A winning wager

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During a recent conversation with my colleagues about how well Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is doing at caring for women, mothers and babies, we wagered how many little ones would be delivered at the hospital in fiscal year 2018.

My educated guess was 6,250. And wouldn’t you know it? That is exactly how many precious babies our expert clinical staff brought into the world between October 2017 and September… Read More

Category: Outcomes

2017 in review: A remarkable year

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I love this time of year – not simply because of the wonderful holiday spirit that surrounds us (although I do enjoy that too!). But I always appreciate the time to reflect on the year we’ve had. And this has been a year that tested our leadership, showcased our culture, and most of all, demonstrated our determination.

If you felt especially busy this year, it was not just a feeling,… Read More

Category: Innovation, Optimization, Outcomes

Destination … the world’s best

Mark holding Brayten Green with proud parents Andrea and Brandon. Brayten was the very first of the more than 27,000 babies that have been born at the Pavilion for Women since the hospital opened in 2012.

Mark holding Brayten Green with proud parents Andrea and Brandon. Brayten was the very first of the more than 27,000 babies that have been born at the Pavilion for Women since the hospital opened in 2012.

In my 27 years at Texas Children’s Hospital, we have been blessed to cut the ribbon and open the doors to a number of brand new, state-of-the-art facilities designed to care for every need of our patients, families, staff and employees. But perhaps one of the most surreal of those openings was that of Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women on March 23, 2012.

That day was an incredible culmination of… Read More

Category: Optimization, Outcomes

A mission to provide care, a charge to do it well

Three years ago, Jessica Coker of Willis, Texas, gave birth to her son, Christopher. Unbeknownst to Coker during her pregnancy, Christopher would be born with various medical issues requiring comprehensive care for his special needs and diligent health care management.

Three years ago, Jessica Coker of Willis, Texas, gave birth to her son, Christopher. Unbeknownst to Coker during her pregnancy, Christopher would be born with various medical issues requiring comprehensive care for his special needs and diligent health care management.

In a story on Connect last week, you read about one of our precious patients – 3-year-old Christopher – and his mom Jessica Coker. Jessica shared how shortly after giving birth to Christopher she learned he had very complex medical needs and would require a level of care and health care management that, just days before, she could not even fathom. But like most parents, she received the devastating… Read More

Category: Advocacy/Awareness, Optimization, Outcomes, Partnership, Quality