Oct
13
2015

Finishing touches being put on Special Isolation Unit in preparation of opening

Pastel paint, shiny floors and spacious rooms equipped with the latest scientific and technological approaches to biocontainment are just a few of the features of the soon-to-be-finished Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. The 8-bed unit designed for children with highly contagious infectious diseases is part of an 18-bed expansion of the Read More…

Oct
13
2015

Employees arm themselves against the flu by getting annual flu shot

Thousands of Texas Children’s employees have armed themselves against the upcoming flu season by taking advantage of the free flu vaccines that are being offered by Employee Health. It’s not too late for you to do the same. Free flu shots are still being offered to all Texas Children’s employees, Baylor College of Medicine employees Read More…

Oct
13
2015

Pharmacy program ensures safe disposal of expired, unused medications

Do you have any unwanted, unused or expired medications lingering in your medicine cabinet? Old prescription and over-the-counter pills left around the house can become a health and safety hazard, especially for small children and pets who may accidently get ahold of them. To ensure the safe disposal of these medications, Texas Children’s Pharmacy Department Read More…

Oct
13
2015

Texas Children’s anesthesiologists contribute to leading textbook in field

Anesthesiologist-in-Chief Dr. Dean Andropoulos and several members of his medical staff helped write and edit the recently published Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease, 3rd Edition. The textbook is the leading reference source for the field, and since the first edition was published in 2005, readership has increased significantly around the world. The new edition contains Read More…

Oct
6
2015

Texas Children’s Health Plan to more than double in size

Return to Connect Texas Children’s Health Plan has been selected by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as a health plan in the STAR Kids Program, a managed care program that provides health coverage to children and youth with special health care needs. Beginning September 1, 2016, the STAR Kids program will be implemented Read More…