Apr
17
2018

Texas Children’s welcomes third therapy dog

The hospital’s canine crew now has a male pup joining the team. He has officially been added to the roster as a part of Texas Children’s Pawsitive Play Program that uses animal-assisted therapy to enhance the emotional well-being of pediatric patients by reducing their anxiety, perception of pain and fear of hospitalization. Pinto is a Read More…

Apr
3
2018

Mark and Shannon Wallace welcome new therapy dog

Now that there are officially two lively golden retrievers walking the halls of Texas Children’s Hospital Medical Center Campus, the Pawsitive Play program has become everything our president and CEO expected and more. Bailey, the hospital’s newest service dog, was recently welcomed by Mark Wallace and his wife, Shannon. The Wallaces donated Bailey as a Read More…

Mar
27
2018

Teddy Bear clinic helps patients, families become more comfortable in medical setting

Hundreds of children recently gathered with hospital staff at Texas Children’s Main, West and The Woodlands campuses 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 the roles of various health care staff such as doctors, Read More…

Mar
13
2018

Bailey has arrived, Texas Children’s newest therapy dog starts work

If you have noticed two furry four-legged employees around the hospital, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. At the end of February following Child Life’s explosive gender reveal, Texas Children’s new therapy dog began walking the halls and immediately putting smiles on employees, patients and visitors faces. Bailey is an 18-month-old golden retriever Read More…