HOUSTON (July 25, 2014)

OrbitPediatric patients at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital were filled with excitement as they received a surprise visit from Houston Astros’ Mascot, Orbit. High fives, hugs and autographed baseballs were given to the children, inspiring some much-needed smiles on several young faces. At one point, a group of medical students and residents from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School stopped by to join in on the fun and take a picture with Orbit as well, proving you’re never too old to still be young at heart.

(Pictured: Houston Astros’ Mascot, Orbit, helps bring a smile to the face of eleven-year-old Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital patient and baseball fan, Nicholas Swchart.)

About Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Children’s Memorial Hermann is a 240-bed hospital dedicated to pediatric and neonatal care with an additional 68 beds dedicated to women’s services. The hospital’s special compassion and healing expertise has distinguished it as one of the finest children’s hospitals in the nation.

In partnership with the University of Texas Medical School, Children’s Memorial Hermann specialists provide care for more than 120,000 patient visits annually, including the tiniest premature infants, children and adolescents. Memorial Hermann takes a holistic approach to healthcare, offering programs and services that address the physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of well-being.

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading-edge technology and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 19,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Learn more about Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.