Latest East Tennessee Children's Hospital Stories

2014-01-08 16:26:29

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron Children's Hospital is honoring its patients by making them part of its future with the "Graffiti Project." A component of the hospital's $200 million campus expansion, the Graffiti Project honors current and former patients in the construction of its medical building. The names of 200 patients, nominated by Akron Children's employees, doctors and board members, will be spray-painted in 15-inch tall letters on the concrete slabs of...

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...

2009-11-13 13:30:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A surprisingly easy and low-cost system of sharing treatment information improves dramatically the health of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a study released today shows. The initiative, called "ImproveCareNow," functions as an online information network, allowing caregivers to systematically collect and share data together about the latest treatment methods and their effectiveness. Creation and use of this kind of "global...

2008-10-01 12:00:31

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood stream infection rates are rapidly declining, life expectancy among cystic fibrosis patients has doubled, and care for children with asthma and inflammatory bowel disease is significantly improving. These are the results of four highly successful quality improvement (QI) initiatives chosen by the Alliance for Pediatric Quality (Alliance) and its task force of pediatric quality and safety experts from a pool of more than 50 programs. The goal...

2008-09-04 09:00:49

CINCINNATI, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Medical Center, a leading pediatric institution devoted to changing the outcome for children throughout the world, received The RACE for Results award, an annual, national performance improvement award, from Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), recognizing exceptional improvement efforts that advance patient care in children's hospitals across North America. Cincinnati Children's earned the 2008 distinction for its...

2008-07-28 06:15:00

By Randy Griffith, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. The baby is taken to the doctor for vomiting, diarrhea and failure to gain weight, but standard treatments aren't working. By the time she is diagnosed with an inherited digestive disorder, the baby has developed chronic kidney disease and inflammation of the pancreas. It's a frightening scenario that medical leaders say can be prevented through a simple blood test for all newborns. "It can become catastrophic," said Dr. John Chan of...

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