Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham just became the first Children's campus to install a 3t MRI machine. This cutting-edge equipment uses a 3 telsa magnet (instead of the standard 1.5 telsa magnet), which will make MRI readings much faster and greatly improve resolution, making images clearer and more detailed.
On November 14, the hottest ticket in town was the Champions for Children's annual fall event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Boston's star athletes, including Paul Pierce, teamed up with business leaders and other guests to raise $4.3 million for Children's. Throughout the evening, 1,400 hospital supporters hobnobbed with owners and players of the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox and Revolution.
Beginning in January, Children's will join more than 24 hospitals across the nation in showing appreciation for stand-out nurses with Daisy Awards. The recognition program gives patients, families and staff members the opportunity to nominate nurses who've shown extraordinary compassion and care. The Children's Staff Nurse Council will choose one nominated nurse a month. To learn more, go to www.daisyfoundation.org.
Children's nurse Sandra Quigley, CWOCN, CPNP, is also a published author. Her children's book, Can They Still Wiggle & Giggle?, is for children with ostomies (surgical procedures that create artificial openings) and their parents. "It evolved over years of folks saying we need something fun for kids to help explain life with an ostomy," says Quigley, who's been met with heaps of positive feedback from her little readers.
The Patient Safety and Quality Grants Program is now accepting
applications for research proposals. The deadline is February 1 and final decisions will be made in April.
To learn more about the program and for application details, call ext. 5-6567.