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2012-06-05 06:29:01

Newborn, heart, digestive disorders and pulmonology all top ranked subspecialties HOUSTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has once again been named as a national leader among pediatric hospitals in U.S.News & World Report's 2012-13 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. Ranked 4th among all children's hospitals nationally and one of only 12 hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll designation, Texas Children's is the only hospital in Texas - and the...

2011-12-15 15:07:00

Wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center To Receive More Than $85,000 in Holiday Gift Checks From Coalition to Salute America's Heroes Backpacks from Coalition sponsor T-Mobile also to be distributed WILTON, Conn., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 175 soldiers recovering at San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) from the severe wounds they suffered in Afghanistan and Iraq, the holiday season should become a little more joyous on December 16 when each...

2011-11-04 10:07:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 4, 2011, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Roh, M.D., an internationally renowned liver cancer surgeon has been named Incoming President of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando and will take over as President next year. Dr. Roh also serves as the cancer center's Medical and Scientific Director, overseeing all clinical activities within the cancer center and clinical, basic and translational research programs. As President, Dr. Roh will expand on his administrative functions...

2011-10-18 12:42:00

DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off the holiday season in Dallas, platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks will take part in the 23rd annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. Sparks will contribute to the magic of the parade by making an appearance and performing a special song. As the youngest-ever winner of "American Idol," Grammy-nominated Sparks is well known for her chart-topping hits including "No Air," "Tattoo" and "Battlefield." Sparks...

2011-10-04 08:00:00

TEMPLE, Texas, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Children's Hospital at Scott & White, the newest pediatric hospital in the state and the only stand-alone facility between Dallas and Austin, opened its doors to patients. Earlier, hospital personnel used Scott & White's state-of-the-art Simulation Center for a mock transport of "patients" from the existing Children's Hospital, which was housed in Scott & White Hospital-Temple, before moving patients to the new Children's...

2011-10-03 12:42:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this month, Houston's premiere cupcakery will partner with MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's Art in Medicine program to raise awareness about childhood cancer. With the help and guidance of Artist in Residence at MD Anderson, Ian Sion, pediatric cancer patients have designed a special label for CRAVE Cupcake delivery boxes that feature the iconic CRAVE mixer. For each Childhood Cancer Awareness box purchased and/or delivered to the...

2011-09-26 08:30:00

TEMPLE, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital at Scott & White, the newest pediatric hospital in the state and the only stand-alone facility between Dallas and Austin, opened its doors to the community on Saturday. The afternoon celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, activities and tours of the new 148,000-square-foot facility. Children's Hospital at Scott & White will offer convenient, world-class pediatric care to families in 32...

2011-08-04 17:26:00

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 100,000 viewers tuned in Wednesday night to see the debut episode of a groundbreaking five-part series focusing on Children's Medical Center (www.childrens.com) on WFAA Ch. 8. The original dramatic series, "Children's Med Dallas," will continue airing on Wednesday nights through August, revealing the tears and triumphs in behind-the-scenes stories of life at the nation's 7th-largest pediatric hospital. The show wraps up with an hour-long grand...

2011-08-01 07:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, sick children fight for life at Children's Medical Center (www.childrens.com). At their bedsides are some of the world's best surgeons, determined to do everything in their power to help them. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childrens/51372/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110801/MM42811 ) Beginning Aug. 3, "Children's Med Dallas," a five-part TV documentary...

2011-07-27 05:00:00

DALLAS, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., an early-stage cancer drug discovery and development company, has announced the completion of an $18 million Series A financing. Led by The Column Group and joined by Remeditex Ventures and Peter O'Donnell, Jr., the Series A funds supplement a recently awarded $11 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Peloton officials said the company will focus initially on advancing several...