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Each year more than 300,000 seniors are hospitalized for hip fractures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women experience 75 percent of these fractures and many of them have osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones so they are more likely to break. Learn more about this serious injury at a free breakfast Read More

Join members of the Senior Advantage Program at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights on Wednesday, April 12, from 2-3:30 p.m. for Bingo and light refreshments. The fun takes place in the basement-level cafeteria of the hospital at 1917 Ashland Street. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 713-969-5376 by April Read More

February is American Heart Month and a great time to review ways to maintain a healthy heart, especially for seniors. Join Geriatrician Suleman Lalani, M.D., C.M.D. as he discusses “Matters of the Heart.” This free breakfast seminar is Wed., Feb. 22 from 8-9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights. The event is Read More

The Women of Wellness (WOW) Program at St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will celebrate the American Heart Association’s Heart Health Month with a health fair, partner expo and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 17. WOW is a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and hosting fun, inspiring events Read More

The Perez family welcomed a baby boy as the first infant born in 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston’s first hospital. Ulises Perez Jr. made his appearance at 2:19 a.m. weighing in at eight pounds, four ounces after 28 hours of labor. This is the second child for parents Ulises and Jacqueline Perez who Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will host a Workplace Wellness Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 15, for employers interested in starting or enhancing their organization’s wellness program. Human resources, health, wellness and safety professionals should attend this free event to network, gain wellness resources and learn how SJMC can partner with their organization in the coming Read More

The Senior Advantage Program at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights will celebrate the holiday season Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 p.m.  The merry event is open to all members. Free refreshments, festive music, funny photos and lots of fellowship will mark the joyous occasion. Attendees are invited to also participate in a Holiday Read More

Five leading physicians specializing in women’s breast health will participate in a panel discussion on the latest information about prevention of and therapies for breast cancer at the Women of Wellness (WOW) “Pink Power” Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7, hosted by St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC.) WOW is a health and social program to empower Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) announced that it is live in Greater Houston Healthconnect’s (Healthconnect) regional health information exchange, which enables physicians at SJMC’s two hospital campuses, downtown and in the Heights, to access prior medical records for their patients from other participating organizations in the exchange. SJMC’s membership in the health information exchange underscores Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is proud to announce the appointment of Patrick W. Wills, M.D. as Medical Chief of Staff. Dr. Wills serves as Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee and as the medical staff liaison to St. Joseph’s administrative staff and the governing board of both the downtown and the Heights campuses. “Dr Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has launched an innovative non-invasive mobile screening program to offer consumers important information about their vascular health and risk of heart disease or stroke. The AngioScreen® mobile program provides information about heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure and fitness. The information is compared to normal levels for the Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has received the Gold Plus award from the American Heart/Stroke Associations (AHA/ASA) for its “2016 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke” program. This is the highest achievement awarded by the associations in recognition of a commitment to provide quality care to stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke is an in-hospital program for Read More

Preparation for surgery is important for all patients and seniors may need to take some additional steps. More than 12 percent of the U.S. population is older than 65, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and more than half of those will undergo at least one surgical procedure as senior citizens. In the coming years Read More

Relationship expert Julie Nise delivers straightforward steps to reducing stress; Cardiologist Dr. Ethan Podet provides heart health tips St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will celebrate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 5 with its 3rd Annual “Go Red for Women” health fair, partner expo and luncheon as part of its Read More

WOW First Quarterly Event

On Thursday, November 19th the WOW program hosted our first quarterly event at St. Joseph Medical Center. The guests started out by perusing the partner booths and enjoyed a light lunch. The sixty-five women in attendance learned from our two OB/GYN’s speakers. Dr. Cristo Papasakelariou who spoke with his topic being, “Is Hysterectomy the Only Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) announces that DiabetesAmerica, LLC has opened a clinic at its downtown hospital to provide comprehensive diabetes care and educational services to patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes. “DiabetesAmerica is a choice provider of treatments and programs tailored for the need of patients,” said Mark Read More

(HOUSTON - September 21, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) has been recognized in the US News & World Report Best Hospitals edition for its achievement with “Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke,” the award-winning quality improvement program from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. SJMC received a “Gold-Plus Achievement,” which is the highest Read More

HOUSTON (Nov. 11, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) will host an educational luncheon Thursday, Nov. 19 on gynecological health and treatment options as part of its Women of Wellness (WOW) Program. WOW is a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and hosting fun, inspiring events Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center Extends Oncology Services with Outpatient Locations Acquires Two Cancer Treatment Centers in the Medical Center and West Houston HOUSTON (November 5, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of two cancer treatment centers located in Houston to extend its oncology point of service Read More

St. Joseph Medical Center launched its new Women of Wellness (WOW) program among a ballroom of women, and a few men, celebrating the power of choice in becoming your personal best. The WOW program is an initiative to empower women to take the time to focus on themselves and includes a series of quarterly educational Read More

Women have a tendency to take care of everyone and everything before we take care of ourselves. We’re mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, business professionals, caregivers, volunteers and the list goes on. Today is the day to think about you! Come join a group of women who are taking time to focus on themselves! If you’re Read More

Houston (September 8, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights will host a Breakfast Seminar in conjunction with the Senior Advantage Program on Wednesday, September 23 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria, located on the basement level of the hospital at 1917 Ashland St, Houston, TX 77008. A complimentary breakfast Read More

HOUSTON (September 8, 2015) – Julia A. Kovacs, M.D., a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, has joined the staff of St. Joseph Medical Center and has opened a new practice - Houston Heights Primary Care. She has more than 20 years of experience practicing primary care and internal medicine in Houston. Kovacs graduated from the Read More

Houston, TX (July 17, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights is proud to announce the launch of their new Senior Advantage program for adults age 55 and up. The first event will be held on Wednesday, July 29 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Medical Center in the Read More

HOUSTON (August 21, 2015) – St. Joseph Medical Center announces its new Women of Wellness (WOW) program, a health and social program to empower women as healthcare consumers by providing educational information and hosting fun, inspiring events that celebrate women’s role in their own wellness. WOW launches on Oct. 15 with a health fair and Read More

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