Child Life airs first live broadcast revealing the gender of new therapy dog

IT’S A GIRL! Elsa now has a little sister. Texas Children’s first therapy dog, is not the hospital’s only female, four-legged, furry friend. A new therapy dog will be arriving at the end of the month, and Child Life just announced that it will be a GIRL. The gender reveal was broadcast live through ZTV, Read More…


New art studio for patients, their families set to open in January 2018

On November 9, Child Life held a special event to dedicate a new art studio in the Zone for patients and their families. Texas Children’s Hospital is grateful for the generosity of Harrison’s Heroes, a local organization that will fund the art studio. Harrison’s Heroes Art Studio will be an intimate space for patients and Read More…


Texas Children’s ukulele choir, patients cheer on the Houston Astros

The Texas Children’s Hospital Ukulele Choir cheered on our Houston Astros in the best way they know how, with the help of some very special patients! Led by the Music Therapy Department and made up of Texas Children’s staff members, the choir led patients and staff from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit in a rousing rendition Read More…


Caught You Caring: Heather Eppelheimer offers support to families

Heather Eppelheimer is a child life specialist with Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. While she is quick to offer support in any way she can, Heather’s primary responsibility is to work closely with expecting families who have lost a child. Heather helps these families cope with their loss and create lasting memories of their child. Read More…


Elsa celebrates her one-year anniversary at Texas Children’s

On October 2, Elsa, Texas Children’s first therapy dog, celebrated her one year anniversary at the hospital with patients and friends alike. The four-legged, full-time employee arrived in October 2016 and has brought smiles and comfort to patients, families, visitors and employees ever since. To commemorate her special day, Elsa donned a “It’s my gotcha Read More…