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Cook Children's Receives Verification as Level II Trauma Center
The trauma center at Cook Children's Medical Center has been verified, once again, as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.


Cook Children's Expands with New Pediatric Hospital in Prosper
Cook Children's Health Care System, which has a long history of caring for children in North Texas and beyond, is announcing plans to build a new children's hospital in east Denton County in the Town of Prosper.


Cook Children's Hires Chief Institutional Investment Officer
We are pleased to announce that after a months-long search, Cook Children's Health Care System has filled the position for Chief Institutional Investment Officer (CIO). Tony Bagwell of Columbia Investment Management Company in New York City will join our organization in April as Senior Vice President, CIO at Cook Children's.


Don't Fall for Fake Solicitations for Cook Children's
With the holiday season fast approaching, Cook Children's wants to make sure you aren't scammed by fraudulent fundraising activity. Please know that Cook Children's never solicits donor support door-to-door nor do we sanction door-to-door solicitations on our behalf.


Cook Children's to Expand in West Fort Worth with New Urgent Care and Orthopedic Location
Construction on a new pediatric care facility from Cook Children's Health Care System is underway in far west Fort Worth. The first phase of major facility development near Walsh community expected to open in Fall 2019.


Cook Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Receives Level IV Designation from the State of Texas
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cook Children's Medical Center is the first NICU in North Texas to be recognized as a Level IV center, meaning it can provide the highest level of neonatal care to critically-ill infants. The designation was made by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in response to House Bill 15 of the 83rd Texas Legislature.


Cook Children's Moves to Larger, High-Tech Clinic in Abilene
New specialty services offered for children and adults, telemedicine appointments expanded. After 34 years of serving children and families in Abilene, Cook Children's is expanding its footprint and offering more specialty services to help keep patients close to home.


Cook Children's Urges Parents to #LifeguardYourChild with Powerful Video
Three families devastated by drowning are the subject of a new video released by Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. The video, published on the hospital's social media pages this week, is part of the 'Lifeguard Your Child' campaign which urges parents, grandparents and caretakers to protect children and teens around water.


NeoHeart 2018: Cardiovascular Management of the Neonate
Cook Children's Health Care System, in collaboration with the Neonatal Heart Society, will host NeoHeart 2018 at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. This international conference runs March 22-24 and will provide a platform for neonatal and cardiac practitioners to discuss the latest approaches in the management of neonates with congenital heart disease.


Cook Children's Northeast Hospital in Hurst Transitions to Surgical and Urgent Care Center
Cook Children's Northeast Hospital will be closed March 21-22 as the facility undergoes transition to a new service model. In late 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo defining the overnight census requirement to operate as a hospital.


Cook Children's Launches New Electronic Health Record System
Cook Children's Health Care System recently became the latest healthcare organization to go live on Epic. After 18 months of preparation, Cook Children's officially rolled out the new electronic health record system on March 1.

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