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Pediatric Innovators Look to Take Patient Care to Next Level

By Karlynn Wells Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio — UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital may not be the biggest children’s hospital in the world, but the ideas and innovations that come out of out there have a widespread impact.

  • For the past ten years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital hosted “Pediatric Innovation Day,” giving clinicians and hospital staff the opportunity to submit an idea that would improve patient care
  • The top 3 innovations receive $5,000 to help make their ideas come to life
  • This year’s Pediatric Innovation Day competition received over 20 submissions

“Some of the things that have come out of our children’s hospital has impacted every single patient, literally on the planet,” said Claudia Hoyen, director of pediatric innovation.

For the past ten years, the hospital has hosted “Pediatric Innovation Day,” giving clinicians and hospital staff the opportunity to submit an idea that would improve patient care.

“We know that within our organization, it’s those front-line people that know what the problem is and they know how to fix it. And so, we’ve got to get those ideas from those people. And then we also have to support them to get them done,” said Claudia Hoyen, director of pediatric innovation.

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