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Children’s Health Recognized by National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care

Feature Provider: |Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Topics:

Children’s Health, the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, has been recognized as a Partner in MS Care-Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, making it the only North Texas pediatric health care system with this designation. The Partners in MS Care-Centers for Comprehensive MS Care designation recognizes a center’s ability to offer a multi-disciplinary model of care to address the often complex needs of multiple sclerosis patients, including a full array of medical, psycho-social and rehabilitation services delivered in a coordinated fashion. Children’s Health is also collaborating with the Society’s Network of Pediatric MS Centers on national research efforts.

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Children’s Health researchers publish new findings in post-tonsillectomy care

Feature Provider: |Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Topics:

Two Children’s Health researchers are among the co-authors of a new national study on the impact of national guideline implementation of post-tonsillectomy care across 43 children’s hospitals, published in the July issue of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study, co-authored by Children’s Vice President of Quality and Chief Quality Officer Rustin B. Morse, M.D., and pediatric hospitalist, Vineeta Mittal, M.D., both of whom are associate professors of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, found that after national guidelines issued by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) in 2011, perioperative care processes improved by increased use of steroids and reduced use of antibiotics, as the guidelines suggested. However, post-surgical visits for pain increased modestly.

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High-Tech Lifeline for Newborns In Crisis: Children’s Medical Center Launches First Neonatal Telemedicine Program in Texas

Feature Provider: |Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Topics:

Children’s Medical Center Dallas today announced it is launching the state’s first dedicated neonatal telemedicine program—the Children’s Medical Center TeleNICU. The new service will provide physicians at other hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) with 24-hour access to the highly trained, board-certified UT Southwestern neonatologists on Children’s medical staff in order to consult on care for the region’s tiniest and most fragile patients.

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