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hospitalrounds A D M I N I S T R ATO R N E W S louisiana Children's Medical Center (LCMC) Health announced Greg Feirn will become CEO effective May 1, and Mary Perrin was named CEO of Children's Hospital in New Orleans, which is part of the LCMC Health system. Steve Worley, formerly the CEO of Children's Hospital and LCMC Health will serve as a senior advisor to the Board of Trustees through 2015. To read more about Worley, turn to page 39. Golisano Children's Hospital of southwest Florida in Naples, Fla., named Susan Ryckman, M.S.N., CPNP, CENP, vice president of patient care services. h o s p i ta l N E W S UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland have affiliated, effective January 1, with the goal of strengthening their abilities to meet marketplace expectations, including the Affordable Care Act. While Children's Oakland will remain separately licensed and retain its board of directors and medical staff, the hospitals will collaborate and share best practices. Hospital leaders say the affiliation could provide better value to consumers through higher quality care, lower costs and coordinated access to services at hospital locations. Send administrator or hospital news to magazine 6 Seth Dixon Cook Children's Health Care system in Fort Worth, Texas, has named Keith Holtz the new senior vice president of human resources. Xavier, a 24-year-old HIV-positive patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., participates in The Voices Project. TRANsfORMiNg CARE Finding their voices A new project provides therapeutic benefits and helps patients offer advice to others while maintaining their privacy. F or teenagers or young adults diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the experience can be overwhelming, confusing and life-changing. The words "HIV positive" can profoundly affect relationships with friends and family. At St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a new program enables patients to share their deepest, most profound feelings in a venue that protects their identities. According to Aditya Gaur, M.D., associate, Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude, teenagers and young adults ages 13 to 24 account for approximately one in four new HIV infections in the United States. With an estimated 1,000 children infected each day, at least 3.4 million children worldwide live with HIV. Shortly after St. Jude founder Danny Thomas' 1987 proclamation that HIV/ children's hospital s today Spring 2014 AIDS should be part of the St. Jude mission, the hospital established a pediatric HIV/AIDS clinical program. Currently, more than 250 patients are part of the program. Because of new therapies, HIV is now a chronic disease, requiring lifelong medication and vigilance. But even after three decades of clinical progress, there is still a lingering stigma about HIV. To help the children who are diagnosed with HIV, last year, staff in the St. Jude Child Life, Social Work and Infectious Diseases departments started The Voices Project-an opportunity for HIV-infected patients to share their experiences, fears, hopes and advice through private audio recordings. "The words patients choose and the context in which they share their experience makes it so much more powerful than any one of us saying the same message," Gaur says. childrenshospital

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Children's Hospitals Today - Spring 2014

Children's Hospitals Today - Spring 2014
Editor's Note
President's Message
Reader Commentary
Everyday Heo
Transforming Care
Measuring Up
Data Breach: 10 Ways to Prepare and Respond
A Fresh Take
Balancing the Business of Care
Better Together
Public Policy Update
Board Member Q&A
Child's Story

Children's Hospitals Today - Spring 2014