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The Auxiliary to
Texas Children’s Hospital.
helps establish
• 1954
Moody Foundation
begins its support with a gift of $109,000
to benefit gastroenterology research.
moves its pediatric clinic to Texas Children’s and starts its
legacy of supporting charity care for the hospital’s patients.
Stedman West Foundation
• 1950
Leopold L. Meyer
million commitment from
children on the condition that it be “open to
every sick or hurt child with no restrictions on
religion, color, or whether or not they can pay.”
• 1960
A bequest from
1975 •
Susan Vaughan Clayton
creates the Clayton Endowment in
the department of Surgery.
• 1947
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
, help establish the
Texas Children’s Foundation, which planned and garnered support for a
new pediatric hospital in Houston. This is the beginning of the Pin Oak
Charity Horse Show’s long history of generous support.
Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae
raise $8,425 through the Theta Charity Antiques
Show, beginning a tradition of generous support of
Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
Proceeds from the 1947 Horse Show, now known as the
With a commitment of $1
donates more than $21 million
to Texas Children’s Cancer Center
through two “Evening with a
Legend” events, which they
chaired. The first honored actor
Robert Duvall. The second, “An
Evening with Disco Legends,”
was the largest single-evening
fundraiser in Houston’s history.
Laura and John Arnold
The Cullen Foundation
2012 •
million to the Building for Children campaign.
190,706 donors
1991 •
establishes the Lillie Frank Abercrombie Endowment to
support pediatric cardiology in perpetuity.
The Lester and Sue
Smith Foundation
make the lead gift of $25 million in support
of Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women.
1990 •
The Abercrombie Foundation
• 2011–2012
commit $50 million — the single
largest gift in Texas Children’s history.
million to the Building for Children campaign.
commits $3
largest corporate gift — to the
global health initiative.
Jan and Dan Duncan
The Gordon and Mary Cain Foundation
$6 million — the hospital’s
make the lead of gift of $5 million for the
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
commits $2 million to the Meyer & Ida Gordon
Emergency Center, which opened on October 1, 1991.
1977 •
Chevron commits
Cynthia and Anthony Petrello
Meyer & Ida Gordon Foundation
commits $1
• 2008
donate the land, worth $5 million,
for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.
1989 •
support of Texas Children’s Cancer Center.
• 2011
David and Mary Wolff
begins its partnership with Texas Children’s
Cancer Center with a gift of $83,000.
Houston Junior
Woman’s Club begins its loyal
contribute a total of $2 million to
support Texas Children’s Hospital
West Campus.
Texas Children’s launches the Heal Sick Children
campaign to support Vision 2010. Fundraising is focused
on three new facilities. Lead donors include:
Ronald McDonald • The
Lauren and Lara
Camillo Family Trusts
The second Building for Children
capital campaign ends with
$81 million raised.
2004 •
House of Houston, Inc.
1974 •
James S. “Jim” and Lillie
Abercrombie to build a hospital for
• 2002
The second Building for Children
campaign begins, helping to support
the hospital’s $345 million expansion.
1988 •
• 2010 & 2012
million commitment and
a $4 million commitment (two of the largest)
to the second Building for Children campaign.
establishes its affiliation with Texas Children’s
Hospital, beginning its tradition of generous
support for neurology clinical care and
research initiatives.
The hospital unveils its first
Building for Children capital
campaign as part of the hospital’s
$149 million expansion project to
construct two new buildings.
gives more than $250,000 to support the hospital.
secures a $1
Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
makes an $8
Houston Endowment makes
The Blue Bird Circle
donates funds to establish the Pi Beta Phi Patient/
Family Library, which they continue to support.
• 1970
• 2000
1998 •
• 1984
The Cullen Trust for Health Care
its first gift: $250,000 to support the Meyer
Center for Developmental Pediatrics.
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
1982 •
• 1967
Freda Magnuson, a 19-year-old babysitter,
1953 •
The Heal Sick Children campaign concludes, raising $507.6 million from
and exceeding both its $400 million initial goal and its $500 million stretch goal.
The first Building for Children capital campaign is
completed with $69.2 million raised from philanthropy.
Maureen and Jim Hackett
give $2 million to
establish the Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair for Reproductive Psychiatry.
2013 •
• 1958
1964 •
• 1953
1952 •
Baylor College of Medicine and
Texas Children’s establish a
teaching affiliation.
Radiologist Dr. Edward B.
Singleton becomes the
first physician on Texas
Children’s staff.
The Mullins sheath for left heart
catheterization is developed at
Texas Children’s Hospital by
cardiologist Dr. Charles Mullins.
Dr. Donald J. Fernbach receives a grant
from the National Cancer Institute to begin
the research hematology lab, which grew
into Texas Children’s Cancer Center — one
of the largest and most successful pediatric
oncology centers in the world.
