Give every child care that is second-to-none.
We must keep pace with the rapid advancements in pediatric medicine through constant investment in specialized facilities, programs and technologies. But this level of care requires more than treatment of illness and injury. Our on-site school helps patients keep up with their studies. An art and music therapy program reduces the anxiety patients and their siblings confront when there is serious illness. These important services produce no revenue, and insurance doesn't cover them. Yet they are crucial parts of the care we provide.
Change the course of medicine with lifesaving cures.
We have set an ambitious goal for the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern: to transform the way physicians treat childhood diseases. Major breakthroughs seldom come from timid measures; research must be characterized by a high-risk/high-impact approach. The facility has been built. The team is already assembling. Now we must continue to recruit the most talented investigators, to fund their bold research initiatives, and to establish endowments for the long-term, sustained funding of their world-changing science.
Fortify the health of the entire community.
We support health and wellness programs in neighborhoods across the metroplex, to keep kids healthy where they live, play and grow. Our telemedicine programs virtually connect school nurses with Children's Health physicians, increasing access to care and effectively managing nonurgent conditions. We are establishing a full array of integrated programs to improve all aspects of children's lives - making our region healthier for generations to come and one of the best places in America to grow up.