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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
Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective
The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
UNC Children’s Named to U.S. News “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 10th Straight Year
Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Care Ranked Best in Southeastern United States.
Located in News / 2018 / June
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"
The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 29
Announcing the FY18 Children’s Quality Goals
Children’s Services continues to emphasize safe and high-quality patient care as the focus of our clinical care mission. To this end, The Children’s Improvement Council was formed in January of this year and already has been hard at work and has approve three pediatric-focused improvement goals for FY18.
Located in Employee News Online / 2017 / June 29