Dell Children’s Wants To Offer The Best Healthcare In The Nation To Our Children, Right Here At Home.
Many centers, one advanced facility
With existing at Dell Children’s at capacity we have created a new four-story, 161,000-square-foot facility connected to Dell Children’s, to develop efficient Cardiovascular and Heart Surgery, Neurosciences, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Oncology/Hematology services alongside critical support services and specialty clinics. The new facility is fostering innovative teamwork and advanced care.
Heart Care: Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
In 2018, world-renowned pediatric heart surgeon, Dr. Charles Fraser, joined our team with the express purpose of building the best congenital heart program in the nation. Dr. Frasers’ team hit the ground running and is now well on its way to perform a record number of heart surgeries and soon will introduce Dell Children’s first heart transplants. Our goal is to make Dell Children’s the definitive destination for cardiovascular care, drawing patients from across the region, state and nation.
Brain Care: Neurosciences Center of Excellence
Dell Children’s anticipates an 18% increase in the community’s need for neurological services over the next decade. At the same time, clinical and technological advances are expanding treatment options for our community. The recruitment of nationally renowned neurologist, Dr. E. Steve Roach, anticipates these challenges and opportunities. Dr. Roach will lead the way in establishing high-level care in neurosurgery, neurology, epilepsy and neuropsychology, as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. Locating this Center of Excellence within the new facility will not only create synergies between service lines, it will establish a pediatric health ecosystem on the Dell Children’s campus that is truly distinguished from peer institutions in our immediate region.
Cancer Care: Children’s Blood and Cancer Center of Excellence
Children’s Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) is currently the only cancer center in the region just for children. However, patients requiring a higher level of care must travel outside the region for services. For the CBCC to become the regional leader, clinic expansion and investments in advanced diagnostics and therapeutics are necessary. As a Center of Excellence, young patients will receive all care in one place, close to home, and our Oncology/Hematology specialists will build the foundation for a stem cell/bone marrow transplant program. Dell Children’s and Dell Medical School have jointly recruited a distinguished Section Chief of Oncology/Hematology for this Center.
Fetal Care: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Currently, after a mother gives birth to a high-risk baby who needs immediate surgical intervention, the newborn is transported to Dell Children’s, while the mom recovers in an adult facility. Family members are forced to travel back and forth between Dell Children’s and the adult hospital. And this is the best case scenario. When high-risk babies leave Austin for care elsewhere, this situation becomes even more difficult. Dell Children’s has proudly recruited birth defects expert, Dr. Kenneth Moise Jr., to lead the new Fetal Care Center.
To ensure mothers and families can stay close to their new baby and that babies have the very best chance to thrive, Dell Children’s is establishing an advanced Maternal Fetal Medicine program, which will allow healthy expectant mothers carrying high-risk babies to be cared for by comprehensive and interdisciplinary pediatric experts close to home. Our program will become one of only four in Texas to offer advanced fetal surgery and a special delivery unit fully integrated into a pediatric hospital.
We are thrilled to share that a philanthropic gift has been made that will elevate care at Dell Children’s for generations to come. The Kozmetsky Family Foundation has established the Kozmetsky Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Epilepsy at Dell Children’s to honor the innovative care and leadership of Dr. Dave Clarke.
Dell Children’s Neonatology Program, recently ranked by US News and World Report as a top-tier program, is growing both in its physical footprint and programmatic depth as we work to ensure that all patients, regardless of the medical diagnosis, can receive world-class healthcare right here, at home in Central Texas.
In a heartwarming tale of courage and medical breakthroughs, Baby Elias Robinson-Rodriguez has emerged as a symbol of hope and inspiration at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
In 2018, after struggling with infertility for nearly a decade, Laura and Blain Martin celebrated the birth of their son Henry following a complicated delivery and emergency c-section. After a short stay in the NICU, baby Henry was home with his family.
We’re excited to share that after four months of growing bigger and stronger at our hospital, Baby Le’Lani is now home with her loving family.
Ascension Texas is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Wiggins DBA, FACHE, as the new President of Dell Children’s, which now includes Dell Children’s Medical Center as well as Dell Children’s Medical Center North.