Operations & Performance Improvement

Children’s hospitals face huge challenges to improve patient outcomes, decrease costs and transform the delivery of care – like offering more coordinated care – while maintaining training programs for the next generation of pediatricians and specialists. Our resources help hospitals improve operational efficiency, including the environment of care and patient satisfaction, and drive costs out of the health care system.

Resources

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Census 2020 How Childrens Hospitals Can Reduce Undercounted Children
July 3, 2019

Children’s hospitals are positioned to answer questions about the census and encourage parents to count children they otherwise might not.

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How Adding Pediatric ORs Changed a Children's Hospital
June 17, 2019

A children’s hospital within an adult hospital recognized the need to attract pediatric surgical talent and expand its breadth of services.

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Hospital Ceremonies Honor Pediatric Organ Donors and Families
June 12, 2019

Organ donors are escorted to the operating room by the family, as the hallways are lined with doctors, nurses, specialists and other hospital staff paying their respects.

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Leadership Tip: Finding Common Ground Begins with Respect
May 14, 2019

For Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s chief medical officer, Maggie Moon, assuming the best intentions of everyone on staff is a great starting point for productive conversation.

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A Leader's Perspective: Leveraging Experience to Forge a New Path
May 7, 2019

Maggie Moon, M.D., M.P.H., is Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s first chief medical officer. In this role, she’s put her focus on reducing communication gaps and plotting out the future of pediatrics.

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Strategies for Health Care Leaders to Navigate During Times of Change
April 26, 2019

These leadership concepts can be a lifesaver during times of organizational change.

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Census 101: The 2020 Census and Why it Matters for Children's Health
April 9, 2019

The once-per-decade count aids in deciding how federal funds are allocated in the coming years, including programs that support the pediatric population.

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Improving Patient Outcomes From the Bedside to the Journals
April 3, 2019

The first week of April marks National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week. In recognition, Children's Hospitals Today looks at how one nurse scientist is working to improve outcomes for this patient population.

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Creating Career Paths for Hospital Employees
March 20, 2019

How Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is making an investment in the career growth of its employees.

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Small Details Can Bring the Biggest Joy in Children's Hospitals
March 20, 2019

The minute details in a children's hospital experience can greatly impact a patient's recovery, family support and staff retention, all by inspiring joy.

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Systematically Improving Quality Within a Pediatric Clinically Integrated Network
March 20, 2019

Children's Mercy Kansas City's clinically integrated network, Children's Health Network, aims to improve how an organization of primary care facilities use an operational framework.

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Leadership Tip: The Power of Asking Questions
March 5, 2019

R. Lawrence Moss has worn many different leadership hats on his way to becoming president and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System.

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Network of Pediatricians Helps Patient Families Manage Asthma
February 27, 2019

Children's hospital aligns with pediatricians to deliver asthma care.

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A Family Faces the Reality of Leaving the Children's Hospital Environment
February 1, 2019

As Christian Panarese, who has cerebral palsy, moves into adulthood, his family prepares for a new health care reality.

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Meet CHA Board Member Deborah Feldman
February 1, 2019

Deborah Feldma, president and CEO of Dayton Children's Hospital, joined the board in 2019.

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Use These Digital Tips to Build Engagement with Patient Families
February 1, 2019

Children's hospitals should be where patients and families are—in a digital world.

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Messaging App Connects Health Care Providers with Patient Families During Procedures
February 1, 2019

How an app can help reduce family members concerns during their child's procedure.

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Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Millennial Health Care Workers
February 1, 2019

Understanding how millennials think, what motivates them in the workplace and what keeps them happy long term is the best way to attract and retain this generation in any work environment.

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Building a Focus on Pediatrics in a Health Care System
February 1, 2019

How Mercy Kids coordinated a new approach to developing pediatric quality measures in an adult system.

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Gross! Visual Aids Help Educate Hospital Staff on Hand Hygiene
January 25, 2019

With the help of some eye-catching visuals, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago is helping staff and caregivers improve hand hygiene.

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How You Can Improve Your Hospital's Effectiveness in 2019: Huddle Up
January 2, 2019

Huddles at Intermountain Healthcare cascade throughout the teams.

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Children's Hospitals Evaluate Data, Technology and Empower Providers to Expand Care Delivery
December 13, 2018

New approaches help hospitals address operational and health care delivery challenges.

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Leadership Tip: Don't Pass Up a Networking Opportunity
December 10, 2018

Networking with colleagues can help your ideas come to fruition, says Donald Kearns, CEO at Rady Children's Hospital.

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4 Strategies for Reducing Hospital Waste and Improving Efficiency
December 4, 2018

From reducing waste of a life-saving medication to improving how laboratory tests are sent out, learn more about the top Pediatric Quality Award entries for waste reduction and improved efficiency.

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