Houston, TX (January 5, 2015)—Linda Russell, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, today announced the opening of the Pediatric Center—located on the fifth floor of the hospital— now offering emergency, inpatient and intensive care services for children ages 17 years and under.
“The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has long been a leader in providing exceptional care to women and neonates,” said Linda Russell, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. “We are proud to expand that level of high-quality care to include our youngest patients by opening the Pediatric Center.”
Parent Susan Lopez delivered both her girls at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Lopez says, “I originally chose to have my babies at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas because this was the only hospital where my doctor would deliver babies.” “But if I had to make the choice again, I would still choose The Woman’s Hospital of Texas because of the exceptional care the staff provides, and now its new Pediatric Center offers the nurturing environment that moms want for their children.”
The staff will provide the same high quality, personalized, compassionate care to children that Houston women have received for nearly 40 years. Now, the hospital that delivers more babies than any other hospital in Houston will provide continuity of care for children from conception to adulthood.
At nearly 24,000 square feet, the Pediatric Center will provide a separate, dedicated 6-bed emergency department, an 18-bed medical/surgical inpatient unit and a 14-bed pediatric intensive care unit. The Pediatric Center will provide an array of pediatric services, including emergency medicine, pediatric surgery and critical care services, along with a wide range of pediatric specialties for consultation and treatment, including cardiology, ENT, urology and others, by some of Texas’ finest board-certified pediatric physicians. There will be a dedicated waiting room in the Emergency Department and a special children’s play room and a teen room on the medical/surgical inpatient unit. A kid-friendly menu will also be available.
About The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
The Woman's Hospital of Texas opened in 1976, and has remained the state's premier facility dedicated to the health of women and newborns. With the addition of the Pediatric Center, the hospital has expanded that level of high-quality care to include their youngest patients.
With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman's Hospital of Texas offers expertise and an outstanding level of care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy, and minimally-invasive surgery.
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission. It has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), as a NAFC Center of Excellence: Continence Care in Women and is a designated Baby-Friendly Facility.