N.C. Children’s Hospital recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” in 10 out of 10 clinical categories. And once again, N.C. Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to achieve a top 10 ranking in any of the 10 specialty areas recognized by the publication, ranking 8th in the nation in pulmonology.
Through the Pediatric Sedation Excellence program and UNC Dance Marathon funds, the MRI-compatible goggles are providing a safe distraction option for more and more patients. Wyatt Tiffany, a pediatric patient, is featured in a Carolina Connections story.
UNC was honored as a finalist for the coveted American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, which recognizes health care organizations committed to creating a culture of quality patient care and developing successful approaches to quality improvements. The Pediatric ICU and CCE director Dr. Tina Schade Willis are featured in the award video.
The study, led by Dr. Brad Harris, involved efforts of Six Sigma project teams and the Improving Pediatric Critical Care program. CCE director, Dr. Tina Schade Willis, is a co-author on the publication which appears in the September 2011 issue of Health Affairs.
The Improving Pediatric Critical Care program, sponsored by UNC Dance Marathon for two years, decreased rates of hospital-acquired infections, improved communication systems in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and partnered with families to make improvements based on their feedback.
PICU Family Advisor, Patience Leino, offers her perspective on the benefits of patient and family involvement in quality and safety initiatives in a piece titled, Transforming Patient Care through Family Partnerships, in the Summer 2011 issue of AAP Quality Connections.
Dr. Celeste Mayer, Patient Safety Officer, is the lead author of an article in the August 2011 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety devoted to implementing and evaluating team training.