Clinical Care Resources

Published On 01/03/2013

Antimicrobial Stewardship

The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is a growing threat to patient safety and public health. In order to thwart the potential spread of drug-resistant organisms, health care leaders must prioritize careful management of antibiotic use. In 2011, Le Bonheur implemented an antimicrobial stewardship program to improve patient care, outcomes and safety.

Learn more about our antimicrobial stewardship program

Asthma Education

Asthma is the most common diagnosis at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. We admit nearly 1,200 kids each year with the disease – and have one the lowest asthma readmission rates in the country, compared to other freestanding children’s hospitals. We’re constantly striving to learn more about the disease and advance the discussion and treatment of asthma through our own research. Now, we are working to improve the quality of life for our asthma patients through a competitive $2.9 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Learn more about our program, called CHAMP (Changing High-Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership).

View additional online asthma education resources.

Consumer Quality Report

Our goal of clinical excellence is part of our quest to be one of the best healthcare organizations in the country. The Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Public Quality Report shows the performance of our hospital on several nationally recognized quality indicators important to children’s healthcare.While measuring ourselves against national standards, we keep quarterly report cards to monitor our progress and improvements. Hospital staff focuses on these goals to see where improvement is needed.

Safety Notices (PDF)

Formula Conversion Charts

Effective May 1, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare will use a new purchasing vendor, Health Purchasing Group, which will result in a new formulary for both pediatric and adult formula. Formula conversion charts are also available at hospital nursing communication stations. Questions should be directed to the service line dietitians or to the dietitian on call, accessible through the Le Bonheur operator.

Virology Laboratory

Le Bonheur Children's and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center strive, through our research efforts in the Virology Laboratory, to discover new knowledge and better ways to deliver care to our patients.

Our staff of highly skilled professionals provides laboratory services to the hospital and clinics. Our personnel work with you to facilitate specimen collection, handling and transport, to select the most appropriate test(s), to interpret test results and to provide diagnostic advice.

View the current viral identifications from the clinical virology lab.