Aug 2, 2022, 10:39:01 AM CDT
Supporting the Claude Prestidge Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Health
The Claude Prestidge Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Health is a leader in the care of pediatric cystic fibrosis patients, caring for more than 300 children each year from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.
In a recent 2021-2022 U.S. News and World Report, Children’s Health ranked among the best Children’s hospitals for pulmonology and lung surgery. Both a pulmonologist and gastroenterologist direct the Center, ensuring coordinated care for both lung and digestive health. A dedicated care team of physicians, dieticians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and physical and respiratory therapists, support the extensive needs of CF care. This unique, multidisciplinary approach to treating CF provides patients and families with access to the best care possible, including access to cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials.
Children’s Health participates in the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network, the largest cystic fibrosis clinical trials network in the world. Our affiliation with this network ensures that our patients benefit from the latest drug trials, clinical studies and a wealth of research in cystic fibrosis treatment. Sharing information collaboratively with other network treatment centers has helped us continuously improve patient outcomes – our rates of cystic fibrosis flare-ups have fallen, while our patients’ pulmonary function has risen.
Gifts to support research at The Claude Prestidge Cystic Fibrosis Center can help advance understanding and treatment to benefit all children with CF, not just our patients, providing hope and healing to countless children and families.
Additionally, philanthropy can sustain and enhance the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Health to provide critical resources for patients and families, including program enhancements, patient and family support services, equipment and technology and education.