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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur welcomes neuropsychologist

Jessica Pliego, PhD, joined Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute as a neuropsychologist after completing her postdoctoral pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado. She also has a doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology from Texas A&M University with a specialization in Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Outpatient rehab develops new service model around evidence-based principles

Le Bonheur's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services has implemented improvements to physical, occupational and speech-language therapy. The Episodic Care Model includes more engagement from daily caregivers and family, individualized therapy frequency and timing and sustained change through therapeutic daily routines. To learn more, visit

Quality team wins Performance Excellence award to antibiotic stewardship

Le Bonheur's quality team recently won a Methodist Healthcare system award for antibiotic stewardship for reducing broad spectrum antibiotic use by 64 percent hospital-wide and 96 percent in the NICU. Le Bonheur continues to work to combat antibiotic resistance throughout the hospital.

Le Bonheur begins search for next President and CEO

Le Bonheur has engaged national firm Witt/Kieffer to search for the next President and CEO of Le Bonheur Children's. A new leader is expected to be in place in 2019. Earlier this year, current President and CEO Meri Armour announced that she will retire in 2019. Armour has led the hospital since 2006, and under her direction Le Bonheur has received many accolades including ranking in eight categories in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Armour will remain at Le Bonheur until her replacement is chosen.

Le Bonheur allergy fellow wins national ACAAI competition

Anita Sivam, MD, won first place in the Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Bowl Competition held during the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Meeting. The competition is between allergy/immunology fellows from programs around the nation who compete to answer a variety of questions posed by an expert panel.