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Posted on May 08,2017

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses Use Creativity to Comfort

Teala Green and Rigel De Ocampo bring a patient-centered artistic touch to their work as registered nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. While they play a huge clinical role in helping care for some of the most delicate babies, their artistic touch connects with patients in a compassionate way. In their rare free time, they hand-make personalized name tags for each baby.


Posted on May 05,2017

Advice for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

Becoming a first-time mom is often a time of utter joy, but with it comes new challenges and many questions. Rachel Dawkins, M.D., is the medical director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. We sat down with Dawkins for a Q & A to learn about the top five most commonly asked questions.


Posted on May 05,2017

Whitney Hoertz, R.N., Receives March 2017 Daisy Award

Whitney Hoertz, a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, was honored with the March 2017 DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is presented monthly to a Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital nurse who has provided extraordinary service to our patients.


Posted on May 05,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Welcomes Dr. Mohamed Rehman as Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

In his leadership role, Dr. Rehman will build and enhance programs to support the highest level of quality and safety across the perioperative continuum of care.


Posted on May 02,2017

Running For All Children Race Becoming Main Event

Now in its fourth year, Running For All Children is an event that raises thousands of dollars, with all proceeds going to the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event features chip-timed, USA Track and Field-certified courses for serious runners, but this is also an event that celebrates beginners, families with young children, and participants with special needs. Everyone is welcome.


Posted on May 01,2017

Beads Tell a Story of Strength, Honor and Hope

Imagine every IV poke, every bandage, every surgery … reduced to a colorful but hard-earned glass bead that a sick or injured child can string and wear with honor. Just like medals and ribbons, beads have been used throughout history to show bravery and accomplishment and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, beads represent treatments for cancer, cardiac issues, cystic fibrosis, and soon, treatments for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...


Posted on May 01,2017

Tips For Those at Respiratory Risk During Wildfire Season

Air pollution from wildfires has no boundaries and can have a major impact on small children, the elderly and anyone with lung or respiratory problems. In April, May and June in Florida, the winds die down, the air stagnates and the ozone builds up—mix this in with an especially hot and dry spell and you have an ideal environment for wildfires. The experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital keep an eye on the risk factors.


Posted on Apr 27,2017

A Call to Action on Toxic Stress in Children

There’s a public health crisis hidden in plain sight throughout the United States. Toxic stress is a health crisis for millions of children and can dramatically impact their future health, education and lifespan. Johns Hopkins All Children’s residents launched Partnering for Resilience Week and kicked off the week’s events with a special presentation by national expert on ACEs and toxic stress, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.


Posted on Apr 27,2017

Volunteering Helps Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Gain Work Readiness Skills

In many aspects Parker, a volunteer in the A+ Volunteer Program and patient at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, is like any other average 19-year-old. However, as a teen on the autism spectrum, the way he relates to the world can be a bit different from his peers. Learn how the A+ Volunteer Program has helped Parker manage work and responsibilities.


Posted on Apr 26,2017

Pet Therapy Offers A Special Healing Experience

Sometimes it takes more than medicine to meet the needs of patients and pet therapy brings comfort to families in the way that only man’s best friend can. For patients who are missing a pet at home, and even for those who are not, the chance to interact with a four-legged friend is an irreplaceable healing experience.


Posted on Apr 21,2017

Maggie Knutson Named 2017 Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Volunteer of the Year

The second time was a charm for Maggie Knutson, who was named Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Volunteer of the Year at the annual volunteer recognition dinner. She is always ready to offer families a helping hand, earning her a nomination from the team at the Outpatient Care Center guest services desk.


Posted on Apr 19,2017

Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day Opens Door to Possibilities

The idea of your teenager heading off on an 11-day, 100-mile hike is daunting for any parent. The fact that Jacob Greene, 18, has cystic fibrosis added to the complexity. April 7 at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s 26th annual Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day, the Greenes shared their message of how to deal with cystic fibrosis.


