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FamilyTime Honors Dr. Kim Waasco - Atascocita

FamilyTime Honors Dr. Kim Waasco - Atascocita

Published: Feb 05, 2019, 10:00am

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Dr. Kim Waaso, D.O., FACEP, Kingwood Emergency Hospital physician, was honored at FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center’s Hearts of Gold Gala on Saturday, January 26, 2019. She was recognized as FamilyTime’s 2018 Woman of Achievement in the Medical category. Since 1990, FamilyTime has served local families in crisis situations. Each year the Center recognizes women in the community who have made a difference.


Dr. Waaso is proud to be honored alongside the other amazing women award recipients. “I’m humbled by the voice of the community. FamilyTime is such an important community service and I align with the care and concern they demonstrate for our local families. Thank you for calling out the collective spirit of all who engage in serving.”

Dr. Waaso began her medical career as a registered nurse and utilized her nursing foundation to launch a successful career in medicine. After attending medical school, she completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University and has been practicing emergency medicine for 17 years. For the last 12 years she has served with distinction as Medical Director for Atascocita Fire and EMS.

She developed the first Medical Rehab Team (MURC) for the State of Texas dedicated solely to the treatment of first responders at disaster scenes. Her team’s first deployment was during Hurricane Harvey and was regarded by the State of Texas to be a tremendous asset. As a result, the MURC’s have become a permanent unit for the State during all disasters. Dr. Waaso was named Medical Director for one of the state’s 14 special AMBUS units that are placed strategically around Texas for disaster deployment. This unit deploys not only to disasters in Texas but also our neighboring states.

As a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Waaso provides outstanding care at Kingwood Emergency Hospital. Kingwood Emergency Hospital is proud to have Dr. Waaso as part of their caring and committed physician team and congratulates her on this achievement award.

About Kingwood Emergency Hospital: Kingwood Emergency Hospital, located at 23330 Hwy 59 N., Kingwood, TX is a private hospital serving all local communities with no wait, concierge health care. Licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) as a specialty hospital, its focus is to make emergency and inpatient care more convenient and to provide personalized experiences with over-the-top service. Patient care is delivered by Board-Certified Emergency physicians, a wide range of physician specialists and specially trained nurses and staff. Kingwood Emergency Hospital features a pediatric emergency suite, private patient suites, on-site lab, diagnostic imaging, and cardiac testing, among other services.

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