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11/06/2014

Improved communication among health-care providers during shift changes reduced injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent, according to a federally funded, multicenter study.

11/03/2014

St. Louis Children's Hospital has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

07/21/2014

It’s not the programs, it’s the partnerships that create an environment where children flourish, according to Reverend Starsky Wilson, president and CEO of  Deaconess Foundation. Wilson received the annual Child Advocacy Award Tuesday for his role as a catalyst in these critical community partnerships.

06/10/2014

In each of the 10 specialties surveyed, St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University is again among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report.

02/24/2014

The Fetal Care Center has now been accepted into the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet), a group of 28 medical centers in the United States and Canada that perform advanced in-utero fetal therapeutic procedures.

02/06/2014

The awards will recognize the extraordinary efforts of five teams of first responders, and reunite several of them with the children they saved. 

11/25/2013

OptumHealth recently named the St. Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center to its Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Centers of Excellence (COE) network.

11/18/2013

Stephanie Johnson, BSN, RN, performance improvementspecialist, Clinical Quality, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, has been named a co-lead for one of eight hospital work groups the National Children's Network has developed. 

08/23/2013

Transplant recipients from St. Louis Children's Hospital will pay tribute to those who gave them the gift of life.

07/23/2013

Alison K. Snyder-Warwick, MD, a Washington University pediatric plastic surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, was installed in June as secretary of the Sir Charles Bell Society at the International Facial Nerve Symposium in Boston.

07/09/2013

At a ceremony at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed into law a bill requiring all newborns in the state be tested for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) before leaving the hospital.

07/09/2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed three child health bills into law in the lobby of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Tuesday, July 9. The laws, which include standardized newborn screening for congenital heart disease and improved reporting and treating of sexual abuse, were drafted with leadership from the medical teams at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

06/11/2013

The U.S.News & World Report list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals will include St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University for the 11th consecutive year.

05/31/2013

Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt and Dr. Kelvin Adams honored for work to improve children’s lives

04/22/2013

Understanding and solving the mysteries of tuberculosis and malnutrition, seeking answers that will help develop and improve outcomes for childhood cancers — these are some of the important new research projects underway at the Children’s Discovery Institute.

03/29/2013

Starting May 6, Parkland Health Center will serve as home-base for a St. Louis Children’s Hospital KidsFlight helicopter and mobile intensive care unit, as well as a Children’s Hospital clinical transport team.

02/04/2013

St. Louis Children's Hospital has a new president.  Joan Magruder, who has served as president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center, will become president of St. Louis Children’s Hospital March 1.