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In This Issue
Fall 2009 

Kids Need Specialized Care in Hospital Emergency Departments

Study Highlights Ongoing Pediatric Health Care Needs in the Nation’s Capital 

Giving Back: Children's Community Benefit Tops $102 Million

Children's National to Lead National Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Effort 

Meet Our Kids: Ryan Cole

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Edwin K. Zechman, Jr.
President & CEO

Jacqueline D. Bowens
Executive Vice President &
Chief Government & External Affairs Officer

Clare M. Kelly
Executive Director
Government & External Affairs

Tim Jones
Manager
State Government Affairs

Bill Quirk
Manager
Government & Legal Affairs

Kids Need Specialized Care in Hospital Emergency Departments

With onset of novel H1N1 flu, pediatric preparedness is essential

According to a recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, only six percent of U.S. hospital emergency departments are fully equipped to properly care for children. With high rates of novel H1N1 (swine) flu expected this winter, the time to address these deficiencies is immediate.

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Study Highlights Ongoing Pediatric Health Care Needs in the District

Children’s National Medical Center recently released its first Pediatric Health Needs Assessment, which was conducted by the RAND Corporation. The report, Health and Health Care Among District of Columbia Youth, assesses the health status and health care services for the more than 100,000 youth (ages 0-17) residing in Washington, DC. The study findings demonstrate that gaps in care and services persist for children in the District despite high levels of health coverage...
 
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Giving Back: Children's Community Benefit Tops $102 Million

A strong commitment to our community has been synonymous with Children’s National Medical Center since we opened our doors in 1870. Even then, from a small rented row house, improving the health status of the city’s most vulnerable children was a priority. 

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