Sep
29
2015

ICD-10 debut: New coding system launches at Texas Children’s October 1

On Thursday, October 1, Texas Children’s will join other hospitals across the world and switch from ICD-9 to the expanded ICD-10 code sets to report patients’ diagnoses and procedures. The ICD-10 system will allow greater detail and precision in describing patient care and acuity. This increased level of detail will improve our clinical providers’ ability Read More…

Sep
29
2015

Wallace encourages employees to get annual flu shot to protect those around them

Each fall, Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark A. Wallace rolls up his shirt sleeve and gets an annual flu shot to protect himself, you, the patients we serve, and his family – especially his young grandchildren – against a potentially deadly infection. As an employee of one of the best pediatric hospitals in the Read More…

Sep
29
2015

Bright Horizons back-up child, adult care free in October

When Employee Medical Clinic and Wellness Manager Julie Griffith learned her nanny would be gone a week due to a family emergency she turned to Bright Horizon’s back-up care for help. After filling out a few forms, Griffith breathed a sigh of relief and drove her son, Cameron, downtown to the temporary child care provider’s Read More…

Sep
29
2015

Heart Center physicians perform two cases broadcasted to live audience

Physicians from around the world attending the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada were invited to watch two live cardiac catheterization cases performed by the Texas Children’s Heart Center team. The cases, which were performed at the Main Campus, were transmitted live to the conference via satellite. The purpose of these Read More…

Sep
29
2015

Fond farewell to Bump Watch: Blog ending after 3 years, half million views

Today marks a bittersweet moment: after more than three years, we are saying farewell to the Bump Watch blog. As we close this final chapter of Bump Watch, Angela Hudson, Hasti Taghi and Rosie Moore share some of their fondest moments about this journey. And we revisit several Bump Watch families to see just how Read More…