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| May 1, 2015

Amy Frank

Amy Frank

CFISD NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR OWENS ELEMENTARY

Amy Frank, an assistant principal at Sheridan Elementary School, has been named the principal at Owens Elementary School. Frank replaces Laura Barrett, who was named the principal at Yeager Elementary School in February.

Frank has 22 years of experience in education, all within CFISD. She taught in the third, fourth and fifth grades at Hamilton and Post elementary schools for the first 12 years of her career, then served two years as the instructional specialist at Sheridan. She was named assistant principal at Wilson Elementary School in 2007 before accepting her current role at Sheridan in 2010. Frank also served as the summer school principal at Emery Elementary School in 2014.

Frank earned her Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston and her Master of Education in educational leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. “I am honored and thrilled to be selected as the principal of Owens Elementary School,” Frank said. “As a product of Cy-Fair ISD, I know the importance of a quality education and want that for every one of the Owens students. I am looking forward to working together with the staff, students and community to continue the tradition of excellence at Owens.”

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NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER TO OPEN ER IN TOWNE LAKE

North Cypress Medical Center will open its fourth Emergency Room on May 4 in the Towne Lake community. North Cypress Emergency Room–Towne Lake will feature eight treatment rooms for minor and major emergencies staffed with specially trained emergency room physicians and nurses. It is one of several North Cypress Emergency Rooms that make up the North Cypress Emergency Network. All of the emergency rooms are subsidiaries of the main hospital, North Cypress Medical Center.

The Towne Lake emergency room will also feature an outpatient imaging center with ultrasound, CT scan, and a Philips 1.0 T. Open MRI, one of the area’s best. A “truly” open MRI, the Philips 1.0, offers physicians the highest field image quality in a completely open MRI, for those who are claustrophobic or need a little additional space due to size. In addition, the North Cypress Towne Lake location will offer women’s imaging with ultrasound and 3D Mammography. According to studies, 3D mammography finds significantly more invasive cancers and reduces unnecessary recalls. It also provides the radiologist with better visualization and reduced false positives. Outpatient laboratory services will be available as well.

In early summer, the adjoining professional building will open housing several specialty physician practices.

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Thomas T. Hoang, M.D. and David J. Lim, M.D.

Thomas T. Hoang, M.D. and David J. Lim, M.D.

HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL WELCOMES DAVID J. LIM AND THOMAS T. HOANG

Thomas T. Hoang,M.D. and David J. Lim, M.D., who recently joined Houston Methodist Urology Associates at Willowbrook, celebrated the opening of their practice during a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital physicians and staff joined members of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce to mark the occasion.

Hoang focuses on men’s health, including testosterone replacement and surgical treatment of the prostate. In addition, he specializes in kidney stone surgery and prevention and is a trained practitioner of robotic-assisted surgery.

Lim has practiced adult and pediatric urology since 1995. He focuses on kidney stone management, prostate disease and pediatric urology.

Houston Methodist Urology Associates specializes in kidney and bladder disorders and cancers, testosterone replacement, surgical treatment of the prostate, pediatric urology, reconstructive urology, urinary tract infections and vasectomies.

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The Bridgeland community now boasts Darling Homes.

The Bridgeland community now boasts Darling Homes.

DARLING HOMES EXPANDS CYPRESS PRESENCE WITH NEW HOMES IN BRIDGELAND

Darling Homes has expanded its presence in the northwest Houston master-planned community of Bridgeland where the Houston homebuilder has opened a fully furnished model for sales of new luxury homes priced from the $560’s – $700’s.

Darling Homes will build 31 luxury homes on oversized homesites including those with lake views, on cul-de-sacs and beside vast, open green spaces.

Floorplans include a Hearth Room with optional fireplace, covered porch with breezeway to courtyard, private guest casita, master suite with access to utility rooms, downstairs media room and optional spice kitchens.

These and other features are presented in Darling Homes’ new, fully furnished, five-bedroom, 5.5-bath model in Bridgeland at 17002 Avion Village Drive.

In addition to its presence in northwest Houston, Darling Homes offers new homes from the $250’s to over $1 million in several of the most sought-after master-planned communities of Kingwood, Humble, Spring, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Fulshear and Richmond. Established in 1987, the company builds high-quality homes which combine custom details, home design options and flexible floor plans.

