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2011-07-12 13:31:00

-The 20-year affiliation aims to enhance access for families in Central Texas and across the state to leading edge pediatric care close to home -Joint focus on shared programs will yield more specialized pediatric services in regions with diverse and growing needs throughout the state of Texas -Partnership will enhance current programs in academic medical research, health professional education, clinical training, and health outreach with a focus on improved outcomes and care for a...

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...

2011-06-27 14:47:00

ATLANTA, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Atlanta is building its reputation as a bioscience center with the recent partnership announcement of Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, two Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) board members, opening a $90 million pediatric research facility. "Atlanta has a thriving bioscience community, and this pediatric research facility will lead to continued medical advances that will benefit patients not just in Georgia, but throughout the...

2011-05-17 09:20:00

CHOP is the only hospital in the Delaware Valley on the prestigious Honor Roll PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has tied for the number one ranking on U.S.News & World Report's Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals. Ranking in the top four in all 10 specialties, CHOP is the only pediatric hospital in the Delaware Valley region named to the prestigious Honor Roll. CHOP ranked first in Neonatology, Pulmonology, and...

2011-03-04 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the company that pays cash benefits fast when you are sick or hurt, today announced that it has been awarded two Communitas Awards for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility. Winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy, or ethical and sustainable business practices. Nominees are evaluated based on the extent and effectiveness of their programs. "As a business, we want to...

2011-03-02 07:15:00

ATLANTA, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanza Group, LLC is announcing the inaugural Fiesta Atlanta 5 Que?, a 5k race/walk to Fiesta Atlanta. Fiesta Atlanta celebrates Cinco de Mayo and Latino culture with a daylong music festival on Sunday, May 1. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has been selected to be the beneficiary of the race. "Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is a natural beneficiary for the race," says Lanza Group President Ralph E. Herrera. "They serve an overwhelming percentage...

2010-10-28 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity has become a threatening epidemic in Georgia. Weighing in just below Mississippi, Georgia has the second highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. Nearly one in three children ages 10 to 17 in Georgia is considered to be overweight or obese (National Survey of Children's Health, 2007), and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is continuing to witness a steady rise in obesity cases at all three of its hospitals. Stephanie...

2010-10-21 15:24:00

Participants review progress of 39-month study HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators from Texas Children's Hospital and 16 other top pediatric heart centers in North America came together in Houston to analyze results from their 39-month national clinical trial of the Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), a German-manufactured pediatric mechanical heart. To learn more about the study, see: http://bit.ly/bfrA1J (Photo:...


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