POSTED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 4:25pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 5:49pm
EL PASO- The El Paso Children's Hospital hasn't opened yet, but it's already got a big name in the medical field, on its staff.
This is Doctor Bradley Fuhrman. He's the Pediatrician-in-Chief at the children's hospital that's set to open on Valentine’s Day next year. Doctor Fuhrman is well-known in his field. He's written or co-written almost 200 articles and publications for pediatric textbooks. He says he knows about the doctor shortage in the area and he's excited to meet the needs of the community.
"In a way that's part of the opportunity because this community really needs some specialists and pediatrics so that children don't have to travel hundreds of miles to get to some specialty care that they need," says Dr. Fuhrman.
The El Paso children's hospital will be the first private, non-profit children's hospital in El Paso.