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(L-R): Randy Jones, PGA professional and MD Anderson patient; Tom Buchholz, M.D., physician-in-chief of MD Anderson; Jarrod Lyle, PGA TOUR player; Faiyaz Bhojani, M.D., global lead of health and human performance for Shell Oil Company; Norb Gambuzza, senior vice president of the PGA TOUR; Steve Timms, tournament director of the Shell Houston Open; and Mike Booker, former MD Anderson patient and amateur golfer.

(L-R): Randy Jones, PGA professional and MD Anderson patient; Tom Buchholz, M.D., physician-in-chief of MD Anderson; Jarrod Lyle, PGA TOUR player; Faiyaz Bhojani, M.D., global lead of health and human performance for Shell Oil Company; Norb Gambuzza, senior vice president of the PGA TOUR; Steve Timms, tournament director of the Shell Houston Open; and Mike Booker, former MD Anderson patient and amateur golfer.

MD ANDERSON EDUCATES ON CANCER PREVENTION THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH PGA TOUR

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, through a newly announced relationship with the PGA TOUR, is expanding its efforts to reduce cancer risk among the golf community and the general public through educational efforts. As the Official Cancer Center of the PGA TOUR, MD Anderson will initially focus on sun safety and sharing cancer prevention messages through TV, online and print media, as well as on-site activations at several tournaments this year. Over the next three years, this relationship will reach millions of people, and public messaging will expand to include education on cancers caused by smoking and tobacco use.

Ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care for the past 25 years in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey, MD Anderson has one mission: to end cancer through patient care, research, prevention and education. The Houston-based institution has treated 1 million patients since 1944. It pioneered the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, bringing experts from many disciplines together to prepare treatment plans for its patients. Many of the treatment protocols developed at MD Anderson are considered the standard of care worldwide.

“MD Anderson recognizes the importance of public education in our mission to eliminate cancer,” said Tom Buchholz, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief at MD Anderson. “Through this new relationship with the PGA TOUR, our goal is to increase public awareness of sun safety habits so people can act to reduce their risk of skin cancer, among other diseases. Nearly 5 million people receive treatment for skin cancer in the U.S. every year. Since skin cancer is the most common malignancy – and is the most preventable – public knowledge is essential to ending this disease.”

Throughout the next three years at select PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events, MD Anderson will provide spectator enhancements, including free sunscreen stations and shaded areas throughout the courses where fans can take reprieve from the sun. Spectators will also receive interactive educational materials, SPF 30 lip balm and sunglasses. The signature element of this collaboration, MD Anderson’s Strike Through Cancer Wall, will be featured at select tournaments, empowering people to show support for cancer survivors or their loved ones by signing their names and messages of hope.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to announce this relationship with the premier cancer center in the world and to give MD Anderson a new platform to inform fans and viewers about cancer prevention and detection,” said Tom Wade, chief commercial officer of the PGA TOUR. “The PGA TOUR takes great pride in enriching the lives of others, and this relationship with MD Anderson provides us a wonderful opportunity to partner with its 20,000 cancer fighters on the important work they do every day.”

Recently, representatives from MD Anderson, the PGA TOUR, Shell Oil Company and the Shell Houston Open held a press conference announcing this collaboration.

“From one Houston enterprise to another, Shell Oil Company – and the Shell Houston Open – welcomes MD Anderson to the PGA TOUR community,” said Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Company. “Our relationship with the institution extends back more than a decade, and this new collaboration is very powerful, potentially even lifesaving. Our goals are closely aligned – to better the community through education – and we look forward to working with them to make cancer history.”

MD Anderson will begin its on-site activation at Houston’s two area Tour events, the Shell Houston Open and the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational in The Woodlands (April 27-May 3).

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NORTH CYPRESS MEDICAL CENTER TO OPEN ER IN TOWNE LAKE

North Cypress Medical Center will open its fourth Emergency Room on May 4 in the Towne Lake community. North Cypress Emergency Room–Towne Lake will feature eight treatment rooms for minor and major emergencies staffed with specially trained emergency room physicians and nurses. It is one of several North Cypress Emergency Rooms that make up the North Cypress Emergency Network. All of the emergency rooms are subsidiaries of the main hospital, North Cypress Medical Center.

