A multi-institutional study shows that mandatory flu vaccines for healthcare workers improve vaccination rates by as much as 30 percent and reduce absenteeism during critical periods by about six percent. Further, vaccinated healthcare workers had a 30 percent reduction in absenteeism compared to non-vaccinated healthcare workers overall. Children’s Colorado was one of the hospitals that mandated the flu vaccine during the trial.
The published study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases is the culmination of approximately three years of scientific research to better understand this condition. The rapid progress is in part due to a unique partnership on Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus, in which the front-line clinicians were able to move extremely quickly from clinical observation and alerting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to laboratory studies to investigate the relationship between EV-D68 and AFM.
On Friday, Feb. 16, Children’s Colorado patients and team members joined a team from GE Johnson Construction Company, its sub-contractors and hospital leaders raised a steel beam on the final and highest floor of the future Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs.
The Mental Health Youth Action Board (YAB) at Children’s Colorado is collecting youth mental health stories and artwork for the creation of a book that can offer an encouraging and normalizing experience to all who read it.
Children’s Colorado and RxRevu are partnering to help prescribers better meet children's health needs by seamlessly incorporating antimicrobial-stewardship best practices into prescribers’ decision-making processes.
The Centers for Disease Control launched their third phase of a multistate study on autism. Along with partners, Children's Colorado researchers will help identify factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Our researchers are using the phenomenon of “fetal regeneration” to improve wound healing for adults and children alike. Ken Liechty, MD, has observed that the fetal response to injury results in regeneration of injured tissue or “perfect healing.”
Two-year grant brings together community organizations to create universal psychosocial, developmental, and maternal well-being screenings to identify and respond to underlying needs—before children experience negative long-term consequences.
Our physicians were again recognized for their continued commitment to care for children in the southern Colorado region. Their dedication to excellence makes a difference in the lives of our team and children every day.