The children’s hospital has been named a certified Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Program – one of only 38 such programs across the nation. The program recognizes medical center providing high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy.
Other newly accredited centers include University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.; Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich.; Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A complete list of accredited centers is available on CCF’s website.
The Department of Pediatrics has had remarkable success over the past decade in advancing our missions and pursuing our goal to be a world-class pediatric program. We are now initiating a multi-phase strategic planning process to set the vision, goals, and strategy for our department for the next decade. This process will afford us the opportunity to critically assess the progress we have made and determine where we need to go next in our pursuit of excellence. Our division and department leaders, including Division Directors, Vice Chairs and the Executive Leadership Team will drive this initiative. Additionally, all staff will be invited to participate during one or more phases of the process.
Dr. Amy Stier has been named Chief Wellness Officer in the Department of Pediatrics. In this role, Amy will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive wellness program to ensure a culture of individual value and respect that will improve faculty wellness. This will include addressing physician burnout. Amy is in the process of establishing a wellness committee to assist her in this role. Interested faculty are encouraged to contact her. Improving faculty well-being is a high priority for our department and this committee will report its findings and recommendations by the end of this fiscal year so that a wellness program can be implemented beginning next summer. Please welcome Amy to this new role.