Children's Hospitals Today, Winter 2015

This issue includes articles on leadership in response to a serious safety event, how to help employees cope with change, how collaboration is fostering new innovation at children’s hospitals and how entrepreneurial ventures are helping hospitals grow.


Strong Leadership Needed after a Serious Safety Event
After a child is abused by a family member in the PICU, strong leadership moved a hospital from a culture of blame to one of shared accountability.

Hospitals Branch Out Into Business Ventures
Entrepreneurial partnerships help children’s hospitals fund new innovation and provide the best care to kids—now and into the future. 

Helping Employees Adapt to Change
Ushering in change or a new initiative means a project must go beyond a timeline and a process. Consider how people are going to adapt, too. If they understand the link between shared values, key behaviors and project goals, the change can be a success.

How Collaboration Fosters Innovation
Hospital leaders gathered to discuss a shared commitment to developing new ideas, improving patient safety and learning from the patients who inspire them.

Prediction, Payment and Care Planning Create a Provider Network
Here's how one hospital developed a community-based network of pediatric providers.

Hospital Program Helps Educate School Nurses on Patients With Medical Complexity
An Alabama program helps school nurses learn new skills to improve care for students with medical complexity.

Two Organizations Put Competition Aside to Provide Better Care
When two organizations decided to put competition aside, they discovered everyone wins.


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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.