RACE for Results
Cincinnati Children's won the 2012 Children's Hospital Association RACE for Results Award for mortality reductions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and hospital. In one decade Cincinnati Children’s decreased PICU mortality by 43 percent and hospital mortality rates by 34 percent. The RACE for Results Award recognizes exceptional clinical business improvements in children's hospitals. This is the fourth time that Cincinnati Children’s has won this prestigious award and the second time for the PICU. Our success reflects aggressive efforts to reduce hospital acquired infections, implement electronic health records, improve recognition of clinical deterioration, prevent codes outside of the PICU and mandate hospital wide safety training.
Licensing Heart Catheterization Animations
Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, and medical animator Jeff Cimprich licensed heart catheterization animations of LungRx this year. This represents the first external marketing of 3D animations from the Critical Care Media Lab. The lab has been producing 3D animations and clinical research videos for three and a half years, and plans to expand its external activities.
Ken Tegtmeyer, MD, was elected chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Pediatric Section. Basilia Zinarelli, MD, PhD was elected president of the North American/United States Shock Society. And Jennifer Kaplan, MD, was appointed to be a permanent study section member for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pediatrics Subcommittee.