Children's Health

Children's Health One of the largest, most prestigious pediatric health care providers in the country, we're the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas.

Children's Health is a pediatric healthcare system devoted solely to caring for the complex medical needs of children through commitment to quality care, research and innovation, education and advocacy and excellence and accountability. Through its academic affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, one of the world’s most prolific research institutions, clinical discoveries made at Children

’s are instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. Holding eight disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission, Children’s Health has been consistently named one of the nation’s top pediatric providers by U.S. News & World Report. The Children’s Health system includes the flagship hospital Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano and the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern. Children's Health provides care ranging from neonatal critical care to sports medicine, from trauma to eating disorders. Many of the specialty programs of the Children's system have received national and international recognition, including the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the Heart Center. Children’s also works to improve the quality of life for children with chronic conditions through nationally recognized disease management programs, including Asthma Management, Diabetes Education and Autism. Children’s Health is a major center for pediatric liver, kidney, heart, intestinal and bone marrow transplants, and was the first designated Level I trauma center for pediatrics in Texas.

These are the stats our teams work tirelessly to improve on. More kids are surviving cancer today according to our   rep...
02/27/2024

These are the stats our teams work tirelessly to improve on. More kids are surviving cancer today according to our report, where we assess the well-being of kids in North Texas. Read the report: https://bit.ly/3sBtaNl

02/26/2024

Love is powerful and it comes in many forms. Our Heart Center team shares more about their own heartfelt experiences at Children’s Health. ❤️

02/24/2024

📢Did you know? 28% of kids aged 11-18 face bullying. In today's digital age, cyberbullying can go beyond school walls. Learn to spot signs and discover effective strategies to protect your child from bullying. https://bit.ly/3wBZhOn

Since opening just one year ago, Children’s Health Specialty Center Prosper has provided high-quality health care to tho...
02/23/2024

Since opening just one year ago, Children’s Health Specialty Center Prosper has provided high-quality health care to thousands of families north of Dallas. And we’re just getting started! We look forward to the future as we continue to grow and provide exceptional care to our patients. 🎉

Care like this takes a lot of heart. In 2023, our Heart Center team performed the most pediatric heart transplants in th...
02/22/2024

Care like this takes a lot of heart. In 2023, our Heart Center team performed the most pediatric heart transplants in the nation! With the recent news of our new pediatric campus with UT Southwestern Medical Center, we’ll be able to achieve more milestones by caring for more children. 🎈 ❤️

Join Amelia, Olivia and the incredible fighters of the Red Balloon League, presented by Bank of Texas! 🎈Together, we're ...
02/21/2024

Join Amelia, Olivia and the incredible fighters of the Red Balloon League, presented by Bank of Texas! 🎈Together, we're making a difference in the lives of children battling illness. Discover how you can be a part of this unstoppable team at redballoonleague.com. ❤️

It takes a lot of care to be a cardiology nurse. So when Holly saw that one of her chronically ill patients, Reid, was e...
02/20/2024

It takes a lot of care to be a cardiology nurse. So when Holly saw that one of her chronically ill patients, Reid, was eligible for adoption, her and her husband fostered, and eventually adopted him into their family. Reid is now seven and part of their happy, thriving family. ❤️

Jeremiah was born with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and received care at our Heart Center ...
02/16/2024

Jeremiah was born with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and received care at our Heart Center beginning at age 9. He underwent treatment, but soon his care team realized his heart was failing and he needed a heart transplant. Thanks to the Heart Center team, Jeremiah had a transplant and is now 20 and thriving as a young sports blog contributor. 🏈

It's a good sign when team members love where they work. In this case, it's several signs directly from them stating wha...
02/15/2024

It's a good sign when team members love where they work. In this case, it's several signs directly from them stating what they love about Children's Health. 🎈

02/15/2024

Imagine the joy of knowing you helped save someone's life. That joy has created an incredible bond between Zach and Sebastian. After battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Sebastian was matched with Zach from the NMDP registry in 2019. They finally met this . To help patients like Sebastian, text “childrens” to 61474 to join the registry and learn about bone marrow donation here: https://www.childrens.com/health-wellness/what-to-know-about-bone-marrow-donation

