Suzanne’s Story: A 10-Year Friendship Started At Texas Children’s Hospital

Throughout the weeks and months leading up to Reagan’s birth, we were expecting the same easy delivery as we had with her brother three years prior.  However, I could tell by the looks on the faces of everyone around us when she was born that something was wrong.  They whisked her away to the nursery then came to tell me they were calling the Texas Children’s Hospital Kangaroo Crew for transport because she “wasn’t as pink” as they wanted her to be. Needless to say, we were in shock. Full Entry »

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Jen’s Story: A 10-Year Friendship Started At Texas Children’s Hospital

There are many stories of children with various heart defects on the web.  If you came to my house, I could tell you a very long and detailed story about the birth of our beautiful Annette, a young girl with Tetralogy of Fallot, who is about to celebrate her 10th birthday. But this is a story more about friendship and how sometimes, the most meaningful friendship is just in the next room. Full Entry »

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By The Numbers: Texas Children’s Hospital

For the past 60 years, we have made it our mission to create a healthier future for children and women at Texas Children’s Hospital. When we first opened our doors in 1954, we were a 3-story building with only 106 beds. Today, 1.9 million patient encounters come through our doors annually and we have grown to 491 beds. U.S. News & World Report ranks Texas Children’s Hospital as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and we plan to maintain that status by leading our global community in patient care, education and research.

To learn more about Texas Children’s Hospital take a closer look at the infographic below:

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A Reflection On Our Experience As Texas Children’s Physician Assistant Surgical Fellows

Texas Children’s Physician Assistant Fellowship has been an amazing learning experience for each of us. As the first class to take part in this 12-month clinical pediatric training program, we couldn’t wait to learn more about the outstanding care Texas Children’s provides to their patients. The four of us started the fellowship back in January and throughout the last six months we’ve gained hands-on experience in multiple subspecialites around the hosptial and worked alongside doctors who are some of the best in their fields. Each of us knew this fellowship was the right choice, and we are excited to see what the next 6 months will unfold for us. As we continue our fellowship, we wanted to share more about the learning experiences we’ve encountered so far: Full Entry »

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B.U.M.P.: Why Expectant Parents Need A Baby’s Urgent Medical Plan

‘Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have’ -Franz Kafka

The above quote may be used in many circumstances, but, to me, it aptly sums up why every family expecting an addition to their family should have a B.U.M.P. – Baby’s Urgent Medical Plan. Even with the most “normal” pregnancy, unexpected complications can arise, and can cause much anxiety. Anxiety that can be minimized by a little thoughtful planning. Full Entry »

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