Trauma Center named one of best in region by SETRAC

Texas Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Center has received the prestigious 2018 Trauma System of Care Award from the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC). The Trauma System of Care Award recognizes Texas Children’s Hospital as one of the best in SETRAC’s nine-county region for excellence in the development and advancement of pediatric trauma services. At a Read More…


Resiliency and Recovery program launched to support children impacted by Hurricane Harvey

While flood waters have receded, Hurricane Harvey will have long-lasting effects on the Houston community. To help support the most vulnerable populations, and serve the mental health needs of those children adversely impacted by the recent hurricane and flooding, the Harvey Resiliency and Recovery Program is launching as part of Texas Children’s Hospital’s new Trauma Read More…


Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center status re-verified

Texas Children’s Hospital was recently re-verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and the Texas Department of State and Health Services. During the re-verification process, the American College of Surgeons evaluated whether Texas Children’s Hospital met criteria put forth in its Committee on Trauma’s manual, Resources for Optimal Read More…


A pediatric surgeon grows frustrated after decades of sewing up kids

By Andrew Kragie, Houston Chronicle Pediatric surgeon Dr. David Wesson talks to the Houston Chronicle about gunshot wounds in children. Dr. David Wesson points to a spot below his belly button. That’s where the .22-caliber bullet pierced the abdomen of the first pediatric gunshot victim he ever treated. The boy was 1 month old. He Read More…