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Articles from Children's Hospitals Today magazine and pediatric research journals.

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Report: Block Granting or Capping Medicaid Would Affect Kids Health Care Coverage
July 17, 2019

Implementing block grants or per capita caps could cut as much as $163 billion in funding for children in Medicaid programs.

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Leadership Tip: Lead from Where You Stand
July 8, 2019

Great leadership often means deferring to local leaders on the front lines.

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Drug-Resistant Superbug: What Hospitals Should Know
July 8, 2019

Candida auris can be resistant to all major classes of antifungal medications, and it can be deadly.

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Statewide Health Care Organizations Partner to Meet Pediatric Mental Health Needs
July 8, 2019

How one hospital brought experts together across different organizations to benefit children in the community.

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Census 2020 How Childrens Hospitals Can Reduce Undercounted Children
July 3, 2019

Children’s hospitals are positioned to answer questions about the census and encourage parents to count children they otherwise might not.

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Improving Care for Children with Special Needs in a Health Care Environment
July 2, 2019

Program that individualizes care and promotes a safe place for healing and wellness.

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Program Gives Adult Nurses Confidence with Pediatric Patients
June 24, 2019

When its Adult ICU Unit became overflow for PICU patients, UC Davis Medical Center developed an education plan to help them succeed. In this article, Debra Cryder shares her experience as a nurse and leader on their floor throughout this shift.

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New Safety Alert Shows Children at Risk During Invasive Procedures
June 19, 2019

Difficult-to-mark surgical sites pose a significant risk to pediatric patients, lead to additional treatments, longer hospital stays and higher medical costs.

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How Adding Pediatric ORs Changed a Children's Hospital
June 17, 2019

A children’s hospital within an adult hospital recognized the need to attract pediatric surgical talent and expand its breadth of services.

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Suicide Rates in Young Females on the Rise
June 12, 2019

A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital showed suicide among pre-teen and teen girls has tripled.

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Hospital Ceremonies Honor Pediatric Organ Donors and Families
June 12, 2019

Organ donors are escorted to the operating room by the family, as the hallways are lined with doctors, nurses, specialists and other hospital staff paying their respects.

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New Device May Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Athletes
May 29, 2019

A new approach to preventing brain injuries could reduce dangerous trauma in children who participate in contact sports.

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Census 2020: What Undercounting of Children Means for Pediatric Hospitals
May 29, 2019

Undercounting children can prevent children’s hospitals from receiving proper Medicaid funding and support for families.

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Study Reveals Spike in Suicides Associated With "13 Reasons Why"
May 28, 2019

Some experts say the Netflix series irresponsibly promotes teen suicide, and the data may agree.

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Managing the Aggressive Child: A Toolkit for Safe Care
May 14, 2019

Here’s one health care system’s approach to address aggressive child emergencies across the continuum of care.

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Leadership Tip: Finding Common Ground Begins with Respect
May 14, 2019

For Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s chief medical officer, Maggie Moon, assuming the best intentions of everyone on staff is a great starting point for productive conversation.

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U.S. House Committee Proposes Increase for Pediatric Resident Funding
May 8, 2019

Committee takes a step toward increasing the nation's investment in the pediatric workforce.

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How 10 Hospitals Redefined Care for Medically Complex Children
May 7, 2019

Using new change concepts to improve care, avoid unnecessary visits and reduce spend, 10 hospitals transformed how they deliver care for children with medical complexity.

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Virtual Lactation Support Brings Breastfeeding Help Home to Mom
May 7, 2019

Virtual lactation visits are the newest telehealth offering at Children’s Physicians in Omaha, supporting new moms who can’t make in-person appointments.

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A Leader's Perspective: Leveraging Experience to Forge a New Path
May 7, 2019

Maggie Moon, M.D., M.P.H., is Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s first chief medical officer. In this role, she’s put her focus on reducing communication gaps and plotting out the future of pediatrics.

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Communication Influences NICU Experience and Long-Term Patient Outcomes
May 7, 2019

Data shows how NICU staff communicate with parents can make stressful decisions easier and improve long-term outcomes for the infant.

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ACE Kids Act Implementation and What it Means for Children's Hospitals
May 1, 2019

With the passage of the ACE Kids Act as part of H.R. 1839, focus shifts to implementation and the many questions around next steps—from policy, operating and care delivery perspectives.

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How One Children's Hospital is Responding to the Largest Measles Outbreak in 20 Years
April 30, 2019

By the end of April, the U.S. has seen its highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades. Here’s how Beaumont Children’s Hospital is responding by upping communication with its staff and the public.

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6 Patient Safety Risks Every Children's Hospital Should Assess
April 26, 2019

Children's hospitals don't have to experience a serious safety event to learn from it. Here are six patient safety risks every hospital can assess now to find vulnerabilities.

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How 2020 Census Data Affects Children's Health Care
April 26, 2019

The U.S. census provides data to determine funding for state and local programs that support the health and well-being of children—and helps children’s hospitals better understand and care for the populations they serve. But young kids have been undercounted in the census for decades. With the 2020 Census around the corner, here’s a look at why an accurate count of kids across the country matters.