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WEBSTER,TX. (Nov.18, 2015)

In October, Houston Physicians’ Hospital was proud to welcome Nicholas J. Crafts, FACHE, as its new CEO. Crafts brings over 13 years of experience leading and managing hospitals and is dedicated to guide Houston Physicians’ Hospital and Houston Physicians’ Surgery Center to continued success within the Clear Lake area.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to become CEO of Houston Physicians’ Hospital,” said Crafts. “In this role, I’ll work closely with our physicians and hospital staff to ensure we remain one of the nation’s leading healthcare facilities. Diligently, we’ll continue to find new opportunities which keep our patients on the leading edge of medical technology and care.”

Over the course of his 13-year career, Crafts has held executive leadership roles for hospitals throughout Texas, including chief executive officer, chief operations officer, administrative director of operations and principal consultant. He has been published in numerous healthcare publications and served with multiple associations, including his role as Chairman of the Board for the Cimarron Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Crafts earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management & Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport and later received his Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

Houston Physicians’ Hospital has set the healthcare standard for superior patient care and satisfaction. By adding a personal touch to all patient interactions with low nurse-to-patient ratios, comfortable amenities and state-of-the-art technologies, Houston Physicians’ Hospital’s ultimate goal is to provide personalized care to all patients because all procedures are different.

“Houston Physicians’ Hospital is one of the most trusted medical facilities in this region,” Crafts continued. “It’s an honor to be affiliated with them and it’s my prerogative to continue implementing new healthcare programs and maintaining the high patient satisfaction and quality outcomes that we currently hold, including scores that rank in the top 10 percent in the nation.”

As one of the nation’s leading hospitals for a range of surgeries, Houston Physicians’ Hospital is most known for spinal and orthopedic procedures. Recently, Houston Physicians’ Hospital obtained a MAKO™ robotic-arm system for partial knee replacement surgeries, further offering patients in the Bay area top-of-the-line medical equipment.

In recognition of their excellent performance, the hospital has received the following awards: Healthgrades® Spine Surgery Excellence Award™, Patient Safety Excellence Award™, America’s 100 Best Specialty Care for Spine Surgery™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

To learn more about Houston Physicians’ Hospital, visit HoustonPhysiciansHospital.com.

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WEBSTER,TX. (Nov.5,2015)

Houston Physicians’ Hospital is proud to offer robotically assisted technology to select orthopedic patients by implementing the surgeon-controlled MAKO Robotic-arm Assisted System. The robotic arm focuses on minimally invasive partial knee replacement.

MAKO is a robotic arm that is controlled by the operating surgeon and is an advanced application designed to help appropriate patients in need of partial knee or total hip replacement.

“With an increased demand for partial and full joint replacement procedures, having the most accurate and minimally invasive technology at our fingertips allows us to greatly improve patient outcomes, reduce their pain and restore their quality of life,” said Anthony Melillo, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Houston Physicians’ Hospital.

Operating a synchronized robotic arm and computer, certified surgeons at Houston Physicians’ Hospital control the arm’s movement and performs surgery with pinpoint accuracy. The system, accurate to within less than 1 mm, provides significant benefits to both patients and operating surgeons. The robot also provides tactile, auditory and visual feedback during the procedure, ensuring surgeons are operating within the correct parameters.

For patients, incisions are significantly smaller than regular surgery with minimal tissue damage and blood loss. Post-operative pain is kept to a minimum and, in general, the procedures are performed as same-day surgeries. Surgeons at Houston Physicians’ Hospital have greater confidence in accuracy and that the outcome will be favorable without any difficult, follow-up surgeries required.

“By investing in innovative, top-of-the-line medical technology, we expand our capabilities to better serve our community,” said Nicholas Crafts, CEO of Houston Physicians’ Hospital. “Our physicians and staff hold our patients in the highest regard and it’s our priority to provide them with the best tools and get them back to living pain free.”

