Department of Pediatrics

Environment & Faculty

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The Baylor College of Medicine integrates a variety of medical facilities to provide care to high-risk infants in a family-centered environment.

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Texas Children's Hospital

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Texas Children's Hospital is one of the nation's largest pediatric hospitals and the primary pediatric training site for Baylor College of Medicine. Our 173-bed, Level 4 Newborn Facility at Texas Children’s has levels 4, 3 and 2 beds with over 1,800 admissions per year. A full range of pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists are available for the NICUs. The Texas Children's Pavilion for Women has more than 5,700 births per year and has a blended level 2 and 3 NICU with 42 beds in private rooms. Texas Children's has a lactation program and mother’s own milk mixing room. Pasteurized donor milk is obtained to supplement mother’s milk. Registered nurses who are certified lactation counselors and peer counselors provide services for breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Texas Children's Pavilion has been designated as Baby Friendly for Breastfeeding.

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Ben Taub Hospital

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Ben Taub Hospital, the central clinical care facility of the Harris County Hospital District, is adjacent to Baylor College of Medicine in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. Ben Taub is a teaching hospital for all specialties and their subspecialties, including pediatrics and obstetrics. This hospital delivers nearly 5,900 infants each year and supports extensive newborn facilities that include a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: level 3, 2 and normal newborn nursery. Ben Taub has been designated as Baby Friendly for Breastfeeding. See more information about Ben Taub Hospital and the Harris Health System.

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Texas Children's Pediatric Associates

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The Texas Children's Pediatric Associates is a subsidiary of Texas Children's with more than 200 TCPA pediatricians located at 50 clinic sites in the Houston area. TCPA has five Community Cares Programs (Project Medical Homes). These community-based collaborative health and wellness projects provide accessible medical homes to children and families. The medical homes offer ongoing community and organizational support for family-focused health services that address the broad social, health, educational and spiritual needs of children from the newborn through adolescence. View more information about the TCPA.

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Faculty

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Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital faculty and nutritionists/dietitians from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.