HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake CEO Todd Caliva and CNO Sherry Camacho recognize former patients and their dedicated critical care teams.

WEBSTER, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake held an event with hospital colleagues to celebrate National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month. The event featured remarks from hospital leadership, including Todd Caliva, chief executive officer, Sherry Camacho, chief nursing officer, Dr. Subrata Ghosh, director of neuroscience, and Dr. Brian Brewer, trauma director.

Three HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake patients, Charles Metellus, Elijah Torres, and David Kelsey, attended and shared stories of resiliency. 

Charles attended the event alongside his wife, Lovely Metellus, to share Charles’s story of survival. Charles was at work when he experienced a heart attack and was transferred from an outside facility to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. Doctors discovered Charles had developed a complex aneurysm that ruptured upon arrival. Charles spent the entire month of December in the hospital and celebrated Christmas with the staff before being discharged. Charles and Lovely praised Dr. Ghosh and the entire neurology team for their work in getting him back to being a healthy and active father of five. 

Six months ago, Elijah Torres was in a motorcycle accident that resulted in multiple severe trauma injuries. He was admitted to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake with a poor prognosis but slowly recovered in the ICU and was later discharged to a rehabilitation facility. Elijah and his mother shared words of gratitude to the team for the compassionate care he received. 

David and his wife were in attendance to share David's story. David contracted COVID-19 and was admitted to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. He developed chronic kidney failure and was placed on a ventilator and dialysis in the ICU. After a month, David was able to be extubated and eventually taken off dialysis. Their family is thankful to the entire ICU team for their incredible work caring for David.

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake is proud to celebrate the unwavering commitment of our critical care teams and the impact they make on the lives of their patients. For more information, visit www.hcahoustonhealthcare.com/clearlake.