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Kappelman Receives Award From Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH, a professor in the division of pediatric gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics, has been recognized by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as a recipient of the 2020 Uniting to Care & Cure Award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 2
UNC Children’s Named to U.S. News’ “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 12th Straight Year
UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven subspecialties, two in the top 25
Located in News / 2020 / June
New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid
Erica Brenner, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at UNC Children's Hospital, is a co-lead author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / May
UNC Students, Biomedical Engineers, Designers Create Masks to Protect Pediatric Patients
To help address shortages of pediatric PPE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering created task forces of students, faculty, and designers to make more than 1,000 pediatric masks for UNC Health in just over a week.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Surgical & Cardiology Team at UNC Children’s Help Infant Thrive
Margot Halpin is Flourishing After Heart Surgery at Four Months Old
Located in News / 2019 / December
UNC Children’s Heart Program Fights for Infant’s Life … Culminating in Successful Heart Transplant
Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition while still in utero, Suzi Leahy’s unborn son, Jett, was given “little chance of survival,” yet he beat the odds thanks to the life-saving care of the N.C. Pediatric Heart Center at UNC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / November 14
External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.
Located in News / 2019 / September
UNC Children’s Named to U.S. News’ “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 11th Straight Year
UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven subspecialties, with two in the top 20.
Located in News / 2019 / June
UNC Health Care Announces Initiatives to Restore Confidence in Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
Steps include releasing data on patient outcomes, forming an external advisory board, pausing some complex surgeries temporarily, investing in program enhancements and more
Located in News / 2019 / June
Examining the relationship between length of stay and the time of discharge in pediatric patients
A common strategy used by hospitals to reduce overcrowding of inpatient units may not produce consistent results, a new study suggests. Discharges Before Noon, or DCBNs, are thought to mitigate overcrowding and improve patient outcomes by allowing for earlier emergency department admissions; however, studies of the relationship between DCBNs and length of stay have had mixed results. At the same time, early discharge rates remain a high priority for many hospitals across the country.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 10