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2014-03-14 23:26:08

HALVE a Heart For Kids! A fundraiser for Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund — 10 percent of the proceeds of sales at Chili's Grill and Bar on March 18th will benefit Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Over 50 Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina will be participating in an all-day fundraiser to help families with children who have congenital heart disease on Tuesday, March 18. The money raised will go...

2014-03-13 23:22:56

In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s Hospital will stop selling sugar-sweetened soda and sports drinks at all of its locations, effective May 1, 2014. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s...

2014-03-11 16:26:23

HOUSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital, ranked 4(th) nationally among children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, is the latest hospital to install a ReadyCam© on-site studio, allowing doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and patient families to appear live on broadcast news programs. Nationally recognized experts in children's and women's health will now be available 24/7 to report and comment on breaking health care news...

2014-03-10 08:29:46

HOUSTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital hosted the 3(rd) annual Pediatric Urology Robotics Hands-on Course, held March 8 and 9. Sponsored by Intuitive Surgical, it was the first time this national training course had been held in Houston and the Texas Medical Center. For more information about the course, visit texaschildrens.org and mitietexas.com. Led by faculty from Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of...

2014-03-04 16:25:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource (allosource.org), one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, announced the donation of bone allografts to surgeons from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center who traveled to India to perform free surgeries for children afflicted with spine and upper extremity deformities. The...

2014-02-27 23:32:09

New treatment center is first of its kind in the nation. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 This month, brain tumor patient Charlie North became the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to undergo proton beam therapy, a type of radiation that holds great promise for pediatric patients. In late November of last year, Julia and Jake North of Paris, Ill., had their lives turned upside down when they received news that Charlie, the oldest of their 6-year-old triplets, had a...

2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2014-02-24 08:30:08

Policy statement suggests ways to improve drug safety and efficacy in children, aligning with mission of Children's Mercy to improve patient outcomes KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of...

2014-02-18 12:30:27

Huntington joins elite group nationwide with third consecutive Magnet hospital designation HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has become the first hospital on Long Island to be designated a Magnet hospital for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services, the hospital announced today. The...

2014-02-17 08:27:08

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Colloquium announced today the launch of the final group of charter pediatric hospitals to enter the Colloquium joining the original 2013 charter members. Colloquium pediatric member hospitals are committed to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart failure. The new charter hospitals are: -- Holtz Children's Hospital/Jackson Memorial Medical Center (Miami, FL) -- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's...


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