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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur opens OPTIonS Clinic

Le Bonheur’s Outpatient Pediatric Treatment for Intersex States (OPTIonS) Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic that combines pediatric endocrinology, urology, psychology, psychiatry and genetic counseling, led by Dana Giel, MD, is in full swing. The clinic participates in the Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Translational Research Network (DSD-TRN) - a multicenter collaborative group working to improve children and families with DSD.

Le Bonheur earns Leapfrog Group’s Top Children’s Hospital award 

Le Bonheur was named a Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group in late 2017 for its quality and safety efforts. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. Le Bonheur was one of 10 children’s hospitals to earn the honor. Qualifications for the award include low infection rates, high quality on high-risk procedures and lower readmission rates.

Study finds black children face higher risk of death post surgery

A recent study from Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center -- Race, Preoperative Risk Factors, and Death After Surgery -- has found that black children are more than twice as likely to die following surgery than white children and suggests a race-specific model to predict surgical outcomes. The study is published in the February 2018 issue of Pediatrics.

The researchers found a higher prevalence of risk factors for black children that include ventilator use, oxygen support, wound infections, transfusions and neonatal status. They suggest that race-specific models could more accurately identify patients at high risk for death following surgery, as compared with models that examine all races grouped together and that interventions to decrease risks of death after surgery be tested within the context of race-specific risk strata to reduce the surgical mortality rate in black children.

New urgent care open in East Memphis

Le Bonheur will open a new urgent care center at 100 N. Humphreys Blvd. in East Memphis in the beginning of February. The clinic will be open Monday-Thursday from 6-10 p.m. and hopes to expand those hours to include weekends in the near future. The location will also extend the walk-in hours for X-ray during the same hours.

Cohen selected as RSNA Visiting Professor

Harris L. Cohen, MD, radiologist-in-chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, has been selected as an international visiting professor for the Radiological Society of North America’s International Visiting Professor (IVP) Program.

He will spend two weeks with a team of two other radiologists who will speak at the country’s annual radiology convention. Beginning in April, he will provide lectures and imaging team consultations and hands-on education for three departments and residency programs in three cities in Bosnia.