US-based The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has opened a new paediatric centre, which provides inpatient and intensive care services for children up to the age of 17.
Located in Houston, the hospital’s new unit comprises space of 24,000ft², including a six-bed emergency department, 18-bed medical and surgical inpatient unit and 14-bed paediatric intensive care unit.
The Woman’s Hospital of Texas CEO Linda Russell said: "The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has long been a leader in providing exceptional care to women and neonates.
"We are proud to expand that level of high-quality care to include our youngest patients by opening the paediatric center."
The new centre will offer an array of paediatric services, comprising emergency medicine, paediatric surgery and critical care services.
In addition, the unit will offer a wide range of paediatric specialties for consultation and treatment. The unit comprises cardiology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, urology and others.
According to the hospital, the centre also includes a special children’s play room and a teen room on the medical and surgical inpatient unit, as well as a waiting room in the emergency department.
Established in 1976, the hospital holds 397 licensed beds, including a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It offers services in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy and minimally-invasive surgery.
Image: The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has opened a new paediatric centre. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire / The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.