On Thursday, Jan. 28, a special flag raising ceremony was held on the site of the new facility to celebrate the start of construction. The new Boston Children's North is scheduled to open in January 2011 at Ten Centennial Drive in Peabody. Upon opening, the new building will expand Children's presence on the North Shore from 6,500 square feet to 40,000 square feet, providing increased access to needed care. The new space will allow current departments, such as Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology and Sports Medicine to expand. In addition, Boston Children's North will now be home to expanded ancillary services, including audiology, nutrition, phlebotomy, speech pathology and imagining services (diagnostic x-ray, fluoroscopy, MRI and ultrasound).
Learn more: childrenshospital.org/peabody or call 978-538-3600
Children's is pleased to announce its participation in the Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (Pedi-NSQIP), the first multi-specialty program designed to measure and improve the quality of children's surgical care. Pedi-NSQIP has been modeled after the enormously successful adult NSQIP, which has significantly improved surgical care at participating hospitals through the comparative analysis and benchmarking of risk-adjusted outcomes data. Pedi-NSQIP will similarly allow participating children's hospitals to collect and compare risk-adjusted outcomes for the purpose of prioritizing safety and quality improvement efforts. As an integral part of the data collection process, Pedi-NSQIP representatives from Children's will contact families (via phone and written communication) to obtain information about complications which may have occurred during the 30-day postoperative period. We may also reach out to referring providers to obtain additional contact information when initial efforts to collect follow-up data are unsuccessful. We look forward to opportunities for collaboration on this project, and believe that participating in Pedi-NSQIP will enable us to make continuous and lasting improvements in safety and quality.
Shannon Manzi, PharmD, was one of many Children's clinicians who responded to the disaster in Haiti.
Read the Haiti blog: childrenshospital.org/haiti
The new 2010-2011 Children's Pediatric Specialist Guide (PSG) is now available. The guide is organized by specialty and subspecialty, and provides contact information, including phone and fax numbers, email addresses, office locations and directions/maps to Children's. In addition, the PSG provides department/division descriptions, guidelines on how to refer and accepted health insurance.
PSG online: childrenshospital.org/specialist
Order a copy:firstname.lastname@example.org
This new Children's service is designed to meet the needs of pediatric patients who require a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). The service is available Monday through Friday, and referrals are accepted seven days a week. Patients can be referred by primary care practitioners or physicians from another inpatient facility. Procedures will be scheduled within two business days of the initial referral.
Schedule an appointment: 617-355-6000 and request Page PICC Hospitalist on call