Texas Children’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program earns national accreditation

Texas Children’s Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Program recently earned national accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Texas Children’s is among only six pediatric programs nationwide, and the only one in the southwest, to be awarded this high level of distinction. “This accreditation is a recognition of the care that our program provides for children who Read More…


Transplant team performs rare dual-organ transplant giving teenager second chance at life

Seventeen-year-old Shelby Standridge came down with common colds early in her childhood, but nothing out of the ordinary. A severe nose bleed at age 9, however, landed her in the hospital and prompted questions from her parents about the cause of her unexpected illness. Doctors in her hometown in Alabama thankfully ruled out leukemia, but Read More…


Medical staff and personnel impressed with Mata twins’ progress

It’s been more than a year and a half since a team of Texas Children’s surgeons and medical staff separated conjoined twins Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata in an historic, more than 24-hour-long procedure. Since then, the girls – now 2 years old and living at home near Lubbock – have worked hard with Read More…


U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital rankings help raise level of pediatric health care across the nation

It’s one of parents’ worst fears – their child has a complex or life-threatening illness. How do they decide where to go for the comprehensive care their child needs? Over the years, the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings have helped thousands of parents identify top sources of care for children with Read More…


Pulmonary hypertension team hosts tile painting party, proceeds benefit PHA

Physicians and staff with Texas Children’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program hosted a tile painting party on August 22 where patients transformed ceramic tiles into colorful pieces of art. The event benefited the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Held in the newly renovated Child Life Zone on the 16th floor of West Tower, pulmonary hypertension patients and their Read More…