Operations & Performance Improvement

Children’s hospitals face huge challenges to improve patient outcomes, decrease costs and transform the delivery of care – like offering more coordinated care – while maintaining training programs for the next generation of pediatricians and specialists. Our resources help hospitals improve operational efficiency, including the environment of care and patient satisfaction, and drive costs out of the health care system.


Resources

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
June 11, 2021

This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Article
Researchers Uncover How Severe Post-COVID-19 Disease in Children Develops
June 8, 2021

A new study shows how viral particles linger in the gut, potentially causing MIS-C.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Rule on Eligible Uses of State COVID Relief Funds
June 8, 2021

The Department of Treasury has released an interim final rule that delineates the eligible uses of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Article
Leadership Tip: How Challenges of the Pandemic Shaped a New Manager's Role
May 26, 2021

Assuming a new leadership role at the onset of the pandemic brings a nurse manager fresh challenges, opportunities.

Article
Researchers Uncover How Severe Post-COVID-19 Disease in Children Develops
May 25, 2021

A new study shows how viral particles linger in the gut, potentially causing MIS-C.

Article
Axios Event Examines Children's Mental Health After COVID-19 Pandemic
May 24, 2021

Children's Hospital Association (CHA) partnered with Axios on a virtual event highlighting the effect of the pandemic on children's mental health.

Article
Partnership with Children's Hospital Helps Keep School in Session During the Pandemic
May 19, 2021

Decades-long history of collaboration between children’s hospital and its on-site public school paves the way for school year of in-person learning amid pandemic.

Article
Concerns Grow as Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase
May 12, 2021

Recent COVID-19 surge in Michigan mirrors national trends toward more pediatric cases and hospitalizations.

Article
5 Lessons Learned About Collaborating During a Pandemic
May 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired new ways of thinking at a children’s hospital about nurses’ contributions to each other and the industry.

Case Study
Consistent Staffing Practices Within the Emergency Department
May 5, 2021

Children’s Hospital Association hosted a two-part webinar showcasing emergency departments identified for consistent staffing practices based on criteria obtained from PROSPECT.

Article
Trauma-informed medical care training for hospital employees
April 28, 2021

Prioritize training to help staff recognize trauma reactions in colleagues, themselves and patients.

Article
Pediatric Nurse Pitches in to Combat PPE Shortage
April 28, 2021

Following PPE shortages, a seamstress-turned-nurse helped her hospital.

Article
What’s Next in Pediatric Telehealth
April 28, 2021

Children’s hospitals are examining how virtual care can propel them into the future.

Article
7 Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kids
April 28, 2021

Are the kids all right? Here’s a look at how the pandemic is affecting kids and how children’s hospitals are helping them emerge stronger.

Article
Looking Back on 10 Years of CHA
April 28, 2021

As we build foundations for our future, we look back on what we’ve built and learned together.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Navigating Through Multiple Crises
April 21, 2021

Located in the middle of civil unrest during a pandemic, Children’s Minnesota emerged better prepared for multiple emergencies and more in tune with families and staff members.

Article
Children's Hospital Addresses Provider Resilience Through Narrative Medicine
April 12, 2021

A story-telling resource to benefit providers, patients and families.

Article
Reduce Burnout as an Organization with the Power of Teams
April 5, 2021

How teams can use the four pillars of resilience to support one another and improve resilience.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021

Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Article
Leadership Tip: 3 Keys to Successful Projects
March 31, 2021

Directing a team toward a milestone achievement requires the right mix of determination and motivation.

Report
The Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children's Hospitals
March 30, 2021

This March 2021 report highlights the effects of the pandemic on pediatric hospitals by analyzing volume and financial data of the past year.

Article
Pandemic-Inspired Community Art Helps Heal
March 23, 2021

Children’s hospital recycles screening stickers to create art, promote healing.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 public health emergency will likely be extended to the end of 2021.

Announcement or News
Communications: COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative
March 18, 2021

The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative are leading a massive communications effort to educate the American public and build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines.

Announcement or News
Letter to the Editor Flags COVID-19 Financial Impact to Children’s Hospitals
March 17, 2021

Children's hospitals have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

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