In an effort to meet the growing needs of our most critically ill patients, Texas Children’s Hospital is adding a tower to our campus in the Texas Medical Center. The 640,000 square foot expansion, named Legacy Tower, will include six high-intensity surgical operating rooms, four floors of intensive care rooms including 84 large rooms for increased comfort and functionality for patient families and the care team, three pediatric intensive care floors and one transitional intensive care floor. Legacy Tower is scheduled to open in two phases – the operating rooms and intensive care unit rooms will open May 22, 2018. Learn more at legacytower.org.
Texas Children’s Neuroscience Center is a comprehensive destination for children suffering from common neurological conditions like epilepsy and muscular dystrophy to more complex and rare disorders like lissencephaly and Rett Syndrome.
Expert teams of neurologists, specially trained doctors in investigating and diagnosing neurological conditions, come together with neurosurgeons, to deliver complete care in more than 12 specialty clinics. The Neuroscience Center is comprised of these areas of expertise: neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neurological critical care, and genetics.
By combining clinical care with easy access to surgery, the Neuroscience Center offers patients and their families access to one comprehensive treatment location. The Neuroscience Center cares for patients with a multidisciplinary team approach with involvement from neuro psychiatrists, social workers, inpatient rehabilitation therapists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists, genetics and other specialties.
Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric neurological service providers in the country. On average, more than 30,000 clinic visits take place every year and more than 900 surgeries are performed by providers in the Neuroscience Center.
Neuroscience team members are also active participants and consultants in the hospital’s Trauma Program. The Level 1 trauma center at Texas Children’s, the largest pediatric emergency center in South Central Texas, cares for children with a broad spectrum of traumatic injuries.
As the largest pediatric cancer center in the United States, Texas Children's Cancer Center provides medical treatment for patients with childhood cancer and childhood blood disorders. The nationally acclaimed children’s clinic, along with the research and drug development programs, is considered by U.S. News & World Report to be among the best children’s hospitals for cancer.
Our world-renowned staff of 190 faculty and over 1,000 staff have pioneered many of the now standard protocols for treating and curing pediatric cancer and blood disorders. In addition, we provide a full range of pediatric subspecialty care available in-house 24 hours a day and treat all pediatric cancer and blood disorders, even the rarest disorders. Over 91,000 outpatient visits are performed each year with patients from 35 states and 26 countries, making us the largest pediatric cancer and hematology program in the United States.
We know that the diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder is traumatic for both the child and the family. As a leader in family-centered care, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers provide personalized, comprehensive services that address both the physical and emotional aspects of the disease.