Latest James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children Stories

2009-05-11 15:52:32

While child booster car seat use has increased across the United States, many seats are improperly installed, leading to increased risk of serious injury for their little passengers. Researchers from the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University School of Medicine have found that an alarming two-thirds of the booster seats observed in a study conducted throughout Indiana were not being used appropriately. The analysis of the survey of 564 children in...

2009-04-28 07:57:49

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics should eliminate one of the many stresses of bringing a preterm or low birth weight infant home from the hospital. The new AAP clinical report, "Safe Transportation of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants at Hospital Discharge," co-authored by Marilyn J. Bull, M.D., and William A. Engle, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children, provides guidelines for secure transport and also advises parents that...

2008-07-29 12:01:24

By Daniel Lee, The Indianapolis Star Jul. 27--Indianapolis-area hospitals have invested more than $1 billion to build new facilities, which have added 20 percent more beds to the market since 2000. In recent years, they have invested in new outpatient surgery centers and specialty facilities and started for-profit arms that rake in millions. The building binge is driving up the revenues of some of the hospitals, providing affluent patients -- typically those with good health...

2008-06-05 18:00:38

HOUSTON, June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- U.S.News & World Report announced the results of the 2008 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals, identifying the top 30 pediatric hospitals in the country. The comprehensive survey -- whose results appear in the June 9 issue of the magazine -- ranks Texas Children's Hospital in Houston No. 6 among the nation's pediatric hospitals. In addition to general pediatrics, for the first time U.S.News developed separate rankings in specific...

2008-03-31 00:40:00

At Riley Hospital for Children's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), warning lights hang over sleeping babies, constantly monitoring sound levels, ready to change from green to yellow or red should conversations or other background noise exceed that of normal conversation.Dr. William Engle, a neonatologist at the hospital, said noise that rises above that level could interfere with the heartbeats of premature or sick babies, slowing development and healing."The function of babies is to grow...

2008-01-09 00:00:07

By Story by LIBBY KEELING, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7450 or keelingl@courierpress.com Although rousing games of Red Light, Green Light are a few years off, the neonatal intensive care unit at Deaconess Women's Hospital is equipped with three-tiered, red-yellow-green signals that issue noise-traffic alerts from the ceiling. The electronic SONICU Sound System, referred to as "The Light Show" by staff, was installed as part of renovations completed in August. "This is one...

2006-12-16 15:00:27

By JENNA FRYER CONCORD, N.C. - Jeff Gordon saw firsthand the strain and heartache childhood illnesses bring early in his career when Ray Evernham's young son was diagnosed with leukemia. Watching his crew chief battle to find top-notch care for Ray J. stuck with Gordon, who made children's charities a top priority of his foundation. His largest contribution yet came to fruition Saturday when the ribbon was cut at the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, a 28-bed pediatric unit at Northeast...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.