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Texas Children’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program Earns National Accreditation

Among six pediatric programs nationwide to receive honor from Pulmonary Hypertension Association


By Texas Children's Hospital | March 02, 2017

Texas Children’s is proud to announce the hospital’s Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Program recently earned accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Texas Children’s is among only six pediatric institutions nationwide, and the only one in the southwest, to be awarded this distinction. To learn more visit PHA’s website.

In order to be designated an accredited PH Care Center, a program must demonstrate dedication to making a proper diagnosis as well as have the capacity to appropriately and comprehensively manage PH patients through a set of criteria established by the PHA’s Scientific Leadership Council and the PHCC Oversight Committee.

“PH is a rare disease which requires care from highly trained specialists,” said Dr. George Mallory, director of the PH Program and medical director of the Lung Transplant Program at Texas Children’s, and professor of pediatrics-pulmonary at Baylor College of Medicine. “PHA-designated comprehensive care centers are committed to providing state-of-the-art care and therefore achieving the best possible outcomes.”

Established in 2001, Texas Children’s PH Program diagnoses and treats patients with pediatric pulmonary hypertension, with referrals extending nationally and internationally. The program strives to provide complete care and features one of the largest comprehensive pediatric teams in the nation – medical providers, nursing, social work, nutrition, pharmacy and exercise therapy. In addition, the team consults with various Texas Children’s subspecialties for excellence in care, including cardiology, critical care medicine, neonatology and the lung transplant service.

As an accredited PH Care Center, Texas Children’s will contribute to a PHA national patient registry which will track diagnostic and treatment patterns and patient outcomes to help establish best practices in patient care.

“This accreditation is a recognition of the care that our PH program provides for children who suffer from PH,” added Dr. Nidhy Varghese, pediatric pulmonologist at Texas Children’s and assistant professor of pediatrics-pulmonary at Baylor. “It is an honor to collaborate with other PH specialists around the country to advance the understanding and treatment of this condition.”

Texas Children’s Pulmonary Medicine is ranked #1 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The Pulmonary Medicine team specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex, chronic and rare pulmonary disorders and offers services to treat children dealing with a variety of pulmonary issues.For more information visit texaschildrens.org/pulmonology.




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