Jul
22
2014

CareFirst to create environment for safer patient care

“Please don’t hurt me. Heal me, and be nice to me.” In that order, those are our patients’ most basic needs. Preventing errors and not harming patients are the most important responsibilities of every Texas Children’s employee. Organization-wide Error Prevention Training launched last week to help ensure every one of us is equipped with the Read More…

Jul
22
2014

Houston hosts Transplant Games of America for healthy competition

Houston has its share of sporting events but hosting the Transplant Games of America was particularly special for Texas Children’s. As one of the lead sponsors, the hospital supported the games by promoting them, encouraging employees to volunteer, as well as organizing participation by patients. President & CEO Mark A. Wallace joined other leaders from Read More…

Jul
22
2014

Heart Center patient first in Houston to receive implantable cardiac monitor

When Kansas native Parker Flax was just three-months-old, he developed a fever, rash, conjunctivitis and cold-like symptoms that prompted his parents, Jessica and Daniel, to take him to the pediatrician. He was quickly diagnosed with measles, but after blood work ruled out the initial diagnosis, he was sent home. Parker then began developing extremely high Read More…

Jul
22
2014

West Campus Pediatric Intensive Care Unit broadens reach of Texas Children’s services in community

Each year, around 5,000 children are admitted to the Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Units. These are the patients who require the highest level of medical care. Until just a few months ago, a portion of our admissions were children who were transferred from West Campus because of their need for a higher level Read More…

Jul
22
2014

Bump Watch: Soothing a crying baby

It’s so exciting when you hear your baby cry for the first time. It’s a sign your newborn has entered the world with a strong, healthy set of lungs. But as the days, weeks and months roll by, the excitement may quickly give way to concern and frustration. As new parents, you will soon realize Read More…