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Historical marker honors our heritage

On June 28, we unveiled our Texas Historical Commission historical marker at the site of Dallas Baby Camp, the precursor to Children’s Medical Center, on the Old Parkland campus. The marker pays tribute to the group of nurses, led by May Forster Smith, who in 1913 organized the Dallas Baby Camp, an open-air clinic on […]

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Centennial Exhibit at Children’s Medical Center

The key theme of our Centennial Exhibit is the realization of the vision articulated for Children’s by our founder, Nurse May Smith. Her vision was made possible only through the dedication of the Dallas community to provide health care for all children – regardless of ability to pay. Check out the photo gallery to view […]

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New and Old Image for Centennial

Children’s Was Started By a Nurse’s Vision

In celebration of National Nurses Week, we would like to share the story of our founding nurse. These are the words of Nurse May Smith, Dallas Baby Camp Superintendent, in 1913. That was the year the Dallas Baby Camp, which would eventually become Children’s Medical Center, was born. In the spring of 1913, as many […]

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Teddy Bear Clinic Helps Kids Cope

Child Life specialists at Children’s use a variety of methods to help children cope while they are at the hospital. Teddy Bear clinics are just one of the many ways children are able to feel empowered and in control of their situation. I recently watched children go through a special kind of healing process as they lined […]

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Children's Holiday Parade "1989"

Backstage Memories from the First Children’s Holiday Parade

Editor’s note: This is an encore post of an article that first appeared on the Children’s Health Blog in 2013. Because the magic of the holiday season transcends time, it is as relevant today as it was then. Don’t miss our complete collection of Holiday 2014 info and feature articles, recipes, events and more. You […]

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Two Parade Clowns

Holiday Parade Behind-the-Scenes “Scoop”

My name is Scoop (a.k.a. Stacie Hampton), and I’ve been a part of the Children’s Holiday Parade for 15 years.  I’m thrilled and honored to let you in on some behind the scenes stories. I used to work at Children’s Medical Center in the events department, including behind the scenes at the parade. When I […]

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Ryan Seacrest visiting with patient

Seacrest Studios to Open Soon

With Seacrest Studios our patients will have a multimedia broadcast center where they can learn, explore and play. And get this – even patients who can’t leave their rooms will be able to take part in the fun! Thanks to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), celebrity interviews, game shows and even performances by the Funnyatrics […]

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