Gary A. Silverman, MD, PhD, has been named the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. With the new appointment, effective in April, Silverman will become pediatrician-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and executive director of the Children’s Discovery Institute, a partnership of the school and hospital.
The St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatric ICU earned a national silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). It’s the only ICU in Missouri – pediatric or adult – to earn the honor in 2015.
Three generations of a family have worked at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as nurses over the past five decades.
From brain injuries to leg braces, all 40 participants in the inaugural St. Louis Children's Hospital's Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon shared some kind of physical impairment. None of these patients had ever completed the three events – swim, bike and run – all in a row before.
It all started with a coffee cart, and she went on to spend more than six decades being of service to the hospital.