Kids Matter

The Newsletter of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital

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Fortify Children’s Health: Clinically Integrated Network Update

By Jim Plews-Ogan, MD and Jim Nataro MD PhD MBA Fortify Children’s Health is a new clinically integrated network (CIN) that includes the UVA Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of…
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A PCA & a Refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo: How Bushiri Salumu Shines in the NICU

Bushiri Salumu, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, moved to the United States in 2012 after coming from a refugee camp in Zambia. He took classes with the International…
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Helping NICU Babies Get Home Faster: The iPad Program

By Jeffrey Vergales, MD & Brooke Vergales, MD Q: Please briefly summarize your iPad program. Jeff: We run a remote monitoring program for high-risk populations. Four years ago, we developed…
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Now Open! The Explorer Playroom

By Joyce Thomspon  William Clark is now accompanied by a crew of children at UVA Children's Battle Building to experience and explore the early days of Charlottesville by river and…

The Food Allergy Program at UVA

By Dr. Jonathan Hemler Q: Tell me about The Food Allergy Clinic.  A: The prevalence of food allergies has increased dramatically in the past couple of decades. There are now…

Team Member Spotlight: Chrissy Jenkins

  Q: Describe your work/your team and how you support the department. A: I am the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Division of Neonatology. I took over for Linda Crawford…

Quality Corner: Fall 2019

By Dr. Jonathan Swanson “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”  - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr The above quote seems to be apropos at this time – kids…

Take Action with Implicit Bias

How We Can Lead the Way in Quality Improvement by Karin Skeen As we care for an increasingly complex group of patients in an increasingly complex system of health care…

Fairy Tales from 7 Acute

Fairy Dust: The Best Medicine by Valerie Wiseman Q: So, tell me about fairy dust. A: In my first year of nursing, I had a young Cystic Fibrosis patient whose…