Prader-Willi Syndrome Program
August 16th, 2016
Dear PWS Community:
For the past 5 years HealthBridge Childrens Hospital in Houston has helped children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and their families reach goals that have improved their health and overall quality of life. HealthBridge has served numerous children over this period of time, and has made a positive and lasting impact on the lives of patients and their families.
Current pressures in today’s health care environment now preclude us from maintaining a program of excellence. Thereby, we have been forced to make the difficult decision to close the program rather than compromise care. Nevertheless, we will continue to meet the needs of the community and the children who need specialty hospital care in our Brain Injury and other post-acute care programs, which are the core competencies of Nexus Heath Systems.
The program will complete the care of our current patients and prepare them to transition to home or to the family’s placement of choice. When that mission is complete and the last patient is discharged the program will formally close. However, during this final phase of closure we cannot accept any new admissions. Yet, even though the program will no longer be part of HealthBridge Childrens Hospital, the legacy of the program will live in the hearts of all whose lives were enriched over the years.
John W. Cassidy, MDErin Cassidy, MSN, MBA
Chief Executive OfficerPresident
Chief Medical Officer