Feb
24
2015

Hope, faith and expertise: Surgical team leads historical Mata conjoined twins surgery

During the early morning hours of February 17, Elysse Mata sat holding her babies tightly, kissing them as tears ran down her face. She was saying goodbye to her girls, conjoined for the last time before undergoing a historical surgery that would offer them their first chance at separate lives. “We’ve been waiting for this Read More…

Feb
24
2015

Patient, family care and experience at core of CareFirst project

Many of you read the announcement about our CareFirst plans in November, and just a few weeks ago, you began seeing the CareFirst window clings and banners around the Main Campus. The CareFirst initiative will drive our reinvestment in the programs our most critically ill patients need – primarily in the Critical Care units, operating Read More…

Feb
24
2015

Luna co-leads GI study to offer hope for son, children with autism spectrum disorders

Have you ever wondered why life leads us down certain career paths? For Dr. Ruth Ann Luna, the answer is obvious – her immense curiosity and passion for research to improve the quality of life for sick children. As director of medical metagenomics at Texas Children’s Microbiome Center, Luna focuses much of her research on Read More…

Feb
24
2015

Super Star Employee: Klaus Loewy

Klaus Loewy from Information Services is the latest Texas Children’s Super Star employee. “The thought that my efforts result in value to my customers and ultimately in better care for our patients is what motivates me every day,” Loewy said. Read more of Loewy’s interview: Q&A: Klaus Loewy, November 2014 Employee Your name, title and Read More…

Feb
24
2015

Mobile Clinics go live with EPIC, improving follow-up care

Texas Children’s Mobile Clinics are now equipped with EPIC, allowing medical staff to offer a more thorough continuum of care. “We aim to find medical homes for all our families,” said Dr. Sanghamitra Misra, medical director of the Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program. “Now that we are entering our clinic notes into EPIC, any practitioner Read More…