CFISD NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR KAHLA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Virgil Maddox, director of instruction at Cypress Springs High School, was named the new principal at Kahla Middle School on Dec. 14. Maddox replaces Ana Martin, who was named principal at Cy-Fair High School in November.
Maddox has 13 years of experience in education, including seven years in CFISD. He began his career as a special education teacher in Hancock ISD and soon transitioned into a special and general education English teacher at Spring Woods High School. He served six years at Spring Woods, including five seasons as the head boys’ track and field / cross country coach, before accepting an assistant principal position at Cypress Springs.
He served Cypress Springs for five years as an assistant principal before being named director of instruction in January 2015.
Maddox received his Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science from Oral Roberts University and his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.
“I am honored and thankful for the opportunity to serve and lead as the principal of Kahla Middle School,” Maddox said. “I look forward to partnering and building meaningful relationships with the staff, students and community. Together, we will develop, encourage and motivate the next generation of leaders. I am excited to be a Kahla Knight!
NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES THE 2017 WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
North Cypress Medical Center has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that North Cypress Medical Center is in the top 8 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals reviewed.
The methodology for the bariatric surgery award is unique in that it combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in bariatric surgery based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
North Cypress Medical Center achieved the America’s Best distinction by meeting the following criteria: Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP); at least 72 percent of patients reporting on the HCAPHS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital; and a high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates.
North Cypress Medical Center is one of 384 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery across the U.S.
“As the FDA approves more bariatric procedures and treatment options increase, the Women’s Choice Award is helping women make educated, confident decisions about where they should go to get the very best care,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “There are many women who struggle with their weight, especially as they age. For some, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough and they need to turn to bariatric procedures to reduce their weight for their overall good health.”
“North Cypress is thrilled to have been recognized by Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Top Hospitals in Bariatric Surgery.” said North Cypress CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Robert A. Behar. “Bariatric Surgery assists those who battle obesity in achieving weight loss and better overall health through helping to lower blood pressure, improve diabetes, heart disease and more. I am proud of our bariatric surgeons, nurses and support staff for their dedication to making this a top program.”
For more information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
TEXAS CHILDREN’S URGENT CARE SITE OPENS IN FAIRFIELD
Texas Children’s Hospital has announced the opening of the seventh Texas Children’s Urgent Care site, offering high-quality, efficient and affordable pediatric care at a convenient Northwest Houston location at 28070 Highway 290, Suite 100, Cypress.
“We are thrilled to open our seventh location and provide this community with our expert pediatric urgent care,” says Kay Tittle, president of Texas Children’s Pediatrics. “Our Urgent Care sites provide an incredible resource for the area and we are committed to providing the highest quality care to the patients and families that we serve.”
Texas Children’s Urgent Care Fairfield is open Monday through Friday, 4:30-11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12-8 p.m. Pediatricians at Texas Children’s Urgent Care diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments, illnesses and conditions, including asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. Procedures provided at the clinic include antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and X-rays onsite.
Oftentimes, families turn to an emergency center after hours, on weekends or perhaps even during the day, when a significant event occurs with their child. Though the emergency center is the right place for some incidents or ailments, the majority of the time minor illnesses can and should be treated at a pediatric urgent care facility.
Texas Children’s Urgent Care accepts major insurance plans and has self-pay rates, which are less than emergency center charges, and there are no hospital fees. A complete list of insurance plans is available on the website.
For more information, visit texaschildrens.org/urgentcare