Feb
23
2016

Texas Children’s, Houston Methodist develop first hospital-based rapid test for the Zika virus

Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists at Texas Children’s and Houston Methodist Hospital developed the nation’s first hospital-based rapid test for the Zika virus in a matter of weeks as part of the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Collaborative in Virus Detection and Surveillance. This collaborative program was established to facilitate rapid development of tests for virus Read More…

Feb
23
2016

New in situ simulation program enhances role clarity in high-risk emergencies

The neonatal team at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is always prepared for special deliveries – taking care of newborns is what they’re trained to do. But earlier this month, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) received a special delivery that wasn’t quite what you’d expect. Texas Children’s Simulation Center hosted an open house to Read More…

Feb
23
2016

CVICU physician performs CPR, saves man’s life during spin class

When Dr. Natasha Afonso clipped in to a bike for a spin class on a recent Thursday evening, she didn’t know the skills she uses each day to treat patients in the CVICU would mean the difference between life and death for a fellow rider. Toward the end of the 45-minute, high-intensity class, Afonso heard Read More…

Feb
23
2016

Texas Children’s Medical Plan enrollees to receive additional pharmacy benefit

Texas Children’s works hard to minimize the impact of rising health care costs to our employees. That is why we have partnered with our prescription benefits manager, CVS/caremark to bring an additional benefit. Very soon those enrolled in the Texas Children’s Medical Plan will be receiving an ExtraCare Health Card that provides savings of 20 Read More…

Feb
23
2016

Super Star Leader: Angelina Rangel

Angelina Rangel of Nursing Professional Development is the latest Texas Children’s Super Star leader. “A super star is someone who is constantly striving to improve, constantly learning, working to be the best they can be as a person and as a coworker,” Rangel said. “Also this person takes ownership.” Read more of Rangel’s interview and Read More…