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Texas Children’s West Houston Hospital Now Open

 
The grand lobby at Texas Children's Hospital's West Campus incorporates bright, child-friendly colors that are repeated throughout the hospital. By CHRISTY BRUNTON
Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's has opened its new hospital and emergency center in West Houston. The hospital and emergency center join Texas Children's West Houston outpatient clinic, which has been open since December 2010.
Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, the emergency center and hospital services began admitting and treating patients March 7.
Texas Children's Hospital West Campus will serve one of the nation's fastest growing pediatric populations – the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station.
The hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in west Houston, two operating rooms, 48 intermediate and acute-care patient beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.
While the west campus is equipped and staffed to handle a myriad of medical needs, patients requiring highly specialized care, such as organ transplant surgery, will be referred to Texas Children's Main Campus for treatment.
"The opening of Texas Children's Hospital's West Campus emergency center and hospital services today enables us to provide the families of greater West Houston with expanded access to Texas Children's renowned family-centered, pediatric health care services," Texas Children's president and CEO said at the opening celebration. "This new campus exemplifies Texas Children's 50-year commitment to the health and well-being of our community's children and families."
The hospital is designed in a way that is welcoming to children, including play areas on every inpatient floor, artwork created by children and for children throughout the hospital, and an operation simulation room that helps reduce anxiety for young patients by letting them talk about their upcoming procedures, and see and touch the equipment that will be used.
All private patient rooms have fold-out day beds for family members to stay overnight, as well as Wi-Fi internet connectivity. While patients are in surgery, resting or undergoing treatments, family and visitors can access the on-site library, playrooms located on every patient floor, a dining area and a non-denominational chapel.
"We know that taking a child to the hospital can be an anxiety-filled experience for both the patient and the family, so all the West Campus design elements, features and amenities are strategically planned to create a soothing and supportive healing environment for the entire family," said Michelle Riley-Brown, vice president of Texas Children's West Campus.
The West Campus has about 370 employees, and many of the physicians staffing both its inpatient and outpatient services have previously practiced at one or more Texas Children's locations.
The outpatient clinic that opened at the West Campus in December 2010 offers an array of pediatric subspecialty services including physical, occupational and speech therapy; diabetes/endocrine; gastroenterology; nutrition; audiology; cardiology; neurology; ophthalmology; otolaryngology; orthopedic surgery; pediatric surgery; pulmonary medicine; urology and oncology.
Texas Children's Hospital's West Campus is Texas Children's first hospital located outside the Texas Medical Center and is one of the inaugural member institutions of the new Texas Medical Center – West Campus.
 
 

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