Children's Hospitals Today Winter 2014

This issue explores the things keeping hospital CEOs up at night—from medical education and revenue sources to competition and collaboration. Also, find hospital design inspiration for creating healing spaces and a recap of the Pediatric Quality Award winners.


What's Keeping Children's Hospital CEOs Up at Night
Hospital CEOs say pediatric health care is facing major challenges. Here’s a look at the issues causing them to lose sleep. 

Costly and Prevalent Conditions in Pediatric Health Care
A new analysis of data from 38 children’s hospitals reveals conditions in pediatric hospital care that are prevalent and costly. 

4 Ways to Improve Pediatric Quality and Safety
These children’s hospital improvement teams led remarkable initiatives that are changing the way their hospitals work, from culture to communication. 

Creating Healing Spaces with Facility Design
A health care facility should be more than just a pretty façade. The right environment can help restore the body, mind and spirit of patients and the people who care for them. 

Blood Disease Researcher Hopes to Make Life Better for others
While living with a chronic blood disease, a researcher hopes to help improve quality of life for others who live with inherited blood disorders. 

10 Smartphone and Tablet Apps That Distract Pediatric Patients
Take kids’ minds off of the pain of needle pokes with smartphone and tablet apps.

Setting the Standards for Burn Care
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California is helping children affected by tragedy heal not just physical but mentally.


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About CHT

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.