Joining the organization allows Cone Health to improve children’s care and influence national policies.
GREENSBORO, N.C. April 25, 2017 – Cone Health Children’s Services is now part of the Children’s Hospital Association — the voice for more than 220 children’s hospitals nationwide. As champions for children’s health, the association advances public policy enabling hospitals to better serve children and builds awareness of child health issues. It is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics driving improved clinical and operational performance among its member hospitals.
“Participation in the Children’s Hospital Association offers us access to a network of institutions and people who understand the unique health care needs of children,” says Cone Health Director of Pediatric Quality Improvement Nicole Chandler, MD. “We look forward to collaborating with our peers, the Children’s Hospital Association and adding our voice to advocate on behalf of all children.”
Cone Health provides a variety of medical services to children, ranging from pediatricians in convenient locations to a children’s emergency department and pediatric intensive care.
“We are pleased to welcome Cone Health Children’s Services and look forward to its active involvement,” says Mark Wietecha, Children’s Hospital Association president and CEO. “Our hospital members are the backbone of the nation’s pediatric health care infrastructure. With them, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and developing innovative solutions to impact the future of children’s health and health care.”
Children’s hospitals represent 5 percent of all hospitals and provide a disproportionately large share of the nation’s pediatric acute clinical care. Children’s hospitals are also vital centers of primary and specialty pediatric medical education and are leaders in pediatric research.
SOURCE: Cone Health