HOUSTON (September 21, 2007)

Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett, who sustained a spinal cord injury during the team's season opening game, arrived today at TIRR Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center to begin the next phase in his recovery.

Kevin's family, who resides in Houston, selected TIRR Memorial Hermann for his ongoing care. For decades, TIRR Memorial Hermann has been a leader in providing exceptional care to those who have been impacted by a disabling injury or illness. TIRR Memorial Hermann, a regional model spinal cord injury system since 1972, has been named one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for 18 consecutive years.

"When our staff heard about Kevin's injury in that game, many of them called me and asked how we could help," said CEO Carl Josehart. "That's the kind of people we have working at TIRR Memorial Hermann. They are passionate about what they do. We are looking forward to working with Kevin."

One of 14 hospitals in the Memorial Hermann Health System, TIRR Memorial Hermann is located adjacent to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, a level I trauma center, and the new Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute.