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2012-10-04 02:27:43

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) proudly announce the arrival of Professor Rodrigo Ruano, a world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), as the newest addition to the Fetal Center at the Pavilion for Women. Texas Children's Fetal Center is one of the leading fetal medicine centers in the world. Dr. Ruano joins a team of specialized nurses and doctors who treat fetal...

2012-10-01 06:27:08

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric surgeon Dr. Jed Nuchtern has been appointed as chief of the division of pediatric surgery at Texas Children's Hospital. Nuchtern, whose appointment was effective Sept 18, will continue his roles as pediatric surgeon with Texas Children's Cancer Center and as professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about pediatric surgery visit texaschildrens.org An eminent leader in the field...

2012-09-27 10:26:17

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of one local couple's unparalleled dedication and the extraordinary initiatives they have spearheaded to help find cures for pediatric cancers, Texas Children's Hospital announced the naming of its Cancer Center outpatient clinic as the Lester and Sue Smith Clinic at Texas Children's Cancer Center. The clinic is the largest pediatric cancer clinic in the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/DC82657) "We are...

2012-09-18 02:28:27

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leah Perkins, the final sextuplet and also the smallest, made a special homecoming late yesterday afternoon as she was discharged from Texas Children's Pavilion for Women after a 4 ½ month stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Parents Lauren and David Perkins took Leah home to join her five brothers and sisters. The hospital also announced that doctors delivered its first quintuplets of the year on Friday, Sept. 7 at Texas Children's...

2012-09-04 02:29:12

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Howard Epps has been appointed as academic medical director of orthopedics at Texas Children's Hospital. Additionally, Epps will serve as associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He began his new roles at both institutions on Sept 1. For more information about pediatric orthopedic surgery visit texaschildrens.org (Photo:...

2012-08-22 06:24:47

Whole body cooling treatments proven to have a long term impact on neonatal outcomes HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announced the arrival of Dr. Jeffrey Kaiser to lead the hospital's hypothermia program for newborns. Kaiser, an internationally recognized leader in neonatal neurology and a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher, joins Texas Children's as a neonatologist and professor of pediatrics in...

2012-08-20 10:24:30

First microscope to allow visuals to be taken below 40 nanometers of resolution within a cell HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is the first institution in North America to acquire a Leica Microsystems Gated Stimulation Emission Depletion (G-STED) microscope. The new microscope allows researchers to take never before seen, super-resolution photos below 40 nanometers within a cell and is the only microscope in the world that can acquire images at...

2012-08-13 14:23:11

Hospital is one of only 7 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations recognized for nursing excellence HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital for the third consecutive time has been granted Magnet® status, a national designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. First recognized in 2003...

2012-08-10 23:03:18

On August 2nd, the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show presented 125,000 ways horses touch the lives of sick children through Texas Children´s Hospital, Houston´s Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. In the sunny Child Life Room at Texas Children´s Hospital West Campus named for this world-class horse show, approximately 35 supporters, charity representatives, and hospital leaders gathered to celebrate Pin Oak´s success after the...

2012-08-08 10:25:54

HOUSTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A tiny heart pump that maintains blood flow in babies and small children with serious heart failure proved effective and life-saving in a pioneering study involving 17 institutions led by Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A report on this study appears today in the New England Journal of Medicine. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...