Dec
22
2015

Watch Peyton Richardson ride on a float in the nationally televised Rose Parade on January 1

On New Year’s Day, 13-year old Peyton Richardson and her family will ride on a float at the 127th Rose Parade for Northwestern Mutual, the presenting sponsor for the 2016 Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, CA. The theme of this year’s parade is Find your Adventure. Peyton, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in Read More…

Dec
22
2015

Direct Energy supports expansion of Texas Children’s Heart Center

At a December 18 celebration, Texas Children’s Hospital announced a $5 million commitment from Direct Energy to the hospital’s Promise Campaign. The gift will be used to help expand Texas Children’s Heart Center in order to serve more children in the Houston community, Texas and the nation. Direct Energy’s commitment is the largest corporate gift Read More…

Dec
22
2015

Hand hygiene competition engages staff around germ prevention initiatives

Texas Children’s Hand Hygiene Committee recently organized a hand hygiene contest to underscore the importance of cleaning our hands before patient contact and to improve unit-based compliance rates which will help staff achieve their house-wide goal of 95 percent compliance or higher. This awareness campaign was primarily a nurse-led initiative to ensure hand hygiene continues Read More…

Dec
22
2015

Heart Center experts present at PCICS 11th International Meeting

Intensivists, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, and outcomes and quality experts from Texas Children’s Heart Center and Baylor College of Medicine served as presenters and moderators during the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) 11th International Meeting held December 9 through 11 in Houston. Nearly 300 cardiovascular experts from 13 countries met during the two-day multidisciplinary, Read More…

Dec
22
2015

Temporary Acute Care Holding Unit opens at West Tower

To meet the growing need for pediatric inpatient acute care beds, the Acute Care Nursing Team has opened a temporary Acute Care Holding Unit (ACHU). The unit is located in the West Tower on the fourth floor (across from the NICU Sibling’s Playroom-Old NICU pod S) and can hold up to 10 non-complex, low acuity Read More…