Jul
22
2014

Heart Center patient first in Houston to receive implantable cardiac monitor

When Kansas native Parker Flax was just three-months-old, he developed a fever, rash, conjunctivitis and cold-like symptoms that prompted his parents, Jessica and Daniel, to take him to the pediatrician. He was quickly diagnosed with measles, but after blood work ruled out the initial diagnosis, he was sent home. Parker then began developing extremely high Read More…

Jul
22
2014

West Campus Pediatric Intensive Care Unit broadens reach of Texas Children’s services in community

Each year, around 5,000 children are admitted to the Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Units. These are the patients who require the highest level of medical care. Until just a few months ago, a portion of our admissions were children who were transferred from West Campus because of their need for a higher level Read More…

Jul
22
2014

Bump Watch: Soothing a crying baby

It’s so exciting when you hear your baby cry for the first time. It’s a sign your newborn has entered the world with a strong, healthy set of lungs. But as the days, weeks and months roll by, the excitement may quickly give way to concern and frustration. As new parents, you will soon realize Read More…

Jul
22
2014

Olympian visits Texas Children’s

On July 16, patients on 11 West Tower were greeted by three-time Olympian Erin Hamlin. Most recently, she made history and took home the bronze medal in the singles luge event at the Winter Games in Sochi. The 27-year-old brought smiles to patients, showed off her medal and even came with a luge in tow Read More…

Jul
15
2014

Texas Children’s earns technology recognition for 2nd consecutive year

For the second year in a row, Texas Children’s has received the “Most Wired” designation for outstanding health care-based technology from Hospitals & Health Network Magazine – the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association. “Earning Most Wired designation for two consecutive years is a tribute to the hard work of Information Services and our Read More…