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2009-09-01 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced its support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by kicking off a new integrated fundraising campaign to benefit the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. Through improved research and treatments, childhood cancer survival rates have improved from less than 20% in the 1980's to over 80%...

2009-08-19 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta today kicks off Pediatric Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month by announcing that its primary benefactor, Aflac, has surpassed $50 million in donations to the fight against pediatric cancer and blood disorders. September is Pediatric Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under 15 in America....

2009-06-18 11:54:00

DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to the Honor Roll in this year's U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Of the more than 215 hospitals that serve children, 56 were ranked, and only an elite 10 are ranked in all 10 specialties, placing them on the coveted Honor Roll. The specific service lines surveyed included cancer, diabetes and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders,...

2009-06-17 23:01:00

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan has again ranked among the nation's top 30 pediatric hospitals, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Children's Hospital of Michigan was recognized for cancer, heart and heart surgery and in addition, is the only pediatric hospital in the state to have ranked in neurology and neurosurgery and urology. Pediatric hospitals across the country were ranked in...

2008-12-29 10:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is named the nation's best pediatric hospital by Parents magazine. "Children's Hospital employees work tirelessly everyday to ensure every family has the ideal patient experience and we are truly grateful to our dedicated and talented staff," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "We recognize our responsibility to provide...

2008-12-29 10:09:43

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tops Parents magazine's 10 Best Children's Hospitals survey. Parents magazine surveyed more than 100 children's hospitals, to determine where the more than 3 million children hospitalized each year can get the best care possible. Every parent wants to make the most informed decisions about their child's health, and that's especially important when a child is facing a serious illness, Dana Points, editor in chief of Parents, said in a statement. We...

2008-12-18 12:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.(R) (HMS) announced today that it was selected by The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC) to supply a full system of integrated clinical and financial software. The new HMS digital hospital system will include advanced clinical solutions for the 130-bed children's rehabilitation hospital in Washington, DC, and will get them closer to an electronic health record (EHR) for their patients. "HMS will provide an...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

Salt Lake City, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NACHRI Annual Meeting, Booth #108 -- GetWellNetwork, Inc., the innovator and leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, today announced that its pediatric client community has reached record growth during 2008. Designed to help hospitals educate, engage and empower pediatric patients and their families, the GetWellNetwork(R) PatientLife System(R) leverages interactive bedside technology to encourage children and their parents to...

2008-09-30 09:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is delighted to announce a $1 million gift from GlaxoSmithKline. This donation will be matched by Children's Hospital to create the GlaxoSmithKline Hope for Families Fund, a permanent endowment that will help children and young adults with relapsed cancers gain access to innovative new therapies at the Hospital. Specifically, the fund will provide assistance to patients from low-income or needy families for...

2008-09-17 15:00:37

CENTER FOR PRENATAL PEDIATRICS At the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics, pregnancy involves caring for two patients -- mother and baby. In high-risk cases where the baby has a birth defect, the mother may need specialized adult care while the fetus requires a pediatric focus. The Center's patients benefit from a long tradition of professional collaboration between specialty areas and physicians at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical...


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