Celebrating One Year News from Lurie Childrens

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News from Lurie Children’s



What’s new…



One Year, Countless Advancements



In June we marked our one year anniversary at our new location in downtown Chicago. The move has helped us further our mission to provide superior care to the region’s most critically ill and injured children. Since moving, we’ve:


Recruited more than 50 top pediatric specialists
Increased research capabilities with a dedicated Clinical Research Unit
Increased transports to our critical care areas by 18%
Improved patient satisfaction scores, with 90% of inpatient families saying they would definitely recommend the hospital


Watch our anniversary video to learn more about our one year milestone.



U.S.News & World Report Ranking



Lurie Children’s ranks 8th in the U.S.News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll for 2013-2014, up from 9th last year. The national Honor Roll recognizes children’s hospitals with high scores in at least three specialties. This year, Lurie Children’s has five specialties in the top 10, including Neurology/ Neurosurgery (5th), Urology (6th), Gastroenterology (7th), Cancer (8th), and Nephrology (9th). These rankings are based mainly on performance data like patient outcomes, which demonstrate our commitment to safety, excellence and respect for our patients and their families. Learn more about our award-winning specialties.



Kidney Transplant Success


In 2011, Katie Welte donated one of her kidneys to daughter Haley for a life-saving transplant surgery, performed by Craig Langman, MD, and his team. The surgery was one of 600 kidney transplant surgeries that our specialists have performed since 1964. We followed up with Katie and Haley two years later to see how they are doing. Read about their experience.


New Specialists



Dana M. Thompson, MD, recently joined the Lurie Children’s team as Division Head of Otolaryngology. Prior to joining our staff, Dr. Thompson served as Division Chair of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic from 1999-2006 and 2010-12. Dr. Thompson will focus on aero-digestive disorders, airway surgery, endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and general pediatric otolaryngology.



In fall 2012, two additional experienced specialists joined the Lurie Children’s team: Arun K. Gosain, MD, joined Lurie Children’s as Division Head of Plastic Surgery, and Z. Leah Harris, MD, joined Lurie Children’s as Division Head of Critical Care.



 



Annual Report



Lurie Children’s.
Building - for Kids.



Lurie Children's online annual report takes a look back at the most momentous year in our history, including the opening of our new hospital and highlights in patient care, medical milestones, key recruitments and more. Through interactive highlights and video, the online report illustrates how our new facility has furthered the hospital’s mission.



Lurie Children's Blogs



Life Inside Lurie Children's



A unique look at the people, places and moments that happen inside the hospital.



Salubrity



Karen Sheehan, MD, a general pediatrician and a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, offers insights on injury prevention, safety and wellness.



Webinars



Psychiatry 101 for the Pediatrician
(Archived webinar)



Cosmetic Surgery During the Adolescent Years: Is It Appropriate?
(Archived webinar)



Thromboembolism in Children
(Archived webinar)



Chest Wall Deformities in Children
(Archived webinar)



Exercise Induced Dyspnea - Is it Asthma?
(Archived webinar)



Using the New Screening Guidelines to Promote Cardiovascular Health
(Archived webinar)



Evaluation & Management of Pediatric Hoarseness
(Archived webinar)



An Update on Pertussis
(Archived webinar)


Locations
Other Locations
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.227.4000
luriechildrens.org
 


Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park



Pediatrics - Uptown



Lurie Children's at Cadence Health



Arlington Heights



Glenview



Lake Forest



New Lenox



Westchester


 
 


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