Heart WalkDCMC Team Raises $3500 at Annual Heart Walk

The American Heart Association hosted its annual Heart Walk at the Long Center in Austin, TX on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. The DCMC team raised over $3500 in fundraising efforts to donate towards the American Heart Association. Members of our Regional Heart Program team, “Got Heart” walked with families and patients, taking the time to share stories and make memories all in support of our communities children.

heart_screening_eventChampionship Hearts Event Draws 250 Young Athletes

The Regional Heart Program partnered with Championship Hearts Foundation to offer Dell Children’s Medical Center’s first free heart screening. A team of almost thirty Dell Children’s medical staff volunteered to help in the screening process of roughly 250 athletes ages 14 to 18 on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Five cardiologists including Byron Holt, MD, Karen Wright, MD, Gregory Johnson, MD, Arnold Fenrich, MD and Daniel Shmorhun, MD were also on site to interpret these test results to assist in the prevention of sudden cardiac death. We want to thank everyone who volunteered their time in helping us be of a great service to our community athletes and their families!

Byron_HoltDr. Holt on Seton HealthLine

Dr. Byron Holt, the Chief of Cardiology, discussed pediatric cardiology on Seton HealthLine. Listen to the Podcast to hear what the Chief had to say.

Milagros Camp BannerCamp for All – Burton, Texas

Milagros support group in support with Dell Children’s Medical Center Regional Heart Program hosted its annual Congenital Heart Disease Camp at Camp for All in Burton, TX. Staff from the Regional Heart Program provided an educational skit for families of children we cared for titled, “A Day in the Life of CHD.” An interactive skit about a young girl, who recently had open heart surgery and the challenges she faces every day. Our staff put on their costumes and acted the part, providing laughs and education for families facing similar circumstances. They also spent the day handing out back packs of donated goodies from Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Hospital WeekHospital Week

Christine Dillingham, NP, Christina Hobby, CT, and Paula Bell, RN participating in Hospital Week at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

CHW 2015_0Congenital Heart Walk

The Regional Heart Program raised over $1,500 along with Dell Children’s donation of $3,500 towards the Congenital Heart Walk this year, an event that funds cutting edge research to advance current diagnosis, treatment, and ultimately the prevention of congenital heart defects in both children and adults. Our staff spent the day interacting with families, walking side by side with former patients, and participating in all the fun activities the Congenital Heart Walk has to offer.