Dell Children’s Wants To Offer The Best Healthcare In The Nation To Our Children, Right Here At Home.
Three centers, one advanced facility
Existing space within Dell Children’s is at capacity. By building a new four-story, 161,000-square-foot facility connected to Dell Children’s, we will develop efficient Cardiovascular and Heart Surgery, Neurosciences, and Oncology/Hematology services alongside critical support services and specialty clinics. In addition to fostering innovative teamwork and advanced care, the facility will gather pediatric sub-specialists into close and efficient proximity. For little patients, this means eliminating multiple office visits and trips to Dell Children’s for tests and imaging.
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 are jointly recruiting a distinguished Section Chief of Oncology/Hematology for this Center.