February 25, 2014

21914BrunoChumitazi150The Clinical Research Center presented the Clinical Research Award for fourth quarter 2013 to Dr. Bruno Chumpitazi, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics-Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine.

The award was established by the Clinical Research Center in collaboration with the Research Resources Office to recognize and honor individual contributions to protecting the best interest of the research subjects and compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

Dr. Chumpitazi’s research activities in the CRC focus in treatment and outcome evaluation of techniques to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal motility disorders in children.

Congratulations to Dr. Chumpitazi.

Most Texas Children’s Hospital telephone service at all locations will be unavailable from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, March 2, for maintenance.

What does this mean to you?

  • Red emergency phones will be available, and the hospital’s Disaster Routing Service will be activated.
  • Other available communication services include:
    • Beeper paging through 713-605-8989
    • Hospital page operator “0” can be dialed from any red phone to reach the page operator
    • IRM paging system will be available through page operators for normal hospital groups such as Inpatient Code Team, Transport Team, CARLA Teams and Pyros
    • Voalte-to-Voalte phone communication
  • No other phone-related services, including Spectralink, will be available until maintenance is completed.

What should you do?

  • All departments should implement standard downtime procedures during this outage.
  • If your SpectraLink handset displays “system unavailable” or “no PBX” after service resumes, turn the phone off and back on, and the error will clear.
  • Call Center Agents will have to log back into the telephone after service is restored to receive calls.

Information Services is dedicated to providing a secure, reliable technology environment, and will provide the following support resources:

  • Before the outage – call the IS Service Desk at Ext. 4-3512
  • During the outage – call the IS Service Desk from a red emergency phone by dialing Ext. 5332.

Traffic on Fannin Street will experience unusually heavy congestion due to concurrent Spring Break and Rodeo activities in the area surrounding Texas Medical Center area from Monday, March 3, to Friday, March 21.

Due to these anticipated traffic problems, please keep the following in mind to help you adjust your travel schedule during these two weeks:

  • We can expect traffic congestion to cause shuttle travel times to increase; please adjust your schedules to accommodate potential traffic.
  • For those employees who use MetroRail to travel to and from Garage 19, be aware that the MetroRail cars will be more crowded than usual. Please allow extra time in your commute to avoid being late to work.
  • The shuttle route between the John P McGovern Campus, NRI and the Feigin Center should not be affected.
  • Please note that these plans may change during these weeks if necessary.

The latest issue of IS Technology News is now available online. Click here to view important technology news and helpful information such as:

  • How IS protects Texas Children’s against cyber security threats (and what you can do at home!)

Recent data breaches by major retailers exposed security vulnerabilities, and put millions of consumers at risk for spam, phishing and malware. Texas Children’s faces similar threats, so Information Services (IS) uses a combination of programs, policies and practices to protect both the organization and its individual employees and patients. In fact, many information security best practices can also protect you at home!

  • The IS Customer Support Portal has a fresh look and helpful new features. Check it out!
  • Enhance security and access to your favorite web sites with an (easy) update to Internet Explorer 8
  • Locked out of your computer? Never again with Password Reset!
  • Windows 7 migration benefits – they’re for everyone!

Please visit the Information Services Connect site for more helpful technology tips, updates and information.

Eight to 10 year-old African American girls and their parents are needed to participate in an eight-week online program promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

Requirements for participation:

  • Must speak and understand English
  • Access to high-speed internet
  • A personal email address
  • A parent willing to participate

There are no meetings to attend. Participation can be from the comfort and convenience of your home. A stipend is available.

This program is conducted by the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Email Marilyn or call 713-798-7002 to register or for more information.

