Children's Hospital Boston's new 2007-2008 guide provides contact
information for all Children's specialists, an overview of the hospital's
departments/divisions—including diagnoses treated—and information on more than 150
subspecialty programs. To order a free copy of the guide, call (617) 355-7500 or send an e-mail with your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. A hard copy of the physician directory by department can be printed by visiting www.childrenshospital.org/specialists and selecting Print on Demand.
Children's Hospital Boston recently unveiled its 10-year Institutional Master Plan, which aims to expand the hospital's clinical and research capacities and modernize the Longwood campus. The proposed plans are subject to city and
community review, and modifications could be made. To see renderings of the proposed
changes and additions, go to the January issue of Children's News at
Mark your calendar
February 6 to 13 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. For more information on congenital or acquired
heart defects, visit www.childrenshospital.org/heart.
Patient wristband project
Children's patient wristband project is now underway. These redesigned wristbands include an Aztec bar code (a series of small dots in the shape of a square) that has the patient's identification information
embedded in it. This bar code will be used extensively in the next phase of the hospital's Children's Hospital
Patient Safety (CHAMPS)
initiative. The new wristbands are currently in use in all
inpatient areas, including
Pre-Op/Admitting and the Emergency Department. The next step will be to use them in outpatient settings.