A July report from the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI), All Children Need Children's Hospitals
provides a snapshot of how children's hospitals together with NACHRI achieve their four-fold mission of clinical care, education, research and advocacy.
The report highlights critical challenges facing children's hospitals today - challenges the Association is striving to address and that should be of concern to everyone who wants to make sure children's hospitals are there for their children and for all children.
The "Clinical Care" chapter of the report highlights Michael Harrison, MD, and his colleagues at the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Children's Hospital, and the lifesaving surgery they provided for one family's baby, now an energetic, healthy 5-year-old girl.
The Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Children's Hospital is a world leader in diagnosing and treating birth defects. Under the direction of Harrison, professor of surgery and pediatrics, UCSF was the first in the world to successfully perform open fetal surgery in 1981.
All Children Need Children's Hospitals - Clinical Care
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI), July 2007
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