Children's Hospitals Today - Summer 2015 - (Page 1)

contents 32 16 26 22 FEATURES 22 Patient advocates gather on Capitol Hill COVER STORY 16 The smallest patients Low birth weight infants and their families often experience challenges that accompany premature birth. Hereʼs how hospitals help patients and families transition home. On the cover: Melissa with her daughter Siena, who was born five weeks early, at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wis. Photo: John Maniaci In June, childrenʼs hospital patients and their families traveled to Washington, D.C., and over two days, met with lawmakers to share their stories and meet other families. 26 Unlocking the truth Turnover can cost as much as 150 percent of the replaced workerʼs pay. Find out the real reasons employees are leaving and reduce turnover costs by using exit interviews to drive organizational change. 32 Front-line connections Using lean tools, a new program fosters rounding with a purpose, improves bundle compliance and hopes to prevent patient harm from hospital acquired infections. IN THIS ISSUE 2 Editor's note 3 Board chair's message HOSPITAL ROUNDS 4 6 8 10 Everyday hero Transforming care First person Commentary HOSPITAL HIGHLIGHT 14 A new treatment for progressive scoliosis ASSOCIATION NEWS 36 38 40 42 43 Board member Q&A Public policy update Member relations Data dive Child's story

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Children's Hospitals Today - Summer 2015