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2011-01-25 10:24:00

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron Children's Hospital received an honorary mention award at the International Quality and Productivity Center's Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit on Jan. 19 in Orlando, Fla. The award is for a project that improved the efficiency in scheduling MRIs at the hospital, resulting in quicker access for patients and increased revenue. The award was in the category of "Best Process Improvement Project Under 90 Days," with Akron...

2011-01-20 00:00:52

Texas Children's Hospital becomes first pediatric hospital in the nation to harness Voalté at the point of care Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Voalté announced today that Texas Children's Hospital will become the first pediatric facility in the country and the first hospital in Texas to use iPhones with Voalté's innovative solution for point-of-care communication. The hospital will roll out iPhones in the new West Campus facility and maternity center over the...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique collaborative effort among business leaders and health care providers to make Ohio the safest place in the nation for health care has led to more than $12.8 million in health care savings, more than 900 fewer patient days spent in the hospital and nearly 3,600 fewer adverse drug events and infections in children. The Solutions for Patient Safety initiative, launched in January 2009 and funded with a $1.5 million investment from the...

2010-12-09 13:24:14

A call to action for filling a significant gap in pediatric public health care and seeking federal oversight to establish the framework for a pediatric applied trauma research network Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, director of the Trauma Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has co-authored a call to action for filling a significant gap in pediatric public health care and seeks federal oversight to establish the framework for a pediatric applied trauma research network (PATRN). This call to...

2010-09-09 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota was awarded a five-year $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute) Cancer Education Grants Program. Children's will use the funds to develop a training program to improve access to, and quality of, pediatric palliative care for children with advanced cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The program will bring together experts in the field of...

2010-06-25 12:41:00

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery announced the receipt of a $5 million commitment from CA Technologies, an IT management software and solutions company, at its 27th Annual Tribute Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on June 21, 2010. This contribution marks the completion of the Hospital's Building on Success campaign, which surpassed its $100 million goal raising more than $116 million to support the first expansion of the hospital's clinical facilities in more...

2010-03-16 10:38:00

CLEVELAND, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron Children's Hospital will soon launch a secure Web 2.0 community for pediatric health care providers using the Within3 platform. Akron Children's Within3 site will allow providers throughout northeast Ohio to consult and collaborate with the hospital system's experts in a secure, online environment on behalf of their patients. "Because Akron Children's cares for more than half a million patients each year, we're always looking for innovative ways...

2010-02-25 14:44:00

DENVER, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Leonard, MD, pediatric cardiac surgeon at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, is among the first in the country to achieve certification in the new subspecialty Congenital Cardiac Surgery designated by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100225/LA61155LOGO) He has been certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and now adds the Congenital Cardiac...

2010-01-30 15:17:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Health at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is deploying a medical team to Haiti today in response to an urgent call from Partners In Health for pediatric experts to care for children with injuries related to the Jan. 12 earthquake at the University Hospital in Port-au-Prince. This will be the first dedicated pediatric medical team providing care on the ground at this facility in Port-au-Prince. After gathering at The...

2009-09-18 11:05:00

COPLEY, Ohio, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Autism Family Foundation of Northeast Ohio broke ground on the Robert J. Keegan Family Center for Autism this afternoon, kicking off the construction of its new $1.8-million facility in Copley Township. Three of the center's partners, Robert J. Keegan, chairman and CEO of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, William Considine, president of Akron Children's Hospital, and Linda Fuline, superintendent of the Summit County Educational Service...


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