Provider Connection | September/October 2020
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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

Increasing vaccination rates: Tips from CHOC pediatricians
A quality improvement project recently completed by CHOC pediatricians successfully increased childhood immunization rates in Orange and Los Angeles counties. The project included both clinical education for staff and strategies that could be replicated and implemented by other practices with similar goals. Read more and learn tips and strategies for increasing vaccination rates here.

Cunningham tapped as new chair for UCI Pediatrics and senior vice president & pediatrician-in-chief for CHOC
CHOC is thrilled that Dr. Coleen Cunningham, a renowned professor of pediatrics and pathology from Duke University, has accepted a dual appointment position as both the chair for the UCI Department of Pediatrics and as senior vice president and pediatrician-in-chief for CHOC. Learn more about this exciting appointment.

How current events have shifted providers’ social media habits
Has 2020 changed your social media habits? A survey by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that more than half of responding primary care providers have changed their social media habits due to the events of 2020. You can learn more about the survey results and how to cultivate healthy social media habits here.

CHOC welcomes new Neuroscience Institute co-medical director and neurosurgery medical director
CHOC is excited to welcome pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Suresh Magge as co-medical director of the CHOC Neuroscience Institute and neurosurgery medical director, bringing a wealth of expertise that will continue to advance the institute as a leading destination for care. Meet Dr. Magge.

Transforming telehealth at CHOC: “We want to remind families that CHOC’s doors have remained open, whether that be in person or virtually.”
The onset of COVID-19 prompted CHOC to quickly elevate its telehealth offerings to ensure families have access to safe, high-quality care and don’t delay seeking medical attention. But just like in-person care, telehealth isn’t one-size-fits-all. Get an inside look at how CHOC has personalized and optimized telehealth.

A hero’s send-off for a pediatric COVID-19 survivor at CHOC
See how a multidisciplinary effort at CHOC helped a 14-year-old girl overcome COVID-19 after 57 days in the pediatric intensive care unit, and how the team helped her celebrate her discharge.

Mark your calendars
CHOC offers a host of continuing medical education events to help clinicians stay on the cutting edge of practice.

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