Aug
15
2017

CPCU reaches 365 days and counting with zero CLABSI

The Cardiology Patient Care Unit (CPCU) on 15 West Tower recently achieved a remarkable milestone – they reached 365 days and counting with zero central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Since their last CLABSI on July 14, 2016, the CPCU team has worked diligently to follow the CLABSI and hygiene bundles to provide high quality care Read More…

Aug
1
2017

Texas Children’s partners with Project ADAM to prevent sudden cardiac death

Texas Children’s Heart Center has partnered with Project ADAM® to help prevent the deaths of children and adolescents due to sudden cardiac arrest. Started in Wisconsin in 1999 by a family whose son died from the condition, Project ADAM® helps schools nationwide implement programs to make automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily available by preparing schools Read More…

Jun
28
2017

Texas Children’s celebrates Heart Center’s No. 1 ranking

Texas Children’s leaders and members of the Heart Center team gathered early Tuesday to celebrate U.S. News & World Report’s recent announcement that Texas Children’s is now ranked No. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery. Ranked second in the nation for the past two years, Texas Children’s Heart Center has surpassed Boston Children’s Heart Center, Read More…

Jun
6
2017

Super Star Employee: Navada Jackson

Navada Jackson with the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, is the latest Texas Children’s Super Star employee. “As a unit clerical assistant in the cardiovascular intensive care unit, my motivation for going above and beyond is inspired by the people – from the patients, to doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, patient care assistants and other unit clerical Read More…

Mar
14
2017

Team collaborations accelerate opening of new infant acute cardiac care unit

Texas Children’s recently celebrated the opening of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) E Pod, a newly designated 9-bed infant acute cardiac care unit at West Tower. Since opening on February 22, NICU E Pod has helped to significantly reduce the occurrence of cardiac case cancellations. “Over the last six months, we were seeing an Read More…