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Posted on Mar 06,2017

New VP, Government and Community Affairs, Joins Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Kimberly Berfield, a former deputy secretary of the Florida Department of Health and state representative from Clearwater, has been appointed vice president, government and community affairs for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital...


Posted on Mar 03,2017

Nicole Pitt, R.N. is the Daisy Award Recipient for January 2017

Nicole Pitt, R.N. is the Daisy Award recipient for January 2017. She is a nurse on 7 South, the inpatient hematology-oncology unit. 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 Mar 02,2017

Staying Healthy is As Easy As 9-5-2-1-0

When it comes to lifestyle changes and making healthy habits stick, families attending First Steps Fit4Allkids, a community-based nutrition and weight management class offered by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, know that small steps can help families set and achieve their health goals...


Posted on Feb 27,2017

Third Treatment’s a Charm for Lymphoma Patient

Where do you turn when the only thing more dangerous to your child than the disease she faces is the cure itself? When emergency room physician and worried dad Rafael saw his own sick daughter quickly running out of options, he used his medical expertise and the support of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to find a solution.


Posted on Feb 24,2017

Pediatric Anesthesia Team Provides Expertise at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Surgeons throughout Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are supported by a team of pediatric anesthesiologists that is nationally recognized for its quality outcomes and uniform practices.


Posted on Feb 23,2017

Performing Heart Transplants on High-risk or Severe Cases

The nasty cough persisted and kept getting worse, so 10-year-old Kayla’s family took her to a Tampa emergency room. Doctors thought she might have bronchitis and began treating her, but it continued to get worse. When the doctors learned Kayla’s father died at age 31 of congestive heart failure, everything changed quickly Soon after, Kayla she was relocated to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, where doctors got to work on her immediately...


Posted on Feb 22,2017

Making the Grade During Hospitalization

Johns Hopkins All Children’s patient academics program plays an important role in patient care. Patient academic services coordinator Alicia Riggs acts as the liaison between schools and parents who are trying to keep their sick child on track academically...


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

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 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 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.


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