Board of Directors

As a member of the Board of Directors, you dedicate your time and talents to furthering our mission to make life better for children. The resources below serve to equip and empower you as an ambassador for Children’s Health℠ – the leading non-for-profit pediatric health system in North Texas. 

Interested in learning more or have questions on the content below? Please contact Ciera Harris at 214-456-8360 or via email.

WHO WE ARE

Children’s Health is the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas and one of the largest pediatric health care providers in the nation, anchored by two full-service hospitals and one specialty hospital.  

UT Southwestern and Children’s Health have worked together for more than six decades to provide health care for children. Together, we are the only joint pediatric enterprise in North Texas with the depth of experience and breadth of specialties to handle the most complex clinical care for kids. 

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE 

Now is the time to ensure we are ready to meet the unique and wide-ranging needs of generations to come. As we envision the next chapter of Children’s Health, our funding priorities include: 

  • Mental and Behavioral Health Programs



    Mental health needs among children are increasing in prevalence and complexity. They are compounded by many factors, including social and cultural stigmas, limited specialists, lack of training and comfort about treating these issues for many pediatricians, and low reimbursement rates. Children’s Health's goal is to increase access to quality care and to help extend and strengthen the resources available for children and families in need. 

    Children’s Health is home to one of the nation’s most comprehensive pediatric psychiatry and psychology program with four different levels of care and a spectrum of services and programs. In collaboration with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, we've created an ambitious plan to address the pediatric mental health crisis in North Texas. Rather than caring for kids’ needs at the breaking point, our approach will empower primary care providers across the community, allowing for earlier identification and treatment of kids’ mental health conditions—before they escalate.

  • Research
     



    Clinical research puts theories and basic science research into action that can benefit patients at the bedside. Children’s Health is a leader in clinical research, and significant breakthroughs have been made at Children’s because of our ability to conduct this research. Often, it provides a last beacon of hope for patients and their families who have exhausted all other treatment options. Clinical research crosses all disciplines – from cancer to neurology to ophthalmology to infectious disease – and the impact of this work is limitless. 

    In 2011, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) was established as a joint venture designed to combine Children’s Health’s comprehensive clinical expertise and the internationally recognized scientific environment of UT Southwestern Medical Center. CRI represents an unprecedented opportunity for interdisciplinary groups of high-caliber scientists and physicians to pursue research at the interface of stem cell biology, cancer and metabolism. 

  • Campus Enhancements and Expansion



    Demand for health care in North Texas continues to increase with the population growth in North Texas projected to outpace the national average, bringing the total number of children in the region to nearly three million by 2050. Enhancements and expansion will ensure we are able to keep up with population growth and serve our community with excellence.  

    Since the current hospital was built in 1967, Children’s Medical Center Dallas has become the premier site for complex, comprehensive pediatric care in the region. We have made groundbreaking advancements in medicine while serving as the only Level 1 pediatric trauma facility in North Texas. 

    In January 2020, Children’s Health announced plans to expand Children’s Medical Center Plano allowing us to bring high-quality care closer to home. Our expansion plans include the addition of a 350,000-square-foot tower housing expanded specialty care programs, as well as the ability to care for patients with more acute needs in the northern neighborhoods of North Texas. 

Resources

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Children's Medical Center Foundation Publications

Contact Us

Interested in learning more or have questions on the content below? Please contact Ciera Harris at 214-456-8360 or via email.