St. Louis Children’s Hospital Announces 2018 Advocacy Award Winners

YWCA Metro St. Louis Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Bracy and Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden honored for work to improve children’s lives through health education and legislation ST. LOUIS (March 4, 2019) – As the 2018...

St. Louis Children’s Performs 500th Heart Transplant

This pediatric heart transplant program is known for taking high-risk cases and is one of the few in the U.S. and the first in the Midwest to reach this milestone St. Louis, MO (February 20,...

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Performs 4,000th “SDR” Spinal Surgery

Selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery allows many cerebral palsy patients to walk unassisted for the first time St. Louis, MO (January 28, 2019) – St. Louis Children's Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy Spasticity, led by internationally...

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Is the Only Pediatric Hospital in St. Louis to Earn National Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Beacon Award

The award is given out annually by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses St. Louis (January 22, 2019) – The pediatric intensive care unit, or PICU , at St. Louis Children’s Hospital earned a national...

Alexis Elward Promoted to Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis, MO (January 7, 2019) - Alexis Elward, MD, MPH, was named Children's chief medical officer. The appointment became effective Jan. 1. She will provide physician leadership for quality, safety, growth and other strategic...

Patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center Will Travel to the O.R. in Special Remote Control Cars

Generous gifts provided by two families in memory of their children ST. LOUIS (December 11, 2018) – Patients at St. Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center undergoing heart or lung surgeries can now ride...

St. Louis Children's Hospital Announces New President

A national search recently concluded with the hiring of Mark W. Shen, MD, MBA, as the hospital’s new president. Dr. Shen’s first day at Children’s will be November 12, where he will spend the next six weeks partnering one-on-one with Joan Magruder to ensure an optimal transition through the end of 2018....

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Presents Siteman Kids at t. Louis Children's Hospital With $1 Million Hyundai Quantum Grant Award to Support Pediatric Cancer Research

The Foundation embarks on a nationwide tour ahead of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to award $14.1 million to 38 researchers, surpassing $145 million in total giving. Its theme “Every Handprint Tells a Story” details...

St. Louis Children's and Washington University Heart Center Perform Rare Infant Heart-Lung Transplant

Jack Palmer is the youngest patient in more than a decade to undergo a successful heart-lung transplant. Combined heart-lung transplants are so rare that Jack’s was the only one performed, thus far, in the United States in 2018....

St. Louis Children's Hospital Honored by the American Hospital Association for Working to Improve Community Health

Five Collaborative Programs Win 2018 AHA NOVA Awards St. Louis, MO – July 23, 2018 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced it will honor five programs with the AHA NOVA Award for their hospital-led...