Jul
18
2017

Abercrombie Play Garden offers outdoor retreat for patients, families

After nearly five months of renovations, Texas Children’s recently opened an outdoor play garden for patients and their families so they can relax and have fun during their visit or hospital stay at Texas Children’s. “The hospital can be a stressful environment for patients and their families,” said Rene Hoelker, a project manager for Texas Read More…

Jul
11
2017

Camp For All 2 U returns to Main Campus, premiers at West Campus

For two weeks in June, Camp For All 2U brought the joy of summer camp to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Main and West Campuses. The program transforms areas of the hospital into camp, providing patients who may not get the experience of camp outside of the hospital the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Read More…

Jun
13
2017

LeBlancs establish fund in daughter’s memory to support Child Life, Nursing scholarship

Molly Mae LeBlanc, daughter of Texas Children’s employees Jill and Andy LeBlanc, passed away at Texas Children’s on May 6, 2017. Molly was diagnosed with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) prior to her birth. She battled her kidney and liver disease valiantly and spent much time being cared for at Texas Children’s by many Read More…

Apr
4
2017

New robot provides comfort, excitement for patients during medical procedures

For Nilima Gandhi, watching her 6-year-old son interact with Texas Children’s new robot fills her heart with joy. Her son suffers from beta-thalassemia major – a condition where the body cannot produce red blood cells – which requires him to receive blood transfusions every two to three weeks. “When my son comes to Texas Children’s, Read More…

Mar
7
2017

Teddy Bear clinic provides coping tool for patients, families

Hundreds of children recently gathered with hospital staff on The Auxiliary Bridge of Texas Children’s Hospital and outside the main entrance of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus to participate in one of the medical system’s most popular events – the annual teddy bear clinic. During the clinic, children are given the opportunity to act out Read More…