More than 400 guests attended the 19th annual “What’s Up, Doc?” event at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and saw firsthand some of the most valuable resources at Texas Children’s Hospital — the world-class doctors and scientists.
The 2014 “What’s Up, Doc?” attendees sat at tables hosted by Texas Children’s physicians and leaders, giving them an opportunity to learn directly from renowned experts about the amazing treatments the hospital provides and the full continuum of specialty care — for everything from food allergies to organ transplants — available at the hospital.
The popular event was chaired by Karla and Jorge Goudet, who have their own special attachment to Texas Children’s. Their precious daughter, Mariana, spent most of her much-too-short life in critical care units at the hospital. During her time there, the Goudets got to know an entire team of specialists who were dedicated to providing the very best care for Mariana and who treated Karla and Jorge like family.
“What’s Up, Doc?” is held each year to emphasize the importance of raising funds specifically for recruiting and retaining the finest medical talent in the world. That’s what our patients need and deserve.
Not a day passes that the world-class doctors and scientists at Texas Children’s aren’t being courted by other pediatric hospitals. Texas Children’s Hospital strives to bring the best and brightest to Houston and to keep them here. We are having great success. The number of faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics has grown by nearly 60 percent since 2010, and the numbers in both Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology have more than doubled as well during that time.
Our recruitment efforts never end, and ongoing philanthropic support continues to be one of the hospital’s most important priorities.