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
May 28, 2020

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

Article
Children’s Hospital Developing “Rocket Fuel” for COVID-19 Vaccine
May 27, 2020

One children’s hospital focuses on developing adjuvants to make a COVID-19 vaccine more effective.

Toolkit
COVID-19 Relief Talking Points for HHS/Administration
May 27, 2020

Urge HHS to provide immediate additional relief from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) to children's hospitals.

Article
COVID-19 Mysterious Illness Continues to Affect Kids
May 27, 2020

A severe Kawasaki disease-like inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 and has serious effects even for children with no COVID-19 symptoms.

Article
Commentary: How Children's Hospitals Can Prepare for a New Normal in a Pandemic
May 26, 2020

A CEO shares his thoughts about what children's hospitals can do to prepare for uncertain times.

Talking Points
Support Children’s Hospitals in COVID-19 Emergency Relief
May 22, 2020

Congress provide additional direct relief to health care providers, including $10 billion specifically for children's hospitals.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
May 22, 2020

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
May 20, 2020

Three congressional packages and one supplemental for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Article
COVID-19 Severity High in Children
May 19, 2020

New research shows pediatric population at higher risk for hospitalization, critical care than originally thought.

Analysis or Summary
State Actions to Allow Patient Care Reengagement During the COVID-19 Crisis
May 14, 2020

This chart provides a general snapshot of state officials’ authorizations to permit health care providers to return to full patient care operations.

Article
Hospital-Based Convenience Store Supports Staff, Patient Families During COVID-19
May 12, 2020

With the help of 7-Eleven, Children’s Health set up an onsite convenience store to help staff and patient families secure essentials, comfort food during pandemic.

Article
How Pediatric Providers Care for Adult Patients During Pandemic
May 6, 2020

In this first person account, a hospital leader recounts how during the pandemic, it's been all hands on deck.

Article
Research Confirms Drug Shortages Disproportionately Affect Children’s Hospitals
May 4, 2020

A project conducted by Vizient and CHA informs strategies to limit shortages of essential drugs in children’s hospitals.

Article
Leadership Tip: Leverage Your Network to Address the Pandemic
May 4, 2020

In times of crisis, children’s hospitals can lean on each other to learn quickly.

Announcement or News
Guidance for Pediatric Patient Care Reengagement
May 1, 2020

Federal guidance informs a roadmap to a health care reengagement based on sentinel indicators around COVID-19 incidence and the presence of protective measures across care delivery settings.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Welcome Essential COVID-19 Relief from HHS Allocation
May 1, 2020

CHA thanks HHS for broadening the relief effort to recognize the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 surge response on all providers.

Article
Palliative Care Team Meets COVID-19 Needs Square by Square
April 29, 2020

How Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is helping adult patients with COVID-19 and their families.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: In Crisis, Practice Kindness, Communication
April 23, 2020

One children’s hospital CEO says it’s important for leaders to be visible during this time and interact with staff on a human-to-human level.

Article
Learning From the Lessons of Coronavirus
April 23, 2020

Children's hospitals can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and embrace the future.

Article
6 Leadership Styles and When to Use Them
April 23, 2020

Looking beyond health care for inspiration, find ways to bring other philosophies into your repertoire to drive success.

Letter or Testimony
Federal Lawmakers Advocate for Children's Hospitals' COVID-19 Needs
April 20, 2020

Lawmakers sent letters to congressional leadership and HHS asking that additional funding and resources be allotted to children's hospitals during COVID-19.

Article
Pandemic Creating a Surge in Demand for Telehealth
April 20, 2020

Children’s hospital leaders, families and patients are seeing the value of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
Diagnostic Testing and Employee Program Protects Patients and Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 15, 2020

Enhanced testing, virtual visits and employee safety net highlights COVID-19 response at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Don't Neglect Mental Health During the Pandemic
April 15, 2020

This leader says providers and parents should be paying more attention to mental health than ever before.

Article
New CDC Data Examines COVID-19 Cases in Pediatrics
April 10, 2020

​New U.S. data shows the potential effect of coronavirus on kids.

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