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Call Center Reorganization Improves Hospital Access and Patient Experience
November 18, 2020

Leaders from Driscoll Children’s explain how they integrated call center and communication technology to accelerate patient transfer, transport and admission process.

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Helping Families Navigate the Financial Side of Health Care
November 18, 2020

Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, shares how the organization improved financial processes and education efforts among staff and families.

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Rare Set of Conjoined Twins Separated in 24-Hour Surgery
November 17, 2020

Nine-month-old conjoined twins Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy are recovering at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California, after surgeons successfully separated them in a marathon surgery in October.

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One Way to Keep Kids Out of the Waiting Room During a Pandemic
November 12, 2020

Sponsored content: A new pediatric tuberculosis (TB) screening test can be administered in one visit, compared to the traditional test, which requires two.

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Developing Strategic Thinking of Future Leaders
November 11, 2020

Using COVID-19 scenario planning, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford stress-tested its strategic plan for 2021.

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Using Predictive Analytics to Assist Mental Health Providers
November 11, 2020

Seattle Children’s developed a program to inform providers of the admission decision-making process.

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5 Ways to Make Behavioral Health Part of Every Child's Care
November 11, 2020

How one hospital is creating statewide change in meeting behavioral health needs.

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Just Breathe: Resilience Technique Reduces Stress, Increases Team Cohesion
November 11, 2020

As children’s hospitals experience significant increases in stress and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, one institution focused on a breathing workshop that led to less anxiety on an individual level, and a culture transformation.

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Improving Pediatric Care Delivery by Planning Ahead
November 4, 2020

One children’s hospital examined how to modify a patient’s experience by understanding needs, values.

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Structuring Technology Around Patient Access
November 4, 2020

One children’s hospital laid the groundwork for improving patient access and as a result saw positive outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Start a Hospital-Wide Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
November 4, 2020

Children’s hospital leaders share what they are doing to assess DEI in their institutions and identify the steps needed to make progress.

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How Children's Hospitals Can Support Emergency Medical Service Providers
November 4, 2020

Partner with EMS services to ensure better outcomes for children with complex medical conditions.

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Mindfulness-Based Training Can Help Those in Stressful Health Care Environments
November 4, 2020

A military veteran design mindfulness-based training to assist those in extreme stress environments.

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5 Guidelines to Bring Equity to Action
November 3, 2020

While data is important, this researcher says it’s time to do more than talk about racial disparities; it’s time to work on prevention and intervention.

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Growing A Safety Culture During the COVID-19 Pandemic
November 2, 2020

Despite the uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has created at some health care organizations, children’s hospitals can still find opportunities for quality improvement.

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Research Uncovers How Night-Shift Work Causes Internal Clock Confusion
October 27, 2020

Researchers identified cell secretions during shift changes that disrupt body clock alignment and raise risk of health issues.

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Pediatric Patient Lives With Rare Genetic Condition
October 27, 2020

Halle's one-of-a-kind genetic abnormality caused her family to adapt in ways they never expected.

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Nurse Masters Slime Making to Connect With Patient
October 27, 2020

Cancer nurse gets her hands dirty in the name of fun.

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Virtual Technology Aids in Monitoring Behavioral Health Patient Safety
October 27, 2020

The increasing use of video technology in health care today can help hospitals explore new or blended models for behavioral health patient safety observation.

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4 Patient Families Explain What Children's Hospitals Mean to Them
October 27, 2020

In these challenging times, it's important to remind yourself why you do what you do. These four family stories show how you make a huge difference in their lives-a difference that could not be made without you.

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Children’s Hospitals Unite to Advocate for CARES Act Funding
October 27, 2020

Initial rounds of federal aid were based on Medicare participation, which excluded children’s hospitals.

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High-touch Cleaning Bundle Reduces Bloodstream Infections
October 22, 2020

Implementing new cleaning practices in patient rooms can reduce some hospital-acquired infections.

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Leadership Tip: The Importance of Paying it Forward
October 22, 2020

Now more than ever, children’s hospital teams across the country continue to connect, collaborate and support each other.

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Leader's Perspective: Understanding COVID-19 and Kids
October 22, 2020

Children's hospital studies its pediatric coronavirus patients to learn what makes the infection unique and the role children play in its transmission.

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Behavioral Health Care Moves Front and Center
October 21, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital launches country’s largest pediatric behavioral health facility, seeks to erase stigmas while meeting community needs.

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Children's Hospitals Today, the Children's Hospitals Association quarterly magazine, features articles on issues of interest to administrators, clinicians, trustees and others concerned with child health care and children's hospitals.