Category: General News

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Is a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Program

Posted on May 04, 2022 in General News

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has designated Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center, a verification of excellence that is held by fewer than 50 children’s hospitals in the United States.

A Mother’s Day Story That Hits Close to Home

Posted on May 04, 2022 in General News

Becky and Tifani Russell share a close bond as mother and daughter, as well as the bond of caring for patients and families at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

Dr. David Kays Offers CDH Families Hope

Posted on Apr 19, 2022 in General News

When David Kays, M.D., was a child, his mother gave him a book about medicine, helping to set him on the path to becoming a surgeon. Now he is one of the best in the nation at treating congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and serves as medical director of the hospital’s Center for CDH, the nation’s first inpatient unit solely dedicated to treating CDH. He talks about his journey to medicine, and how he came to specialize in CDH.

Pam Longe-Mccann, R.N., Receives the DAISY Award

Posted on Apr 12, 2022 in General News

Pam Longe-Mccann, R.N., is a program manager in the Bone Marrow Transplant outpatient clinic.

Awards Celebrate Clinical Excellence, Innovation

Posted on Apr 07, 2022 in General News

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine celebrate excellence with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams. The hospital’s nominees and winners for the 2021 awards were honored on April 5.

Kristina Nielsen, R.N., Receives the DAISY Award

Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in General News

Kristina Nielsen, R.N., a clinical nurse in the NICU.

More than Medicine: The Important Role of a Child Life Specialist

Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in General News

Child Life specialists help patients by supporting their mental and emotional well-being while they’re in the hospital. Carli Fischer, M.S., CCLS, works with children in the cardiovascular intensive care unit, and other Child Life specialists work with children in areas throughout the hospital.

Dr. Anna Varughese Plays It Safe

Posted on Mar 15, 2022 in General News

Pediatric anesthesiologist Anna Varughese, M.D., M.P.H., has been involved with Wake Up Safe – a national pediatric anesthesia safety initiative with about 40 member children’s hospitals – since its founding in 2008, and will begin serving as its president in October. She talks about how she embarked on a medical career and developed her focus on patient safety.

A Chance Opportunity that Led to the Perfect Career

Posted on Mar 11, 2022 in General News

Dara Jackson first learned about the Child Life program as a teen volunteer at the hospital. The experience inspired her to pursue it as a career that eventually led her back to Johns Hopkins All Children’s, where she’ll soon celebrate 13 years as a Child Life specialist. She tells us more about her role and how Child Life specialists help ease patients’ anxiety while they’re in the hospital.

3 Things to Consider When Determining if Your Child has Allergies or COVID-19

Posted on Mar 08, 2022 in General News

Allergies and viral symptoms can be similar to COVID-19, which may cause concern for parents when their child develops sniffles. However, before assuming the symptoms are based on allergies, it’s strongly encouraged to speak with your child’s pediatrician. Learn more about some things to discuss with your child’s pediatrician so they can determine when COVID-19 testing is needed.

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