Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center status re-verified

Texas Children’s Hospital was recently re-verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and the Texas Department of State and Health Services. During the re-verification process, the American College of Surgeons evaluated whether Texas Children’s Hospital met criteria put forth in its Committee on Trauma’s manual, Resources for Optimal Read More…


Shook honored by pediatrics group for EC work

Chief Safety Officer Dr. Joan Shook received the 2016 Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine at the AAP National Conference on October 22 in San Francisco. The award recognizes members who have provided exceptional service to the section and to the field of pediatric emergency care.


Temporary Acute Care Holding Unit opens at West Tower

To meet the growing need for pediatric inpatient acute care beds, the Acute Care Nursing Team has opened a temporary Acute Care Holding Unit (ACHU). The unit is located in the West Tower on the fourth floor (across from the NICU Sibling’s Playroom-Old NICU pod S) and can hold up to 10 non-complex, low acuity Read More…


Texas Children’s Main Campus Urgent Care opens

On December 1, Texas Children’s opened an urgent care clinic on Main Campus, creating a system-wide solution to effectively manage the Emergency Center’s low acuity patient population. The 4,100-square-foot facility is located on the second floor of the Abercrombie Building and has a dedicated staff of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and clinical support staff, Read More…


Wallace announces CareFirst initiative

Intense study focuses on critical needs of main campus core areas At the beginning of this year, some pretty exciting things happened at Texas Children’s: a new system-wide mission statement announcement, celebration of the organization’s 60th birthday and the groundbreaking of the new Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. But something even bigger and more imperative Read More…