KATY, TEXAS (October 19, 2012)

Paul Bing, MD has been named chief of staff at Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital Katy. During his one-year term, Dr. Bing will be responsible for ensuring the continuation of quality medical care throughout the hospital. He also will serve as chairman of the hospital's Medical Executive Committee and as a member of the Peer Review Team.

"I look forward to the opportunity to serve in a leadership role at the hospital and ultimately to facilitate growth despite the uncertainty we face due to healthcare reform," said Dr. Bing.

Dr. Bing, a native of Katy, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a consulting engineer prior to entering medical school. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas. He then completed his internship and residency at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, and completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Kansas before returning to Katy in 1996 to join Medical Colleagues of Texas, LLP.

Board certified in both internal and pulmonary medicine, Dr. Bing treats acute and chronic conditions, including patients who present with diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.

"A long-time fixture in the Katy community, Dr. Bing has excellent leadership qualities and is well respected by his colleagues and staff alike," said Noelle Lopez, executive director of Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital Katy. "He brings more than 20 years of clinical experience and a passion to deliver high-quality care to each and every patient. For these reasons and many more, we are pleased to have Dr. Bing join our executive team."

Since 2006, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital Katy has provided rehabilitation services for individuals who have suffered a loss of functioning or impairment due to conditions such as stroke, brain injury, orthopedic injury, amputation, arthritis and spinal cord injury. The inpatient program combines the benefits of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, along with social services and nursing for a multi-disciplinary approach. The hospital also offers an outpatient therapy clinic that provides physical, occupational and speech therapy and is home to a diagnostic imaging center and an advanced wound care center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.