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2011-08-01 13:16:00

Editor at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Draws on Scores of Practicing Surgeons for a Comprehensive Resource PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians seeking a comprehensive reference book on the most current techniques in pediatric surgery have a new resource available -- Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, edited by Peter Mattei, M.D., an attending general pediatric surgeon at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo:...

2011-07-27 13:00:00

2011 Hospital Ratings Will Include Magnet® Status for the First Time WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of a growing body of studies highlighting the key role nurses' play in patient safety, The Leapfrog Group announced they will publicly report on hospitals that have demonstrated nursing excellence on Leapfrog's annual hospital survey. Making the announcement at AARP's Champion Nursing Council and Coalition Meeting in Washington, D.C.,...

2011-07-12 15:57:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens suffering from tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, have relied on medication to regulate their heart rhythms and control symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness and fainting spells. However, doctors at the Akron Children's Hospital Arrhythmia Center have made great strides in curing tachycardia with minimally invasive procedures. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-07-12 00:00:54

With 650 pediatric specialists under one roof, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital opens its doors as South Florida's newest, freestanding children's hospital with a unique "Power of Play" theme, a room service only menu, and other amenities inspired by kids. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 In its 19-year history, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has earned the distinction of being the leading children's hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties, and a regional pediatric specialty...

2011-06-22 09:44:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the intent to create a healthier community and lessen the burden of disease in Akron, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) has launched its Accountable Care Community initiative at the conference "Healthier by Design: Creating Accountable Care Communities" held today. Led by national and regional health and wellness thought-leaders, the strategic discussion is the first step in building a plan of health promotion and...

2011-06-20 07:30:00

PHOENIX, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Arizona facing its share of tragedies lately - economically, politically and most recently the wildfires which have impacted thousands of residents - the community has found comfort in rallying together to celebrate the grand opening of the new Phoenix Children's Hospital. The campus of Arizona's only hospital 100 percent for children grew from 345 licensed beds to 465, and will ultimately house 626 licensed beds at full build-out, expected in...

2011-06-16 08:55:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders within the U.S. biomedical device industry unveiled today a national strategy to apply "Value-driven Engineering" (VdE) to enhance the development of devices with great clinical utility, quality and cost efficiency and reduced complexity. VdE will become a key component of the nation's drive to bolster its "bioinnovation economy," maintain global competitiveness, and assure access to device innovation that improves human health, the...

2011-05-18 15:42:00

AKRON, Ohio, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron Children's Hospital has announced the opening of its new Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center, the region's only dedicated expressive therapy facility designed for patients, families, staff and the community to receive holistic healing through the arts. The 3,000-square-foot, $1.8 million facility is housed in a large, colorful, sky-lit space and allows children to use various forms of art to deal with illness, cope with emotions and...

2011-05-17 08:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) Monday spoke at PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick about the importance of addressing the shortage of pediatric doctors in New Jersey. Last week, he introduced legislation to address this shortage of primary and specialty pediatric physicians by funding training programs for physicians to learn these specialties. The bi-partisan legislation reauthorizes the Children's Hospitals Graduate...

2011-05-09 15:53:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with life-threatening illnesses receive hospital-based palliative care services for an average of more than a year, far longer than adults who require similar end-of-life support, according to a new study from the Pediatric Palliative Care Research Network and PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The majority of children were treated for genetic, congenital, neuromuscular, breathing and stomach illnesses, much...


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