey with their kids and for tire year we put together what would become the champion's club and it's a holistic approach the champions cup is basically a developmental center that works in four stations there's a physical therapy station there's a sensory station there's educational station and there's a spirit station and you can put it in any type of church any type of room any type of organization we have been orphanages public schools they're everywhere now but this develops a child holistically mind body soul and spirit and so when we launched it we had no idea at lakewood relaunched it here about eight years ago we had no idea what kind of response and in the first six months over three hundred families came to lakewood church just because the champ has come because there was nothing like it and it became one of our biggest growth spurts like whatever has had its history while just based off a special needs families and then about a year and a half ago dr sandy robinson and i wrote the full scope curriculums for special needs and i'm not bragging about that.
"texas medical center" Discussed on KTRH
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"texas medical center" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Eight hundred years soltani has a degree in engineering from the university of houston he says a warming climate and widespread development and used to make the areas flood maps useless i personally believe this is a twenty or thirty or flood meaning within thirty years in houston we're going to have another harvey scientists at the national oceanic and atmospheric administration agree that houston's flood maps are out of date and so tani says he's not waiting for government officials to figure out his real flood risk the government is broken all of whom local levels all the way to the federal government uh which is how as private citizens just have to get used to it and repair and milan the take care of yourself attitude in houston extends to large institutions as well like the texas medical center while we have eight miles a private roads in the medical center in probably seventy percent of those braga roads were under underwater with the storm sean cloonan is chief operating officer at the center it builds itself as the largest medical complex in the country it sits right next to raise buy you a big stream that runs through the city harvey flooded the streets at the center but not the buildings that's because sixteen years ago the centre did flood badly they said never again and took matters into their own hands kuhnen shows me the big floodgates that engineers pudding across parking garage openings talking about about ten inches thick steel latched in three different ways for security and and it has sensors in place that can tell us at what level the the water is they install pumps.
"texas medical center" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The roads leading up to the hospital flooded can you described for us what it is like they're schiller i've been here for eighteen years and it's been through several hurricanes but i main road was literally a river at about four feet of water this is the road that say an ambulance would be coming up that's rant over the last decade texas medical center has reengineer the area ansett and air gates ankle lap and that really protected the buildings did you have internal flooding inside the facility we had very minimal damage there were no patient care areas that were impacted by the storm you'll have what you call a ride out team which refers to staff who've agreed to stay put unjust ride out the storm and take care of the patients who are there tell me how that that's where tout how's it gone caring for for the hundreds of people who you have onsite at nba anderson so we had five hundred twenty patients who are in the hospital on sunday ranked as well as probably another couple hundred mainly numbers any amazing part is that they were all safe and well here war on a skeleton crew the in individuals who are part and i write out team now what about we mentioned there are thousands of patients who live elsewhere were not at the hospital when harvey hit with great force how has that worked out with with patients you mentioned the road as has been totally flooded have people been able to get to you for their treatments so we moves siew a limited outpatient services so our status has changed from being closed.
"texas medical center" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In prior storms a water came in in flooded every hospital through that tunnel system so the texas medical center invested in submarine doorways wow and and when there is a risk of of flooding they now closed those doorways so that utah spital is compartmentalized as a result this storm even bill flooding devastated our community it did not devastate texas medical center prove that flood system through that whole so congratulations to the texas medical center tara pile ceo of the southeast texas regional advisory council thank you for your time in syria work you're welcome uh huh mm you're listening to all things considered from npr news lebanon may not seem like the most obvious vacation destination with its history of civil war kidnappings and israeli invasions but those days are long past and despite its reputation for strikes for maybe even because of its tourism in lebanon is on the rise npr's richer lock reports and as a gentle breeze and lay on this platform overlooking the mediterranean sea satfing in the sunlight when at the many hey tells in navy these days they impact even in the mid afternoon on the weekdays last led lebanon is synonymous hit conflict the the civil war is long past and the war in syria hasn't spread over the border like people said at night now cedi tourists are coming back the government says this dina some fifteen percent increase in travelling to daily compared to last year people from the middle eastern the lead some comes in medical treatment from was in places like iran that may see their hands in the beach floods and the nightlife.
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"Would say offhand call three one one which is our county i information and um none nonemergency information so i'm tells me ups i'm sorry please continue no doesn't somebody tells me they're probably on a whole lot of people left the with the with the with that training that haven't already i mean i i don't know this of course is completely uh it you know my my suspicion but if you've got medical training in you are watching this happen and you have experienced the last four or five days like everybody else in your even anywhere near the metro houston area in you haven't already volunteered i'd be verse stunned uh people have come up and volunteers have done everything that they can from sharing their boats or or donating their volks if they boats if they came to enact rescues themselves uh you know to to providing supplies and so on and so forth i would imagine people with medical training have already reported to shelters and other places where assistance has been needed i mean hospitals have been have been affected by this and evac in certain cases so i would imagine everybody is already doing that because that's just the kind of spirit i think uh you know everybody who's been able to show that in houston has shown well we're getting word now yeah the texas medical center certainly and i i saw early this morning that baylor is getting ready to crank up an open its doors and start seeing patients we hit a lot of people who have ongoing and chronic conditions and the difficulty of course has been how do you get to medical center how do you get to the doctor are they even open so we're gonna have a lot more information about things like that today now that the rain has stopped um you know in it's going to be specific regions now tickets to flooding whereas as opposed.
"texas medical center" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"Some of the most critical pieces of any cities infrastructure are it's hospitals in a major flood event like harvey they are also among the most vulnerable we turn now to bill mckeown who is the president and ceo of texas medical center a sprawling health complex south west of downtown houston i spoke to him by skype or short time ago mr king thank you for being with us give us an idea of how the medical center system was prepared and what it did as harvey approached to the to be enduring injuring four or five days of it i don't think anyone plan for the amount of rain recordbreaking rainfall that has hit houston we have made huge investments and the texas medical center two largest medical city in the world and we built stargate surround all of our hospitals and clinics which have protected all of our buildings and even though we had streets filled with water none of our facilities were affected by the by the of the flooding tell us a little bit about these floodgates as i understand it that came after a storm in two thousand one alisyn didn't strategy of what the investment was end with feel it was worth it sure well we spent over fifty million dollars creating this very sophisticated network of flight gates said actually protect all the assets in allison we we lost over two billion in in research from the flooding of all of our buildings these integrated floodgates are essentially submarine doors that actually protect these assets and that the wire really pushes off it you know maintains in the streets and flows away from the medical city so the floodgates are down.
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"They sent us a noticed yesterday that they were fine and they were sheltering in place and had the food another public hospital lyndon baines johnson was full but they had the ability and capacity to take care of their patients and didn't have to evacuate saint joseph's hospital which is in all of these are in my congressional district are either on the edge saint joseph's hospital that has become the go to hospital for our first responders is still open they were taken on water last night but fortunately they were sandbagging it and they were surviving so i think we stabilize the texas medical center is working some about far lying hospitals had to evacuate what they evacuated into the system uh that they had so we're still have a medical system that works right here at the georgia brown convention center we have a full staff of doctors with the ability to prescribe and take care of patients or transfer them out to the hospital we really i think on the preparedness side are really working in a full throttle and we'll watching live pictures of those rescue still under winners we speak congresswoman before let you go you remember after hurricane sandy struck the northeast to the aid package was rejected by congress including i voted against by some members of the texas delegation are you confident this time the money the texas needs we'll be passed by congress let me say that i was right there at my friends on the northeast with hurricane sandy i was so disappointed that we would treat people who have been so devastated in that manner.