What patients and families need to know
Following an extensive national search, the Center for Hospital Based Specialties at Children’s National Health System is pleased to announce that Dorothy Bulas, M.D., has been appointed chief of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology.
Children’s National Health System and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have been awarded $4.8 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to study the use of T-cell therapy to prevent and fight dangerous viral infections in immunocompromised patients.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has allowed researchers to map the memory functions that are often impaired within the brains of children with epilepsy. Additionally, a separate study of a novel application of resting-state fMRI, where the patient does not have to complete tasks, demonstrated the potential for clinicians to use non-invasive fMRI for language assessment for children who are too young or impaired to follow task directions in traditional fMRI studies. Both studies were presented at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., last week.
The world’s leaders in pediatric cardiac intensive care, including experts from Children’s National Health System, are gathering in Washington, D.C., this week to exchange ideas and best practices in research and care delivery for children and teens with congenital heart disease.
Children’s National Health System has been named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital for 2017; one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the United States and the only one in the mid-Atlantic region. This is the ninth time that Children’s National has earned this prestigious designation given to hospitals with distinct achievements in patient safety and quality including lower infection rates, decreased lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.
Three leaders from Children’s National Health System are among the investigators of a new FDA-funded program created to launch a global clinical trials network.
First Lady Melania Trump visited Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., today to spread holiday cheer to patients, families and staff members.
Children’s National Health System held a ceremonial groundbreaking today at Woodmore Towne Center in Glenarden, Md., the future site of a comprehensive pediatric outpatient and specialty care center slated to open in 2020. The planned 60,000 square foot facility is the latest effort to ensure kids and their families can easily and conveniently access Children’s National specialists and primary care providers.
Cerebral blood flow of key regions of newborns’ brains is altered in very premature infants and may provide an early warning sign of disturbed brain maturation well before such injury is visible on conventional imaging, according to a prospective, observational study published Dec. 4, 2017 in The Journal of Pediatrics
This holiday season, Children’s National has launched a multi-media campaign to mobilize the Washington metropolitan area in support of children – the Capital of Caring campaign. The campaign honors the hospital’s longstanding commitment to children and families in the Washington area, featuring iconic imagery of notable monuments.