Articles

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

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Soliciting Real-Time Feedback from Patient Families in the Hospital
August 8, 2018

Here's how Children's Mercy's Family Experience Tracer program is elevating the family's voice.

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Dance Therapy Program Helps Pediatric Patients Express Themselves
August 8, 2018

Akron Children's Dance Unlimited program offers children with special needs the chance to perform.

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Study Indicates Pediatric Cancer Patients Need Screening into Adulthood
August 8, 2018

New evidence could guide the future of pediatric cancer treatment.

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Schools Partner With Children's Hospital for Telehealth Visits
August 8, 2018

School telehealth program connected 13-year-old Kayla to a doctor without leaving school.

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Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices and SIDS Deaths Still Happen in the U.S.
July 30, 2018

Thousands of babies still die each year in the U.S. from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A safe sleep environment, inside and outside the hospital, can ...

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Commentary: Kids are at the Center of Everything Children's Hospitals Do
July 30, 2018

Advocating for children is part of our roles as leaders in children's hospitals, says Rick W. Merrill, CEO of Cook Children's Health Care System.

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Looking Through 'Fresh Eyes' Could Be the Best Way to Solve Complex Medical Cases
July 30, 2018

Newman: Solving a seemingly intractable case requires questioning the original diagnosis and all subsequent diagnoses.

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Pediatric Surgeon Specializes in Same Medical Condition She Had Growing Up
July 30, 2018

Mary Austin, M.D., doesn't share her medical history with families so they can make their own decisions.

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Meet CHA Board Member and Hospital CEO Jeff Sperring
July 30, 2018

Jeff Sperring, M.D., the CEO of Seattle Children's, has worked in health care for more than 15 years.

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4 Proven Ideas to Improve Quality and Safety at Children's Hospitals
July 30, 2018

Dedicated teams are overcoming the quality challenges facing their children's hospitals.

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Cognitive Bias and How it Affects Health Care Providers' Decision Making
July 30, 2018

Humans make 35,000 decisions a day. How do we know if they're the right ones? Here's a look at cognitive bias and what children's hospitals can do ...

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Nurse and Patient Reconnect Decades After Tragedy
July 30, 2018

Thirty years after a tragic bus accident, a post on Facebook helped Quinton Higgins reconnect with the nurse that saved him.

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Perform Better at Work Without Doing More
July 30, 2018

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

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How to Model a Safe-Sleep Environment at Your Institution
July 19, 2018

How to help caregivers and staff know the only way a baby should be sleeping.

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Pediatric Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Double
July 19, 2018

The number of encounters at children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide increased steadily from 2008-15.

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Pediatric Long-term Care Program Prepares Patients and Families for Home
July 19, 2018

Children's hospital facility addresses specialized needs of infants and children who require extended medical care and rehabilitation.

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Program Supports NICU Parents While Helping Babies' Neurological Development
July 19, 2018

Goslings program's mission is to promote neurological development for medically fragile patients.

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Meet the Pediatrician Who Discovered the Flint Water Crisis
July 18, 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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Rare Mental Health Disorder Strikes After Strep Infection
July 18, 2018

A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders suddenly appear, or worsen following a strep ...

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New Hospital Program Offers Nurses Summers Off
July 18, 2018

The strategy is aimed at decreasing nurse turnover and balancing staffing needs.

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Connecting with Families at the Intersection of Medicine and Media
July 9, 2018

From social media and blogs to Alexa and Google Play, Wendy Sue Swanson talks about the future of digital health.

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Leadership Tip: Two Things Your Hospital's Donors Want to Know
July 9, 2018

Fundraising for children's hospitals, much like most of their day-to-day operations, has changed over the years.

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6 Data Terms Health Care Executives Need to Know
June 27, 2018

Here are some common health care data analytics terms to know so you can speak the same language with your team.

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Pediatric Residents Change Lives
June 14, 2018

Examples of how hospitals innovate within their residency programs to help residents improve their skills, expand their horizons and better serve ...

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Using Simulated Training for ICU Float Nurses
June 13, 2018

How Boston Children's Hospital replaced lectures with interactive, simulation-based orientation classes.