• 1954
Texas Children’s Hospital
opens with Dr. Russell Blattner
as physician-in-chief.
Dr. Murdina Desmond, a
pioneer in newborn care
and follow-up, joins Baylor
College of Medicine and
goes on to develop the
neonatology program at
Texas Children’s.
• 1977
Texas Children’s Nursing Service
achieves its first prestigious Magnet
Recognition for nursing excellence,
an honor bestowed on only 6% of
hospitals across the country.
A large team of surgical and
other specialists perform a
long and complex procedure
to separate conjoined twins
Tiesha and Iesha Turner.
Texas Children’s opens its pediatric emergency center
(previously operated out of St. Luke’s), which becomes
the first in the state to have 24-hour coverage by
board-certified pediatric emergency physicians.
Dr. Charles D. Fraser, Jr. is named
surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children’s
Hospital. He is professor of Surgery and
chief of the division of Congenital Heart
Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
2002 •
The hospital’s Pediatric Lung Transplant
Program is established and goes on to
become one of the largest in the world,
with Texas Children’s being one of only two
institutions in the country performing more
than 10 pediatric lung transplants per year.
1980s •
Research funding grows from less
than $5 million to nearly $15 million.
1987 •
Texas Children’s celebrates
its 50th birthday.
2004 •
Texas Children’s Hospital
and St. Luke’s separate.
• 2010
Dr. Michael A. Belfort is appointed
obstetrician and gynecologist-inchief of Texas Children’s Hospital
and chair of the department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Baylor College of Medicine.
• 2011
Texas Children’s electronic
medical record (EMR) goes
live in outpatient practices.
2012 •
Texas Children’s is the first hospital in the
world to use real-time MRI-guided thermal
imaging and laser technology to destroy
lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy
and uncontrolled seizures.
This timeline represents some, but certainly not all,
milestones and accomplishments.
Dr. Mark W. Kline is appointed
physician-in-chief of Texas
Children’s Hospital and chair of
the department of Pediatrics at
Baylor College of Medicine.
With the recruitment of Dr. Peter Hotez
and his team, Texas Children’s becomes
home to the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s
vaccine development program.
Texas Children’s Hospital has a rich and storied history.
of the hospital’s significant contributions, growth
• 2009
• 2003
2000 •
• 1992
Mark A. Wallace, age 36, is appointed chief
executive officer of Texas Children’s Hospital.
1991 •
David Vetter, known worldwide as “The Bubble
Boy,” is born with a severe immune deficiency
that leaves him unable to fight even ordinary
bacteria. Shortly after birth, he is placed in a
specially designed bubble. Research on his
condition leads to significant contributions in
the study of immune system disorders.
1950 •
Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked in
U.S. News & World Report’s top 10
children’s hospitals for the first time.
1989 •
• 1971
The first patient is 3-year-old
Lamaina Leigh Van Wagner,
referred by her pediatrician for
treatment of a kidney disorder.
The Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas
Children’s Hospital (BIPAI) opens a new 21,000 square foot
clinical care center in Kampala, Uganda. The care center
receives 6,000 transfer patients on opening day, making it
the world’s largest pediatric HIV/AIDS center.
Texas Children’s ambulance
transport service expands to
include a fixed-wing aircraft.
One of the first child life departments in the
state is established at Texas Children’s.
Karen and Kimberly Webber are born
joined at the chest. Texas Children’s
pioneering procedure to separate them
establishes the hospital as a leader in
pediatric medicine.
2008 •
1999 •
• 1975
Dr. Ralph D. Feigin is appointed
physician-in-chief of Texas
Children’s Hospital and James
Abercrombie Professor and chair
of the department of Pediatrics at
Baylor College of Medicine.
The boards of Texas Children’s Hospital and
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital sign a contract
to construct adjoining buildings and
operate under joint administration. This
arrangement continues for 37 years.
1948 •
• 1970s
2013 •
2014 •
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2014–15 Best Children’s
Hospitals edition, Texas Children’s ranks fourth among
all 183 pediatric institutions surveyed nationally, and is one
of only 10 hospitals to achieve the Honor Roll designation.
Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks — Texas’ first
and, at the time, only female pediatric
surgeon — joins Texas Children’s.
Over the decades, Texas Children’s has changed countless young lives.
We’ve been instrumental in developing groundbreaking treatments
and technologies that give hope to children around the world. We’ve
grown from three stories and 106 beds to become one of the largest
pediatric hospitals in the nation, winning numerous accolades along the way.
Our supporters, physicians and staff have made Texas Children’s
what it is today. Although they come from all walks of life and every corner
of the globe, each shares a common vision: to improve the lives of children.
Today, Texas Children’s stands at the forefront of an exciting new world in
pediatric health care. Together, we will continue to grow, saving more lives
and creating better futures for children everywhere.