This small Texas hospital is finding ways to save COVID-19 patients

United Memorial Medical Center in north Houston
Dr. Joseph Varon, center, the doctor in charge of the COVID-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in north Houston, checks on Melequiades Cervantes.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

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Molly Hennessy-Fiske has been a staff writer since 2006 in Washington, Los Angeles, Texas and overseas. A graduate of Harvard College, she spent a year as Middle East bureau chief before returning as Houston bureau chief.