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

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Seeking to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health Services
July 29, 2021

CMS released the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

Press Release
Joint National Hospital Association Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health Care Workers
July 27, 2021

CHA joins other national hospital associations urging COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers.

Article
Pediatric Vaccine Researcher Talks COVID-19
July 23, 2021

Pediatric researchers are at the center of the effort to vaccinate the world against COVID-19.

Article
Changing Leadership Roles in Children's Hospital C-suites
July 23, 2021

Children’s hospital leadership teams and their roles are evolving so their organizations can stay ahead, achieve their goals and do what they do best—caring for others.

Article
Children’s Hospitals Collaborate on Behavioral Health, Quality and Data
July 23, 2021

Together, we can pursue our goals to improve children’s health.

Article
Building Greater Equity in the Health of Children
July 23, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic and social justice movements of the last year led children’s hospitals to renew focus on their roles in building greater health equity in the care of children.

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
July 23, 2021

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 Encourages COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for All Children's Hospital Personnel
July 23, 2021

CHA encourages children's hospitals to require vaccinations for employees.

Article
Improving the Patient Transport Experience for Kids in Crisis
July 19, 2021

Nationwide Children's Hospital created a "safe car" for behavioral health-related patient transports, helping to reduce stigma and ease anxiety.

Article
Dismantling Structural Racism for Children's Well-being
July 13, 2021

Here’s how those who work at children’s hospitals can renew focus on building equity for the children, families and the communities they serve.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Pediatric Geneticist Delivers Difficult Diagnoses with a Personal Touch
July 1, 2021

Pediatric geneticist delivers difficult diagnoses with a personal touch.

Article
Kamishibai Card Rounding Helps Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections
June 23, 2021

Using lean tools, a new program fosters rounding with a purpose, improves bundle compliance and hopes to prevent patient harm.

Article
Leadership Tip: Seek Opinions from All
June 15, 2021

The key to planning a successful initiative lies with hearing and heeding voices from across your organization.

Report
Children's Hospital Facilities: Special Infrastructure for Kids
June 14, 2021

Children's hospitals require specialized programming, support services, staff and facilities to accommodate the needs of children.

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.