Texas’ maternal mortality ratio significantly lower than reported, but disparity still exists

After two independent studies were published two years ago suggesting that the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Texas had doubled within the past decade, an updated report released today in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology found that the MMR in Texas was significantly lower in 2012 than previously reported due to data collection error. The Read More…


Health Plan partners with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston

Texas Children’s Health Plan and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston have teamed up to provide free school year and summer memberships to active Health Plan members between the ages of 6 and 12. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has 14 locations across the region and offers a range of Read More…


Hollier named president elect of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Dr. Lisa Hollier has been named president elect of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for May 2017 to May 2018. Hollier will officially take office on May 9. With 20 years of experience, Hollier is a board certified professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Division of Women’s Health Law Read More…


STAR Kids to bridge gap for thousands of children with complex medical needs

Three years ago, Jessica Coker of Willis, Texas, gave birth to her son, Christopher. Unbeknownst to Coker during her pregnancy, Christopher would be born with various medical issues. Christopher has apert (a cranio facial syndrome) and a heart murmur. He also relies on a trach and has, at times, needed a feeding tube. After delivering Read More…


Flashback Friday: One Amazing Team tour 2015

This week a year ago – July 6 to be exact – Texas Children’s President and CEO Mark Wallace kicked off his One Amazing Team tour, visiting Texas Children’s team members at all of our locations throughout Greater Houston. The whirlwind, 73-stop tour took more than three-and-a-half months, covered about 750 miles and touched nearly 1,800 Texas Children’s staff and employees. Read More…