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Insights from Award-winning Quality Improvement Project Leaders
September 19, 2018

The 2017 Pediatric Quality Award recognized outstanding work in patient care and quality improvement. Learn more about the five award-winning ...

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Robot Helps Train Hospital Staff on Real-life Birth Scenarios
September 18, 2018

Victoria, a high-fidelity simulator that mimics real-life birth scenarios, is helping instructors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's ...

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Two Analytical Approaches for Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes
September 11, 2018

Multidisciplinary teams determine improvement opportunities and effectively educate staff members to advance sepsis detection and treatment.

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Journey Boards Help Families Understand Complex Medical Information
September 10, 2018

Phoenix Children's developed journey boards to educate newly diagnosed patients and their families on their condition and on how to effectively care ...

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What This Mom Learned About Sepsis After Her Son Survived It
September 6, 2018

Nikki Schueller learned a lot about sepsis after her son’s six battles with it. Here’s what she wants all health care providers to know.

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Leadership Tip: Achieve More By Tapping into Your Community
September 5, 2018

Surround yourself with people who can support your efforts, says Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children's Hospital.

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A DIY Project Helps Connect Patients to Families Who Can't be in the PICU
September 5, 2018

After researching existing technology for video communication and comping up empty-handed, this team built it themselves. Now parents can connect ...

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Revamping the Discharge Process to Reduce Medication Errors
August 30, 2018

When Children's Hospital at Montefiore discovered discharge summaries didn't match medication lists providers sent home with patients, staff ...

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How this Children's Hospital Reduced NICU Antibiotic Use by 22 Percent
August 28, 2018

Antibiotic stewardship program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles focuses on reducing unnecessary antibiotic usage in its neonatal intensive care ...

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Virtual Reality Helps Reduce Patient Anxiety During Clinical Interventions
August 22, 2018

Gillette Children's virtual reality technology helps distract patients in the medical setting.

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Expanding Care Coordination to Promote Children's Health, Development and Well-being
August 22, 2018

Cross-sector care coordination can have a life-changing effect on children and their families.

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Schools Partner With Children's Hospital for Telehealth Visits
August 22, 2018

School telehealth program connected 13-year-old Kayla to a doctor without leaving school.

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School-based Health Centers Provide Education and Services in 'Health Care Deserts'
August 21, 2018

Wolfson Children's Hospital's "big idea" brings health care and education into the community.

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Soliciting Real-time Feedback from Patient Families in the Hospital
August 8, 2018

Here's how Children's Mercy's Family Experience Tracer program is elevating the family's voice.

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Dance Therapy Program Helps Pediatric Patients Express Themselves
August 8, 2018

Akron Children's Dance Unlimited program offers children with special needs the chance to perform.

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Study Indicates Pediatric Cancer Patients Need Screening into Adulthood
August 8, 2018

New evidence could guide the future of pediatric cancer treatment.

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Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices and SIDS Deaths Still Happen in the U.S.
July 30, 2018

Thousands of babies still die each year in the U.S. from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A safe sleep environment, inside and outside the hospital, can ...

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Commentary: Kids are at the Center of Everything Children's Hospitals Do
July 30, 2018

Advocating for children is part of our roles as leaders in children's hospitals, says Rick W. Merrill, CEO of Cook Children's Health Care System.

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Looking Through 'Fresh Eyes' Could Be the Best Way to Solve Complex Medical Cases
July 30, 2018

Newman: Solving a seemingly intractable case requires questioning the original diagnosis and all subsequent diagnoses.

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Pediatric Surgeon Specializes in Same Medical Condition She Had Growing Up
July 30, 2018

Mary Austin, M.D., doesn't share her medical history with families so they can make their own decisions.

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Meet CHA Board Member and Hospital CEO Jeff Sperring
July 30, 2018

Jeff Sperring, M.D., the CEO of Seattle Children's, has worked in health care for more than 15 years.

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4 Proven Ideas to Improve Quality and Safety at Children's Hospitals
July 30, 2018

Dedicated teams are overcoming the quality challenges facing their children's hospitals.

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Cognitive Bias and How it Affects Health Care Providers' Decision Making
July 30, 2018

Humans make 35,000 decisions a day. How do we know if they're the right ones? Here's a look at cognitive bias and what children's hospitals can do ...

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Nurse and Patient Reconnect Decades After Tragedy
July 30, 2018

Thirty years after a tragic bus accident, a post on Facebook helped Quinton Higgins reconnect with the nurse that saved him.

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Perform Better at Work Without Doing More
July 30, 2018

Morten Hansen outlines traits and practices of people who work less and achieve more.

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