Apr
17
2018

Texas Children’s welcomes third therapy dog

The hospital’s canine crew now has a male pup joining the team. He has officially been added to the roster as a part of Texas Children’s Pawsitive Play Program that uses animal-assisted therapy to enhance the emotional well-being of pediatric patients by reducing their anxiety, perception of pain and fear of hospitalization. Pinto is a Read More…

Apr
17
2018

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal shows support for Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Shaquille O’Neal made a special visit to Texas Children’s Cancer Center April 9 prior to being honored at the Marriott Marquis Houston for the 13th annual An Evening with a Legend. During the one-on-one room visits, O’Neal enjoyed shooting hoops, playing games and talking with patients about their cancer journeys. As someone who has had Read More…

Apr
3
2018

Time is running out to register for The Woodlands Family Fun Run

Don’t miss out on the fun at the second annual Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Marathon Foundation Family Fun Run at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. Registration for the event ends at 5 p.m. Monday, April 23, or whenever we reach our maximum event capacity of 1,500 runners, so hurry and sign up if you Read More…

Apr
3
2018

Camp Keep Smiling offers valuable outlet to children with cleft lip and palate

Forty-five campers attended Camp Keep Smiling March 23-25, participating in everything from arts and crafts to ropes courses and more. Camp Keep Smiling is a camp for children with cleft lip and palate. Hosted by the nonprofit Camp for All, the camp provides a safe, fun environment for patients between the ages of 10 and 16 to Read More…

Mar
20
2018

Spotlight on Social Work: The evolution of Social Work at Texas Children’s

The month of March is not only for Spring break and preparing for the Easter holiday, but it is also nationally recognized as Social Work Month. Texas Children’s social workers are a large part of the hospital’s success. When most people think of social work, the most relatable aspect of the job is helping and Read More…