South Shore Hospital
South Shore Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston have signed an agreement that builds upon their decade-long commitment to provide local access to specialty pediatric care. Under the new agreement, the organizations will work together to expand the availability of pediatric emergency care provided by Children's physicians, which now are provided daily from noon to midnight in South Shore Hospital's emergency department.
In addition, South Shore Hospital's pediatric and NICU patients will have enhanced access to Children's subspecialists at Boston Children's Physicians South on Main Street/Route 18 in South Weymouth. Other areas of collaboration include use of information technology to share clinical information between hospitals and providers, access to Children's clinical and systems innovations, shared development of evidenced-based best practices and improved integrated care delivery models.
Children's new agreement to be Atrius Health's preferred pediatric provider outlines a commitment to undertake collaborative work around care management, improved communication and service. Atrius pediatricians are the second largest source of referrals to Children's and our ambulatory practices, and include the pediatricians associated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Dedham Medical Associates, Southboro Medical Group, South Shore Medical Center and Granite Medical Group.
Children's has formalized a number of care integration and service improvement initiatives. These initiatives, which are especially focused on communication enhancements, include an analysis with the Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children's (PPOC), including an analysis of possible improvements in care coordination around shared patients with chronic conditions. These efforts build on existing work in the Committee on Integration and Care Coordination. We have also begun to pilot the new provider portal (MyPatients) with PPOC physicians.
In an unprecedented move, the Child Health Corporation (CHCA), NACHRI (National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions) and their public policy affiliate, the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.), are merging. The goal of this merger is to provide a more focused, efficient and effective organization to advocate for the health care needs of children and their families. In addition, Children's CEO, James Mandell, MD, has been elected the first chairman of the new 12-member founding Board.
He joins Chris Dawes, chair of the NACHRI/N.A.C.H. Boards of Trustees (from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford), Chris Durovich, chair of the CHCA Board of Directors (from Children's Medical Center of Dallas), Jim Shmerling, chair of the Transition Task Force (from The Children's Hospital, Colorado), and Steve Worley, past chair of the CHCA Board of Directors (from Children's Hospital New Orleans), as the first five members of the still unnamed organization's board.
The Boston Bruins Foundation teamed up with NESN and Hess to donate $50,000 to Children's Brain Injury Program. David P. Mooney, MD, MPH, director of the Trauma Program, and Mark R. Proctor, MD, director of the Brain Injury Program, were on hand to accept the donation.
June 21 6 p.m. EDT
Join David G. Hunter, MD, PhD, ophthalmologist-in-chief, and our Ophthalmology team as they address the issues of Duane syndrome, a type of strabismus that affects 1 to 5 percent of individuals with eye movement disorders. Watch as the team takes you through a transposition surgery with adjustable suture, procedures not commonly used in pediatric patients.
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edited by Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH, associate director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
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by Meghan M. Weir, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine
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