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2014-07-24 08:29:12

For the first time, Houston hosts national event bringing together thousands of families from around the country HOUSTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3,500 organ transplant recipients, living donors and their families gathered together in Houston for the annual Olympic-style, multi-sport event, the Donate Life Transplant Games of America (TGA). Texas Children's Hospital was a major sponsor for the games with both current, as well as former patients...

2014-07-22 20:22:29

One of Eight in California Earning Prestigious Gold Medal LONG BEACH, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognized Long Beach Memorial with its Gold Medal of Honor--one of just two hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and only eight in California honored for remarkable efforts in saving lives through organ donations. As part of its national Workplace Partnership for Life Campaign, the Gold Medal is awarded...

2014-07-17 12:30:21

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinicians in the groundbreaking Weigh Smart® program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital have added a new program designed to get severely obese children and their families in for treatment as quickly as possible. "Our aim is to get families in early and quickly before a child develops serious complications from obesity," says Michelle Demeule-Hayes, Director of the Center for Pediatric Weight Management and Healthy Living . The...

2014-07-15 12:29:29

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System's hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica have been named to U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15 Honor Roll. UCLA was ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The annual rankings, now in their 25th year, are the magazine's most exclusive rankings, recognizing hospitals that excel at treating patients who need an especially high level of...

2014-07-15 00:20:42

Named to Prestigious Lists in all 12 Methodology-Ranked Specialties CLEVELAND, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings. UH Case Medical Center was ranked in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties for the third year in a row and in the Top 20 in four specialties - Cancer, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, and...

2014-07-14 20:21:28

MILWAUKEE, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin announced today that it has received a gift of $2.5 million from the Selig family to support the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a first-of-its-kind family justice model in Milwaukee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126909 The new, centrally located 78,000-square foot facility, which is scheduled to open in 2016, is a joint project between Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin....

2014-07-11 16:23:27

HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce a generous gift of nearly $240,000 from Musket Corporation to help the families of Houston continue to receive the best possible care for their children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140710/126208 Musket Corp. invited their industry partners from across Texas and the United States to a fundraiser at TopGolf to socialize and hear some of the amazing personal stories of...

2014-07-11 12:24:32

Hospital successfully transplants the first liver dialysis patient in the state HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the first use of an extracorporeal liver support therapy in Texas for children with acute liver failure. The hospital now offers the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS®), a liver dialysis therapy, which helped a 9-year-old patient with hepatic coma become healthy enough to be a candidate for...

2014-07-10 00:20:46

--CHOP-Led Research Finds Link between Hotter Days, Kidney Stones in U.S. Adults and Children-- PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several U.S. cities with varying climates. "We found that as daily...

2014-07-09 16:28:48

HOUSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric cardiologist John P. Breinholt, M.D. has been named the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He will also serve as the director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125730 "With his extensive expertise and work in...


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