Articles

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

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Trauma-Informed Medical Care Training for Hospital Employees
January 13, 2021

Prioritize training to help staff recognize trauma reactions in colleagues, themselves and patients.

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Leadership Tip: Use Different Perspectives to Build a Stronger Organization
January 13, 2021

Embracing all perspectives and leveraging interdepartmental resources are crucial to lifting institutions to a higher level.

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The ABCs of Generation Z and Workforce Motivation
January 6, 2021

What health care leaders need to know about recruiting, managing and retaining the oncoming generation.

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Cultivate Leaders from Within the Organization
January 6, 2021

Children’s hospital aims to improve patient outcomes by cultivating the leadership qualities in team members across its organization.

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School-Based Care Comes Home
January 5, 2021

With large numbers of students learning remotely, Children's Health expands access to care by bringing its school-based telehealth system into the home.

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Awakening to Pediatric Sleep Problems
January 5, 2021

Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart recently opened a pediatric sleep center dedicated to addressing sleep concerns.

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Program Targets Social Factors that Drive Pediatric Health Outcomes
December 21, 2020

How one hospital built a program to address social challenges in youth with complex and chronic medical conditions.

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Leader's Perspective: Leadership During Crisis
December 9, 2020

Successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic requires collaboration, communication and dedicated investment in children’s futures

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Leader's Perspective: Fostering Inclusion, Equity
December 8, 2020

Children’s hospital creates C-level position to improve patient outcomes by ensuring employees feel valued, respected and welcome.

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Leadership Tip: Putting People First
December 8, 2020

Prioritizing the value of team members as individuals fosters a sense of community and improves outcomes.

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Leader's Perspective: Forecasting the Flu Season
December 2, 2020

Amid COVID-fueled uncertainty, an infectious disease expert says it’s crucial to lean on tried-and-true methods in the fight against the familiar virus.

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3D Technology that Touches the Heart
December 2, 2020

Children’s hospital helps grieving parents cope with loss by creating 3D printed keepsakes.

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3 Key Pieces of a Successful Preceptor Training Program
November 25, 2020

Preceptors are a crucial piece for many hospitals’ staff training programs. While placing attention on their education and development as mentors is often a priority, it can be overshadowed with attention to onboarding and training new staff members themselves. Two children's hospitals shared the details of their organizations’ preceptor training programs. Three areas of focus can allow for a well-rounded training program.

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Call Center Reorganization Improves Hospital Access and Patient Experience
November 18, 2020

Leaders from Driscoll Children’s explain how they integrated call center and communication technology to accelerate patient transfer, transport and admission process.

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Helping Families Navigate the Financial Side of Health Care
November 18, 2020

Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, shares how the organization improved financial processes and education efforts among staff and families.

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Rare Set of Conjoined Twins Separated in 24-Hour Surgery
November 17, 2020

Nine-month-old conjoined twins Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy are recovering at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California, after surgeons successfully separated them in a marathon surgery in October.

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One Way to Keep Kids Out of the Waiting Room During a Pandemic
November 12, 2020

Sponsored content: A new pediatric tuberculosis (TB) screening test can be administered in one visit, compared to the traditional test, which requires two.

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Developing Strategic Thinking of Future Leaders
November 11, 2020

Using COVID-19 scenario planning, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford stress-tested its strategic plan for 2021.

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Using Predictive Analytics to Assist Mental Health Providers
November 11, 2020

Seattle Children’s developed a program to inform providers of the admission decision-making process.

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5 Ways to Make Behavioral Health Part of Every Child's Care
November 11, 2020

How one hospital is creating statewide change in meeting behavioral health needs.

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Just Breathe: Resilience Technique Reduces Stress, Increases Team Cohesion
November 11, 2020

As children’s hospitals experience significant increases in stress and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, one institution focused on a breathing workshop that led to less anxiety on an individual level, and a culture transformation.

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Improving Pediatric Care Delivery by Planning Ahead
November 4, 2020

One children’s hospital examined how to modify a patient’s experience by understanding needs, values.

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Structuring Technology Around Patient Access
November 4, 2020

One children’s hospital laid the groundwork for improving patient access and as a result saw positive outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Start a Hospital-Wide Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
November 4, 2020

Children’s hospital leaders share what they are doing to assess DEI in their institutions and identify the steps needed to make progress.

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How Children's Hospitals Can Support Emergency Medical Service Providers
November 4, 2020

Partner with EMS services to ensure better outcomes for children with complex medical conditions.