To create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research.
CHILDREN AND WOMEN
FROM ALL 50 STATES
NEARLY 60 COUNTRIES
A CONTINUUM OF CARE FROM
ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT
Texas Children’s believes in leading tirelessly. Everyday, we work to extend our reach around the globe to find new and improved ways to help children and women get the care they deserve. We are never restricted by what has been done before, and embrace that freedom to discover better methods. We are consistently recognized for our accomplishments and have been ranked the 4th Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in the nation in a relatively short 60 years.
BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
First recognized in 2003 and again 2007 and 2012,
Texas Children’s is one of only six freestanding hospitals in the nation to earn Magnet status and is one of fewer than 7 percent of United States health care organizations to hold this designation for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
We succeed when faced with even the most difficult cases through cross-disciplinary expertise and collaboration to drastically improve outcomes and overall quality of life for our patients.
We are here to create medical breakthroughs not just for today, but for years to come. We have a responsibility to push the boundaries of science and work towards better care for tomorrow.
The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI), the only pediatric neurology focused institute in the world, was designed to unify basic-faculty and clinician- scientists with the goal of developing better treatments for childhood neurological diseases. Researchers have already discovered and co-discovered therapeutic interventions for multiple neurological and neuropsychiatric syndromes, but they aren’t done yet. At the NRI, each day holds an enriching atmosphere built to power the next wave of translational neuroscience research.
Keep up with the latest news from Texas Children’s staff. Bench and Bedside is a digest of the previous month’s stories about the clinical and academic activities of our physicians and scientists.
We believe that people like you are a vital part of brining our mission to life, so we've created a facility at the forefront of health care with opportunities to grow your skill sets every day.
Texas Children’s Hospital is proud of its affilitaion with academic partner Baylor College of Medicine, home to one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. Baylor’s pediatric programs ranked no. 9 among all pediatrics programs on the U.S. News & World Report list of America’s Best Graduate Schools and no.21 among all research intensive U.S. medical schools.
Texas Children’s has the second-ranked neonatology department by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.
Part of the superior care and treatment provided is rooted in the Simulation Center, where parents are educated on how to care for their high-risk children on ventilators. Amanda Spears received training on what to do if her son’s tracheostomy tube accidentally dislodged, a scenario that happened two weeks after her son, Christian, left the neonatal intensive care unit. Her courses included practicing various airway emergencies with a high-tech, dual airway infant mannequin. The time in the simulation center allowed Amanda to provide chest compressions and manual breaths for her son via an Ambu bag. Because of her training, Christian was able to begin breathing again before paramedics arrived.
More important than our state-of-the-art facilities are the people who fill them.
We are a culture of family-centered care where everyone is a part of the care team.
Patient and family-centered care is at the core of Texas Children’s Hospital. We incorporate the patient’s developmental needs and family values, priorities, cultural traditions, as well as personal preference to develop an individualized plan of care. Patients and families are an active part of the decision making process with the common goal of achieving health equilibrium. As a result, there is a sense of “dignity and respect, information sharing, participation, and collaboration” between our people, patients, and families.
Similarly, the care provided at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women is built around a family-centered approach to mother and baby care. The Pavilion for Women creates a better bonding experience by allowing new mothers and their babies to share a nurse and a private room in a nurturing environment. This approach to maternity care involves families in decision making during labor, delivery and postpartum care.
We are committed to medical excellence and quality outcomes with a single purpose – to ensure the health of the youngest and most vulnerable members of the community, whether they reside in nearby neighborhoods or on the other side of the world.
Our community benefits focus on:
Located in underserved communities, our six practices offer convenient locations, extended hours and health education, as well as complete well- and sick-care medical visits for children from birth to age 18 who otherwise would seek care from emergency rooms or possibly go without care or treatment due to low family incomes and/or lack of health insurance. A licensed, masters-prepared social worker is on staff at every location, providing support to families — including assistance with applying for coverage — and also enhancing relationships with school nurses, church leaders and other community groups to ensure they are informed of the services provided and can refer patients in need.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in children 14-years-old and younger in the United States. In 2012, more than 1,200 injured children were admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital and many thousands more were treated in our Emergency Center.
We created the Center for Childhood Injury Prevention to tackle this issue in the Houston community. Our center serves as the lead organization for Safe Kids Greater Houston, a local consortium of health and safety experts and volunteers who work together to educate and prevent pediatric injury using evidenced-based best practice recommendations. We have also partnered with Kohl’s in the Safe at Home program to raise awareness and educate parents on safe sleep, home and water safety.