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2013-05-31 16:23:32

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and HOUSTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today transferred St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation's third-largest faith-based health system, officials announced. The transfer of the system, which now will be the St. Luke's Health System, includes the Texas Medical Center campus, as well as suburban hospital locations in The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Pasadena and The Vintage. In addition, CHI will...

2013-05-09 12:28:01

Generosity furthers mental health treatment and research initiatives at The Women's Place - Center for Reproductive Psychiatry HOUSTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Texas Children's Hospital announced the establishment of the Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair for Reproductive Psychiatry with a $2 million gift from Houston philanthropists, Maureen and Jim Hackett. The endowed chair will benefit The Women's Place - Center for Reproductive Psychiatry at Texas Children's...

2013-04-19 16:23:21

Nationally Recognized System Brings Large and Long-Term Investment in Health Care to the Greater Houston Area HOUSTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Episcopal Diocese of Texas approved today a Definitive Agreement for the transfer of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives, a nationally recognized health care system. As part of the transfer of St. Luke's, CHI will contribute more than $1 billion to create a new Episcopal Health Foundation, which...

2013-03-26 12:30:21

HOUSTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Pavilion for Women today marks one year since it transitioned its labor and delivery services into the new $575-million facility, signaling the pediatric hospital's major expansion into obstetrics and gynecological care with a special focus on high-risk pregnancies and multiple births. Drawing from decades of OB/GYN experience, Texas Children's experts contributed to many first-year milestones including breakthrough...

2013-01-31 04:21:39

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Becker's Hospital Review has released its list of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs," which recognizes outstanding hospitals for heart care in the United States. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The following 100 hospitals have made strides to combat this statistic through innovative clinical research, high-quality care and state-of-the-art treatments. These hospitals have also...

2012-12-28 12:22:39

HOUSTON, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas history, the hospital delivered 10,000 babies in one year. Becky and Chris Kiser welcomed their daughter Moriah into the world at 1:08 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28. Moriah weighs seven pounds, six ounces and is 20.25 inches long. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121228/DA34986) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121205/DA24802LOGO-b) The Kisers are from Houston. Little Moriah's big...

2012-12-11 12:26:38

HOUSTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing their unique charitable partnership, Montblanc and Texas Children's Cancer Center have launched a new initiative allowing people across the United States to show their support for children and adolescents fighting cancer by providing an opportunity to purchase a specially designed bracelet to be given to the parent of a pediatric cancer patient this holiday season. Purchase the bracelet as a gift for the parent of a Cancer Center patient...

2012-12-05 16:24:53

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas history, we will deliver 10,000 babies in one year. We are honored that more Houstonians have chosen us--year after year--to help welcome their children into the world and be part of memories that will last a lifetime. Our Baby-Number-10,000 milestone is a testament to the enduring trust the physicians and employees of Woman's have earned from families for more than 35 years. (Photo:...

2012-08-31 10:22:51

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Stem Cell Summit announced today that, in conjunction with several Houston-based medical institutions, it is launching the first Houston Stem Cell Summit to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and October 27, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120831/NY66463LOGO ) "Since the mid-1990s," said organizer Robin Young, "the group of researchers, medical schools and hospitals at the Texas Medical Center has led 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...