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 are jointly recruiting 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.
I never would have thought I’d be diagnosed with a fatal illness at just 17 years old. It was like I’d won the lottery. Backwards.
It was not long after moving to Austin that Casey became sick and needed to be admitted. During our time at DCMC all of her doctors, nurses, and everyone really worked together to be sure that she got everything that she needed.
Please join us in sending a warm welcome to Paisley, the first baby born in the new Dell Children’s Specialized Labor and Delivery Unit!
It fills me with joy to know that this Center will be HERE for mothers with high-risk pregnancies and fragile babies, remove so many of these hurdles for families like mine, and save so many more lives.
Dell Children’s Foundation is proud to announce it has received a $2 million charitable donation from The Floyd A. and Kathleen C. Cailloux Foundation in Kerrville, Texas.
Meet Penn, a five-year old boy from Austin who wants to grow up to be a doctor, and a racecar driver – on the side, of course.