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Outpatient facility opens at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus

Emergency center and hospital services coming in spring 2011

Texas Children’s Hospital announced that the outpatient clinic building is open at its new West Campus, I-10 and Barker Cypress, and that the pediatric emergency center and hospital services are on target to open in spring 2011.

“We are excited to begin offering outpatient services at West Campus as the first step in providing expanded access to the unsurpassed care of Texas Children’s Hospital,” said Michelle Riley-Brown, vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. “As we celebrate this first milestone, we also look forward to spring 2011, when we will open our pediatric emergency center and hospital services.”

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Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus

The newly built 220,809-square-foot outpatient clinic building at West Campus offers the most current diagnostic and treatment services in a cheerful, family-focused and welcoming environment. The facility is designed to provide a comprehensive array of specialized pediatric services delivered by a dedicated team of board-certified pediatric specialists and experts including nurses, rehabilitation specialists and child life specialists.

To ensure the smoothest possible opening experience for patient families, Riley-Brown noted that the outpatient clinic facility is opening in two phases. As of today, the first and second floors of the building are open, which includes outpatient treatment areas for physical/occupational therapy and speech therapy; diabetes/endocrine; and gastroenterology and nutrition practices.

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is on track to open additional outpatient clinic practices by Dec. 7, said Riley-Brown. These include: audiology, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, pulmonary medicine and urology.

In spring 2011, the hematology/ oncology clinic will open, increasing the number of outpatient clinics at the facility to eleven.

Outpatient services formerly provided at Texas Children’s West Houston Health Center will be offered at the new West Campus facility.

“Texas Children’s has been a part of this community for many years and launching the West Campus outpatient clinic is our promise to continue providing quality, convenient care to West Houston and the surrounding areas for many years to come,” added Riley-Brown.

Those families who have been patients at Texas Children’s main campus or at one of its health center locations will recognize many familiar faces, noted Riley-Brown, since all the pediatric specialists at its West Campus outpatient clinics have previously practiced at one or more of Texas Children’s locations

Physicians who are members of the West Campus outpatient care team include:
Dr. Jennifer Feldmann, adolescent medicine; Dr. Ellen Friedman, otolaryngology; Dr. Maria Garcia, allergy and immunology; Dr. Frank Gerow, orthopedics; Dr. Edmond Gonzales, urology; Dr. Mohammed Hussein, ophthalmology; Dr. Nikki Janzen, urology; Dr. Imad Jarjour, neurology; Dr. John Jones, otolaryngology; Dr. Binal Kancherla, pulmonary/ sleep; Dr. Walid Kaplan, diabetes/ endocrine; Dr. Daniel Leung, nutrition/ gastroenterology; Dr. Monica Lopez, pediatric surgery; Dr. Allen Milewicz, pediatric surgery; Dr. Siby Moonnumakal, pulmonary; Dr. Jennifer Rama, pulmonary; Dr. Barbara Reid, nutrition/ gastroenterology; Dr. V. Shenava, orthopedics; Dr. Marcelle Sulek, otoloaryngology; Dr. Sharonda Taylor, adolescent medicine; Dr. Steven Wolfe, cardiology; and Dr. Parvin Yazdani, diabetes/ endocrine. Additionally, Amy Magruder, AuD, audiology; Sarah Raye, SLP, speech therapy; and Denise Brockman, SLP, speech therapy, are providing services at West Campus.

In addition to the specialty clinics, the building houses the campus’ primary care pediatric practice, TCPA – Town & Country @ West Campus, which is open and accepting appointments in its new, more spacious location. The practice relocated from 909 Frostwood Dr., Houston, 77024.

In spring 2011 West Campus will open a 12-bed pediatric emergency center, 48 inpatient rooms, three operating rooms, a special procedures suite, advanced diagnostic imaging services including MRI and CT scans, and a neurophysiology sleep laboratory.

For more information about Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and services available at the outpatient clinic facility, visit www.westcampus.texaschildrens.org.

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