Inside Pediatrics Spring 2018

F rom our beginnings as Holy largest pediatric medical facilities in the U.S., Children’s of Alabama has a long and storied history. While our past is something to be celebrated, our future brims with extraordinary possibilities thanks to our skilled physicians and staff. Innocents Hospital for Children in 1911 to now being one of the

On the Cover: Patients in Children’s of Alabama’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit represent a complex mix. “The focus of neonatal care at Children’s becomes more complex every year as smaller and smaller infants survive and care advances for more and more formally fatal illnesses,” said Carl “Tim” Coghill, M.D., UAB professor of pediatrics and medical director of Children’s NICU. See story on page 11.

controlled trials and clinical studies. Meanwhile, our Division of Pediatric Neurology is growing to accommodate its nationally renowned Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics program and developing specialty clinics. And last but not least, our Pediatric and Infancy Center for Acute Nephrology through its Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in- Time Action (NINJA) initiative has become

Children’s is at the forefront of a new approach to behavioral health care. Our new Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), which opened in March 2018, connects communities to mental health care services and resources for children and adolescents.

the first new program added to the Solutions for Patient Safety consortium. Inspired by our past, our present advancements are building blocks for the future of pediatric health care in Alabama and around the globe, but one thing will never change — our commitment to providing excellent patient care

One of three centers of its kind nationwide, the PIRC is a response to growing community needs and to the rise of pediatric psychiatric visits to emergency rooms. In our partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics, we continue to break new ground in clinical care and research. Our Division of Neonatology is a top center in developing and analyzing

and educating communities on issues affecting children’s health and well-being. Staying true to our mission, Children’s is an advocate for all children at all levels of care. Enjoy ,

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