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

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Combatting COVID-19 with UVC Disinfection
November 30, 2021

Sponsored Content: UVC technology can give staff peace of mind and ensure a cleaner environment.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Addressing Food Insecurity in Specialized Populations
November 10, 2021

Roughly 5.6 million kids have food allergies of some kind. However, the safe and healthy foods needed to meet dietary restrictions aren’t always accessible.

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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.

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Prevention Through Intervention: A School-Based Behavioral Health Program
November 9, 2021

As the mental health crisis in pediatric populations escalates, children’s hospitals are turning to community partnerships to better connect children, parents and providers.

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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.

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Sounding the Alarm for Kids' Mental Health
November 2, 2021

Last month, Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declared a national mental health emergency for children and teens.

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Pediatric Patient Avoids Liver Transplant with New Technology
October 27, 2021

After a sudden illness, a new treatment saved a patient’s liver and helped him avoid a major surgery.

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Strategies for Improving Care in 5 Areas of Behavioral Health
October 27, 2021

A guide for children’s hospitals to improve behavioral health care, access and capacity through better programs, partnerships and technology.

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Pediatric Cancer Nurse Finds Inspiration from Patients
October 27, 2021

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

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The Next Phase of Work in Improving the Quality of Children’s Health Care
October 27, 2021

As executive leaders of our nation’s children’s hospitals, we have an imperative to improve health and health care outcomes for children.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leadership Tip: Channel Your Inner Leader
October 13, 2021

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

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Teaming up to prevent, reduce dialysis-related infections
October 5, 2021

SCOPE began 10 years ago to prevent infections in children and adolescents on peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis using large-scale collaboration to identify and spread effective interventions.

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Safety Rounds: More Eyes Mean Better Care
September 27, 2021

This safety rounds concept encourages the bedside nurse and patient’s family to collaborate on monitoring pediatric patient safety at the bedside.

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Standardize Responsibility Transfers to Improve Efficiency and Reliability
September 27, 2021

This hospital took on a system-wide change during a pandemic to reduce serious safety events.