Children's Hospital Boston has again been listed as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report. Children's is ranked second nationally and remains the number one pediatric hospital in New England. Since the magazine began
ranking hospitals 18 years ago, Children's has either been the first or second best pediatric hospital in the country.
This year, the rankings in the magazine's Sept. 3 "America's Best Hospitals" issue weren't based on reputation alone, but also on data about hospitals' performances and their quality of care. The new methodology weighed a three-part mix of reputation, death rate and such care-related factors as volume, nursing care, advanced technology and recognition by outside organizations.
To see the rankings and the full list of top
hospitals, go to health.usnews.com/pediatrics
Children's has launched a hospital Web site for Spanish-speaking patients and providers. The site features information in Spanish such as how to prepare your child for the hospital, health tips, descriptions about our main clinical services, directions and more.
Children's is renovating its inpatient
psychiatry unit on Bader 5 to vastly improve the environment. Bader 5
will be completely gutted during the renovations and is expected to reopen in February 2008. During this renovation, Psychiatry will continue to provide the same level of intensive services through a redeployment of current inpatient unit medical and nursing staff and use of beds on other units.
Otolaryngology and Communication
Disorders department is changing its name to Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement. "Our new designation reflects the nature and goals of our dedicated departmental team," says Gerald Healy, MD, otolaryngologist-in-chief. In addition, the Center for Communication Disorders (CCD) will now be called the Center for Communication Enhancement (CCE).
Clinical Management of
Poisoning and Drug Overdose
By Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, director
of the Center for Biopreparedness and co-director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Children's, with Stephen Borron, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMT, and Michael Burns, MD.
This reference guide offers information related to the clinical management of children and adults whose health has been affected or potentially affected by toxic agents, including drugs, environmental threats and natural toxins.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
By Lisa Zaoutis, MD, with Vincent Chiang, MD, chief of the Inpatient Service at Children's
reference provides up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care and addresses issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics and communicating with referring providers.
Available at intl.elsevierhealth.com.
The Neurobehavioral and Social- Emotional Development of Infants
By Ed Tronick, MD,
program director of the Child Development Unit at Children's
This compendium offers insight and new research on mother-infant interactions. It covers Dr. Tronick's work on neurobehavior and cultural parenting styles.
Available at npbcatalog.com/nppsych/070517.html.