Checkup Newsroom (pediatric-leadership)

2017
January
05,
2017
| 09:50 PM America/Chicago
Taking care of patients and their families at the bedside is a rewarding experience. The connection that develops between a healthcare professional and the family can be very strong and can be a source of hope for families who are facing difficult ti...
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2016
September
27,
2016
| 11:25 PM America/Chicago
The way you treat patients matters in many ways. It can mean the difference between having a successful program or practice. More than that, it can affect how your patients recover from sickness or surgery or deal with chronic illness. The culture of...
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September
27,
2016
| 10:55 PM America/Chicago
The treatment of pediatric pain, particularly chronic pain, is a complex issue. Practitioners must take into account the intersection of physiologic, socio-environmental and psychological environment. Many times it is difficult for primary care and s...
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July
28,
2016
| 10:34 PM America/Chicago
Power is not a four-letter word. Often when we think about power, we associate it with manipulation and underhanded deals. The reality is that power is not always a negative thing. We each have to use it to reach our goals every day. Understanding wh...
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July
21,
2016
| 11:32 PM America/Chicago
We talked last week about complexity and how it is changing the way that business and particularly health care organizations must operate if they want to be successful. To position ourselves for success, we must have leaders that not only accept ...
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July
15,
2016
| 05:43 PM America/Chicago
Perhaps, only a few people might have asked that question until a month ago. Much anger and indignation was directed towards the VA chief when he compared waiting times for VA medical appointments to waiting in line at Disney. I’d be hard pressed ...
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June
30,
2016
| 07:52 PM America/Chicago
What is complexity? The world is changing quickly. The world of medicine is no different. Understanding how these changes affect you, your practice and your organization is critical to your success as a leader. At times, the amount of change can s...
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June
13,
2016
| 01:21 AM America/Chicago
How do I lead in my early career? There is no single criteria that makes a person eligible to lead. Education, job title and seniority can all be a start to establishing a role as a leader. But sometimes, the best leaders aren’t the highest rankin...
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June
02,
2016
| 08:51 PM America/Chicago
It’s not popular to like your job in medicine right now. With the rates of burnout and suicide in physicians at shocking levels, it’s important that we continue to talk about the satisfaction and mental health of physicians. There are systemic iss...
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May
26,
2016
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
The practice of pediatrics is changing rapidly. New ideas for payment models and care delivery models come and go. Navigating through those changes can send a practice or health care institution on a tangent that leaves the providers and staff feelin...
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May
19,
2016
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
Today's guest on Pediatric Leadership: The New Medicine Podcast is Warren Marks, M.D., a neurologist and medical director of the Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Programs at Cook Children’s. How do we break down silos for innovative design? ...
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May
12,
2016
| 08:25 PM America/Chicago
Today's guest on Pediatric Leadership: The New Medicine Podcast is Paul Thornton, M.D., Cook Children’s Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center and Endocrine and Diabetes program and an Endowed Chair. Why develop a center for clinical excellence for a r...
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May
05,
2016
| 03:48 PM America/Chicago
Today's guest on Pediatric Leadership: The New Medicine Podcast is Britt Nelson, M.D., is the president of the Cook Children’s Physician Network in Fort Worth where he oversees a large multispecialty group of pediatricians and subspecialists. I asked...
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April
28,
2016
| 08:57 PM America/Chicago
Jason Terk, M.D., is a general pediatrician at Cook Children's Keller Parkway. He has held several positions of leadership in Cook Children's Health Care System. He currently servces with the Texas Medical Association as a member of the Council of Le...
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April
20,
2016
| 10:52 PM America/Chicago
What is a leader? Our guest Mary Uhl-Bien is the BNSF Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business. She teaches in the Advancing Healthcare Leadership class which is a combined initiative between Cook...
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March
30,
2016
| 09:54 PM America/Chicago
Several moments throughout his life, led John Honeycutt, M.D., to becoming the chief neurosurgeon at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas. But none really shaped the doctor he is like the birth of his children. “People told me everybody wants to w...
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March
29,
2016
| 05:03 PM America/Chicago
If you deliver a baby via C-section, should you swab them with your vaginal secretions? A new study in Nature Medicine started the process of trying to answer this exact question You might be thinking, “What the?” But there is some logic to thi...
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March
22,
2016
| 10:59 PM America/Chicago
Theresa Meadows RN, MS, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been appointed to the Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force by the Health and Human Services Department (HHS). Meadows is one of 21 members who represent he...
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March
16,
2016
| 08:20 PM America/Chicago
Not getting your child vaccinated puts them and others at risk. We have said this before (many times), but a new study shows just how true this statement is. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) loo...
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March
15,
2016
| 04:06 PM America/Chicago
If you had to guess the biggest health issues facing children in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, what would you say? Obesity? That's one. Car accidents? That's a big risk too. But would you guess the number one issue is asthma? In T...
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March
14,
2016
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
“What about the use of medical marijuana?” Not a day goes by that Scott Perry, M.D., doesn’t hear that question from parents desperate to help their child. Dr. Perry says he probably discusses the pros and cons of marijuana use for intractable epi...
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February
26,
2016
| 11:02 PM America/Chicago
New data from the CDC shows some important early returns on the HPV vaccine that has been routinely recommended for girls since 2006 and for boys since 2009. In a study that was released early online from the journal Pediatrics, researchers looked...
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February
19,
2016
| 09:51 PM America/Chicago
The Turner Syndrome Society of the U.S. (TSUS) has designated February to increase awareness in Turner syndrome. Pediatric endocrinologists including our pediatric endocrinology group at Cook Children’s care for many girls with Turner syndrome. Turne...
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February
19,
2016
| 09:45 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Scott Pilgrim’s resumé proves he’s the man to lead the Cook Children’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program. But it’s his childhood that makes his care special. Along with his medical degree, Dr. Pilgrim has completed a combined inter...
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