Glass hands allow families to reflect on challenges, triumphs of illness

In the summer of 2009 glass blower Stephen Bishop, a volunteer with the Child Life program in the Children’s Hospital at Scott & White, was asked by Child Life specialist Jan Upchurch to cast a hand print of a terminally ill child. The family wanted some kind of memorial keepsake to represent their child’s life. … Continue reading Glass hands allow families to reflect on challenges, triumphs of illness

Celebration bells help pediatric cancer patients mark milestones

Andrea Moore of Waco stood in the chapel at her youngest son Andrew’s school leading morning prayer. The selection she read that day — a prayer from St. Augustine of Hippo — spoke to the struggles we must sometimes endure, and the importance of God’s grace upon us. Little did she and her husband Scott … Continue reading Celebration bells help pediatric cancer patients mark milestones

Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team

October 6-12 marks Physician Assistants Week, an observance designed to highlight the contributions of a very important member of the healthcare team. Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. They conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret test results, provide preventive care counseling, assist in surgery … Continue reading Physician Assistants: A valuable part of the healthcare team