Enhancing Knowledge

CHA provides educational opportunities that foster the development and sharing of solutions unique to children’s hospitals, bringing together national thought leaders to support knowledge exchange in a variety of in-person and virtual venues.

In-person events

The 2016 Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference focused on successful practices to improve patient and family engagement, manage the health care of children, and foster patient safety.

At the Improving Performance Conference, CHA affinity group members from a variety of disciplines focused on showcasing positive changes in quality, cost and outcomes by children’s hospitals.

The Annual Leadership Conference engaged more than 500 children's hospital leaders and leadership teams in hot topics that included delivery system transformation, managing the health care of children and the evolution of health care consumerism.

The CEO Health Policy Summit and Capitol Hill Advocacy Day fostered discussion of CHA policy issues, priorities and strategies. CEOs and government relations professionals from 50 hospitals set the 2016 advocacy agenda and conducted congressional visits focused on raising awareness of children’s health issues.

Virtual learning

More than 70 live webinars and on-demand recordings provided expanded learning opportunities. Topics on quality improvement, population health, care coordination, delivery system transformation, payment models, patient safety, high-reliability culture, comparative data solutions, public policy and advocacy, patient and family engagement, and more highlight the innovation happening at children’s hospitals and in CHA’s supporting programs.

A snapshot of highly attended 2016 webinars include:

Pediatric Learning Solutions’ online courses align to focus areas of the CPN exam content outline, and are an additional resource for your nurses as they prepare for exam day. Additionally, content libraries are available in a variety of areas to provide 24/7 online training on foundational clinical information and just-in-time job aids clinicians need to safely care for their pediatric and neonatal patient populations.

Print and digital resources

The Children’s Hospitals Today magazine brand was expanded in 2016 to provide children’s hospitals and the industry with new digital platforms and content. Special live coverage from the Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Care Conference and Annual Leadership Conference provided a glimpse into the success stories shared by peers for those who weren’t able to attend.

To complement other topic and role-based CHA newsletters, Children’s Hospital’s Today launched a weekly e-newsletter for the latest news and information from children’s hospitals and CHA. Manage your subscriptions or email magazine@childrenshosptials.org to subscribe.

The CHA website houses hundreds of new resources, including articles, presentations, advocacy action alerts and toolkits for improvement. Sign up for content alerts, search the site, and join discussion groups on the topics of greatest interest to you.


Four new members joined CHA in 2016:

  • El Paso Children’s Hospital, El Paso, Texas
  • Cone Health Pediatrics (part of Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital), Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Newark Beth Israel Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey

View a directory of all member hospitals.

Breakdown of CHA hospitals: