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The Woodlands expansion of Texas Children's has supporters digging in: Details of new hospital emerge

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11 More than 400 friends and supporters at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
More than 400 friends and supporters at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital
10 Mark A. Wallace speaking to attendees at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
Mark A. Wallace speaking to attendees at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital
9 Preliminary rendering of design concept at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
Preliminary rendering of the design concept at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Rendering courtesy of Texas Children's Hospital
8 Jessica Canfield, from left, James Rodriguez and Eileen Gonzalez at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
Jessica Canfield, from left, James Rodriguez and Eileen Gonzalez at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by Travis Schiebel/Texas Children's Hospital
7 Tabitha Rice, from left, Jan Duncan and Jenny Elkins at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014.
Tabitha Rice, from left, Jan Duncan and Jenny Elkins at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by Travis Schiebel/Texas Children's Hospital
5 Scott Wulfe and Ann Lents at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
Scott Wulfe and Ann Lents at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by John R. Lewis/Texas Children's Hospital
4  Ralph Alexander, from left, Brooke Schmitt, Becky Hostler, Kevin Hostler and  Dennis and Cathy Houston at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
Ralph Alexander, from left, Brooke Schmitt, Becky Hostler, Kevin Hostler and Dennis and Cathy Houston at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by John R. Lewis/Texas Children's Hospital
3 Johnna Edone, from left, Brittany Edone and Ryan Edone at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking
Johnna Edone, from left, Brittany Edone and Ryan Edone at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by John R. Lewis/Texas Children's Hospital
2 Officials at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
Officials at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital
1 Mark A. Wallace with former patients, from left, Bennett Rhymes, Will Herndon, Riley Kikuchi, Taylor Cox and Ryan Lively at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands
Mark A. Wallace with former patients Bennett Rhymes, from left, Will Herndon, Riley Kikuchi, Taylor Cox and Ryan Lively at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands groundbreaking. Photo by Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children's Hospital
11 More than 400 friends and supporters at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
10 Mark A. Wallace speaking to attendees at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
9 Preliminary rendering of design concept at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
8 Jessica Canfield, from left, James Rodriguez and Eileen Gonzalez at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
7 Tabitha Rice, from left, Jan Duncan and Jenny Elkins at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014.
5 Scott Wulfe and Ann Lents at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
4  Ralph Alexander, from left, Brooke Schmitt, Becky Hostler, Kevin Hostler and  Dennis and Cathy Houston at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
3 Johnna Edone, from left, Brittany Edone and Ryan Edone at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking
2 Officials at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands groundbreaking February 2014
1 Mark A. Wallace with former patients, from left, Bennett Rhymes, Will Herndon, Riley Kikuchi, Taylor Cox and Ryan Lively at the Texas Children's  Hospital - The Woodlands

What: Texas Children's Hospital's 60th birthday celebration and groundbreaking for expansion in The Woodlands.

Where: The site of the new pediatric community hospital in The Woodlands.

The 411: While digging in with ceremonial shovels, key players joined more than 500 supporters who also celebrated Texas Children's 60th anniversary. The gathering included a handful of children who helped Texas Children's CEO Mark Wallace blow out the candles on a giant birthday cake. Wallace led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" and revealed details of the new medical campus. The day's good karma went even further when it was announced that Nordstrom will make Texas Children's the beneficiary of the gala celebrating the retailer's opening of a store in The Woodlands.

Who: Diane Osan and Tadd Tellepsen, Dr. Mark Kline, Jan Duncan, Jenny Elkins, Dr. Charles Fraser, Dr. Michael Belfort, Ann Lents, Joel Staff, Kevin King, Debbie Sukin and Carol Garner.

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