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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, in collaboration with the Fort Bend and Sugar Land Exchange Clubs and the Sugar Land Rotary, will provide free flu shots on Saturday, November 3 to community members who participate in Santa’s Gift Exchange. Fort Bend and surrounding area residents can bring a new, unwrapped toy or clothing item to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon in exchange for a free flu shot. The toys and clothing will benefit local children in the Fort Bend area.
“We are proud to partner with the local exchange clubs once again to provide this community offering. This is a great way for the community to stay healthy while also putting smiles on children’s faces during the holiday season,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
In 2011, Santa’s Gift Exchange provided toys and clothing to more than 3,000 economically disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. “Everyone's help is needed to meet the challenge of providing toys for our children who will not have toys this year without our help,” said John Robson, Chairman of Santa’s Gift Exchange 2012. “We are looking forward to partnering with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for a fifth year. This is a great collaboration; get a flu shot and in return you are able to give back to the children in this community,” says Gladys Brumfield, Exchange Club of Sugar Land President.
“Our community is well known for its philanthropic values so we encourage you to participate by dropping off toys or clothing even if you have already had your flu shot,” Siebenaler said.
If you would like to participate in this community event, please bring an unwrapped, new toy or clothing item to the main lobby of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital between the times of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.
The flu vaccine is formulated to provide protection against three different flu viruses – H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B. Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will be distributing a limited supply of the influenza vaccine to persons age 18 and over with no history of egg and/or latex allergy. If you are pregnant, please visit your OB/GYN or primary care physician to have your vaccine administered. For more information please call 281-275-0751.
2011 Flu Shot Clinic & Community Toy Drive
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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Spine Center is now hosting a monthly meeting for individuals, families and caregivers affected by spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and other disorders. The group will meet the second Wednesday of each month, starting on September 12, from 7-8 p.m. Refreshments will be offered starting at 6:45 p.m.
The Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Group strive to provide information, emotional support and practical advice related to living with a spinal cord injury or disorder. The Spine Center is located on the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus with easy access off Town Center Boulevard and meets ADA standards for accessible design. For more information about the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Group or to R.S.V.P., please call 281-313-BACK (2225) or email SpineCenter@tmhs.org.
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Jorge Darcourt, M.D., has joined Methodist Oncology Partners, with an office in Medical Office Building II on the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital campus.
Dr. Darcourt has an extensive background in cancer care. He is focused on understanding each patient’s unique needs and believes in an integrated, team-based approach to treatment.
“I am extremely pleased to join Methodist and help continue the hospital’s excellent track record of service to patients in Fort Bend and surrounding areas,” said Dr. Darcourt. “Having access to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s leading edge technology – as well as the hospital’s outstanding nursing, radiology and other staff – will enable me to offer the best care for my patients. Oncology is a multi-faceted specialty that requires a team approach to ensure that we are utilizing all treatment options available to us, with a focus on the patient’s overall health in addition to his or her cancer.”
A graduate of Universidad de Buenos Aires-Facultad de Medicina, Dr. Darcourt completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center and fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine where he was the Chief Fellow of the Hematology and Oncology Program. He is board-certified in internal medicine, oncology and hematology and was selected as one of the Houston Top Docs for 2011.
Methodist Oncology Partners is located at 16659 Southwest Freeway, Suite 151 in Medical Office Building II. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Darcourt, call 281-276-5200.
Jorge Darcourt, M.D.
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Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates is proud to welcome Larry Tran, M.D., to their practice.
“We are very delighted to have Dr. Tran join our group,” said Eddie Patton Jr., M.D., with Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates. “He shares the values-based, personal approach to quality patient care that makes Methodist unique and this relationship such a great fit. Our patients will benefit from his personal nature and passion for neurology.”
“It’s an honor to join the outstanding staff at Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates,” said Dr. Tran, a board certified neurologist with fellowship training in neurophysiology from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. “My mission is to deliver quality care in a patient oriented environment. I also strive to achieve open communication with my patients in an effort to work as a team to develop treatment plans, all the while keeping them updated on the latest advances in treatment and care.”
Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates offer diagnosis and treatment of the most common – and most complex – neurological disorders. From sleep apnea, migraines, epilepsy and dementia, to complex spine, peripheral neurological disorders and neuromuscular disorders, the physicians at Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates can provide answers and options using the latest technology and therapeutic techniques, backed by the resources and staff of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.
Methodist Sugar Land Neurology Associates is located at 16659 Southwest Freeway, Suite 131 in Medical Office Building II. To schedule an appointment, please call 281-494-6387.
Larry Tran, M.D.; Eddie L. Patton Jr., M.D. and M. Faisal Khan, M.D.
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A caregiver is someone who has taken on the very selfless role of caring for a loved one. Many times the caregiver has the great responsibility of making sure their loved one’s basic needs are met which requires work and dedication.
By taking care of his or her own needs, the caregiver will be able to better care for those who depend on them. Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an educational program hosted by Methodist Sugar Land Hospital with co-sponsorship from United Methodist Church. The primary focus of the course is to help and educate family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions.
The free seminar consists of six classes, each of which focuses on different tools that will help guide the caregiver through the caregiving journey. You will learn about setting goals, staying motivated and dealing with feelings of anger, guilt and depression, giving you the increased confidence and ability to cope with the demands of caregiving.
This six-week course begins Monday, September 17 and runs through Monday, October 22. Classes are held every Monday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sweetwater Pavilion Chapel at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. To register or for more information, call the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Spiritual Care department at 281-274-7164 or email SNBowman@tmhs.org. Seating is Limited.