Feb
13
2018

Conjoined identical twin girls successfully separated at Texas Children’s Hospital

On January 13, Texas Children’s successfully performed its fourth conjoined twins separation, giving identical twin girls Anna Grace and Hope Elizabeth Richards a chance at a normal life. The 7-hour procedure was performed by a multidisciplinary team of nearly 75 surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists and nurses from eight specialties. Click here to see a list of Read More…

Feb
13
2018

Texas Children’s Transplant Services teams reach significant milestone in 2017

Transplant teams with Texas Children’s Hospital performed 112 solid organ transplants in 2017, the most in the history of Texas Children’s Transplant Services. The liver and the kidney transplant programs were the busiest with 42 liver transplants and 32 kidney transplants completed last year. The heart program completed 28 transplants in 2017 and the lung Read More…

Feb
6
2018

Texas Children’s Transplant Team set to be recertified

Texas Children’s Transplant Team recently received a glowing review from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recertification evaluation team during an unannounced four-day visit to survey the program for recertification. This was the first recertification survey for the entire transplant program, which was initially certified for kidney transplants in 1987 and lung, heart and Read More…

Jan
30
2018

Department of Surgery holds first APP Mentorship Program Showcase

Many of The Department of Surgery’s conglomerate of advanced practice providers (APP) recently attended the department’s first APP Mentorship Program Showcase. The January 10 event held at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, highlighted work accomplished over the past year by mentors and mentees that have come to build long lasting relationships across the Texas Children’s Read More…

Jan
23
2018

Help make Camp Keep Smiling a success by becoming a camp volunteer

Looking for a way to have some fun and support a great cause? Then look no further than Camp Keep Smiling, a camp for Texas Children’s patients ages 10 to 16 years old with cleft lip and palate. Hosted by the nonprofit Camp for All, the camp in Burton provides a safe, fun environment for Read More…