Thanks to CBS News Texas for covering the announcement of our new pediatric hospital, with UT Southwestern Medical Cente...
02/13/2024

Thanks to CBS News Texas for covering the announcement of our new pediatric hospital, with UT Southwestern Medical Center, to replace the current one in Dallas. With more capacity, research and innovation, this new hospital will transform pediatric care in the DFW region. Watch now: https://cbsn.ws/49z4m8t

Children's Health and UT Southwestern announced plans for a new $5 billion pediatric campus. It will eventually replace the existing Children's Medical Center in Dallas, adding more beds, ER space, and operating rooms.

Could you change a life today? Robert was born with sickle cell disease leading to severe pain and causing him to take a...
02/12/2024

Could you change a life today? Robert was born with sickle cell disease leading to severe pain and causing him to take a step back from his hobbies. He was added to the NMDP registry in hopes of finding a bone marrow match, the only cure for sickle cell disease.

Maybe you're the match Robert is waiting for. Text “childrens” to 61474 for more information and hear from Jacklyn, his mom, as she shares her heartfelt message for the potential donor: https://bit.ly/48dIQ8n

The North Texas pediatric population is expected to double by 2050, and we're making sure we're equipped to support the ...
02/09/2024

The North Texas pediatric population is expected to double by 2050, and we're making sure we're equipped to support the health care needs of our community by building a new pediatric campus with UT Southwestern Medical Center. The new campus will replace our existing Dallas hospital and will bring transformative care to future generations of children. 🎈 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3StcFfg

02/07/2024

The excitement is building and so are we! 🎉 Today, we announced we're constructing a new, leading-edge campus together with UT Southwestern Medical Center to continue to meet the needs of our growing pediatric population. This new campus will replace our existing Dallas hospital, allowing us to better serve the community. 🎈Learn more: https://bit.ly/3w2ZGJI

These days you can find 2-year-old Franklin smiling, thriving and being an energetic kiddo. At four months old, his oxyg...
02/06/2024

These days you can find 2-year-old Franklin smiling, thriving and being an energetic kiddo. At four months old, his oxygen levels dropped and he was airlifted to our Heart Center. After three surgeries to repair a very complex heart defect, he underwent physical therapy to learn to eat and breath on his own. Now, Franklin loves to play and run with his two dogs. ❤️ 🐶

In 2017, Sebastian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began multiple rounds of chemotherapy over two ye...
02/05/2024

In 2017, Sebastian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and began multiple rounds of chemotherapy over two years. Through the NMDP, Sebastian found a perfect bone marrow match, and is now in remission and enjoying football, soccer and video games! 🏈 ⚽ 🎮 Join the registry today to help patients like Sebastian! Text “childrens” to 61474 and learn more about bone marrow donation here: https://bit.ly/3u4stNg

The skill and experience of our Heart Center team brings hope for patients like Hudson. He was diagnosed with dilated ca...
02/02/2024

The skill and experience of our Heart Center team brings hope for patients like Hudson. He was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and was given a heart transplant at 2 months old. Now, Hudson is a thriving 6-month old who just celebrated his first holiday season with his family. 🤩❤️ Read about the Heart Center: https://bit.ly/41WqKGf

02/01/2024

Community is at the heart of what we do at Children’s Health and a core pillar of our employee workgroup, BLAC. This year during , BLAC employee workgroup Chair, Brian, looks back on the group's work with For Oak Cliff and the impact they made together in 2023.

Do you know the difference between a mental health concern and a crisis? Dr. Jamie Becker, Pediatric Psychologist and As...
01/31/2024

Do you know the difference between a mental health concern and a crisis? Dr. Jamie Becker, Pediatric Psychologist and Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, shares when to seek care for a mental health emergency as well as what is considered a mental health emergency or crisis and where to turn in those cases. Read now: https://bit.ly/3tSxsAC

Kailey and her family were shocked to find out she had a tumor in her spine, a result of neurofibromatosis type 2. Hear ...
01/30/2024

Kailey and her family were shocked to find out she had a tumor in her spine, a result of neurofibromatosis type 2. Hear from Dr. Brett Whittemore, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, speak with NBC DFW about Kailey's journey back to an active lifestyle:

A North Texas 10-year-old is back on her feet after a rare medical emergency. Doctors found a tumor in her spine but now, she’s on the mend and ready to tackle life.

