More than 2,000 children per year fatally injured at home

Approximately 2,096 children in the United States, ages 14 and under, die from accidental injuries in the home each year and 3 million kids are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries occurring at home. In 2004, approximately 2,300 children ages 14 and under died from unintentional injuries that occurred in the home and nearly … Continue reading More than 2,000 children per year fatally injured at home

Scott & White unveils newest Lasik laser in Central Texas

Eyewear has come a long way since the days of cat glasses and hard contact lenses. These days, contact lenses are softer, more comfortable—even “breathable.” Glasses now come in just about every shape and size, and are even considered by some to be a fashion accessory.  But the fact is, most people who are permanently … Continue reading Scott & White unveils newest Lasik laser in Central Texas

Houston Astros Bring Smiles to Seriously Ill Children of Scott & White

It’s not every day that a child with a serious illness has something to smile about. But thanks to a few players from the Houston Astros, the kids of Scott & White’s Children’s Hospital had a chance to forget about being sick and focus on having fun. Players J.R. Towles and Michael Bourn, bullpen assistant … Continue reading Houston Astros Bring Smiles to Seriously Ill Children of Scott & White

Meet Jessica

Jessica, 13, is a typical, active teenager. She loves sports, hanging out with friends and she really loves horses, but she wasn’t always so active. For several months, prior to her surgery, she experienced severe stomach pain whenever she ate. She couldn’t keep weight on, she didn’t want to participate in sports. It even caused … Continue reading Meet Jessica

Scott & White Healthcare employees support National “Wear Red Day”

On Friday, February 5, 2010, employees of Scott & White Healthcare will “Go Red for Women” to support awareness of heart disease and stroke in women, sponsored by the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute. Everyone can show support for the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red. Men can show their … Continue reading Scott & White Healthcare employees support National “Wear Red Day”

Scott & White—Round Rock volunteers help promote literacy among children

Scott & White—Round Rock volunteers not only tend to the everyday needs of patients who cross their information desk, they have also created a program to encourage literacy among the community’s children. It’s called The Children’s BookWell and its purpose is to provide age appropriate books to the children who visit the hospital. “We provide … Continue reading Scott & White—Round Rock volunteers help promote literacy among children