Dr. Melillo and Laura Torres-Barré, M.D., are the only robotically trained surgeons in the Bay Area. Dr. Melillo of Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dr. Torres-Barré of the UTHEALTH Department of Orthopedic Surgery will be performing these robotic surgeries at Houston Physicians’ Hospital.

To learn more about robotic assisted surgery, visit HoustonPhysiciansHospital.com

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WEBSTER, TX. (Nov. 4, 2015)

Houston Physicians’ Hospital is proud to offer robotically assisted technology to select orthopedic patients by implementing the surgeon-controlled RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. The robotic arm focuses on minimally invasive partial knee replacement.

Consisting of a MAKO robotic arm that is controlled by the operating surgeon, MAKOplasty® is a robotic armassisted surgery that is an advanced application designed to help appropriate patients in need of partial knee or total hip replacement.

“With an increased demand for partial and full joint replacement procedures, having the most accurate and minimally invasive technology at our fingertips allows us to greatly improve patient outcomes, reduce their pain and restore their quality of life,” said Anthony Melillo, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Houston Physicians’ Hospital.

Operating a synchronized robotic arm and computer, certified surgeons at Houston Physicians’ Hospital control the arm’s movement and performs surgery with pinpoint accuracy. The system, accurate to within less than 1 mm, provides significant benefits to both patients and operating surgeons. The robot also provides tactile, auditory and visual feedback during the procedure, ensuring surgeons are operating within the correct parameters.

For patients, incisions are significantly smaller than regular surgery with minimal tissue damage and blood loss. Post-operative pain is kept to a minimum and, in general, the procedures are performed as same-day surgeries. Surgeons at Houston Physicians’ Hospital have greater confidence in accuracy and that the outcome will be favorable without any difficult, follow-up surgeries required.

“By investing in innovative, top-of-the-line medical technology, we expand our capabilities to better serve our community,” said Nicholas Crafts, CEO of Houston Physicians’ Hospital. “Our physicians and staff hold our patients in the highest regard and it’s our priority to provide them with the best tools and get them back to living pain free.”

Dr. Melillo and Laura Torres-Barré, M.D., are the only robotically trained surgeons in the area. Dr. Melillo of Bay Oaks Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dr. Torres-Barré of the UTHEALTH Department of Orthopedic Surgery will be performing these robotic surgeries at Houston Physicians’ Hospital.

To learn more about robotic assisted surgery, contact (281) 940-3102 or visit HoustonPhysiciansHospital.com.

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WEBSTER, TX (June 14, 2011)

This week Houston Physicians’ Hospital will unveil its new website to the public. The revamped site features a comprehensive listing of the hospital’s specialty offerings, helpful pre-surgery patient information, and updated graphics and photos. The website is the first major introduction of the hospital’s new brand, which was developed to highlight the hospital’s personalized approach to patient care.

“We are excited to debut this new website,” said Dr. Gregory Bonnen, MD, neurosurgeon and chairman of the board of managers for Houston Physicians’ Hospital. “We believe patients and visitors to our website will find an enhanced patient experience by being able to learn more about Houston Physicians’ before even setting foot in the door of the hospital.”

Houston Physicians’ Hospital is a physician-owned hospital located in Webster, Texas. Physician ownership ensures that patients have the right to access and obtain clear and understandable information regarding the cost of health care. This also allows patients to work with the physician that best suits their needs.

Houston Physicians’ Hospital is a joint venture partnership between area physicians and Nueterra Healthcare, a health care management company based in Leawood, Kansas. The 49,000-sq-ft facility offers a 15-bed post-anestheisa care unit, nine operating rooms, six operating suites, two procedure rooms, and 21 inpatient rooms.

Houston Physicians’ Hospital performs procedures for ear, nose, and throat, general surgery, gynecological surgery, hand surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, pain medicine, plastic surgery, podiatric surgery, and urology. More information on Houston Physicians’ Hospital is available at www.houstonphysicianshospital.com.

More information on Nueterra Healthcare is available at www.nueterrahealthcare.com or by contacting Jennifer Fox, communications specialist, at jfox@nueterra.com or (913) 387-0615.