Jul
10
2018

Employees sweat it out at free obstacle course race boot camp

Texas Children’s teammates scaled monkey bars, slung ropes, hauled sandbags, climbed cargo nets, flipped heavy truck tires and even threw spears at our first obstacle course race boot camp, a free class recently offered by the Well-Being team in partnership with BC Fitness. The boot camp course was designed to give employees and their families Read More…

Jul
5
2018

Kimmel vs. Cruz charity basketball game raises nearly $50K for Texas Children’s

When late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel faced off against Senator Ted Cruz in a one-on-one charity basketball game in Houston last month, the event brought in nearly $50,000 benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital – which was a lot more fundraising dollars than expected. At the beginning of the competition, the loser of the game Read More…

Jul
4
2018

Inclement weather

Inclement weather No. 1:  Weather conditions are improving Texas Children’s leadership and the Department of Emergency Management are closely monitoring the weather as the Greater Houston area experienced heavy rainfall today. More than six inches of rain fell across the Houston area. Rainfall levels are gradually subsiding, however street-level flooding and slick roads still remain Read More…

Jul
3
2018

Patient access initiative continues to generate positive results among patient families

“Thanks to online scheduling, it’s super easy to make appointments through MyChart now,” wrote a Texas Children’s family. “The past several times we’ve been here, we have been in and out in less than 45 minutes with the same level of quality and care. It seems like they heard our concerns loud and clear, and Read More…

Jul
3
2018

Cancer and Hematology Centers announce transition in leadership

Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers is pleased to announce Dr. Susan Blaney has stepped into the role of director, effective July 1, while Dr. David Poplack transitions to serve as associate director of the Cancer and Hematology Centers and director of Global HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence), an outreach program aimed at improving pediatric cancer Read More…