May
27
2014

Texas Children’s receives high marks from Joint Commission

Texas Children’s recently received an impressive report card from The Joint Commission with surveyors commending the hospital for demonstrating several best practices. “Our survey results are a great indication that we are meeting the expectation of quality care for our patients,” said Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace. “This should only propel us Read More…

May
27
2014

The Center receives national recognition from National Committee for Quality Assurance

The Center for Children and Women has been honored by The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the first obstetrics practice in Texas to receive the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition (PCSP). Practices that become recognized under Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition have demonstrated commitment to patient-centered care and clinical quality through: streamlined referral processes and Read More…

May
27
2014

Before you stick a logo on it …

New brand book shares power and architecture of Texas Children’s brand You’ve just made the finishing touches to your department’s monthly newsletter, but you feel like it’s missing something. You’re thinking, “Maybe I should add the Texas Children’s logo.” Or maybe you’re designing your unit’s Go Texan Day t-shirt, and you’ve cleverly come up with Read More…

May
27
2014

Texas Children’s calls attention to “perfect storm” of poverty, conflict, and NTDs in CAR

Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, put the spotlight on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the Central African Republic (CAR) through a recent op-ed piece in the Huffington Post. With just more than five million people, CAR is considered one of the most remote Read More…

May
27
2014

Bump Watch: Vitamin K injections for newborns – Dispelling the myths

By Dr. Tiffany McKee-Garrett When a baby is born, parents want nothing more than to love and protect their child. Part of that protection starts right after birth with the administration of a vitamin K injection. Babies are not born with sufficient vitamin K levels and cannot get adequate amounts of vitamin K from breast Read More…