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Posted on Feb 16,2017

What Parents Need to Know About Heart Surgery and Procedures

Whether it’s planned or an emergency surgery, it can be worrisome to hear your child needs an operation. However, researching the surgeon, the procedure and asking the right questions may help put you at ease. Doctors with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute work with some of the world’s leading heart experts to improve care by making information on heart procedures public and easily understandable for families and patients with congenital and pediatric heart disease...


Posted on Feb 10,2017

Melody Valve Procedure a Safer, Less-invasive Option to Open-heart Surgery

For a child like 6-year-old Audrina, who has successfully survived two open-heart surgeries and multiple cardiac procedures to repair a congenital heart defect, six years can seem like a lifetime. It actually is a lifetime in medical technology.


Posted on Feb 09,2017

A Historic Heart Patient Maintains Devotion to Johns Hopkins All Children’s

At just six weeks old, Hunter Ratcliffe made history. Just hours after birth, Hunter’s family learned he was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which meant the left side of Hunter’s heart was missing and couldn’t pump oxygen-rich blood to the body properly. On June 19, 1995, he received the first heart transplant at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on Feb 08,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute Helps Patient Overcome Long Odds

Born with an extremely rare, life-threatening condition known as single ventricle crisscrossed heart, Sammy had to battle incredible obstacles from day one. The condition is marked by crisscrossed ventricles that result in a weak connection between the heart and the lungs. To correct the defect and ensure survival, Sammy would need a series of surgeries within his first year...


Posted on Feb 07,2017

If the Third Time is the Charm, Maddie’s New Heart Transplant is Beating All Odds

While many teenage girls will happily tick off their favorite Instagram posts or all of the clubs they are in at school, Maddie is more likely to list out the number of beating hearts that have echoed inside her chest (three) or the hundreds of echocardiograms, multiple heart attacks and the many nights she has spent in the emergency room...


Posted on Feb 06,2017

From Heart Patient to Employee at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Five days after Adam Verigan was born, the pediatrician heard a heart murmur. At his six-month checkup, it was still there. The pediatrician referred the family to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Now at 35 years old, Adam works in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute alongside some of the same clinical staff who helped save his life as a patient…


Posted on Feb 06,2017

Terri Sunderlin, R.N., and Lindsey Reed, R.N., are the recpients of the December 2016 Daisy Award

Terri Sunderlin, R.N., and Lindsey Reed, R.N., are the recipients of the December 2016 Daisy Award. They work together in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit...


Posted on Feb 06,2017

Lisa LaVenture is the Employee of the Month for December 2016

Lisa LaVenture is the Employee of the Month for December 2016. She is a speech pathologist and has been with the hospital for nearly seven years...


Posted on Feb 03,2017

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital celebrates this day and American Heart Month, by highlighting Marguerite “Peggy” Crawford, M.D., pediatric cardiologist and director of cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) imaging at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute.


Posted on Jan 31,2017

Helping Children with a Rare Form of Hydrocephaly

Pediatric neurosurgeon Gerald Tuite, M.D., and his colleagues pioneered an approach to extreme macrocephalic hydrocephaly that offers earlier correction, fewer complications and improved appearance


Posted on Jan 24,2017

Naura Thomas is the Employee of the Month for November 2016

Naura Thomas is the Employee of the Month for November 2016. She is a patient care specialist and has been with the hospital for almost two years...


Posted on Jan 12,2017

Treating Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Pediatric oncologist Peter Shaw is on a mission to strengthen adolescent and young adult cancer care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on Jan 03,2017

Amanda Moffitt is the October 2016 Employee of the Month

Amanda Moffitt, lab section supervisor, is the Employee of the Month for October 2016. Amanda has been with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital for almost two years...


Posted on Dec 23,2016

Check Out Our Favorite Stories of 2016

As we wrap up our 90th year, we realize a lot has happened at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital over the past 12 months—including the announcement of a new hospital name, a birthday celebration, continued construction for our new Research and Education Building, many successful patient outcomes and much more...


Posted on Dec 20,2016

Lisa Rek, R.N., is the November 2016 Daisy Award Recipient

Lisa Rek, R.N., is the November 2016 Daisy Award Recipient. Lisa is one of our clinical leaders on 7N.


Posted on Dec 19,2016

Patients with Down Syndrome: Early Therapy Can Make the Difference

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital celebrated the amazing progress of patients like Emily during Down Syndrome Awareness Month earlier this fall. Emily is a beautiful sparkling 3-year-old with Down syndrome who receives weekly speech therapy at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital—but only after stopping to become instant friends with everyone in the hallway and waiting room.


Posted on Dec 16,2016

Michelle Cron is the Employee of the Month for September 2016

Michelle Cron, System Analyst, is the Employee of the Month for September 2016. Michelle has been with JHACH for 13 years...


Posted on Dec 15,2016

Special Delivery from Skanska Construction Team

The Skanska construction team, working on the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Research and Education Building, collected over a thousand toys to donate to patients at the hospital. Instead of passing them out to patients, they surprised them by delivering the sleigh full of toys from their 195-foot crane.


Posted on Dec 13,2016

Remembering Sharon Perlman, M.D.

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital community mourns the loss of our colleague and friend Sharon A. Perlman, M.D., who passed away on Sunday morning, December 11, after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer.


Posted on Dec 13,2016

Heart-Healthy Holiday Meal Makeovers

With the holidays right around the corner your children may be tempted to overindulge in traditional holiday meals and desserts – many of which contain ingredients that are high in fat, sodium and sugar. However, there are ways to help kids enjoy their holiday favorites by taking a different spin on old recipes, which can help provide your child with more heart-healthy food choices.


Posted on Dec 08,2016

Bringing Holiday Cheer to the Hospital Bed

Through the generosity of volunteers and community donors, All Kids Wonderland is adults-only shopping set up in the Outpatient Care Center on the hospital’s main campus. The store front is filled with donated presents and gift cards for parents to “shop” for their family members.


Posted on Dec 01,2016

Studying Impacts of Concussion in Young Athletes

Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital want to learn more about the effects concussions have on the growing brains of young athletes.


Posted on Nov 29,2016

Local Student's Fundraiser Helps Pediatric Patients

Tuesday is Giving Tuesday ... We can all learn a little about giving from 11-year-old Brooke, “the CEO.”


Posted on Nov 28,2016

Jackie Warfield, R.N., Receives the DAISY Award

Jackie joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in 2014 and is a hematology-oncology nurse.


Posted on Nov 25,2016

Jeremy Celebrates Another Year Raising Money for Radiothon

Annual Radiothon listeners can test their trivia skills by answering how many times Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital patient Jeremy Keyser, 15, has been a guest on the 103.5 FM Cares for Kids Radiothon to help raise money for the hospital. Jeremy, who was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and hydrocephalus, has spent so much of his time at the hospital, that he calls it his “medical home.”


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