2022 HEALTH CARE EDITION
INTRODUCING DR. KARAVAN-JAHROMI!
A rendering shows the new entrance to the Bright Family Emergency Room. The ER will have nearly double the current space with 48 exam rooms. E RENDERING COURTESY CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER PLANO
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Children’s Health has seen the average number of patient families increase year over year, with many traveling to the Dallas campus to receive specialty care. When complete, the expansion will oer the families of Plano a variety of new services.
Cardiology is a medical specialty concerned with disorders of the heart.
Orthopedics focuses on the muscles and bones including joints and ligaments. Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neonatal intensive care will house six beds and focus on the care of ill or premature infants.
Mahsa Karavan-Jahromi, MD, MPH Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Oncology is the study and treatment of cancer.
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Gastroenterology is the study of the function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach and more.
II LEVEL TRAUMA CENTER BY 2025
Children’s Medical Center Plano is designated as a Level IV trauma center but could become a Level II after the expansion. According to the American Trauma Society, a Level IV center primarily acts as a diagnosis and screening center. A Level II trauma center can provide care for most injured patients. The Plano hospital currently sends patients to Children’s Medical Center Dallas if their condition is too severe.
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treatment scenarios. He said the goal for his sta is to hit the ground run- ning when the tower opens in 2024. Caring for children Jennifer Roady, manager of the hospital’s family support services department, said Children’s Health is committed to helping families feel comfortable in a hospital setting. “We know the hospital can be scary,” she said. “We are able to tailor our care to that child’s and family’s needs.” Tate said treating children can pres- ent challenges, but it is also uniquely rewarding. “Kids have such a baseline resil- ience of wanting to get better,” Tate said. “I get to treat not only the kid … but I look at it as treating that whole family unit.” Roady said programs such as the
animal therapy services, which include trained dogs visiting patients or time with the horses who live on the campus grounds, help ease the stress for children in a medical setting. She said the hospital is also using virtual reality technology so patients and families can go into an MRI machine or see a procedure acted out before experiencing it in reality. “What I truly love about [Children’s Health] is our mission is to make life better for our patients but also the people that love them,” Roady said. “Whether it’s the care that we are providing medically and those extra moments that we provide for families, we want to make sure that children are taken care of.”
The Behavior Exchange Early Start (B.E.E.S.) program combines expert ABA therapy with fun group activities to help children develop important social and academic skills they can build on in the classroom as well as everyday life. B.E.E.S. makes the future sweet for preschoolers with autism.
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PLANO NORTH EDITION • JUNE 2022
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