Houston Northwest Medical Center (HNMC) opened in 1973 and today supports a medical staff of approximately 600 members who offer a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic imaging services. The hospital is active in promoting wellness and educating the community about a variety of health-related topics. Community-based seminars and screenings are scheduled throughout the year and cover a variety of important topics, including cardiac and cardiovascular care, women’s health, diabetes, cancer and many others.
Through the years, HNMC has earned numerous awards for quality health care. These commendations have been made possible because of its dedicated team of health professionals. Everyone, from doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to support staff and administrative personnel, has worked hard to set it apart from other hospitals and make HNMC the hospital of choice for the community.
To learn more about HNMC, call (281) 580-0000 or visit the website at www.hnmc.com.
[Houston, Texas – June 3, 2015] – Houston Northwest Medical Center is proud to announce that one of their Pharmacy Technicians, Ann Marie Paradowski, has recently been recognized by the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists as the recipient of the 2015 Mike Knapp Pharmacy Technician Award for demonstrating exemplary accomplishments which foster the advancement of patient care and/or the profession of pharmacy.
“Ann Marie brings a fresh outlook to our department operation and has been instrumental in forging many improvements. Her experience with Pyxis, medication distribution, and staff development make a positive difference to the workflow of our nurses every day,” said Marshall Steglich, Director of Pharmacy at Houston Northwest Medical Center.
“While working here full-time, Ann Marie also wears another hat as an instructor at Lone Star College Tomball in the pharmacy technician program. She has had a very positive impact on many students passing through that program. This recognition by the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists speaks volumes of Ann Marie’s accomplishments in her 40 year career as a Pharmacy Technician.”
[Houston, Texas – May 29, 2014] – Houston Northwest Medical Center is leading a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting Northwest Assistance Ministries. The drive kicks off Friday, May 29th and runs through Friday, June 5th.
“At Houston Northwest Medical Center, we recognize hunger exists in every city in America, and our staff is eager to join the fight against hunger and make a difference in our community,” said Tim Puthoff, Chief Executive Officer of Houston Northwest Medical Center. “We recognize the importance of good nutrition on good health and hope that, through this drive, we can help those struggling with food insecurity.”
According to the Houston Food Bank, on a typical day in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by the Houston Food Bank, 66,200 people are hungry and can't afford to buy food. Of that number, 5,000 are children.
One in five households in the same area faces food insecurity. They live with the threat of being hungry, or having inconsistent access to enough nutritious food.
It's even worse for kids: one in four children is food insecure in southeast Texas.
In Texas, 6.5% of households experience hunger, or "very low food security."
“We appreciate Houston Northwest Medical Center for hosting the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive and are grateful for all that it does for our community,” said Ebony Kimble, of Northwest Assistance Ministries. “Summer is a particularly difficult time for our food bank because many children can no longer rely on their school for meals so their families often turn to us for help. Thanks to Houston Northwest Medical Center and the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, many families will have a health breakfast.”
Whole-grain cereal, when part of a healthy, balanced breakfast including dairy, fruit and lean protein, is a popular food item that experts say can easily address the hunger gap during the summer months when children are not in school. Healthy cereal contains one serving of whole grain, nor more than 200 calories per serving, six grams or less of sugar and at least three grams of fiber per serving. It should also be free of artificial colors and dyes.