Nov
24
2015

Stein elected President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Fernando Stein has been elected President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This is the first time in the AAP’s 85-year history that a pediatrician from Texas has been elected to this post. As president of the AAP, Stein will represent all pediatricians and subspecialists across the country, and ultimately serve as Texas Read More…

Nov
24
2015

Ribbon cutting held for special isolation unit at West Campus

Supporters of Texas Children’s efforts to treat children with highly contagious infectious diseases gathered last week to applaud the opening of the organization’s Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. More than 70 people from across the organization and the state attended the unit’s ribbon cutting and open house, during which they got Read More…

Nov
24
2015

New Kangaroo Crew ambulances enhance safety for patients, transport team

Texas Children’s Kangaroo Crew unveiled its new state-of-the-art ambulances that replace the old fleet while significantly improving patient and crew safety during emergency transport to Texas Children’s Hospital. “Our 6-year old ambulances were becoming less reliable,” said Texas Children’s Assistant Director of Transport Services Deborah D’Ambrosio. “Our transport team of registered nurses, registered respiratory therapists Read More…

Nov
17
2015

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit achieves patient safety milestone in HAPU prevention

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) had one hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) in a period of 892 days, which translates to 647 days and 244 days without a HAPU occurrence. These notable milestones demonstrate the value of teamwork and commitment to cultivating an environment of safe patient care. When epilepsy patients are admitted to the EMU Read More…

Nov
17
2015

West Campus activates helipad and starts receiving patients via helicopter

The sound of helicopter blades chopping through the air will be a common occurrence at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus now that the hospital’s helipad has been activated and staff has been trained on how to receive a patient arriving via air transport. “We are very excited about the opportunity to have helicopters land at Read More…