The Towne Lake emergency room will also feature an outpatient imaging center with ultrasound, CT scan, and a Philips 1.0 T. Open MRI, one of the area’s best. A “truly” open MRI, the Philips 1.0, offers physicians the highest field image quality in a completely open MRI, for those who are claustrophobic or need a little additional space due to size. In addition, the North Cypress Towne Lake location will offer women’s imaging with ultrasound and 3D Mammography. According to studies, 3D mammography finds significantly more invasive cancers and reduces unnecessary recalls. It also provides the radiologist with better visualization and reduced false positives. Outpatient laboratory services will be available as well.

In early summer, the adjoining professional building will open housing several specialty physician practices.

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(L-R): Randy Jones, PGA professional and MD Anderson patient; Tom Buchholz, M.D., physician-in-chief of MD Anderson; Jarrod Lyle, PGA TOUR player; Faiyaz Bhojani, M.D., global lead of health and human performance for Shell Oil Company; Norb Gambuzza, senior vice president of the PGA TOUR; Steve Timms, tournament director of the Shell Houston Open; and Mike Booker, former MD Anderson patient and amateur golfer.

(L-R): Randy Jones, PGA professional and MD Anderson patient; Tom Buchholz, M.D., physician-in-chief of MD Anderson; Jarrod Lyle, PGA TOUR player; Faiyaz Bhojani, M.D., global lead of health and human performance for Shell Oil Company; Norb Gambuzza, senior vice president of the PGA TOUR; Steve Timms, tournament director of the Shell Houston Open; and Mike Booker, former MD Anderson patient and amateur golfer.

Becky Denton

Becky Denton

CFISD NAMES 2014-2015 PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR

CFISD principals selected Sheridan Elementary School Principal Gina Guidry and Cypress Falls High School Principal Becky Denton as district representatives for the 2014-2015 Region 4 Principal of the Year award on Thursday.

Guidry, the elementary winner, and Denton, the secondary winner, will be recognized at the Region 4 Education Service Center Principal Recognition Ceremony on June 8 at the St. Regis Hotel.

Guidry has served 31 years of her 32-year education career in CFISD, including 24 years at Sheridan, where she was named principal in 2010. “I am honored and humbled to be named Elementary Principal of the Year,” Guidry said. “Every principal I know in Cy-Fair works so hard and gives so much of their life to their schools and each of them deserves this honor. Cy-Fair has been my family for most of my adult life and I am so proud to be part of such a wonderful family.”

Denton has served all 25 years of her education career in CFISD, with 15 of them at Cypress Falls—seven as the principal. “I am so honored to represent CFISD’s secondary principals who have all taught me both intentionally and unintentionally,” Denton said. “I am truly blessed to work with such amazing staff and students who challenge me daily to be better. Thank you CFISD for hiring and investing in me so that I can invest in others.”

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The exterior of the newly constructed Harris County Smokehouse restaurant in Cy-Fair.

The exterior of the newly constructed Harris County Smokehouse restaurant in Cy-Fair.

HARRIS COUNTY SMOKEHOUSE GRAND OPENING IN CY-FAIR

On March 18, Harris County Smokehouse welcomed more than 200 guests at the private grand opening of its new Cy-Fair restaurant. Family, friends and business associates were the first to experience the rustic atmosphere of the newly constructed building, which features a giant windmill chandelier, working stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings with wooden rafters and stained concrete floors.

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HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL RECEIVES HONOR ROLL AWARD

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award at the association’s International Stroke Conference 2015. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is one of 559 hospitals to be recognized on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll, among the nearly 1,000 hospitals given quality achievement awards at the conference.

To receive the Target: Stroke Honor Roll award, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. Over three months or greater, at least 50 percent of the hospital’s ischemic stroke patients have received tPA within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital (known as door-to-needle time).

These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.

“When someone experiences a stroke, minutes matter. Time lost is brain tissue lost. It is important for stroke patients to receive the most appropriate treatment level as soon as possible,” said Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and senior vice president, Houston Methodist. “This award demonstrates our commitment to provide quality stroke care in the Northwest Houston community.”


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