Jul
17
2018

Texas Children’s celebrates official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic

On July 9, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation celebrated the official opening of the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Texas Children’s, one of only seven Angelman syndrome-specific clinics in the United States – and the first in Texas. Several patient families gathered on the 16th floor of Wallace Tower to attend the ribbon Read More…

Jul
17
2018

SOAR Program provides seamless transition of care to families discharged from NICU

When Kristine Hartin’s son was born almost a year ago, she was not prepared for the emergency cesarean section and almost four-week stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. Unbeknownst to the first-time mom, her son, Reid, had pituitary stalk interruption syndrome, a congenital abnormality that can cause jaundice, Read More…

Jul
17
2018

Child Life department launches ‘Elsa on call’

On July 9 the Cancer Center clinic surprised outpatients with a visit from Elsa, one of Texas Children’s three therapy dogs. With the dogs constantly making their rounds throughout the hospital visiting inpatients, at times outpatients miss the opportunity to see their furry friends. “Elsa and I spent a lot of time with the hematology Read More…

Jul
17
2018

Employees and volunteers participate in radiation injury treatment exercise

Texas Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Management and Bone Marrow Transplant teams recently conducted their first large scale functional radiation injury treatment exercise. As a member of the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), our organization conducts annual exercises as part of our emergency preparedness activities. “This was new for us. We’ve never done an exercise on this Read More…

Jul
10
2018

Texas Children’s celebrates lung and heart transplant milestones

Texas Children’s Transplant Services has hit another milestone – the completion of 200 lung transplants and 400 heart transplants, making the program one of the highest volume pediatric heart and lung transplant centers in the nation. The milestone continues to solidify Texas Children’s position as one of the most active pediatric transplant programs in the Read More…