Local Artist Presents “Inner Beauty” Abstract Anatomical Art Show

Local artist Kaitlin Walsh, who specializes in abstract anatomical art, is hosting a show at her gallery, 3738 South 149th Street, on Friday, July 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. As a mother whose child was in a NICU, Walsh was moved to depict and beautify the inner workings of the human body. Original paintings as well as prints will be available for purchase, with half of the proceeds going toward Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

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Lactation Journal Club Presents “Weeding Out the Truth Behind Marijuana & Breastfeeding”

Children’s Lactation Journal Club is hosting a continuing education event Wednesday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Glow Auditorium. “Weeding Out the Truth Behind Marijuana & Breastfeeding,” will be presented by Melissa St. Germain, M.D., FAAP, Children’s Physicians, West Village Pointe. This is the second Lactation Journal Club Series offered this year. The series offers several lactation-focused topics on a quarterly basis. The target audience includes lactation consultants, lactation counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians and other health care providers. CME, CNE, CERP and AAMA credits are available.

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Hand in Hand Program Receives National Honor

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Hand in Hand program has been nationally recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for providing innovative and collaborative palliative and end-of-life care. The AHA has awarded Children’s with a “Circle of Life Award (TM) Citation of Honor for advancing the care of children and families facing life-limiting illness.

“The Hand in Hand team is so honored and humbled by this recognition of our teamwork and the strengths of interdisciplinary palliative care, says Meaghann Weaver, M.D., division chief of Pediatric Palliative Care. “We are daily inspired by the strengths and graces of the families we serve. We feel privileged to partner across disciplines as we together care meaningfully for children and their families across service settings.”

The AHA praised Children’s program for its “devoted support for seriously ill patients and their families from diagnosis through end of life and beyond, and for Hand in Hand’s efforts to reach families through a multi-state, largely rural area.” The family-focused program was also commended for its work in overcoming economic disparities and creating equal access to care. Congratulations to Children’s Hand in Hand team! To learn more about the Circle of Life Award, click here.

Meaghann Weaver, M.D., Receives Young Investigator Grant

Dr. Weaver has received another great honor: she was just named the National Palliative Care Research Council (NPCRC) Young Investigator and received a $150,000 Junior Investigator Grant to study telehealth interventions for children enrolling in hospice across the state of Nebraska. Congratulations, Dr. Weaver!

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Medical/Allied Health Staff Welcome Breakfast is Friday, July 13

Please plan to attend a breakfast to welcome new members of the Medical/Allied Health staff on Friday, July 13 at 7:30 a.m. in Children’s boardroom, third floor Pavilion, in the Administration office suite.

Amy Goldstein, M.D. – Children’s Specialty Physicians – Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Gregory Gordon, M.D. – UNMC – Interventional Radiology

Cassandra Kilpatrick, APRN-NP – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center – Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Thomas Manning, M.D. – Children’s Specialty Physicians – Pediatric Anesthesiology

Sara Moussa, M.D. – Children’s Specialty Physicians – Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Adam Norton, M.D. – Children’s Specialty Physicians/UNMC – General Pediatrics

John Pesavento, M.D. – Children’s Behavioral Health – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Jonathan Schwartz, D.O. – Children’s Specialty Physicians – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Opioid Legislation Goes Into Effect July 16

Children’s Implements Education and Changes to Ensure Safe Use of Opioids in Treating Pediatric Patients

This year, Nebraska lawmakers passed Legislative Bill 931 with the intention of limiting opioids for children ages 0 to 18. Children’s supported the legislation and has been proactive in finding alternatives to opioids while bringing a thoughtful approach to pain management. Children’s will require providers to complete training on the new law to ensure safety and compliance.

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Cornerstone Learning Management System Now Available for Provider Education

Providers can now use Cornerstone, Children’s Learning Management System (LMS) for various selected educational opportunities.  Providers will receive notification (including Cornerstone login instructions) via email when education needs to be completed.

Moving to Cornerstone for provider education makes it more efficient to track mandatory education or training that requires testing, as well as provide proof of education to The Joint Commission and other agencies.

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Aerotek Charity Golf Event Scheduled for September

Aerotek is hosting its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Event on Friday, Sept. 7, at Tiburon Golf Course in Omaha. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Wishing Well program, which grants wishes to critically or chronically ill children associated with the hospital on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

Because Children’s Charity Classic and Fore! the Kids (Lincoln) tournaments are both full, this event offers an alternative to those who want to support Children’s at a golf  event this season.

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Welcome Jonathan Schwartz, D.O., to Children’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Schwartz has joined Children’s Specialty Physicians in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He has a special focus and has received additional training in Neuro-oncology. Dr. Schwartz received his doctorate degree of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nev. He completed his Pediatrics residency at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Schwartz’ fellowships in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Pediatric Neuro-oncology were completed at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. He is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at UNMC College of Medicine.

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