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4 Strategies for Reducing Hospital Waste and Improving Efficiency
December 4, 2018

From reducing waste of a life-saving medication to improving how laboratory tests are sent out, learn more about the top Pediatric Quality Award ...

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Military-Connected Kids and Medicaid: Ensuring Military Readiness
November 21, 2018

New report shows children of active duty military members and veterans rely on Medicaid.

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Hospitals See Uptick in Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a Rare, Polio-Like Illness
November 20, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing to monitor suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare and polio-like ...

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Improv Therapy Helps Pediatric Patients Laugh
November 19, 2018

Improv helps patients escape the reality of their illnesses.

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3 Ways Children's Hospitals are Improving Care Delivery
November 14, 2018

Collaboration, organization and changes of processes can positively affect how patients receive care. These are the top three entries for the ...

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Leadership Tip: Maintain Focus Amid Budget Challenges
November 13, 2018

Wolfson Children's Hospital president Michael Aubin says focusing on the effect budgetary decisions will have on quality of care is especially ...

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Show Them the Germs: Visual Aids Help Educate Staff on Hand Hygiene
November 13, 2018

With the help of some eye-catching visuals, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago is helping staff and caregivers improve hand hygiene.

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Whole Genome Sequencing Poised to Become New Standard of Pediatric Care
November 7, 2018

Whole genome sequencing helps doctors navigate "diagnostic odysseys."

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3 Solutions to Common Challenges Facing Children's Hospital Leaders
November 7, 2018

Learn about solutions three hospitals created to tackle common, yet complex issues.

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Two Ways to Help Physicians Develop as Leaders
November 7, 2018

While many physicians possess the qualities necessary to become a good leader, including commitment, passion and integrity, many lack the technical ...

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How a Culture of Courage Drives Innovation in Children's Hospitals
November 7, 2018

Innovation in children's hospitals is essential. It ensures relevance and resilience as technology and consumer expectations evolve.

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Tablets for Everyone: How One Children's Hospital is Engaging Patients and Families
November 7, 2018

Tablet-based app helps parents review real-time information about their child's health.

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How This Hospital Decreased CLABSI Rates and Reduced Nursing Turnover
November 7, 2018

Nursing education program is seeing positive results in improved clinical care and reduced nursing turnover.

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How to Perform Better at Work Without Doing More
November 7, 2018

Morten Hansen outlines traits and practices of people who work less and achieve more.

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3 Patient Safety Projects Where Standardization Was Essential
October 31, 2018

Quality improvement projects that focus on reducing patient harm can lead to cost reduction and fewer inpatient days. Here’s a look at the top ...

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Determination Defines This Family's Approach to Rehabilitation
October 23, 2018

Spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patient faces setbacks with determination.

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How Hospitals Create Partnerships with the Families of Children with Complex Medical Conditions
October 23, 2018

How children's hospitals are improving care for children with medical complexity and reducing health care spending.

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Commentary: Mental Health Presents a New Wave of Issues for Children
October 23, 2018

Children's hospitals have a role in advancing behavioral health solutions in partnership with states and community providers.

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Partnering With Families to Improve IV Safety in Pediatric Patients
October 23, 2018

Here's how families can work with bedside nurses to reduce peripheral intravenous harm.

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Kids in Crisis: Children's Hospitals Confront Behavioral Health Care Challenges
October 23, 2018

Children and adolescents across the country are facing behavioral health crisis more than ever before. Here's what five children's hospitals are ...

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Study: Negative Interactions on Social Media Have Bigger Effect on Teens Than Positive Ones
October 23, 2018

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting ...

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Meet the Pediatrician Who Discovered the Flint Water Crisis
October 23, 2018

Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, led the effort that exposed the high levels of lead in Flint's drinking water.

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Children's Hospital Association Board Member Q&A: Marcy Doderer
October 23, 2018

Marcy Doderer is president and CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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Leadership Tips Anyone Who Works at A Children's Hospital Can Use
October 23, 2018

From the front lines to the front office, leaders at children's hospitals share their favorite leadership tips.

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From the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis
October 23, 2018

A NICU program preemptively addresses the needs of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.