Did you know that thyroid problems are actually quite common among children? Our expert breaks down the different types ...
01/29/2024

Did you know that thyroid problems are actually quite common among children? Our expert breaks down the different types of thyroid disorders and shares the symptoms to watch out for. Check it out: https://bit.ly/48Begq8

Thyroid problems in kids are more common than many parents realize. Learn types of thyroid disorders and symptoms of thyroid problems in children.

01/26/2024

ER or Urgent Care? When your little one needs medical attention, which one do you choose? Check out this helpful video for some guidance on the best place to take your child when they need care. https://bit.ly/40xNFqC

01/25/2024

Our report gives a clear picture of the health status of North Texas youth so we can provide resources to help improve the health and lives of our children. Read the report: https://bit.ly/3sBtaNl

Practicing gratitude not only lifts others' up, it's also good for children's mental health. Check out the latest news f...
01/24/2024

Practicing gratitude not only lifts others' up, it's also good for children's mental health. Check out the latest news from our experts on celebrating small wins, being a role model and being patient. https://bit.ly/3NXnaG0 ❤️ 🎈

Help your child experience the positive benefits of gratitude with tips from a Children's Health expert.

When Kailey's track coach noticed unusual issues with balance and falls, her parents were advised to take her to the hos...
01/24/2024

When Kailey's track coach noticed unusual issues with balance and falls, her parents were advised to take her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 2, a disease that causes tumors on the brain and spinal cord. After Dr. Brett Whittemore, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, performed a 13- hour surgery to remove these tumors, Kailey recovered quickly and is now back on the track. 👟 🌟

It's a great time to consider a social media reset. 📱 Hear from Dr. Betsy Kennard, Pediatric Psychologist and Professor ...
01/22/2024

It's a great time to consider a social media reset. 📱
Hear from Dr. Betsy Kennard, Pediatric Psychologist and Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who spoke with FOX 4 News about healthy social media habits.

The new year is a great time for a social media reset, especially when it comes to kids and teens. Pediatric psychologist Betsy Kennard with Children's Health stopped by Good Day to share some tips for talking to children about their social media use and positive habits.

When 3-year-old Sammy's stomach aches became more frequent, her family turned to Children's Health and discovered it was...
01/19/2024

When 3-year-old Sammy's stomach aches became more frequent, her family turned to Children's Health and discovered it was Crohn's disease. Her care team worked hard to find the right treatment so Sammy has fewer painful days and can just enjoy being a kid. Read Sammy's story: https://bit.ly/3tx5HgV

Embrace a healthier lifestyle this year with sustainable habits for the whole family!   Gabbie Ricky, Exos Performance N...
01/18/2024

Embrace a healthier lifestyle this year with sustainable habits for the whole family! Gabbie Ricky, Exos Performance Nutrition Specialist, shares expert tips on healthier eating, physical activity and mental well-being. Listen to her interview on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD AM:

Performance dietitian Gabbie Ricky from Children’s Health Andrews Institute shared insight on how families can make these resolutions both effective and enjoyable for children.

Have you met Keaton? 🐾  She's a therapy dog in our Outpatient Specialty Center and the REACH Clinic, providing support a...
01/16/2024

Have you met Keaton? 🐾 She's a therapy dog in our Outpatient Specialty Center and the REACH Clinic, providing support and cuteness to patients and their families. She loves greeting patients by sniffing their feet and is always ready for belly rubs! She's a ham and dresses up in tutus and costumes to entertain patients when they visit. Say 'hi' to Keaton next time you see her.

01/15/2024

To honor the inspiring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we asked team members to choose their favorite line from his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and share why. Our team member Brian chose the powerful words: let freedom ring. Celebrate Dr. King with us and tell us – what’s your favorite line?

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