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

Article
Scholarship program attracts nurses, alleviates staffing shortages
January 19, 2022

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans has launched a program that puts a new spin on a tried-and-true recruitment initiative.

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
January 6, 2022

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

Press Release
Children's Hospital Association Comments on the Omicron Variant and FDA Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Adolescents
January 5, 2022

With the surge in COVID-19 cases, it's imperative we continue to protect children, especially those who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

Toolkit
Children's Hospitals' COVID Vaccination for Kids Initiative
November 22, 2021

Children's hospitals are committed to educating families and health care professionals with complete and reliable information about vaccines.

Article
Children’s Hospitals at Forefront of COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
November 17, 2021

Working with the White House and CHA, children’s hospitals lead the charge to vaccinate 5- to 11-year-old children against the virus.

Article
Leadership Tip: Building Trust Among Your Teams
November 16, 2021

Establishing—and maintaining—trust is vital but requires additional effort for leaders.

Article
Establishing a Network for Pandemic Readiness in Health Care
November 16, 2021

Children’s hospitals are collaborating to ensure uniform disaster preparedness for children across the entire health care system.

Article
Refocusing Efforts to Combat Burnout and Resilience in Providers
November 10, 2021

Prior to March 2020, Children’s Health had several efforts already in place, including a peer support network and a dedicated resilience team. However, this wasn’t meeting their current demand.

Article
5 Minutes with Ginny Clarke: Building the Workforce of Tomorrow
November 10, 2021

In the midst of dramatic shifts in the workforce and in children’s hospitals — including the COVID-19 pandemic, renewed interest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and the Great Resignation—leaders are looking to develop the teams of the future.

Article
One Model for Tackling the Pediatric Behavioral Health Crisis
November 10, 2021

How children's hospitals can use integrated behavioral health care as a model for addressing patient needs and staffing challenges.

Article
Understanding Digital Cues to Improve Collaboration Among Hybrid Teams
November 9, 2021

The hybrid work environment creates communications challenges, but being aware of the cues you send digitally can improve collaboration.

Press Release
The Children's Hospital Association Applauds CDC Recommendations of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds
November 2, 2021

We applaud the CDC's recommendations of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age.

Article
Pediatric Cancer Nurse Finds Inspiration from Patients
October 27, 2021

A pediatric nurse dedicates her career to helping patients with long journeys to recovery.

Article
What’s at Stake as Children’s Hospitals Navigate Through Crisis
October 27, 2021

Last fall, few of us imagined we’d be entering October 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage around us. The resulting toll on our children and children’s hospitals continues to grow and has reached a breaking point in many areas around the country.

Article
Finding the Quality Improvement Frame of Mind
October 27, 2021

How embracing the improver’s mind-set can move quality initiatives forward—and even lead to more fun at work.

Article
Empower Frontline Caregivers to Improve Length of Stay
October 27, 2021

Stuck with ineffective strategies to reduce length of stay, this team went back to the basics and found success.

Article
11 Hospital Leaders Share Their Best Advice
October 27, 2021

Children’s hospital leaders share their insights on managing teams, guiding organizations and navigating the pandemic—in a compilation of our most popular Leadership Tips.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Youth Are Reassessing the Role of Sports in Their Lives
October 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic adds to mental health struggles already felt by young athletes.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Anticipate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11 Pending Authorization
October 20, 2021

CHA is partnering with the Biden Administration help coordinate the safe, equitable and effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 pending authorization.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Adapting to the New Supply Chain
October 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption in the global supply chain. Consumers and businesses alike are feeling the crunch, and children’s hospitals are not immune to the supply chain pressures.

Article
Leadership Tip: Channel Your Inner Leader
October 13, 2021

The key to avoiding burnout is to nurture your inherent leadership skills.

Announcement or News
National Awareness Campaign on Pediatric Capacity
September 21, 2021

We have launched a national campaign highlighting the 'perfect storm' of COVID, RSV, mental health issues and staffing challenges that children's hospitals are facing.

Article
Leadership Tip: Addressing Staff Shortages
September 21, 2021

COVID-19, with a recent uptick in pediatric cases, has amplified staffing shortages across health care systems. Children's New Orleans used creative thinking to address it.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: How to Handle Increasing Pediatric COVID-19 Cases
September 9, 2021

With schools opening and flu season on the horizon, children’s hospitals should plan for even higher numbers of cases.

Article
Pediatric Researchers Monitor SARS-CoV-2 Mutations and COVID-19 Variants
September 9, 2021

As the coronavirus evolves, health authorities across the world rely on the work of pediatric researchers who use genomic sequencing to track mutations.