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2013-01-22 16:25:55

Striking differences in 30-day readmission rates may inform prevention efforts BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unintended hospital readmissions have become a key quality-of-care indicator, prompting penalties to adult hospitals with a high rate of patient readmissions within 30 days. Using national data, a study led by Boston Children's Hospital looked at readmission rates at dedicated pediatric hospitals and found great variability. Findings appear in the January 23/30...

2013-01-21 12:23:28

First of its kind clinic will screen children who are most susceptible to childhood cancers HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Cancer Center announced a new, first of its kind, Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic which will screen and follow children who are at an elevated risk for developing childhood cancer. This new clinic will reassure families of children with genetic conditions such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome...

2013-01-21 08:24:53

ORANGE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) today announced that Newport Beach, Calif. resident and retired businessman Bill Holmes made a $27 million gift to name its new pediatric hospital tower, set to open on its main campus in spring 2013. In honor of Holmes' generosity, the tower will be named The Bill Holmes Tower. The Holmes gift is the largest investment in the organization's history from a living donor and is the...

2013-01-17 08:26:23

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has named Paula Agosto, RN, MHA, to the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/DC43628) As the senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Agosto is responsible for advancing nursing and respiratory practice and leading nursing research while supporting Children's Hospital's commitment to exceptional patient care....

2013-01-11 12:22:08

MIAMI, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ER Texting, a provider of turnkey text message services to the healthcare industry, announced that their client, Miami Children's Hospital (MCH), recently won the Florida Hospital Association's Mark of Excellence Award for Web-based Marketing. MCH received the award for its incorporation of texting as a way of communicating urgent care center wait times to prospective patients. For the last two years, South Florida residents have been accessing wait...

2013-01-10 08:25:14

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced that it has recently earned a national certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for heart, liver and lung transplants. Additionally, the hospital has been recertified by the agency for kidney transplants. For more information about Texas Children's transplant program visit texaschildrens.org/transplant. "This new certification will allow the sickest children...

2013-01-08 12:21:04

--A Portion of the Proceeds Will Support Community Programs-- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia unveiled a CHOP specialty license plate followed by an auction of the first license plate during an event today in the Hospital's Colket Atrium. Serving as the auctioneer, CBS TV and WOGL's Bob Kelly sold 0001 to Children's Hospital Board of Trustee member Reid Buerger for $2500. (Photo:...

2013-01-07 16:25:59

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months after going live with its inpatient electronic medical records (EMR), Akron Children's Hospital now ranks in the top tier of hospitals nationwide for EMR implementation. HIMSS Analytics, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, recently informed Akron Children's that it has achieved Stage 6 (out of seven stages) on its EMR Adoption Model scale. This scale ranks about 5,300 hospitals...

2012-12-20 12:27:19

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two beautiful baby girls had their public debut today at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Allison June and Amelia Lee Tucker, formerly conjoined twins, separated at the Hospital on Nov. 7. The Hospital held a press conference this morning to highlight this new phase in the lives of both infants. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-12-20 12:26:18

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A rapid whole genome sequencing approach developed by the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, was named one of TIME magazine's Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2012. In the October issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, Children's Mercy researchers reported a proof-of-concept process, called STAT-Seq(®), which used whole genome sequencing to diagnose...