Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Saturday, December 03, 2016

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Experts to Present Pediatric Focused Data at 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

CLEVELAND – Researchers from the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) will present data focused on improving clinical outcomes for pediatric hematologic disorders at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The meeting, held from December 3 to 6, 2016, in San Diego, California, gathers a global community of more than 20,000 hematologists to share education and research on the most pressing topics in hematology.
 
Ashish Gupta, MBBS, MPH, a pediatric hematology fellow at UH Rainbow, will share results from one of the largest quality controlled retrospective studies of children with acquired aplastic anemia. The data makes a compelling case for the pediatric hematology community to revisit the current treatment algorithm for this rare disease. 


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Non-profit organization Babies Need Boxes expands to Ohio

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals (UH) MacDonald Women’s Hospital is collaborating with non-profit organization Babies Need Boxes Ohio to provide a free maternity package for expectant mothers that includes a safe sleep space for baby. The program will launch Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital’s CenteringPregnancy session.
 
“There are nearly 200 cases of sudden, unexplained infant deaths in Ohio each year, and research tells us two of the biggest contributors are premature birth and unsafe sleep arrangements,” says Celina Cunanan, CNM, MSN, Director of Nurse-Midwifery at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital and founding board member of Babies Need Boxes Ohio. “Babies Need Boxes will help us fill a gap in the availability of safe sleep spaces for our pregnant moms to help keep their sleeping newborn safe.”
 
Babies Need Boxes was founded in 2015 by Danielle Selassie after she read an article about the impact baby boxes had in Finland to decrease the nation’s infant mortality rate. The Minnesota-based organization equips families with tangible resources to help ease the transition to parenthood and prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rainbow names performance area Trisha O’Brien Pavilion

CLEVELAND – Jeffrey A. Cole and Patricia (Trisha) O’Brien Cole of Palm Beach, Florida have donated $2.325 million to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. In recognition of this significant gift, UH will name the performance area at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital the Trisha O’Brien Pavilion.
 
Additionally, their gift supports the nationally recognized department of pediatric orthopedics through the Jeffrey and Trisha O’Brien Cole Fund. UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s pediatric orthopedics department is renowned for its strong record of developing new therapies, conducting research and putting new techniques into practice.
 
The Trisha O’Brien Pavilion, located at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, is a family-oriented communal gathering space. Utilized for engaged learning, performances and social interactions, the pavilion serves in-patients and out-patients as well as their families. 


Monday, October 24, 2016

New research at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital characterizes pediatric injuries onboard commercial airline flights

CLEVELAND – In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) found that lap infants may be at greater risk for injury on a commercial airline flight than older children traveling in their own seats or using in-flight restraints.

The study analyzed in-flight medical events (IFMEs) on flights worldwide between January 2009 and January 2014 and found 35 percent of all pediatric in-flight injuries occurred in passengers under the age of 2. The researchers found that the most common mechanism of injury was scalding burns from hot beverages or soups spilled on a child, followed by falls from the seat involving lap infants.

The study, conducted in partnership with Dr. Paulo Alves and Dr. Neil Nerwich of MedAire, an International SOS company, characterizes the incidence of IFMEs affecting children with specific focus on injury-related events. 


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s and Nationwide Children’s Hospital report successful first year of The Congenital Heart Collaborative

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s (UH Rainbow) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital became Ohio’s leading heart center for kids and adults with congenital heart disease last summer by combining their talent and resources in pediatric heart care and cardiothoracic surgery.

“The Congenital Heart Collaborative is an innovative care model that has strengthened pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery programs in Cleveland and Columbus through meaningful clinical integration and optimal patient-and family-centered care,” says Patti DePompei, RN, MSN, President, UH Rainbow and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital.
“It is important that we continuously improve our models of care to meet the demands of the ever-changing health care industry, and we are fortunate to have found a great partner with shared vision and values in Nationwide Children’s Hospital.”

The Collaborative is built around the concept of “one program, two campuses” and is led by Timothy Feltes, MD, FACC, and Mark Galantowicz, MD, FACS, both of whom are co-directors of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 



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