Texas Children’s nurses recognized during National Nurses Week

Each year as we salute nurses across the country during National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12, Texas Children’s celebrated our incredible team of more than 3,000 nurses for their many successes, accomplishments and contributions to patient care. This year’s theme for Nurses Week was Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence. From developing Texas Children’s Read More…


Elias receives honor for service to Heart Center patients, families

Barbara Elias, the ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinator for Texas Children’s Heart Center, was recently honored with the Daisy Award, a national award that recognizes clinical nurses for the extraordinary work they do for patients and families each and every day. Elias was recommended for the award by the mother of a patient who said Read More…


Texas Children’s achieved Magnet® re-designation for nursing excellence

Texas Children’s Hospital has achieved Magnet® designation for the fourth consecutive time, the highest and most prestigious recognition provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Following a site visit to Texas Children’s in January 2018, appraisers submitted a written summary of their visit to the Magnet® Commission for review and final approval of re-designation. Read More…


Nursing hosts successful virtual town hall, enhances nursing engagement

On February 23, Chief Nursing Officer Mary Jo Andre hosted her fourth virtual town hall at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women Conference Center. Approximately 300 attendees participated in the live audience and close to 300 more registrants watched the Nursing town hall via live stream, remote gathering locations, unit-based huddles or via the on-demand video Read More…


Magnet® re-designation site visit a success at Texas Children’s

On January 22 to 24, four appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) evaluated Texas Children’s for Magnet® re-designation. The Magnet® appraisers had very busy schedules during the site visit and were kept on track by the Texas Children’s staff nurse escorts. The appraisers visited and held sessions with a variety of the Texas Read More…