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Dell Children’s celebrates 13-year-old’s heart transplant

Dell Children’s celebrates 13-year-old’s heart transplant Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, are proud to announce 13-year-old Grace Jennings is home after receiving a long awaited heart transplant. Grace received her heart transplant on January 26, after waiting 15 months…
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Innovative program for training the next wave of cardiovascular perfusionists

Innovative program for training the next wave of cardiovascular perfusionists Dell Children’s Medical Center, is proud to announce an educational partnership offering a first-of-its-kind clinical experience for student perfusionists in a pediatric setting, in partnership with UT Health Austin and the Texas Heart Institute. Perfusionists are vital members of the cardiothoracic team who operate the heart-lung machine during…
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Dell Children’s receives $2 million donation for Fetal Center

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.  The generous gift is dedicated to supporting the new Fetal Center at Dell Children’s, ensuring the best diagnosis and treatment of…
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Dell Children’s First Heart Transplant Patient Heads Home for the Holidays

Dell Children’s First Heart Transplant Patient Heads Home for the Holidays The first heart transplant recipient at Dell Children’s Medical Center, part of Ascension, headed home for the holidays on December 23.  Gerardo was surprised with a car parade, Austin firefighters, Bevo, friends, superheroes, and his caregivers. The parade celebrates his remarkable journey and long-awaited discharge. Gerardo was admitted to…
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Dell Children’s hosts Holiday Village for patients and families

Dell Children’s hosts Holiday Village for patients and families Dell Children’s is helping more than 110 patients and their families celebrate the holiday season. This week associates and volunteers at Dell Children’s Medical Center, part of Ascension, set up the annual “Holiday Village” with thousands of donated toys for pediatricpatients and their siblings.
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First heart transplant performed at Dell Children’s

First heart transplant performed at Dell Children’s Read more about the procedure and expanding pediatric cardiovascular program at Dell Children’s in this Austin American-Statesman article. In a historic first for Dell Children’s Medical Center and the University of Texas at Austin, a team of pediatric heart transplant surgeons successfully implanted a donor…
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New 3T MRI allows for more complex brain surgeries

New 3T MRI allows for more complex brain surgeries Dell Children’s clinical teams are excited to add a new 3T MRI to the list of technologies available at Dell Children’s. The magnetic resonance imaging machine has a magnet that is twice as strong as the standard 1.5T, which means that doctors can see finer details. In brain…
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