Name Department
Amosu, Juliana Facilities Operations
Armstrong, Courtney Texas Children’s Gordon Emergency Center
Assemu, Helen West Campus – Pathology
Beiza, Marilyn Texas Children’s Physician Service Organization
Blair, Erin Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Brown, Lakesha Texas Children’s Pediatrics Friendswood
Casiano, Talitha Respiratory Care
Cauley, Ashley Texas Children’s Newborn Center
Cleveland, Heather Pediatric Radiology
Coburn, Megan Texas Children’s Heart Center
Devillez, Amy Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Durham, Pamela Women’s Services
Eighmy, Nicolle Child Life
Enoch, Beverly Pathology
Estep, Holly Texas Children’s Pediatrics North Cypress
Felder, Sophia Women’s Services
Ferguson, Megan Progressive Care Unit
Fisher, Kimberly Nursing
Freeman, Kristen Respiratory Care
French, Elizabeth Pediatric Surgical Service
Garcia, Blanca Texas Children’s Pediatrics Sugar Land
Garrie, Emily Texas Children’s Pediatrics Westchase
Gibson, Stephanie Neurology Unit
Gonzalez, Gracie Pathology
Henley, Megan Texas Children’s Health Plan
Holt, Kheelyn Psychiatry
Johnson, Brandon Supply Chain
Johnston, Amanda Respiratory Care
Jones, Heather Administration
Jones, Samantha West Campus – Audiology
Jordan, Cindy Nursing
Joya, Lisseth Texas Children’s Pediatrics Fannin
Juneau, Natalie Child Life
Karabi, Atefeh Food and Nutrition Services
Kassler, Jennifer Ambulatory Services
Lacy, Kayla Respiratory Care
Leclair, Ashton Supply Chain
Linville, Laura Child Life
Logan, Angela Residents Primary Care Group, General Medicine, Retrovirology Clinics
Long, Elizabeth Food and Nutrition Services
Mansia, Sana Women’s Services
Maza, Lekechia Care Management
McAdams, Kellie Nursing
Morataya, Cindy West Campus – Emergency Center
Moreaux, Margaret West Campus – Respiratory Care
Morries, Rhonda Operating Room
Najito, Kimberly Department of Social Work
Navo, Glorianne Texas Children’s Newborn Center
Nolasco, Esmeralda Texas Children’s Pediatrics Heights
Octaviano, Denise Residents Primary Care Group, General Medicine, Retrovirology Clinics
Oliva, Jacqueline Facilities Operations
Osborn, Douglas West Campus – Security Services
Peas’ant, Linda Texas Children’s Newborn Center
Richardson, Jennifer Texas Children’s Pediatrics After Hours West
Robinson, Kimberly Surgical Unit/Orthopedic Unit
Ryan, TJ Texas Children’s Gordon Emergency Center
Saldivar, Abel West Campus – Emergency Center
Sangalang, Stephanie Texas Children’s Newborn Center
Santillan, Anna Pathology
Schuck, Brenda Texas Children’s Gordon Emergency Center
Sneed, Jenna Employee Health Clinic
Sotelo, Flor Texas Children’s Pediatrics Gulfton
Taqvi, Syeda Texas Children’s Pediatrics FM 1960 After Hours
Tibbs, Terri Pharmacy Services
Truong, Blanche Pathology
Uwaezuoke, Precious Texas Children’s Heart Center
Walker, Steven Financial Services
Wang, Hsin-Yen Texas Children’s Health Centers – Cy-Fair
Weems, Lynne Marie Texas Children’s Health Plan
Whittaker, Laura Nursing
Zimmerman, Alyssa Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
February 18, 2014


On February 7, West Campus was awarded the top honor at the Houston West Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Economic Development Summit and Star Awards. Michelle Riley-Brown, president of West Campus, accepted the 2014 Pillar Award which recognizes a business or organization that consistently and tirelessly supports the business community, exemplifies the determined spirit of the Houston West Chamber and promotes a superior quality of life in our community.

“I was truly honored and humbled to receive the highest award on behalf of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus,” said Riley-Brown. “We have grown tremendously since we opened our doors three years ago, and we look forward to continuing to treat children and families in the West Houston community.”

The Pillar Award is voted on by the Star Award Events Committee. West Campus also served as a sponsor of the event.

Watch a video about West Campus.