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Virtual connections aimed to ease stress, anxiety at Children’s Medical Center Dallas

DALLAS – (July 25, 2014) – The prescription for helping alleviate stress and anxiety in hospitalized children may not be one which is filled in the pharmacy. Instead, the preferred recommendation may just need a few taps on a tablet. A new program promoting video interaction with family, friends and schoolmates by hospitalized children is […]

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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Named ‘Most Wired-Advanced’ Hospital in Annual Survey by Leading Publication Hospitals & Health Networks

DALLAS – July 11, 2014 – Children’s Medical Center of Dallas has been named one of Health Care’s Most WiredTM for 2014, marking the ninth time in the last 10 years that the leading pediatric health care institution has earned this recognition from the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. This year, Children’s […]

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Children’s Health System of Texas CEO Christopher J. Durovich Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program™ 2014 Winner in Health Care for Southwest Region

DALLAS – July 1, 2014 – Children’s Health System of Texas President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Durovich has been named winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 Award in the Health Care category for the Southwest Region. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial excellence and extraordinary success in such areas […]

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Children’s Medical Center Dallas patient on hand to witness unveiling of bipartisan bill to reform Medicaid for children with medical complexities

WASHINGTON – (June 25, 2014) Children’s Medical Center Dallas patient Emmy Kaighan has experienced more unusual events at the age of seven than most adults experience in their entire lifetime. At the age of three, Emmy was diagnosed with a rare occurrence of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a disease that aggressively attacked the healthy tissue […]

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Children with asthma who lack primary care are at high risk for hospitalization

DALLAS (May 19, 2014) — Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and one of the leading reasons for emergency room visits, yet severe attacks leading to hospitalization often are avoidable. According to experts at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the first line of defense are the primary care physicians who offer […]

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Children’s Medical Center urges prevention, awareness of measles

DALLAS (May 14, 2014) – Clinicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas are on the lookout for possible cases of measles, and parents in North Texas are urged to take steps that will help avoid an outbreak of this highly infectious and vaccine-preventable disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that the number of […]

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Children’s Medical Center named first hospital to receive Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification

DALLAS (April 22, 2014) – At the HITRUST 2014 conference today in Grapevine, Texas, Children’s Medical Center Dallas announced it is the first and currently the only hospital in Texas to receive the Texas Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification by the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). By […]

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Journal report reveals benefits of implementing clinical practice guidelines at Children’s Medical Center

DALLAS (March 28, 2014) – Bronchiolitis, the number-one cause of infant hospitalizations nationally, was the focus of a multidisciplinary effort by physicians and clinicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas to establish and implement clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) aimed at streamlining care and reducing unnecessary tests and therapies. Results of the successful initiative, including two seasons […]

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Stakeholder summit showcases Children’s innovative use of health IT

DALLAS (March 25, 2014) – Children’s Medical Center, the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) hosted the Health Information Technology Stakeholder Summit and tour on March 6. About 40 health IT stakeholders from across the country attended the day-long event to see first-hand Children’s advanced […]

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