Latest Children's Hospital Stories

2013-08-26 13:49:21

Readmission rates of adult patients to the same hospital within 30 days are an area of national focus and a potential indicator of clinical failure and unnecessary expenditures. However, a new UC San Francisco (UCSF) study shows that hospital readmissions rates for children are not necessarily meaningful measures of the quality of their care. In the first multi-state study of children’s and non-children’s hospitals, assessing pediatric readmission and revisit rates – being...

2013-08-20 23:00:21

With the start of the school year around the corner, now is the perfect time for parents to ramp up efforts at infusing their kids’ lunches with creative, healthy options. “You don’t have to completely cut back on snacks and sugars to ensure that your child eats a well-balanced meal,” explains Dr. Joel Lavine, chief of pediatric gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 With the start of the school year...

2013-08-19 23:20:57

Several of the nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals, named in the 2013 US News & World Report rankings, have installed or sponsored PLAYTIME play areas. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 US News & World Report recently ranked the nation’s top children’s hospitals and several of the named organizations have either installed PLAYTIME playgrounds in their facilities or have sponsored play areas at nearby shopping centers. They include:     Children’s...

2013-07-30 23:03:15

Company Supports NICU Expansion in New Patient Pavilion Clifton Park, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Annese & Associates, Inc., a women-owned business enterprise headquartered in Clifton Park, has donated one high tech neonatal intensive care unit bed called a giraffe to The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Giraffes hold premature infants, allowing the babies to be monitored, kept warm, and undergo surgery—all within the tiny cocoon. Albany Med’s expansion project will...

2013-07-22 23:21:26

Jamie Culliton world champion pizza thrower of Grimaldi's Pizzeria performs for pediatric patients at St. Joseph's Hospital. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 A group of hospitalized children watched in amazement as award-winning pizzaiolo (pizza maker) Jamie Culliton of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria performed for them on July 15 in the lobby of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa. The two-time world champion pizza thrower tossed and twirled his way through the routines that have...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.