Jul
14
2015

Health Center staff prepares for transition to community hospital setting

With the opening of the outpatient and subspecialty building at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands just 15 months away, steps are being taken to ensure the transition for staff, patients and their families is seamless. One such step was taken June 25 and 26 when staff and leaders at the Woodlands Health Center and staff Read More…

Jul
14
2015

Texas Children’s opens first-of-its-kind pediatric Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit

Texas Children’s Heart Center and the section of Critical Care Medicine cut the ribbon July 6 on a new, first-of-its-kind pediatric Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit. This highly-specialized 12-bed unit focuses on the treatment of children with heart failure, as well as those requiring intensive care before and after heart transplant. “We are thrilled to Read More…

Jul
7
2015

Cool off and take the 21-day H20 challenge starting July 20

Texas Children’s is launching a 21-day water challenge for all staff starting Monday, July 20 to promote consuming the recommended amount of water during the dog days of summer. As the temperatures rise, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water provides a variety of benefits including proper digestion, sustained energy Read More…

Jul
7
2015

Radiology expansion promotes environment of collaboration

It’s 9 a.m. and outside the new radiology reading room a group has gathered to talk through the day’s challenges and prepare for the day ahead. Yesterday, several patients cancelled appointments due to heavy rainfall, and today there will be more appointments than expected to make up for it. With a team there to talk Read More…

Jul
7
2015

Bump Watch: Down Syndrome – Our family’s unexpected journey

By Dr. Katherine Leaming-Van Zandt Our world shifted when we were told that our son had Down syndrome. Although I was 37 years old, and acutely aware of my “advanced maternal age,” I was more apprehensive of the sleepless nights and non-stop feeds and diaper changes versus the risk for a chromosomal abnormality. Intermittently, I Read More…