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Caring for Children in Haiti: 2014
Joshua Alexander, MD, director of pediatric rehabilitation at the N.C. Children’s Hospital and associate professor at UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, will be caring once again for disabled children at the Zanmi Beni Orphanage in Haiti this May, along with Timothy Sanford, MD, a medical resident in PM&R. Zanmi Beni was created to care for physically and/or mentally handicapped orphans, who were displaced by the devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / March 27
N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center
UNC Hospitals is home to the Triangle’s only pediatric trauma program recognized by a national body for having the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children; one of only five in entire Southeast.
Located in News / 2014 / January
UNC-led project dramatically reduces newborn bloodstream infections in North Carolina
A quality improvement project championed by the UNC-led Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) resulted in a 71 percent reduction in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 13 North Carolina NICUs, avoiding 110 infections annually and saving 17 lives a year. Study results were published in Pediatrics, official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 2
Taking on the System
Tina Schade Willis, a pediatric ICU doctor and winner of the UNC Fuller Award, works to improve teamwork among hospital staff to benefit patients and their families.
Located in News / 2013 / December
RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard
Donovan Hazard, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at N.C. Children's Hospital, is also a bow hunter.
Located in News / 2013 / October
UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping
Dr. Cynthia Powell of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Berg of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will answer your questions in a live Facebook chat at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern time on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Located in News / 2013 / September
RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen
JoAnne Kroesen, a nurse at North Carolina Children's hospital specialty clinics, is also a volunteer with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.
Located in News / 2013 / July
RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing
Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.
Located in News / 2013 / June
Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC
A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.
Located in News / 2013 / June
Rapid Response Team achieves success at N.C. Children's Hospital
The N.C. Children's Hospital has seen major reduction in cardiac arrests thanks to its Rapid Response Team. Last week WRAL featured the extraordinary results of the Rapid Response Team.
Located in Employee News Online / 2013 / May 9