Posted on Apr 07,2017

VIP Auction Proceeds Complete $1 Million Pledge to Pediatric Surgical Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

The fourth year was the charm. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation surpassed its five-year, $1 million pledge to the hospital’s accredited Pediatric Surgical Fellowship Program. The Foundation raised $325,000 April 1 at its VIP Auction to push overall funds raised for the program past $1 million, a year earlier than promised.


Posted on Mar 30,2017

Doctors' Day Shines Spotlight on Excellent Care

Whether your child is facing a tough illness or requiring surgery, knowing that you have someone fighting for the well-being of your child can be an enormous comfort. Physicians play many roles at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and we celebrate them on Doctors’ Day, March 30, 2017 for all they do—for our patients, their families and the rest of our medical staff.


Posted on Mar 29,2017

Talking About Teens with Dr. Jasmine Reese

Adolescents and young adults have their own unique sets of health needs and challenges. During this transition between childhood and adulthood, there may be times when seeing a pediatrician may not seem quite right but an adult provider might not be the best fit either. This is where an adolescent medicine specialist comes in...


Posted on Mar 28,2017

Norma Liburd, M.N., R.N.-BC, is the February 2017 Daisy Award Recipient

Norma Liburd, M.N., R.N.-BC, is the February 2017 Daisy Award recipient. Norma is an advanced practice nurse in the outpatient pediatric rheumatology clinic.


Posted on Mar 28,2017

Healthy and Easy-to-Make Recipes for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Fit4Allkids program is whipping up simple, tasty and affordable recipes for on-the-go families.


Posted on Mar 27,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Expertise Helps Family with Deep Vein Thrombosis

It all started when Janet’s brother-in-law had knee surgery and formed a clot in his calf. After learning from a relative that some in the family had a Protein C Deficiency, a disorder that increases the risk of developing abnormal blood clots, Janet’s husband and three kids got tested. All tested positive for the deficiency. The family’s pediatrician referred the family to Neil A. Goldenberg, M.D., Ph.D., hematologist and director of research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital...


Posted on Mar 17,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Welcomes New Class of Pediatric Residents

As Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital prepares to graduate its first class from the pediatric residency program, it welcomes the next wave of residents.


Posted on Mar 16,2017

First International Fellow Opens World of Possibilities

The groundbreaking appointment of Nir Shimony, M.D., the first international pediatric neurosurgery fellow at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, not only adds to the institution’s prestige and prominence but has far-reaching effects for many...


Posted on Mar 15,2017

National Patient Safety Week Promotes Teamwork

Scanning bar codes, double-checking dosages and following procedures all are hallmarks of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s approach to patient safety. But the most important element might be working as partners with patients and families. The hospital encourages families to play an active role in health care decisions and remain aware of health care practices in order to help prevent errors...


Posted on Mar 11,2017

With The Right Encouragement, Kids Can Like Their Vegetables

Nutrition is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle, but changing the eating habits of kids can be challenging. The Kohl’s Cooks for Kids family cooking series aims to change that.


Posted on Mar 10,2017

Nighttime Can be a Nightmare for Children with Sleep Issues

From age 4 through 11, Jaden barely got a moment of sleep due to severe sleep apnea. Jaden has Prader Willi Syndrome. Although he was diagnosed in Texas at age 4, doctors there were not ready to address the apnea. It wasn’t until the family moved and Milan, Jaden’s mother, was recommended to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital by a neurologist that they both found relief...


Posted on Mar 08,2017

Safe Kids, Fire Rescue Offer Tips to Avoid Hot-Car Tragedies

The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition, led by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue are warning families to look before you lock. It’s an ongoing message the organizations are spreading earlier this year after two incidents in 2017 where Florida children were left in a hot car and died from heatstroke...


Posted on Mar 08,2017

Make Better Bedtime Habits A Part of Your Child's Routine

Making sure your child gets the right amount of sleep is an essential part of helping them grow up healthy and strong.


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