Maraton de Milagros
First Hispanic Radiothon Raises $160,000 for Dell Children's
Austin, Texas- February 2010- A grateful community joined hands to raise $160,000 for Dell Children's at "Maraton de Milagros," Central Texas' first Hispanic radiothon to support children's heathcare. Presented by Border Media, the company that operated Austin's Spanish language radio stations La Ley 98.9 and 104.9, Digital 92.5, and sponsored by Cricket, the event educated Austin's Hispanic community about children's health and wellness.
Dell Children's Youth Advisory Council
Finding Their Voice
Austin, Texas- February 2010- The Child Life and Family Centered Care Department gives young patients a voice. The newly formed Youth Advisory Council is comprised of patients with one common goal-to improve the patient and family experience at Dell Children's. The creation of Youth Advisory Council is an important step in promoting the collaboration between hospital and family-a philosophy called "family centered care"-into every aspect of patient care.
The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center: Survivorship Tour
Austin, TX – October 23, 2009 – The LIVESTRONG® Survivorship Center kicks off LIVESTRONG Challenge weekend with a 2nd Street District Survivorship Tour featuring the portraits of 24 childhood cancer survivors. The stories about these children will be showcased at area businesses in downtown Austin's 2nd Street District.
Unique to Central Texas, the survivorship center provides long-term follow-up care and support for those who are cancer survivors.
Children's Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustees
Austin, TX – September 21, 2009
Alex C. Smith is founder, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Meritage Capital, LP, an SEC registered boutique investment advisor specializing in multi-manager hedge funds. Mr. Smith has more than twenty years experience in the global financial markets and high-tech industry and has held finance and treasury positions with Dell, Commodore International Ltd. and EDS.
H-E-B Appreciation Luncheon
The Children’s Medical Center Foundation hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for over 100 H-E-B Partners that were volunteering at Dell Children’s Annual H-E-B Fall Festival held for the patients and their families. The purpose of the luncheon was to thank H-E-B for fulfilling the $1,000,000 pledge they made to support the programs and services at Dell Children’s. We are so grateful for our community partners like H-E-B and its dedicated employees.
Passing the Gavel
Letter from the Past Chairman, Jim Kozlowski
As I reflect over my term of service as Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Central Texas, I cannot help but wonder how quickly time has pass. It’s been my privilege to work with a Foundation board that is experienced, committed and willing to take on tomorrow’s challenges; to interact with extraordinary Dell Children’s physicians, administrators, staff and volunteers; and to build and strengthen the community alongside other leaders and volunteers. We stand together with one unifying voice and serve as an example of what is good about Central Texas.
Emergency Department Expansion
On Oct. 7, 2008, ten new beds were opened in the DCMC ED to accommodate the heavy patient demand, bringing the total number of beds to 44.
Dell Children's LEEDs the Way
Dell Children's was officially designated as the world's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Platinum hospital by the United States Green Building Council in January. This distinctive honor has been highly anticipated since the planning stages of Dell Children's, when Seton Family of Hospitals set its sights on creating a world-class hospital designed to heal children without harming the environment.