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Latest Texas Children's Hospital Stories

2014-01-31 12:24:55

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this month, Texas Children's Center for Childhood Injury Prevention received a check from Kohl's for $291,890 to ensure the continued commitment to child safety in the Houston area. Since 2001, Kohl's has donated more than $3.2 million to Texas Children's Hospital through the Kohl's Cares® program. For more information please visit texaschildrens.org/injuryprevention. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140131/MN56417)...

2014-01-31 12:24:42

Hospital kicks off capital campaign with strong Nordstrom partnership HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital kicked off its 60(th) birthday today by looking to the future as hospital leaders and donors gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony of its new pediatric community hospital in The Woodlands. Slated to open in 2017, the 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility designed especially to serve children and families, will offer...

2014-01-29 08:29:49

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the 2014 Surgical Seed Grant Award recipients. These grants, of up to $50,000 per project, will allow surgery researchers to generate the preliminary data necessary for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications and other extramural funding. For more information please visit: Established in 2011, these awards were designed primarily to support...

2014-01-27 12:30:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers hosted a first-of-its-kind symposium focusing on pediatric bone marrow failure, bringing together more than 20 experts from around the nation to collaborate, discuss their research interests and develop research goals. Led by Dr. Alison Bertuch, pediatric hematologist at Texas Children's Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, the symposium was made...

2014-01-23 08:31:03

American Academy of Sleep Medicine endorses center following onsite review HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce it is now accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) following an in-depth application process and onsite review late last year. For more information about The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus watch this video. (Photo:...

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's has launched a pediatric lung transplant program that will be one of the few in the country capable of performing transplants for infants as small as 5 kilos (about 11 pounds). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Marc Schecter, MD, who recently joined Cincinnati Children's from Texas Children's Hospital, is Medical Director. David Morales, MD, is the surgical director. Currently,...

2014-01-07 08:30:38

HOUSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce that Dr. Kamlesh U. Kukreja has been named the new chief of Interventional Radiology. Kukreja, whose appointment was effective Jan. 1, has also been appointed as Assistant Professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). For more information about interventional radiology at Texas Children's visit texaschildrens.org. "For more than a...

2013-12-20 08:25:41

HOUSTON, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Sandi Lam has joined Texas Children's Hospital as pediatric neurosurgeon and will also serve as an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Lam, whose appointment was effective earlier this month, will be co-director of Texas Children's multidisciplinary Craniofacial Clinic and serve as lead neurosurgeon. Additionally, Lam will join the Texas Children's surgical epilepsy team, bringing...

2013-12-19 08:27:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium announced today that Texas Children's Hospital has earned the designation of Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute following twelve months of work and an extensive onsite review. "The approach to heart failure at Texas Children's Hospital is one of the broadest ranging comprehensive programs in the U.S.," said Dr. Frank Smart, Colloquium Board Chair. "They care for the sickest children...

2013-12-18 12:27:08

The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium endorses hospital following in-depth onsite review HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is proud to be named the first Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in Texas by The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. The Colloquium made the announcement following nearly a year of work and an in-depth onsite review on Dec. 16. For more information about Texas Children's Heart Center visit...