Sep
29
2015

ICD-10 debut: New coding system launches at Texas Children’s October 1

On Thursday, October 1, Texas Children’s will join other hospitals across the world and switch from ICD-9 to the expanded ICD-10 code sets to report patients’ diagnoses and procedures. The ICD-10 system will allow greater detail and precision in describing patient care and acuity. This increased level of detail will improve our clinical providers’ ability Read More…

Sep
29
2015

Heart Center physicians perform two cases broadcasted to live audience

Physicians from around the world attending the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada were invited to watch two live cardiac catheterization cases performed by the Texas Children’s Heart Center team. The cases, which were performed at the Main Campus, were transmitted live to the conference via satellite. The purpose of these Read More…

Sep
22
2015

Nurse coordinator role expands, recruitment to begin

For Aleida Stark, RN, each time a new patient receives their diagnosis at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, she begins a new puzzle. The care that is required for patients in the very complex world of hematology and oncology requires a massive amount of coordination. That work is taken on by nurse coordinators who Read More…

Sep
9
2015

Dormans sets sights high for future of Orthopedics Department

Chief of Orthopedics Dr. John Dormans is an eternal optimist, skilled orthopedic surgeon and strategic leader, a combination of which are destined to prove great things for Texas Children’s. Since joining the organization three months ago, Dormans has developed a plan to make Texas Children’s Orthopedics one of the top programs in the world. “Texas Read More…

Sep
9
2015

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus expands urology services

Urology services at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus have been extended to meet the needs of patients in Houston and its surrounding area. Beginning in July, the Texas Children’s Urology Department started holding clinics from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month and from 8 a.m. to noon on the Read More…