Memorial Hermann opens cafe to honor James H. ‘Red’ Duke Jr., M.D.
Each year, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) conducts an employee campaign that raises money to fund specific programs and projects that benefit employees, visitors and patients on the campus. In the past, some of these projects have consisted of promoting health education and facility upgrades.
The 2014 campaign, named “Food for Thought…Building Towards our Future,” helped fund a new dining area for employees and visitors called Red’s Cafe on the Go, named in honor of the late Dr. James H. “Red” Duke, UTHealth trauma surgeon and founder of Memorial Hermann Life Flight. Red’s, which celebrated its soft opening last week, is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers soup, sandwiches, salads, snacks, Starbucks coffee, fresh made-to-order paninis and flatbreads, drinks, milkshakes and more. But the cafe contains more than just food items. The walls are lined with photos of Dr. Duke, along with photos of Memorial Hermann Life Flight and the Memorial Hermann-TMC Campus through the years. The official grand opening is scheduled to take place sometime next month.