New Texas Children's Pavilion for Women OB/GYN practice now open in Pearland


HOUSTON - (Jan. 15, 2013) - Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, Houston's premier hospital for women's, fetal and newborn health, opened its first community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland recently. The new OB/GYN practice brings the Pavilion for Women's leading expertise closer to home by offering outpatient services, making it more convenient for women to receive preventative care, sub-specialty gynecology services and pre-natal checkups in their community. The new practice is located at 9003 Broadway Street in Pearland, next to the new location for Texas Children's Pediatrics Pearland, which opened on Dec. 17.

"Texas Children's Hospital expanded into obstetrical and gynecological care to fulfill our mission to improve long-term outcomes for babies and children by providing great care for their moms, even before they become mothers," said Cris Daskevich, senior vice president of Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. "By opening an OB/GYN practice next door to Texas Children's Pediatrics Pearland, we can provide the Pearland community with a continuum of specialized care starting before pregnancy and continuing throughout the childhood and adult years." Pearland was a natural choice for Texas Children's to open a community-based OB/GYN practice because of the area's dynamic growth rate and its proximity to Texas Children's main campus in the Texas Medical Center, Daskevich added.

The new OB/GYN practice is staffed by two Baylor College of Medicine OB/GYN physicians, Drs. Beth Davis and Kelly Hodges. In addition to a full range of regular gynecological and pre-natal care, the practice will soon offer sub-specialty services as well.

"Many of the women we care for at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women are currently driving to the medical center for their regular OB/GYN services," said Dr. Laurie S. Swaim, chief of gynecology at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women and division director of gynecology and obstetrics at Baylor College of Medicine. "With this new clinic, women in the Pearland area will only need to travel to the Pavilion for Women for more specialized gynecological care, surgery or delivery."

Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women is designed to care for a woman throughout her life and offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services, beginning before conception and continuing after delivery. The 15-story, $575-million state-of-the-art Pavilion for Women is one of the few hospitals worldwide to offer a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries. Level II and Level III NICU care is provided in 36 private rooms, four of which are specifically designed to accommodate multiples. A two-story circular sky bridge connects the Pavilion for Women to Texas Children's West Tower and Clinical Care facilities, enhancing patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to all patient care facilities.

To schedule an appointment at the Pavilion for Women Pearland OB/GYN practice, call 281-412-4335. To learn more, visit women.texaschildrens.org/Pearland.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.