December 23, 2012

“Santa’s Helper” Brings Cheer to Those Who Can’t Be Home for  the Holidays 

Lindsay Camden, 6, delivered handmade holiday cards and stuffed animals to the hospital's Antepartum Unit (APU) on Sat. Dec. 22. Linddsay's mother, Heather Camden, credits Woman's hospital for saving Lindsay's life after a complicated delivery.Lindsay Camden, 6, spread holiday cheer to the Antepartum Unit (APU) at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas this holiday season.   The adorable first grader delivered handmade holiday cards and stuffed animals to the hospital’s APU patients on Saturday, Dec. 22.

Lindsay has been working on the cards since Thanksgiving, her mother said.

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas APU cares for women with high-risk pregnancies, many of whom are hospitalized for days—sometimes months—before delivering their babies.

Lindsay’s mother, Heather Camden, was a patient in the APU.  Heather credits Woman’s for helping to save Lindsay’s life after a complicated delivery.

Lindsay Camden, 6, delivered handmade holiday cards and stuffed animals to the hospital's Antepartum Unit (APU) on Sat. Dec. 22. Linddsay's mother, Heather Camden, credits Woman's hospital for saving Lindsay's life after a complicated delivery.“The nurses at Woman’s Hospital were incredible,” said Camden, who delivered her daughter after a 40-plus day stay in the APU. “They would do things like save me apple juice because they know I liked it.  It’s just the little things.”

Through the years, Lindsay’s mother told her of the care she received from Woman’s and the difficult circumstances surrounding her birth.

“Lindsay is a miracle child,” says Heather Camden, whose son was also born at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “She has grown to be such an amazing child in so many ways and this [the Christmas cards] is just one of them.”

Lindsay Camden, 6, delivered handmade holiday cards and stuffed animals to the hospital's Antepartum Unit (APU) on Sat. Dec. 22. Linddsay's mother, Heather Camden, credits Woman's hospital for saving Lindsay's life after a complicated delivery.Lindsay Camden, 6, delivered handmade holiday cards and stuffed animals to the hospital's Antepartum Unit (APU) on Sat. Dec. 22. Linddsay's mother, Heather Camden, credits Woman's hospital for saving Lindsay's life after a complicated delivery.Lindsay Camden, 6, delivered handmade holiday cards and stuffed animals to the hospital's Antepartum Unit (APU) on Sat. Dec. 22. Linddsay's mother, Heather Camden, credits Woman's hospital for saving Lindsay's life after a complicated delivery.

About the Woman’s Hospital of Texas

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is an acute care hospital located near the Texas Medical Center. The hospital was established in 1976 by a group of physicians who recognized the need for a facility focused solely on the care of women and infants. In keeping with this vision, Woman’s offers a full range of women’s services, including breakthrough developments in minimally invasive surgery such as Robotic Surgery, and urogynecology.   The hospital has an antepartum unit, 36 labor and delivery rooms, a medical surgical unit and 124-bed Levels II and III Neonatal Intensive Care nurseries. Since its inception, Woman’s has welcomed over 200,000 babies into the world and delivers more babies in Houston than any other hospital. Our experienced physicians specialize in high-risk deliveries, from handling preemies weighing less than 1,500 grams to offering a comprehensive Multiples Clinic for women having twins, triplets, or more.  In addition, the Woman’s Hospital of Texas was twice named a top performer in quality and safety measures by the Joint Commission, and has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Visit our website at www.womanshospital.com.

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