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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...

2013-12-12 08:31:30

Whole body cooling treatments proven to have a long-term impact on neonatal outcomes HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is now the only pediatric hospital in Texas to offer active and regulated whole body cooling for infants who are oxygen-deprived at birth during ambulance transport to the hospital's level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Watch a video to learn more about whole body cooling for newborns. "We've expanded our neonatal...

2013-12-06 20:22:23

HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last month, a team of physicians from the Uganda Heart Institute Ltd (UHI) visited Texas Children's Heart Center to observe best practices in pediatric cardiac care. The group, comprised of six doctors and nurses, was led by Rotarian physician Dr. Isaac Okullo. The visit was in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), The Rotary Foundation, The Rotary Club of Kampala North and The Rotary Club of West U. (Photo:...

2013-12-06 12:25:25

HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A dinner for community leaders at Texas Children's Hospital was held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the home of former Astros Manager Phil Garner and wife, Carol, to raise awareness and funds for its new pediatric community hospital in The Woodlands, slated to open 2017. Along with the Garners, the fundraiser was hosted by supporters Ralph and Shirley Alexander, Gary and Pam Whitlock, and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus chief medical...

2013-12-05 12:29:49

Center focuses on preventing cardiac disease and events through early intervention HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Heart Center is proud to announce the opening of the Center for Preventive Cardiology, which is designed to medically manage the risk factors of acquired heart disease in children. The center is the only one of its kind in Texas that offers multidisciplinary, specialized care for children with these risk factors or who have a strong...

2013-12-04 08:29:29

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Numerous physicians and researchers from the Department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston are in Chicago to present at the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) 99(th) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting held Dec. 1 through 6. For more information about pediatric radiology at Texas Children's please visit: texaschildrens.org/radiology. Nearly 55,000 experts in radiology from across the globe will...

2013-12-03 08:32:33

Only children's hospital in Texas to receive the coveted distinction HOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital West Campus has been selected as a 2013 Top Children's Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, an organization that provides the only national, public comparison of hospitals across safety, quality and efficiency dimensions. Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is honored among an elite group of only 13 children's hospitals selected out of more than...

2013-12-02 08:23:23

HOUSTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have embarked on a program to extend their world class medical care and public health expertise into Papua New Guinea. This program, aimed at improving maternal and child health outcomes, is possible due to a new partnership with the ExxonMobil-operated PNG LNG Project, Papua New Guinea's National Department of Health and the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and...

2013-11-27 16:25:18

HOUSTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Pediatrics is proud to announce that all 47 eligible practices have received the highest Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This prestigious and recognizable distinction celebrates patient care organizations which have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving quality care for their patients. In May, Texas Children's Pediatrics Corinthian Pointe was the...

2013-11-20 08:28:26

First of its kind in the country fellowship provides advanced pediatric surgical training HOUSTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announces the establishment of a pediatric surgery fellowship program for physician assistants, making the program the first of its kind in the country. The fellowship is a 12-month didactic and clinical program designed to extensively train physician assistants to become leaders in all areas of pediatric surgery. For...