Monthly Matters

The Newsletter of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital

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Wisdom and Wellbeing Quick Check Assessment

The WCH team recently participated in a Wisdom and Wellbeing Quick Check assessment. Thank you to the 110 team members that responded. The Wisdom and Wellbeing approach invites us to…
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The Launch of 924-KIDS

We are excited to announce the launch of 924-KIDS! Please use this flyer and see FAQs below.   What is 924-KIDS?  It is basically a ‘back line’ for referring physicians…
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Big Changes in the Medical School Curriculum

by Jeremy Middleton, MD On October 4, the University of Virginia School of Medicine will turn 203 years old! A lot has changed since 1819, and over the past two…
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The Latest Updates on VC3 (Virginia Congenital Cardiac Consortium)

by James Nataro, MD PhD MBA, Chair, Department of Pediatrics One of the most exciting things to watch at UVA Children’s over the past decade has been the growth of…
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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and UVA Children’s Response

by Caitlin Anderson, PhD & Laura A. Shaffer, PhD, ABPP Over the past year or so, we have been surrounded by news articles, headlines, and personal stories of youth and…
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Transition: Embracing new practices and evaluating our processes, setting our sights high for 2022

by Kristi Gott MSN, RN, PNP-BC The pandemic year brought many things, not all positive... however, the Pediatric CF team Transition Subgroup used this time to forge ahead in all…
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COVID-19 Reflections as an American, a Healthcare Provider, a Human Being, a Chair, and an Infectious Disease Specialist

by James Nataro, MD PhD MBA, Chair, Department of Pediatrics With the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 in the United States and the passing of the great January peak, it is…

How We Utilize Partnership to Enhance Patient Satisfaction and Health Outcomes

Kristi Gott MSN, RN, PNP-BC Kevin Lonabaugh, Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Ambulatory Care Rhonda List, QI Operations Coordinator, PEP facilitator in training Lauren Ahrens BSN, CPN, RN Care Coordinator Partnerships Between…

Communications Council: Have Your Voice Be Heard

by Samantha C Minnicozzi, MD, Attending Pediatric Allergy and Immunology  What is Communications Council? Council is a group of faculty, assembled thanks to Anne Mills and others, to bring concerns…

Small Gifts

by Noreen Crain, MD, Assoc. Prof. of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Written in September 2021, rev. February 2022 The pressure of another surge is weighing heavily…

COVID-19 Children’s Corner: February 2022

by Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley, MD The pandemic and children. Nearly 11.4 million child cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the United States since the start of the pandemic, with a staggering…

Wisdom & Wellbeing Program

Colleagues, We hope this month’s newsletter finds you all well. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we recognize that burnout is a reality in the hospital. To that end, we’ve partnered…