Dell Children’s Medical Center and AISD held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Children’s Comprehensive Care clinic. The state-of-the-art clinic is dedicated to the care of children with complex medical issues. The clinic is located inside Austin Independent School District’s new Rosedale School. This AISD collaboration will better serve this fragile population, allowing easy access for life-sustaining medications, treatments and programs.
The clinic is designed to maximize the health and development for children with significant special needs and will allow for enhanced resources and larger family-focused events.
The Children’s Comprehensive Care clinic and Rosedale school serve the same patient population. Rosedale School serves about 100 students who have significant disabilities, including children who are medically fragile or who need intensive behavioral support. The Children’s Comprehensive Care clinic cares for about 800 patients not enrolled in Rosedale School.
“We are grateful to AISD for the unique model, Rosedale is one of the first public schools in the nation, with a full-service clinic, built to better serve this fragile patient population. This new clinic will help families with children here at Rosedale and the community,” said Christopher Born, president of Dell Children’s.
“The Rosedale School and Dell Children’s Comprehensive Care clinic join together as a unique model for both medical and educational support for our children. This new location offers cohesive family-centered care for children with challenging medical needs with the same outstanding complex medical care our community knows and trusts,” said Dr. Rahel Berhane, Children’s Comprehensive Care Medical Director.
“We are incredibly excited to share our space with the Comprehensive Care clinic,” said Elizabeth Dickey, Rosedale School Principal. “We believe that the collaboration between the clinic and the Rosedale School will benefit our students, as well as children across Central Texas as these two groups learn from one another in this new building.”