Apr
10
2018

Texas’ maternal mortality ratio significantly lower than reported, but disparity still exists

After two independent studies were published two years ago suggesting that the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Texas had doubled within the past decade, an updated report released today in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology found that the MMR in Texas was significantly lower in 2012 than previously reported due to data collection error. The Read More…

Mar
29
2018

MyChart Madness: Scoring points for patient access system wide

While the nation is glued to their TVs watching the NCAA’s “March Madness” college basketball tournament, Texas Children’s is focused on scoring patient access points during MyChart Madness. On March 19, Texas Children’s launched MyChart Instant Activation and Fast Pass as part of the hospital’s system-wide initiative to improve patient access. MyChart is an online Read More…

Mar
6
2018

Pectus Program treats assortment of chest wall abnormalities

It’s not every day that physicians at Texas Children’s get the opportunity to treat a child and their parent, but that’s exactly what happened when Caitlin King became a patient of Texas Children’s Pectus Program. The program is part of Texas Children’s Division of Pediatric Surgery and is run by a specialized team that assesses Read More…

Feb
13
2018

Conjoined identical twin girls successfully separated at Texas Children’s Hospital

On January 13, Texas Children’s successfully performed its fourth conjoined twins separation, giving identical twin girls Anna Grace and Hope Elizabeth Richards a chance at a normal life. The 7-hour procedure was performed by a multidisciplinary team of nearly 75 surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists and nurses from eight specialties. Click here to see a list of Read More…

Feb
13
2018

Texas Children’s celebrates Blue Bird Circle’s 95th birthday and partnership

For nearly 17 years, Maryann Macey has volunteered with the Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital – an opportunity that she describes as very rewarding. “It is amazing to see all of the progress our organization has made in advancing research to help our physicians at the Blue Bird Circle Read More…