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A Different Kind Of Fight

One Family’s Journey Through Cancer to Capitol Hill “Children’s cares about the most vulnerable among us, those who often do not have a political voice.” Liz Lyons, Children’s Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs It started with dark bruises on then 9-year-old Grace’s legs. An avid ballerina, her mom, Mandy, initially thought they were from […]

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A Global Leader in Children’s Health

When I flash-forward 30 more years and think about the Children’s of 2047 and beyond, I see a former community hospital turned regional and national academic medical center that is now serving as a global leader in children’s health. A global leader.

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A Promise to Be the Best

Children’s commitment to improving the patient experience and service excellence has been an essential thread in the organization’s fabric since its founding. In recent years, though, this emphasis has become stronger, clearer, and more concrete.

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For Every Child

Child Health Priorities in the 2019 Legislative Session

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has served the state of Nebraska for more than 70 years, providing the very best, safest care for the smallest and sickest among us. Our commitment to children goes beyond the walls of our hospital and clinics and into their everyday lives — to meet the needs and improve the […]

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Children’s Recognized Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospital

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in its 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in five pediatric specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. “I am incredibly proud of our entire team. This honor reflects our commitment to providing the […]

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Donald Durden, M.D., PH.D

Internationally Renowned. Intent On Making An Impact In Omaha “I have a lot of respect for — and gain a lot of inspiration from — the kids.” Donald Durden, M.D., PH.D To put it in the vernacular of his favorite pastime, Donald Durden, M.D., Ph.D., is to the cancer field what Babe Ruth was to […]

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Educating the Next Generation of Caregivers

The future of education at Children’s goes beyond the individual and beyond borders. As the hospital aspires to be a global leader for children’s health, its educational efforts and affiliations are branching out across the world.

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Ensuring System-Wide Quality & Safety Takes An “Army”

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. From the boardroom to the front lines, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is mindful and mobilized, commissioned to be proactive, innovative and evolutionary. The nature of the opponent — equally relentless — requires nothing less. “We work to create an environment in which potential problems are anticipated, […]

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Expansion Improves Care and Convenience

Major improvements in patient care can look very different. Sometimes a win is as dramatic as delivering a cure. At other times, it can be as practical as delivering care closer to home for busy patient families.

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Fostering A Culture Of Caring

Commentary by Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D. President & CEO, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Each issue of Spira magazine is a moment of reflection for me, an opportunity to think about the progress Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has made since the previous edition. And every issue is a powerful reminder that the success of […]

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Growing to Serve Children Better

In response to the rising demand for pediatric intensive care in the region, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has expanded its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

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Join Children’s Share & Connect Community

Children’s new online community offers an easy way for families to provide feedback Feedback from families plays an incredibly important role in shaping the patient experience at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. That is why the hospital recently launched the Share & Connect online community. We are growing rapidly, and as we grow, it’s critical […]

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Karla Lester, M.D.: Called to Care for Children

“What I’m saying now—and I’m putting a stake in the ground—is Children’s is the leader in community child health.” – Karla Lester, M.D., Medical Director, Children’s Center for the Child & Community Long before she joined the team at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Karla Lester, M.D., was on her own mission to improve the […]

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Leading with Excellence

These elite national awards underscore the superior quality of care that Children's provides its patients and families each and every day. We congratulate our truly exceptional dedicated teams.

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Nebraska Healthy Kids Summit

Promoting healthy eating and active living in Nebraska communities. April 23 & 24, 2019 Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center 2021 Transformation Drive Lincoln Program Purpose To connect stakeholders to explore research, practice, and advocacy approaches in a call to action to promote healthy eating and active living in children and their families. 3 Ways to […]

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Nebraska Legislative Update: Passing Biennium Budget

The 106th legislative session wrapped up on Friday, May 31. There were many great accomplishments and victories this year in the Nebraska Legislature, but the early adjournment does not come as easily to those who did not find the time — or votes — to pass their priority bills: tax reform and business incentives, to […]

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New Child Ambassadors Reflect National Recognition

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is pleased to introduce five new child ambassadors featured in its current advertising campaign. These patients were selected to represent Children’s five pediatric specialties in the 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Orthopedics […]

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Prestigious Award Honors Cutting-Edge Innovation, Culture of Safety

The implementation of a leading-edge, automated hand hygiene monitoring system has earned Children’s Hospital & Medical Center the first-ever Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Team Award from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).

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Ready, Set, Learn! Area Students Increase Activity With GoNoodle

Area students love GoNoodle, an online suite of movement and mindfulness videos that activate young bodies and brains in the classroom. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has sponsored the free use of GoNoodle in Omaha area schools since 2014. During this past school year, nearly 60,000 Omaha metro students were active at school thanks to […]

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Science & Soul: The Transformative Power of Research

Q & A with RICHARD G. AZIZKHAN, M.D. CHILDREN’S PRESIDENT & CEO “It’s all connected science and soul – propelling us toward a brighter, healthier future for children.” Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D. Children’s President & CEO Why should people be aware of and engaged with research at Children’s and elsewhere? The need is all too […]

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Something of A Visionary

Brad Brabec, M.D., remembers it vividly. That moment he realized he wanted to take care of people. We all have those pivotal moments in our lives—“plot points” if you will—that spin us toward the people we are today.

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Statement from Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Board of Directors

Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D., has informed Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Board of Directors that he intends to retire and will leave his position as President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 16. Former Children’s Board of Directors Chair Rodrigo López will serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and is working with Dr. […]

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The Hubbard Center for Children: Bringing Our Vision To Life

The Hubbard Center for Children is more than just another building under construction on Dodge Street. “The Hubbard Center is such an exciting part of our enterprise. It’s a physical manifestation of our vision,” says Richard Azizkhan, MD, President & CEO of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. “We can start to think about what that […]

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Transformation In Progress

Now more than ever, the demand for high-quality pediatric services is on the rise. In response, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is expanding — in size, scope and services — to create capacity and continue to meet the needs of children and families. Perhaps the most visible sign of this growth is the ongoing construction […]

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Well on Our Way: Our Journey to 2025

Commentary by Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D. President & CEO Children’s Hospital & Medical Center More than three years into my tenure as president and CEO of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, I am energized by several observations that signal incredible undercurrents of opportunity. Our faculty and staff have clearly embraced our vision and trajectory to […]

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What The Hubbard Center Means For Children

Construction is progressing ahead of schedule on Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Hubbard Center for Children. The foundation is set. Steel has been erected. The skeleton of future floors stands tall and bare, overlooking one of Omaha’s busiest corridors. But running parallel to the rising up of the physical infrastructure is a deeper, more human […]

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