Aug. 6, 2012 — CW33 News reporter Barry Carpenter shares the story of baby Kensley and the mass spectrometer at Children’s Dallas. The spectrometer can diagnose a bacterial infection in about 30 seconds compared to the 3 days other methods typically take. Children’s is one of only three pediatric hospitals in the country with the high […]
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June 21, 2012 – Andres Gutierrez of NBC 5 reports on how quickly a parked car can heat up in the summer and how dangerous it is to leave children in the car. With outside temperature at 84 degrees, we started measuring the inside temperature of the car at 94 degrees. The inside temperature reached […]
June 18, 2012 – Clarice Tinsley of Fox 4 reports on “Hometown Hero: The Lavender Ladies” as they raise money for spine cancer research in memory of an elementary school classmate. The group of girls call themselves The Lavender Ladies because lavender is the color that represents all cancer.
June 15, 2012 – Jay Gormley of CBS Ch. 11 covers the story of Landon Light who four years ago awoke paralyzed from his chest down as the result of Transverse Myelitis, a rare disease that causes the immune system to attack the spinal cord. Through a combination of treatment, rehabilitation and sheer determination, Landon […]
June 5, 2012 – CBS Ch. 11 covers the story of Ethan Fox who was injured during an impromptu game of football during school recess and was admitted to the Children’s Medical Center Dallas emergency department with a skull fracture and arterial bleeding. Thanks to Ethan’s teacher, paramedics and Children’s pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Bradley Weprin, […]
May 31, 2012 – Fox 4 covers the Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club players visit to Children’s Medical Center Dallas. The players autographed pictures and visited with young patients.
Michelle Smith, R.N. Registered Nurse for Transport, Children’s Medical Center WHAT SHE DOES: Jets, helicopters and ambulances are all part of her daily work routine. But she’s not just along for the ride; she’s responsible for caring for patients – often in critical condition – as they’re being transported from another hospital to Children’s. JETLAGGED: […]
Pam Okada, M.D. Attending Physician in the Emergency Department, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern WHAT SHE DOES: Addresses every issue that comes into one of the country’s busiest pediatric emergency departments — from asthma and seizures to broken bones and resuscitations. WHY EMERGENCY MEDICINE: After medical school, initially worked at a […]
David Schindel, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern Director of the EXIT Program WHAT HE DOES: Trained to perform all types of pediatric surgeries, but especially interested in surgeries needed to correct fetal and newborn birth defects identified prenatally. These surgeries include EXIT procedures, in which the mother’s […]
Tiffany Riley (a.k.a. Dr. Slappy) Leader of Children’s Funnyatrics Clown Program ROUGH START: “When the Funnyatrics program began seven years ago at Children’s, it was hard for the medical staff to trust us; they had no idea what we were going to do or say. But over time they saw we were part of the […]